• Courageous Speaking: Finding Your Voice as the World Reopens

    *** Register at https://pages.claimyourvoicenow.com/courageousspeaking ***

    The pandemic is receding. Live events are coming back. Are you ready so be seen, and even speak again?

    This may bring anxiety, whether for speaking, teaching in person, holding workshops. And you may not be the same person coming out of it that you were when it started.

    If this resonates, join a Zoom workshop, or register to get a video teaching you can access right away.

    Join us for:
    * Exercises to be seen again safely, and to set new goals
    * 5 guaranteed ways to shift nerves into confidence
    * A path to becoming an authentic, skilled and powerful speaker
    * How to cultivate Leadership Presence

    And, learn about an upcoming online speaking training taken by over 500 people... for the first time offered where you get to choose your own price, through June 1st: http://claimyourvoicenow.com

    Register at https://pages.claimyourvoicenow.com/courageousspeaking to join in.

  • Come Together: Centered in the Storm

    Online event

    **After RSVPing, be sure to register (free or by donation) at http://createconnection.com/centeredinthestorm**

    This week holds huge uncertainties. Come together for grounding and support. Join us before and/or after the election for a guided workshop.
    Connect with yourself, with Source, and with community...
    while holding the vision of a positive future.

    Monday, November 2nd, 5pm PT
    and again on Thursday, November 5th, 12pm PT.

    Come together to:
    - Find your center and ground for this intense week
    - Release fears, and reside in presence
    - Feel supported and connected
    - Speak and reinforce our commitments to a better future

    RSVP at http://createconnection.com/centeredinthestorm to join for one or both times. These live workshops are offered completely by donation.
    Who should come: All spiritually-oriented humans who desire to simultaneously grow themselves, and participate in an encouraging community.

    About the facilitator: Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA has been a transformational workshop leader, coach and trainer since 1996. The founder of WholeSpeak, LLC, and The Performance of Your Life, he has taught thousands how to show up in life and on stage with authenticity, power, and dynamic presence, and has a mission to help our world heal the wounds of disconnection.

    Please register at http://createconnection.com/centeredinthestorm.

  • Come Together: Centered in the Storm

    Online event

    **After RSVPing, be sure to register (free or by donation) at http://createconnection.com/centeredinthestorm**

    This week holds huge uncertainties. Come together for grounding and support. Join us before and/or after the election for a guided workshop.
    Connect with yourself, with Source, and with community...
    while holding the vision of a positive future.

    Monday, November 2nd, 5pm PT
    and again on Thursday, November 5th, 12pm PT.

    Come together to:
    - Find your center and ground for this intense week
    - Release fears, and reside in presence
    - Feel supported and connected
    - Speak and reinforce our commitments to a better future

    RSVP at http://createconnection.com/centeredinthestorm to join for one or both times. These live workshops are offered completely by donation.
    Who should come: All spiritually-oriented humans who desire to simultaneously grow themselves, and participate in an encouraging community.

    About the facilitator: Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA has been a transformational workshop leader, coach and trainer since 1996. The founder of WholeSpeak, LLC, and The Performance of Your Life, he has taught thousands how to show up in life and on stage with authenticity, power, and dynamic presence, and has a mission to help our world heal the wounds of disconnection.

    Please register at http://createconnection.com/centeredinthestorm.

  • The Connection Reset: Get Out of Overwhelm into Presence and Community

    **After RSVPing, be sure to register (Free) at http://createconnection.com**

    Most of us are exhausted (and overwhelmed) by the everpresent pandemic and elections - not to mention wildfires and air quality. We need to reconnect and recenter - to find ourselves and our community again.

    October 21-25, join this free virtual event that will give powerful teachings and group experiences.

    Day 1: Releasing Overwhelm
    Day 2: Centering into Stillness
    Day 3: Step into Presence
    Day 4: The Path to Connection
    Day 5: The Voice of Your Soul

    Get more info and join at http://createconnection.com.

  • [Online] Heartful Networking Event

    Online event

    $18.00

    ***Please RSVP here, then pay via Eventbrite to register: https://heartfulnetworking.eventbrite.com ***

    Networking can be dreadful, right? What if were down to earth... and it also provided a way to create more community, as well as attract clients and referral partners?

    Heartful Networking, taking place on Zoom, is here to help you meet other professionals of like mind, and step into connection... even if you're physically far apart.

    WHO IT'S FOR: Conscious and self-aware professionals, coaches, holistic practitioners, and others who want to make a difference. Because of obvious current circumstances, it's best if you are able to offer your services online or remotely.

    PRICE: This networking workshop is offered sliding scale, $5-30, based on your resources. Choose the right number for you at https://heartfulnetworking.eventbrite.com.

    HOW IT WORKS:
    1) Log onto Zoom between 3:50-4pm so we can start on time. Come with water or a cup of tea, and paper or a Word document to take notes with.
    2) 4-4:30: Connection warmup. We start off with a guided, fun practice to get centered and connected. (Introverts especially like the full permission to be themselves!)
    3) 4:30-5: Guided networking. Get split into different pairings and groups to meet others, with questions that take you out of what you "should" say and into your heart.
    4) 5-5:30: Free-form networking. Now that you have the swing of it, you'll get placed into groups without prompts, to let connection arise organically.

    About your facilitator: Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA, the creator of Connection Jams, began leading networking events 10 years ago after noticing that they were, well, pretty awful. He applies his techniques around public speaking, presence and connection to help you show up as yourself, and connect authentically. The founder of WholeSpeak, LLC, he has taught thousands how to show up with authenticity, power, and dynamic presence, and has a mission to help our world heal the wounds of disconnection. Jonathan is also a professional theatre director, actor and writer, and holds an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance and a Master's in Performance Studies and Speech Communication. Learn about scholarships for his online public speaking training at http://yourtruevoice.org/scholarship, or download a free guide on crafting transformational talks at http://transformationaltalks.live.

  • [Online] Leadership Presence: Showing Up Powerfully During Covid-19

    ***Please register via Zoom in advance*** https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upwlc-moqjMvIILeKEv1p6RoNn-Tzt9nyA

    This is a trying time for us all: every person on the planet has the potential to be impacted.

    In one way or another, you're likely feeling it - as are your current and potential clients, your colleagues, your family and your community.

    Now is the time to be a leader - to step up, to be kind, compassionate and inspiring.

    When you do this, you positively impact everyone around you. (And, it may inspire potential clients to work with you, and greater trust from those who know you.)

    Leadership Presence gives techniques to step into your most powerful presence even in these stressful times, so you can be an inspirational presence to your clients, colleagues and community. If you want tools to get centered and enhance your leadership presence, don't miss it.

    - Techniques to get centered when it's difficult
    - How to use your presence to be a leader in your communities
    - Practices to connect with others more deeply, when you or they are struggling
    - Get supported with where you're at now, and a path to move in a positive direction
    ​​​​​​​
    Recording available afterward to all who register. However, do join us live. Coaching and support will be given to all who are present.

    Note: this is a gift, offered free of charge. If you get value and you're able, you're also invited to give back via a PayPal or Venmo donation.

    About the facilitator: Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA has coached and taught public speaking, performance and presence to thousands of conscious, growing people since 1996. He specializes in integrating professional speaking skills with personal and spiritual growth, to help you show up as your true self in the world.

  • Networking in Nature (Oakland Hills)

    Redwood Regional Park Skyline Entrance

    JOIN US FOR NETWORKING IN NATURE!

    ***Please purchase a ticket here to attend: ***
    http://juliewolkcoaching.com/services/networking-in-nature/

    A connective hike in the Oakland Hills for nature-loving coaches, consultants, holistic practitioners, and other service-based business owners...

    Let’s get to know each other and get our butts outside in nature!

    Do the words “networking event” make you want to cringe?

    Are you ready to get out from behind your computer and meet some other conscious entrepreneurs?

    Then join us...

    The intention of this event is to simply slow down, take in the beautiful Oakland hills, connect with other nature-loving entrepreneurs, and see how we might support each other in our businesses.

    So if you’re drowning in email, stretched too thin, over-giving, or simply caught on that hamster wheel of obsessive productivity, I hope you’ll come hang out with us.

    YOU COULD FIND YOUR NEXT:

    • Referral partner
    • Collaborator
    • Mastermind buddy
    • Client
    • Or just some down-to-earth friends on the entrepreneurial path

    Because here’s the thing... when you slow down and get connected with yourself, with nature, and with other humans (away from the screen!), you get replenished, realigned, and reactivated. Yep, slowing down and getting out in nature will actually make you more productive.

    (Not to mention all the other scientifically proven benefits of getting outside, including mental acuity, emotional resilience and stress relief).

    HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

    • We'll meet at the trailhead, introduce ourselves, and then spend the first 20 minutes on a guided silent stroll on a beautiful trail.

    • Once we’ve opened up our senses and slowed down to nature’s pace, we’ll continue down a wide, rolling trail and have open time to walk, talk, and connect with one another about our businesses.

    • We’ll stop regularly for simple facilitated exercises and conversation prompts so that it’s easy and natural to get to know new people and practice your networking skills even if you usually don’t like networking events.

    So join us to connect to yourself, nature, and others in a naturally supportive, low-pressure environment.

    DETAILS:

    • Specific meeting spot details will be given when you register
    • Please be at the trailhead at 10AM sharp (give yourself a few extra minutes to get there, it may be farther than you think!)
    • The hike is easy to moderate with a couple uphill spots (it’s not intense and you can take it slow if you like)
    • Dress in layers, and bring a water bottle, as well as a snack if you’ll need it, and business cards if you like (but don't worry if you don't have cards, there will also be a Google Sheet sent around after!).

    PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY:

    • You must register on http://juliewolkcoaching.com/services/networking-in-nature/ so we know you're coming (space is limited and payment is only taken online)
    • We're so sorry, but tickets are not refundable nor transferable to the next event. You are free to give away or sell your ticket (please just let us know who’s taking it!)
    • Your fee contributes to, among other things, permits and insurance for these events

    PS – If you heard about this anywhere other than Meetup, please join our Networking in Nature Meetup Group so you can be sure to hear about future events.

    https://www.meetup.com/Networking-in-Nature-Bay-Area

    If you want to make sure to hear about all Networking in Nature events, please join the NiN Meetup Group: https://www.meetup.com/Networking-in-Nature-Bay-Area/

    Questions?

    Email [masked].
    Business Guided by Nature

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  • Sebastopol Unconventional Networking and Coworking

    Collective

    $20.00

    *** After RSVPing here, please go to https://sebastopolnetworking.eventbrite.com to get the early bird rate. $20 early bird, or $25 regular. ***

    (We haven't had many events for a bit because I (the organizer) have moved to Sebastopol. If you live in the North Bay, I hope you can join us! ---Jonathan)
    ------
    Networking can be dreadful, right? What if were down to earth... and it also provided a way to create more community, as well as move things forward with your work?

    Would you like to both meet people in a warm, authentic setting - and also get stuff done?

    Welcome to Unconventional Networking & Coworking!

    WHO IT'S FOR: Spiritually-minded and conscious professionals, coaches, holistic practitioners, artists and creatives, healers, and others who want to make a difference.

    HOW IT WORKS:
    Please arrive 11:45am-12pm, so we can start with *everyone* at 12pm. (Consider it more of a workshop, not a drop-in networking).

    1) We begin with 90 minutes of Unconventional Networking, a semi-guided fun and easy process to let go of both discomfort and expectations. You'll have exercises to stay present with yourself as you connect with ease.
    2) For those who wish to stay, we then transition to guided coworking time. We'll have breaks for movement and connection, with focused "get-stuff-done" time.

    PROVIDED: Tea, coffee, structured water and snacks will be provided.
    BRING: If you're staying the whole time and would like to eat a full lunch after we move on to coworking, you're welcome to bring lunch or more snacks with you.
    WEAR: whatever you like to wear with clients or professional connections - casual to business casual - that also is comfortable for you.

    ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Jonathan Bender, MS, MFA, the creator of Connection Jams, has been leading workshops and coaching for over 20 years, and teaching conscious networking since 2010. He has coached and taught workshops to thousands, focusing on self-expression, public speaking, personal growth and "the performance of your life." The founder of WholeSpeak, LLC, he spends his time teaching how to show up in life and on stage with authenticity, power, and dynamic presence, and has a mission to help our world heal the wounds of disconnection. Jonathan is also a professional theatre director, actor and writer, and holds an MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance and a Master's in Performance Studies and Speech Communication. Learn more at http://www.WholeSpeak.com, or access his free course on speaking with authenticity, power and presence: http://www.YourTrueVoice.org.

  • Networking in Nature (Oakland Hills)

    Redwood Regional Park Skyline Entrance

    JOIN US FOR NETWORKING IN NATURE!

    ***Please purchase a ticket here to attend: ***
    http://juliewolkcoaching.com/services/networking-in-nature/

    A connective hike in the Oakland Hills for nature-loving coaches, consultants, holistic practitioners, and other service-based business owners...

    Let’s get to know each other and get our butts outside in nature!

    Do the words “networking event” make you want to cringe?

    Are you ready to get out from behind your computer and meet some other conscious entrepreneurs?

    Then join us...

    The intention of this event is to simply slow down, take in the beautiful Oakland hills, connect with other nature-loving entrepreneurs, and see how we might support each other in our businesses.

    So if you’re drowning in email, stretched too thin, over-giving, or simply caught on that hamster wheel of obsessive productivity, I hope you’ll come hang out with us.

    YOU COULD FIND YOUR NEXT:

    • Referral partner
    • Collaborator
    • Mastermind buddy
    • Client
    • Or just some down-to-earth friends on the entrepreneurial path

    Because here’s the thing... when you slow down and get connected with yourself, with nature, and with other humans (away from the screen!), you get replenished, realigned, and reactivated. Yep, slowing down and getting out in nature will actually make you more productive.

    (Not to mention all the other scientifically proven benefits of getting outside, including mental acuity, emotional resilience and stress relief).

    HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

    • We'll meet at the trailhead, introduce ourselves, and then spend the first 20 minutes on a guided silent stroll on a beautiful trail.

    • Once we’ve opened up our senses and slowed down to nature’s pace, we’ll continue down a wide, rolling trail and have open time to walk, talk, and connect with one another about our businesses.

    • We’ll stop regularly for simple facilitated exercises and conversation prompts so that it’s easy and natural to get to know new people and practice your networking skills even if you usually don’t like networking events.

    So join us to connect to yourself, nature, and others in a naturally supportive, low-pressure environment.

    DETAILS:

    • Specific meeting spot details will be given when you register
    • Please be at the trailhead at 10AM sharp (give yourself a few extra minutes to get there, it may be farther than you think!)
    • The hike is easy to moderate with a couple uphill spots (it’s not intense and you can take it slow if you like)
    • Dress in layers, and bring a water bottle, as well as a snack if you’ll need it, and business cards if you like (but don't worry if you don't have cards, there will also be a Google Sheet sent around after!).

    PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY:

    • You must register on http://juliewolkcoaching.com/services/networking-in-nature/ so we know you're coming (space is limited and payment is only taken online)
    • We're so sorry, but tickets are not refundable nor transferable to the next event. You are free to give away or sell your ticket (please just let us know who’s taking it!)
    • Your fee contributes to, among other things, permits and insurance for these events

    We're running a promotion right now where you can bring a friend to Networking in Nature for free! Once you purchase a ticket, you will get a code to purchase a second one for free for your friend as part of your welcome email (look out for it)!

    PS – If you heard about this anywhere other than Meetup, please join our Networking in Nature Meetup Group so you can be sure to hear about future events.

    https://www.meetup.com/Networking-in-Nature-Bay-Area

    FUTURE EVENTS:

    September 26

    If you want to make sure to hear about all Networking in Nature events, please join the NiN Meetup Group: https://www.meetup.com/Networking-in-Nature-Bay-Area/

    Questions?

    Email [masked].
    Business Guided by Nature

  • Networking in Nature (Oakland Hills)

    Redwood Regional Park Skyline Entrance

    JOIN US FOR NETWORKING IN NATURE!

    ***Please purchase a ticket here to attend: ***
    http://juliewolkcoaching.com/services/networking-in-nature/

    A connective hike in the Oakland Hills for nature-loving coaches, consultants, holistic practitioners, and other service-based business owners...

    Let’s get to know each other and get our butts outside in nature!

    Do the words “networking event” make you want to cringe?

    Are you ready to get out from behind your computer and meet some other conscious entrepreneurs?

    Then join us...

    The intention of this event is to simply slow down, take in the beautiful Oakland hills, connect with other nature-loving entrepreneurs, and see how we might support each other in our businesses.

    So if you’re drowning in email, stretched too thin, over-giving, or simply caught on that hamster wheel of obsessive productivity, I hope you’ll come hang out with us.

    YOU COULD FIND YOUR NEXT:

    • Referral partner
    • Collaborator
    • Mastermind buddy
    • Client
    • Or just some down-to-earth friends on the entrepreneurial path

    Because here’s the thing... when you slow down and get connected with yourself, with nature, and with other humans (away from the screen!), you get replenished, realigned, and reactivated. Yep, slowing down and getting out in nature will actually make you more productive.

    (Not to mention all the other scientifically proven benefits of getting outside, including mental acuity, emotional resilience and stress relief).

    HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

    • We'll meet at the trailhead, introduce ourselves, and then spend the first 20 minutes on a guided silent stroll on a beautiful trail.

    • Once we’ve opened up our senses and slowed down to nature’s pace, we’ll continue down a wide, rolling trail and have open time to walk, talk, and connect with one another about our businesses.

    • We’ll stop regularly for simple facilitated exercises and conversation prompts so that it’s easy and natural to get to know new people and practice your networking skills even if you usually don’t like networking events.

    So join us to connect to yourself, nature, and others in a naturally supportive, low-pressure environment.

    DETAILS:

    • Specific meeting spot details will be given when you register
    • Please be at the trailhead at 10AM sharp (give yourself a few extra minutes to get there, it may be farther than you think!)
    • The hike is easy to moderate with a couple uphill spots (it’s not intense and you can take it slow if you like)
    • Dress in layers, and bring a water bottle, as well as a snack if you’ll need it, and business cards if you like (but don't worry if you don't have cards, there will also be a Google Sheet sent around after!).

    PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY:

    • You must register on http://juliewolkcoaching.com/services/networking-in-nature/ so we know you're coming (space is limited and payment is only taken online)
    • We're so sorry, but tickets are not refundable nor transferable to the next event. You are free to give away or sell your ticket (please just let us know who’s taking it!)
    • Your fee contributes to, among other things, permits and insurance for these events

    PS – If you heard about this anywhere other than Meetup, please join our Networking in Nature Meetup Group so you can be sure to hear about future events.

    https://www.meetup.com/Networking-in-Nature-Bay-Area

    FUTURE EVENTS:

    June 21
    September 26

    If you want to make sure to hear about all Networking in Nature events, please join the NiN Meetup Group: https://www.meetup.com/Networking-in-Nature-Bay-Area/

    Questions?

    Email [masked].
    Business Guided by Nature

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