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Even the best job in the world has its fair shares of struggles, so don't struggle alone! Let's dig deep together and shoulder the daily challenges of celebrant life together. Hosted by, Claire Bradford and Natasha Johnson, the co-directors of awesomeness at the Celebrants Collective, each episode is bursting at the seams with useful tips and advice on everything from running your celebrant business to growing in confidence as a professional celebrant. Subscribe, listen, enjoy and review!
 
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In this latest episode, Claire and Natasha chat about celebrant awards and take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to industry awards. They chat about their own experiences of awards, as entrants and judges and the emotional rollercoaster that awards can take you on. They also discuss the nature of awards in general and how they…
 
In this episode, we welcome back Heidi Thompson from Evolve Your Wedding Business as she shows celebrants why marketing your business without a plan is a recipe for disaster. Heidi's no-nonsense plan of action will help you to have a better understanding of your own marketing needs, where you're going wrong and how you can put it right. And don't b…
 
In this episode, Claire gets to grill Natasha! You'll hear all about Natasha's idyllic childhood which set her on course for celebrancy and how she took the leap into the celebrant world itself. From London to Mexico to Spain, you'll find out what drives Natasha to do what she does and what she's really passionate about when it comes to being a cel…
 
In this latest episode Natasha puts her old BBC journalist hat back on as she interviews co-host Claire. From the hot-seat, Claire shares a slice of her past, her life pre being a celebrant and how much of her past life is still very relevant now as a celebrant. She even gives advice to her newly trained self! Claire also chats industry stuff too, …
 
In this solo hosted episode, Claire pulls out all of the stops on a mission to help you become your own biggest cheerleader. As celebrants we can have a lot of hurdles in front of us when it comes to developing and growing our celebrant business, but often one of the biggest hurdles is OUR SELF! Claire takes a look at how we get in our own way and …
 
In this solo-hosted episode, Natasha takes a look at what happens when clients want a simple, fuss-free, stripped back ceremony. As celebrants we can be so focused on adding all the bells and whistles that panic can kick in when clients want the exact opposite of this. During this episode, Natasha busts some myths about simple ceremonies and gives …
 
In this jam-packed episode, Claire speaks to award-winning funeral celebrant and grief trainer Rosalie Kuyvenhoven about all things funeral. They discuss the discrepancies between the way that funerals are perceived and the actual realities of funerals. They look at creativity within funeral work, the growing trend of Zoom funerals and the rise in …
 
When it comes to marketing your celebrant business, if you want to and if you have the means to, you could spend a ton of money on it! But not everyone wants to or has the means to! In this episode, Claire and Natasha navigate the ins and outs of paid marketing - everything from directories to Facebook ads, to help you think about how to pick the r…
 
In this episode, Claire and Natasha go deep as they explore the long-lasting effects of Covid-19 and the pandemic and how it has affected us on both a human and celebrant level. They also look forward to a post-covid future and what lessons as celebrants we'll be taking with us.By The Celebrants Collective
 
In this latest episode of the second series, Claire and Natasha pull back the curtains at the Celebrants Collective and take a look behind the scenes at everything that's been going on over the last year. From expanding the Collective to building a celebrant community online, we chat about what makes us tick as celebrants and what downright gets on…
 
In this latest episode, Natasha answers a question submitted by a Celebrant Survival Podcast listener on the subject of how to dress as a celebrant for your ceremonies. An awesome question, right? One which Natasha has answered in her usual Natasha-ristic way. Find out why she thinks everyone needs to stop having opinions on how celebrants dress an…
 
In this episode, Natasha looks at what happens when your dream couple, who ticks all the boxes and who you quickly bond with, does't go ahead and book you! It sucks, right? But believe it or not, rejection is a very healthy, normal part of the celebrant booking process and Natasha gives some tips on how to reframe the rejection and get over it quic…
 
In this episode, Natasha looks at how the coronavirus pandemic will affect celebrants and the celebrant industry. From how celebrants work, to how the growth of the industry will be affected, there is not one celebrant who hasn't been or won't be affected by this pandemic.By Natasha Johnson
 
In this episode, Natasha takes a look at both the business and the ceremonial side of doing wedding rehearsals for your clients. She looks at the pros and cons of rehearsals and whether wedding celebrants should be offering rehearsals as standard, as an option or not at all! And for those who do run rehearsals, Natasha looks at how you factor them …
 
In this episode, Natasha helps you to look ahead to how you want to end this final quarter of 2019? Have you even thought about it yet? Well, if not, don't worry, this episode is for you. It's never too late to set intentions and put goals into place, but before you do that you need to take a moment to look ahead and decide how you want to feel whe…
 
In this episode, Natasha not only invents new words, but she delves deep into the hows and whys of celebrant business confidence and spills the beans on how gaining business confidence is the key to moving your business forward as a celebrant and reaching the levels of success that you want. Check out this page for more on celebrant business confid…
 
In this episode Natasha shares her four top tips for maximum sanity on social media. There is no doubt that social media has revolutionised the way we market ourselves and our business. Clients now have more ways than ever to come across us and engage with us before booking and more ways to get in touch too! But on the flip-side of this, social med…
 
In this episode, Natasha digs even deeper into the things that she has learnt during her 12 years as a celebrant, the things that she touched on in episode 13. From experiencing a lack of confidence, epic fails, crappy days and crappy people, this episode explores common themes that ALL celebrants and officiants experience at one time or another.…
 
In this episode, Natasha shares her own celebrant journey and looks back on some of the things she's learnt over her twelve years as a celebrant. Everyone has a different path but many experiences are common ones and sometimes hearing what others have done is the inspiration or kick up the butt that you need to get yourself where you want to be! Li…
 
In this episode, Natasha tackles another weighty and controversial subject - the idea that there are TOO many celebrants. Are there really too many celebrants and how many is too many? She also looks at what effect a saturated market might have on other celebrants and gives advice of ways to look at the 'situation' differently.…
 
In this episode Natasha explores the idea of ceremony script-writing and how much emphasis we place on its importance for our role as a celebrant. She looks at how scripting for ceremonies has become such an important element in the creation of ceremony, that it might possible overshadow everything else that goes into creating a ceremony. Tune into…
 
In this episode, Natasha talks about all things related to money that we as Celebrants don't talk about enough. From setting prices, sticking to prices, raising prices, to having the confidence to talk proudly and passionately about what you charge and why. We celebrants are sometimes our worst enemy! Listen now for some top tips on building up you…
 
In this episode, to gently ease into 2019, Natasha selects three of her favourite life and business quotes, breaks them down and shows how you can use their sentiments to focus your mind for a solid year ahead. You can have all the software, technology, the talent, enthusiasm and passion in place, but if your mindset is not your strongest asset, th…
 
In this episode, Natasha looks at how to carry out a full review of your Celebrant business, but more importantly why you should be doing it at all. It's all good and well to make plans for the year ahead but how can you make plans for the future without looking at how your business has faired in the recent past and present? Natasha looks at how to…
 
It can be a real worry when you notice that the number of bookings you have, appear to be less than your previous year, or for the same period of time in a previous year. Or you could be a new Celebrant who is worried about the number of bookings or lack of bookings received, especially when you’re not reaching the targets that you set. Particularl…
 
Websites, websites, websites - it’s all we talk about nowadays, isn’t it? But, let’s be fair, it’s for a pretty damn good reason! Websites rule, right? And frankly speaking, if anyone wants to get anywhere in whatever business they happen to be in, their website is where they will want to focus a lot of their attention, the place which all avenues …
 
In episode five of the Celebrant Survival Podcast, Natasha looks at how pricing is an area which affects all Celebrants no matter their experience and she goes through four no-nos that Celebrants should avoid when it comes to pricing. Pricing is something which is extremely important as a Celebrant, yet some Celebrants dislike getting into complica…
 
Whilst as Celebrants we understand the expense that goes into holding a celebratory event, whether it's a wedding, funeral, baby-naming or other service, being asked to reduce our price does create a potentially awkward start to a working relationship. Everyone has their reasons for why they ask for a discount and sometimes there is not a simple re…
 
In episode 3, of the Celebrant Survival Podcast, Natasha talks about about the topic of professional career development for Celebrants. She looks at the different ways that we can get onboard with ongoing career development, from informal routes to more formalised training and the benefits of them all. And also why it’s so important to undergo some…
 
It’s not a secret that the Celebrant profession is a growing one. What’s not to love about the amazing job that we have? And so with its growth, we need to take onboard new techniques to make ourselves stand out from the crowds. In this episode Natasha looks at Why it is essential to market yourself as your ‘ authentic self.’ How to get couples to …
 
In our inaugural episode of the Celebrant Survival Podcast, with an eye on the new year ahead, Professional Celebrant Natasha Johnson looks at five top tips forgetting your business year off to an awesome start. She looks at why you have to look back before you can look forward Why a business plan isn’t a plan until it’s down on paper How to make s…
 
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