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#DesignForward Day 1 – Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to the First Edition!

Hello Brilliant Coaches and Visionary Course Creators,

It’s a pleasure to kick off our very first weekly newsletter as part of the exciting “December of #DesignForward” series. As we count down to a special reveal on my birthday, yep the day after Christmas, we’re diving deep into a world where creativity meets strategy.

This Weekend’s Focus: Pillar One – Creativity Amid Chaos

We’re honing in on our first pillar: Keeping Creativity First

In this bustling season of launches and holidays, finding harmony between health, wellbeing, and creativity isn’t just nice to have – it’s essential. We’ll explore how to maintain this balance in both our professional and personal lives.

#DesignForward Series Hub

Here, you’ll have access to all our content, brimming with #DesignForward tips and tricks.

December’s #DesignForward Content Pillars:

  1. Keeping Creativity First: Merging Health, Wellbeing & Creativity.
  2. Course Experience Design: Prioritizing the user experience.
  3. 5i Impact Cycle Framework: My go-to for everything from tech evaluation to course diagnostics.
  4. Tech Stack: Exploring the tools that make magic happen.
  5. Real-World Applications: From my own design projects to strategies for clients and daily life insights.

Midnight Musings: Finding Your Creative Rhythm

This week, I shared my journey in discovering a work rhythm that fuels creativity. It’s a testament to the importance of listening to our bodies and embracing well-being for sustained creativity and clarity.

Weekend Wisdom: Strategies for Stability

As the weekend approaches, I’ll be sharing foundational strategies that have steadied my course through the rollercoaster of design deadlines and SME (subject matter expert) management. Stay tuned!

A Heartfelt Thank You

For those who’ve opted for weekly insights, thank you for embarking on this journey with me. Expect a roundup of daily doses in next week’s edition. In the meantime, feel free to visit for the latest updates, or wait for your Friday newsletter (note the new afternoon delivery time!).

#DesignForward December: A Festive Journey

What began as a 12-day Christmas series has evolved into a full-blown December 2023 celebration of design. As we approach Christmas and my special post-birthday surprise, I’m thrilled to engage with each of you.

Special Invite: #DesignForward 45-Min Calls

Seize the opportunity to connect! Book a 45-minute session with me to delve into your courses and projects. These sessions are available until Christmas. Book now!

More Ways to Collaborate

Interested in more in-depth collaboration? Consider scheduling a Call or a Private Coaching call. Learn more at

Here’s to a December filled with innovation, inspiration, and #DesignForward thinking!

Warm regards,
Dr. Sarah, The Course Doctor