Online Training for Businesses

Ongoing support for your business, through online workshops and customized topics, is available with Being Tea. Under my monthly membership service hosted on Patreon, I offer private Business Tier options catered to your needs.

Your staff can participate in any of the regularly offered group classes each month, plus we can collaborate on private workshops just for you. I make special consideration for small businesses in terms of pricing, as my mission is to make quality tea education accessible for everyone who needs it.

New classes are released every month, by the way, plus members receive access to the 2018’s “beta year” class archive.

Contact me for questions and details; pricing is based on business size and number of employees who need access.

On Location Training & Projects

One of the things I love most about my work is being with clients in their own native environment – outside the classroom, with their equipment and space and unique considerations. This is where the real work of making tea come to life happens for businesses involved in tea!

I’ve worked on location with folks everywhere from Seattle to Miami, New York to Austin, Nashville to the Bay Area. Even internationally, including Berlin (photo in header), Krakow, Ankara, Seoul.

When you book Being Tea for a visit, the time is yours to use however you need. Often, we’ll do several workshops together. I also include open time for problem solving for you, program development, coaching and research. You could book just a few days, or even several weeks or months. I’ve literally lived on location for clients, so it’s completely up to whatever your unique tea project requires.

Two key components of my on location work include SENSORY SKILLS WORKSHOPS and TRAIN THE TRAINER.

Got questions? Wondering how this all works? Get in touch and let’s chat!

Private Tutoring

Did you know I also offer private tutoring? This is ideal for folks enrolled in a certification program who would like some personal coaching for filling in gaps, or who just want to study a part of their program more deeply.

In my experience and based on feedback I’ve heard many times over the years, certification programs often go deep on details, but thin on time in any single area. Cupping and brewing mechanics are usually the lightest areas for time, so working with a tutor can be tremendously helpful to tie some of those loose ends together.

I’ve also tutored industry newcomers, new sales or customer service staff members, and tea enthusiasts. Think of me as your personal tea coach!

Sessions may be ongoing or focused into a limited term series, such as 4-8 weeks. Generally sessions are online, but depending on availability and location, we could also work in person. Got questions about how to get started, or if your needs would be a good fit? Reach out to me anytime and let’s chat about your needs.

Train the Trainer

In Being Tea’s Train the Trainer workshops, students learn how to transfer their knowledge of tea into a living educational program – one that sustainably supports business growth, career path development, original creativity and genuine love of learning. This may be just to have the ability to teach a basic Tea 101 course, or something more complex such as mentoring participants over the long term. Ideal for staff trainers, managers, and senior leads, as well as for businesses with high turnover who need in-house support for ongoing training needs.

Train the Trainer leads clients toward self-empowerment in their knowledge, able to lead and inspire their staff in the way that makes sense for their operational needs.

All teacher training courses are inclusive and designed to support trainees who self-identify at any point along introversion/extroversion. There are none of the typical public speaking drills in this program! My training style supports full sensory learning experiences. Courses are interactive in nature and include live teach-back exercises for trainees to their class peers. All courses are supportive of your own personality and self-expression, designed to allow your natural training leader to come through.