Begin With the End In Mind: Writing Your Personal and Business Mission Statement

In one’s life, the most effective way to begin with the end in mind is to develop a mission statement one that focuses what you want to be in terms of character and what you want to do in reference to contribution of achievements.

Writing a mission statement can be the most important activity an individual can do to truly lead their life; the same principle applies for your business.

On September 26th, 2017, join ETTWomen founders Vanessa Coppes + Lynette Barbieri for this interacive workshop. They will provide tools to help you craft your personal and business mission statement.

 

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ETTWomen Partners with The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce

ETTWomen partnered with The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce on September 13, 2017. Both organizations combined forces in order to celebrate women and their launch at the Holiday Inn in Clark, NJ.

The event was lead by ETTWomen founders Vanessa Coppes and Lynette Barbieri, ETTW North Jersey Chapter leaders Joi M. Stanley and June Lazaro, and opening remarks were also made by Bidisa Rai and ETTW Conference Partner Theodora Sergiou. The evening was highly attended by long standing ETTWomen members and Chamber members.

A special thank you to Lori Hymen and Karen Kamichoff from the Holiday Inn team in Clark, NJ for their care and for serving up a special ETTWomen Blue Lagoon Cocktail to celebrate the night. To Angela Squicciarini, thank you for capturing the night so fabulously.

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ETTWomenTV with Laura Rokosz

ETTWomen founders Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes chat with Laura Rokosz, founder of Egglrock Nutrition and host of “Eat Right with Laura”. Laura believes that Nutrition is the cornerstone of any comprehensive and holistic health program. When your body works the way nature intended, your spirit soars–and so do you! Learn more at Egglrock.com!

ETTWomen Partners with The Gateway Chamber of Commerce! Join us for Networking + Think Tanking!

ETTWomen partners with The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce and you’re invited to network and think tank!

ETTWomen is a community of entrepreneurs that network with intention. We learn from and support each other in personal and business development. Come connect with a remarkable group of women entrepreneurs!

The Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce is a business organization which represents and advances the business interests of its members.

Join us to learn more about this fabulous partnership and how it can benefit your network growth, as well as your personal and business development!

Together, we achieve more!

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September 13, 2017

6:30-8:30 PM

Holiday Inn

36 Valley Road | Clark, NJ 07066

Celebrate ETTWomen’s 5th Year In a Powerful and Meaningful Way, Join us at #ThePowerOfConnections2017!

ETTWomen (The Entrepreneurial Think Tank For Women) was founded in 2012 by Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes, mothers and business owners with very different backgrounds but with the shared passion of helping women accomplish their goals. With chapters in Central and Northern New Jersey, and Ohio, it’s only natural for their next chapter to launch in NYC in 2018.

In 2016 Barbieri and Coppes also launched The ETTWomen Foundation, a Nonprofit 501 (c3) organization dedicated to offering financial, educational, and planning assistance to victims of domestic violence, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse.

This year marks the organization’s 5th year and they are celebrating this milestone in a powerful and meaning way, by bringing even more fabulous women together at ETTWomen’s Annual Power of Connections Conference. Partnering with Theodora Sergiou, the acting president of Nicholas Pools Inc. and a recognized leader in the industry, has been instrumental to this year’s success.

ETTWomen’s The Power of Connections Conference brings together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries. Every year, 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. The goal? To help elevate participants’ lives and businesses by empowering them with the most fabulous personal and professional development resources.
Over the past five years, The Power of Connections Conference has positioned itself as the business conference and charitable event in the state. Last year was our biggest yet, helping more than four hundred women get out there and embrace their dreams, whether that means working from home or launching full fleshed business ventures and partnerships. The Power of Connections is a perfect opportunity to meet new business partners and connect your messages and ideas to a crowd who is ready to turn up the volume in their lives and business.

This year’s speakers  include: Audrey Puente (Fox 5 News Anchor), Laura Behnke (ABC 7 Sports Anchor), Courtenay Hall (BELLA Media Group), Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin (The GAIA Project for Women’s Leadership), Lena Koropey (Gramercy Protocol), Lisa Marie Latino (Hip NJ), Jillian Wrigth (Indie Beauty Expo), Crystal Glass (Fashion Designer), Shenna Vaughn (Artist), Laurie Wolk (Author), Bailey Frumen (Own Your Power), Judy Banks (Balance Your Life), Christine Miskinis (Rock It Out Woman), Ilsy Hoo (Accomplished Woman), and Linda and Susan Manziaris (Girls Help Girls).

The quality of speakers and attendees at ETTWomen’s Power of Connections Conference is one-of-a-kind creating new business opportunities including joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Not to mention, relationships for life.

To learn more about The Power Of Connections 2017, go to here or email contact@ETTWomen.com!

Meet Bailey Frumen, Workshop Leader at #ThePowerOfConnections2017

Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist, author, speaker, and coach mentoring ambitious leaders and entrepreneurs by providing the roadmap that takes them from frustration & overwhelm into action & purpose.

She has been named ‘one of the top 20 life coaches to watch’ by popexpert.com. Bailey is the author of Own Your Power: Your Guide to Feeling Powerful, Fearless, and Free. Her work has been published in Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Aspire Magazine, Natural Awakenings, Popexpert, and numerous guest blogs. She is also a featured author in the best-selling anthology, Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Opening To Gratitude & Grace through Inspired Living Publishing.

Through her Own Your Power Mastery, live events, speaking engagements, and transformational coaching, Bailey helps leaders and entrepreneurs to find clarity and connection to purpose, so that they can take the action. With 10+ years of experience, Bailey guides driven women and men cut through the fog of feeling stuck and overwhelmed by feeling confident to master their mindset and live the life they’ve always wanted. For more from Bailey, check out BaileyFrumen.com or say hello on Facebook and Instagram!

November 4th and 5th, 2017 | Holiday Inn, Clark, NJ

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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.

Meet Elizabeth McLaughlin, Keynote Speaker at #ThePowerOfConnections2017

Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin: CEO/Lead Executive Coach, Gaia Project Consulting, LLC. Founder, The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership

Described as a “celebrated career coach” and “fearless entrepreneur,” Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin is the CEO of Gaia Project Consulting, LLC, and the Founder of The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership. Her work has earned the support and recognition of women such as Arianna Huffington, Ali Brown, DailyWorth and WorthFM Founder Amanda Steinberg, and Emerging Women Live Founder Chantal Pierrat, among many others.

Elizabeth has a storied track record of success as a Reid Collins Tsai lawyer, serial CEO and entrepreneur, and high-powered executive coach. After a fifteen year career as a full-time Wall Street securities litigator and trial lawyer, Elizabeth founded Gaia Project Consulting, LLC, an executive consulting and coaching firm that serves senior executives across tech, finance, banking, law, fashion, healthcare, non-profit and consulting, propelling its clients to new heights of growth and professional alignment.

Five years later, she founded The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership, offering virtual and live programming to grow New Paradigm Women’s Leadership worldwide.

Elizabeth has been featured in major media such as CNN, Forbes.com, Elle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, DailyWorth, MindBodyGreen, Ali Brown’s Glambition Radio, corporette.com, Levo League, The Glass Hammer, and The New York Times. Elizabeth is the host of the Women’s Leadership Podcast, a top business podcast on iTunes, and has taught courses to thousands of executives worldwide, including at Columbia Law School. Elizabeth also keynotes routinely in corporate and non-profit environments on issues relating to leadership, women’s advancement, professional success and work/life alignment.

Elizabeth has a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where she graduated with honors, was the recipient of the West Bar Publishing Award for Clinical Achievement, and served as the President of the Moot Court Board, among other accolades. She obtained her B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, with college honors, where she triple-majored in creative writing, professional writing, and French, won awards for poetry, and completed a Senior Honors Thesis on the work of French feminist theorist Luce Irigaray, including translations from the original French.

It is Elizabeth’s mission in life to transform traditional paradigms of leadership so that all leaders, and women leaders in particular, can lead lives that allow them to share their gifts, achieve epic success on their own terms, and lead lives in alignment with their deepest values– and to change the world as a result.

She lives in New York City with her family.

 

November 4th and 5th, 2017 | Holiday Inn, Clark, NJ

RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE!

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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.

ETTWomenTV: Vanessa Coppes at GAIA Women Lead with Elizabeth McLaughlin

We know that when powerhouse women get together, there’s nothing they can’t accomplish! Our Co-Founder Vanessa Coppes interviewed Elizabeth McLaughlin at The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership first LIVE event in New York.

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The speakers and attendees were fabulous! Iconic women leaders came together to collaborate, innovate, and create change for women around the world.

We heard from Daily Worth’s Amanda Steinberg, Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce, and women’s health expert Dr. Samantha Brody, leadership and spirituality guru Lindsay Pera and IBM iX Chief Creative Officer Joanna Pena-Bickley, and more!

This gathering gave ETTWomen members the opportunity to reach conference guests in a very special way as they contributed to the fabulous gift bags everyone took home! A special thank you to:

  1. V+Co. by Vanessa Coppes
  2. Primerica, Lynette Barbieri
  3. Nicholas Pool, Theodora Sergiou
  4. Beauty from Inside and Out, Angela Serritella
  5. Psychological Services, Dr. Julie Davelman
  6. The Eclectic Chic Boutique, Kristen Zachares
  7. Essential Bodywear, Cheryl Brennan
  8. Jing Ai Organic & Natural Cosmetics, Donna Cristino
  9. KYSS – Keep Yourself Smelling Sweet, Renee Marshall McKinley
  10. Jersey Cookie Girl, Nicole Borota
  11. Balance Your Life, Judy Banks
  12. Efrance Beauty, Cassandra Maguire
  13. Swank Salon, Michelle Longo
  14. Wholetrition, Alesha Lazan
  15. Four Paths to Wellness, Christine Whitmore

 

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We hope these women owned businesses inspire you and that you made Gaia Women Lead an opportunity to be part of a global conversation on how women become the powerful force for change we are meant to be.

First Impressions and 15 Habits That Can Ruin Them

Things have changed in the he business world. It has become much more relaxed and that’s a fabulous thing!

In some instances, however , it might not be as accepting as you think. I am very much about being authentic, but other people still make judgments on the basis of first impressions.

I am most definitely more about being the kind of person YOU want to do business with. It’s a karmic synergy and you’ll be more likely to attract more like-minded people to you and your business.

People looking to partner, hire, or buy from you will carefully dissect you if they are looking to engage and do business with you.

It’s what I like to call and am sure you’ve heard of: The KLT Factor (Know, Like, and Trust Factor).

The deeper the engagement or commitment at hand, the more they will want to know. It may not be fair (or even conscious), but some of our habits can trigger an adverse reaction.

So what do you do? Conscious reframing by doing your best to avoid them or correct them. Your success may depend on it.

Here are 15 Habits That Can Ruin a First Impression:

1. A weak handshake.

Handshakes in American society are still very telling. A solid handshake may go unnoticed or it may even send a jolt of positive energy. But a weak handshake may leave the receiver questioning your confidence and energy.

2. Inappropriate Attire.

So halter tops look great on you…AWESOME! But clothing that’s too revealing will get you attention, but quite possibly not the kind you want. Boring doesn’t equate to appropriate. Choose a style that fits your industry and make it your own within reason. Few industries will welcome you in yoga pants.

3. Chewing gum.

You may like the taste and the motion, but chewing gum while meeting someone gives an impression of immaturity.

4. Arrogance.

The great speaker Walter Bond said: “Confidence is arrogance under control.” Learn the difference and people won’t think you are a jerk when they meet you.

5. Sloppy clothing.

Shabby chic does not mean dirty. Your clothes should be clean and neat. You can tell the difference between intentional business casual style versus someone who doesn’t wash or iron their clothes.

6. Bad breath.

This one is tough because you may halitosis and not even know it. And the truth is, no one really wants to tell you. Most bad breath issues come from food or poor dental hygiene. The good news is that you can remedy both. Keep fresh mints handy for after meals and take care of your teeth and gums.

7. Excessive texting.

When meeting people, if you can’t stop looking at your phone, or responding, you will send a signal that you find no one more important than yourself. You seriously CAN last 15 to 30 minutes without knowing what your kids are up to, you can easily leave them reading Bed Time Stories for Children and they´ll fall fast asleep. Be present in the moment, that has more value than you believe.

8. Body odor.

Like bad breath, you may be unaware, and people struggle with telling you. Solution? Take showers, use deodorant, and wash your clothes. Also, lay off the perfume. Aromizing BO only makes it worse.

9. Being intolerant.

The PC police is overrated at times but in truth, most people really don’t want to offend others. When you engage in the business world, you make a conscious choice to deal with people of all types. When you show people you are intolerant, it makes them wonder what’s wrong with you. By all means, create conversations, but be prepared to handle difference of opinions with grace. It can be done.

10. Sexism.

Men and women will likely never completely understand each other, but that doesn’t mean they have to be disrespectful. There are natural and distinctive masculine and feminine traits that can appear in either sex. Learn to deal with people as individuals and professionals, not based on their gender.

11. Complaining.

If you are always seeing the glass half empty, you are projecting that you are a difficult and dissatisfied human being. No one wants to work with an unhappy person. Decide to change the way you see things, because happiness IS a  choice.

12. Self Rambling.

A good story about how and why you got started in business can always be entertaining. But when it turns into a continual droning about nothing but you, it will send others running for the door as soon as they can.

13. Eye-rolling.

This habit can be entertaining among your friends, but in a first meeting it comes off as rude. Show people you are open and eager. You can eye-roll together once you have an established relationship.

14. Unkempt hair.

Hair is a highly noticeable way to show people how you see yourself. Styles that are modern and well kept will signal that you know who you are and care about detail, you could have the perfect hair you want with the best vitamins for growing hair, it will leave it looking amazing for those interviews. Dirty hair says you don’t care enough about yourself to bother, at http://besthairflatirons.com/ you will find the best utensils to keep your hair always looking great, that way you can get a hair styling cut and play with it.

15. Not listening.

Everyone wants to feel important and appreciated. Be the type of person you want to meet and take a reciprocal approach. Be the first to offer your focused attention.

Treat your new relationships kindly. No one needs to know about your bowel movements or relationship woes at the first encounter. Leave others wanting more; be the type of person you want to meet!

Any pointers on how you handle first encounters? Were these tips helpful? Please share if so. Would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below!

The Truth About Raising a Child Today and What You Can Do Now

heaI’ve raised four children in New Jersey, so yes, I know how expensive it is to raise a family today.

And while I’ve said that children should come with instructions, we all know that doesn’t reallyhappen. We also know, that if we could foresee everything that was involved with having children before we actually had them, it’s possible we may have waited right?  The honest truth is that most of us would actually never trade any of it, not even for a split second, but knowing some things in advance so we could be could become more prepared could certainly help.

Deciding to have a child is a life long commitment. It is usually not a decision we take lightly. Think about all the time and money we spend on planning for our new addition. We research what to feed them, what furniture to buy them, where to buy their clothes and what car seat and carriage to buy and so much more. But did we ever stop to think about what it will cost to raise your child? I am here to tell you that it is extremely important to be as financially prepared as possible the minute you are even contemplating become new parents.

Here are some hard financial statistics taken from the US Department of Agriculture: The cost of raising 1 child from birth to 18, for a middle-income family, is approximately $245,340 dollars! That is roughly $12,800 – $14,970 per child per year. Yikes! That’s a lot of formula and diapers right!

Yes this can be scary, but if you can do these 6 things in preparation of your new arrival it will make for less anxiety.

  1. Get your budget straight – Make sure you have your debt under control and focus on building an emergency fund. Be ready for the unknown expenses that can arise.
  2. Protect your income – Consult with a financial professional and see how much simple term life insurance it will take to protect your household income in the event you pass, or your partner passes, so your child and family will be properly protected.
  3. Do not overspend – Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses. It is easy to look at all the cool stuff that is out there for a new baby. All that new stuff also comes with a hefty price tag. It is o.k. to do some research and shop for like new second-hand items for the baby, and use some hand me down clothes that the baby probably had on for an hour maybe once! They grow out of everything so quickly no need to spend top dollar. Save the money for more important things.
  4.  Look at college savings options – Ask your financial coach about the options available to start saving towards the baby’s college. You can also use the gifts you get from family members in these accounts. Ask about their tax benefits. If you want to save money while buying them gifts, then You should check out this gaming mouse pad review to get them great computer items for gaming when they get older.
  5. Learn about Tax credits – Consult with your tax preparer about the tax credits available when you have a child that the government offers to you. You may also benefit from using a daycare or your employer may offer a spending account for you. You can ask your human resources department and find out your options.
  6. Analyze your health insurance – Now more than ever you need to understand your coverage, what it entails when you are having a child and when you have the child. Know your options. Call and consult with a healthcare specialist.

No matter how hard we try, we may never be fully prepared for the undertaking of raising a family. In reality who ever is? What we can do is be a prepared as we can. If you or any of your family members suffer of any health conditions such as anxiety or depression please visit www.kratomcrazy.com to find out about a natural drug that can help you get better.

Getting your finances in order, and learning what is available to help you will certainly lessen the stress in the financial department, of course there are other ways and products that can help you with that, there is information about cbd oil online so you have more time to enjoy your new family!

Have questions? I’ll be happy to answer them in person! Join me this Friday at our ETTWomen Meeting in Marlboro. Complete details HERE!

 

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