Self-Employed Community Meet-Up

~ because connection is everything ~


It’s time to meet again!

Tickets available soon; to be notified, leave your name and email in the boxes further down this page.

You’re most warmly welcome to join us. Feel part of a thriving self-employed community, expand your circle of friends, network, and share the joys and challenges of running your own business.

The format

12 noon: Arrival. Meet-and-greet, hugs.
12:30pm: Network-with-a-difference, “speed networking” style.
1:15pm: Break (bonus bonding!)
1:45pm: Small group masterminding
2:30pm: End of event – although many choose to stay and continue connecting with new friends.


The people

This is a self-employed community of passion-led practitioners from the helping, healing and creativity realms, as well as other service businesses. You’ll likely meet coaches, yoga teachers, massage therapists, writers, translators, editors, permaculture teachers, doulas, nutritionists, homeopaths, reflexologists, raw foodies, personal trainers, dance teachers and more.

Make new friends and business connections which can lead to paying clients, cross-referrals, collaborations and smaller mastermind groups.

People who are attracted to this event are likely to be on the same page as you: life-loving, inspired and inspirational.

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The food and drink

**Food and drink not included in the event price.**

We meet at Tibits – an innovative vegetarian buffet restaurant on Regent Street (between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus). There are vegan, gluten-free and raw options – plus the food’s always a hit with omnivores too!

A taste of the menu: pumpkin and chestnut soup, vegetable roast, tofu au vin, chia coconut pudding. Meals are priced on a pay-per-weight basis so you can pile your plate high or go as light as you like. (An average meal is around £10.)

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The networking

To enable you to meet as many people as possible and have meaningful conversations, we use the structure of relaxed speed networking. You’re welcome to bring business cards, but the most important focus is on showing up ready to connect. There will also be the opportunity for small-group masterminding so you can talk through your current business ideas, decisions and dilemmas.

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Who else needs to know about this?

Many self-employed people find themselves isolated, trying to figure everything out themselves. Let them in on the secret! – please share this event page with them so they can become part of this community too.

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Ross Patman

There was a room full of people who genuinely wanted to help you. From the group masterminding session, everyone came away with valuable ideas and advice.

I would recommend it to anybody who is thinking of making, or has already made, the jump to entrepreneurship and who wants to bounce ideas off others who are in the same position.

Ross Patman
Stella Tomlinson

I was at the early stages of pursuing my passion so I needed connection with people who are living their dream – to give me the confidence that: Yes, it is possible!

And that is just what I found.

I was a bit hesitant about walking into a room full of people I didn’t know and striking up conversations – but in the end, I had nothing to worry about as everyone was so friendly, enthusiastic and supportive.

I felt uplifted and full of ideas. Everyone was more than willing to share their experiences to support each other, no matter what stage of the journey they’re on.

Can’t wait till the next meet-up! I’m going to try and make every one from now on – the sense of connection I found was deeply nourishing and it’s such a boost to know I’m joining a whole movement of people out there setting up and finding success with heart-led and passion-led businesses.

Stella TomlinsonDru Yoga Teacher, Southampton
Lesley Pyne

I was reflecting on how much I’ve personally gained from attending the meet ups & how much my life (& I) has changed because of those I’ve met, connected with, worked with & become firm friends with. So much that is positive in my work & life goes back to the people that I’ve meet at the meet ups. It’s such a fabulous, positive, safe & nurturing environment & attending has enriched me & my life so much.

Lesley Pyne Supporting childless women
Rosie Slosek

This is the only networking event I can relax at, knowing I can’t say the wrong thing. It’s a place of safety and growth, a wonderful and rare combination.

Rosie Slosek Helping one man bands in the UK do their own tax returns
Oeda O’Hara

You’ve created a warm, party atmosphere! We are all so grateful to you for organising us and bringing this big group of people together. I loved the way you took time for meeting and greeting so I was not left feeling lost. I met a lot of like minded people who didn’t mind sharing information and helping me out.

I’m definitely recommending this to friends who work for themselves. It gets us out of the house and it’s inspiring to meet other entrepreneurs, hear how well they are doing and to exchange ideas.

Oeda O’HaraConfidence Coach
Melanie Mackie

When I read the description, I thought, “This is a unique approach.” And it is.

As soon as I arrived, I felt I was in exactly the right place with the right people. It reaffirmed my belief that there are people you feel instantly connected to and at ease with. I could be myself.

I only recommend these events to those who “get it” – who understand that it is about building relationships, connecting and not about selling your wares and business card shuffles.

Keep on doing them, Corrina! They are brilliant. I’ve met loads of fab people with businesses that share similar goals and aims as mine. The connection has carried on after and in between the meetings, which to me is what it is all about.

Melanie MackieSocial Stylist
Keri Williams

I love these events because they don’t feel cold and “businessy” like some groups. The way you facilitate the networking, you reduce the cringe-factor! It feels truly great to be part of a community of like-minded spirits who just want to live a great life doing what they are passionate about and making a difference.

I always recommend these events to others; I see a lot of therapists struggling and I know they will benefit.

Keri Williams Online Business Mentor
Lynn Hord

I was buzzing for a week. I had the chance to hone my pitch about what I do, help others where I could, and make connections to the niche I am targeting through the people I networked with on the day.

I loved the speaker’s topic, which was very on target for someone like me who wants to run a heart-led business. I also loved the intuition connection we did just before starting to network and how Corrina suggested we trusted that who we met was who we needed to meet at this time. This took the pressure away and made me feel different about the whole process – and I had a great time!

Corrina is a fantastic role model for what it can look like to run a successful small business that makes you happy and fulfills your passion.

Lynn Hord Joy Coach