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Q. What equipment do I need to get started on Focusmate?
A. All you need is a computer with a camera and microphone, and an internet connection. On desktop we strongly recommend using Chrome.
For a mobile phone, Focusmate only supports certain browsers:
Q. What if I don’t have a working video camera on my phone or computer?
A. You’ll need a working video camera as it is necessary in order to use Focusmate.
Q. What’s it like working with a stranger?
A. I love it! I’ve worked people all over the world from all walks of life including: opera singers who are using Focusmate to practice their arias, elementary teachers who are creating their lesson plans or grading papers during their sessions, SEO experts in Africa who are updating their websites, people in India who are meditating or cooking!
Most users say their partner doesn’t feel like a stranger after the session got started. Also keep in mind, you aren’t “hanging out” or collaborating with your partner, unless you both decide to do that; for most sessions you’ll simply say hello at the beginning, declare your tasks, and at the completion of the session state what you completed and say goodbye at the end. Of course, you can make each session your own and bring your own personality into it! I (Kristin) have gotten in the habit of asking my Focusmate partner after I’ve said hello: “What’s something good that’s happened today?” It’s fun for me to see the look of delight or confusion flash across their face (they often aren’t expecting that question!) and watch as they decide what to say. It’s also fun to answer that question when I’m asked it by my partner.
Q. Do I need to keep the video on the whole time?
A. Yes. Working with video on is mandatory. After awhile you’ll get used to it and likely, even love it!
Q. Do I need to keep the audio on the whole time?
A. It’s up to you. I (Kristin) tend to nearly always mute my mic but some people really like the mic on to hear ambient noises. Check in with your partner at the beginning of the session to state your preference and hear their preference. You’ll work it out! Some say that hearing their partner working boosts their own productivity, and makes them more accountable. However, if you are using your session to watch a video, listen to music while you work, making a phone call, or some other noisy task, you will definitely want to mute yourself.
Q. How long is a coworking session?
A. Each Focusmate coworking session is 50-minutes long. This allows you to take a 10-minute break between each session if you want to do multiple sessions in a row.
Q. What if I sign up for a session and I don’t get a partner?
A. Nearly all sessions get matched at any time during the day or night because there are users from all over the world, but if your session time doesn’t result in a match, try another 15-minute increment.
Q. How can I get matched with another pet business owner?
A. First, you’ll need to sign up to be in the Prosperous Pet Business Focusmate group
If another pet business owner is signed up for the same day and time as you are and you both have signed up to be in the Prosperous Pet Business Focusmate group you’ll likely get matched!
And please know that whoever you get matched with can always be a gift regardless of their occupation – it’s another person who, like you, has agreed to be productive for the next 50 minutes! What a treasure that is!
Q. Kristin, is Focusmate your creation and do you get paid for those who sign up?
A. I did not create Focusmate (though I wish I did!) and I do not receive any money for any sign ups. In fact, I pay a monthly fee for the Prosperous Pet Business Focusmate group to exist.
Q. So, Kristin, why do you want people to sign up if you don’t get paid for people signing up and in fact, you have to pay for Focusmate to have a Prosperous Pet Business Focusmate group?
A. Because I believe 100% in the power of Focusmate and I want as many pet business owners as possible to be able to access the group and connect with other pet business owners in order to create better businesses, be more productive in an easy and relaxed way and even use their time on Focusmate to focus on self-care activities, if that’s how they choose to use their session time. I am crazy (in the best possible way!) about Focusmate and I want as many people as possible to know about it and be able to get matched with other pet business owners from across the world. Because of that, I’m willing to invest money to host a Focusmate group just for pet business owners. I have a number of free items for pet business owners, including the Prosperous Pet Business podcast and the Free Stuff for Pet Business Owners page. This is another one of the free items I want to gift pet business owners in order to help you thrive in your business and your life!
Q. So, since it’s free to join the Prosperous Pet Business Focusmate group, is it free to join Focusmate?
A. Yes, you can sign up for free and your free membership contains the ability to sign up for up to 3 weekly sessions. If you want an unlimited plan (as many sessions per day or week as you like), it’s only $5/month. I recommend that plan as once you try it, you’ll likely be hooked. Focusmate is one of the healthiest addictions I know! I would be willing to pay so much more for this resource. It’s been invaluable for me as I knock off items on my to do list for both business and my personal life. I can’t imagine my life without it now!
Q. How come Focusmate so inexpensive (only $5/per month) to have unlimited sessions per month?!
A. No idea, but I’m grateful as the low unlimited price allows people from all walks of life to be able to connect with each other on this amazing platform.
Q. How is accountability enforced?
A. Accountability is enforced by Focusmate and its community members. If you’re late or don’t show, Focusmate can detect it and your attendance score will be reduced, and your account can also be frozen. If your partner goofs off during the session, you can report it using the reporting button on the appointment card in your dashboard.
Q. Can I chat with my coworking partner off and on during the session?
A. No. Talking with your partner is only allowed at the beginning and end of your session. At the beginning, you’re encouraged to say hello to your partner and share what you plan to work on. At the end, you should check in and ask your partner how the session went. If you’d like to talk to your partner more, you can suggest or offer it at the end of your session. Please bear in mind, no selling or propositions (business, personal or otherwise) are allowed during Focusmate sessions.
Q. What kind of work can I do on Focusmate?
A. As long as you stay on camera, you can use Focusmate for most kinds of work: computer work, cleaning, cooking, art, music, writing, reading, even at-home exercise! The main thing is to set up your camera so that your partner can see you while you work and to turn off your audio if there’s a lot of noise on your end.
Q. My audio/video isn’t working. What do I do? Can I contact Kristin about it?
A. Please don’t contact Kristin about any technical issues regarding Focusmate! She doesn’t own or run Focusmate so she won’t be any help. She simply hosts a group on Focusmate.
First, make sure you have a supported browser. On desktop Focusmate strongly recommends using Chrome. For mobile phones, Focumate only supports these browsers:
You will also need to allow your browser permission to access your camera and microphone. Here are instructions on how to change your Chrome permissions for camera and microphone.
If you are still having trouble, try the following:
If you are on mobile, please read this article on launching a session.
Q. I found a Focusmate glitch or bug. What do I do?
A. When there’s a glitch, let Focusmate know: You might be the first person to experience it, or one of many. The Focusmate team works tirelessly to keep the system running smoothly, but we can’t fix problems we don’t know about.
Q. What does Focusmate cost?
A. Focusmate is free for 3 sessions (50-minutes each) every week. For unlimited sessions per week, you can upgrade to Turbo for only $5 per month.
Q. Can I listen to music during my session?
Yes. However, if you plan to listen to music or watch videos, make sure to mute your microphone.
Q. Can Focusmate do [insert feature here]?
A. Focusmate is still in the early stages of development. If there’s a feature you want, there’s a good chance we plan to build it. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience.
Effective date: May 1, 2018
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Mary Jeanne Vincent is a Career Expert & Strategist, LinkedIn Expert and Salary Negotiation Queen. She is passionate about coaching clients to achieve their career goals, confidently ask for what they are worth, and create a powerful brand. She works with executives and professionals to craft compelling LinkedIn profiles, create effective résumés, negotiate salary and set professional fees.
Denise Fleck is an award-winning author, animal care instructor and radio show host who has taught more than 10,000 animal lovers how to rescue Rover or help Fluffy feel better BEFORE veterinary care is available. She has shared these skills on Animal Planet’s Groomer Has It and Pit Boss, A&E’s Kirstie Alley’s Big Life and many other programs. Denise has authored 10 books, developed a line of pet first aid kits and hosts the weekly Pet Safety Crusader Radio syndicated on WPET All Paws Pet Talk Radio.
Susan Bross is a nationally accredited financial counselor and money coach. Since 1992, she has helped her clients develop a healthy relationship with money by teaching them essential money management skills and to get in touch with the attitudes and beliefs that are driving their current behaviors. Counseling individuals, couples and entrepreneurial businesses, Ms. Bross improves her clients’ financial lives by helping them earn what they deserve, live within their income while getting their needs and wants met, and have debt prevention in place. She is the author of 7 Keys to Take Charge, Take Action and Live a Struggle-Free Financial Life and When I Do Becomes I Don’t.
George Kao is a speaker and coach on the topics of Authentic Marketing and Joyful Productivity for solopreneurs. More than 1,000 business owners have taken part in his innovative coaching programs to stabilize their income, expand their visibility online, and create more freedom and joy in their business. Over the past seven years he has been a featured guest on many webinars, telesummits, and podcasts. He generously and freely shares his best business tips daily on his Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter profiles. George lives with his wife Kim in San Francisco and they are lucky to live with two cats and a dog.
Adam Toporek is an internationally recognized customer service expert, keynote speaker, and frontline trainer who helps organizations get results by thinking differently about customer service. A third-generation entrepreneur with extensive experience in retail, wholesale, franchising, and small business, Adam understands the impact that customer experience can have on the bottom line. As the author of Be Your Customer’s Hero, the founder of the popular Customers That Stick® blog, and the co-host of the Crack the Customer code podcast, Adam regularly shares his customer experience and customer service insights with a global audience. He has appeared in over 100 media and is regularly cited as a top customer experience thought leader. In addition to his customer experience work, Adam is an angel investor with an interest in entrepreneurs who disrupt the status quo through innovation. Adam lives in Orlando, FL with his wife Renee and his golden retriever Dalton.
Katie Mehas is Creative Director of The Voice Bureau, a boutique brand voice and copywriting agency. A strategic planner and content specialist with more than 10 years’ experience in radio, magazines, and digital media, Katie lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her husband, two daughters, and menagerie of pets.
An educator, author, designer, and world-class presenter, Trish Witkowski specializes in creative solutions and engagement strategies for direct mail and marketing. She is also the curator of the world’s most exciting collection of folded print and direct mail samples, and host of the popular YouTube series “60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week.” Trish is also an instructor for the LinkedIn’s online learning platform, Lynda.com.
SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is the co-author, with the late Dr. John Waddell of Succulent Wild Love. She comes from a background of creative expression and uplifting others through the teachings in her bestselling books, products, and programs that support empowered living. SARK’s purpose is to be an uplifter, a transformer and a laser beam of love. She does that through her art, words and spirit, which have been celebrated by leading thought leaders like Wayne Dyer, Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson, and more.
Kristin Morrison is the host of the Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference and the founder of Six-Figure Pet Business Academy. She is the author of Prosperous Pet Business: Interviews with the Experts-Volume One, 30 Days to Start and Grow Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business, Six-Figure Pet Business and Six-Figure Pet Sitting.
She is a speaker at pet business conferences around the country as well as a business and life coach for pet business owners. She hosts a podcast that can found on iTunes called “Prosperous Pet Business”.
Kristin hired over 250 staff members in the course of running her 18-year pet care business. When she sold her business a couple of years ago she had 35 staff members and 5 managers on staff. She’s also created empowering hiring tools like the Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers Hiring Kit and the Application Packet for Pet Sitters as well as the 52-page Employee Handbook.
Lil BUB is a very special one of a kind critter. More specifically, she is the most amazing cat on the planet. In July of 2011, she was discovered as the runt of a healthy feral litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana at only a few weeks old. Mike Bridavsky took her in as a rescue when it was clear that she would require special care. Since then BUB has become one of the most famous cats on the planet. She is a published author, a talk show host, the star of an award-winning documentary, created Lil BUB’s Big FUND for the ASPCA (the first national fund for special needs pets), and has helped raise over $400,000 for animals in need.
Marcie Prohofsky is both a natural foods chef and a confidence coach.As a coach, she works internationally with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives helping them improve their personal and professional relationships, feel more connected and supported, while launching them towards a deeper sense of life-purpose, presence and vibrancy. As a chef and educator, her mission is to introduce people to the pleasure and benefits of cooking and eating plant-based foods chosen for increased energy, clarity and healing.
Jennifer Lee is the author of Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way and the bestselling The Right-Brain Business Plan. She spent a decade climbing the corporate ladder before pursuing her creative dreams. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and sweet husky-lab mix.
Marc Allen is an internationally renowned seminar leader, entrepreneur, author, and composer. He co-founded New World Library (with Shakti Gawain) in 1977 and has guided the company, as president and publisher, from a small start-up to its current position as a major player in the independent publishing world. His company has published books by many best-selling authors including Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra. He leads seminars in northern California and offers online teleseminars that reach people all over the world. He has written several books, including The Magical Path, The Type Z Guide to Success, The Greatest Secret of All, Visionary Business, and others.
In 1982, Dr. Dunbar designed and taught the world’s very first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes — SIRIUS® Puppy Training. Next, he created and developed the San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Behavior Department, the American Kennel Club’s Gazette “Behavior” column, which he wrote for seven years, and the K9 GAMES®, which were first held in San Francisco in 1993 and continue as annual events in Japan and Europe. He hosted the popular UK television series Dogs With Dunbar for five seasons and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including the Today Show (US) and Dash Village (Japan).
Additionally, Dr. Dunbar has consulted on a variety of movies — full-length features, documentaries and animation (including Pixar’s UP) and he has twice spoken at the prestigious Conference (TED). Over the past 40 years, Dr. Dunbar has given well over 1000 one-day seminars and workshops for dog trainers and veterinarians in an effort to popularize off-leash puppy socialization classes, temperament modification, and owner-friendly and dog-friendly dog training.
Susan Jackson is the VP of content partnerships for Ahalogy, a technology startup company focused on delivering results from Pinterest and beyond. She heads up the Ahalogy Content Network, a partnership with the web’s top bloggers, writers, photographers and designers creating amazing content. Susan cofounded the blog Working Moms Against Guilt and is a regular contributor to iBlog Magazine. She earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Miami University. She’s worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, PR professional, copywriter and social media consultant. Susan lives with her husband, two children and puppy in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Marina Smerling is a trainer and communication coach with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication. Drawing upon a decade of training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Marina shepherds families, couples, and individuals in not just surviving, but thriving through communication and relationship challenges, both personal and professional. Marina’s counseling work specializes in transforming age-old patterns of shame into self-love, and supporting women in bringing both honesty and heart to their relationships. Marina is also a former attorney and co-founder of WiseHeart Lawyering.
Patti Moran developed pet sitting as a profession after starting her own pet-sitting business in North Carolina in 1983. After word of her business spread to other parts of the United States, Moran was prompted to put her how-to advice on paper; the premier reference, Pet Sitting for Profit, was published in 1987. As others joined her in the profession, Moran began the National Association of Pet Sitters in 1989 and also founded Pet Sitters International in 1994. With 7,000 member businesses, PSI is the leading educational organization for professional pet sitters in the world.
Steve Dale, CABC (certified animal behavior consultant), reaches more pet owners than any other pet journalist in America. Steve writes a twice-weekly syndicated newspaper column (Tribune Content Agency, since 1995); he is the host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute (together heard on over 100 radio stations, syndicated Black Dog Radio Productions, since 2005). He’s also a special contributor and program host, Steve Dale’s Pet World, on WGN Radio, Chicago. And he formerly hosted nationally broadcast Animal Planet Radio.
Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the self-care movement with her first book, The Woman’s Comfort Book. She’s the author of seven additional books on well-being and whole living: The Couple’s Comfort Book, The Pregnant Woman’s Comfort Book, The Woman’s Retreat Book, Comfort Secrets for Busy Women (The Comfort Queen’s Guide to Life in hardcover), The Life Organizer, and A Year of Daily Joy. There are about a million copies of her books in print in nine languages.Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada and Europe, written a national magazine column for a Martha Stewart magazine, been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines, and appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows, even on Oprah. Jennifer has been teaching retreats and leading workshops since 1992 and creating vibrant on-line communities and innovative learning experiences since 2000. She married her second husband at 50 and is the very proud mom of Lillian and very proud bonus mom to Aidan.
Victoria Stilwell is a world-renowned dog trainer best known as the star of the international hit TV series, It’s Me or the Dog. She’s also a best-selling author and Victoria appears frequently in the media and is widely recognized as a leader in the field of animal behavior. She’s a passionate advocate for positive dog training methods and she’s the Editor-in-Chief of Positively.com. She’s also the founder of the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behavior, and the CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training.
The Pet Blog Lady (aka Lisa Taron) has followed her blogging passion for over 6 years now. Her blog celebrates “all things pets”, from heart-warming stories of the incredible human/animal bond and product reviews, to helpful tips for pet parents and silly musings about her life. Her past work experiences including radio broadcasting and managing seniors’ homes. Her popular blog gets thousands of viewers each day!
Andrea Arden is an Animal Planet pet expert and cast member on Dogs101, Cats101, America’s Cutest Pet, and Underdog to Wonderdog. Her extensive media experience also includes the Today Show, Live with Kelly & Michael, 20/20, Dateline NBC, Nightline, The View, and the Emmy Award winning Pet Department on FX. Andrea is also a professional speaker, and author of Dog Friendly Dog Training, Barron’s Dog Training Bible, Train Your Dog the Lazy Way, and The Little Book of Dog Tricks.
Paul Mann is the Founder and President of FETCH! Pet Care, the largest pet sitting franchise in the United States, serving thousands of clients in hundreds of cities and towns from coast to coast. Paul founded FETCH! Pet Care in 2002 as a San Francisco Bay Area local pet sitting and dog walking service, and, after experiencing rapid growth and profitability, launched this first-of-its-kind franchise-based business in 2004. Through Paul’s leadership, FETCH! Pet Care has established itself as the nation’s largest and most sophisticated professional pet care network. In his current capacity, Paul oversees all FETCH! Pet Care franchise sales, corporate marketing and communications.
Chess Edwards is an international Guide for Optimal Living. Whether it be guiding personal development journeys in some of the world’s most inspiring locations, coaching business leaders to discover their most potent leadership skills, facilitating corporate team development processes or coaching individuals to create their most vibrant & fulfilling lives, Chess brings courageous awareness to the life skills that enliven and unlock full potential.
Trish King has been a professional in the animal world for over 25 years. As Director of the Behavior & Training Department at the Marin Humane Society, she built a department known throughout the United States for its quality. Trish established the Canine Behavior Academy at MHS for new or interested trainers. She currently teaches the Academy of Dog Behavior, hosted by Humane Society Silicon Valley, and teaches workshops and seminars on behavior, canine management, temperament assessment, and handling difficult dogs, among other topics. In addition, she and her partner own Animal Behavior Associates, consulting with and helping dogs and their owners.
Her extensive knowledge of animal behavior, as well as her sense of humor, have made her a popular speaker at such venues as the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), The Humane Society of the US (HSUS), American Humane Association AHA), and California Animal Care Conferences.
Trish authored a critically acclaimed book for dog owners, Parenting Your Dog (TFH Publications). She has written numerous articles about dog and cat behavior for local and national newspapers and magazines. She also developed the “Canine Calming Cap”, marketed by the Thundershirt Company, to help dogs that are overly anxious or excitable.
We’re offering a unique opportunity this year on a first-come, first-served basis for Platinum sponsors to be the only featured business in their category (i.e., pet insurance, pet sitting business software, pet food, etc.). If you’re the first sponsor in your business category to secure Platinum sponsorship, we will lock out competing businesses and feature you as the sole Platinum-level business in that category — a perfect way to make your products or services stand out above the rest!
Your logo and website will appear on the Conference Sponsors page.
We will place your logo at the bottom of the 2018 Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference homepage so all attendees and anyone visiting the site will have face time with your brand!
Your logo and website will appear on the Conference Sponsors page — plus you’ll get to include a paragraph (up to 400 characters) about your business, products, or services!
We will place your medium-sized logo at the bottom of the 2018 Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference homepage so all attendees and anyone visiting the site will have face time with your brand!
Gold sponsors will be featured on the Prosperous Pet Business Facebook page. We’ll share a link to your company website with thousands of engaged and receptive pet business owners!
Your business website, logo, and “FREE GIFT” link will be part of the “thank you” email we send to all attendees after the conference — a powerful opportunity to get in front of pet business owners who need what you are offering!
Your logo and website will be given priority placement on the Conference Sponsors page — plus you’ll get to include a paragraph (up to 500 characters) about your business, products, or services!
We will give your logo a large, premiere placement on the 2018 Prosperous Pet Business Online Conference homepage so all attendees and anyone visiting the site will have face time with your brand!
Your company logo will be included in the welcome email we send to all attendees when they register for the conference — an anticipated 15,000+ for 2018!
Every day that we deliver the new conference videos, we will send an email with your logo included. That’s 14 or more emails featuring your logo!
Platinum sponsors will be featured on the Prosperous Pet Business Facebook page, the Prosperous Pet Business Facebook group (thousands of members), AND event founder Kristin Morrison’s personal page. We’ll share your logo and your company website on all three posts, grabbing the attention of thousands of engaged and receptive pet business owners!
Submit a Q & A style interview about your business (up to 500 words) to be published on the Six Figure Pet Business Academy™ blog during the conference. We’ll post it, along with a link to your website!
As a Platinum sponsor, you’ll have a spot reserved for you on the Conference Sponsors page with a “FREE GIFT” button where attendees can provide you with their email in exchange for a gift (i.e., a Tips and Tools PDF, a discount code to a product or service, etc.). This is a fantastic way to build your list and grow your customer base — and reach pet business owners long after the conference is over!
Your business logo will appear at the end of each speaker’s video at this year’s conference — that’s 25 logo placements for 2018!