Startup Grind Marin Launch – Inaugural Fireside Chat & Holiday Party!
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Startup Grind Marin Launch – Inaugural Fireside Chat & Holiday Party!

STARTUP GRIND MARIN CHAPTER LAUNCH !

Fireside Chat w/ EQUATOR COFFEE CEO/Co-founder Helen Russell; & Holiday Party!!

Please join us for our Marin Startup Grind Inaugural Fireside Chat and Holiday Party for Startup Grinders and VenturePad members!

An RSVP to this event requires that you GET A TICKET through the link at the very BOTTOM of this description.

After a 3 year hiatus for a Startup Grind presence in Marin, we are launching Marin's own chapter of Startup Grind! We'll have a Fireside Chat with national award-winning EQUATOR COFFEE's CEO/Co-founder Helen Russell, followed by an End of the Year Holiday Party!

6p to 6:20 — Informal meet & greet networking
6:20 to 6:30 — Brief intro of Startup Grind & VenturePad
6:30-7p — Fireside Chat with CEO/Co-founder Helen Russell
7-8:30 — Holiday Party
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Speaker
Helen Russell - EQUATOR COFFEES & TEAS (CEO/Co-founder)
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer As a co-founder and CEO, Helen leads Equator forward. Under her leadership for more than 23 years, Equator has grown from a small roaster and wholesale supplier into a national brand known for its values–driven approach, award-winning coffee and impactful action around issues of environmentally sustainable and economic empowerment.

Host/Chapter director
Alejandro Moreno S. - VenturePad (Co-founder / VP Marketing & Operations), Organizer for the Marin Sustainable Enterprise Conference & advisory board member. Formerly managed Venture Greenhouse accelerator. Marin CleanTech Summit & Finance Your Business Summit co-chair. MBA in Sustainable Enterprise with a Wine Industry focus. Critical & Systemic Thinker. Marin resident since 1977.
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Global Partner — Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com)
Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.
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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind).
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THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW
https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-marin-county-presents-fireside-chat-w-equator-coffee-ceoco-founder-helen-russell-holiday-party-at-venturepad

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LUNCH & LEARN: Completing Big Projects — The Journey from Dream to Delivery, with Don Daglow
Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Completing Big Projects — The Journey from Dream to Delivery, with Don Daglow

What's that big professional project you'd love to do?

It might be a small solo effort or a big team initiative, but it's important to you. Are you working on it now, or does it keep getting put off? Are there big obstacles holding you back?

Don Daglow is a veteran startup CEO (and San Rafael native) who works with executives and companies in North America and Europe on managing major initiatives. In this one-hour session we'll walk through ten questions to ask yourself about your next big planned or existing project. The answers you give yourself will provide a framework for next steps. Many past participants in these sessions have emerged with new ideas and realigned priorities.

In just an hour you'll have the chance to think through your current plans. You'll answer some familiar questions and others you may never have heard before, and your answers will be completely confidential and only for yourself. You're likely to leave with new ideas that you can act on that same day.

You will take away:

* A clear, realistic vision of what you hope to do

* New perspectives on how to manage risk

* A new way to resolve arguments that can make team projects stand still

* A simple way to improve financial projections

* A stronger connection between your personal passions and your priorities for work

BIO
Don Daglow is a three-time Inc. 500™ CEO and 2008 Technical Emmy® Award recipient whose career spans the history of Silicon Valley. Teams have shipped over $1 billion in products under his leadership. Don advises startups and established companies, coaching both new and experienced CEOs, executives and teams in leadership, project management, new operating methods and other issues. His clients range from software startups and a small financial advisory firm to large international publishers. He also serves as an Advisor to the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Don is a native of San Rafael, and graduated from San Rafael High School.

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Money, You and the Holidays, by Susan Shloss
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Money, You and the Holidays, by Susan Shloss

The Money Cafe is a free event that brings community together in a safe, confidential space to talk about the “taboo” topic of money. The holidays can be a stressful time when money issues may surface more than usual. Join us in open dialogue to gain clarity around your feelings and beliefs about money, so that you can open to the *joy* of the season. Bonus: Get some practical tips for navigating the holidays!

Do not RSVP via our calendar.

Click HERE to RSVP!


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Lunch & Learn: Your Heart's Intelligence — Reboot Your Human Operating System
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn: Your Heart's Intelligence — Reboot Your Human Operating System

The Intelligence of the Heart — Reboot Your Human Operating System, with Ruth Galván

Although scientists focus on the intelligence of the human brain, it seems that your brain is a minor player. Your heart has a separate, intuitive intelligence. By accessing this Intelligence you can live in a State of Flow, Create Vibrant Health, More Loving Connections With Others, and a Deeper Sense of Purpose in Your Life.

Practicing science-based techniques can increase heart coherence and your ability to self-regulate emotions from a more intuitive, intelligent and balanced, inner reference. We will also learn how coherence is reflected in our physiology and can be objectively measured.

This Lunch & Learn will help you:

 Heal and energize your mind, body and spirit

 Reduce stress (the root cause of disease)

 Increase mental clarity and performance

About Ruth:

I have practiced massage and holistic therapies in the San Francisco/Marin County Bay Area for over 10 years, and I find joy in helping clients relax and heal in body, soul and mind. I received my advance body work therapy training and energetic certification at Diamond Light School of Massage and Healing Arts in 2007. In addition to Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Postnatal massage, I am an Angel Intuitive practitioner, integrating the angelic realm in therapies like Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy and Flower Essences. I am happy to bring my art to your home and consult with you about which form of massage and therapy best suits your needs.

www.violetwingstherapy.com

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Marintrepreneurs — The Amazing Learning Process, w/ Steven Campbell
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Marintrepreneurs — The Amazing Learning Process, w/ Steven Campbell

THE AMAZING LEARNING PROCESS


• Discover how your brain learns from your thoughts and the information you feed it.
• Understand how your brain believes and accepts everything you tell it.
• Learn to think in new ways that will help you make positive life changes.

After working in hospital administration for 20 years, Steven Campbell acquired his Masters in Information Systems and went on to pursue his greatest love…teaching, where he has been a teacher, professor, author and speaker for more than 26 years. He also served as an Educational Dean at Empire College in Northern California. He has spoken to thousands of people in hundreds of audiences all over America.

For more info, or to RSVP, click HERE!

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Marin Sustainable Enterprise Conference
Oct
25
8:00 AM08:00

Marin Sustainable Enterprise Conference

THUR OCT 25, 2018 — TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael, CA 94903

Exhibition program: 8a - 5:30p
Reception: 5:30p — 7p

The all-day Sustainable Enterprise Conference Marin promotes sustainable business practices in the North Bay, provides tools for companies in transition, showcases best practices and best companies, and connects business and community leaders to work on creating more sustainable, resilient organizations and communities. This year's conference builds upon last year's successful inaugural.

For more info click here!

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LUNCH & LEARN: Your Perfect Pitch: How to Sell You! — Terry Graham
Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Your Perfect Pitch: How to Sell You! — Terry Graham

Terry Graham's presentation will teach you how to use a "structured sales call" to sell yourself, guided by the results of a short, fun personality-style quiz (to be completed before her talk!) that will help you understand and leverage your personal style to sell yourself.

IMPORTANT: 
To benefit fully from Terry's presentation take the short online Personality Quiz by Peter Urs Bender BEFORE the presentation so you know your personality style, as defined by quiz results . NO TIME will be allocated to take the quiz during this presentation. 
Link to Personality Quiz:  http://www.peterursbender.com/quiz/quiz.html
 
 ABOUT TERRY GRAHAM:
 
Marin Pros Member Terry Graham has more than 20 years of experience as a marketing, PR, and sales consultant for businesses, professionals and nonprofits. Terry works with principals, executives and professionals to create and implement strategic marketing plans to promote their services. She has published over 200 articles on marketing, written promotional collateral materials for her diverse clientele, and trained hundreds of professionals to effectively use targeted marketing activities to achieve success. 
 
Terry earned her Masters in Mass Communications cum laude at University of Minnesota, a Bachelors cum laude in Spanish and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, spent her junior year in Madrid, Spain, then worked in Majorca and completed IBM's intensive technical, marketing and instructor training. Before graduate school, Terry worked for a year with the US Army/DOD in Heidelberg, Germany and today has a small nonprofit focused on providing housing options for North Bay vets.

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Marintrepreneurs / Guest speaker Loren Fogelman: Get Paid What You’re Worth – Increase Your Rates without Losing Clients
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Marintrepreneurs / Guest speaker Loren Fogelman: Get Paid What You’re Worth – Increase Your Rates without Losing Clients

Hot seat pitch / followed by…Get Paid What You’re Worth – Increase Your Rates without Losing Clients with Loren Fogelman

A lot of entrepreneurs worry that if they raise their prices they’ll lose business, so they continue to settle for less. That’s because they love what they do and are not in business strictly for financial gain. It’s time to correct the mistaken belief that financial struggle is necessary in order to follow your heart professionally. It’s just not true. 

Clear the roadblocks to financial success. It’s possible for motivated business owners to grow successful businesses without compromising their values.  During this action-packed session you’ll learn:

  • The #1 shift to go from cash struggle to prosperity.

  • 3 simple client attraction strategies.

  • The top 4 things clients value most and will happily pay for.


The keys to get paid what you’re worth are counter-intuitive. Transform the focus from struggle to prosperity and map out the next steps toward creating a profitable business you love!

To RSVP, click here!

More similarities, than differences, exist between business and sports. When speaking, Loren Fogelman, founder of Business Success Solution, reveals the secrets to success by highlighting what happens behind the scenes. As a therapist turned business coach, she’s dedicated her professional life to helping entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals transform challenges and obstacles into opportunities. Loren is author of The Success Solution – Break Through Limiting Beliefs for Business Success, an Amazon bestseller. Recognized as a leading consultant by the LA Times, Loren helps motivate entrepreneurs to grow along with their business. She engages entrepreneurial and professional audiences with insights about how to take action and succeed by teaching reliable principles that lead to significant business growth.

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LUNCH & LEARN: Millennials & Economic Opportunity — Weaving the new multi-generational workforce for greater profitability.
Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Millennials & Economic Opportunity — Weaving the new multi-generational workforce for greater profitability.

Millennials & Economic Opportunity — Weaving the new multi-generational workforce for greater profitability.

There is a lot of fuss about Millennials, people age 18 to 35. People who are Millennials are clarifying who they are, who they want to work with and how they want to work. People who came before Millennials are often saying - "Why are 'they' so different from 'us' and 'How do we change them?"

In this meeting, award winning workforce development leader, Mary Ann Maggiore will share methods that successfully weave the skills, methods and manners of staff and client groups containing Millennials, Baby Boomers and Generation Xers all in one place.

To RSVP, click here!

Bio
Mary Ann Maggiore has one passion: “I am committed to guiding every Millennial into work that is meaningful and lucrative.” Mary Ann founded LAUNCH to make this passion a reality. Her work has been honored by the CA Senate, the CA Assembly and President George W. Bush. A former VP of Girl Scouts, and a much honored professor of History and Politics at Dominican University, Mary Ann is a mother, and the author of Raising a Sane and Successful Teen.

All lunch&learns are $10 at the door.


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Marintrepreneurs:  Stop Stressing — Practical Tips for Reducing Stress in Business & Life with Carrie Williams
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Marintrepreneurs: Stop Stressing — Practical Tips for Reducing Stress in Business & Life with Carrie Williams

Stop Stressing: Practical Tips for Reducing Stress in Business & Life

Stress is a constant in modern daily life. Stress levels in the U.S. are increasing dramatically and are taking the toll on our health, our happiness, our marriages, and our bank accounts. Many times, we blame our stress level on outside forces: a client, the system, the world. It can all seem overwhelming and beyond our control.

In this interactive workshop, we will learn techniques to take back that control, and master our stress levels. Together we will explore the science behind stress, and will discuss the idea that stress is created by our perspectives, and is a result of our choices. We will also share and learn best practices to help reduce, prevent, and cope with stress, including shifting mindset, increasing discipline, and raising your positivity ratio.

To RSVP click here!

About Carrie Williams

Carrie is the founder of Los Angeles based RainShadow Coaching, which is dedicated to helping professionals and companies forge their own living masterpiece, by focusing on the three tiers of fulfillment: professional success, personal growth, and overall well-being. She is an executive coach and facilitator for multiple top ranked law firms and entertainment companies. Carrie is a certified PCC with the ICF (International Coach Federation), and holds a graduate certification in evidence-based coaching from Fielding Graduate University. Carrie specializes in leadership coaching and team development for professionals and entrepreneurs across the globe. Her Amazon best-selling book “Eyes on the Prize: A Kick-Ass Guide to Setting & Achieving G.R.E.A.T. Goals” expands her G.R.E.A.T. Goals program so anyone can tackle their goals at their own pace.

Learn more at http://www.rainshadowchoaching.com/

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LUNCH&LEARN: SEO – Optimize Your Website For Premium Visibility On Google Search
Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN: SEO – Optimize Your Website For Premium Visibility On Google Search

On-Page SEO – How To Optimize Your Website For Premium Visibility On Google Search, with ASHLEY RADER

You’ve built a gorgeous, super professional website for your business – congrats! Now comes the fun part, where you have to figure out how to get it in front of the people who need your services – so that it can actually generate leads and new business. In order for your website to come up high on search engines like Google and Bing, you need to understand a little bit about the world of "Search Engine Optimization" (SEO). While there are many factors that will influence your website’s search ranking – one of the easiest places for a business owner to start, is within your own website.

In this one hour lunchtime lesson you’ll learn:

  • How Google determines which local sites to show for a given search

  • How to uncover the “money" keywords that your customers are actually using to look for the services you offer
  • The 4 most important on-page ranking factors
  • How to write your content so that it's both interesting for your readers & relevant for SEO
  • 2 tools for optimizing and tracking your SEO results and rank

All lunch&learns are $10 at the door.

Bio:
Ashley is the owner, designer & online marketing expert for RAD Web Marketing, a Petaluma-based web design and digital marketing agency that has served hundreds of clients since 2004. Ashley found her passion within the digital marketing world after building her first website at the age of 25, and single handedly growing it into a multi-million dollar eCommerce business in less than 3 years. Ashley helps small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their businesses by creating high converting websites and effective digital marketing strategies that get results. Learn more at www.radwebmarketing.com.

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Marintrepreneurs: Seeking Hot Seat pitch / Guest speaker SEO expert Ashley Rader
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Marintrepreneurs: Seeking Hot Seat pitch / Guest speaker SEO expert Ashley Rader

HOT SEAT PITCH available for next meetup. Please email chris@venturepad.works if you'd like to pitch .

PLUS! Guest speaker SEO expert Ashlee Rader!

The busy FALL season is here, sleepy summertime is over! Time to gear up, get focused and take your business to the next level. We are focusing on hot seat pitches followed up by business sharpening skills for you!

This next meetup will be a 20 minute hot seat pitch, plus 20 minutes feedback from the group. Then a short break, then Ashley Rader will speak for 1 hour on:
SEO – Optimize Your Website For Premium Visibility On Google Search

For more info and to RSVP, click here!

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LUNCH&LEARN: Understand Your Money Types to Open Your Flow of Prosperity, with Susan Shloss
Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN: Understand Your Money Types to Open Your Flow of Prosperity, with Susan Shloss

Understand Your Money Types to Open Your Flow of Prosperity.

Is your Warrior in charge of your business finances or is the Innocent hoping that someone else will manage the details?  

Are you letting the Magician inspire your actions or is the Tyrant blocking the flow of abundance?

Many business owners have patterns around money that repeat in spite of their desire to change.  You might recognize yourself in one or more of the following:

  • Spending beyond your means and using credit cards to make ends meet
  • Overspending to ease stress
  • Underearning or undervaluing your skills and talents
  • Feeling undue stress about money, no matter how much you are making
  • A sense of overwhelm or vagueness when it comes to financial details

Money coaching helps to identify the underlying causes of your money patterns, opening the door to transformation.  In this session, you'll learn about the 8 Money Types that influence your relationship with money and can make or break your business success.  Join us for a fun and enlightening presentation where you will open the door to a breakthrough in your money life.

Click HERE to RSVP.

BIO:
Susan Shloss is a Certified Money Coach®.  In the 90’s she worked as an investment specialist and operations manager at Charles Schwab. After leaving the corporate world, she trained in several healing modalities and became certified as a yoga teacher. In 2005 Susan started a bookkeeping business which has had 6-figure revenues for the past 4 years.  She now has a team of bookkeepers who are freeing her to pursue her passion of helping others break through their blocks to abundance.  With her long background in both the financial services and healing arts worlds, and her lifelong meditation practice, Susan helps people navigate money and emotions with insight, clarity, and compassion.

Contact info:
Susan Shloss, Certified Money Coach
Phone 415-497-0277
moneywisdomcoach.com

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The High Cost of Living in Marin — What It Means To Solopreneurs
Aug
21
12:00 PM12:00

The High Cost of Living in Marin — What It Means To Solopreneurs

  • 165 North Redwood Drive San Rafael, CA, 94903 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

LLM BB Speaker Series:

The High Cost Of Living In Marin — What It Means To Solopreneurs

by Linked In Local Marin

Panelists:

Robin Sternberg, CEO of Marin Economic Forum

Jon Haveman, Economist and Principal at Marin Economic Consulting

Chris Yalonis, CEO and Cofounder of VenturePad

Program:
The high cost of living in Marin County—and the Bay Area in general—is difficult for all of us who live and work here, but may be especially difficult for solopreneurs because they must divide their time between new business development and delivery of services to existing clients. This panel will look at how high are the costs of living in Marin County, examining trends in the economy, traffic, housing, employment, commuting, and how rising housing costs affect the economy, jobs, etc. This will be followed by a specific look at our burgeoning solopreneur community and what is needed for solopreneurs in Marin County to thrive in this environment. We’ll also have time to take questions from the audience.

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LUNCH&LEARN — Heather Picard: 8 STEPS TO MASTER YOUR CASH FLOW So You Can Relax & Grow Your Business.
Aug
16
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN — Heather Picard: 8 STEPS TO MASTER YOUR CASH FLOW So You Can Relax & Grow Your Business.

8 STEPS TO MASTER YOUR CASH FLOW So You Can Relax & Grow Your Business, with Heather Picard.

AN INTERACTIVE TALK WITH CASH FLOW COACH, HEATHER PICARD.

- Is having enough cash in the bank a constant struggle?

- Do you worry how you’re going to pay your bills on time?

- Do you pay everyone else first and wind up with little for yourself?

- Do you wish you understood your finances so you could grow your business?

Join Heather to learn how to:

-USE A CASH FLOW REPORT TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY

-GET PAID SOONER FROM CUSTOMERS

-PAY YOURSELF REGULARLY

-CREATE A CASH SAFETY NET

Click HERE to RSVP!

Heather Picard is a Cash Flow Coach who is committed to helping small business owners transform their relationship to money so that they can free up their cash flow, grow their companies and follow their dreams. She is also co-owner and CFO of Equinox Landscape an award-winning sustainable landscape company in Sonoma and Marin County. She uses her financial expertise and astute coaching skills to help her clients navigate the details of small business finance, run a strong organization and ultimately create the life they’ve always wanted. She can be found at coach@heatherpicard.com, or fueling her passion on the dance floor.

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MARINTREPRENEURS: Better BUSINESS Photos…with the CAMERA YOU HAVE! w/ Tyler Chartier.
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

MARINTREPRENEURS: Better BUSINESS Photos…with the CAMERA YOU HAVE! w/ Tyler Chartier.

Guest speaker: commercial photographer Tyler Chartier teaches you how to make better use of the equipment you already own to create photos that tell your business' story with more compelling messaging. Join us! 

From cell phones to DSLRs, we have unprecedented access to excellent photo making tools! Tyler will share his knowledge about the essential elements of creating compelling photographs:

  • Why do so many of our photos fail?
  • The storytelling mindset
  • Visual mass and the balanced image
  • Finding and using great light
  • Tips and tricks for staging the scene
  • How to get the best color from your camera

Tyler Chartier is a commercial photographer based in Petaluma who helps companies connect with their customers through photography. Beyond Tyler’s technical skill as a photographer, his understanding of branding and marketing helps him create photographs that emotionally resonate with your clients’ audience.

“If I hear ‘What a fantastic photo!’ in a way I’ve failed. My perceived role as a photographer should be subtle, if not invisible. When I hear ‘That’s an amazing space!’ or ‘I would love to talk to her!’ then I’ve told the story.” — Tyler Chartier

Click HERE to RSVP.

BIO: Curious. Obsessive. Passionate. Commercial photographer by day + father by night. For work, Tyler shoots architecture, products and people for regional and national companies – and he shoots almost anything for fun. Combining a passion for the process of photography with intense curiosity, Tyler helps his clients tell their stories to create strong connections with their people. Outside of work Tyler spends as much time as he can with his wife and two boys. Together they love hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing, and building things – most recently a 17′ lapstrake dory. You’ll run into Tyler around town in Petaluma, San Francisco and occasionally NYC – but you’ll see his biggest smile if you cross paths with him outside in one of Sonoma County’s amazing parks or on the Tomales Bay.

Learn more at www.tylerchartier.com

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Pro Blues Jam with The B Street Project
Aug
7
3:30 PM15:30

Pro Blues Jam with The B Street Project

Welcome The B Street Project as they kick off Pro Blues Jam in the first set.

Come play, sing & dance with this tight Marin band at the gorgeous Fenix nightclub. Feel the beautiful vocals, rock, rhythm & blues! Maggie Moshy and Brad Curtis on vocals, Scott Sherman on harp, VenturePad cofounder Chris Yalonis on drums, Jim Collier on guitar, Espen Skaar on bass, and Charlie Theobald on keys. It’s jam night, so bring your axe and sit in, sing with us, express yourself, and simply take it all in. Local talent and special guests are invited to join in during the second set.

Click here for more info!

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LUNCH & LEARN: BETTER BUSINESS PHOTOS…WITH THE CAMERA YOU HAVE!
Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: BETTER BUSINESS PHOTOS…WITH THE CAMERA YOU HAVE!

At this Lunch & Learn, commercial photographer Tyler Chartier teaches you how to make better use of the equipment you already own to create photos that tell your business' story with more compelling messaging. Join us! 

From cell phones to DSLRs, we have unprecedented access to excellent photo making tools! Tyler will share his knowledge about the essential elements of creating compelling photographs:

  • Why do so many of our photos fail?
  • The storytelling mindset
  • Visual mass and the balanced image
  • Finding and using great light
  • Tips and tricks for staging the scene
  • How to get the best color from your camera

Tyler Chartier is a commercial photographer based in Petaluma who helps companies connect with their customers through photography. Beyond Tyler’s technical skill as a photographer, his understanding of branding and marketing helps him create photographs that emotionally resonate with your clients’ audience.

“If I hear ‘What a fantastic photo!’ in a way I’ve failed. My perceived role as a photographer should be subtle, if not invisible. When I hear ‘That’s an amazing space!’ or ‘I would love to talk to her!’ then I’ve told the story.” — Tyler Chartier

Click HERE to RSVP.

BIO: Curious. Obsessive. Passionate. Commercial photographer by day + father by night. For work, Tyler shoots architecture, products and people for regional and national companies – and he shoots almost anything for fun. Combining a passion for the process of photography with intense curiosity, Tyler helps his clients tell their stories to create strong connections with their people. Outside of work Tyler spends as much time as he can with his wife and two boys. Together they love hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing, and building things – most recently a 17′ lapstrake dory. You’ll run into Tyler around town in Petaluma, San Francisco and occasionally NYC – but you’ll see his biggest smile if you cross paths with him outside in one of Sonoma County’s amazing parks or on the Tomales Bay.

Learn more at www.tylerchartier.com

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Marintrepreneurs: Radical Influence Helps You Reach Your Goal FASTER! with Jill Lublin
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Marintrepreneurs: Radical Influence Helps You Reach Your Goal FASTER! with Jill Lublin

Radical Influence will help you reach your goal FASTER! with Guest speaker Jill Lublin.

Having Radical Influence helps you stand out, be heard, and be seen like never before!

When you have Radical Influence, people buy from you, listen to you, respect you, care about you, and take your message to heart. People will automatically crowd around you, wanting to be part of your network. And most importantly, you attract other high-level influencers who connect you with the people you need to know to bring your dreams to reality.

Click HERE to RSVP now!
 

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LUNCH & LEARN: 3 Keys to Getting Clients from Email, with Chen Lehner
Jul
19
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: 3 Keys to Getting Clients from Email, with Chen Lehner

Do you dread writing email?

Is your list not engaging with you, and not buying anything?

Do you want to impact more people and make more sales... without being sales-y?

With the average American checking their email 15 times per day, email is still one of the best ways to get your message in front of your ideal customers... and it doesn't have to be hard.

In this training you'll learn:

-> The 3 keys every email must have to make sales, so you can have more freedom... and more time. 

-> How to write compelling, authentic emails in 20 minutes or less

-> Three "no-fail" subject line formulas you can use to increase your open rates right away

Chen Lehner is a copywriter and online marketing strategist for small businesses and solopreneurs. He specializes in writing relationship-building, high-converting emails and helping businesses connect with their audience through stories, adding value, and authenticity. 

TO RSVP, CLICK HERE!

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LUNCH & LEARN: The Joy Solution for Success, with Nicola Walker
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: The Joy Solution for Success, with Nicola Walker

Would you love to feel more joy in your work day, no matter what is going on?

Discover how choosing joy helps you to free yourself from pressure, stress
and your go-to energy drains. Keep your joy alive to achieve the best kind of
success - loving all of your life.

Join us for an uplifting presentation where you will learn:

  • The secret to finding joy no matter what you’re going through
  • Three steps to free yourself of fears, stress and self judgment
  • How to unlock your key to freedom and greater flow in your day

You will walk away with clarity on how you can create a more enjoyable and
productive work day, with increased courage to choose what you want rather
than what you think you have to put up with.

BIO
Nicola Walker has been an inner freedom coach and hypnotherapist for nearly 20
years. She is the author of the upcoming book, Joy in the Middle of the Mess: An
Evolutionary Quest From Self Doubt to Success. She is also the creator of a
methodology for both intuitive decision-making and clarity with challenges.
Nicola works with entrepreneurs and leaders who want to deepen their confidence to
achieve what they want, while exploring solutions to the pressures and stresses of
success. She guides her clients to free themselves of fears and restricting patterns so
they can experience more ease and joy in their life and work.

CONTACT
Nicola@nicolawalkercoaching.com
415-342-7088
https://nicolawalkercoaching.com/

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NAWBO Connects Marin  — Build Your Business Using LinkedIn
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

NAWBO Connects Marin — Build Your Business Using LinkedIn

SPECIAL EVENT: Build Your Business Using LinkedIn through Networking, Branding and Lead Generation

A 3-hour Interactive • Hands On • Get it Done • Workshop to Power Up Your LinkedIn

Join Angela Dunz, Bay Area LinkedIn Expert and Consultant, for this interactive workshop where you’ll learn:

• How to strengthen your LinkedIn profile to attract your right clients

• Simple time saving habits and smart strategies to build yourbusiness using LinkedIn

• The best Lead generation practices

• And, so much more

BRING YOUR LAPTOP, questions, and an open mind! Coffee will be provided. Feel free to bring your own water bottles.

Advance Registration Required | Limited Seating

Angela Dunz has been a LinkedIn Consultant and Lead Generation Strategist for 5+ years. As a former Marketing Director, MBA grad and entrepreneur herself, she has a keen sense of how LinkedIn can build your business with online Networking, Branding, and Lead Generation. She has written curricula for Entrepreneurs and Job Seekers at the Renaissance Center, YWCA and Marin Professionals. She has been a teacher, mentor, coach, and curricula designer on 4 continents.

Hosted by NAWBO CONNECTS MARIN (National Association of Women Business Owners) and the NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Feel free to invite your business partners to join you for this informative event.

Venture Pad members: $35.  General Public $45.

Any questions – please call one of the co-facilitators:

Shelley Golden | 415. 300. 5898

Kathleen Mulligan | 707.764. 6649

Carol Benson | 707. 322. 1983

For more info and for TICKETS, go directly to the Eventbrite.

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LUNCH & LEARN — Turning Good Ideas into Effective Action
Jun
7
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN — Turning Good Ideas into Effective Action

 Change Your Conversations: The Keys to Creating Breakthroughs in Personal
and Team Performance


In many companies, whether one person or many, important work sits undone,
critical priorities keep stalling, and emerging opportunities fall by the wayside.
Poorly crafted conversations about commitments are usually the culprits (both
inside your own head and with others). In this session you will learn the 4 keys to
generative conversations and the 5 qualities of well-made commitments that stoke
passion, turn disorganization into coordination and good ideas into effective action.
You choose the conversation you are in. You will learn how to spot and transform
habitual mindsets that keep you in limiting conversations. You’ll explore how to
shift an upcoming pivotal conversation to create more connection as you accelerate
the right actions.

There will be time for Q & A to apply this to your own challenges and opportunities.

Karen Wilhelm Buckley, Communicore, is an Executive Coach and Consultant to
leaders and their organizations. Her clients develop wise leadership – the skills,
strategies and presence to cultivate committed performance and effectively drive
extraordinary results. Karen partners with leaders’ to strengthen their contribution
from the inside out so that they lead authentically, inspire purpose-driven business
and manage teams and people for extraordinary results.

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Money Conversation Cafe — with Susan Shloss
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Money Conversation Cafe — with Susan Shloss

If money were no object, what would your life look like?
If you could talk to money, what would you say?
When you think about money, how do you feel?


Questions like these pave the way to transformation in your relationship with money, leading you to the abundant life you are meant to live.

Join Susan for this free monthly event that brings together community in a safe, confidential space to talk about the "taboo" topic of money. 

For more info or to RSVP, click here.

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LUNCH&LEARN: Double Your Monthly Revenue — Mastering the Enrollment Conversation
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN: Double Your Monthly Revenue — Mastering the Enrollment Conversation

Double Your Monthly Revenue By Mastering The Enrollment Conversation with Howard Sambol

What would change for you if you doubled or even tripled your monthly revenue?

The vast majority of service oriented providers do not generate the income they want because they haven’t mastered Enrollment.

Enrollment (commonly referred to as sales), is the ability to facilitate an empowering conversation that allows someone to clarify what they truly want and make a commitment to getting it by partnering with you.

Enrollment is a learnable skill but one that is often lacking for most business professionals.

Howard will share the 5 keys that will allow you to double the revenue in your business by mastering the enrollment conversation. If you have a service oriented business, this event is not to be missed!

Benefits from Attending — You will Learn How To:
• Take the guesswork out of your sales process by using a proven system
• Speak directly to your prospect’s subconscious, the part that makes the buying decision
• Elicit a commitment from your prospects while eliminating all “convincing”
• Eliminate your fears and doubts about closing the sale by shifting your mindset
• Use a leveraged business model to ensure profitability in your business

$10 at the door.

To read more or to RSVP, click here!

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Messaging to Move Your Audience — by EFC West
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Messaging to Move Your Audience — by EFC West

IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS!

Session 3: Messaging to Move Your Audience

Learn techniques to develop a strong and persuasive message, framed for your audience. Build on the storytelling techniques from Session One to create a message that will motivate your target audience.

Whether you are in nonprofit, government or business, this program will help you to improve communications and drive impact.

To purchase tickets, click here!

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LUNCH & LEARN: Career Roadmapping with Wendy Saccuzzo
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH & LEARN: Career Roadmapping with Wendy Saccuzzo

It’s rare that we take time to think about our accomplishments and our goals for our career. By creating a roadmap for your career, you’ll be able to more easily verbalize your strengths, skills, and interests in order to find more career satisfaction during all the twists and turns life takes us through. You may be in job search mode, or at the peak of your career- both are great times to re-assess where you’re at and how you’ll get to the next step in your career.

Topics covered in the workshop will include:

  • identifying themes in your career

  • identifying transferable skills and how they relate to what you'll do next

  • identifying your values and how they fit with your career

  • how to conduct informational interviews (aka coffee chats- much less formal and more comfortable!) so you can identify what the next step in your career looks like

After this workshop, you'll walk away with an action plan tailored to your career goals, plus strategies for how to implement it. You’ll feel proactive, more confident, and more prepared for that next career conversation or opportunity that comes your way.

$10 at the door.

About Wendy:

Wendy is a career strategist and workshop facilitator with expertise in career transition in tech. She is in private practice in San Francisco, and she has helped thousands of people navigate their job search and career transitions. In previous career roles, she’s been in tech sales and customer success, she’s worked in a recruiting capacity to help build engineering teams in early stage startup companies and managed a team of coaches and a career services program at a coding bootcamp for women. She loves helping connect people to resources to make good things happen in their careers. You can learn more about Wendy at www.aboutworkstuff.com.

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LUNCH&LEARN: Presence and Connection — The Keys to Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

LUNCH&LEARN: Presence and Connection — The Keys to Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

Do you feel confident when you are called upon to speak? If you get anxious about speaking up at meetings, delivering a project report, presenting to investors, promoting your business, or delivering a presentation, then this workshop is for you.

In this experiential session you will learn a 7-Step Guide that dissolves speaking anxiety. Unlike traditional speaking trainings focused on performance techniques, the Essential Speaking approach teaches you mindfulness practices that connect you to a strong inner presence. Then, what you say will have more impact.

You will learn how:
 Presence grounds and centers you in the moment
 Connection engages you with your listeners
 Authenticity leads you to your core strengths

Doreen Hamilton Ph.D., is a Psychologist, Founder of Essential Speaking, and Training Director of Speaking Circles® International, an organization dedicated to helping people overcome public speaking fears. Her book, Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice, is based on her discovery that being comfortable with who you are, your Essential Self, is the secret to relaxed and confident public speaking. In addition to private coaching sessions, Doreen now teaches Fearless Speaking workshops, leads Speaking Circles®, and trains Facilitators around the world.

Website: https://www.EssentialSpeaking.com

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VentureJam! Bluesy rock, rocky blues & BYOB Potluck!
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

VentureJam! Bluesy rock, rocky blues & BYOB Potluck!

This Friday evening we'll be having a music jam at VenturePad and you are invited!

This is a BYOB Potluck, please bring an appetizer and drink to share. 

You are welcome to bring a significant other or friend. 

The music is mostly bluesy rock and rocky blues. ''You guys are surprisingly good'' is the general feedback we get.

Potluck and band set-up is from 7 to 8, music at 8 til 10-ish, but food and drink do stay out until it's time to wrap up and go home.

Happy hour will happen as usual as well, at around 5:30 if you can last that long at the end of the week.

This Friday is also the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, which happens on the 2nd Friday of every month, where you can tour many of the artist studios at ArtWorks Galleries on 1337 4th St. A few other nearby businesses participate in the ArtWalk, allowing the ''artwalkers'' into their businesses to see the art on display. VenturePad is one of these additional participating venues for the ArtWalk.

We hope to see you this Friday evening for some food and fun jams!

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