Connie's Workshop & Speaking Bio
Connie Buchanan was a school teacher for 20 years before she decided to completely change careers. Her decision to become a full-time groomer was sealed by her enjoyment of breeding and showing Champion Standard Poodles. In 2006, she purchased her first mobile trailer and called her business Zoom Zoom Groom. Her small business on wheels, located in Regina SK, grew to three mobiles and in 2009 she added an “IN” Salon.
To date, her business has expanded to include a large Salon employing 18 staff members, the addition of a feline grooming / boarding division, named PreZoomably Cats: Feline Groomz & Roomz, and a Saskatchewan Registered Vocation School: Apex Academy of Professional Grooming & Animal Arts, that enables students across Canada to become Canine or Feline Stylists. She is a Certified Feline Master Groomer and she is a Canadian Certifier for the National Cat Groomer's Institute. Her passion is pets, and her fulfillment and gratification comes from making all dogs and cats shine in their health & beauty!
ONE DAY CAT GROOMING WORKSHOP
This workshop will provide an introduction to the world of cat grooming, or for those who already groom cats an opportunity to learn more productive techniques and skills. Are you nervous about cat grooming? Have you wondered about adding cat grooming to your dog grooming business? Would you like to be able to market your cat grooming business so you can get top dollar? Is it a career you are interested in, but you are nervous about it?
LECTURES AND DEMO'S
- Introduction to Cat Grooming
- Feline Temperament/ Assessment/ Handling
- Grooming Requirements
- Breeds and Colors
- Building a Cat Grooming Business
- Expanding Your Dog Grooming Business to Include Cat Grooming
- The Differences Between Cat Grooming And Dog Grooming
- Connie will demo a live cat grooming
Connie will come to your area to provide a full day of exciting education in the Cat Grooming world!
“HOW DID I END UP HERE? I SAID I’D NEVER GROOM CATS!”
How Grooming Cats Has Become One of the BEST Business Decisions I Have EVER Made!
I am so over-the-top excited to have the opportunity to share with you my journey to cat grooming and how it has become one of my best business decisions. In this seminar, we will take a serious look at the cat grooming business- analyzing the pros and cons, evaluating the business (income) opportunities (whether it be as a separate grooming business or one in combination with dog grooming), eliminating fears and negative paradigms of feline grooming through education and the sharing of techniques, and most of all recognizing the absolute need from a feline’s health perspective for these services to be available to the cat owning public! If you are one of those groomers like me, who said “I’d never groom a cat”, or someone who is thinking about the possibilities, this seminar is for you! Together we will claw our way through the world of feline grooming and have fun and laughs too! How can you not laugh at the narcissistic nature of the cat?
WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE BEING A WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR
What an amazing ride life is! If we don't learn from our mistakes, we can never celebrate our successes! In this seminar Connie discusses 10 key secrets to becoming an entrepreneurial beast! We all have self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that creep up on us when we are most vulnerable. Connie will help you to recognize your negative stories and give you strategies to transform them to a reality you only dreamed of! She will encourage you to listen to your desires and become who YOU are- being specific on what and why you desire "IT" and how you plan to achieve "IT". Trust your instincts, don't wait until tomorrow, be resilient, and most of all, give to the universe what you wish in return!