ETTWomen Workshop: Creating a Vision Board and Journal

vision board

Do you want to be, do, and have more in your life? Are you feeling stuck? Would you like to feel fulfilled, happy and connected to your purpose? This fun workshop is for you!

Vision boards create a remarkable synergy around what you want and how to get it. Using visioning techniques can also help you attract the people, the places and the things you long for.

Get Clarity in Your Zone of Genius in 2017! We are excited to share with you our love for vision boards, specially vision journals, as life altering tools.

In this workshop you will learn:

1. How to create 3 different types of Vision Boards,
2. How to create a Vision Journal,
3. The techniques to create synergy around what you want and how to get it.


All materials for creating a vision board are included. 

Journals will be available for purchase.



ETTWomen Think Tank Central Jersey- Creating a Vision Board and Journal

Friday, January 27, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Central Jersey



New Year, New Goals! 10 Productivity Tips to Help You Get $#!t Done!

In just a few days, it’s back to the grind. Kids go back to school (Hell. To. The YES!) and -naturally- we feel that we will get back on track.

But, how do you prioritize? How do you decide which task to tackle first?

Truth: A key differentiator between people who succeed in their business and those who do not is personal productivity. Leaders and entrepreneurs who are consistently making things happen know how to achieve what they want in less time than others. American Express Forum details what highly successful entrepreneurs do every day.

I was pleasantly surprised at learning that many of these tips are already a part of what we teach at ETTWomen, I wanted to share them with you again so you keep them top of mind.

There’s a lot to be learned from the tactics of successful, and incredibly busy, individuals on how to better organize our own days. Here are 10 things you can start doing today:

  1. Pick 1 task to focus on. One thing many successful entrepreneurs have in common is the ability to focus on what matters most. Pick one thing and do that one thing.

  2. Block out distractions. Period. Martina Navratilova says, “I concentrate on concentrating.” If you don’t have the willpower to be self-accountable, try Rescue Time. It is an application that runs in the background of your computer and measures how you spend your time so you can make better decisions.

  3. Set a strict time limit on meetings. In general, people don’t need as much time as they ask for. Meetings can be time vampires. So, be cut-throat when it comes to managing your time so you can focus on high value tasks.

  4. Set up productivity rituals. Many of  you know I swear by waking up earlier than most consider normal. You also know that because of this, there are tasks that are done by 6am. Therefore, setting up rituals that automate behaviors, make us more productive – without depleting our energy reservoir. 4am may not be your cup of tea, but force yourself to prioritize so that you know that you will finish at least that one critical task during the period of the day when you have the most energy and the fewest distractions.

  5. Get up earlier. Research shows that mornings can make or break your day. Use the mantra “mind over mattress” to motivate yourself to get out of bed to pursue your goals.

  6. Outsource personal chores. Highly productive people are selective about how they expend their energy. They don’t waste time or energy on tasks that others can do. Do a cost/benefit analysis of how you spend your time and see if it’s worth offloading some repetitive tasks so you can focus on what will bring value to your company.

  7. Increase your effectiveness through technology. There’s a plethora of programs to make a small-business owner more effective in increasing productivity. A few popular tools—some of which are free—include Dropbox to store files online; Any Meeting to host a webinar and Hootsuite or Buffer to schedule your social media postings.

  8. Don’t say yes to every request. Most of us have a deep need to be liked. That translates into us saying yes to everything – which is the end of your elite productivity.

  9. Stop multi-tasking. New research confirms that all the distractions invading our lives are rewiring the way our brains work. Be one of the rare-air few who develops the mental and physical discipline to have a mono-maniacal focus on one thing for many hours. It’s all about practice.

  10. Learn from others. Understand that for you to move to your next level of success, you must be in constant student mode. Whether you’re learning from others, attending school, reading books, attending seminars or taking a course, you have to gain access to the information you don’t know so you can get to where you want to be.

Your productivity is your life made visible. Protect your time, your energy, your business, your life.

Our planner is also a fabulous productivity tool to start the new year with a bang! Check it out here!

Do you have a question? Leave me a comment below!

Making Scary Decisions is Part of the Business

Being an entrepreneur is scary. If owning your own business was easy, everyone would do it.

No one tells you what to do, which means you get credit for your successes and the blame for the failures. Every decision falls on you to make, big to little. Even writing this is giving me butterflies.

So how do you get anything done?

Obviously there is no perfect answer to this, but I will tell you what works for me; a combination of research and personal experience.

I recently decided to expand my business. I have been knitting custom golf club covers for years and have become quite successful at it. My customers love what I make and I enjoy making them. However, I have hit a plateau. I needed to change what I was doing to move my business in a positive direction. Did I want to start selling wholesale to golf clubs? Did I want to expand my product line? Did I want to invest in advertising and licensing? All of them would require investing time and money on things that I could not guarantee success.

I took all these options, looked at what I already knew about myself and my business, then picked one. Which one? I am currently expanding my product line and services. I now host knitting parties, where people can learn to knit one of my patterns. I sell supplies and accessories, things I know knitters and knitting fans want and are not always easy to find.

Honestly, I just picked one.

Once you make a decision you have to follow through. Give yourself a timeframe. Set yourself tasks and goals. Set a budget! Break it down into bitesize pieces. Seek out support. Give this choice every chance for success. Stick to it, then look back and see how you did.

What change do you want to see in your business? What fears are holding you back?

Before 2017, Ask Yourself These 10 Questions

I think we can all agree that this year raced through, right? At the end of every year, I take minute to stop and reflect on what I have accomplished for myself, my family and my business. Do you?

I do this because I promised myself many years ago that I would live life fully.

I would say yes to the things that would serve me, my family and my community. In order to know this, you have get clear and write some things down.

If you haven’t taken a minute to decompress about this year, here’s a start. Here are 10 questions you may want to ask yourself:

  1. Am I happy with where I am at with my life right now?
  2. What am I passionate about? What am I doing to pursue my passion?
  3. Who and what things are weighing me down that I need to get rid of? How will I do it?
  4. What do I need to forgive myself for?
  5. When did I feel most alive this year?
  6. What was sacred about that moment?
  7. What do I want to let go of?
  8. What do I want to dedicate 2017 to?
  9. What did I learn about myself in 2016?
  10. What did 2016 represent to me in my path?

DOWNLOAD THE QUESTIONS HERE ===>10-questions-to-ask-yourself-before-2017

I wish you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy New Year! And as always, let’s roll 2017!


Need some help getting clear? Try this powerful tool!

Do you have a question? PLEASE, let’s connect HERE or leave me a comment below!


ETTWomen’s Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide!

The most wonderful time of the year is here, and you still have a few people to cross off your list. Have no fear, ETTWomen is here and you’re a click away from spreading cheer!


Tracey Rediker is an avid knitter. She realized long ago that golf clubs were prime real estate for her quirkiness to come to life! She’s expanded her product to cozy, warm and beautiful scarves and hats. Have something specific in mind? At Tracey Knits, it’s all possible.


Efrancé Beauty, the most advanced Anti-Aging Skin Care from the Jersey Shore, is offering the complete Efrancé Beauty Collection at a discount of 15% until January 7, 2017. Go to, SHOP, and enter promo code HOLIDAY16 at check out.

Super-Boosted Triple Peptide Serum, an anti-aging serum is like no other in that you will see and feel the reparative effects on your skin immediately. Loaded with peptides, SBTPS is a reparative serum forcing your skin to create its own collagen “for results that you will see”.

Cucumber and Calendula Hydrating Cleanser is a great way to start your day with a boost of hydration.

Eyejuvenate Eye Treatment is delicate but powerful at the same time; watch your fine lines disappear. Your eyes will look well rested.

Resplendence Botanical Moisture Cream feels like a dream on your skin. Deeply hydrating, it makes you feel and look younger.

These products repair and rehabilitate your skin and you will feel completely hydrated with a youthful glow to your skin.


KYSS Premium Organic Sugar Scrub contains organic cane sugar, a special blend of olive and coconut oils with fragrant cranberry seeds. Revive your body’s natural glow the KYSS way. To order visit


The Eclectic Chic Boutique is a unique boutique that carries an array of handmade goods and limited edition items – all craſted with love and quality.

Craft Class Special

Give the gift of art and learning with a craft class! Get 10% off any class when you book 5 or more participants before 1/31/2017. We offer jewelry-making, soap-making, pipecleaner art, drawing, and more. Visit our website to browse our current classes.

Shop Handmade

Stop by our website and browse a variety of handmade crafts created by local artisans. Use coupon code ettw-giftguide and get 20% off your entire order. If your order is $70 or more you will also get Free Shipping.


When You Shop Around, You Can Save Big

You could save big money on your auto and homeowner’s insurance coverage just by shopping around. Primerica Secure™ makes it easy to get multiple quotes from top-rated carriers. Call Dee Sands at 732-754-8793 to get started today.


As a Naturopathic Doctor, Angela offers one-on-one nutrition consultations and weight management in-person and online. Her programs are customized and personalized to each unique person. Her belief is that taking care of your whole body, mind, and spirit from the inside and out; with proper nutrition, rest, stress reduction, and exercise, you can keep your body balanced and remain youthful.

Angela’s goal is to help her clients develop a plan to assist them in managing their weight loss, building internal health, and enhancing external beauty and well- being; through healthy eating habits and fitness, along with nutritional supplementation to achieve optimal health and longevity.

Contact Angela to start a healthy new you!
Dr. Angela Serritella 

(ND, CNS, NTP, Certified Aromatherapist, & Licensed Cosmetologist)



Whether you are looking to lose weight, increase your energy, get better sleep or just get healthier, you deserve a personal and easy wellness plan customized just for you.  You will receive one on one coaching and get a custom plan that will transform your life.

With Nutritional Cleansing, Valerie has coached and watched people transform physically. Do you need to lose weight? Gain muscle? Are you tired all the time?  Do you not sleep? Would you love to reduce the stress in your life?  I can help you achieve all of your goals.  You will receive one on one coaching with a customized plan that is a fit for you. Are you ready to feel the absolute best you possibly could? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, we deserve to connect.

Call Valerie and find out what Nutritional Cleansing is all about. The consultation is FREE!

Valerie Glinn | Nutritional Cleansing Coach | 732-762-0093

ETTWomen at BELLA’s Holiday Issue Cover Party Hosted by Hoda and Kathie Lee

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Kathie Lee and Hoda hosted the official launch party of the November/December 2016 Holiday Issue Cover Party at Arlo Hudson Square in New York City.  ETTWomen was there! We arrived in a luxury limo from JAC Limousines and sipped on Kim Crawford Wines, Freixenet, and 1907 Water, while perusing holiday gifting ideas from Bella Aura, Abaton, Urbani Truffles USA, Cover Your Gray, and Adrianna Pappell. Presenting sponsors included University Pain Medicine Center, Liberta Co Ltd/Baby Foot, and the Bahamas.

Guests included Courtenay Hall (BELLA Editor-in-Chief), Dan Hall (BELLA Publisher), Kathie Lee Gifford (Today Show Host), Hoda Kotb (Today Show Host), Kristen Taekman (Bravo’s RHONY), Melissa Francis (Fox News Anchor), Carson Kressley (TV Personality), Catherine Curtin (Orange is the New Black), Charles Frattini (Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid), Dr. Tabasum Mir (Bravo’s Blood Sweat & Heels), Taylor Strecker (SirisuXM’s Cosmo’s Wake Up with Taylor), Andrea Helfrich (EDM Festival host of ULTRA music festivals), Max Mackenzie (actor), Shayna Leigh (singer), Nicole Lapi (Host of “Hatched” on CBS).

Photo credits:Jenny Colon

ETTWomen’s #ThePowerOfConnections2016!

ETTWomen’s #ThePowerOfConnections2016 was nothing short of amazing! We bring together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries. Our members and attendees received powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, made deep connections and received unique opportunities to change their lives and the lives of others through their business.


Thank you to Ray Catena of Freehold for your invaluable support! Thank you to Anthony Beshara, COO of Bella Vista Country Club once again provided us with fabulous service and thank you Angela Squicciarini for capturing the weekend again so beautifully!


Our annual conference teaches the most fabulous personal and professional development ideas that help elevate participants’ lives and businesses. Here’s Part 1 of what went down on Day 1, Friday November 18, 2016.

Welcome Keynote, 360º Lifestyle Assessment (Group Exercise) by ETTWomen Founders Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes and Guided Meditation by Candy Calderon.

Connections Session and Spotlight on ETTWomen Foundation

Breakout Sessions by Bailey Frumen: Own Your Power, Joi M. Stanley: The Power of the Ask and Sabina Hitchen: THIS is How You’re Going to Get Press Strategically and Confidently in 2017.

Lunch SURPRISE with Heidi and Lori from The Tony D Band and Artist Shenna Vaughn began creating a live masterpiece for a lucky attendee to take home!

Breakout Sessions with Candy Calderon: Fearless Health, Heather Riccardi and Michelle Hassani from ALL STATE: Principles of Insurance.

 Media Panel Discussion with Courtenay Cooper Hall (BELLA Media Group), Dr. Robi Ludwig (BRAVO and ID), Vanessa Freeman (News 12 NJ) and Sabina Hitchen (Sabina Knows).

Connections Sessions and recognitions to Courtenay Cooper Hall (BELLA Media Group), Marcy Cortez (LAIFinancial Group) and Jillian Edwards Coburn (Reel Housewives of the Deep South).


Here’s Part 2 of what went down on Day 2, Saturday, November 19, 2016.

Networking Breakfast, Welcome by ETTWomen Founders Vanessa Coppes and Lynette Barbieri.


Guided Meditation with Judy Banks.

Power Panel with Joi M. Stanley, Candy Calderon, Theodora Sergio, and Bailey Frumen.

Connections Session.

Breakout Sessions with Candy Calderon: Fearless Health; Theodora Sergiou: Be your own Treasure Box; Heahter Riccardi and Michelle Hassani from ALL STATE: Principles of Insurance

Lunch SURPRISE with Joi M. Stanley

Let’s Move! Alesha Lazan

Breakout Sessions with Theodora Sergiou: Be your own Treasure Box; Sabina Hitchen: THIS is How You’re Going to Get Press Strategically & Confidently in 2017; Bailey Frumen: Own Your Power; Joi M. Stanley: The Power of the Ask

Powerful end to Day 2 with Keynote from Lucinda Cross: Activating Your Vision.

Relationship Tree Group Exercise with ETTWomen Founders Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes and give aways!


The Power of Connections 2016: What to Expect

It’s almost time for The Power of Connections 2016! We bring together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries. Our members and attendees receive powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, make deep connections and unique opportunities to change their lives and the lives of others through their business.

Our annual conference teaches the most fabulous personal and professional development ideas that help elevate participants’ lives and businesses.Here’s what to expect this weekend!


November 18, 2016

8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome Keynote

360º Lifestyle Assessment (Group Exercise)

ETTWomen Founders Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes

9:50 AM Guided Meditation

Candy Calderon

10:00 AM

Connections Session

10:20 AM Spotlight

ETTWomen Foundation

10:40 AM

Breakout Sessions

Bailey Frumen: Own Your Power

Joi M. Stanley: The Power of the Ask

Sabina Hitchen: THIS is How You’re Going to Get Press Strategically and Confidently in 2017

Lynette Barbieri: Women and Investing

12:00 PM



Breakout Sessions

Candy Calderon: Fearless Health

Heahter Riccardi and Michelle Hassani: Principles of Insurance

Vanessa Coppes: 12 Steps Towards Building A Fabulous Brand

2:00 PM

Connections Session

2:30 PM

 Media Panel Discussion

4:00 PM

Connections Session

End of Day 1

4:30 PM


November 19, 2016

8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM


9:40 AM

Guided Meditation

Candy Calderon

10:00 AM

Power Panel

Joi M. Stanley

Candy Calderon

Theodora Sergiou

Bailey Frumen

10:40 AM

Connections Session

11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

Candy Calderon: Fearless Health

Theodora Sergiou: Be your own Treasure Box

Heahter Riccardi and Michelle Hassani: Principles of Insurance

 12:00 PM



Let’s Move! Alesha Lazan

1:30 PM

Connections Session

2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

Theodora Sergiou: Be your own Treasure Box

Sabina Hitchen: THIS is How You’re Going to Get Press Strategically & Confidently in 2017 Bailey Frumen

Joi M. Stanley: The Power of the Ask

Bailey Frumen: Own Your Power

3:20 PM


Lucinda Cross: Activating Your Vision


Relationship Tree Group Exercise

ETTWomen Founders Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes

4:20 PM

Connections Session

End of Day 2

Meet and Connect with Shenna Vaughn the Artist Behind Soulful Funk on Canvas at #ThePowerOfConnections2016

Shenna Vaughn is the artist behind what she describes as ‘Soulful Funk on Canvas’. Vaughn’s intuitive abstract paintings tell subconscious narratives of the deep stories of the soul. Her use of warm colors sets the stage for the expression of the personal thoughts that we all confront. Her work invites the audience to enter a personal conversation of reflection and confession. While these subjects are introduced through her particular use of pigments and textures, the symbolism used uninhibitedly exposes vulnerability.dream

I had the pleasure of meeting and connecting with Queens based artist Shenna Vaughn at the I am Woman Conference, hosted by Sylvia High. I am so honored and excited that she’ll be at The Power of Connections, 2016.

I always had a love for art. I remember whenever I was asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, I would always say, “An artist, of course!” However, my dream at the time wasn’t considered a realistic future which then took me off track.

Vaughn says,”As I became older, I began to do other things. Circumstances occurred, responsibilities kicked in, and I found myself allowing the masses to tell me what I should be doing along with the fear of being judged. During this time I was miserable, angry and couldn’t even figure out why. I was a closet painter and no one knew I even had this gift. Then one day one of my dearest friends, Leanna, cared enough and introduced me to a transformational workshop. There I was able to find my path again. From that day forward I picked up my brush and never looked back. I started to honor my wants and needs. I decided to be the woman that I didn’t see growing up – painting not only my story but many others with the hope of inspiring others not to give up on their dream.”


Shenna’s use of symbols also acts as both a stabilizing balance and an ingenious hint towards her abstraction. Figures are represented by bold geometrics and hard lines, forcing the content driven work to command our attention. Yet despite the power of this technique, in reality it is only the means to an end. Shenna’s introspective work effectively acts as a reminder that it is important to listen to the story of the self. Shenna’s work has been included in the following:

National group exhibitions:

  • Nassau County Controller (March 2016)
  • Rush Arts Gallery (November 2015, November 2013, October 2012)
  • Skylight Gallery (September 2015, January 2014)
  • Harlem School for the Arts (April 2015)
  • William P. Miller Gallery (March 2015)
  • National Black Theatre (February 2015)
  • Holiday House NYC (December 2014)
  • Artmarket Hamptons (August 2014)
  • Jamaica Cultural Arts and learning (August 2014)
  • Prizm Art Fair (December 2013)
  • Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (December 2013)
  • The Baobab Cultural Center (August 2013)
  • Art Prize (September 2013)
  • Gallery Guichard (August 2013, August 2012,  May 2012)
  • African American Museum of Dallas Texas (April 2013)
  • Jamaica Performing Arts Center (February 2013)
  • The WAH Center (October 2012)
  • Miami Scope Art Basel (December 2011)
  • Agora Gallery (May 2011)
  • Hudson Guild Gallery (September 2008)

International group exhibitions:

  • CAFA- Barbados (March 2016, March 2015, March 2014)
  • Agora Gallery (February 2011)
  • Caelum Gallery (July 2010)  

Solo Shows:

  • Billie’s Black (December 2015)
  • Jamaica Performing Arts Center (February 2014)
  • Le Grand Dakar (January 2011)
  • Cape Liberty Gallery (July 2008)


  • Annual Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series in conjunction with Rush Arts Gallery
    • Winner in (December 2011)
    • New York Finalist in (November 2015, November 2013, and October 2012)  

Public Display:

  • Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage (March 2014 & 2013)
  • Government Social Security Building  (February 2014 & 2015)
  • Resorts World Casino  (February 2014)

Publications (Paper and Online)

  • Juicy Highlights (February 2016)
  • Model Citizen Magazine  (February 2016)
  • Brooklyn Reader (January 2014)
  • PrizmArt Catalog (December 2014)
  • Communities of Color newspaper (March 2013)
  • Artisan Series (December 2011)
  • Art Spectrum (May 2011)
  • Queens Chronicle newspaper (January 2011)
  • Dynamically Active Movement Magazine (February 2010)

Commissions/ Film:

  • The Poets (April 2016)
  • Seven Angels Theatre  (October 2010)   
  • Delusions of Guinevere (November 2014)
  • Night Catches Us (2009)


Shenna’s work is privately collected by many including Mara Schiavocampo, Tommy Porter and Josh Powell NBA just to name a few. Learn more here!

November 18th and 19th, 2016 Bella Vista Country Club 100 School Road East Marlboro, NJ 07746 8:30 AM-4:30PM (Both days)


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What is ETTWomen’s 360 The Power of Connections Conference?

ETTW brings together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries. Our members and attendees receive powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, make deep connections and unique opportunities to change their lives and the lives of others through their business.

Our annual conference teaches the most fabulous personal and professional development ideas that help elevate participants’ lives and businesses. Unlike traditional seminars or conferences, ETTW360 is positioned as a unique experience for participants.

Who attends each year?

ETTWomen’s 360 gathers a Tribe of thought leaders in their respective fields who are committed to constant learning and growth. They appreciate transparent and entertaining presentations focused on business and personal growth that expand their mind, inspire ideas and present concepts that have a positive impact on their lives, their community and the world.

They are entrepreneurs who are interested in personal growth and are familiar with basic business and personal growth topics. Their presentation are aimed on creating an experience for participants.

ETTWomen’s 360 attracts visionary speakers and thought leaders from a variety of industries. Latham Thomas, Lisa Lieberman-Wang, Jennifer Longmore, Patty Lennon, Mike Michalowicz, Jennifer Tuma-Young, Jennifer Bronswick, Heather Chauvin, Britt Bolnick, Susan Vernicek, Vallori Thomas, Kelly Lynn-Adams, Courtenay Hall, Janine Strafaci are just some examples of the fabulous speakers who have shared their stories at ETTWomen’s 360 and inspired the lives of hundreds of others in the process.

ETTWomen’s 360 is a perfect opportunity to meet new business partners and get your messages and ideas in front of a crowd who is ready to turn up the volume in their lives and business. The quality of attendees is one-of-a-kind. Speakers and attendees form new business opportunities including joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Not to mention, relationships for life.

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