Meet Divine DIVAS Jordan and Lynn Osborne at #ThePowerOfConnections2019

The Divine DIVAS Jordan and Lynn Osborne, believe that their journey is guided by God (their divine purpose) and expect the most of themselves. One passion, two voices.

They use their personal journey and professional experience to inspire others who are dealing with life-altering circumstances to see that there is always another path. While their journey to starting a business together was different from others, they both have been finding ways to thrive with autoimmune conditions that left them reevaluating their life plans.

The Divine DIVAS offer education on making better choices for what we introduce to our bodies and minds by replacing toxins of all kinds (thoughts, environment, products, people) with healthier alternatives. We encourage healthy living head to toe.

Lynn and Jordan share their story in their own words:

Lynn, “At 40 life drastically changed  when I woke up with Sudden Hearing Loss and could not return to work in planned profession. While adapting to my new normal I returned to college to complete my Bachelor’s degree in psychology, the journey led me to pursue a Master’s degree in holistic health. While my plan changed to accommodate several autoimmune conditions, chronic pain and hearing loss; the goal of having a family business remained constant. I needed to find a way to achieve that and accommodate my new life. My passion has always been to help others in some capacity and through that continued desire plus a place of gratitude that my journey wasn’t life threatening I wanted to find a way to encourage others to continue to dream and succeed in ways they may not have planned or expected.”

Jordan, “At 24 the picture of what I thought my life would look like changed. I was a licensed cosmetologist and massage therapist with the goal of one day opening my own salon. Being Diagnosed with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and all of the complications that accompany these conditions I felt like my life was over before it began. Starting Divine Divas gave me a way to utilize my skills and continue helping people even if it is not from behind the chair.”

 

The Divine DIVAS will lead the following workshop:

Prioritize Yourself: Self Care is not Selfish!

Self-care is not a luxury, when we get busy the first “expendable” area we drop is “me-time”; taking time to nurture yourself is not selfish, it is health care.

March 1-3, 2019 The Asbury Hotel

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ETTWomen 2019 Kickoff

She believed she could, so she did.

ETTWomen is a community of women entrepreneurs that believe in the power of connections.  ETTWomen network with intention. We are artists, authors, mentors, movers, shakers, and change-makers! We believe in women supporting women and that together, we achieve more! Women from different walks of life join us because they believe in the power of connections, that relationships serve not just as a means to help themselves, but as a way to help others.  ETTWomen network with intention.

 

We had an amazing turnout, thank you to everyone who came to kickoff 2019 in our new home with us!

If you’re looking for an incredible group of women who are stepping up and out for each other, ETTWomen is for you!

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Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

It was about 9 years , while answering questions about PR and what other things I could or should be doing to promote my jewelry business and products, that it became clear to me as a craftsperson that I wasn’t thinking about what I was doing as a “business”.

I was very into what I was creating and producing, but the thought didn’t go much past making enough items to sell at this fair and others. It seemed like many of my fellow crafters were on the same boat.

We had no concept about proper pricing or “scalability”. Talking to anyone about a niche market was like speaking Russian because I didn’t know who my target market was, much less to whom I was selling to. I like many of my creative friends, didn’t even know that to grow our businesses, we needed to think this way.

I realized that there has to come a time – and hopefully it’s early in the process- where the decision will be made whether your venture is going to be a business or a hobby.

If it’s a hobby, no need to read further as no more thought needs to go into it – cost of goods, ROI, PR & marketing – none of it matters. The creative person will get a lot of pleasure out of making an item and that will be their reward – they’re not trying to make a living out of it. They’ll sell a few things and give their friends and  family lots of great presents.

But if you want your craft to pay your bills, you need to think of it as a business.

It means getting clear about your service or product and what it is, getting clear about who your customer is, making decisions that will move your business forward, and getting the help and advice you need to do all of the above.

Some things to consider:

1. Read some books that give you a good idea about Business Basics. 

2. Find a mentor and join a networking organization. Picking people’s brains isn’t enough. You need accountability and support.

3. Get a handle on your PR, marketing and promotion. If people don’t know about you, they won’t know about your product or service, therefore you can’t make money. 

4. Find out who your target market is, then build your marketing strategy, media outreach, and events you do around that consumer. 

If you’re passionate about what you’re doing you’ll have no problem succeeding. Starting your own business is challenging, mind-bending, and a lot of work. With a positive mindset and a support system in place, you will conquer the world.

Did you turn you hobby into a business? What helped you decide? How has your journey been?

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, summer is over 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.

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ETTWomen CJ: Get Uncomfortable and Overcome Superwoman Syndrome with Gerry Viggiani

GET UNCOMFORTABLE AND OVERCOME SUPERWOMAN SYNDROME: 

THE ART OF SETTING APPROPRIATE BOUNDARIES AND LIMITS AND GETTING YOUR NEEDS MET EFFECTIVELY.  
Today’s woman is expected to do it all but is that really effective when you’re so stressed you feel like you’re on a hamster wheel and you can’t get off? It is not just about you doing too many things or striving to do everything really well; it is about sacrificing your well-being by putting others expectations/wants/judgments before your needs. We will look at how to ask for what you want and need, how to balance demands of others and your priorities, and how to set your objective in interacting with others in a way that will feel empowering and effective.

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Gerry Viggiani as co-owner and psychotherapist at Lotus Blossom Psychotherapy will help you uncover your true potential. Their philosophy towards psychotherapy is one of mindfulness and living life in this moment, free from the barriers of regrets and worries. They will work together with you to help you to develop effective coping skills, reprocess and desensitize traumatic memories and unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. 

This may feel like a big step towards “getting uncomfortable” but it is one that you will not regret. Gerry walk that journey with her clients every step of the way! She treats age 18 and up with individual and group therapies. She foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and advanced experience with Trauma and Compassion Models. Treatments that can help you to learn more appropriate and masterful ways to cope with PTSD, addiction and other ineffective behaviors, post-partum issues, depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem/self-compassion, relationship issues and emotion regulation problems.

Join us on March 13th for a powerful talk!

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[Photos] The Power Of Connections 2017 the Official Recap

ETTWomen’s The Power of Connections Conference brought together entrepreneurs, authors, teachers, artists and visionaries! Throughout the 3 day event, attendees received powerful training, profound mind shifts, groundbreaking ideas, and made deep connections! Our ladies turned up the volume in their lives and business.

We had an fantastic start to our weekend with a powerful panel discussion led by Audrey Puente, FOX 5 Meteorologist and Lena Koropey, founder of Gramercy Protocol and STRIP TEES. Thank you Teresa Pyskaty for the fabulous pics and Karen Azzarello, Jodi Bruker and Ms. Molly Barber for sponsoring our delicious treats!

On day 2, Judy Banks kicked off the day with a guided meditation and our workshop leaders Ilsy Josefina-Hoo, Bailey Frumen, Christine Miskinis, and Judy Banks and our media panelists Courtenay Cooper Hall, Lisa Marie Latino and Dr. Joy Ohayia helped us make it so powerful!

We sure did strut down the runway, with outfits custom made by Designer Crystal Glass. Alexis Santos helped us look so fab!

On day 3, we started the day with a fabulous morning Tai Chi session led by Dixie L. Nichols, our Power Panel with Bailey Frumen, Christine Miskinis and Judy Banks and ended with our closing keynote with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, beautifully! For the second year in a row, Artist Shenna Vaughn has created art, inspired by the conversations and energy created within our event space. Her beautiful masterpieces was raffled off to one of our guests.

Thank you Angela Squicciarini for the pictures!

 

 

A special thank you to Investor’s Bank for your sponsorship and I Love MySelfie Photo Booths for the fabulous partnership this weekend! Such a fun addition to our weekend!

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 gucci chain handbag 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.

Meet Sabina Hitchen at #ThePowerOfConnections2016

Sabina is an entrepreneur, speaker and media expert dedicated to educating and empowering entrepreneurs to share their brand with the press and the world confidently and strategically.

This role of teacher and leader seems pre-ordained as Sabina’s past career saw her teaching high school students first in the Chicago public school system and then while also designing educational curriculum for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation charter schools. Upon moving to New York City after deeming a “New York Chapter” a necessity, she began a career in public relations and within a year she branched out on her own and started a successful and respected PR and social media agency specializing in start-ups and small businesses.

After nearly a decade running her PR agency she co-founded 2012 Tin Shingle (www.TinShingle.com) an online education platform and community that reaches business owners from New York to Los Angeles, Mexico to the United Kingdom and teaches them how to build buzz for their brand through PR and social media.

In 2014, inspired by her own experiences, and after watching far too many people struggle to find professional fulfillment and personal meaning in their lives, she launched Sabina Knows to offer coaching, courses, motivation and tools to help people do what they love for a living, share their message with the press and the world and create an awesome life while they do it.

Sabina is a regularly featured media expert in outlets including USA Today, The Huffington Post, Fox Business News, AllBusiness.com, ABC News, NBC News, Shape Magazine, More Magazine, Better TV and Forbes. Sabina lives with her husband and dog in Edgewater, New Jersey.

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.

ETTWomen Attend The Moms, A Mamarazzi Event with Brooke Shields in New York!

ETTWomen had the pleasure of attending The MOMS & Kidbox hosted a MAMARAZZI® event featuring the fabulous Brooke Shields. We were treated to a private screening of her latest film Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted.

We also learned how to ‪#‎UnpackHappy‬ with Kidbox which makes shopping for kids easy—delivering a personalized assortment of clothes (tops and bottoms) from popular brands each season (for free).

Stop by www.themoms.com/mamarazzi for more highlights from the ‪#‎KidboxMOMS‬ event!

Photo Credit: Mission 101 Media

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Pictured from Left to Right: Tracey Rediker, Judy banks, Janice Woerner Martinez, Denise Albert, Vanessa Coppes, Sandy Ganias Maguire

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