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San Diego 'Map It Forward' Barista Mentoring Workshop - A Barista Career Beyond Minimum Wage

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Monday, August 28, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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San Diego 'Map It Forward' Barista Mentoring Workshop - A Barista Career Beyond Minimum Wage
"How do I ask for a pay rise? (and guarantee a win-win result for both my employer and I)"
"How do I find the right employer?"
"What does professionalism really mean as a barista?"
"How do I become a better coffee professional for myself and for my employer?"
"What are my career options in the coffee industry?"
"How do I make sure the people I'm working with are the right people for me?"
"How do I map out my career in coffee over the next 10+ years and guarantee myself a fulfilling career that pays me what I'm worth?"
"How do I set myself apart from all the other baristas out there?" 
If these questions are part of the mix tape that plays in your head, this Map It Forward workshop will change the game for you so please read on!...

Thanks to the rapidly expanding craft coffee industry in America, we're seeing a rapid influx of people attracted take up careers in the industry, specifically to becoming baristas. As this culture shift progresses, and the role of the barista shifts from being viewed as a "fill in" job, to a legitimate long term career, we're faced with the task of empowering baristas with the tools to map out a career path that takes them beyond a minimum wage job, onto a fulfilling, well thought out and legitimate career into the years ahead.

This workshop, designed for baristas (and those hoping to be baristas) only, is focused on unpacking what the role of the Barista is in todays rapidly evolving American craft coffee landscape. We'll go into detail about what a long term career spanning 10 years should look like if mapped with consideration.

The workshop will start with a general look at a 10 year barista career map, break it up into it's 3 distinct phases, and drill further into what the focuses during those 3 phases should be. Discussion will be aimed towards showing attendee how to tailor the map for their own career in order to move with forward with confidence as a legitimate coffee professional.

Together we'll explore the specific challenges facing everyone attending the workshop. We'll do this by looking at the data collected from a pre-workshop survey each attendee will be asked to complete online before they attend the workshop (results will be kept confidential). 
The workshop will be run by Lee Safar, San Diego based Australian specialty coffee career barista of 15 years (Australia, USA and London) and long time entrepreneur (owner of Elixir Specialty Coffee).

"I've been mentoring baristas around the world for years and guarantee that you'll leave this workshop with the tools you'll need to start creating the clarity you need in your career, make choices that empower you, understand how to find the right employer for you, and gain confidence in what the next two years of your career should look like." - Lee Safar

Tickets limited to 40 seats. You will be emailed a survey ahead of the workshop. 
This workshop will NOT go into coffee preparation techniques.

Please note: This workshop is focused on creating a safe space for baristas, or people wanting to become baristas, to share of their experiences and ask questions freely, without worrying about how those questions/comments may affect potential future job prospects. For this reason it is respectfully requested that cafe owners/operators do not purchase tickets as you will not be permitted to attend and tickets will not be refunded if you are asked to leave.
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"As a new barista, this workshop truly put many things into perspective while considering what a career as a barista looks like. Lee not only gave us the resources and guidelines in order to build a foundation for our careers as baristas, she personally gave me a lot of confidence in my ability to dictate what my future looks like." K.S
"If you're looking to get into the nitty gritty of barista professionalism, Map It Forward is the most cut-the-bull-shit class you will ever take." N
"I was reminded at the Map it Forward workshop that the huge dreams I have as a coffee professional are not impossible. Despite the odds and naysayers. Sometimes you just need the push and that fire under your butt to make the dreams into reality." K.E
The Map It Forward workshop for the barista is definitely a piece of investment one should consider to further succeed in the coffee industry. Like doctors, teachers and even hairstylists; they constantly take workshops to further their education in their craft. It's an opportunity to network in your field and learn what is changing in the industry. I'm excited to see how this committed will continue to thrive as it moves forward. C.E
"I have been working in the coffee industry for a few years now. For the majority of my time I had always just been a Barista making drinks. From the start I knew I loved the industry; from the science behind coffee, the art, the culture, the people, everything. Ideally a career in coffee would be ideal for me but until recently I had no clue how to make that happen. I was not sure what my coffee career options were or how to get there. Thanks to Lee and the I Map It Forward workshop, I feel confident that with some time and effort I will find the coffee career that is right for me." JH
"Lee is a caffeinated wealth of wisdom who passionately brings her broad range of experiences to life through engaging stories and the occasional four letter word." A.N
Have questions about San Diego 'Map It Forward' Barista Mentoring Workshop - A Barista Career Beyond Minimum Wage? Contact Map It Forward

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Union Cowork - East Village
704 J St
San Diego, CA 92101

Monday, August 28, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Map It Forward

Lee Safar, the founder of 'Map It Forward', is a San Diego based specialty coffee career barista of 15 years (Australia, USA and London) and long time entrepreneur.

The creator of the new cold coffee beverage Elixir, and owner of growing global company Elixir Specialty Coffee, Lee is passionate about empowering and inspiring people to reach their full potential within their chosen field. Her speaking work 'Map It Forward' is focused on unlocking clarity in transitioning industries and motivating change by helping individuals identify and answer key questions to drive their decision making.

15 years after having left a corporate career of 8 years with a global IT company to successfully persue her passions in coffee and music, Lee has never looked back. "The employment economy is shifting and we owe it to ourselves to spend the time we're working, working on what we're passionate about. That's not an easy ask and I realise it's not for everyone. As someone who's made the transition from a "safe" life to a life lived with passion, I hope that I can be a catalyst for those people who are keen to make the transition, to see their capacity for stimulating the same change in their own lives. I've never looked back!"

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