Meet Audrey Puente at #ThePowerOfConnections2019!

Audrey Puente is Meteorologist/Feature Reporter for WNYW/ Fox 5.  Previously, she was Chief Weather Anchor for WWOR-TV/My9 providing forecasts for the station’s “My9 News at Ten.”

Puente joined My9 from WCBS-TV where she provided weather forecasts for “CBS 2 News This Morning” and “CBS 2 News at Noon.” She also provided fill-in reports for the CBS national morning program “The Early Show.” Previously, she served as a meteorologist for WNBC-TV and delivered weekend reports for “Today in New York.” Prior to this, Puente was the weekend meteorologist for WAPT-TV in Jackson, MS., where she appeared on the station’s 5 PM and 10 PM newscasts. Earlier, she served as the weekend weather anchor for WXVT-TV in Greenville, MS and the weekday weather anchor at WJCL-TV in Savannah, GA. Puente began her career as a production assistant for WNYW-TV in New York.

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Meet Jillian Coburn, Power Panelist at #ThePowerOfConnections2019

Jillian Coburn is an entrepreneur, inventor, outdoorswoman, and mother of three who is passionately committed to supporting and elevating women who have nowhere to turn and living under the shadows of domestic violence. A survivor herself, Jillian energetically assists women living with abuse by empowering and teaching them how to get out, heal and build a life they’ve always imagined.

Jillian is co-owner of NOLA Prestige Electric, a women/minority based contracting company. She is also an up and coming inventor soon to release a product invented for families with kids and who have animals.

A successful businesswoman, Jillian founded the apparel line, Reel Housewives of the Deep South, in 2014, producing one-of-a-kind American-made designs for Southern women who love the outdoors and choose “catfishing over catfighting!”

Jillian spends her time on the lake or at home creating new books. She is readily involved with PTA and is the president of Fundraising. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family. Jillian lives and works in Lago Vista, Texas with her husband and three children.

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Meet Vallori Thomas at #ThePowerOfConnections2019

Vallori Thomas, WOW’s Founder and Principal Coach, is an ICF certified coach known for delivering potent results. She has expertise in professional development, leadership and corporate training, team dynamics, communication, as well as executive and one-on-one coaching. A practitioner of Context Mastery, Vallori is adept at vision building and breakthrough learning. She is an enthusiastic and indefatigable keynote speaker and facilitator who has conducted adult and youth leadership development programs in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C, Seattle and Atlanta.

Recently, Vallori began expanding her reach to other countries, traveling first to South Africa and later to Peru, Thailand and Brazil to bring a message of empowerment, and to raise money and awareness for indigent social programs there. She focuses largely on women, entrepreneurs, corporate development and youth.

With a background in entertainment that focused on service delivery, Vallori went on to become an executive in the fashion industry. She says that the coaching she received from her mentor, Robin Lynn, Founder of Momentum Education, is what empowered her to undertake a career in a new industry and be successful at it. That’s also when Vallori discovered her own talent for coaching, and began developing the skills and expertise that led to the creation of WOW Coaching and Consulting.

In 2003, Vallori founded her own nonprofit organization that provides personal effectiveness and performance training to women seeking to re-enter the workforce following an institutional hiatus. She has been profiled in local newspapers; “The Huff Post”, “Amsterdam News”, a recurring guest on the Dr Oz Show, the access cable programs “Never II Late” and “Something to Offer,” as well as “News 12”in New York. She just completed writing a book of inspirations “POSSIBILITOLOGY It’s A Great Day To Be Amazing!” A Real-Life Guide to Purpose & Possibility”.

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Meet Courtenay Hall, Media Panelist at #ThePowerOfConnections2019

Courtenay Hall is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of BELLA New York and BELLA Los Angeles Magazines.

Courtenay is a 1993 graduate of NJ’s Summit High School, the town in which she was born and raised, as well as a 1997 graduate of Muhlenberg College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. After graduation, she landed her first position at Grey Advertising in Manhattan, and after a year on the agency side, decided to enter the world of publishing. Her first position at a major New York publishing house was with Hachette Filipacchi where she worked in advertising sales at luxury shelter magazines Metropolitan Home and Elle Décor. From there, she moved to Meredith Corporation, where she broke company sales records at the Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications. After a successful venture at Meredith, she eventually accepted a position at Gruner + Jahr and was part of the New York team that launched Rosie O’Donnell’s national lifestyle magazine ROSIE.

Courtenay, always a dedicated magazine reader, began to see that there was something missing in the tri-state area market (NY, NJ, and CT). While there were lifestyle publications in print, she wanted to see one that spoke to all women (not just a specific demographic) about how to look and feel their best, emphasizing “Beauty Defined by You.” This approach set BELLA apart, as Courtenay’s vision was not to tell women what should be beautiful to them, but to include all aspects of beauty within the magazine and let the readers decide for themselves. In January 2011, BELLA New York premiered as the tri-state area’s premiere women’s luxury lifestyle publication, offering a sophisticated combination of fashion, beauty, health, philanthropy, arts and culture, cuisine, celebrity, and entertainment news.

Since founding the magazine, Courtenay has had the opportunity to work alongside notable authors from around the world, A-list celebrities, public figures, and many others. One of her most celebrated memories is the famous July/August 2013 cover story featuring Christie Brinkley and then 15-year old daughter, Sailor. It was the first time the duo ever posed for a cover story together and it made headlines across the globe, including features on Vogue.com, “The View,” and “E! News.” In addition to Christie Brinkley, there have been countless celebrities who have graced the cover of BELLA, including Taraji P. Henson, Rob Lowe, Lisa Vanderpump, Nicky Hilton-Rothschild, Olivia Munn, Donald Trump and Maria Shriver.

In 2015, Courtenay also became a TV Correspondent, where she contributed weekly segments for the nationally syndicated entertainment show, Celebrity Page and most recently BELLATV Live. Each week, you can find her or the BELLA team discussing the latest in fashion, entertainment, and celebrity news or interviewing celebrities on various high profile red carpets in New York and Los Angeles.

The New York Post’s Keith Kelly included BELLA New York in his January 2016 ‘Media Ink’ column, saying “While BELLA Media is not quite a rags-to-riches story just yet; it is at least a successful start-up in a generally unforgiving publishing world.”

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Meet Crystal Glass Warner, Fashion Show Designer at #ThePowerOfConnections2019

Crystal Glass Warner is the CEO/Founder of Lor’ Dour Design LLC., who creates custom women’s apparel, dancewear, and Crystal Glass Cosmetics.

“WOMEN WITH PURPOSE”, their Spring/Summer Collection 2018 which mixes modern American classic esthetics with knit/jersey fabrics in beautiful prints and colors. Warner has re-invented the way women wear fashion by creating fashion that’s movable, breathable, comfortable and adaptable. During the 2016 season Crystal showcased her designs at Harlem Fashion Week, at the Saint Barbara Annual Fashion Show in Toms River, NJ and graced the stage on Spotlight NJ with Della Crews on News 12. By working as a professional makeup artist/wardrobe stylist in NY Fashion Week and Film, Warner worked up-close and personal with models, actors and celebrities. Twelve years ago when asked by a model if she had a makeup line Warner started the development of her brand for all women’s skin tones – Crystal Glass Cosmetics. Customers grew at an alarming rate by giving tips of the trade. Fashion is Warner’s first love. As a young teen she made her first dress for her dolls at age 8. Her goal as an entrepreneur in the fashion & beauty industry is to bring her 30 years of experience to help women create a wardrobe for the workplace and beyond.

Warner’s give back program consists of helping women restart their lives by giving fashion and beauty makeovers by using the best make up and looking for the best anti aging cream reviews. Success is doing the work and having a passion for what you love. Crystal is currently preparing for the Grand Indie Wise Film Festival in Miami in August 2017. Crystal launches her 2nd book publication “Dancers That Cook”; on quick healthy cooking and completing her feature film this summer.

 

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Meet Andrea Mullan, Media Panelist at #ThePowerOfConnections2019!

Andrea Mullan is a passionate communicator and entrepreneur who in 2009 founded Victory Public Relations to provide custom, prestige public relations campaigns to increase awareness of and generate valuable buzz for health, wellness, beauty, and lifestyle brands. Her intimate understanding of the media, attention to relationships, and unique ability to identify trends and compelling storylines has powered countless exciting campaigns for clients globally. Andrea launched VPR early in her career when she first understood that the typical office structure wouldn’t support her ambition to succeed professionally as well as to pursue the family life she envisioned. She continues to oversee the growth of VPR as well as strategy for some of the most exciting and innovative experts and brands in the health, wellness, beauty, and lifestyle space.

 

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Meet Brianne Manz, Media Panelist at #ThePowerOfConnections2019

Brianne Manz was once a fashion showroom owner now turned mother, blogger and writer. Manz lives in New York City with her husband, three children and enjoys their fast paced city life. Her blog Stroller In The City boasts about city living, family travel, kids fashion and all things mommy, because being a mom doesn’t mean you need to lose sight of the cool stuff. Brianne has has been featured on the Today Show, E! News, and People Magazine just to name a few.

 

Connect with Brianne at The Power of Connections, 2019!

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Lessons in Growing a Business

Starting, building, growing a business… is an exercise in personal development.

Growing a business tests you in so many ways. It tests your self-discipline, your intelligence, your communication skills, your focus, and so much more.

The real world of business can be very unforgiving. It’s a world where success is rewarded and mistakes are not forgotten.

So, what is the benefit in that? It keeps you honest.

I’ve learned that you cannot settle for weakness, you cannot be unwilling to do the work, you cannot pursue bad ideas, and you have to invest time and money in your continued education… or your business will fail.

Some people can’t handle the pressure of running their own business. The risk of failure becomes a serious issue. I’ve learned that risk helps you grow and it makes you stronger.

An entrepreneur who fears risk is like a swimmer who’s afraid of water.
Growing a business has allowed me to grow; it has made me aware that I am woman who can handle a lot more than I thought myself capable of. 
I’ve learned to pace and challenge myself. To trust myself and others, to work (very) hard, to stay focused under pressure, to let go of what doesn’t serve my mission, to learn from others, to find a balance between family and business, and still enjoy the ride.
An integral part of growing my business has been attending networking events and conferences that have allowed me to meet and connect to people who have helped me and business move forward. We’re hosting our 6th conference with that focus in mind. You don’t want to miss it!

What have you learned from growing your business?

Grow your business and connect with a remarkable group of women at #ThePowerOfConnections2019!

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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!

 

Pick Your Battles

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I wanted to share this with you today from the book “Team Work Makes The Dream,” work by John Maxwell.

I keep it by my couch where I sit early in the morning and later in the evening. I go back to it often and read a chapter or two at least once a week.

I think this is so crucial to understand what John wrote about team work and picking your battles for all the entrepreneur’s reading this right now. It truly takes a village, a team around you to make it happen. Individuals who you can collaborate with, like minded people who show you support, and people who can help your vision become a reality.

John Maxwell said “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a process, working together is a success.”

  1. Winning is often the battle and there are times in the life of every team player when he or she needs to fight. But if you fight all the time, you can wear yourself out. That’s why it is important to pick your battles.
  2. To gain a better perspective of when to fight back and when to sacrifice yourself, practice the following disciplines.
  3. Spend Time with People Who Are Different from You – That helps you to appreciate and understand how others think and work. You will be less likely to judge others.
  4. In Matters of Personal Preference or Taste, Give In – Keep the main things the main thing. If you don’t save yourself for what really matters, you’ll wear yourself out.
  5. Don’t Take Things Personally – Always remember, hurting people hurt people. They are also easily hurt by others.
  6. Practice 101 Percent Principal – Whenever possible, find the 1 percent you do agree on in a difficult  situation, and give 100 percent of your effort.
  7. Be a Servant Leader – If your mindset is to serve rather than be served, you will likely encounter less conflict.

 

Remember, “Together We Can Do The Impossible.”

 

Contact Lynette Barbieri For any questions or comments or just to say hi!

 

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