How will celebrants and the celebrant industry change after coronavirus?

By Natasha Johnson

April 21, 2020

celebrant industry, celebrant podcasts, celebrant training

When it comes to being a positive person, I’d say I’m an eight on a scale of one to ten. I do always try to look on the bright side and try to be a glass-is-half-full type of person. But at the same time, I’m not so positively positive that I can’t stop any other feelings from getting to me, from time to time. 

I still feel fear, and worry and frustration and uncertainty and there are some days where I feel anything but positive. But to be honest, I think this is fairly normal. In my book, anyone who is seemingly positive and cheerful all day long is not living in the real world!

I pride myself on being somebody who keeps it real. Whether it’s dealing with my wedding couples or helping my celebrant members and mentees. I am somebody who speaks honestly and truthfully (but nicely, may I add) and I don’t always make everything seem like it’s better than it really is. I don’t like to make things glossier or big things up more than they need. Or only tell people things that they want to hear. I’m not that person. 

But what I do like to do is to have honest and open conversations. I offer help and solutions. I offer my experience and wisdom. My advice and support. I show and tell celebrants what I know, what I feel and I leave it to them to do with it what they will, what they can, whilst I cheerlead from the sides.

And this is the very place where I have come from in my latest episode of the Celebrant Survival Podcast, where I look at how celebrants and the celebrant industry will change after the coronavirus. You’ll note that I’ve maintained some positivism, but on the whole, my outlook is a realistic one. 

I’d like to think that this episode takes an honest look at the future of our industry, at our future as celebrants and how this pandemic has and will affect us going forward. How it will affect us as individuals and as a community.

I promise, it’s not all doom and gloom and in fact you might be surprised by the many good things that I think will come out of this. And as in my normal typical style, there’s always a dose of humour thrown in with the realism.

One more thing before I go, I’m now recording episode 22 of the CSP. I love this podcast and I love that others love the podcast as much as I do. I would love to hear from you about the podcast and how you listen to and enjoy it. Please, please, please consider leaving a review and a rating on whatever platform you listen to the podcast on. Thank you!

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About the author 

Natasha Johnson

Natasha is the founder and co-director of awesomeness at the Celebrants Collective, with her business wife, Claire Bradford. When she's not overseeing celebrant development and supporting the hell out of their members, she can be found drinking fabulous Spanish wine, dancing to Beyoncé and hanging out on her veg patch, sometimes all at the same time. She lives in Malaga, Spain with her two favourite humans, three dogs, eight chickens and two giant African snails. (Don't ask!)

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