Who Is Thea Newcomb?
Welcome, I am Thea Newcomb – A Californian in Scotland – and this is my blog to talk about business, pleasure, travel, and leisure. Blog posts here are about my life, my sidehustles, interests and passions. By business, I generally mean Canva. That’s my main subject but you’ll find the odd other type of post here too.
“What Do You Do?”
It’s never easy answering the “what do you do?” question. It all depends on who I am talking to and where. You see, I do several things.
My “day job” is delivering workshops and one to one training across Scotland and now globally across the world.
I do one-to-one consultancy too…usually in Linkedin, Blogging and of course various Canva courses…
Scotland’s First Canva Trainer
The main workshop I do is FREE – through Business Gateway is Creating Killer Graphics in Canva. I am one of two brand ambassadors in Scotland. These FREE workshops have been delivered from the Borders to the Highlands with new regions coming on board every quarter. Finally in 2019, they’re offered in my home city of Glasgow!
In addition to Business Gateway and Digital Boost workshops, I have also done training for Highlands and Islands Enterprises, the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI Scotland) and the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport as well.
Amazon Merch, KDP & More
My main sidehustle is POD or print on demand. It’s basically content creation in the form of “merch” which generally means: tshirts, mugs, stickers, and other merchandise. At the end of January of 2019, I began my KDP journey – creating notebooks, journals, planners, sketchbooks and so forth via it’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform. I co-run a Facebook group with my friend James – it’s called Merch Across the Pond and is for UK people doing print on demand.
First Wednesday Networking in Glasgow
In 2015, I relaunched a monthly networking event in Glasgow called Southsidiers in Business. A few years later after it changed hands I few times, in November 2018, I rebranded it First Wednesday Networking in Glasgow.It is a FREE monthly networking event that takes place online now and is open to Scottish businesses and professionals.
Want to Connect With Me?
If you’re interested in connecting, then feel free to connect with me on Linkedin. Updates are made over on there, daily! Or, if you have any questions or need training requirements, please ring me 0141 416 1492.on leave a voicemail (I never answer it) to discuss.