The global pandemic, devastating as it is, has created many exciting new opportunities for wellness practitioners and business owners.
One of the most exciting opportunities is the mainstream acceptance of online coaching and therapy platforms and South Africa is blessed with some of the best homegrown platforms.
Here’s a brief introduction to Connectable Life shared by Jess Mostert their Business Relations Manager.
If you are looking for a new avenue to promote and grow your wellness business check them out. There are no sign-up fees to list your services. You set your own fees and Connectable Life will retain a percentage of this as commission.
Who would have thought that this is what the world would become when we started on this venture in September 2019? We thought it was a great idea then, and we still think so now. So holding thumbs!
Simply put, we are a MIND, BODY and WELLNESS platform. We strongly believe in the link between mind and body as well as wellness over illness. We see too often that people only nurture one aspect of themselves and wonder why the situation hasn’t changed. We are also from a small town with no specialists, which means that if anyone needs any form of help and/or therapy- they do not get it. We were discussing this over a cup of coffee one day and decided to do something about it- and hence, Connectable Life!
We are both moms; I have two sons and Stacey has four. Between us and our friends, there have been so many desperate calls to specialists as we/they try to juggle our/their work and family life with no accessible help nearby.
Connectable Life is a portal that allows clients to find you, book with you and consult with you. It all happens on our website through a built-in webcam. We believe that this will combat the reasons why people don’t seek help- time, availability, cost and stigma.
Our goal is to make healthcare convenient and a norm for everyone and accessible to anyone. Our hope is to highlight the value of wellness over illness and that there is strength in reaching out for help, even when we don’t think we need it.
Notes from Di-Di:
Pros: Jess and her team have done an exceptional job and the pros of signing up at Connectable Life far outweigh the cons. Especially when you have idle time in your coaching schedule you’d like to fill. Or if you’re just starting out and you have a new client roster to fill.
Cons: The cons don’t have anything to do with Connectable Life per se but everything with the marketplace model on which it is based. In this model, clients will pick you based on your title, your photo, your hourly rate, and your credentials. This is perfectly fine if you are a generalist or if you view your services as a commodity. The model does not suit high-end transformational coaching and wellness programs very well.