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WITI Webinars are FREE for all of our members, and non-member pricing is also available. We offer multiple webinars to take advantage of each month and our members also have access to recordings and materials from past webinars. Details of our current offerings follow:

Live a Purposeful Life in 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Kathy Hill, Career & Life Transitions Coach

Are you ready to have the best year of your life in 2015? Knowing what your purpose is and living your life in a way that honors it, will allow you to achieve this. Do you know what your purpose is? As Mark Twain said,

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why"

Join Kathy Hill in this action-packed hour, where she will share strategies to help you connect with your life purpose. She will walk you though powerful questions and exercises that you can use to make 2015 your best year yet. You will:

- Look at your "whole" life picture to get a clear vision of where you are now
- Create a life timeline to understand your strengths, successes, lessons learned from the challenges you have faced in the past, and the possibilities that are open to you in the future - this is the foundation you bring to create a purposeful future
- Define what "lights you up!"
- Create a purpose statement for 2015

You will leave with a much deeper understanding of yourself and what living a purposeful life can mean to you. Give yourself the gift of one hour in this webinar to help create a life that honors your purpose. Your future is counting on it!

As a Professional Coach, Kathy specializes in helping people through career and life transitions. With over twenty years of experience in coaching, leadership development, career counseling, executive search, and as a top producing salesperson/manager for several Fortune 500 technology firms, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her clients. She works with corporations and individuals in one-on-one and group settings, in addition to leading workshops, webinars and teleclasses. She has been teaching the popular "Exploring Your Life Mission" teleclass for WITI for ten years and she also manages and hosts WITI's webinar program. You can reach her at kathyshill@aol.com with any questions.

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A New Year, A New Resolution: Starting Your Own Business and Making your Business Dreams into a reality!

Thursday, January 22, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Nellie Akalp, Founder & CEO of CorpNet.com

If you've decided that starting a business is your New Year’s Resolution for 2015, you are already off to a successful new year. Starting a business doesn't have to be as scary as people make it seem. There are plenty of resources out there to lend a helping hand and in this webinar, Nellie Akalp will walk you through some of the legal aspects of starting a business. Nellie has formed well over 100,000 LLCs for entrepreneurs, so she knows a thing or two about starting up! In this webinar, she will cover:

  • Business Structures: why you need to pick a business structure, what the most popular structures are, and what the best one for your business is.
  • Business Licenses and Permits: why you need them to operate your business, how this is different from the actual set up of the business structure, and getting rid of the confusion that is currently out there.
  • Business Compliance: the importance of keeping your business compliant after you are launched.
  • Next Steps: DIY, using an attorney and Document Filing Services.
  • If you aspire to become a business owner, this webinar is not one to miss!

    Nellie Akalp is CEO of CorpNet.com, her second incorporation filing service based on her strong passion to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs in starting and protecting their business. Through the various “Do-It-Yourself” and “Business-Startup” services she has founded since 1997, she has formed over 100,000 corporations and LLCs. As CEO of CorpNet, she helps educate small business owners to incorporate a business, Form an LLC, or File a DBA, in any state, and in any county across the U.S. To learn more about Nellie visit www.corpnet.com/corpnetnellie

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    Why Business Needs Feminine Leadership

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015
    12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

    Presenter: Monique Svazlian, Feminine Leadership Expert & Executive Coach

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    - The top 3 leadership challenges are that are keeping women from climbing to the top
    - Why closing the gender gap is the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century
    - Research & data that support the need of women & men who lead to use collaborative leadership skills
    - The 7 Attributes of Feminine Leadership you can leverage that will help you become confident, influential, and effective in any business environment

    Studies show that women are better liked, more effective and can improve organizational performance when they embody a more feminine style of leadership, by leveraging qualities such as empathy, collaboration and long-term thinking. According to a recent global survey, 66% of respondents preferred leaders who exhibited feminine leadership traits. It's time that we revolutionize women's leadership training and offer a model of leadership more fully aligned with women's natural gifts & talents.

    Monique Svazlian is the Founder of Highest Path Consulting, specializing in executive coaching, training, and events such as the Women & Power Leadership Forum, with the purpose of forming supportive communities of women, closing the gender gap and guiding women to embrace their feminine strengths & capacities to be able to foster innovation and collaboration in the 21st century workplace.

    During her time working in the corporate world, one of the challenges she faced was to produce a 10,000 person conference for eBay, which allowed her to step into her leadership to gain unique insight into the challenges women face in business today. Monique's work is inspired by her vision of a world where women hold 50% of the world's top leadership positions.

    She is a writer for the Huffington Post on women's leadership issues, and her upcoming book, the Art of Feminine Leadership: 7 Superpowers for Women Who Want to Climb to the Top & Change the World will be out in 2015.

    You can learn more at: www.highestpath.com

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    How Getting Your Money House in Order Can Create a More Loving Relationship

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

    Presenter: Natalie Pace

    You want a loving family and a happy home but money can get in the way. Money is the #1 thing that couples fight about the most so imagine what can happen if you get your money house in order! Healthy fiscal habits create a solid foundation upon which you can co-create a sanctuary home with your sacred companion.

    Here are 6 Ways to Fix Your Budget, Debt, Investments and Spending Habits so That Your Love Can Flow More Easily (this Valentine’s Day):

    1. Shift from Spender/Debt Consciousness to Investor/Wealth Consciousness. Investing in a great suit can mean a raise and a promotion, however being a shopaholic is the leading cause of debt. How do you determine what’s an investment from what’s a harmful addiction?

    2. Stop making everyone else rich, from the taxman, to the insurance salesman, to the utility company, and start compounding your own gains. If a NASA electrical engineer can spend 10% of what you do on his electricity bill, so can you. If Mitt Romney can pay 14% in taxes, so can you. Set up your life so that you pay less for everything automatically.

    3. Rise Above the Wall Street Roller coaster instead of Keeping Up With the Joneses. A few simple, easy tricks can allow you to profit from bull markets and protect yourself from recessions. These tricks are rarely featured on the Mainstream Media and are often overlooked by commission-based broker-salesmen. Did you know that recessions occur on average every 5 years and that 2015 marks the 6th year of the current bull market? Are you safe? ​

    4. Drink Your Café Latte and Take Dream Vacations. Learn how addressing the big-ticket items in your budget can afford you more fun. Fun offers so many health benefits by flushing your system with happy hormones. It can also rejuvenate your love affair provided you don’t bury yourself in debt in the process.

    5. Health is the Best Health Insurance. Are you over-insured, while denying yourself the investments in health and happiness that will reduce your health care costs forever? Learn why your life insurance payments could be killing you.

    6. Debt Reduction Strategies that work faster than any other fix. Americans owe almost $12 trillion in debt. If you’re getting your Debt Reduction plan from the bank, debt collector or credit card company, then you are playing into their hand, at your own expense. Get the real score on FICO and more. This information is publicly available, however, it is not easy to find.

    Natalie Pace is the author of the Amazon bestsellers The Gratitude Game, The ABCs of Money and You Vs. Wall Street (aka Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is in hard cover). Natalie has been saving homes and nest eggs for 14 years, while at the same time earning the ranking of No. 1 stock picker. Natalie Pace is a blogger on HuffingtonPost.com and a repeat guest on national television and radio shows such as Good Morning America, Fox News, CNBC, ABC-TV, Forbes.com, NPR and more. As a strong believer in giving back, she has been instrumental in raising tens of millions for public schools, financial literacy, the arts and under served women and girls worldwide. Follow her on Twitter.com/NataliePace, Plus.Google.com/+NataliePace and Facebook.com/NatalieWynnePace For more information please visit NataliePace.com.

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    The Power of Personal Branding for Professional Success

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

    Presenter: Lorrie Thomas Ross, M.A.

    Branding isn't just for businesses anymore. Your personal presence (the brand called YOU!) is becoming one of the most critical marketing assets to grow your career and to support your organizational growth. In this webinar, marketing expert Lorrie Thomas Ross, M.A. will show you how to manage your personal brand to elevate both your personal and company's marketing efforts. She will:

    - Lead you thorough a success formula to define, refine and grow your personal brand.

    - Teach you how to use the power of online marketing as you grab the reins of your brand identity.

    - Give you tips on how to develop authority, create content, establish personal style and maintain consistency.

    With the right personal branding strategy, you can achieve a competitive edge and reach a larger audience.



    Lorrie Thomas Ross, M.A. is an author, speaker, educator and the CEO of Web Marketing Therapy, Inc., a marketing agency and training company. She is the author of The McGraw-Hill 36 Hour Course to Online Marketing and several courses in the lynda.com video training library. She teaches workshops on-site at corporations and also through UC Berkeley Extension, and universities hire her to write curriculum for online marketing courses. Lorrie speaks nationally at conferences and gives motivational keynotes. She has been featured in the media as a marketing expert in publications including INC. Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and SUCCESS Magazine. Ross is staging a peaceful markEDing® revolution (that is not a typo, that is marketing with an educational focus) to help retrain the way we think about and approach marketing. When she is not geeking out on marketing, Lorrie unplugs to recharge, preferably with family and friends over a great meal (wine and dessert required!). You can find out more at lorriethomas.com

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    Career Success for Introverts

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

    Presenter: Dr. Miriam Reiss

    Most women in technology are introverts in personality style. Introverts are often perceived as more subdued in the work environment, more hesitant to initiate and less willing to speak up in professional situations. This behavior can influence their perception by both men and women in the workplace, impact the nature and scope of job responsibilities, and have significant consequences for salary progression and career advancement.

    In this webinar, Dr. Reiss will deal with core aspects of the introvert personality, including subtle areas that are not generally addressed. We will focus on style in the workplace and discuss the nature of style malleability. Dr. Reiss will introduce breakthrough strategies and tools for success with the introvert style, and participants will have the opportunity to ask specific style-related questions and receive coaching from a master career coach specializing in style-aligned performance.

    Dr. Miriam Reiss helps women in technology grow their skills, maximize their professional success, and increase their level of sustained self-confidence and well-being. As co-author of "Branding & Marketing Mastery," Miriam is an executive coach, former marketing director and consultant. Her coaching clients have ranged from biotech professionals to women in engineering, at companies including Boeing and Microsoft. Miriam has presented at WITI webinars and the WITI annual conference. She is Past President, Washington State Chapter, International Coach Federation (ICF), and a Master Certified Coach, the ICF's senior ranking. Miriam holds a doctorate from Peace Theological Seminary, degrees from Cornell and Columbia Universities, and a master's degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Miriam can be reached at miriam@spiritedmarketing.com, www.spiritedmarketing.com.

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    Exit Planning & Strategies Maximizing the Value of Your Business in a Sale

    Cultivate Your Own Advisory Board for Career Advancement

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

    Presenter: JJ DiGeronimo

    Join us as we discuss effective ways to define, plan and execute career advancement strategies with the help of your own advisory board which includes mentors and sponsors that can help guide you on your professional journey.

    Professionals who attend this webinar will walk away with:

    - A plan to create an effective and active advisory board
    - Benefits of leveraging social media to create and manage an advisory board
    - Guidelines and advantages of developing multiple advisory boards

    As the president of Tech Savvy Women and Purposeful Woman, JJ DiGeronimo has been featured in many publications and TV shows including Forbes, Fox Business, ITWorld, Career-Intelligence and theglasshammer. She has been invited to speak at some of the largest companies and leadership events including Microsoft, Sears Holding Company, KeyBank, Symantec, VMware, Grace Hooper, NASA and Cisco.

    She is also a featured columnist for Smart Business Magazine and an award-winning author of books including "The Working Woman's GPS," "Before You Say Yes" and her co-authored book "The Confident Woman."

    In addition to leadership keynotes, webinars and videos for professional women, JJ is often called upon by executive teams to consult on diversity & inclusion strategies to retain and advance women in Science, Technology Engineering positions.

    Prior to managing her own companies, JJ had a 20-year career in high tech, advancing into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies including VMware and Inktomi. She regularly leverages these relationships, her organization of Tech Savvy Women, along with hundreds of hours of research, to provide women and girls relevant and proven strategies for professional advancement within science, technology and engineering disciplines.

    Throughout her career, JJ has made a positive impact in technology and, specifically, STEM. Her accomplishments and contributions include:

      Strategic Advisor for STEMPoweredKids, CoolTechGirls & Her Ideas in Motion - 2014
      Initiated "What DO Women in STEM DO" video channel - 2013
      Named to Top 25 People in Technology by Inside Business Cleveland
      Next Generation Indie Book Award for "The Working Women's GPS" - 2011
      Launched leadership blog for professional women - 2010
      Co-creator of diversity corporate initiative Women on Purpose at VMware to empower women in the technology industry and support career advancement- 2009
      Launched Tech Savvy Women a professional group of women in Tech & STEM with over 1200 members in 3 cities - 2008
      Innovation Award from the Small Business Network - 2005
      Entrepreneur Magazine featured her company, TechStudents, the largest database of technology graduates from 300 colleges and universities- 2004

    You can find out more at www.jjdigeronimo.com

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    Excited About Your Story: Tell it like a TED Pro

    Thursday, April 30, 2015
    12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

    Presenter: John Bates, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching

    Great leaders tell great stories. Do you know how to convey your message, convince your audience, and get your point across? A good story has the power to touch people's deepest emotions, but only if you know how to tell it. In this webinar with John Bates, TED speaker, Leadership & Communications Coach, and storyteller extraordinaire, you will learn:

    - How to unleash your own innate powers and become the natural-born storyteller we know you can be.
    - Excellent storytelling tools, including Bates' "powertools" of storytelling.
    - Where most people go wrong and why so many people wrongly believe that they can't be good storytellers.

    People regularly say that John's is the best communications training they have ever received.

    John Bates began working in the dotcom arena in 1994. He shares the secrets and tools that have allowed him to be an award winning public speaker since high school, co-found or be a very early employee at numerous startups, raise hundreds of millions in venture capital, fail big, succeed big and travel the world coaching hundreds of executives, TED & TEDx speakers. John is a co-author of World Class Speaking In Action, an Amazon #1 Best Selling book in which he writes about the Science of Speaking Success.

    John's communication, leadership and pitch coaching have won him rave reviews from top level execs at the Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab, the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers in Silicon Valley & Boston, Prescience International, Stone Brewing Co., Motorola Solutions, Janssen Labs in San Diego, LAZ Parking, Oculus Innovative Sciences, DudaMobile, Real-Time Innovations (RTI) of Silicon Valley, the American Embassy in Slovakia, Telefonica/O2, PlaySpan (acquired by Visa), ČSOB, and many others, along with top reviews from TEDxHoboken, TEDxFulbright, TEDxVilnius, TEDxTaiz, TEDxVeniceBeach, and more.

    You can find out more at www.ExecutiveSpeakingSuccess.com

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    Live a Purposeful Life in 2015
    Begins Jan 14

    A New Year, A New Resolution: Starting Your Own Business and Making your Business Dreams into a reality!
    Begins Jan 22

    Why Business Needs Feminine Leadership
    Begins Jan 28

    How Getting Your Money House in Order Can Create a More Loving Relationship
    Begins Feb 10

    The Power of Personal Branding for Professional Success
    Begins Feb 24

    Career Success for Introverts
    Begins Mar 4

    Exit Planning & Strategies Maximizing the Value of Your Business in a Sale
    Begins Mar 19

    Cultivate Your Own Advisory Board for Career Advancement
    Begins Apr 14

    Excited About Your Story: Tell it like a TED Pro
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