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Santa Clara-San Jose Successful Thinkers

  • Jan 7, 2014 · 11:30 AM
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Successful Thinkers Network is a group of like minded and committed individuals who believe people will buy or use product / service from people they like, know, and trust.  Building relationship is key to the membership in helping others move forward.  Members share ideas and information to benefit the community and their business.

The Successful Thinkers Network's mission is to help develop relationships that will enable members to find solutions to business challenges.   Attend our meetings to learn more about how our concept works for you.

There is no cost for the event.  We just ask you to support the local economy by ordering lunch from our host restaurant.

The group meets every Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  Everyone is welcome!  This is open to all professions and requires no membership fees or dues.  Bring a friend with you.


Suggested Attire:  no jeans, hats, or tennis shoes

Attendees must be 18 or over - no children please

TopicHave you ever thought about becoming an author? 

SpeakerErica Glessing

Join us and learn how you too can publish a book and influence people in your field of expertise.

Have you ever thought about becoming an author? Erica Glessing will share with you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it takes to become an author, from the storyboard to the book in hand. It's not so difficult as you may have thought! Wake up your inner author in 2014! 

Erica is a third generation publisher/published author. She is a single mom of three children now in fifth, sixth and seventh grade. Her children play hockey! She loves animals, and rides her Tennessee Walking Horse, Dakotah, whenever she gets a chance. She grew up in Palo Alto, CA and is a California native.

Erica became a news reporter straight out of University of California Davis. She started at the Dixon Tribune, and rose quickly to become a writer for the Sacramento Bee. She was hired away from The Bee to write for the Santa Barbara News-Press right after the New York Times bought that newspaper. Ah, Santa Barbara! Now, that was a good place to live.

In the 1990s, Erica moved home to the San Francisco Bay Area. She became the director of public relations for KTEH Public Television, then worked for  seven years for the family foundation of Andy and Eva Grove (Intel co-founder and his wife). Erica was the first employee for this foundation, and built it, with the family, from $1.3 million to $7 million in annual giving. What a great job that was! Erica thrived in this position, but still felt the need to grow.

“I believe that we all have a purpose, and we step into our divine purpose every time we experience beauty, love, and awareness of all that is and our oneness with creation. I get that when life is really challenging, we are forgetting our power. We may have left it behind or experienced too much pain and shut down. Healing is always available. Turn to others for healing and guidance, we are not alone!”

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  • Marilyn

    Well, as always when I am away, I check in to acknowledge the success of these meetings. By the comments to far, I see my expectations were met and exceeded! Thanks Erica for what I knew was going to be a valuable presentation. Let's meet for coffee when I return and you can share with me what I missed! Unless something surprising happens . . . I'll see ALL of you next meeting.

    January 8, 2014

  • Tennyson H.

    Great start for the New Year. Room was full, great presentation & a lot of buzz in the room afterwards. Many new faces on the crowd as well. Great energy in there!

    January 8, 2014

  • Mike A.

    Great session today. is the webpage for the Small Business Marketing and Sales Conference. Successful Thinkers San Jose is a sponsor and the promotion discount code is 'STN' ...enter into promotion code box on ticket registration page. STN founder Jim Bellacera is one of the featured speakers. Attend to learn and network.

    January 7, 2014

  • Shabbir L.

    Awesome! Glad to be back after a long absence.

    January 7, 2014

  • Glenn P.

    Very good session

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Tina F.

    Great presentation by Erica.

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Marilyn

    I'll be in Florida again . . . however, as always, I will be with you in spirit!

    December 18, 2013

    • Erica G.

      I know you will be there in spirit Marilyn!!! i hope it's nice and warm where you are.

      January 6, 2014

    • Marilyn

      So sorry to miss your presentation. I am applauding from afar. And . . . it's brrrrrrrrr here in Florida. Top of 48 degrees expected today! Feels like a staying inside day for me! Happy New Year everyone!

      January 7, 2014

  • Avi G.

    Looking forward to seeing you all!

    January 7, 2014

  • Erica G.

    I'm fully jazzed about presenting tomorrow! Thank you for giving me the space to express!!! See everyone at Harry's.

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Ena H. J.

    Santa Clara Successful Thinker is a nice place to social connection.

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Mike A.

    See everyone soon. FYI...STN founder Jim Bellarcera will be presenting at the Feb. 22 Small Business Marketing & Sales Conference - http://www.BizThriveNow - All STN friends can attend at a discount. Simply enter 'stn’ in promotional code box on registration page. Learn, Network, Thrive!

    January 2, 2014

  • Avi G.

    Happy new Year to Successful Thinkers Family!
    Looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday!

    1 · January 2, 2014

  • Frank M.

    Its a great group. I will be there

    2 · December 17, 2013

    • Avi G.

      Great. We will see you then :-)

      December 17, 2013

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