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NAWBO Virtual Programming to Connect and Support You




Community Connects

(Formerly Community Connects)

Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. PT/4 p.m. CT/5 p.m. ET

Em·pow·er – to make someone stronger or more confident.

Join us to empower yourself and other women entrepreneurs! We will connect each week for an hour to:

  • develop relationships
  • share successes and best practices
  • support one another through the ups and downs of business ownership and leadership

This event is not recorded and is open to members and non-members; we just ask that non-members attend up to two times before deciding if NAWBO is the right community for you. Please introduce yourself as you empower yourself and others!




Virtual Connect and Learn

Presented by NAWBO Premier Members Nationwide

Learn best practices and tools to help you in your business as well as focusing on ways to promote self care. Each event we will have the opportunity to use our virtual lounge to connect before the event starts and meet and greet with our speaker for the last 15 minutes of the hour we spend together.

Join us to learn, connect and be inspired!


November 15 – Are you an introvert? How to manage your biz?

Presented by Erica Becks


Contrary popular belief, introverts can be wildly successful in business.  In this dynamic presentation, participants will learn more about the unique personality traits of introverts and discover ways to leverage their gifts to build and lead successful businesses.

Presentation Main Take Always:         

  • Understanding of the introvert personality
  • How to leverage introverted strengths for success in business

Welcome Session, Erica Becks Coaching , United States

Erica Becks, MSW, CLC is a business leadership coach who is passionate about helping women break down their barriers to success. Erica is a certified coach and serial entrepreneur, as well as a seasoned public speaker. She also has a professional background in counseling, and has completed extensive graduate level training in human behavior, psychology, motivational change, and conflict resolution. Drawing from her keen business acumen, clinical training, and professional experience, she helps women lead with greater confidence, clarity and prosperity. She’s been featured on The Today Show, The Huffington Post, NBC, and more. She is an empathic, outgoing introvert, as well as a mom, who loves to leverage her sensitive superpowers for success in the business world and beyond.



January 10 – The Key to Vitality, Clear Thinking and Positive Moods

Presented by Dr. Leslie Kasanoff


As women, we are conditioned to look our best, be our best for our families and our communities AND function optimally in our businesses, all at the same time and ALL THE TIME. But if you’re everything to everybody, how can you have anything left for you and how can you find the time to celebrate and appreciate the fruits of your labor? This presentation will address the relationship between self-care and health, giving concrete ways to put yourself and your health first. She’ll reveal the major underlying problem that often goes unrecognized and wreaks havoc on our moods, our ability to think clearly and more. She will also debunk the myth that you have little control over your health. You’ll learn that healthy people aren’t just lucky, and the steps you can take to begin to restore your clarity of thought and your overall vitality. You’ll leave with at least one simple step you can take today to begin your journey.

Dr. Leslie has spent her life in healthcare, including 25 years as a holistic chiropractor on the Central Coast of California and 10 years before that as a medical laboratory scientist. Over the past couple of years, Dr. Leslie has been combining her science knowledge and her holistic and nutrition expertise in health coaching. Dr. Leslie received her B.S. in Medical Lab Sciences from Northeastern U and her Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States chiropractic college. She has additional training in health coaching, women’s health, diet and lifestyle intervention and plant-based clinical nutrition.



January 17 — Creating Fans & Stop Scrambling For Your Next Client

Presented by Mary Sue Dahill


You’ve got leads coming in, clients to take care of, speaking gigs, networking and more. You’re almost at that point where you can hire help, but in the meantime…how do you stay on top of it all while giving first-class service to your clients? The Boutique Effect is the answer. A unique blend of high-touch, personalized client experiences and leveraging technology and automation will protect your time and make sure your pipeline never runs dry. In this interactive presentation, participants will learn the simple keys to being a highly attractive boutique business; how you are leaving tons of money on the table because you are not following up; and the five critical elements necessary to create a high-touch experience that consistently generates higher paying clients with less effort.

Mary Sue is an automation expert, hot mess tamer and author of The Boutique Effect. She helps ambitious entrepreneurs eliminate the overload from marketing gimmicks and too much technology that creates work and doesn’t convert. Mary Sue recalls the constant barrage of must-do marketing tactics to grow your list, get more leads and convert more clients that never seemed to work. They were hugely time intensive and weren’t successful without a significant ad spend. After trying and failing at the complicated marketing tactics, Mary Sue said enough was enough! She stopped the insanity by shifting her approach from quick fixes and dreams of passive income to focusing on building real relationships. She has had much more success with this approach, feels far less salesy, and now teaches her strategies to her clients. 



February 14 — Managing Cash Flow During Periods of Uncertainty

Presented by Angela Randolph


Cash flow issues are one of the biggest challenges small business owners have during a normal environment. Today, small businesses face historic ongoing challenges and severe financial vulnerability from the COVID-19 pandemic. Cash flow management is critical now more than ever in this new environment and could be the deciding factor in whether a business succeeds or fails. This session will provide strategy, knowledge and resources to help business owners manage their cash flow during economic uncertainty and emerge from this crisis as a survivor. 

Main takeaways include the early signs of cash flow problems; difference between net profit and cash flow; and strategies to manage cash flow and avoid shortages.

Angela is the founder/CEO of Stellar Ledgers®, a boutique financial firm that serves small to medium businesses providing accounting, CFO, training and consulting services. A Texas CPA with a BBA in Accounting and Finance, Angela’s professional background includes over 20 years in accounting, finance, tax and audit across various industries with Fortune 500 companies, Big 4 Public Accounting, state and federal government. Angela is very passionate about empowering and equipping entrepreneurs with the financial knowledge and business acumen needed to have profitable businesses.



February 28 — Becoming the Woman of Your Destiny    

Presented by Kathryn Spitznagle


Every woman has a purpose and a destiny. As you grow and learn, these evolve. This session will provide you with a few tools to remind you of the things you’ve accomplished, the amazing woman you are and the woman you are becoming. Together, we’ll envision the Woman of Your Destiny, identify what pieces of her exist and what pieces we want to develop. Then, we’ll create a plan and steps to get there. Main takeaways include identifying the top 10 things you’ve accomplished or done in your life that make you proud; envisioning the Woman of Your Destiny; and determining what pieces of her exist and how to turn this vision into a reality.

Kathryn retired from 25 years of leadership at Caterpillar and Purina, where she mentored hundreds of young professionals and breast cancer survivors and their families. After retirement, she started her own mentoring business called Mentoring Women Millennials. She is the author of Rock Star Millennials—Developing the Next Generation of Leaders and the companion workbook Rock Star Millennials Toolkit. Kathryn is also host of the “Rock Star Millennials” podcasts and “With Gratitude” Women’s Retreats, as well as a motivational speaker and leadership workshop facilitator.



March 7 — Creating Self Confidence  

Presented by Asia Bribiesca-Hedin


Leading yourself and others can be difficult even before factoring in a pandemic, staffing shortages, budget reductions and distributed teams. When you add being the FIRST or ONLY and feel out of your comfort zone, it all but guarantees you’ll waste even more time and energy on self-doubt. If second-guessing, playing small or “faking it” get in your way, this session will deliver immediate, actionable results. Main takeaways include a simple formula for making strategic decisions even when you’re feeling out of your element; how to tap into your natural resilience; and the single question to ask yourself and your teams when self-doubt or uncertainty are wreaking havoc.

Asia is founder and CEO of Bridgewell Professional Services, a strategy execution and leadership development firm in Southern California. After earning her MBA and MPA degrees at the University of Southern California, Asia began her career as a management consultant with a global Big 4 consulting firm, gaining unparalleled experience in advising leaders on how to mobilize their teams to deliver on strategic priorities. Prior to starting her own firm, she spent eight years with a comprehensive cancer center helping them plan and implement their transformation initiatives. Today, she brings her strategic lens to coaching executives and professionals at every level to become influential, sought-after leaders, get recognized for their contributions and create the results that matter most to them without overworking, people-pleasing or selling their souls. 



March 21 — Executive Presence – Image Beyond The Wardrobe

Presented by Audra Christie


The key to getting to the C-Suite can be summed up in two words, “Executive Presence.” Unfortunately, many leaders in today’s corporate environment struggle with understanding their own executive presence, which leads to missed opportunities in their careers. In this talk, you’ll learn how to reclaim your executive presence by taking your image well beyond the wardrobe by looking the part, choosing words that matter and influencing others through executive presence. Main takeaways include understanding the #1 secret to master executive presence that is a total game-changer; commanding the room using the proprietary method – The Principle of One Thing™; and position yourself as the ONLY logical choice when faced with critical interactions across life and business.

Audra is a Certified Executive and Professional Coach with over 25 years of experience guiding global C-Suite and senior-level leaders to inspirational and breakthrough performance. Her expertise spans several industries, including banking, beauty, consumer products, construction, publishing and retail. As founder and CEO of Mindset Change Coaching, LLC, Audra shares her expertise with leaders transitioning into their first C-level position and emerging leaders committed to elevating their executive presence.



April 28 — Speaking for Free: A Surprisingly Profitable Way to Attract New Clients

Presented By Mary Cravets


Speaking has always been a great client-generation strategy, and with the massive move to virtual meetings, this opportunity has multiplied exponentially. This shift creates endless opportunities to expand your reach without travel costs or the pressure of a live in-person audience! How do you make sure your speaking strategy brings in new clients, instead of being just a frustrating waste of time? Learn how to design a plan of exactly what to do before, during and after a speaking gig to make your audience hungry to work with you (even before you walk through the door). Also, understand the one thing you MUST do to turn no-fee speaking into a steady stream of great clients and how to integrate speaking into a complete client generation strategy so you can build a profitable business, without working nights and weekends.

Mary is an award-winning client generation expert and international speaker who helps entrepreneurs significantly grow their businesses without working nights and weekends. Using her methods, the majority of her clients quickly increase their income 50% or more. Clients range from the former CFO of Microsoft North America, to coaches in their first few years of business, to thought leaders in a variety of service professions.



Member Orientations

Second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. PT/12 p.m. CT/1 pm ET — Next up on November 10

Get to know the benefits of belonging, including events, programming and opportunities to increase your company’s visibility. Also, meet members of NAWBO HQ’s Membership team!


Next upcoming date: December 8.