Hiring Gwen

Teaching is my favorite part of this business. I love spending time with other knitters and having the opportunity to share my passion. If you have had the chance to be in class with me, hopefully my love of teaching came shining through.

Although this is what I do for a living, all most all my teaching engagements come from some sort of referral. If you have not had the opportunity to be in one of my classes, I am always happy to provide a list of as many referrals as you would like.

My current rates can be found in my standard teaching agreement along with other information about having me teach at your locale. If you are interested in having me teach at your local yarn shop or knitting event, please drop me an e-mail and we can discuss details and look at possible dates.  In addition you also can always check my current schedule to see where I will be traveling. If I am going to be in your area, we may be able to negotiate a reduced fee agreement. If you would like to be placed on a list of folks I contact when I am scheduled to be in an area, please e-mail me with that information as well.

My standard list of classes lists dozens of 3-hour and 6-hour classes on a wide variety of topics. I often joke if you can’t find something of interest, you are not trying hard enough! That said, I am developing new classes all the time and I am happy to discuss creating something specifically for your students.

In addition to classes, I also offer 12 – 18 hour retreats, customized to your environment and schedule. Retreats are really my favorite as I have a chance to really get to know the participants as well as delve deeply into the topic being taught. As an extrovert, I love fully participating in all activities and require only a minimal amount of down-time.

To maximize your time and investment of having me come teach, you might also consider having me provide some in-house training. As a former small business consultant for Ernst & Young LLP, expert instructor and solo-preneur consultant and coach I possess the knowledge and skills to train on a variety of topics. Just let me know of your interest when you contact me and we can develop a personalized program just for your business or organization.

Thank you for considering me to teach for your organization and I look forward to working with you in the near future!

Gwen Bortner