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How To Slay "Your Pirate"

How to Listen So Adults and Kids Will Talk with Cynthia Klein

Have you ever tried talking to your spouse, friend or kids and they just won’t listen? If so, then you don’t want to miss this eye-opening presentation on what you can do to keep the conversation going. You will learn how you may be blocking communication by sending hidden messages that build a wall. Your good intentions are to connect yet your current strategies aren’t working. Cynthia Klein will teach you how to improve your communication skills and your relationships as she reveals the hidden strategies of How to Listen So Others Will Keep Talking.

Key Points Outline

• Our thinking brain shuts down when we are emotionally upset.

• The listener’s hidden messages in their responses can hurt the speaker’s self-esteem which causes the speaker to stop talking.

• To improve your listening; first understand your common communication blocks.

• Then, as you learn to listen empathetically, the resulting connection will keep the conversation flowing.


Cynthia Klein is a Certified Parent Educator and a professional speaker as a member of the National Speakers Association. Cynthia has spoken to over 400 groups and has been invited to speak at Stanford University fifteen times. Cynthia receives rave reviews as described by Mona Hartman from Stanford University: Cynthia as “a great speaker and (she) has a very interactive, colorful presentation. She is a confident speaker with a lot of energy; entertaining too! She doesn’t sugar coat things and always pauses in her presentation to address an attendees’ question, which is always appreciated by the group.”

Cynthia Klein’s company is Bridges 2 Understanding at She teaches parents how to build greater cooperation with their children through speaking, private parenting coaching sessions, her Middle School Mom column in Parenting on the Peninsula magazine and her hundreds of blog articles. You can contact her to inquire about her services at[masked] and [masked].


Guest Speaker - Barbara Gottesman:

"How to Slay a Pirate: Lessons on Success from Sailing the Pacific"

Reaching success involves more than simply setting goals and creating a plan. With the speaker's own family sailing adventure as an inspiring backdrop, learn what's really standing between you and your vision for success, and how to make that vision a reality.


As a life coach, former attorney, and motivational speaker, Barbara Gottesman gets what it takes to truly live your dreams personally and professionally. She is passionate about inspiring people to make their next step count, and is known for using a practical approach to creating unique tools for making change.

Barbara spent nearly two-and-a-half years sailing with her husband and two children, through the Pacific, realizing a lifetime family travel dream. All four of them survived and now live on land in northern California. You can contact her to inquire about her services @[masked] and [masked].


Details of this WEBA double-header has changed. If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)

Date: Friday, October 18 , 2013
9:00 am - 12:00pm

COST: $15.00 in advanced ~
$20.00 at the door


9:00 - 9:30       | Registration, Greetings and Networking
9:30 - 9:45       |  Announcements
9:45 - 10:30     | Featured Guest Speaker: Cynthia Klein
10:30 - 10:45   | Break
10:45 - 11:30   | Featured Guest Speaker: Barbara Gottesman
11:30 - 12noon | Additional Networking and lunch at the GrapeVine cafe

Bayshore Corporate Center
Conference Center - Suite 126
1710 Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA

All requests for cancellations and refunds must be sent by 8pm on the Tuesday prior to the event. After that time, no refunds will be issued. Please contact us if you have questions.


RSVP: If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes")

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

For more information, contact your co-organizers:

Contact Lynn Kirkham
Chief Inspiration Officer
Yes, You Can Speak!


Contact Phyllis E. Garland
Chief Creative Officer
Garland Web Design and Marketing Services

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you dear Carmen for taking so many fantastic pics of this event. You were really able to capture the moment! Love being able to relive the day! xoox

    November 22, 2013

  • Donna S.

    I gained some really helpful insights from what Cynthia shared about communication. And I was inspired by Barbara’s amazing story at sea. How she geared up for her launch is a fine example of how to approach any daunting task. What another worthwhile morning spent together with the women of WEBA!

    October 20, 2013

  • Madlen M.

    It was great RE connecting with fabulous empowering WEBA ladies again, thank you so much and I look forward to coming back to the next event, I enjoyed Cynthia Klein's presentation so much, and Barbara did a great job, sorry I missed part of her presentation, Gilla said it ead great!

    October 19, 2013

  • Cheryl S.

    Thanks to Cynthia for her helpful tips and Barbara for her inspiring story. I always learn so much at WEBA and it's so great to connect with you amazing women!

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned so much from Cynthia and Barbara's wisdom. You two were great!!! Thanks to everyone for your presence and contribution to our meeting. When we gather as women and truly connect, the potency of these interactions can literally take us to new heights, both personally and professionally. Looking forward to being with all of you again next month! Invite your friends too!

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Claudia C.

    I had a great time meeting all of you wonderful ladies, today. I found Cynthia Klein's advice very helpful and I was able to implement her techniques right away. Barbara Gottesman’s story was extremely inspiring and empowering.
    Looking forward to meeting all of you again, soon.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Linda L.

    I wish I could attend, but I will be heading to Sacramento where I will be doing a presentation on Saturday at Caterina Rando's Business Breakthrough Summit. I've got lots of friends in the Sacramento area and arrange to meet up with someone each time I go to give a talk. I know it will be a fabulous meeting with your 2 presenters. I'm sorry I will miss them. Enjoy everyone! (And remember I have my all day Feng Shui for the Woman's Soul on Wednesday, October 30 in San Mateo if any of you we still considering it and haven't signed up.)

    2 · October 12, 2013

    • Cynthia K.

      Hi Linda,

      October 18, 2013

    • Cynthia K.

      I missed you being there. I have my brass chimes I got from you hanging by my front door. thank you for your information.

      October 18, 2013

  • Rosalinda Oropeza R.

    Cynthia, you are a natural.

    1 · October 18, 2013

    • Cynthia K.

      Thank you my dear friend. and thank you for coming even though you were under the weather. A pleasure to have you there.

      October 18, 2013

  • Cynthia K.

    I had such a great time with all of you. Thank you for your kind reception and willingness to learn about how to listen. I hope you tell me your future successes as a listen.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Phyllis G.

    Our new director of WEBA, Lynn Kirkham, is a breath of fresh air. Love the new activities and direction of the group! Cynthia and Barbara were great!! Both had some really great take-aways from their presentations. Ladies......thank you for taking the time to come and share your wisdom with the women of WEBA!

    October 18, 2013

  • Orene K.

    I just got back into town, and I wanted to come, but I have laryngitis and can't talk.

    1 · October 18, 2013

    • Phyllis G.

      Hi Orene! Sorry to abut your laryngitis. Yikes! I hope to see you on November 1st.

      1 · October 18, 2013

  • Cynthia K.

    How many of you have tried to give advice and it wasn't taken very well? Maybe to your spouse or your children. You'll learn why on Friday. Thank you for coming. There is still time to invite a friend to attend.

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • Maurine X.

    I got picked to attend this meeting for FREE!! So grateful and looking forward to it!!

    1 · October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really looking forward to hearing your talk Cynthia! I think it will be very relevant for everyone!

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Rosalinda Oropeza R.

    I am looking forward to this...I love the metaphor, "slaying your pirate"...we all have "obstacles" we must slay to move on and succeed. Very clever, Phyllis.

    2 · October 8, 2013

  • Phyllis G.

    Thank you Cynthia! Sounds great! I am looking forward to your presentation!

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • Cynthia K.

    Hi ladies, I have learned from so many of you at WEBA. Now it's my turn to give back. My talk will go deep into why what we say may shut down the other person. They just stop talking or get upset with you. This can be your child, friend, partner, co-worker; anybody. I learned how to keep connected with my daughter when she was a teenager and stay connected. If this approach worked with a teen, can you imagine how it will open doors in your life that are now closed?

    Come one, come all. Please invite your friends. If you want more information, call me at[masked]

    2 · October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Phyllis, it will be a joy and an honor to connect with the lovely ladies who are part of WEBA. Since I live and breathe supporting others to thrive in their businesses, it will be thrilling to share inspiring information with this group. Thank you so much for the chance. I can't wait!

    1 · August 11, 2013

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