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DAY 1 - Building Resourcefulness

LIVE KICKOFF @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT  
with Moira Monney & Yayi Samaké                             

November 16, Monday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

LIVE KICKOFF

We'll be kicking off the summit LIVE on Zoom! Join us as Yayi Samaké and I take a deep dive into all things mindset. We'll discuss how to stay sane and resourceful in this current climate. Submit your questions via the chat function. Places limited to 100. Recording available for Professional Package holders.

Yayi is the founder of Umanda Coaching and helps working women and entrepreneurs build and thrive in a meaningful career they love based on their unique talents. Thanks to her very own Umanda Method, she helps you reach your professional and business goals. With a background in languages and political science that led her to the European Commission, Yayi is a gifted NLP Practitioner, and a Certified ICF Coach whose language enthusiasm is reflected in the diversity of the clients she supports. She speaks 7 languages and runs the Umanda blog in French and English.

Tess Whitty

November 16, Monday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

45min Vinyasa Yoga Session for Beginners

Tess Whitty takes us through a thoroughly relaxing Yoga session. Suitable for beginners.

Not only is Tess a certified Yoga teacher, but also an English-Swedish freelance translator specializing in corporate communications, software and IT. She has a M.Sc. in Economics and a M.A. in marketing and previously worked as a marketing manager. She shares her knowledge and experience in marketing and business as an award winning speaker, trainer, consultant, author and podcaster.

Luna Jungblut

November 16, Monday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

The Importance of Self-Care

Luna Jungblut from Artlife Translations shares her self-care routines and tips. Specialising in museum, art and marketing content since 2013, Luna provides qualified high-end translation, subtitling and interpreting services from English and Spanish into French, her native language.

 Based in London, Paris and Budapest, she loves to be mobile, always at an art exhibition, at a gig, doing yoga or trying new foods.
Strong believer that culture belongs to everyone, and with an extensive knowledge of art-specific terminology, she works with clients in the art world to wow their international visitors with outstanding content in their mother tongue.
And she's a self-care advocate!
Dorota Pawlak

November 16, Monday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

Building Resourcefulness as a Freelancing Parent

Dorota Pawlak is a translator and business consultant for freelancers. She recently published her book You’ve got this: How to continue your freelance career when you become a mother. Dorota regularly writes for her blog where she shares tips for freelancers and teaches online courses. 

Yayi Samaké

November 16, Monday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

Get Into the Right Mindset to Gain Better Clients

Yayi Samaké gives us the tools to get into the right mindset to gain better clients. Yayi is the founder of Umanda Coaching and helps working women and entrepreneurs build and thrive in a meaningful career they love based on their unique talents. Thanks to her very own Umanda Method, she helps you reach your professional and business goals. With a background in languages and political science that led her to the European Commission, Yayi is a gifted NLP Practitioner, and a Certified ICF Coach whose language enthusiasm is reflected in the diversity of the clients she supports. She speaks 7 languages and runs the Umanda blog in French and English.

Joanna Naughton

November 16, Monday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

Achieving an Empowered Money Mindset

Jo Naughton reveals how your thinking determines your financial results, helping you  to reframe your money beliefs.

Mindset Coach for passionate professionals. Empowering you to master your mind, embrace your inner confidence and get exactly what you want in life.

Tess Whitty, Maeva Cifuentes & Martina Russo
LIVE PANEL @ 4:00 pm CET | 10:00 am EDT

November 16, Monday @ 4:00 pm CET | 10:00 am EDT

LIVE: Collaborating with Colleagues

Join us LIVE as Tess Whitty, Maeva Cifuentes and Martina Russo take a deep dive into collaborating with colleagues. This topic was suggested by a recent summit participant. We'll discuss everything from how to share jobs with colleagues while keeping your own corporate identity to replacing each other while on holiday and successfully outsourcing translations. Submit your questions via the chat function. Places limited to 100. Recording available for Professional Package holders.

Tess is an English-Swedish freelance translator specializing in corporate communications, software and IT. She shares her knowledge and experience in marketing and business as an award winning speaker, trainer, consultant, author and podcaster.

Maeva is a French and Spanish to English translator and marketer specialized in SEO and content marketing. She runs the blog Maeva Everywhere and recently founded a content marketing agency called Flying Cat Marketing. 

Martina is an Italian and Swiss Italian translator who specialises in digital & marketing translations and translations for the outdoors & action sports industries. She also runs Freelancer At Work, helping other translators and freelancers to advertise their services wherever they go through unique laptop decals.

DAY 2 - Productivity & Goals

Nicole König - LIVE SESSION @ 4:30 pm CET |
                                                  10:30 am EDT

November 17, Tuesday @ 4:30 pm CET | 10:30 am EDT

Business Milestones

Join us LIVE as Nicole König and I take a deep dive into business milestones. We'll discuss how to set them and break them down into annual and monthly goals that help you optimize office time for more you time. Submit your questions via the chat function. Places limited to 100. Recording available for Professional Package holders.

Nicole is an eco-warrior in the body of a German American translator|copywriter for topics and brands that push humanity forward. She founded the Marketing for Wordsmiths Facebook group and teaches marketing wordflow inside her R.I.C.H. Content School. For fellow female founders ready to masterMIND their dream business, Nicole just opened the doors to the Buddhified Business Circle.

Virginia Katsimpiri

November 17, Tuesday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

Financial Goal-Setting

Virginia Katsimpiri shares practical tips on how to set your financial goals and what it takes to achieve them. Virginia is a certified English and French to Greek translator with more than 13 years of experience in law, finance, and aeronautics and defense. She holds an ΜA in translation and an executive MBA. As a certified translator and coach, Virginia teaches and practices translator mentoring methods.

For her MBA dissertation, she conducted a qualitative research study on client acquisition strategies for language professionals. Virginia is the creator of the Fully Booked Translator Formula & the Ultimate LinkedIn Prospecting System, the first comprehensive, results-oriented 1:1 & Group Business Mentoring Programs for Language Professionals. She has helped hundreds Freelance Translators worldwide to attract international clients and rapidly build their profitable business through her Mentoring Programs.

Maeva Cifuentes

November 17, Tuesday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

Time Management & Productivity

Maeva Cifuentes shares her time management strategies, so we can be more productive. Maeva is a French and Spanish to English translator and marketer specialized in SEO and content marketing. From her home in Barcelona, she runs the blog Maeva Everywhere, where she writes about personal and professional development as a freelancer and digital entrepreneur. She also recently founded a content marketing agency called Flying Cat Marketing. She loves vegan food, travel and UK bass music.

Sue Young - Sponsored Content

November 17, Tuesday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

How Can a CAT Tool Support Your Success as a Professional Translator?

Sue Young shows us how CAT tools - and specifically SDL Trados Studio - can support our business success from both a financial and a marketing standpoint. Sue is a marketing director at SDL plc based in the UK. She has over 30 years of experience as a senior marketing professional working in multi-channel, business-to-business and affiliate partner marketing in the IT and Telecoms sector for companies such as Microsoft, Fujitsu and RIM (BlackBerry). Sue has been in the SDL Translation Productivity division, marketing the world leading CAT tool, SDL Trados Studio for over 8 years.

We'll also talk about SDL Trados Studio 2021 - get ready for some exciting new developments!

Tess Whitty

November 17, Tuesday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

How to Create an Effective Marketing Plan

In this training session Tess Whitty reveals how to create an effective marketing plan. Tess is an English-Swedish freelance translator specializing in corporate communications, software and IT. She has a M.Sc. in Economics and a M.A. in marketing and previously worked as a marketing manager. She shares her knowledge and experience in marketing and business as an award winning speaker, trainer, consultant, author and podcaster.

DAY 3 - Inbound Marketing


Nicole König

November 18, Wednesday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

Optimize Your Branding and Website

In this training session Nicole König reveals how to optimize our branding and website. Nicole is an eco-warrior in the body of a German American translator|copywriter for topics and brands that push humanity forward.
In a nutshell, she's all about green living, great writing, and good business, with a side of Taco Tuesdays and growing her garden into a haven for bumble bees.

Nicole founded the Marketing for Wordsmiths Facebook group and teaches marketing wordflow inside her R.I.C.H. Content School. For fellow female founders ready to masterMIND their dream business, she just opened the doors to the Buddhified Business Circle.

Martina Russo

November 18, Wednesday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

Marketing Your Services on LinkedIn

Martina Russo gives us detailed training on marketing our services on LinkedIn. Martina is an Italian and Swiss Italian translator who specialises in digital & marketing translations and translations for the outdoors & action sports industries. She also runs Freelancer At Work, helping other translators and freelancers to advertise their services wherever they go through unique laptop decals. When she isn’t opening the doors of new international markets, Martina can normally be found somewhere online helping other translators and interpreters unlock the power of LinkedIn, or outdoors climbing a mountain and snowboarding down one.

Martina Eco

November 18, Wednesday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

Creating a Social Media Strategy That Works

Martina Eco reveals how we can create an effective social media strategy without wasting time online. Martina is a coffee-fuelled, pizza-loving Italian translator based in London. She's the owner and director of 3P Translation, a company that helps English-speaking SMEs in the food, tourism, travel and hospitality industries grow internationally by providing bespoke translation and interpreting services.
Martina also works as a business and marketing consultant at London South Bank University, and she supports other translators by giving workshops on marketing, business planning and business development in and outside of London.
When she’s not working, you will find her headbanging at a rock gig, or browsing through CDs in a charity shop.

carolien Mertens

November 18, Wednesday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

How to Get Press Coverage

Carolien Mertens shows us how to get press coverage for our business. She also clearly defines what she expects from conference interpreters when hiring for her events!
Carolien is an event planner who helps entrepreneurs create their dream one-day live events, multi-day conferences, and premium mastermind retreats. She has planned over 100 events for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, serving over 10,000 participants. She works with entrepreneurs in Europe as well as worldwide to bring their event vision to life. She takes care of every last detail, negotiating the best prices, and creating an incredible participant experience.
 Carolien is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Thrive Global.

Joshua Erdman

November 18, Wednesday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EDT

Make the Most of SEO and SEM

Joshua Erdman reveals the difference between SEO and SEM, putting them to work for us. Josh never leaves behind an opportunity to learn something new. He is a true ‘Jack of all trades’. He is always on the lookout for new ways to merge technology with the customer experience.
As CEO of a national Digital Marketing Agency he gets to combine his passion for learning and his talents in technology to design sales experiences worth talking about.
Josh volunteers with Softec, a non-profit advocacy group focused on improving high school education in software and Technology. He is also the local facilitator of the Central Coast’s CEO Roundtables, a confidential peer group where CEOs discuss business issues and share ideas.

DAY 4 - Outbound Marketing

Moira Monney - LIVE SESSION @ 2:00 pm CET | 
                                                     8:00 am EDT

November 19, Thursday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Online Outreach During the Pandemic

Join me LIVE for a discussion on how to adjust our marketing efforts during the pandemic and the subsequent recession. Submit your questions via the chat function. Places limited to 100. Recording available for Professional Package holders.

Moira owns and operates johnson communications, which specialises in German <> English translations and copywriting for nutrition brands. She holds a degree in Foreign Languages applied to Economics and Law from Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, a Certificate in Nutrition from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, London, and a Professional Certificate in Management from the Open University. A former Marketing Executive, Moira has gained practical insight into brand strategy, international marketing and corporate communications.

 Moira’s dedication to helping fellow translators create more successful businesses led to her initiating the Financial Success Summit for Translators.
Corinne McKay

November 19, Thursday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Expand Your Direct Client Base With Warm Emails and Paper Campaigns

Corinne McKay shows us how to apply warm emails, paper campaigns, and much more to attract direct clients. Corinne is an ATA-certified French to English translator based in Boulder, Colorado, USA. She has been a full-time freelancer since 2002, specializing in international development, corporate communications, and non-fiction book translation. In addition to her own translation work, Corinne writes books and teaches courses for other freelance translators: her book, How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, has sold over 12,000 copies, and her blog, Thoughts on Translation - now renamed Training for Translators - won the ProZ community choice award for best blog about translation. Corinne served on the Board of the American Translators Association for seven years, culminating with a term as ATA president from 2017-2019.

Yulia Ermakova

November 19, Thursday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Behind the Scenes at France’s No. 1 Translation Agency, acolad.

Yulia Ermakova takes us behind the scenes at France’s no. 1 translation agency, acolad., and reveals a project manager's selection process. Yulia is a Key Account Manager at acolad. The Acolad Group is the European leader in professional translation. Thanks to its 820 employees working in 14 countries (Europe, North America, and Asia), and a network of 15,000 specialized professional translators around the world, the group meets the language needs of businesses in all industries, and in all language combinations. With forecasted revenues of €122 million in 2018, the group has experienced a 2-digit annual growth rate for the past 10 years.

Jessica Lorimer

November 19, Thursday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Sell More Effectively to Corporate Clients

Jessica Lorimer reveals her sales strategies, so we can sell more effectively to direct clients - in a non-pushy way. Jessica is the UK’s most influential Sales Coach for service based entrepreneurs who are looking to sell their services to corporate organisations. Featured in Forbes, City AM, Good Morning Britain and a We Are The City ‘Most Inspirational Woman’, Jessica is responsible for helping thousands of business owners scale their businesses through simple, integrity based sales techniques in a sustainable and lifestyle focused way. With a successful corporate background as a top performing sales consultant and leader across EMEA and Asia Pacific, responsible for new business development in a variety of FTSE 500 companies, Jessica brings a unique understanding of new business development and fast sales growth in new markets to the table. Jessica is also the host of the Selling to Corporates Podcast and Author of #1 Amazon Bestseller, Smart Leaders Sell.

Virginia Katsimpiri

November 19, Thursday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Use Cold-Calling to Build Your Translation Business

Virginia Katsimpiri shares her cold (and warm) calling strategies. We also discuss how to get referrals. Virginia is a certified English and French to Greek translator with more than 13 years of experience in law, finance, and aeronautics and defense. She holds an ΜA in translation and an executive MBA. As a certified translator and coach, Virginia teaches and practices translator mentoring methods.

For her MBA dissertation, she conducted a qualitative research study on client acquisition strategies for language professionals. Virginia is the creator of the Fully Booked Translator Formula & the Ultimate LinkedIn Prospecting System, the first comprehensive, results-oriented 1:1 & Group Business Mentoring Programs for Language Professionals. She has helped hundreds Freelance Translators worldwide to attract international clients and rapidly build their profitable business through her Mentoring Programs.

Michèle Hansen

November 19, Thursday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Attending client-side conferences

Michèle Hansen shares how attending client-side conferences and trade fairs can grow our customer base. Michèle has been an ATA-certified French>English translator and editor for over 20 years. She specializes in the health-related international development, medical, and pharmaceutical fields for translation bureaus, UN agencies, NGOs, and academics. She and her translation partner are translating their second book on medical practices in low-resource countries. In addition to her freelance work, she has taught F>E medical translation for the translation certificate programs at NYU and the University of Chicago. A former administrator of ATA’s French Language Division, she is now a member of the Certification Committee.

DAY 5 - Money Management


Virginia Katsimpiri - LIVE SESSION @ 2:00 pm CET | 
                                                            8:00 am EDT

November 20, Friday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

LIVE: Ask Us Anything

Join us for this LIVE Q&A session with Virginia Katsimpiri! Ask us all your burning questions on anything related to marketing, finance, and business. Submit your questions in advance or via the chat function. Places limited to 100. Recording available for Professional Package holders.

Virginia is a certified English and French to Greek translator with more than 13 years of experience in law, finance, and aeronautics and defense. She holds an ΜA in translation and an executive MBA. As a certified translator and coach, Virginia teaches and practices translator mentoring methods. She has helped hundreds Freelance Translators worldwide to attract international clients and rapidly build their profitable business through her Mentoring Programs.

Moira Monney

November 20, Friday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Figure Out How Much to Charge

Moira Monney shows the relationship between your pricing and your positioning, helping you appropriately calculate your rates. Moira owns and operates johnson communications, which specialises in German <> English translations and copywriting for nutrition brands. She holds a degree in Foreign Languages applied to Economics and Law from Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, a Certificate in Nutrition from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, London, and a Professional Certificate in Management from the Open University. A former Marketing Executive, Moira has gained practical insight into brand strategy, international marketing and corporate communications.

 Moira’s dedication to helping fellow translators create more successful businesses led to her initiating the Financial Success Summit for Translators.
Martina Russo - Professional Package Holders Only

November 20, Friday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Negotiate and Raise Your Rates Without Scaring Away Clients

Martina Russo unveils practical strategies for negotiating and raising your rates. This training session is exclusive to Pro Package members. Martina is an Italian and Swiss Italian translator who specialises in digital & marketing translations and translations for the outdoors & action sports industries. She also runs Freelancer At Work, helping other translators and freelancers to advertise their services wherever they go through unique laptop decals. When she isn’t opening the doors of new international markets, Martina can normally be found somewhere online helping other translators and interpreters unlock the power of LinkedIn, or outdoors climbing a mountain and snowboarding down one. 

Susie Jackson

November 20, Friday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

How to Stay in Control of Your Business Expenses

Susie Jackson lays out detailed instructions on how to manage and reduce your business expenses. Susie is a freelance copy editor and Spanish-to-English translator specializing in academic texts for the social sciences. She also mentors freelancers on pricing to help them figure out how much they should be charging and how to raise their rates with clients so that they can earn a decent living doing what they love.

Moira Monney - Professional Package Holders Only

November 20, Friday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Manage Your Cashflow & Ditch Feast-or-Famine

Moira Monney gives you practical strategies for managing your cashflow. Exclusive to Pro Package members. Moira owns and operates johnson communications, which specialises in German <> English translations and copywriting for nutrition brands. She holds a degree in Foreign Languages applied to Economics and Law from Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, a Certificate in Nutrition from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, London, and a Professional Certificate in Management from the Open University. A former Marketing Executive, Moira has gained practical insight into brand strategy, international marketing and corporate communications.

 Moira’s dedication to helping fellow translators create more successful businesses led to her initiating the Financial Success Summit for Translators.
Joy Phillips

November 20, Friday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Alternative Pricing & Project Structures

Joy Phillips shares her thoughts on pricing & project structures, with a particular focus on retainer agreements. Joy is a court-certified Dutch>English translator, author’s editor, copywriter and content synthesizer with 23 years of experience in helping fiction writers, researchers, companies, NGOs and government agencies convey their concepts to a broader international audience. Strong focus on climate and environment, IT and telecom, technology and innovation, public health and epidemiology, and creative design; fiercely dedicated to keeping her industry-specific knowledge up to par.
Joy is an inveterate bookaholic and irrepressible extrovert who has lived more than half her life over 9000 km from where she was born. To this day, she is fascinated by language, food, coffee & speculative fiction. Over the past few years, she has invested an improbable amount of time in establishing a small network of trusted colleagues, The Language Collective, to serve her customers better.

Caroline Bries

November 20, Friday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

How to Effectively Track and Manage Your Finances

Caroline Bries demonstrates how the right invoicing and reporting system enables you to efficiently manage your finances. Caroline is a freelance translator living in Brussels, Belgium. She has been a translator for 13 years, first in various translation agencies and, since 2016, as a freelancer. She works from English and Dutch into French. She’s also the co-founder of LSP.expert, an all-in-one tool that helps freelance translators and translation agencies manage their jobs, invoices, quotes, clients, suppliers, etc. in just a few clicks. The point of this tool is to help its users save time (time they can invest in something else) and keep a clear view of their activity (thanks, among other things, to a lot of interesting reports).

Paula Arturo

November 20, Friday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Protect Yourself Financially With the Right Terms

Paula Arturo defines the must-have legal terms and conditions we should all have in place. Paula is a Lawyer, English-Spanish Translator, and Law Professor, with nearly two decades of experience in the language profession. She is a co-founder of Translating Lawyers Academy, an online academy that helps legal translators hone their writing and translation skills. She is a founding member and Administrator of ATA’s Law Division, Co-head of Legal Affairs at IAPTI, and member of the Public Policies Forum of the Supreme Court of Argentina. Her bragging rights include translating the works of several Nobel Prize laureates and world-renowned jurists.

DAY 6 - Building Wealth

Tim Hendrik Naumann

November 21, Saturday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Investing for Beginners

Tim Hendrik Naumann explains the basics of investing and where to begin. Tim has more than seven years of experience in banking. He started his career in retail banking where he mainly focused on real estate financing and investment advisory. After three years, he switched to investment banking where he now works on Initial Public Offerings, capital increases as well as other equity financing related products. Tim holds a Master of Finance (M.Sc.) from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Jennifer Harter

November 21, Saturday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Planning for Retirement as a Freelancer

Jennifer A Harter outlines several retirement planning strategies for freelancers. Jennifer is a Financial Educator with a BS/MBA in Accounting and a background primarily in the not-for-profit and small business sectors. She provides individuals with the tools and knowledge they need to become financially empowered so they can make better fiscal choices, break free from the stress and uncertainty of living paycheck-to-paycheck, become debt-free, and have hope for the future. She uses her 30+ years of experience to help people achieve their dreams and goals without sacrificing their current happiness.

Matthew Spofforth

November 21, Saturday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Creating Passive Income Streams

Matt Spofforth is a French/German > English engineering and IT translator based in Liverpool, UK.

He really cares about helping translation students to become fully-fledged freelance translators through his online course "The Translation Toolbox", and is a big fan of using passive income streams to build wealth and loves teaching others about them.

Outside of work, he's a pretty good table tennis player, and enjoys spending time in local coffee shops.

Ariane Richter

November 21, Saturday @ 2:00 pm CET | 8:00 am EST

Financing Options for Small Business Owners

Ariane Richter shares financing options to grow your business. Ariane is an entrepreneur, consultant and mentor with a strong international background. She is passionate about managing her trading company and enjoys advising business owners and growth stage companies on business strategy, internationalization, marketing and finance. Ariane has been serving as a mentor at Sir Richard Branson's Centre of Entrepreneurship since 2012.

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