Sex Educator Starter Kit

a live webinar all about becoming an independent sex educator! 

Saturday, June 24th. 1-3pm EST // 10am-noon PST

Streaming live via webinar from your laptop or phone, wherever you are!

Can’t make it? Get the recorded version!

Sliding scale fees from $200-$400 available + 2 scholarships available (see details below)



PURCHASE TICKETS HERE




Webinar Description

The most common question I get besides “Which sex toy should I get?” is “CAN I PICK YOUR BRAIN?”. Well now ya can!

At Oh My Sensuality Shop with the shop co-owner, Carol & her vulva (puppet).

In this 2-hour live webinar I’ll be spilling my sex educator guts about how I got started in this work and how you can, too including how to…

  • create your unique brand
  • self-promote
  • build your audience
  • structure a strong workshop
  • find & keep clientele
  • get booked & keep getting booked
  • price yourself & get paid
  • increase your knowledge base
  • find resources for continuing education & professional connections
  • get the sex educator ball rolling in your own home court!

Take-home resources will abound including continuing education options, branding brainstorm worksheets, a To-Do List for strong start, and a packet of customizable templates from my personal sex educator stash. This packed 2-hours will be sure to include a healthy amount of time for Q&A to address your unique concerns and questions and if it doesn’t, all participants will get a discounted personal Skype Consultation to use whenever. 

What Do You Get in This Training?

1. 100s of hours of time

that I’ve spent developing, editing, troubleshooting, improving, planning and teaching workshops; creating my brand as a sex educator; and organizing the systems I use to keep myself prepared, professional, and desirable as an independent contractor…all consolidated for you to take into your own work & projects.

2. Money!! (Maybe)…

As an independent sex educator, I’ve made anywhere from zero (pro-bono work is important!) to thousands of dollars for a workshop or speaking engagement, depending on the institution hiring me, their budget, their need, and their audience.

This training is offered on a sliding scale and has the capability of paying for itself in the enhancements it can bring to your freelance sex education work and in the consultation & resources it can provide you around getting started. Of course, I can’t and won’t guarantee you’ll get paid, but I can teach you how to create, advertise, and facilitate a great workshop!

3. A 2-hour live webinar

during which I’ll walk you through the essential components of becoming an independent sex educator, all of which I learned and discovered through self-taught methods over the last decade. Learn from my mistakes! Customize my successes and make them your own! Ask me your questions! Bring pleasure-positive, consent-based sex education into your communities! 

4. A recording of the webinar

for you to have afterwards for notes and refreshers.

5. A Q&A during the webinar

so you can get your particular questions answered about where to go next.

6. Resources, resources, resources! 

Cover story of The Valley Advocate, April 2016

Leave this webinar with valuable digital resources including:

  • a To-Do list to give your freelance business a strong start
  • a supplies list of what you might need in order to start teaching workshops of your own
  • my personal order of operations from designing a workshop to booking it to teaching it to getting paid to getting hired to teach it again
  • a list of continued education resources in the field
  • a list of great sex educators to follow & learn from
  • and a packet of customizable templates from my personal sex educator stash that will include one of my sample workshop agendas, a sample invoice & pricing sheet, templates for reaching out to and following up with hosts, financial tracking sheets, and advertising sheets.

7. A discounted Skype Consultation

receive a 25% discount on one personal Skype session with me during which I can help you brainstorm the creation of a workshop, your next steps, or whatever other professional conundrum you want to tackle in 45 minutes.

 

Why Learn from Yana?

Yana Tallon-Hicks is a consent, sex & sexuality writer and educator living in Northampton, MA. Her work centers around the belief that pleasure-positive & consent-based sex education can positively impact our lives and the world.

Yana has been working as an independent sex educator for over a decade. Her workshops about sexual pleasure, communication & consent are taught at colleges, high schools, and sex toy shops all over New England. She has delivered guest lectures, keynote speeches, and even a TEDxTalk in Vienna, Austria about her work. 

As a successful self-employed sex educator, she has written her own custom lesson plans for over two dozen workshops; created her own branding, marketing, social media presence, and website; managed her own fee schedule, workshop bookings, and professional networking; and has been invited to speak at over thirty schools.

She currently practices Couples & Relationship Therapy at the Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley in Northampton where she focuses on sex & sexuality topics, non-monogamous relationship structures, and healthy relationship repair.

Read more about Yana & her work here, where you can also read testimonials about her work, read her sex advice column, follow her on Instagram & Twitter, and watch her TEDxTalk: Is the Porn Brain Our New Sex Educator?.

 

Fees

Watch my TEDxTalk: Is the Porn Brain our New Sex Educator?

As an independent sex educator, I’ve made anywhere from zero (pro-bono work is important!) to thousands of dollars for a workshop or speaking engagement, depending on the institution hiring me, their budget, their need, and their audience.

This training is offered on a sliding scale and has the capability of paying for itself in the enhancements it can bring to your freelance sex education work and in the consultation it can provide you around getting started. Of course, I can’t guarantee you’ll get paid, but I can teach you how to create, advertise, and facilitate a great workshop!

Some ideas to get this training funded include crowdsourcing the fees from your community members that want to support your consent & sex education work (think GoFundMe or IndieGoGo or even just plain ol PayPal/Venmo) or inquiring about a professional development budget from the educational institution you attend or work for.

Working Sex Educators – Live Webinar w/Recording: $400

For more experienced folks who have been working as a freelance sex educator for two years or more. Attend the Live Webinar and get a recorded version of the webinar for your continued use.

New Sex Educators – Live Webinar w/Recording: $300

Building a Culture of Consent Keynote, Simmons College, September 2016

For folks who have just started working as a freelance sex educators for under one year. Attend the Live Webinar and get a recorded version of the webinar for your continued use.

Student Sex Educators – Live Webinar w/Recording: $200

For college students and/or folks under age 25 who are just getting started in their freelance sex education work and/or are looking into options for continued education, experiential, or employment options in the sex education field.

Recorded Webinar Only – Your Sliding Scale Less $50

Can’t make the Live Webinar? The primary benefits of attending the Live Webinar is more interaction with me to get your questions answered and interaction with other participants, all in real time. If you can’t attend the Live Webinar, you’ll get just as much training from the recorded version but won’t have the opportunity to get your questions answered. But hey, save $50!

Scholarship Opportunity – Apply by June 15th!

Two people under age 25 can attend the Live Webinar for *free*! Send me a page about why you’re interested in this work and what you hope to do with it by June 15th to y.tallonhicks@gmail.com.




PURCHASE TICKETS HERE