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Green Dream Launch Pad Course – August

Submitted by on July 7, 2011 – 3:15 pm

Find out how to use your raw potential, your key strengths and those skills you’ve accumulated to create your green dreams.

Meet once a week at 6pm, for ninety minutes, online, from anywhere in the world, to dream, design, strategise and launch your very own green dream.  Plus watch online videos, team up with fellow green dreamers, find a mentor and dream your way into a new or improved green project, business or career.

Course Starts: August 8th, 100% online.

You know you can have it all.  You dream of being of great service to the planet, whilst also enjoying strong financial and spiritual wealth within a vibrant, healthy, green community.  So how about we get started?

The Green Dream Launch Pad Course: how to pin-point, design, and begin the career of your green dreams.

Time commitment: one Monday evening class per week, for one month.

What legacy will you leave behind?

The Green Dream Launch Pad course starts this August! Join us now, here’s what you’ll gain:

  • Walk away from this course with a Green Dream Launch pad book detailing the strategy you will use to create your very own green career or project;
  • Get clear about the power of the Law of Attraction and how you can use it for the good of the planet and your community;
  • Find out how to attract a mentor who will stick around to guide you to reach higher than you dreamed was possible
  • Create a public presentation that will enable you to shine as you actively seek the support, collaboration and opportunities that you know are out there;
  • Spend a month of Monday evenings (depending on where you live around the planet) within a highly supportive, encouraging, positive, optimistic online group culture;
  • Clarify exactly what your core strengths and passions are so that you can beam them at the planet, super green hero style;
  • Work confidentially within a vibrant, optimistic group to truly, deeply identify your heart’s desire as an eco-worker and make it happen;
  • Set clear, specific, measurable and highly exciting green goals, including a clear three month strategy for your post-graduate phase of this course;
  • Buddy up with an equally strong, passionate person who will support you unconditionally as you step way beyond your comfort zone;
  • Dream big and expansive with a group of equally passionate eco-change makers;
  • Dare to step up and declare your green goal to selected members of your community in a well structured, professional manner;
  • Depart this course with a clear career path ahead of you, including three months of group support within a private facebook page and a ‘course buddy’;
  • Set yourself up to become an established ‘green-expert’ in your field.

Course tutor: Charlotte Squire (BA SocPol and Politics), founder of the positive, green website www.happyzine.co.nz, New Zealand based positive social and environmental change maker. Charlotte has spent the past decade working for and writing about some of the world’s greenest organisations (including the Green Party, Green Peace, and BIO-GRO).  Most recently, she co-established Wild Energy (international green energy design competition) and Dream2Reality (one year’s mentoring for one green dreamer).  She is currently promoting her new ebook ‘Ten Ways to Chillax and Have Fun As You Live Your Green Dreams’ and running the most heart warming Green Dream courses ever.  Charlotte fuses a decade of experience in personal growth (NVC, Zen meditation, Re-Evaluation Counseling) with a decade of research, writing and project management in the field of positive green change to offer a multi-dimensional course that touches upon the academic and intellectual, the spiritual, the physical, and the emotional.  See more info about Charlotte here.

Guest tutors: Dr Sean Weaver, Founder of Ekodo and international environment protection agent.  And Majora Carter – Activist for Environmental Justice – watch Majora’s awe inspiring talk on the world-renowned Ted.com. Sean and Majora have each agreed to personally answer students questions via video.

Course investment: Early bird price (runs until July 29th): NZ$250; OR $300 until August 8th.  Monthly payment plan available.

Registration and payment: Students are required to pay in full, or arrange payment plan before course begins. People with New Zealand bank accounts can  can deposit their course fee into bank account:  38-9006-0747456-00.  Or email charlotte@happyzine.co.nz for a paypal invoice.

Course starts: August 8th, 2011 – one evening per week for four weeks required of students (plus homework).  Course ends August 29th.

Number on course: Fifteen to twenty people

Email: charlotte@happyzine.co.nz with your inquiries

Welcome to the next stage of your career path – welcome to your part in the green economy.

“Move slowly,

When I heard about the green dreams launch pad course, my personal life was in a bit of a turmoil to say the least. Lingering thoughts of my green dreams were overshadowed by wanting to get my personal life on track. After encouragement from Charlotte “Nothing happens without reason.” I decided to take the course. I couldn’t have made a better decision.  Meeting the others, encouraged to let my thoughts go and think big green dreams, has helped me to see how I would like the world and my life to look like.  Charlotte is truely amazing in providing support and reassurance to stick to your dreams: “One step at a time”, “Follow your heart” and “Trust the process”. After the course I feel I have made the first steps to rediscover myself and over time realise my big green dream for transforming urban transport: “Move slowly and you get there!”. Willemijn Vermaat, Green Dreams Course participant, 2011.

“The Green Dream Launch Pad course has introduced me to other wonderful green dreamers and to the wise, empathetic and inspirational Charlotte. The course has provided me with strategies to pursue and see my green dream all the way through. I often have what I think are “good ideas” but never have the courage to see them through – this course and the support from Charlotte and encouragement from my fellow green dreamers has changed that because of the enthusiasm everyone has for my idea and also all the practical advice the course as provided.” Sarah Pritchett, Green Dreams Course participant, 2011.

“It has been really good to do the green dream course with Charlotte, wonderful encouragement, insightful, very helpful structure to get things going and the support of a group of like minded green dreamers is priceless! I heartily recommend it!”  Gee Heijneman, Green Dream Course participant, 2011.

“It was just what I needed and I got so much out of it, far more than I had imagined beforehand. The strong positive encouragement and emphasis on self belief really helped …” Rebecca Toon, New Zealand – Course participant, 2010.

“Charlotte Squire is one of the most positive, enthusiastic people I know.” Anna LakemanMentor Client, 2011.

Useful podcast: Listen to Charlotte Squire’s recent half-hour radio interview on Fresh FM where she talks about Happyzine, her history as a green dreamer, and the Green Dream Launch Pad Course.  Note: though Charlotte refers to the May Green Dream Launch Pad Course in this interview, the same information applies to the June course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you please tell me how it works online – do we do it by skype? Or…? Just wondering how it is interactive? S’cuse my technological ignorance!

It works online via videos that I post up for you to watch in your own time.  We’re also using a private facebook group within which we’ll be talking right through the month and encouraging each other.  I will be asking students to ‘buddy up’ with one person, and each ‘couple’ will be asked to have a skype or phone chat once a week.  Oh and one more thing – students will also be supported to find one or more mentors to guide them into the future.   So the course is designed to inform, inspire and build community.

I don’t have a complete idea for a green career/business but know I do want to create my next career step in that direction….do I need to have something defined to do this course?

The fact that you don’t have a complete idea for a green career/business is PERFECT.  I devote most of the first session to this very issue – to helping people clarify their passions and strengths and working out how they could apply them in service of the planet.

I’m wondering though, perhaps I can attend from Australia, it all depends on how much time and which days I need to be available online. Is it a specific day of the week? And for how long during that day?

It’s only an hour and a half each week online – so here in NZ we meet 6pm – which means we all sign into an online forum.  So depending on where you’re based in Australia, you can join us at the same time, and we’ll process the information we’re working with.  So before each session I send you links to online videos I’ve recorded, none of them are longer than ten minutes, plus I put up notes for you to read at your leisure.

I think the thing that takes the longest on the course is your process of dreaming, thinking, defining and designing your unique green dream.  And that’s something you can do anytime, anywhere.  My job is to encourage, and facilitate your process of defining and launching your green project.  I just use a few tools to help along the way that have been proven to help eg  SMART goal setting – where we create specific time bound goals.

This course is designed to work around people with busy lives.

I want to participate in the above course but can only pay through VISA.  Is that a possibility for you?

Absolutely, we accept VISA via paypal.  I’ll send you an invoice and it’s an easy, simple, automated process to pay and join up.

How is the course organised?

The structure of the course is:

Week one: Dream – introduction, how the law of attraction will support your green dream, blue sky brainstorming
Week two: Design – setting specific, measurable goals
Week three: Strategise – finding a mentor, getting clear about financial goals
Week four: Launch – developing project presentations for target communities

Still have questions?  Email me: charlotte@happyzine.co.nz

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