The BIO Connect workshops in its fifth month running this year have been an astounding success. The workshops are an extension of a broader social entrepreneurship vision, Bloom Inside Out (BIO) a purpose and vision orientated social enterprise platform with an ethos etched in people (particularly women & youth) empowerment. Bloom Inside Out was founded by seasoned KZN businesswoman, social entrepreneur, business coach and speaker Ms. Nokuthula (Nox) Luthuli under the Bloom Marketing umbrella.
BIO Connect is a platform that has predominantly seen women come together, connect and deliberate over ranging issues pertaining to self-development and actualization of life goals. Essentially, the BIO Connect workshops are geared towards inspiring and empowering women to effectively and successfully pursue and attain their goals and aspirations; propelling them to proactively unlocking their will and power to prosper.
“My passion has always been women and youth empowerment- whom we touch and inspire through the Fort40Forthy initiative. I believe that an educated and empowered woman is a powerful woman/youth and the BIO Connect sessions are constructed as such that they make women and youth want to make the shift, to disrupt, elevate and progress towards their desired goals and dreams.” said founder and workshop facilitator Ms Luthuli.
“We held our first BIO Connect pilot workshops in the last quarter of twenty sixteen. The current instalments were born from the success of the pilots. Our target market quickly bought into the concept and eight months later we are effectively a social enterprise and a movement gaining momentum.” She continued.
To kick-start the New Year and launch women into their journey of true self-actualization and unlocking their full potential, the first BIO Connect workshop in February was themed around Goal Setting and Vision. Here women were introduced to the concept of creating and fulfilling their visions. All instalments of BIO Connect thereafter have thus far successfully covered and delivered on topics around Leadership, Inner Power and Purpose, which are all critical traits in the journey to success and self-actualization.
The instalments of BIO Connect workshops for the remainder of the year will gear towards equipping participants with practical advice and strategic knowledge on Personal Branding and how to profile and promote a skill in order to garner commercial activity. The next BIO Connect workshop is on Thursday, 15 June at the resident BIO Connect venue, Audacia Manor boutique hotel in Morningside.