Meet THE MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, Keynotes at #ThePowerOfConnections2019!

THE MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, are co-creators of a multi-platform lifestyle brand featured on TV, online, in print, in taxicabs. They hosted the nationwide radio program The MOMS with Denise & Melissa on SiriusXM Stars from 2013-2016.

Albert and Gerstein have turned motherhood into a major business venture that reaches millions of parents each month. The MOMS created a town hall event series that they moderate called Mamarazzi® where they provide influential moms and media access to celebrities to discuss topics surrounding parenting.

Albert and Gerstein have 5 children between the two of them and reside in New York City.

ETTWomen New York Chapter Launch

You asked, we listened!

ETTWomen is finally coming to NYC in 2018!

Save the date and don’t miss the launch of our New York Chapter on November 8, 2018 led by Vanessa Coppes and Lynette Barbieri (ETTWomen Founders) and Courtenay Cooper Hall (BELLA Media Group CEO).

ETTWomen was founded in April, 2012 by Lynette Barbieri and Vanessa Coppes. The group’s mission is to connect like minded women, network, build relationships, learn from and support each other. We share experiences and ideas on time management, dealing with stress, personal development, and much more.

We aim to give back to the community through the ETTWomen Foundation which is dedicated to offering financial, educational, and planning assistance to victims of domestic violence, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse.

November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BELLA Media Group @ We Work
379 West Broadway
2nd Floor Soho
New York 10012

Create Your 2018 Vision Board with Vanessa Coppes

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? Join ETTWomen for this fun workshop!

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.

As we get uncomfortable in 2018, get ready to dream BIG and boldly! 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.

Non-members must purchase ticket to attend. RSVP HERE!


ETTWomen CJ 2018 Kickoff: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone!

Overcome Fear, Take the Leap and Create the Life + Business You Love!

Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. It is only in the moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways to do things or truer answers.Feeling uncomfortable means that the change is taking place in your life or business… it is a beginning, not an ending.

Join us for a powerful chat on overcoming fear and taking the necessary risks in order to create the life and build the business we love!

Overcome Fear, Take the Leap and Create the Life + Business You Love!

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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ETTWomen Founders at the 2017 “Possibilitology” Global Summit

The New Year is right around the corner. Don’t just stumble into it.

Vallori Thomas, founder of WOW Coaching and Consulting presents “Possibilitology: 10-Days of Possibility – A Global Summit,” December 5th through December 15th.

The summit showcases the expertise of more than 20 trailblazers, private and public sector professionals — leaders in their fields — who are committed to providing you with tips, tools and techniques for achieving your goals across a wide range of disciplines.

“Possibilitology” has been described as “the gift of a lifetime.” There’s so much that you have yet to create, and “Possibilitology” can pave the way for you to produce almost any outcome.

And as if this summit couldn’t get better, it’s free, just click below to enroll!


You asked, we listened! ETTWomen Is Finally Coming to NYC in 2018!

Save the date and don’t miss the launch of our New York Chapter on October 11, 2018!

More exciting details to be announced soon!


ETTWomen was founded in April, 2012 by Lynette Barbieri and vanessa Coppes. The group’s mission is to connect like minded women, network, build relationships, learn from and support each other. We share experiences and ideas on time management, dealing with stress, personal development, and much more.

We aim to give back to the community through the ETTWomen Foundation: dedicated to offering financial, educational, and planning assistance to victims of domestic violence, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse.

Exciting News!

Located at 60 South 31st St. in Kenilworth, NJ 07033 The Kenilworth is the new venue for ETTWomen’s North Jersey monthly meetings!

We look forward to seeing you for our next Workshop: Money Matters with June Lazaro on November 29th at 6:30pm!

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Money Matters

Did you know that our values and past experience influences our financial wealth Knowing what steps we can take can result with better living for today and tomorrow. Set up your 2018 financial goals early. Health is wealth and wealth is healthy. 

June Lazaro will share 3 main areas that contribute to wealth erosion along with practical tips.

June Lazaro is a Financial Expert, a Jersey girl who’s been married for over 30 years with the privilege of being a sister, stepmom, grandmother and a mom. Lazaro has been a business woman in the financial service industry and an active member of the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce for over 15 years.

Currently 1st Vice President of the Linden Industrial Association, Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Linden and Co Leader of  the North Jersey Chapter of ETTWomen. Lazaro is caring, competent, committed and connected.

ETTWomen is proudly sponsored by

Meet Judy Banks, Meditation Guide and Workshop Leader at #ThePowerOfConnections2017

Judy Banks

Stress-Management and Mindful Lifestyle Coach

Chopra Center Certified Instructor

At Balance Your Life, Judy offers a unique approach to understanding how our diet and lifestyle affects our energy, focus, weight, and ultimately our lifespan.  With a focus on the mind-body connection and stress-management, she offers a logical and sustainable approach to creating a more balanced, healthy and meaningful life.  She works with each client as an individual and offers a personalized educational program that has very powerful and sustainable results. Judy also shares workshops and seminars in both private and corporate settings.

In her own words:

“I Lived a Fast Paced, Unhealthy Lifestyle. For 13 years, I lived a fast paced, unhealthy lifestyle as a Management Consultant on Wall Street. I had started a family with my husband and we wanted healthy, strong, nourished children. I knew I needed to balance my life and I quickly realized that I didn’t know where to start making changes. So, my research into health and wellness began, after that I found many strategies and products from companies as healthyusa that help keep me and my family healthier and feeling better.

When My First Child Jeremy was 3 Years Old

When my first child Jeremy was 3 years old, I noticed that he would seem “wired”even though he had not consumed any sugar. I began to pay close attention to what he was eating and learned that every time he ate any food containing food coloring FD & C Yellow #5, he would start to bounce off the walls. I consulted this with my doctor and was told that it was ridiculous to assume that food coloring could cause hyperactivity. However, I went home, threw out all the boxes of Macaroni and Cheese, and eliminated all food coloring from our diet.

A mother always knows: Jeremy’s hyperactivity stopped.

Fact: A study financed by Britain’s Food Safety Agency (FSA) and published by the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, has conclusively and scientifically confirmed a long-suspected link between food additives and coloring and increased hyperactivity in a broad range of children.  Link to FSA for more information

I realized it was not enough to simply make sure I was feeding our children a balanced diet: it wasn’t enough to make sure I was putting fruits and vegetables on their plates.  I realized it wasn’t just about what we were eating: I had to start paying attention to the details.

My Approach to Learning

My approach to learning was one based on curiosity. I studied at various schools and practiced many different approaches to health and wellness.I was introduced to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and it was through IIN, Purchase College, SUNY, and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners that I obtained my certification as a Holistic Health Coach. After studying over 100 dietary theories, I learned to combine the knowledge of both Eastern and Western philosophies. At IIN, I had the privilege of being taught by world-renowned physicians that are at the forefront of integrative medicine, nutrition, and healing.

Through Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, I obtained a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition. This course presents a revolutionary view that Dr. Colin Campbell (The China Study), has developed during 40 years experience in experimental research. This program focused on the ability of properly executed nutrition and its ability to positively affect your health and prevent illness. It also focuses on the theory that many of the diseases that affect Americans today can be prevented and even reversed through proper dietary and lifestyle modifications.

While Studying at the Chopra Center

While studying at the Chopra Center, I realized that the missing “piece” in our lives is very often the missing “peace” in our lives. Embracing that stillness and awareness in our day-to-day is of utmost importance in setting a powerful foundation for our health and well-being.

Life in the 21st century can leave us feeling stressed-out, exhausted, and overwhelmed. We often lack the energy, the clarity, or the focus to initiate change in our lives. Working with me at Balance Your Life, you will learn powerful techniques that will enable you to live a stress-free, healthy, focused, and empowered life.


Board Certified Health Coach
American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Purchase College, SUNY

Chopra Center Master Educator
Certified in Primordial Sound Meditation
Ayurvedic Perfect Health Lifestyle Coach
Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga

Certified Personal Trainer
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Massage Therapist
Licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing

Memorial Sloan – Kettering Medical Center Integrative Medicine
Medical Massage for the Cancer Patient/Yoga for Cancer

Certificate in Plant – Based Nutrition – Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation
This program is based on the theory that many of the diseases that affect Americans today can be prevented and even reversed through proper dietary and lifestyle modifications

Registered Yoga Alliance RYT – Yoga Alliance Registered Instructor

200- Hour Certified Yoga Instructor – Chopra Center, Carlsbad, California

500 Hour Certification – American Yoga Academy-West Orange, New Jersey

Twenty- five  years experience researching and implementing lifestyle and dietary changes.

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.

Join ETTWomen at #GAIAWomenLead!

We are proud to be a sponsor for #GAIAWomenLead!

When powerhouse women get together, there’s nothing they can’t accomplish! Join #ETTWomen and Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin May 17 through 19 in New York City for GAIA WOMEN LEAD, a global conference for change-agent women leaders.


This is the Gaia Project’s first LIVE event, and the line-up of speakers is stellar, a collection of iconic women leaders living completely in their gifts to collaborate, innovate, and create change for women around the world. From Daily Worth’s Amanda Steinberg, Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce, and women’s health expert Dr. Samantha Brody, to leadership and spirituality guru Lindsay Pera and IBM iX Chief Creative Officer Joanna Pena-Bickley, and more, this gathering is guaranteed to inspire you.

She also tackles the power of women, even in times of pregnancy. Saying that women shall be respected by their husbands. More likely, buying them some pregnancy gifts at

Gaia Women Lead is an opportunity for you to be part of a global conversation on how women become the powerful force for change we are meant to be. We hope to see you there!

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. If you´re looking for a great site with everything that your child may need, then check out
  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 in games like csgo, that they can learn how to play from sites like
  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 to find out about a natural drug that can help you get better.

According to Rhinosure, 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 at the locksmith in brooklyn!

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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