Remembering Names

Do you struggle to remember the names of new people you’ve met? When meeting someone new we have a lot to take in all at once. Conversely, emerging research indicates memorization of any kind is becoming a lost art in the information age.

Remembering names has such great importance, professionally and personally. Studies show that hearing our name activates our brain, even when it’s spoken in a noisy, distraction-filled space. Did you know one of the simplest ways to make someone feel recognized or special is to both remember and speak their name?

Professional Women of McLean County is proud to welcome back, Steve Garland for his presentation: Remembering Names. Garland’s hands-on seminar will leave you with ready-to-use tools and proven strategies that will dramatically increase your ability to catch and remember names!

Join us on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Conference Room 3
1801 Eastland Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704

Register on our website: http://pwmcinc.org/events-2018/remembering-names/

4th Annual Casino Night!

Join us for an exciting night of casino style games, delicious food, a cash bar, prizes, silent auction and more. This event is our single annual fundraiser to build the PWMC Professional Advancement Scholarship fund and scholarships awarded stay right here in our community. The evening will feature scholarship presentations to our 2018 scholarship recipients and so much more!

Tickets are now on sale! Purchase on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-casino-night-tickets-45106674277?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Find your Balance!

Does it feel like there are simply never enough hours in the day and days in the week to get the to-do lists caught up? Our world is high-speed, high pressure and high stress – and you’re not just balancing work and family these days!

There are so many things we need to balance in our lives – work, family, play, leisure, relaxation, caring for others, caring for ourselves, social responsibilities, physical needs – the things we juggle are never-ending.

Join PWMC in June to learn about achieving a sense of balance in your life – working toward the goals that you truly value, and letting the rest go. Dr. Felicia Shaw, Balance Expert & Purpose Strategist will present balance techniques for every lifestyle and identify areas in your own life that create greater value and time. This is one presentation you do not want to miss!

Plan to join us on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Reservations are requested (but never required!): http://pwmcinc.org/events-2018/get-some-balance/

Taxes & You

• What we’ll do
Professional Women of McLean County welcomes Anna Falkson from Insight CPAs & Financial LLC as our guest speaker for April 2018.Anna will discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 highlighting those areas that may affect you as an individual or your business. Learn from an experienced accountant about the importance of tax preparedness and good record-keeping practices.
http://pwmcinc.org/events-2018/taxes-you/

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Conference Room 3

• What to bring
Please bring your business cards!

• Important to know

Empowerment

• What we’ll do
1 in 4. We live in a frantic and hectic world. A world where, many times, we simply do not see what is not directly in front of us. But, reality is that ONE in FOUR women is likely to be sexual assaulted in her lifetime. If that doesn’t give you chills, we’re not sure what will.

Please plan to join Professional Women of McLean County as we examine this important and timely topic with Nikki Moravec, YWCA Stepping Stones, Community Educator.

Nikki will discuss sexual assault and the services of Stepping Stones, victim blaming and how WE can have an impact in supporting survivors of sexual assault.

http://pwmcinc.org/events-2018/empowerment-acting-in-our-community/

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Conference Room 3

• What to bring
Please bring your business cards!

• Important to know

Women’s Health According to Misty May

• What we’ll do
Start off the New Year on your best foot with Professional Women of McLean County!
We are proud to present Dr. Amyran Kabir of Kabir Center for Health as he presents: Women’s Health According to Misty-May Treanor.
Learn how Misty fuels her body and how you can apply her practices to your own life to feel and perform best!

• What to bring
business cards

• Important to know
Register on our website at: www.pwmcinc.org

Merry Mingle

It has been a wonderful growing year for our organization! The Board of Directors formally invites members, past members and guests to join us for our holiday networking event!

Celebrate the professional growth of our members and women in our community in 2017, get to know one another with some holiday-themed fun, and enjoy holiday treats provided by the Board of Directors!

This event is free to both members and guests! Don’t forget business cards for a chance to win the last Starbucks gift card drawing of the year!

Join us on Tuesday, December 12th!

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Conference Room 3
Bloomington, IL 61701

RSVP is requested, but not required http://pwmcinc.org/events/merry-mingle/

Building a Better Community

We’re not all cut out for politics – and many of us shy away when conversations start to head in that direction. Yet, one of the easiest areas to make a real impact in the world is right here in our own community.
Join Professional Women of McLean County as we present a panel discussion titled, “Building, Improving and Promoting McLean County.” Panelists will include notable guests from the McLean County Board, McLean County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council.
PWMC leaders will facilitate the discussion and we welcome our members and guests to come prepared with their own questions!
Plan to join us on Tuesday, November 14th
Doors open at 11:30 for registration/check-in and the program will start at 11:45.

Making Decisions Based on Facts, Not Fear

Your phone rings. It is a former boss extending you a great new opportunity. The position seems like a great fit, but you just recently were promoted at your current firm. What do you do?

Perhaps you can come up with an answer immediately, but, if you’re like a large percentage of your peers – big decisions (and even small ones) can often freeze you with indecision.

Dr. Shermian Woodhouse, Medical Director and Chief Radiation Oncologist of the Community Cancer Center will join us in October to discuss how fear stops us from making decisions, essentially pushing pause on our lives, even when the world is still moving around us.

Make plans to join us for lunch starting at 11:30 on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Our meeting will start promptly at 11:45.

Make the choice to attend! Register on our website!

Curiosity and the Power of Questions

The path of conscious living is paved with stepping-stones of wonder.” – Gay Hendricks, Conscious Living

What does it really mean to live one’s full potential? And why do so many of us yearn to do so, but feel, despite our best efforts, that something’s missing, that maybe we’ve settled, that maybe we’ve sold ourselves short? Why do we set goals and make commitments in service of our best selves, only to backslide again and again? And what can we do about it?

Join Master Life Coach, Kirstin Hotelling Zona, PhD, as she teaches us about the key components of living your full potential. During her presentation, Kirstin will discuss the nature of fear, how it gets in our way, and will teach us a simple and proven strategy for turning fear into fuel for creating your best, most fulfilling life.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Room 2*** (please note this is a change from our normal meeting room!)
Bloomington, IL 61704

Kirstin Hotelling Zona, PhD, teaches people how to live with passion and purpose by developing and integrating the core elements of human potential: curiosity, creativity, connection, and compassion. She is the founder and owner of Full Potential Coaching, LLC, and works with clients nationally both individually and in groups.

Kirstin is also an award-winning professor at Illinois State University, where she teaches poetry and literature. A published poet and speaker, Kirstin created the Your Path to Full Potential Retreat, a daylong experience for women who want to transform their lives by transforming the way they think.

Find more information about Kirstin Hotelling Zona at http://kirstinhotellingzona.com/