Coaching for Artists and Business Owners

Are you an entrepreneur? If you are an artist or a small business owner then yes, you are! Do you need guidance in expanding your business or moving it in a different direction? Need help reaching your target audience? Would you just like to connect with other independent business people? If you find yourself thinking how helpful it would be to run all those great ideas by a business coach, you’ll be delighted to know an amazing service exists to help you reach your goals!

For over a year now, Townshippers’ has been partnering with YES Montreal, a non-profit organization with a provincial mandate to provide coaching and support to English-speaking artists and business owners. As part of the organization’s goal to provide support to local entrepreneurs professional business coach Coby Ingham travels to various regions of Quebec meeting individuals one-on-one in order to discuss their ideas, concerns and help find solutions to puzzling questions.

This month Coby will be at our Sherbrooke office on January 26. If you would like to meet with him, don’t wait to make your appointment, contact Evelina Smith, Community Information Coordinator, at 819-566-2182 or [email protected]

Coaching sessions are free, however YES requires a $20 one-time only administration fee to open a client file. Once you open a file with YES, you are provided with continual guidance, advice and resources; and your file will not expire unless you are inactive for a period of two years.

Scholarship for Future Teachers; January Deadline

If you’re studying to become an elementary school teacher, consider applying for the One-room Schoolhouse Scholarship. Offered through the Lampe Foundation, this scholarship awards $1,000 to help defray the cost of education for future teachers.

Applicants must be a full time student, attending either Bishop’s University or University of Sherbrooke, with a minimum of 90 credits in a B. Ed. program (three years) or equivalent and have demonstrated community involvement.

Applications are due by January 31, 2016. Visit for information. Applications can be found under: Scholarships, Bishop’s University, One-room Schoolhouse.

Congratulations, Eastern Townships Resource

The Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC), whose offices are located Bishop’s University, has received a grant from Library and Archives Canada to ensure that Canada’s continuing memory is documented and accessible to current and future generations by adopting a more collaborative approach with local documentary heritage communities.

Among the 67 recipients, the ETRC received the highest funding within the province of Quebec and the 9th highest across all provinces. The ETRC has been granted $44,000 to develop the “Eastern Townships Archives Portal”, an online database giving historical societies and archives in the Eastern Townships one centralized platform.

Save the Date; Food for Thought

The first Food for Thought lunch and learn of 2016 will be held on Friday, January 29 in Magog. Sarah Dougherty, lawyer and plain language specialist for Educaloi, will provide information about the legal implications of making medical decisions. See next week’s column for additional details.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.


Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: Business coach Coby Ingham from YES Montreal helps artist and business owners to have confidence and clarity about the direction of their career. Take advantage of this service offered at Townshippers’ offices once a month.