June 15, 2011 In this issue: On a Roll, Hit a Wall?, “WEV Connects”, Client of the Month, Instructor as Artist, EIP a Success, Government Contracting, Public Speaking Help, She Negotiates Leadership Retreat, “Heart to Lead” Documentary
Please enjoy this latest installment of WEV Got News.
-The WEV Staff
On a Roll?
Maintain Momentum with Roundtables Being in business for yourself can be lonely! It’s easy to put things off or tell yourself ‘I’ll get to it later.’ What better way to progress toward your goals than with a small group of your peers and a WEV facilitator? Roundtables are now open to everyone, so tell your fellow business owners! Join a Roundtable for $100 by June 21st – it will be time and money well spent on your business. Take it from another WEV client:
“For anyone who finds themselves asking, ‘What now? Where do I go from here? …Roundtables are undoubtedly a valuable tool. The topics are extremely applicable; I’m motivated to produce; and I’m getting direction on how to take the next steps. It’s also fun to reconnect with classmates and realize you’re not alone in this venture.”
– Karen Van Hoepen, Thousand Oaks SET Graduate, Spring 2011
Hit a Wall?
Overcome Obstacles with Thrive in Five Break through the barriers that are holding your business back with theThrive in Five program. Thrive in Five provides highly customized one-on-one mentoring and support over the long term to help you take your business to the next level. Space is limited – call now to enroll in the current cohort.
For questions or interest in any of WEV’s programs, please contact our staff in Santa Barbara (805.965.6073) or Ventura (805.667.8004). If you’ve never attended an orientation, sign up today!
“WEV Connects” in La Arcada
Energize your enterprise: (Re)connect with WEV clients on July 7th as we celebrate three WEV businesses in La Arcada! Conveniently timed during Santa Barbara’s First Thursday event in July, you’ll have the chance to meet, greet and eat at Café Shell (owner Shelley Shoemaker), browse and buy British goods at Hampstead Village (owner Angela Torin) and treat yourself to sweets at newly-opened Chocolats du Calibressan (owners Jill-Marie & Jean-Michel Carré).
Visit all three WEV client businesses for a chance to win a gift basket valued at $50! Mark your calendar for the evening of July 7th at La Arcada in Santa Barbara. Stay tuned for an upcoming “WEV Connects” event in Ventura County!
Client of the Month – June
Peggy received WEV’s first loan in 1995 to open Artemis Animal Clinic in Santa Barbara, and the business continues to thrive 16 years later! Read more.
WEV Instructor Creates Artwork for Airport
WEV instructor Lori Ann David and fellow local artist Vidya Gauci, were awarded commissions by the city last Spring to develop artwork for the newly renovated Santa Barbara Airport terminal. Lori Ann’s beautiful floor mosaic (pictured right) and Vidya’s wood beam stenciling will be unveiled at a Grand Opening Gala on June 17th from 6-10 pm. An open house for public viewing will be held on June 19th from 11-3. Visit the airport’s website for more details.
WEV Fundraising Event a Success!
On May 24th, WEV held our Empowerment Is Priceless, or “EIP,” fundraising event at the beautiful Montecito Country club. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, clients and supporters, the event was an indisputable success! Read more.
Polish your skills with group coaching!Santa Barbara’s only public speaking group coaching program kicks off its six-week summer session on June 22nd from 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Facilitated by local public speaking coach and WEV client, Lisa Braithwaite, public speaking group coaching emphasizes building skills and confidence and includes exercises, discussion, opportunities for practice and videotaping of practice presentations. More Info.
She Negotiates Leadership Retreat
The one thing standing between you and your success is your ability to negotiate – to know your value, speak up, ask for what you want and get it.
In this retreat you’ll learn how to remove the barriers that stand between you and your success with the guidance of negotiation experts Lisa Gates and Victoria Pynchon, as well as special guest Gloria Feldt, feminist activist, Former CEO and President of Planned Parenthood Federation and author of “No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power.” More info.
Be Inspired! Unity of the Oaks church will be hosting the film The Heart To Lead, Women As Allies For the Greater Good at the Four Friends Gallery in Thousand Oaks this Friday, June 17th. Tickets are $10 with two showings at 5 and 7 pm. Call 805.496.6901 for reservations or more information. Seating is limited. Presented by Imagine the Good.
June 22, 11 am Join the Mayor of Goleta as WEV Client, Crystal Galvan, celebrates the opening of her new location. Live music and light refreshments! 310 Pine Ave., Ste. B Goleta, 93117 805.687.8900 More info.
Share Your Success
We’re always on the lookout for a new Client of the Month, Success Story, Featured Artist or addition to the Client Achievements section of the newsletter. But don’t wait for us to find you… let us know how you’re doing now! Email your achievements or announcements to Leah Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org.