A Look Back on Propel Workshop 2014
This past week, I had the extreme pleasure of working (and playing!) in a gorgeous private residence in Hancock Park, where I got to live out my life-long dream of running a Bed & Breakfast for Propel 2014. We cooked, and cleaned, and organized an amazing learning experience for all in attendance. I am so lucky and thankful that I, once again, get to be a part of such an amazing group of creative participants, and colleagues.
Not only did Caroline Tran teach our fabulous Propellers, but we all got to learn from each other as well. They traveled from near and far to attend this workshop, and I have to say, one of my favorite part about Propel is getting to know each and everyone in attendance; and having this particular workshop be all female-well, it was like a slumber party 24/7!
After the workshop, I spent this weekend thinking about my career in event planning. For the past 10 years, I have been creating events for countless clients, and I have to say… I’m pretty darn good at it! But I’ve never seen my job as just an event producer, I am also a relationship builder, a adviser, a creator and so much more. I’ve always felt like my work was more than planning but never knew how to explain it. These past few days at Propel help me understand it for myself. It was good for my soul!
As any event planner will tell you, the best skills you can posses to successfully execute an event/experience is creativity and organization. I’d like to add the ability to be personal and make connections to client’s goals and needs are also important skills to identify, I often feel like this is overlooked in many events. For me, this experience is not just about learning and running a successful event, it is about giving all in attendance a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to truly show who they are, and for me to build this inspiring and caring community that makes all feel welcome and important. The experience for Propel is not for just one person; it is for all the participants and the vendors, and without them, there would be no workshop.
Establishing an event atmosphere is easy, but building a Propel community, takes much more time and much more thought. I am grateful for my team to have been part of this creation!
Thank you Propel Ladies
- Caroline Tran, our sweet and talented leader
- Amy Malizia
- Brittany Morgan
- Catherine Guidry
- Celine Chhuon
- Cheryl Underwood
- Irene Cole
- Marina Sandoval
- Marsais Urban
- Roberta Smilingyte
- Shannon Duggan
- Souvanny Philavong
Post Published on October 28, 2014.