Live Love Life Abroad
I had always pined for a life in a faraway land, where I’d walk on cobblestone streets to the market, sip wine at an outdoor café and order dinner in another language. Thirteen years ago, I quit daydreaming and did it. I packed up the kids, the car and the Kaopectate and moved to Mexico. Immersed in a new culture, I discovered new tastes, learned a new language, and experienced life in a whole new way. If you’ve ever fantasized about living for an extended period of time, six months, a year, or the rest of your life, outside the United States, Live Love Life Abroad will give you inspiration to do just that. In this workshop you’ll gain practical information to plan, prepare and execute your adventure strategy. Poet Mary Oliver asks us, “…what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” If your plan has ever included a life abroad, now is the time to make it happen.
2-Part Life Series: #1 Living With Courage #2 The 3X5 Card
We all know that our lives and daily choices are best governed by our most deeply held beliefs and priorities. Yet there is much to distract and dilute even our best of intentions. Rather than thrive by following our hearts and what we know to be true, we often struggle to survive amidst the demands, voices and expectations other than our own. The matters that matter can get all but lost. This series of three workshops will allow participants to consider that which is most important, and find new ways to live that are reflective of who they are and what they value. Each workshop is a carefully designed combination of storytelling, teaching and guided thinking exercises. You will be encouraged, entertained and will come away with new personal insights. #1 Living With Courage Fear can stop us in our tracks, robbing us of joy and possibility. Learn what it can mean to live with courage, discover new ways to step over fear, and move forward with intention and courage. #2 The 3×5 Card It is all about finding our voice, speaking up and holding on to the reins of our lives.
Dancing At the Shame Prom - Righting Your Life by Writing Your Life
As writers, our job is to tell the truth – all of it. The good, the bad, the ugly. Many of us struggle to find our “voice” on the page, but your truest, most authentic voice is found in the stories you don’t tell. Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter’s new book Dancing at the Shame Prom- Sharing the Stories that Kept Us Small covers this very issue. In this workshop, they will guide you through writing the scary stuff, helping you to break through to the authentic voice inside of you.
Your Spiritual Quest, Your Passion
You’ve made the commitment to take 3-days apart to listen . . . to one another, to your speakers, and yes, to that still small voice within. In this workshop, we’ll explore ways to jump start your relationship with the Divine Feminine; uncover your personal gifts and passion for new directions; and test out the role of imagination in your spiritual quest. (Bring notebook or journal and pen.)
When You Look in the Mirror, What Do You See? Getting Fit After Fifty
The simple truth is our bodies change in midlife. But, here’s the good news: It’s never too late to get fit and healthy. Too often, women get stuck into thinking that “this is what happens when you hit fifty” and give up and give in. But don’t. With a few changes in how you eat and move your body, you can love what you see when you look in the mirror, inside and out. I’ll take you through each exercise and offer meal planning and recipes to help guide you to better health and fitness, no matter what your age.
Assess Your Business Goals & Action Plan
This workshop will focus on four key areas of running a business that are often overlooked:
Goal Setting – In order to be successful, you have to first define what that means for you so that you know when you’ve achieved it. You also have to know how you’re going to get there. We will make sure your goals are “SMART,” participate in the power of writing your goals into law and creating the vision that will that will bring them to fruition.
Creating Relationships – Next, we’ll look at how you’re going to achieve your goals. Building your business depends on creating clients. Solid, sincere relationships will organically grow your client base. We’ll talk about networking and the differences between establishing a relationship and having a sales conversation.
Recognizing Your Value – Your job description does not define your value. Your experience – in business and in life – is what creates the value you have to offer. How do you establish your value and rely upon it to grow your business and reach your goals?
Knowing You are Not Alone – Learn how to identify your support team and use them wisely and effectively.
The Key to Marketing Your Business Online – Storytelling
Are you telling a compelling story using your social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) and on your blog? For those with or without a blog, do you know to leverage blogging to strengthen your brand by creating and sustaining relationships that convert to clients? In this workshop we will explore techniques for creating compelling social media content designed to create meaningful engagement with your targeted audience – content that will build community, ignite conversation around your brand, and help you achieve your business objectives.
Never Say No to Yourself – Mastermind Session
How often have you said “No, I can’t / I shouldn’t / I have to do [fill in the blank] first / I would fail?” You’ve probably felt that life has said no to your dream, but the truth is the only person who can say no to you, is you. Maybe you’re not ready to suddenly decide to say “yes,” but today, how about saying maybe? Come to a mastermind session with an intimate group of supportive women and lay your dream out on the table. We’ll devote our full knowledge and attention, and brainstorm for and with you. Then you’ll return the same positive energy to every other woman in the group in turn. It sounds simple, doesn’t it? But mastermind sessions like this – among like-minded women – are stunningly powerful. I’ve been leading mastermind groups for three years now and I’ve never once seen a session fail to reveal serendipity, surprises, connections, and inspired resolve. Give yourself permission – if not yes, then maybe.
Speaking With Power and Passion
We all have assets and liabilities when it comes to communicating and presenting ourselves. Even if our assets are substantial, our liabilities can alienate potential customers, clients, and colleagues. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What you do speaks so loud, I cannot hear what you say.” Is there something you’re doing that gets in the way of your being heard? This presentation will show you how to passionately speak about yourself and/or your business. Using creative, interactive techniques, the presentation gives participants specific skills and techniques to become more engaging, dynamic, and powerful communicators. Participants will learn to: • Create a dynamic, powerful presence • Create a winning “elevator pitch” or value proposition • Infuse communication with engaging, powerful content • Improve voice, vocal tone, accent, gestures and posture.
It’s About Time – Women, Beauty and Age
All women want love and attention. We have been led to believe that our value comes from our looks and that out looks will fade and disappear starting at age 30 or so. How has that affected you and your choices? What is the real truth? Who is going to change those ideas? This workshop is a discussion and Q & A format. Cindy Joseph will offer possible new view points to consider adding to your own on the subject of women, beauty, and age.
Is It Too Late to Get Into Acting?
How late is too late to start an acting career – or is it never too late? What do you need to do to get started, where are the opportunities, and how can you get training and support? Alice Barden, a successful actress who has appeared in numerous television shows and state productions, has encouraging news and practical guidance on how to get started.
Social Media Etiquette – Are U RUDE By Mistake?
Remember that grandmother who got sniffy and refused to communicate with you unless you sent her letters that you wrote by hand? Maybe you complied with good humor; maybe you resisted and she relented; or maybe her judgmental nature and insistence on “her way” damaged your relationship? What a shame. Rules of etiquette are one of those nettlesome dividing lines between the generations, and often disproportionate meaning is assigned to the mode of communication at the expense of the communication itself. Don’t be your grandmother; better that you adapt to change as best you can and keep those relationships flowing even though the mode of communication may not be your preferred or most comfortable way. Learn about text messaging, g-chatting, emailing, Facebook friending, Tweeting, and online privacy – and the rules of E-Etiquette that may have passed totally under your radar.