About Rebecca Coleman

photo by Wendy D
photo by Wendy D

I come from a background in the arts. Writing was my first love: I wrote my first short story when I was 9, and was winning prizes for them at 17. But in my first year of university, I discovered the theatre, and we had a mad and passionate affair that continues to this day. My work in the theatre was both on- and back-stage, and for more than 10 years, I’ve been doing freelance publicity in the arts.

I got interested in social media as an alternative way to publicize my client’s work, and have immersed myself in learning about how to market using social media since 2007. It has lead me to write three books, teach workshops as far away as Australia, and teach courses at local universities and post-secondary institutes.

I work primarily with small businesses, arts and non-profit organizations to help them to create social media marketing plans to harness the power of social media to grow their businesses.

I write. A lot. I love it. It’s creative expression….

Food is another great passion of mine. I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, and I love to travel and try new foods. I love to cook for family and friends. I have a recipe blog, Cooking by Laptop, and a YouTube channel. My cookbook, Aquafabulous!: 100+ Egg-Free Vegan Recipes Using Aquafaba (Bean Water) was published by Robert Rose in the spring of 2017.

I sit on the Board of Directors for The Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society and the Shameless Hussies.

The true love of my life is my teenage son, Michael. I couldn’t go a day without coffee, my Macbook Pro, my iPhone. I’m tall, an I love rocking a great pair of heels. I love a big red wine, stinky cheeses, and being surrounded by the mountains, trees and ocean.

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Rebecca Coleman is an amazing combination of expert, coach and arts advocate in the independent arts world. When Rebecca recommends a strategy it is because she knows that it is the best path. There is no one with her direct experience in Australia. Her tour “down under” was a huge success with 72% of seminar attendees saying that there were concrete strategies that they could immediately employ that would make a difference to their arts business in the next 1-3 months. Rebecca’s humour, wisdom and experience create a learning atmosphere of trust and support. Her website and book are a constant source of quality advice and best-practice content.
–John Paul Fischbach, Executive Director, Auspicious Arts Incubator, Melbourne, Australia

Street Cred:

Self-Care for Stressed-out Business Owners (Go Daddy)

You and the Internet of Things (Podcast with Vicki McLeod)

Keeping Employee Motivation High in Times of Stress (Go Daddy)

The Upsell Podcast

Member of the Independent Theatre Bloggers Association.

Rebecca Coleman: Marketing Maven (The Biz Blog)

Wednesday “Bump” Day: Art of the Biz Blog (UQ Events Blog)

Kicking up a Stink about B.C.’s Provincial Budget Cuts with Social Media Mavin Rebecca Coleman (Vancouver Observer)

A Social Media Conversation with Rebecca Coleman (by Rebecca Krause-Hardie)

The Big Orange Slide: Interview with Ian MacKenzie

Social Media Time Management

Social Media Books for the Beginner

Learning the Art of Social-Media-izing

John Mclachlan: Podcast

A Symphony of Tweets (The Vancouver Sun, Jan 8, 2011)

The Express (March 9, 2011)

Deals Out there with Group Coupons (News 1130, March 21, 2011)

Classroom Distraction: The Device Vice (The Link Newspaper, March 5, 2013)

Nominated for Most Inspiring Social Media User, Best Blog and Most Likely to Become a Social Media Celebrity at the #SMCV11 Awards.

Nominated as one of Vancouver Mom’s Top Mom Bloggers, 2013.

Featured in BC Business Magazine, July, 2013



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