Certified Wedding and Funeral Celebrant Zoe Davis lives in the beautiful Limousin region of France, with her husband, and two children. When's she not busy being a farmer's wife, Zoe spends her time building up her celebrant business Celebrant of Life, in France and making a name for herself within her local wedding and funeral industry.
We interviewed Zoe to find out how she found her wedding and funeral celebrant training courses and to see how they helped her to become the celebrant that she is.
What did you do before becoming a celebrant or in addition to being a celebrant now?
Life Coach, Photographer and Hairdresser
What experiences or past skills do you think helped you with being a celebrant?
Being a good listener, Being creative, a love to write, being helpful, finding alternatives
What made you want to train to become a celebrant?
It is something I have always wanted to do since I had seen Natasha on TV some years back. I was actually watching A New Life in The Sun and it was more about her husband but something stood out to me when I saw what she did, but I didn't really understand the concept to begin with.
What did your friends and family think of your decision to become a celebrant?
My best friends keep telling me they are so pleased and proud of me. They said they haven't seen me smile and be excited about something like this for a very long time.
Why did you choose to train with the Celebrants Collective?
As I mentioned I had already seen Natasha and kind of followed her on and off through social media over the years. The last two years I got more interested and I started to really look into things. I chatted with other celebrant organisations that carried out courses, but I always came back to Celebrants Collective.
Did you have any worries about being a celebrant which the course has helped you resolve?
Not really, only my confidence to speak in front of people.
What was your most favorite part of the course and why?
All of it in all honesty. I really can't pick out any favourite part. Well, apart from the live group tutorials, I do love them, they are good fun and there's always something for me to learn.
How has your training with the Celebrants Collective help you to become a confident celebrant?
Knowing what support network I have behind me and being able to be myself.
What’s been your biggest takeaway so far about training to be a celebrant?
Ooooh I have to chose? Erm...I think it is to be myself. Be confident in who I am, what I offer and confident that I can do this.
What kind of celebrant do you think you’re shaping up to be?
A confident, heartwarming, fun-loving, quirky type.
How have you been making a name for yourself since you became certified?
I purposefully made my website in bold colours to help get me noticed. I made sure I've told people about me and I wrote an article for The Celebrants Magazine explaining how I turned 2020 into my year of change.
What would be your advice to someone looking to train to be a wedding or funeral celebrant?
Research! Listen and follow people you like that make you feel curious. Explore everything and leave no stone unturned and ask questions!
We love Zoe over here at the CC! And we loved training her to become an awesome wedding and funeral celebrant in France.
You can find Zoe here at www.celebrantoflife.com