What's Next: Five-Week Workshop Series
Nov
8
to Dec 13

What's Next: Five-Week Workshop Series

Explore positive change in your life! Whether you want to go back to work, back to school, start a business, or volunteer in a personally meaningful way, The Hivery’s What's Next program will help you to identify possibilities that match who you are, what you are naturally good at, and what excites you. This five-week course series is especially beneficial for women who crave being part of a supportive group of like-minded women that encourage ideas, next steps and action.

Individually and as a group, you will:

  • Learn how to recognize patterns that hold you back and identify threads that point to your purposeful work
  • Create new habits that support change
  • Get unstuck and motivated to get moving again
  • Deepen your understanding of who you are and what makes you tick

Course coaches, Laura Riordan, Ph.D. and Linda Lesem, M.S., use their extensive experience in coaching, psychology, and career counseling to guide participants.  All What’s Next participants will receive a What’s Next Toolkit chock-full of practical actions to support healthy change. 

WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM WHAT’S NEXT PARTICIPANTS?

You don’t need to know what you want...it’s perfectly okay if you don’t. Our only expectation is that you show up fully and that you are ready and willing to explore positive change in your life!


//PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS

GET UNSTUCK

First, you will need to understand why you are stuck. We will explain the myriad of environmental blocks, cultural themes and brain biases that keep you from moving forward. You will find out how to change your mindset, let go of expectations and clear away roadblocks.

OWN YOUR STRENGTHS + VALUES 

We begin with introductions, intentions and a variety of self-assessment explorations including the Myers Briggs (a Personality Typology Inventory).  Additionally, we will explore Interests through the Holland Code, Character Strengths, Skills, Values and a variety of creative exercises that will help you to brainstorm possibilities that are complementary to your true nature.

DESIGN A PLAN FOR CHANGE

We work together to intentionally create space for What’s Next by identifying what works and what no longer serves you.  You will life-design both your physical environment and relationships, to support your new chapter. This is a key component to organizing your life to get “unstuck” and make actual change.  We will guide you towards identifying the intersection of your core values, interests, strengths and skills.  This is the intersection where “good fit” possibilities reside.   

CREATE AN ACTION PLAN

We create actions and accountability around "trying things on."  Your Hivery What’s Next group will be there to help you investigate, network and find out if new action paths are a match with who you are and what you want to do. Finally, we give you practical tools and a variety of Positive Psychology techniques to create your own custom recipe for change.
 

//SESSION SCHEDULE + PRICING

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12 pm at The Hivery

Meeting dates: 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
Please note: This five-week course will skip one week on 11/22

$426*  for Members and $525* for Non-Members.  

Deluxe package with individual coaching available! $726* for Members and $825* for Non-Members, and includes two coaching sessions with Laura or Linda.  *Includes $30 materials fee.

All are welcome! Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

This event typically sells out, so please register online in advance. 


What’s Next Facilitators: Linda Lesem, M.S., and Laura Riordan, Ph.D. 

Linda Lesem, M.S. is a trained therapist, career counselor and life coach, specializing in Positive Psychology, (the Science of Happiness). She works individually with clients in her own practice, and also facilitates groups for clients, who are yearning to create positive change in their lives! Linda created Moms In Transition, a workshop for Moms who are ready to take their next step, and are asking themselves…"What is next for me?"  This is a great way for a small group of women to be together, as they "get back in touch with who they are", and "what they want" and then start the process of creating a plan for themselves, whether that be re-entering the paid working world, going back to school or volunteering in personally meaningful ways.
 

Laura Riordan, Ph.D. is a holistic life coach who helps her clients find balance and meaningful success. With a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and 20 years in the mind and body wellness industry, she brings wisdom, clarity and swiftness to her coaching practice. Laura began her career as the head of client services for retreat style resorts and spas, helping people center and refocus themselves while escaping the daily challenges of modern life. While overseeing spa programs and working as a massage therapist, she discovered that retreats were great at providing short-term relief, but they could not offer the kind of long-standing change that so many people needed.

Laura’s coaching practice evolved from the understanding that people need a guide to help identify their meaningful work, ground aha moments and give accountability and infrastructure to make lasting changes. Laura leverages her Ph.D. to help her clients find bigger versions of themselves and her strategic and practical skills to create a road map to get there.


WHAT’S NEXT PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS:

"I want to thank you both again for the last four wonderful weeks of "What's Next?"  The class exceeded all my expectations and was truly insightful.  I appreciate your thoughtful approach and stimulating content.  It is such a pleasure to have discovered The Hivery and to have spent time with inspiring, courageous women in class this past month...I did not want the class to end!"
-Sheryl Ott
"I don't have words to describe how valuable I found today's session to be, and how excited I am for the 3 remaining sessions we have.  Over the 25 years I've been in the working world, I have worked with a number of career coaches, attended multiple workshops, and purchased countless career books (I just dusted off "Do What You Are" and "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" from my bookshelf).  Today's session produced more "aha" moments for me than any I can remember from years past, and we are just at the beginning."
-Anonymous
"I met a friend for lunch who asked me about the workshop and I was happy to tell her the two top take-aways for me were: (1) understanding all the aspects of my life and how they fit together (2) how to structure my schedule in a way that compartmentalizes all the pieces.  SO MUCH BETTER."
-Monique Johnson
"While I know I have the knowledge, the courage and the intelligence it is all still quite a scary process... I am putting my best foot forward and filing my life with lots of positive support and encouragement.  I am so thankful to have found the combination of the two of you to help me along this path!"
-Karen Polite Sullivan

"Participating in What's Next has provided me with an important opportunity to re-visit self inventory work I completed previously, and then to use that work to take significant, concrete steps towards breathing life into my teen coaching practice. I loved learning from Laura and Linda, as well as from the other participants. Through the five weeks of the workshop, I received a number of helpful suggestions which will help tremendously as I move forward. And finally, participating in What's Next gave me space to formulate important questions and explore solutions."

-Jennifer Labovich

"This class was lead by very professional, excellent life coaches! The group of women were supportive, loving and kind, so much so, that it allowed all of us to open our hearts and feel safe asking for help and supporting each other. I loved all the honesty and beautiful stories we shared and the friendships made...hopefully for a long time!"

-Suzanne Roth-Paul

"I was stuck thinking that earning money for my work was going to be difficult after years of volunteer work. This workshop has been extremely helpful in learning more about myself, my interests and possible directions I can take. Now I am networking and feel optimistic and re-charged. Thank you Laura and Linda!"

-Alessandra Gallo

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Nov
20
12:30 PM12:30

Realign & Reconnect: A 30-Minute Sacred Pause

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Do you feel like your energy slumps midday? Need a jolt of cosmic coffee?

Join Feminine Lifestyle Coach Rachel Rossitto of Rose Holistic and members of the Hivery community for a 30-minute break from the grind. Rachel will guide you through simple but powerful breathing practices & meditations that melt the stress away and leave you feeling energized and clear so that you can put your best foot forward when you return to your desk! 

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Rachel Rossitto

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Rachel Rossitto is a Feminine Lifestyle Coach that helps creative and ambitious women with a lot on their plates experience more grace and ease as they deepen their impact in the world. Whether you are running your own business, birthing your next creative project, traveling the world or raising children, it can be exhausting and difficult to find time for the things that feed you the most. In her one-on-one coaching, seasonal programs and retreats, Rachel distills her 15+ years of study in Eastern philosophy, meditation, and integrative nutrition to the essential wisdom and self-care rituals you can use to invite more beauty and abundance into your every day. 

To learn more about Rachel's coaching practice and programs, head to RoseHolistic.com

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Nov
28
4:30 PM16:30

Post-It Note Happy Hour

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You have ideas. You have GREAT ideas.

Your big ideas should be making you money and changing people’s lives. But how do you get from brilliant idea to live in the world?

Join Business Strategist, Megan Flatt, for this super fun Pop Up Post-It Planning Party! Megan will show us how to create and organize our project, and get it scheduled using her favorite office supply—Post-its! 

You’ll learn how to use Post-its to turn all the pieces and parts in your head into a coherent, focused plan. You’ll know exactly what to do when, so you can finally take action on your big idea. 

Come by The Hivery for this Post-It Happy Hour, grab a glass of bubbly or a warm cup of tea and join your fellow #womendoingcoolstuff as you map out your next big idea on post it notes!

This workshop is for any woman with big ideas (ahem...you!) So if you are an entrepreneur, an author, or your working on your passion project, this system will work for you.

You’ll leave the evening feeling a sense of relief and excitement over your newly planned project. And more than that, you’ll have a week-by-week plan of how to get your amazing idea out into the world!

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $20 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Megan Flatt

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Megan Flatt is a business growth strategist and time management expert. She works with female entrepreneurs who need a strategy and plan to bring their next big idea into the world. Her love of all things office supplies make her post it note planning system fun and light. You can read more about her at meganflatt.com.
 

 

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Nov
29
12:30 PM12:30

Wellness Wednesday: Realign & Reconnect: A 30-Minute Sacred Pause

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Do you feel like your energy slumps midday? Need a jolt of cosmic coffee?

Join Feminine Lifestyle Coach Rachel Rossitto of Rose Holistic and members of the Hivery community for a 30-minute break from the grind. Rachel will guide you through simple but powerful breathing practices & meditations that melt the stress away and leave you feeling energized and clear so that you can put your best foot forward when you return to your desk! 

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Rachel Rossitto

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Rachel Rossitto is a Feminine Lifestyle Coach that helps creative and ambitious women with a lot on their plates experience more grace and ease as they deepen their impact in the world. Whether you are running your own business, birthing your next creative project, traveling the world or raising children, it can be exhausting and difficult to find time for the things that feed you the most. In her one-on-one coaching, seasonal programs and retreats, Rachel distills her 15+ years of study in Eastern philosophy, meditation, and integrative nutrition to the essential wisdom and self-care rituals you can use to invite more beauty and abundance into your every day. 

To learn more about Rachel's coaching practice and programs, head to RoseHolistic.com

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Dec
1
8:30 AM08:30

New Member Coffee Talk with Lisa Joss

Are you a new member looking for ways to get involved, or your questions answered? This is the perfect opportunity! 

For 30 minutes, get acquainted with fellow new members, sip some coffee or tea, and get comfy in our Creative Studio. 

Led by our extraordinary member and artist, Lisa Joss. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The New Member Coffee Talk  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month from 8:30-9:00am to join this program. *Please note special date due to holiday schedule. 
 

ABOUT LISA JOSS

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Lisa Joss is an artist, writer and feminist. Realizing she's been a feminist since the age of eight, she began actively working for women's equality in 2012. Since this time she has developed strategy and communications for a number of social action/justice causes including Miss Representation, The Representation Project, Women's Global Leadership Project, her own Please Don't Tell Me to Smile and #GiveToxics the boot. 

Previously, she spent 17 years building and running marketing departments for Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups. 

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Dec
1
8:30 AM08:30

Bring-A-Friend-Friday

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Isn't work more fun with your friends by your side? And don't we all have a friend that needs The Hivery right now? Bring her along as your guest for Bring-A-Friend Friday. TGIF! 

Please note that member registration online is required. There are limited friend passes available so RSVP soon! Members, please select two tickets and include your friend's name and email address for the second ticket. Friends need to be accompanied by members and must sign in as a guest upon arrival. Community Members must purchase a day pass to join! 

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


Can't make this date? Sign up for Bring-A-Friend-Friday on November 17 or Bring-A-Friend-Friday on December 8! Learn more here

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Dec
1
12:30 PM12:30

Member Spotlight: Discover your Authentic Style with Michelle Moquin

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In this special Member Spotlight, Michelle Moquin, Certified Personal Wardrobe Consultant, will share tips on staying true to your personal style regardless of life's unpredictability.  

We are constantly evolving and changing. Whether your transformation is a new job, a new baby, leaving a relationship, creating a new one, reinventing yourself, and any other metamorphosis that is happening in your life, big or small, it can be confusing and challenging when it comes to creating, changing, or elevating your style while staying true to your authentic self.

In this interactive session, you will:

  • Understand how to discover your body-type and why it's important
  • Learn how to dress to suit your personality by getting clear on what you do and don't like
  • Come up with a "Style Mantra" to follow ensuring that you stay true to your authentic style by confirming your visual message supports what you are verbally communicating to the world
  • Discover the power of color, and how color effects your mood and those around you

Whether you are confused about your style, feel like you have lots of clothing but nothing to wear, you will learn the ins and outs of elevating your style, and feeling more confident and beautiful. With Michelle's help, learn how to curate a closet to get dressed effortlessly.

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Member Spotlight is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs that happen on Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm 1-2 times/month. Check out our upcoming events calendar for details!

About Michelle Moquin

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Michelle Moquin has been a creative force in the Fashion Industry for over 25 years. She began her career as a Fashion Designer, for San Francisco Bay Area companies such as Wilkes Bashford, Jessica McClintock, Joe Boxer, and Byer of California. She designed under her own labels, “Michelle Moquin,” and “MAM” selling her sportswear and sleepwear collections  to boutiques and department stores throughout the United States.

Michelle was a Featured Designer for ABC World News Now: PJ Party on ABC News. Her sleepwear designs were featured in the “Oscar Gift Bags For The Stars,” with recipients such as Charlize Theron, Marcia Gay Harden, and Renee Zellweger, to name a few, and they were also on the television show “The View,” and in magazines such as, “People,” and “Family Circle.” Sharon Stone even has one of her handspun silk pajamas that she wears out on the town with heels!

During that time Michelle was chosen as a delegate to represent the City of San Francisco on a business trip to Vietnam. There she met with a major manufacturer who after seeing her clothing designs, saw the potential of collaborating with Michelle, and offered her a 5-year licensing contract that included manufacturing, marketing, and selling Michelle’s designs internationally throughout Asia and Europe. Michelle accepted.

Today, Michelle is a Certified Personal Stylist who is committed to her clients’ success. She also conducts fashion presentations and style seminars in business settings for men and women to help them improve their professional image and achieve the results they want. She also leads Style and Color workshops for the women who want to spend an afternoon with their girlfriends, as Michelle unravels the mysteries of style, and shows you how to make color your best friend.

Regardless of the reason one selects Michelle as his or her stylist, the Michelle Stylist Experience will leave you with an image of yourself that will excite you and encourage you to meet your professional, business, and social obligations with confidence that you are presenting to the world the you, You want them to see!

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Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

The Hivery Holiday Market

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Every year The Hivery showcases our talented makers, entrepreneurs, artists, and craftswomen who create unique products, art pieces, jewelry, cosmetics, and cool stuff through a fun, sparkly Hivery Holiday Market. 

We welcome the entire Hivery community of members, fans, men, and women, who LOVE supporting local, women-owned business and art to shop, sip, nibble, and mingle. 

The Hivery Holiday Market is filled with artists, jewelry designers, photographers, product-based businesses, cosmetics, body care, clothing, accessories, flowers, and all things gift-y! You'll be supporting local, women-owned business, and getting your shopping done...all while staying local!  

Calling all holiday shoppers!

You'll be supporting local, female artisans, entrepreneurs, designers, makers, and more. We'll hook you up with a hot cocoa station and gift-wrapping DIY table, too! You're definitely going to want to save this shopping date to shop local and female-owned! All are welcome: members, non-members, and everyone who wants to support local, women-owned business! This is an open-house style event, so please RSVP for a free ticket below. 

A Selection of our Hivery Holiday Market Hosts and Vendors 

  • Alessandra Gallo - One-of-a-kind jewelry with natural stones and crystals

  • Allie & Me - Curated pieces of jewelry made from recycled tires, beads and components collected from travels that supporting mainly female artisans from around the globe

  • Anne LaFollette Art - Beautifully patterned greeting cards, notebooks, iPhone cases, and mugs + selection of original art and photography

  • Be One With - Luxurious bags and accessories infused with powerful intentions & healing energy that inspire women to connect with what they love

  • Blue Odyssey - Trips to Morocco, Africa and Galapagos

  • Candra Day - Handmade items that are designed and produced in Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia: beautiful scarves made of handwoven silk fused with wool felt through a hand-rolling process + hand-spun and handwoven blankets and throws

  • Chase Reynolds Ewald - Large format coffee table books on architecture and design

  • Corda Designs - Boho-luxe textile jewelry & accessories - created to evoke your inner muse

  • Farmhouse Lab - Unique and delicious products made with high-quality and nutritionally valuable ingredients from sustainable sources

  • Faye Wylder - Young Living essential oils

  • Haakinson V - Colorful, chic small leather goods designed in Marin County

  • Julems - Ceramics handmade in Mill Valley: vases, bowls, dishes, mugs, rings, ornaments

  • Julie Tuton - Sexy, sparkly, elegant, handmade jewelry including earrings, necklaces and bracelets

  • kiki & cesa - 100% soy candles homemade in Mill Valley: grapefruit, lemon verbena and winter holiday scents

  • Kim Jackson- Modern and minimal handmade buckles and belts, hand-forged in Marin

  • Maroquine - Beautiful hand crafted leather goods, hand-stitched by artisans in Colombia with aniline dyed leather from sustainable tanneries

  • Philine of San Francisco - Personalized Statement Coats

  • Sefte - Casually elegant bedding, throws and accessories handmade by women artisans in Peru: gloves, hats, scarves, throws, shawls, cushions and malas

  • Summer Strauch - Framed beach photographs, coastal curiosities and beachy finds

  • SuviMarissa - Handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry inspired by global styles - weaving, mixed materials, natural stones and glass

  • The Pil-ookie - A physician-designed/patented ergonomic pillow that helps prevent wrinkles while you sleep

  • withMeraki theCollective - Leather and home accessories, bath and body products, art and jewelry

 

Interested in hosting a table at The Hivery Holiday Market?

To reserve and book a table for your retail display, please purchase via the link below. Please note that retail tables and spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Prices range from $200-400 per retail space, depending on the size and location of the table/room at The Hivery.

If you are not familiar with our space, please take a look at our floor plan here before booking a table as we anticipate these tables to fill up quickly! If you have any questions, please contact events@thehivery.com. 

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Dec
6
12:30 PM12:30

Wellness Wednesday: Self Care for the Holidays. Meditation, Breathing, and Self Care Techniques

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Rejuvenate before the holidays! Join Lisa Rueff and members of The Hivery community for a midday meditation.

This meditation will focus on replenishing the heart with self care and self love, and on ways to stay grounded, calm and relaxed as we begin the holiday season. 

This gentle session is designed to fit into your productive workday - we welcome you to dress comfortably and experience yoga in your work clothes!  All levels of meditators are welcome to join. 

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Lisa Rueff

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Lisa Rueff is a vibrant Bay Area yoga and meditation teacher known for her ability to bring community together for joyful and inspiring yoga classes, hikes, humanitarian retreats, and workshops worldwide. Lisa has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Yoga International, Origin magazine, and more. She served as a Lululemon Ambassador and Zobha Circle of Grace member. She has taught at Yoga Works, Yoga Tree, Bay Club, Red Dragon and New Om World. Lisa teaches Yoga Hikes on the weekends which have been featured in SF Magazine, Sunset and Marin Magazine. 

For over 15 years, Lisa has been leading meaningful Yoga Retreats worldwide through her humanitarian retreat company, Yoga Ventures. A successful philanthropist focused on sustainable solutions for women and children, Lisa founded and built the Jacmel Children’s Center, a home and school for earthquake-orphaned children in Haiti. There are now 27 children living at the center and are thriving. 

Lisa  is also the creator of SPARKED, the board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity that celebrates and uplifts the players and always delivers rich, meaningful experiences to bring people together to celebrate, inspire, and uplift each other. 

Lisa loves the opportunity to bring people together in heartfelt ways and inspire others to follow their unique passions, dreams, and bliss. That we each have our own unique ability to make a difference in the world, and  anything is possible. She is looking forward to leading Wellness Wednesdays, and offering Hivery members opportunities to feel nourished, uplifted and rejuvenated from the inside out. 

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Dec
8
8:30 AM08:30

Bring-A-Friend-Friday

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Isn't work more fun with your friends by your side? And don't we all have a friend that needs The Hivery right now? Bring her along as your guest for Bring-A-Friend Friday. TGIF! 

Please note that member registration online is required. There are limited friend passes available so RSVP soon! There are limited friend passes available so RSVP soon! Members, please select two tickets and include your friend's name and email address for the second ticket. Friends need to be accompanied by members and must sign in as a guest upon arrival. Community Members must purchase a day pass to join! 

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


Can't make this date? Sign up for Bring-A-Friend-Friday on November 17 or Bring-A-Friend-Friday on December 1! Learn more here

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Dec
8
12:30 PM12:30

Member Spotlight: iPhone Videography: Intro to Creating Short Video Stories Using Your iPhone and iMovie with Kim Thompson Steel

In this special Member Spotlight, Kim Thompson Steel will share a handful of must-have tips and tricks for shooting, editing and sharing videos online using your iPhone.

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Have you been wanting to create short videos on your iPhone and add to your storytelling bag of tricks?  Did you know you can use the power of iMovie  - on your iPhone! - to tell those stories?  Steam rising from your morning coffee, awe-inspiring landscapes from your vacations, your kids diving off the dock - all of these can create visual narratives that can enhance the photos you are already creating and sharing online.

Kim will share some basic tips for shooting video on your iPhone and afterward demonstrate how to edit your footage together in iMovie to get you on your way to producing your own short stylish videos.  Our primary focus will be to demonstrate how to shoot and edit a short video for Instagram, but we will also talk about other sharing options such as Vimeo, YouTube or Facebook.

For this class, you will need an iPhone with iMovie pre-installed. This is an introductory, hands-on class.

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

This event is the second in a Member Spotlight series on Visual Storytelling With Your Mobile Phone that will complement and build upon each other. Mark your calendar for December 15 from 12:30-1:45pm for DIY iPhone Client Testimonials with Sharon Stahl with Sharon Stahl of Nest Films.  A true collaboration among Hivery members!


The Member Spotlight is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs that happen on Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm 1-2 times/month. Check out our upcoming events calendar for details!

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A Toronto native, Kim came to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995 to work for Industrial Light and Magic. After years telling stories as a character animator on award winning visual effects films and commercials, Kim continues to create visual narratives through her photography and video work. She loves to mosey with her daughter and husband, iPhone camera or big girl camera in tow.

 

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Dec
12
12:30 PM12:30

Trainwreck Tuesday

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Ever feel like everyone else seems to have it all figured out? And you’re the only one hanging by a thread, stuck in overwhelm, or feeling like you’re doing tons of things, but not getting anywhere? We all feel like a trainwreck sometimes, but there’s no reason to feel alone. Support, some easy tools, and a dash of humor go a long way in working through it.

Join us for Trainwreck Tuesday, a celebration of challenges and tools for getting through them.  In this supportive session, we’ll come together to share stories of recent challenges and “failures” as a group and reframe them as data and little wins. 

As a group, we’ll talk about the difficulties of these moments and experiences and the importance of not letting setbacks keep us from moving forward. We’ll celebrate pushing through, the joy of laughing, and moving forward. Everyone is welcome and sharing is voluntary. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


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ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS, JEN AND SHERYL:

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Jen Baxter is a writer, photographer and storyteller. She works with businesses to create social media content that engages customers and focuses on community building. She’s also Assistant Director of the Firefly Institute Women’s Photography Camp taking place October 11-15th at Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma.

 

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Sheryl Ott is the Founder of Dare to Detour which offers transformative women's retreats off the beaten path throughout North America and beyond. Her next retreat happens September 14-17, 2017 at the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch in Montana. 

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Hivery Member Holiday Party

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The Hivery is celebrating the holidays with live music, wine, and bites! 

Put on your favorite sparkly outfit, bring your spouse, hubby, or BFF, and join us while we kick off the holidays! 

Guests will enjoy local wines from True Myth Wines

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Please note that this this is a MEMBER-ONLY +1 event. 

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


Gratitude to our sponsors 

 
 

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Dec
13
12:30 PM12:30

Wellness Wednesday: Realign & Reconnect: A 30-Minute Sacred Pause

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Do you feel like your energy slumps midday? Need a jolt of cosmic coffee?

Join Feminine Lifestyle Coach Rachel Rossitto of Rose Holistic and members of the Hivery community for a 30-minute break from the grind. Rachel will guide you through simple but powerful breathing practices & meditations that melt the stress away and leave you feeling energized and clear so that you can put your best foot forward when you return to your desk! 

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Rachel Rossitto

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Rachel Rossitto is a Feminine Lifestyle Coach that helps creative and ambitious women with a lot on their plates experience more grace and ease as they deepen their impact in the world. Whether you are running your own business, birthing your next creative project, traveling the world or raising children, it can be exhausting and difficult to find time for the things that feed you the most. In her one-on-one coaching, seasonal programs and retreats, Rachel distills her 15+ years of study in Eastern philosophy, meditation, and integrative nutrition to the essential wisdom and self-care rituals you can use to invite more beauty and abundance into your every day. 

To learn more about Rachel's coaching practice and programs, head to RoseHolistic.com

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Dec
14
12:30 PM12:30

Writer's Circle Featuring Kaitlin Solimine

A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support!

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This month, we're thrilled to welcome author, Kaitlin Solimine, who will speak about her debut novel, Empire of Glass, short-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and called a “gorgeous experimental work” by BookRiot.

Kaitlin joins us to discuss the process of writing, editing, revising, and publishing literary fiction and her journey working with indie presses. She will also share her journey of navigating writing and motherhood, discussing her particular brand of feminism relating to choice/support and empowerment in all aspects of motherhood. Raised in New England, Kaitlin has considered China a second home for almost two decades and will share her experience of China.

Thais Derich, the author of Second Chance (She Writes Press, 2017), will lead this engaging session. She's a woman's health advocate, inspirational speaker, and educator. 

Keep your writing projects in focus by attending The Hivery's monthly Writer's Circle. After this gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


ABOUT Kaitlin Solimine 

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Raised in New England, Kaitlin Solimine has considered China a second home for almost two decades. While majoring in East Asian Studies at Harvard University, she was a Harvard-Yenching scholar and wrote and edited Let’s Go: China (St. Martin’s Press). In 2006-2007, she was a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Creative Arts Fellow in China where she began work on her forthcoming novel, Empire of Glass. She was the Donald E. Axinn Scholar in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (2010) and graduated from the MFA program in writing at UC-San Diego (2011). She is the 2012 recipient of the Dzanc Books/Disquiet International Literary Program award and has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center.
Her writing has been published in National Geographic News, The Wall Street Journal, Guernica Magazine, Kartika Review, The Huffington Post, The World of Chinese Magazine, China Daily, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and numerous anthologies.
Her non-fiction work centers around environmental and sustainability issues, travel and exploration, expatriate culture, and US-China relations.
She is the co-founder of HIPPO Reads and recently left Singapore for San Francisco.


TESTIMONIAL

"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because I felt supported and therefore took bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 

PAST GUESTS

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction. Katherine Ozment author of GRACE WITHOUT GOD winner of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2016.

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Dec
15
12:30 PM12:30

Member Spotlight: DIY iPhone Client Testimonials with Sharon Stahl

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In this special Member Spotlight, Sharon Stahl will share a handful of tools for using your phone to film your happy clients raving about you!

Your clients are your best spokespeople - walk away from this workshop with the know-how to film your clients singing your praises. 

In this interactive, hands-on session, Sharon will show you how to:

  • Use your iPhone to capture professional and cost effective client testimonials
  • Take advantage of low-cost tools 
  • Set up your cell phone for optimal DIY testimonials
  • Direct your subjects to "get to the point"
  • Post videos onto social media! 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

This event is the third in a Member Spotlight series on Visual Storytelling With Your Mobile Phone that will complement and build upon each other. A true collaboration among Hivery members!


The Member Spotlight is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs that happen on Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm 1-2 times/month. Check out our upcoming events calendar for details!

About Sharon Stahl

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Hi, I’m Sharon Stahl. Redhead, freckle faced, New York Creative Director, dog lover, design enthusiast, lover of food and all things chocolate, morning person, punctual to a fault, organ donor and occasional tango dancer. My expertise is creating beautiful, personal videos that require very little on-camera acting for the client. I call it, Fearless Video. 

The goal of my video is to emotionally connect with the viewer. To do this, the person that I am working with needs to be confident and authentic. I help my clients by creating a core creative concept, script, video production and editorial that truly represents who they are and how they want to project themselves as professionals.

Creating these videos for me is very personal. This kind of work takes a connection with everyone involved in the production. And I am very proud that some many of my clients have become friends.
 

 

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Dec
20
12:30 PM12:30

Wellness Wednesday: Reflection and Renewal - A Meditation and Sacred Ritual to Honor 2017

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Join Lisa Rueff and members of The Hivery community for a midday meditation. Lisa will lead a special end-of-year session all about reflection and renewal to honor 2017. Then, together, we will welcome in the new year. 

This meditation will focus on replenishing the heart with self care and self love, and on ways to stay grounded, calm and relaxed. 

This gentle session is designed to fit into your productive workday - we welcome you to dress comfortably and experience yoga in your work clothes!  All levels of meditators are welcome to join. 

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Lisa Rueff

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Lisa Rueff is a vibrant Bay Area yoga and meditation teacher known for her ability to bring community together for joyful and inspiring yoga classes, hikes, humanitarian retreats, and workshops worldwide. Lisa has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Yoga International, Origin magazine, and more. She served as a Lululemon Ambassador and Zobha Circle of Grace member. She has taught at Yoga Works, Yoga Tree, Bay Club, Red Dragon and New Om World. Lisa teaches Yoga Hikes on the weekends which have been featured in SF Magazine, Sunset and Marin Magazine. 

For over 15 years, Lisa has been leading meaningful Yoga Retreats worldwide through her humanitarian retreat company, Yoga Ventures. A successful philanthropist focused on sustainable solutions for women and children, Lisa founded and built the Jacmel Children’s Center, a home and school for earthquake-orphaned children in Haiti. There are now 27 children living at the center and are thriving. 

Lisa  is also the creator of SPARKED, the board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity that celebrates and uplifts the players and always delivers rich, meaningful experiences to bring people together to celebrate, inspire, and uplift each other. 

Lisa loves the opportunity to bring people together in heartfelt ways and inspire others to follow their unique passions, dreams, and bliss. That we each have our own unique ability to make a difference in the world, and  anything is possible. She is looking forward to leading Wellness Wednesdays, and offering Hivery members opportunities to feel nourished, uplifted and rejuvenated from the inside out. 

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Dec
21
12:30 PM12:30

Entrepreneur's Circle with Megan Flatt

Join us for our casual and conversational Entrepreneur's Circle at The Hivery! This month, we welcome Hivery member, Megan Flatt to lead our circle. 

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This is another way to make sure you're not going at the business of building a business on your own! But rather with the trusted circle of The Hivery community. 

Join Business Strategist, Megan Flatt, in an inspiring and hands-on session around reflecting and celebrating 2017 and setting your big goals and intentions for the new year. This is a not-to-miss event! 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. This is a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Entrepreneur's Circle is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the third Thursday of each month to join this program. 

ABOUT MEGAN FLATT

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Megan Flatt is a business growth strategist and time management expert. She works with female entrepreneurs who need a strategy and plan to bring their next big idea into the world. Her love of all things office supplies make her post it note planning system fun and light. You can read more about her at meganflatt.com.

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Jan
5
8:30 AM08:30

New Member Coffee Talk with Lisa Joss

Are you a new member looking for ways to get involved, or your questions answered? This is the perfect opportunity! 

For 30 minutes, get acquainted with fellow new members, sip some coffee or tea, and get comfy in our Creative Studio. 

Led by our extraordinary member and artist, Lisa Joss. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The New Member Coffee Talk  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month from 8:30-9:00am to join this program. *Please note special date due to holiday schedule. 
 

ABOUT LISA JOSS

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Lisa Joss is an artist, writer and feminist. Realizing she's been a feminist since the age of eight, she began actively working for women's equality in 2012. Since this time she has developed strategy and communications for a number of social action/justice causes including Miss Representation, The Representation Project, Women's Global Leadership Project, her own Please Don't Tell Me to Smile and #GiveToxics the boot. 

Previously, she spent 17 years building and running marketing departments for Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups. 

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Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Hivery Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere

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Come gather with a group of women to discuss some of the most thought intriguing, conversation-inducing reads. Curated and led by Julie Carlucci, this casual book conversation is the perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and share. 

"Reading is a solitary act, an experience of interiority. To read a book is to burst the confines of one’s consciousness and enter another world. What happens when you read a book in the company of others? You enter its world together but see it in your own way; and it’s through sharing those differences of perception that the book group acquires its emotional power." - New York Times

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

"Traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives"—

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. 

Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. 

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. 

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.


Takes unerring aim at upper-middle-class America’s blind spots...a nuanced study of mothers and daughters and the burden of not belonging to our families or our communities
— Vogue
I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. With brilliance and beauty, Celeste Ng dissects a microcosm of American society just when we need to see it beneath the microscope: how do questions of race stack up against the comfort of privilege, and what role does that play in parenting? Is motherhood a bond forged by blood, or by love? And perhaps most importantly: do the faults of our past determine what we deserve in the future? Be ready to be wowed by Ng’s writing — and unsettled by the mirror held up to one’s own beliefs.
— Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time
Ng’s stunning second novel is a multilayered examination of how identities are forged and maintained, how families are formed and friendships tested, and how the notion of motherhood is far more fluid than bloodlines would suggest...[A] tour de force.
— Booklist (starred review)

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


ABOUT JULIE CARLUCCI

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Julie Carlucci brings over 15 years of general management experience to The Hivery as VP of Strategy and Operations. She has held executive marketing positions for Fortune 100 consumer package goods companies after graduating from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Julie specializes in new product development in both domestic and international markets and has worked in venture-funded as well as non-profit startups.

Julie also manages the Signed First Editions club at Book Passage and leads three different book discussions in Southern Marin.  She is passionate about all types of stories and celebrates the way they illuminate the human condition and bring people together.

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Nov
17
4:30 PM16:30

Friendsgiving Happy Hour

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Join us at the Hivery for a Friendsgiving Happy Hour!

Let's come together to eat, drink and be thankful! As we get ready for Thanksgiving, celebrate with your Hivery friends and meet some new ones! Festive beverages will be served. 

As tickets are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members and non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

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Nov
17
12:30 PM12:30

Member Spotlight: How to De-Stress Your Dog with Canine AcuTouch with Barbara Ahern

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In this special Member Spotlight, Barbara Ahern, Holistic Animal Practitioner, will introduce Canine AcuTouch - an innovation in holistic health and wellness for dogs.

This hands-on workshop will also teach you simple techniques for de-stressing your dog and strengthening your bond with your best friend. Dog lovers will enjoy learning more about the benefits of holistic therapy that is gentle, non-invasive and safe.  Barb will also share testimonials from pet parents that have great stories to tell about their best friends and the amazing results achieved with Canine AcuTouch.

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members.  All are welcome (but we ask that you please leave your dogs at home)! 

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Member Spotlight is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs that happen on Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm 1-2 times/month. Check out our upcoming events calendar for details!

About Barbara Ahern

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Barbara started her vocation at the age of 40. She believes that in the field of natural medicine, practitioners are all in it for the same reason: to correct imbalances in the body, help alleviate pain, and address stress and anxiety.

After working with people for 15 years, Barb discovered an 84% correlation of physiology between people and dogs, validating that natural medicine benefits animals, too. So, she started working with dogs and designed Canine AcuTouch, a health and wellness program that addresses their issues. 

Canine AcuTouch has been utilized for the intake of canines at Monterey County SPCA, and has just recently been introduced to Guide Dogs for the Blind - assisting those courageous canines who dedicate their lives to service.

 

 

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Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

Bring-A-Friend-Friday

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Isn't work more fun with your friends by your side? And don't we all have a friend that needs The Hivery right now? Bring her along as your guest for Bring-A-Friend Friday. TGIF! 

Please note that member registration online is required. There are limited friend passes available so RSVP soon! Members, please select two tickets and include your friend's name and email address for the second ticket. Friends need to be accompanied by members and must sign in as a guest upon arrival. Community Members must purchase a day pass to join! 

Bonus: We're also hosting a free Friendsgiving Happy Hour for members and non-members on November 17th from 4:30-5:30pm. Learn more and register here

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


Can't make this date? Sign up for Bring-A-Friend-Friday on December 1 or Bring-A-Friend-Friday on December 8! Learn more here

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Nov
16
12:30 PM12:30

Entrepreneur's Circle: Thriving in the Gig Economy with Marion McGovern

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Join us for our casual and conversational Entrepreneur's Circle at The Hivery!

This is another way to make sure you're not going at the business of building a business on your own! But rather with the trusted circle of The Hivery community.

This month, we welcome special guest, Marion McGovern, author of Thriving in the Gig Economy. She will share best practices on optimizing your success using the gig economy.

In the last five years, the world of work has changed dramatically. Thanks to technology companies like Uber, TaskRabbit, and Instacart, the new “gig economy” seems to constantly be in the news. But most of the media focus is on the low end of the skill spectrum; little attention is being paid to the best-in-class professionals who have chosen an independent path. New digital talent platforms are developing at a rapid clip with a wide variety of business models, many catering to very precise, high-value skill sets.

In this session, Marion will share actionable ways to maneuver in this new world to create a path that optimizes success. You will learn:

  • The differences between the gig economy and the sharing and on-demand economies.
  • The best ways to work with digital talent platforms and traditional consulting intermediaries.
  • Commonsense logistics around digital branding, contracts, and employment issues.
  • The tools and services to enhance your practice.

The growth in this marketplace is exponential, and Thriving in the Gig Economy is one way for you to take advantage of all its potential. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. This is a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Entrepreneur's Circle is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the third Thursday of each month to join this program. 

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Marion McGovern is the founder of M Squared Consulting, a specialty consulting firm that uses independent consulting talent to meet the needs of clients to help them solve critical business problems. Founded in 1988, M Squared was a gig economy business before the term was even coined. She also started Collabrus, a subsidiary, which is a professional employer for independent consultants while they are on engagements to ensure compliance with employment laws. In 2005, she completed the sale of the companies to The Kelly Group, a publicly traded company in South Africa. She remained a Director until 2014, when Solomon Edwards purchased M Squared.

An expert in the dynamics of the senior independent talent market, she wrote a book, A New Brand of Expertise, in 2001.She has followed that in 2017 with Thriving in the Gig Economy.  Thriving focuses on senior level independent talent, but also on the digital talent platform environment, personal branding in the digital age, and the eco system that surrounds the gig economy, from productivity apps to insurance platforms to co-working space. 

A gig economy participant herself, Marion’s primary gigs are her roles as a corporate Director. For the past 14 years, she has been on the board of CPP Inc., the publisher of the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator, where she is chair of the Audit Committee. She recently joined the board of The Front Porch. The Front Porch is a billion dollar Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) with facilities in 3 states that provide a spectrum of services including retirement communities, elderly housing, skilled nursing and dementia care.  She recently stepped down as the Chair of ReSurge International, a humanitarian NGO that provides reconstructive plastic surgery to the poor around the world and training for the next generation of plastic surgeons in developing countries. She is also a Director of the Alliance of CEOs. In that role, she facilitates peer education with a group of 10-12 CEOS on a monthly basis. She taught Human Resource Management at the University of San Francisco for 7 years. On a totally different note, she developed and now manages a small apartment building in San Francisco.

McGovern has a BA from Boston University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a member of YPO Gold, the NACD and SHRM. She lives with her husband in San Francisco.  They have three wonderful, grown children and a delightful Labrador named Lucy.

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Nov
15
12:30 PM12:30

Wellness Wednesday: A Circle of Gratitude

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Time to rejuvenate! Join Lisa Rueff and members of The Hivery community for a midday meditation.

Please join Lisa Rueff as we join together and enjoy a meaningful and heartfelt interactive mind-body activity focus on "Giving Thanks” during the week before Thanksgiving. 

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Lisa Rueff

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Lisa Rueff is a vibrant Bay Area yoga and meditation teacher known for her ability to bring community together for joyful and inspiring yoga classes, hikes, humanitarian retreats, and workshops worldwide. Lisa has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Yoga International, Origin magazine, and more. She served as a Lululemon Ambassador and Zobha Circle of Grace member. She has taught at Yoga Works, Yoga Tree, Bay Club, Red Dragon and New Om World. Lisa teaches Yoga Hikes on the weekends which have been featured in SF Magazine, Sunset and Marin Magazine. 

For over 15 years, Lisa has been leading meaningful Yoga Retreats worldwide through her humanitarian retreat company, Yoga Ventures. A successful philanthropist focused on sustainable solutions for women and children, Lisa founded and built the Jacmel Children’s Center, a home and school for earthquake-orphaned children in Haiti. There are now 27 children living at the center and are thriving. 

Lisa  is also the creator of SPARKED, the board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity that celebrates and uplifts the players and always delivers rich, meaningful experiences to bring people together to celebrate, inspire, and uplift each other. 

Lisa loves the opportunity to bring people together in heartfelt ways and inspire others to follow their unique passions, dreams, and bliss. That we each have our own unique ability to make a difference in the world, and  anything is possible. She is looking forward to leading Wellness Wednesdays, and offering Hivery members opportunities to feel nourished, uplifted and rejuvenated from the inside out. 

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Hivery Circle: A Live Storytelling Celebration of Women Working Towards Equality

This month’s Hivery Circle will feature The Hivery's 'We Rise' semifinalists in an evening all about women in our community, who are working towards equality. 

Inspired by Maya Angelou's poem, Still I Rise, and the powerful, brave work of women everywhere, we launched The Hivery 'We Rise' Scholarship Program in 2016 to empower, contribute and support passionate, bold beings who work tirelessly toward equality.  

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Hivery ‘We Rise’ Scholarship awardees! 

Join us for this special evening all about celebrating the power of inspiration and connection among this community of ambitious women who are working towards equality in so many ways. Our incredible 'We Rise' awardees and semifinalists will be sharing their inspirational stories on The Hivery stage.

Guests will enjoy lite bites by Farmhouse Lab and a tasting of local wines. This Tuesday evening happy hour is the perfect way to celebrate #womendoingcoolstuff. Don’t hesitate to come alone and mingle with your Hivery community or feel free to bring a friend.

ALL ARE WELCOME at this beautiful celebration of women changemakers!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. 

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


GRATITUDE TO OUR PARTNER

 

The Hivery Circle is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm to join this program.


MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
 

OUR AWARDEES

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Nicole "Nic" Winzey, Founder, Winzday Events, a firm focused on socially responsible event planning.

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Brianna Russell, Founding Executive Director, Girls Leading Girls. Their mission is to train young women ages 7-18 from diverse socio-economic backgrounds in leadership and life skills through soccer.

 

 

OUR SEMIFINALISTS

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Zara Babitzke
Founder & Executive Director, Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO)

 

 

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Marina Bulavsky
Communications & Marketing Director, Spark

 

 

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Zphyna Caldwell
Founder, Artistic Director, Interactive Enrichment

 

 

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Susan Kleinman
Founder, Susan Kleinman Wallis Consulting and Development Consultant, Canal Welcome Center

 

 

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Jennifer Ehrhard Nichols
Executive Director, Powerful Beyond Measure

 

 

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Gianna McLaren
Racing Driver, Gianna Torres Racing

 

 

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Marissa Viray
Director of Outreach, Girls Leadership

 

 

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Hannah Waen
Communications Manager, Trips for Kids Marin

 

 

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Alexis Wise
Director, Wise Choices for Girls

 

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Nov
14
12:30 PM12:30

Trainwreck Tuesday

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Ever feel like everyone else seems to have it all figured out? And you’re the only one hanging by a thread, stuck in overwhelm, or feeling like you’re doing tons of things, but not getting anywhere? We all feel like a trainwreck sometimes, but there’s no reason to feel alone. Support, some easy tools, and a dash of humor go a long way in working through it.

Join us for Trainwreck Tuesday, a celebration of challenges and tools for getting through them.  In this supportive session, we’ll come together to share stories of recent challenges and “failures” as a group and reframe them as data and little wins. 

As a group, we’ll talk about the difficulties of these moments and experiences and the importance of not letting setbacks keep us from moving forward. We’ll celebrate pushing through, the joy of laughing, and moving forward. Everyone is welcome and sharing is voluntary. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


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ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS, JEN AND SHERYL:

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Jen Baxter is a writer, photographer and storyteller. She works with businesses to create social media content that engages customers and focuses on community building. She’s also Assistant Director of the Firefly Institute Women’s Photography Camp taking place October 11-15th at Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma.

 

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Sheryl Ott is the Founder of Dare to Detour which offers transformative women's retreats off the beaten path throughout North America and beyond. Her next retreat happens September 14-17, 2017 at the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch in Montana. 

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Nov
9
12:30 PM12:30

Writer's Circle Featuring Thais Derich

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A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support!

This month, join us for a writer's check-in and accountability circle. Keep your writing projects in focus by attending The Hivery's monthly Writer's Circle. After this gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Writer’s Circle  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the second Thursday of each month from 12:30-1:45pm to join this program.

ABOUT THAIS DERICH

Thais Nye Derich’s new memoir—Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean (She Writes Press, May 9, 2017)—tells a powerful story about her traumatic hospital delivery, and her decision post-cesarean to give birth naturally. Derich’s past work has been published in Salon, Literary Mama, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Forge Journal, SFGate, and The San Francisco Examiner among others. A chapter of Second Chance was a finalist for the Creative Non-Fiction Magazine’s Baby Anthology. She's been interviewed on NPR, KPFA, and KRCB radio stations and various podcasts including Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy Podcast. Thais speaks to groups big and small about her story and the intersection between birth and social justice. 

Thais lives in Mill Valley, CA with her husband and two sons. She’s currently writing her second book – a postapocalyptic novel about the last baby girl on earth.

TESTIMONIAL

"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because I felt supported and therefore took bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 

PAST GUESTS

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction. Katherine Ozment author of GRACE WITHOUT GOD winner of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2016

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Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

Wellness Wednesday: WONDER WALK with AWE Trailblazer Candra Canning

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Cultivate WONDER+AWE for a Richer Life
Take a midday break and join Candra Canning of Live Bright Now and
members of The Hivery community for a WONDER WALK in Mill Valley! 

Learn about the neuroscience of the emotion of AWE and its benefits for
your health, happiness and well-being. You will take away practices that you
can use at home to gain fresh perspectives, melt away stress and increase joy and connection in your life. Cultivating AWE is easier than meditation and has rich and long-lasting benefits.

Meet outside the front door of The Hivery and we will walk up to Old Mill Park. All levels of WONDERERS welcome.  Please wear comfortable shoes.

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Candra Canning

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Culture & Leadership Coach. Outdoor Adventurer. AWE Trailblazer.

From the summit ridge to the boardroom, Candra works with corporate leaders and teams, curates adventure retreats, speaks nationally and has a true passion for helping clients design their boldest and brightest lives.

Her outdoor adventures started at a young age. From a 22-day expedition as the only woman on a Swiss team of climbers in Denali, to bicycling 4,000 miles from the West to the East Coast of the US, to facilitating an expedition to film a
documentary about happiness in Bhutan, Candra’s adventures have spanned the
globe.

For over 25 years, Candra was the Director of an Outdoor Leadership Training program for kids. She currently serves on the Board of the dZi Foundation that builds sustainable communities in rural Nepal and volunteers each year to share the benefits of AWE with the Girl Scouts and other young women around the world.

Candra infuses ADVENTURE+AWE in everything she does because she knows it transforms lives. IT’S WHAT SHE LIVES FOR. You can view Candra’s TEDx talk titled “Backyard AWE” at www.LiveBrightNow.com.

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Nov
3
12:30 PM12:30

Member Spotlight: Tarot with Johanna Beyer and Ariane Trélaün

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In this special Member Spotlight, Johanna Beyer and Ariane Trélaün will showcase 8 cards from The Head & Heart Tarot deck, a fabulous Hivery-born partnership. 

Business coaches who use the tarot in their practices, Johanna and Ariane will demonstrate how their cards are a tool to help facilitate meaningful conversation at work and in life.

In this inspiring session, Johanna and Ariane will guide you in learning:

  • Integration of head & heart are key to moving forward in a healthy, sustainable manner
  • You don't need to have all the answers. You just need to start
  • Collaboration yields results so much greater than the sum of its parts!

Come and be inspired! Learn more about collaboration among Hivery members and how to follow your creative dreams.

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Member Spotlight is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs that happen on Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm 1-2 times/month. Check out our upcoming events calendar for details!

About Johanna Beyer and Ariane Trélaün

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Johanna Beyer and Ariane Trélaün are coaches who work with entrepreneurs & high level leaders in the business world. Whether it’s life or professional coaching, career or financials, what is unique about Johanna and Ariane is their ability to integrate deeper questions into their work with clients, through their trust in many tools including the tarot. Their combined mission is to support people in the world to effectively integrate both their head and their heart in all aspects of life. They are currently taking this to the next level with the creation of The Head & Heart Tarot, a modern take on this ancient tool designed to foster deep and meaningful conversation in the board room and the living room. As The Hivery brought them together, Ariane and Johanna are delighted to share The Head & Heart Tarot journey with the Hivery membership.

 

 

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Nov
1
12:30 PM12:30

Wellness Wednesday: Heart-Guided Meditation

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Time to rejuvenate! Join Lisa Rueff and members of The Hivery community for a midday meditation.

Join Lisa Rueff for a guided heart meditation. This meditation will focus on nourishing and eplenishing the heart with self care and self love, and on ways to stay grounded, calm and relaxed as we begin the holiday season. 

This gentle session is designed to fit into your productive workday - we welcome you to dress comfortably and experience yoga in your work clothes!  All levels of meditators are welcome to join. 

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Lisa Rueff

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Lisa Rueff is a vibrant Bay Area yoga and meditation teacher known for her ability to bring community together for joyful and inspiring yoga classes, hikes, humanitarian retreats, and workshops worldwide. Lisa has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Yoga International, Origin magazine, and more. She served as a Lululemon Ambassador and Zobha Circle of Grace member. She has taught at Yoga Works, Yoga Tree, Bay Club, Red Dragon and New Om World. Lisa teaches Yoga Hikes on the weekends which have been featured in SF Magazine, Sunset and Marin Magazine. 

For over 15 years, Lisa has been leading meaningful Yoga Retreats worldwide through her humanitarian retreat company, Yoga Ventures. A successful philanthropist focused on sustainable solutions for women and children, Lisa founded and built the Jacmel Children’s Center, a home and school for earthquake-orphaned children in Haiti. There are now 27 children living at the center and are thriving. 

Lisa  is also the creator of SPARKED, the board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity that celebrates and uplifts the players and always delivers rich, meaningful experiences to bring people together to celebrate, inspire, and uplift each other. 

Lisa loves the opportunity to bring people together in heartfelt ways and inspire others to follow their unique passions, dreams, and bliss. That we each have our own unique ability to make a difference in the world, and  anything is possible. She is looking forward to leading Wellness Wednesdays, and offering Hivery members opportunities to feel nourished, uplifted and rejuvenated from the inside out. 

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Oct
27
9:30 AM09:30

Discovery Circle: Breath Alchemy with Faye Wylder

Every month, on the last Friday of the month, we hold our Discovery Circle. 

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The Discovery Circle is an hour-long facilitated group session to share motivation, ideas, coaching, mentorship, and community. 

This month, we welcome Hivery member Faye Wylder to lead our session.

In this interactive hour, Faye will guide us in a transformational session. Takeaways include: 

  • Leadership and entrepreneurship as a spiritual path inviting us into radical, holistic embodiment
  • The real meaning of confidence
  • Understanding how repressed feeling states - the result of oppressive paradigms - keep us afraid, and defended
  • Support + encouragement to take complete responsibility for our inner emotional states and tools to unwind, alchemizing stress into our unlimited, embodied energetic potential and innate faith in Spirit (Life, God, Love)
  • Breath Alchemy session and techniques focused on embodied FEELING, specifically rage, fear, and grief, to connect with the Heart as the Leader

All are welcome at the Discovery Circle and members are welcome to work in the space for two hours after the program (please ask the Community Concierge at reception for access). 

NOTE: Just before and after, you are invited to spread out or find a nook in The Hivery to work on whatever you'd like.  Work on a project, to-do lists, journaling, etc! Community members get a 2-hour pass after the Discovery Circle. The time is yours!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Discovery Circle  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month from 9:30-10:45am to join this program. 
 

ABOUT FAYE WYLDER

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Faye Wylder is a #Lightcaster, a pray-er and a preacher. 

An Earth Angel (like you), Faye empowers humanity’s sovereignty and creative potential through her love and wavering example. She's been around many blocks many times, and is perfectly human.

Faye offers integrated inspiration in private and group mentorship containers for enterpRising leaders, weaving empowering ministry with Breath Alchemy.

She is dedicated to sharing the radical support of essential oils. 

Faye walks as a beacon for those connected to the Magdalene lineage, here to embody unconditional love through the vehicles of business, family, activism, and daily practices of radical self-love.

An award winning writer since the age of 8, Faye holds a BA in English Literature and Dance from UC Berkeley, and has been mentoring women since 2002. She lives in San Rafael with her Beloved husband Adam and their two young sons, Forest, and Fox. 

In her free time, Faye enjoys anointing herself, driving at night, dancing on the internet, communing with the redwoods, and watching Shark Tank while folding never-ending piles of laundry. 

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Oct
27
8:30 AM08:30

New Member Coffee Talk with Lisa Joss

Are you a new member looking for ways to get involved, or your questions answered? This is the perfect opportunity! 

For 30 minutes, get acquainted with fellow new members, sip some coffee or tea, and get comfy in our Creative Studio. 

Led by our extraordinary member and artist, Lisa Joss. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The New Member Coffee Talk  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month from 8:30-9:00am to join this program. 
 

ABOUT LISA JOSS

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Lisa Joss is an artist, writer and feminist. Realizing she's been a feminist since the age of eight, she began actively working for women's equality in 2012. Since this time she has developed strategy and communications for a number of social action/justice causes including Miss Representation, The Representation Project, Women's Global Leadership Project, her own Please Don't Tell Me to Smile and #GiveToxics the boot. 

Previously, she spent 17 years building and running marketing departments for Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups. 

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Hivery Book Club: My Absolute Darling

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Come gather with a group of women to discuss some of the most thought intriguing, conversation-inducing reads. Curated and led by Julie Carlucci, this casual book conversation is the perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and share. 

"Reading is a solitary act, an experience of interiority. To read a book is to burst the confines of one’s consciousness and enter another world. What happens when you read a book in the company of others? You enter its world together but see it in your own way; and it’s through sharing those differences of perception that the book group acquires its emotional power." - New York Times

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul.

Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father. 

Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. What follows is a harrowing story of bravery and redemption. With Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, the reader watches, heart in throat, as this teenage girl struggles to become her own hero--and in the process, becomes ours as well. 

Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.


With its unconventional heroine and unflinching portrayal of an abused girl’s fight to save herself, My Absolute Darling seems poised to become the breakout debut of the year.
— The New York Times
My Absolute Darling is Gabriel Tallent’s first novel, and no less than Stephen King has called it a “masterpiece” to rank with To Kill A Mockingbird and Catch-22.
— NPR
Our generation’s next beloved literary heroine....this is one of the most important books you’ll pick up this decade.
— Harper's Bazaar 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


ABOUT JULIE CARLUCCI

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Julie Carlucci brings over 15 years of general management experience to The Hivery as VP of Strategy and Operations. She has held executive marketing positions for Fortune 100 consumer package goods companies after graduating from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Julie specializes in new product development in both domestic and international markets and has worked in venture-funded as well as non-profit startups.

Julie also manages the Signed First Editions club at Book Passage and leads three different book discussions in Southern Marin.  She is passionate about all types of stories and celebrates the way they illuminate the human condition and bring people together.

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Oct
25
12:30 PM12:30

Wellness Wednesday: Meditation + Gentle Stretching

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Time to rejuvenate! Join Lisa Rueff and members of The Hivery community for a midday meditation.

Lisa will guide you through gentle yoga stretches and mediation for your heart and soul. You will feel grounded, centered and inspired at the end of your time together.

This gentle session is designed to fit into your productive workday - we welcome you to dress comfortably and experience yoga in your work clothes!  All levels of meditators are welcome to join. 

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Lisa Rueff

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Lisa Rueff is a vibrant Bay Area yoga and meditation teacher known for her ability to bring community together for joyful and inspiring yoga classes, hikes, humanitarian retreats, and workshops worldwide. Lisa has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Yoga International, Origin magazine, and more. She served as a Lululemon Ambassador and Zobha Circle of Grace member. She has taught at Yoga Works, Yoga Tree, Bay Club, Red Dragon and New Om World. Lisa teaches Yoga Hikes on the weekends which have been featured in SF Magazine, Sunset and Marin Magazine. 

For over 15 years, Lisa has been leading meaningful Yoga Retreats worldwide through her humanitarian retreat company, Yoga Ventures. A successful philanthropist focused on sustainable solutions for women and children, Lisa founded and built the Jacmel Children’s Center, a home and school for earthquake-orphaned children in Haiti. There are now 27 children living at the center and are thriving. 

Lisa  is also the creator of SPARKED, the board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity that celebrates and uplifts the players and always delivers rich, meaningful experiences to bring people together to celebrate, inspire, and uplift each other. 

Lisa loves the opportunity to bring people together in heartfelt ways and inspire others to follow their unique passions, dreams, and bliss. That we each have our own unique ability to make a difference in the world, and  anything is possible. She is looking forward to leading Wellness Wednesdays, and offering Hivery members opportunities to feel nourished, uplifted and rejuvenated from the inside out. 

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Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

The San Francisco Dance Film Festival: International Shorts II: Female Filmmakers

The Hivery is so happy to Co-Present “International Shorts II: Female Filmmakers” at the The San Francisco DANCE Film Festival!

This is the festival’s first full program dedicated to the work of female filmmakers and features diverse short pieces ranging from humorous to political, from softly contemplative to highly athletic, enlivened by vibrant musical scores. Learn more about the amazing films and filmmakers here.


//NOTE ABOUT PROGRAM LOCATION AND TICKETS

Please note that this program will not be held at The Hivery. The event location is the lovely Brava Theater Center located at 2781 24th Street in San Francisco. 

Meet Grace and fellow members of The Hivery at 5pm for a pre-film drink at The Almanac Tap Room located at 2704 24th St in San Francisco’s Mission District. To RSVP for this special gathering, please email events@thehivery.com. 

Hivery members and friends enjoy 15% off tickets with promo code: F17HiveryShorts15off. Please note that ticket sales are through SFDFF not The Hivery. Single Tickets: $15 (Students: $13, ID required). Please get your tickets below!


ABOUT SFDFF

The San Francisco Dance Film Festival is an international platform for the presentation and development of dance-based films. Its purpose is not only to celebrate the best dance films from around the world but to also encourage and assist Bay Area choreographers and filmmakers in the creation of new dance works created for the screen.

Dancers and filmmakers have worked together since the invention of the motion picture, but the dance film genre has exploded in recent years as digital technologies have become more accessible to independent artists. Today’s dance films encompass a wide range of interpretations and include contributions from visual artists, animators, composers and live performers. SFDFF’s programming covers this broad spectrum by highlighting sub-genres such as “screendance”, short experimental dance pieces created specifically for the camera, as well as filmic interpretations of dance performances originally created for the stage.  Feature documentaries focus on the process of creating dance—from historical profiles to behind-the-scenes views of today’s most innovative choreographers.

With the generous support of community partners both in the Bay Area and abroad, SFDFF has grown quickly as an organization. Within a few short years it has gained international recognition, drawing participants from all over the world for a vibrant annual celebration of dance on camera. Its year-round activities now include filmmaking workshops, lectures at universities and dance schools, and free film presentations at the public library.

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Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

Member Spotlight: Meet, Mingle, & Connect with Lisa Rose

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In this special Member Spotlight, Lisa Rose will help you feel at ease in your body, open in your heart, and relaxed about meeting new people. 

In this playful session, you’ll be led through a series of prompts and invitations that get you connected right from the start. 

With Lisa's guidance, you will:

•    Discover new ways of relating that feel fresh, inviting, and engaging
•    Rediscover the power of play and spontaneity
•    Feel safe to be seen, be curious, and be real.   Instead of asking the generic question of how are you?   You’ll be offered a menu of ways of relating that have you feel like you’re talking to your new best friend.
•    Say good-bye to surface relating in exchange for meaningful connection.
 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Member Spotlight is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs that happen on Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm 1-2 times/month. Check out our upcoming events calendar for details!

About Lisa Rose

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As a dating & relationship coach and the founder of Deeper Love Better Sex, Lisa helps successful women clear their blocks to love, & get good at dating and meet their match. 

She also loves supporting couples that want to make a good thing even better.
There's no 1-size -fits -all model for love; your dating style & relationship is yours to design and it doesn't have to be hard.

When she’s not coaching or sharing her work at businesses all over the Bay Area, she loves making mischief. You’ll find her shaking her booty on the dance floor, enjoying a great meal, enjoying the beauty of Marin County, or cuddling with her man.

 

 

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Oct
19
12:30 PM12:30

Entrepreneur's Circle: Collaboration with Grace Kraaijvanger

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Join us for our casual and conversational Entrepreneur's Circle at The Hivery!

This is another way to make sure you're not going at the business of building a business on your own! But rather with the trusted circle of The Hivery community.

Grace Kraaijvanger, The Hivery's Founder, will lead an engaging conversation about the power of Collaboration - the theme of the month at The Hivery. Listen in as Grace shares inspiring stories about Hivery-born collaborations,  success stories, and tips for making them happen. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. This is a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Entrepreneur's Circle is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the third Thursday of each month to join this program. 

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Oct
18
12:30 PM12:30

Well Nourished: Mindful Practices for Heart, Body and Mind Featuring Andrea Lieberstein

Bring your life back to balance, ease, well being and joy with evidence-based mindful eating practices and stress busters to increase resilience. Free your energy, stop the struggle, celebrate your body and embrace your well nourished life! 

Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, author and mindfulness expert, joins us to lead an interactive wellness workshop and share insights from her new acclaimed book, "Well Nourished: Mindful Practices for Healing Your Relationship with Food, Feeding Your Whole Self and Ending Overeating." Her approach is based on science, ancient wisdom and more than 25 years of professional and personal experience.

This workshop will help you come into better balance with food and live a well nourished life. Walk away with practical tools and new daily practices: 

  • The Well Nourished approach to Mindful Eating and Living and Nourishing the Whole Self
  • The 5 steps to Mindful Eating and Living
  • How to start a basic mindful eating practice
  • The distinction between Inner and Outer Nourishment Practices and the importance of both for living a well nourished life
  • Stand alone stress management and self-care techniques to help with resilience during this challenging time for our extended community
     

Praise for Well Nourished

Personal signed copies of Andrea's new book will be available to purchase.  

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. $20 for members, $30 for non-members, and free for North Bay Fire Evacuees and First Responders.  Snacks will be provided.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.
 

About Andrea Lieberstein

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Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is a bestselling author of the new book, Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship to Food, Feed Your Whole Self and End Overeating; a mindfulness-based registered dietitian nutritionist, mindfulness meditation teacher, and mindful-eating expert. She leads 'well nourished' and mindful-eating trainings and retreats internationally, coaching and training professionals and the general public. In her private practice, Andrea works with individuals who have a range of disordered-eating concerns including emotional and stress-related eating, nutrition, body-image, and other stress-related issues and health concerns. She helps her clients find balance,joy and freedom from struggling with food issues. She spearheaded mind body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California centers for years.  Andrea is also a contributing author to Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook (2017), and The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (5th edition). Visit her website for more information.

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Oct
16
9:30 AM09:30

What's Next Information Session

Join The Hivery's What's Next course coaches Laura Riordan, Ph.D. and Linda Lesem, M.S. for a free information session to learn more about the upcoming What's Next: Five-Week Workshop Series, starting on Wednesday, November 8. Get all of your questions answered in this jam packed hour! 

 

MORE ABOUT WHAT'S NEXT: Five-Week Workshop Series

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Whether you want to go back to work, back to school, start a business, or volunteer in a personally meaningful way, The Hivery’s What’s Next program will help you to identify possibilities that match who you are, what you are naturally good at, and what excites you.

This five-week course series is especially beneficial for women who crave being part of a supportive group of like-minded women that encourage ideas, next steps and tangible action. You don’t need to know what you want. Together, we will explore What’s Next in your life!

Course coaches, Laura Riordan, Ph.D. and Linda Lesem, M.S. use their combined experience in coaching, psychology, and career counseling to guide participants and create an atmosphere of support and action! What’s Next participants will receive a toolkit chock-full of practical advice to support healthy change. 

Learn more about the What's Next program here.

Please kindly register online before this program.

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

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Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Entrepreneur Lab: An All-Day Retreat

Expand Your Network of Talented Women Entrepreneurs
Get Inspired by Other Female ShEO’s
Transform and Grow Your Business

Our Entrepreneur Lab gathers inspiring, ambitious women-heroes together at The Hivery for a daylong immersion in business learning, connecting, inspiration, fun, mentorship, and transformative growth.
 
Are you a woman entrepreneur, someone who wants to create a viable, vibrant business that makes your mark on this world? Are you dedicated to personal growth and entrepreneurial learning? Want to connect with #womendoingcoolstuff for an exciting and challenging full day together, where we’ll make personal and business transformation progress and laugh, connect, and enjoy each other in the process?

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WHAT IT IS

This will be an escape from the day-to-day of working in the details of your business, far away from your personal and professional responsibilities (no kids crying here!) in the stunning surroundings of The Hivery. This is the ultimate opportunity to focus on your business, problem solve with incredibly smart women, get re-inspired for your business, and recharge. This will be a time for inspiration, and focused concentration on developing our businesses, and on our connectedness as a community of amazing women. 

 

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sonja Hoel Perkins Managing Director of The Perkins Fund, Founder of Broadway Angels and Project Glimmer

Sonja Hoel Perkins
Managing Director of The Perkins Fund, Founder of Broadway Angels and Project Glimmer

Jessica Semaan Founder of The Passion Co.

Jessica Semaan
Founder of The Passion Co.

Eileen Gittins Founder and CEO of Blurb and Bossygrl

Eileen Gittins
Founder and CEO of Blurb and Bossygrl

Nikki Silvestri Founder and CEO Soil and Shadow

Nikki Silvestri
Founder and CEO
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WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE

The Hivery Entrepreneur Lab opens the door to a full day of expert advice, best practices, business brainstorming, problem solving, intention setting, and shared group activities that will ensure you forge deep new connections, resources, and actionable next steps.
 
The event will include:

  • An intensive one-day program with like-minded women entrepreneurs 
  • Featured guest speakers who will inspire and help you take your business to the next level
  • Direct access to mentors, experts, and coaches for guidance and hands-on coaching
  • Peer brainstorming sessions and networking
  • Great food, stretch breaks, and happy hour celebration
  • A swag bag full of fabulous products and discounts
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EXPERT ADVISORS

We will have trusted advisors across multiple business categories on hand to advise, coach, and brainstorm your strategic next steps. 

Lindsay Walsh, Diamond Director and Equity Partner, Stella + Dot

Lindsay Walsh, Diamond Director and Equity Partner, Stella + Dot

Jenny Kassan, Attorney and Capital Raising Coach

Jenny Kassan, Attorney and Capital Raising Coach

Michelle Barry Franco, Speaking Coach 

Michelle Barry Franco, Speaking Coach 

Christine Hildebrand, Business Strategist and Coach

Christine Hildebrand, Business Strategist and Coach


Jenni Brown, Brand & Web Strategist

Jenni Brown, Brand & Web Strategist

Sophie Davies, Content Strategist

Sophie Davies, Content Strategist

Lani Free, PR Expert

Lani Free,
PR Expert

Danielle Pener, Company-Side Employment Lawyer

Danielle Pener, Company-Side Employment Lawyer


ARTISTS and Practitioners  

Arisa White, Poet, Writer, Educator Photo credit: Nye Lyn Tho

Arisa White,
Poet, Writer, Educator
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Rachel Rossitto, Women's Health + Wellness Coach

Rachel Rossitto,
Women's Health + Wellness Coach

Jacquelyn Warner, Photographer

Jacquelyn Warner,
Photographer

THIS IS FOR YOU IF

  • You want to learn how to run your business more effectively, so you can create more.
  • You want to discover your core purpose and use it with confidence in your business.
  • You want a learning experience that will give you tools and wisdom that you can implement in your business as soon as you get home and will make an immediate difference.
  • You want to run a financially sound business and surround yourself with other women doing the same.

TAKEAWAYS

  • You will walk away with a community of friends and mentors who wholeheartedly believe in you and are cheering you on.
  • You will have clarity on how to move your business forward in a way that is full of success and balance.
  • You will feel energized, refreshed and motivated to dream big and apply everything that you learned in your life and in your business.
  • You will have actionable tips, tools and resources to use in all aspects of your business including marketing, sales, social media, finances, etc.
  • You will have the investment of the time you took to work intentionally on your business instead of always working in your business.

Why Attend

BE INSPIRED.

Prepare to be inspired by an unprecedented collective of women entrepreneurs, startup investors, media, enterprise partners, and mentors to support female founders through participatory presentations, workshops, round tables and more. Entrepreneurs and business leaders such as Grace Kraaijvanger, founder and CEO of The Hivery, and a few of our community’s successful entrepreneurs share their stories—and lessons learned along the way—about defying the challenges, odds, new chapters, and reinventing business.

BE EMPOWERED.

Surround yourself with smart, savvy, female business owners with diverse backgrounds, passions, and pursuits for a day of honest conversation, provocative thinking, innovative ideas, and actionable solutions. Our collective group of #womendoingcoolstuff will have you energized and empowered to build a thriving business and life.

GET TOOLS, RESOURCES, AND ADVICE YOU CAN USE.

Have your most pressing business challenges, concerns, and questions addressed in a peer forum. Receive practical advice, realistic and actionable solutions, as well as innovative ideas on how to plan, fund, market, launch and grow your business from a diverse group of women entrepreneurs, across all stages of business.


ENTREPRENEUR LAB AGENDA

WELCOME

  • Check-in and Coffee Meet-and-Greet
  • Introductions and Setting Intentions with Grace Kraaijvanger, The Hivery’s Founder
  • Morning Meditation by Rachel Rossitto

MORNING KEYNOTES

  • Fireside Chat with Grace Kraaijvanger and Sonja Hoel Perkins, Managing Director, The Perkins Fund, Founder, Broadway Angels and Project Glimmer
  • Jessica Semaan, Founder, The Passion Co.
  • Eileen Gittins, Founder and CEO, Blurb and BossyGrl

LUNCH

Mentorship Meetup Lunch: Connect with Entrepreneurs and Experts over a delicious catered lunch

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

Nikki Silvestri, Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow

Empower Hour: Pick One Workshop

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset, Wellness, and Leadership: Tools for Optimal Business and Personal Success with Lindsay Walsh 
  • PR: Why You Need It, Why You Don't with Lani Free
  • Beyond Applause: How to Use Speaking to Serve Powerfully with Your Message with Michelle Barry Franco
  • Creating with Intention with Christine Hildebrand

Action Hour: Pick One Workshop

  • A Guide to Less Shoulds and More Fun with your Marketing with Prim'd Marketing
  • Escape the Bootstrap Trap and Get Funding on Your Own Terms with Jenny Kassan
  • Making Your First Hire(s) – Do It Right From The Beginning with Danielle Pener

EARLY EVENING

  • Performance by Arisa White, Poet, Writer, Educator
  • Discovery Circle + Closing Keynote with Grace Kraaijvanger
  • Wine + Hors d'oeuvres Reception + Celebration by Women-Owned Qorkz Winery

TICKETS

Ticket includes the full-day event with speakers, peer mastermind sessions, goody bag (of course!), breakfast bites, lunch, and happy hour. 

Non-Members: $295

Members: $236 (20% off)

Inclusivity is very important to us. No guests will be turned away for financial reasons. Scholarships are available. Our scholarship application is now closed. 

Seats are limited so please kindly register online before this program.

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

GRATITUDE TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS


 
 

Featured Speaker Bios

Sonja Perkins

Sonja Hoel Perkins, Managing Director of The Perkins Fund, has been investing in technology for over 25 years. Considered one of the best performing and most senior professionals in venture capital, she has invested in several startups that have achieved multi billion dollar valuations including: Acme Packet, F5 Networks and McAfee Associates. In 2015, Worth Magazine, Worth Magazine ranked Sonja among the 100 Most Powerful People in Finance in the World. Sonja began her career at TA Associates, joined Symantec, and then spent 22 years at Menlo Ventures. Sonja is the founder of Broadway Angels, an investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women. In addition, Sonja is the founder of Project Glimmer, a nonprofit that inspires at-risk teenage girls and women to believe in themselves by letting them know their community cares.

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Eileen Gittins, Founder and CEO of Blurb (self publishing platform), grew the company from credit card debt in 2006 to a global business extending to 72 countries, driving $70+M annually. Blurb’s platform provides tools that enable professionals and consumers to produce and distribute visual books and magazines in print and electronic forms.
 
In 2016, keen to move forward with her latest start-up concept, Bossygrl, Eileen transitioned to the role of Blurb’s Executive Chairman – and is now also CEO and Co Founder of Bossygrl. Bossygrl empowers Gen Z girls and women to become entrepreneurs by enabling them to start and grow real businesses .... on their phones. They can name their companies, create logos, and design and manufacture products -- all hosted in their own online stores. Supported by in app contextual coaching as well as via executive mentors and other members of the Bossygrl community, the Bossygrl mission is to create a tsunami of prepared and qualified female entrepreneurs who will help close the current gender gap. The platform is planned to launch via the App Store in the early Fall of 2017. 
 
Previously Eileen was CEO of two VC backed start-ups (Personify and Verb) in addition to her earlier career as VP/GM at Wall Data, plus marketing roles with Eastman Kodak all over the world. 
 
A frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, the future of books and the art of storytelling, Eileen has also been much celebrated in the media (Inc. named Blurb the 47th fastest growing company in the US in 2010) and lauded as an entrepreneur (regional semi-finalist in the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award and Best CEO in the Tech Innovations Awards.)  Eileen has also been featured in the New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, the London Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian, and is a frequent guest on various BBC television and radio programs.
 

Jess Semaan

Jessica Semaan, Founder of The Passion Co., the #1 organization to help you find and kickstart your passion, has helped over 5,000 people connect with their passions. Jessica was born and raised in Lebanon, is a published poet and writer who writes about finding the light in the darkness. She’s been published in Time, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and is a top writer on Medium. Jessica was an early employee at Airbnb where she lead its operations scaling, and before that she graduated from Stanford Business School.

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Nikki Silvestri is the Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, a project development firm working to create systems change while improving relationships between communities.

As the Co-Founder of Live Real and former Executive Director of People's Grocery and Green for All, Nikki has built and strengthened social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions, and economic development. A nationally recognized thought leader, her many honors include being named one of The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans.

An accomplished communicator, Nikki is well known for her combination of vulnerability and razor-sharp analysis. In addition to her speaking appearances at conferences and private events, Nikki regularly forwards the message of equitable economies through numerous media channels. BET.com, the Huffington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle have featured her writing, and her recent television appearances include All In with Chris Hayes and the Melissa Harris Perry Show on MSNBC.

Nikki is a Faculty Member at the Food Business School (she co-designed and taught one of their inaugural courses, "Ethical Leadership in Food Business"). She sits on the Board of Directors of the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies (BALLE), and is an advisory board member of MeWe, the next-gen social network, and TendLab.

Nikki began her work in social change through the foster care system in Southern California, where she directed Foster Youth Empowerment Workshops. She has a master's degree in African American Studies from UCLA, and is originally from Los Angeles. She currently lives in Oakland, with her husband.


Testimonials from our 1st Entrepreneur Lab

Blown away with how smart, helpful, and supportive everyone was. I feel encouraged and inspired. The speakers were exactly what I needed to hear.

It was great! I think if you could even just offer mini entrepreneur labs that specialize more like mastermind sessions it would be very well received

I loved today! I feel inspired in a grounded boots-on-the-ground way. Like ready to take focused action. Thank you so much for a fabulously designed program

Brought me to tears- extremely thought-provoking!

Amazing, perfect, so needed, enlightening.

Loved it, loved all of it.

Beautiful. Engaging. Emotional. I loved all of the conversations.

Just a fantastic combo of thought provoking / ideology and powerful actionable information. Couldn't  be better.

THESE are the kinds of conferences I want to be going to! Less "networking" events or gross corporate events- MORE of these!

Gorgeous space. So glad this community exists. Love the morning speakers. Thank you for the courage to start this space!

I'm going home with a heart that is a full cup of joy and replenishment visible in all who attended.

 

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Oct
12
3:30 PM15:30

Graciousness and Civility in Um, Rather Uncivil Times: A Conversation with Author Kelly Williams Brown

Join New York Times bestselling author Kelly Williams Brown for a conversation about something that is currently very near and dear to all our hearts: the (seemingly lost) art of graciousness. 

Kelly will treat us to some wisdom from her new guide book on the subject, Gracious, and if things get really exciting and extra-civil-like, we might even brainstorm some solutions together.

We’ll have finger sandwiches (if they sell them pre-made at Whole Foods - which is probably ungracious to admit), wine and a free gift to the first 8 people who arrive. (We're not saying we're experts on the subject.) Come hungry, thirsty and angsty. 


Here’s a super cool New York Times article about Kelly and Emily Post’s great-great granddaughter schooling NYC on manners and some of the back cover copy of Gracious: 

From New York Times bestselling author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps Kelly Williams Brown comes a funny, charming guide to modern civility in these―yes, we'll say it―rather uncivil times.
Graciousness is practicing the arts of kindness, thoughtfulness, good manners, humanity, and basic decency. As a bonus, it makes your life and even the world (or at least the room you’re in) much lovelier.
With the wisdom of gracious folk ranging from celebrities to the author’s mother-in-law, this book explains the perspective, actions―and, sometimes, inaction―that help us move smoothly and effectively through whatever life tosses at us.

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members and non-members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

About Kelly Williams Brown

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• New York Times-bestselling author of Adulting, and latest book Gracious. 

• I was born in southern Louisiana, and have since lived in Mississippi, Oregon, Texas and Washington D.C.

• I studied journalism at Loyola University New Orleans, and worked as a daily news reporter for seven years before transitioning to copywriting and freelancing.

• I've worked as a long-form features writer, a columnist for The Daily Beast, and cocktail waitress on Bourbon Street.

• My work has appeared on or in the New York Times, the Today Show, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Esquire, The Boston Globe and many more, and has been translated into seven languages.

• I also do speaking engagements; my TEDx Talk, "I'm a Millennial, and I am a Monster" was a TED.com editor's pick of the week.

• I am really good at cooking gumbo, etouffee, steaks and stew. I am proficient at cooking lots of other things.

• In my spare time, I like to read, dance, craft, drive to small towns to eat lunch, dress up in folk costume, seek out the few shades of red lipstick that a redhead can reasonably pull off, try new soups, feign interest in sporting events, experience actual interest in curling and gymnastics, and find the oddest and most interesting people possible.

• In my spare time, I do not particularly like to blog or use Twitter, but I do both those things a lot anyway. 

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Oct
12
12:30 PM12:30

Writer's Circle Featuring Janine Kovac 

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A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support!

This month, we're thrilled to welcome Hivery member and author, Janine Kovac, who will speak about her new book, Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home

When Janine Kovac gives birth to micro preemie twins nearly four months before they are due, she channels the strength that carried her through a successful ballet career. But old habits bring up bitter memories—the quest for perfection and a career-ending injury. In the world of the NICU ballet breeds hope. Can it also bring resolution?

Praise for Spinning

Janine Kovac’s memoir, written with a fresh and engaging voice, will grab you by the heart and won’t let go until the very end. What a ride! Brava!
— Ellen Sussman, New York Times bestselling author of four novels, A Wedding in Provence, The Paradise Guest House, French Lessons, and On a Night Like This
Janine Kovac has written a beautiful, honest book about what it means to live in a body, the triumphs and dangers of dancing, the deep joy and sadness of becoming a mother to twins born far too soon. I devoured this book in a single morning, wanting to know what life would unveil for this family. You will too and the story will stay with you for a long, long time after you close the book and breathe again.
— Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of A Thousand Mirrors (winner of the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia) and What Lies Between Us

Thais Derich, the author of Second Chance (She Writes Press, 2017), will lead this engaging session. She's a woman's health advocate, inspirational speaker, and educator. 

Keep your writing projects in focus as you move through the fall by attending The Hivery's monthly Writer's Circle. After this gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


ABOUT Janine Kovac 

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Janine Kovac is the author of Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home, a memoir about the death of a career but the birth of miracle twins. A former ballet dancer and software engineer, she is a founding member of the writing group Write on Mamas and a contributing editor of the anthology Mamas Write: 29 Tales of Truth, Wit, and Grit. In 2016 she was awarded the Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship from Hedgebrook. The following year she co-founded Moxie Road Productions, a consulting firm that helps women bring their ideas into the world.

 


TESTIMONIAL

"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because I felt supported and therefore took bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 

PAST GUESTS

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction. Katherine Ozment author of GRACE WITHOUT GOD winner of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2016.

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Oct
11
12:30 PM12:30

Wellness Wednesday: Realign & Reconnect: A 30-Minute Sacred Pause

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Do you feel like your energy slumps midday? Need a jolt of cosmic coffee?

Join Feminine Lifestyle Coach Rachel Rossitto of Rose Holistic and members of the Hivery community for a 30-minute break from the grind. Rachel will guide you through simple but powerful breathing practices & meditations that melt the stress away and leave you feeling energized and clear so that you can put your best foot forward when you return to your desk! 

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Rachel Rossitto

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Rachel Rossitto is a Feminine Lifestyle Coach that helps creative and ambitious women with a lot on their plates experience more grace and ease as they deepen their impact in the world. Whether you are running your own business, birthing your next creative project, traveling the world or raising children, it can be exhausting and difficult to find time for the things that feed you the most. In her one-on-one coaching, seasonal programs and retreats, Rachel distills her 15+ years of study in Eastern philosophy, meditation, and integrative nutrition to the essential wisdom and self-care rituals you can use to invite more beauty and abundance into your every day. 

To learn more about Rachel's coaching practice and programs, head to RoseHolistic.com

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Hivery Circle: Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech Featuring Samantha Walravens

This month’s Hivery Circle will feature award-winning author, Samantha Walravens.

Samantha takes The Hivery stage to share her incredible story and latest book, Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech.  This acclaimed book introduces readers to the new generation of women disrupting “business as usual” in the male-dominated startup world. Not content to let the digital revolution pass them by, these women are going of it: building tech start-ups, investing in each other’s ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, creating networks of support and rallying their younger sisters.

Samantha and co-author, Heather Cabot, veteran journalists — and moms of young “geek girls,” spent the last four years interviewing dozens of women in technology to figure out why it’s so hard to recruit women into the tech industry– and why so many drop out mid-career. What they uncovered is a powerful new wave of female technologists and entrepreneurs who haven’t been waiting on Silicon Valley to embrace them to follow their dreams. They are launching their own companies, writing code, investing in startups, and inspiring and educating the next generation of women in tech. These “geek girls rising” are making their mark on the tech world and forging new paths to success on their own terms.

Join us for this special evening all about celebrating the power of inspiration and connection among the community of ambitious entrepreneurial women who are shaking up the “boys club” inside Silicon Valley and beyond! Signed copies of this incredible book will be available for purchase at the end of the program. 

Guests will enjoy a tasting of local wines from True Myth Wines. Lite bites will be served by A Purified Life and a organic chocolate tasting by Live A Lot! This Tuesday evening happy hour is the perfect way to celebrate #womendoingcoolstuff.

Don’t hesitate to come alone and mingle with your Hivery community or feel free to bring a friend.

ALL ARE WELCOME at this beautiful celebration of women!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. 

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Hivery Circle is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm to join this program.

 

Gratitude to our sponsors and partners

 
 

Praise for Geek Girl Rising

I don’t know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much-needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way.
— KELLY RIPA, Talk show host, Television producer
Geek Girl Rising is the roadmap for the next generation of women not just to get involved in the tech world, but to lead their own tech startups. The challenges are real, but Geek Girl Rising shows women how to rise to those challenges and overcome them. It’s the rallying cry we need for a diverse, connected, and sustainable world.
— ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, CEO, Thrive Global

ABOUT SAMANTHA WALRAVENS

Samantha Walravens is a work-life expert and author of the New York Times-acclaimed book, TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career& the Conflict of Modern Motherhood.

A Forbes and Huffington Post contributor, Samantha has spoken at organizations including Google, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Northern Trust, Deloitte, the Society of Women Engineers and Princeton University and has been a guest on The TODAY Show and Good Morning America.

Her work has also appeared on Disney Interactive, Salon.com, Women 2.0, Modern Mom and Healthy Women. She is currently working on a new book, Geek Girl Rising: Unleashing the Power of Women in Tech (link to www.geekgirlrising.com) (St. Martin’s Press 2017), which looks at the new generation of women who are changing the face of the tech industry. Samantha lives in Marin County, California with her husband and four kids.

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Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Wellness Wednesday: Meditative Hike

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Join Lisa Rueff and members of The Hivery community for a midday hike in Mill Valley! 

Meet outside the front door of The Hivery and hike up and over to Old Mill Park, where Lisa will guide the group through a heart guided meditation, nested in the Redwoods of the park.  All levels of hikers and meditators welcome.  Please wear comfortable shoes!

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. This week, free for members and non-members. All are welcome to join us for a celebration of love and kindness!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Lisa Rueff

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Lisa Rueff is a vibrant Bay Area yoga and meditation teacher known for her ability to bring community together for joyful and inspiring yoga classes, hikes, humanitarian retreats, and workshops worldwide. Lisa has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Yoga International, Origin magazine, and more. She served as a Lululemon Ambassador and Zobha Circle of Grace member. She has taught at Yoga Works, Yoga Tree, Bay Club, Red Dragon and New Om World. Lisa teaches Yoga Hikes on the weekends which have been featured in SF Magazine, Sunset and Marin Magazine. 

For over 15 years, Lisa has been leading meaningful Yoga Retreats worldwide through her humanitarian retreat company, Yoga Ventures. A successful philanthropist focused on sustainable solutions for women and children, Lisa founded and built the Jacmel Children’s Center, a home and school for earthquake-orphaned children in Haiti. There are now 27 children living at the center and are thriving. 

Lisa  is also the creator of SPARKED, the board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity that celebrates and uplifts the players and always delivers rich, meaningful experiences to bring people together to celebrate, inspire, and uplift each other. 

Lisa loves the opportunity to bring people together in heartfelt ways and inspire others to follow their unique passions, dreams, and bliss. That we each have our own unique ability to make a difference in the world, and  anything is possible. She is looking forward to leading Wellness Wednesdays, and offering Hivery members opportunities to feel nourished, uplifted and rejuvenated from the inside out. 

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Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Discovery Circle: Creating an Empowered Mindset with Johanna Beyer

Every month, on the last Friday of the month, we hold our Discovery Circle. 

The Discovery Circle is an hour-long facilitated group session to share motivation, ideas, coaching, mentorship, and community. 

This month, we welcome Hivery member Johanna Beyer to lead our session. 

In this interactive hour, Johanna will lead you through a thought provoking exercise to explore who we are at our best at work and who we are when we get triggered in our professional lives. We all know what it feels like when we are centered, clear and in our power. That is the place where all creativity and wise problem solving happens. The more centered we are throughout our days the more able we are to download our highest gifts, creative thinking and abilities to impact people in positive ways. 

Together we will learn from one another’s experiences, receive new strategies to increase our emotional intelligence and really talk about what it means to embrace our shadow selves so that we can come back to center as quickly as possible.

All are welcome at the Discovery Circle and members are welcome to work in the space for two hours after the program (please ask the Community Concierge at reception for access). 

NOTE: Just before and after, you are invited to spread out or find a nook in The Hivery to work on whatever you'd like.  Work on a project, to-do lists, journaling, etc! Community members get a 2-hour pass after the Discovery Circle. The time is yours!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Discovery Circle  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month from 9:30-10:45am to join this program. 
 

ABOUT JOHANNA BEYER

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Johanna Beyer received her Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from California Institute of Integral Studies. While working as a management consultant for The Grove Consultants International, she learned the fine art of strategic facilitation and led hi- level executive teams in creative strategic planning for long-term success. In 2000, Johanna joined The Idea Factory where she focused her attention towards helping organizations become more innovative. She worked closely with Nokia, IBM and the The Ministry of Education in Singapore. In 2002, Johanna added one-on-one leadership coaching to her work and founded On Your Path Consulting. Johanna has been privileged to work with people and teams across the country to help them move past their obstacles and fears so that they can uncover their creativity and gifts. By using different facilitation tools and processes, Johanna is able to guide people to the clarity they need in order to live more purposeful and abundant lives. When she is not coaching others, she is spending time with her husband, two sons and big fluffy cat!
 

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Sep
29
8:30 AM08:30

New Member Coffee Talk with Lisa Joss

Are you a new member looking for ways to get involved, or your questions answered? This is the perfect opportunity! 

For 30 minutes, get acquainted with fellow new members, sip some coffee or tea, and get comfy in our Creative Studio. 

Led by our extraordinary member and artist, Lisa Joss. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The New Member Coffee Talk  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month from 8:30-9:00am to join this program. 
 

ABOUT LISA JOSS

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Lisa Joss is an artist, writer and feminist. Realizing she's been a feminist since the age of eight, she began actively working for women's equality in 2012. Since this time she has developed strategy and communications for a number of social action/justice causes including Miss Representation, The Representation Project, Women's Global Leadership Project, her own Please Don't Tell Me to Smile and #GiveToxics the boot. 

Previously, she spent 17 years building and running marketing departments for Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups. 

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What's Next: Five-Week Workshop Series
Sep
28
9:30 AM09:30

What's Next: Five-Week Workshop Series

Explore positive change in your life! Whether you want to go back to work, back to school, start a business, or volunteer in a personally meaningful way, The Hivery’s What's Next program will help you to identify possibilities that match who you are, what you are naturally good at, and what excites you. This five-week course series is especially beneficial for women who crave being part of a supportive group of like-minded women that encourage ideas, next steps and action.

Individually and as a group, you will:

  • Learn how to recognize patterns that hold you back and identify threads that point to your purposeful work
  • Create new habits that support change
  • Get unstuck and motivated to get moving again
  • Deepen your understanding of who you are and what makes you tick

Course coaches, Laura Riordan, Ph.D. and Linda Lesem, M.S., use their extensive experience in coaching, psychology, and career counseling to guide participants.  All What’s Next participants will receive a What’s Next Toolkit chock-full of practical actions to support healthy change. 

WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM WHAT’S NEXT PARTICIPANTS?

You don’t need to know what you want...it’s perfectly okay if you don’t. Our only expectation is that you show up fully and that you are ready and willing to explore positive change in your life!


//PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS

GET UNSTUCK

First, you will need to understand why you are stuck. We will explain the myriad of environmental blocks, cultural themes and brain biases that keep you from moving forward. You will find out how to change your mindset, let go of expectations and clear away roadblocks.

OWN YOUR STRENGTHS + VALUES 

We begin with introductions, intentions and a variety of self-assessment explorations including the Myers Briggs (a Personality Typology Inventory).  Additionally, we will explore Interests through the Holland Code, Character Strengths, Skills, Values and a variety of creative exercises that will help you to brainstorm possibilities that are complementary to your true nature.

DESIGN A PLAN FOR CHANGE

We work together to intentionally create space for What’s Next by identifying what works and what no longer serves you.  You will life-design both your physical environment and relationships, to support your new chapter. This is a key component to organizing your life to get “unstuck” and make actual change.  We will guide you towards identifying the intersection of your core values, interests, strengths and skills.  This is the intersection where “good fit” possibilities reside.   

CREATE AN ACTION PLAN

We create actions and accountability around "trying things on."  Your Hivery What’s Next group will be there to help you investigate, network and find out if new action paths are a match with who you are and what you want to do. Finally, we give you practical tools and a variety of Positive Psychology techniques to create your own custom recipe for change.
 

//SESSION SCHEDULE + PRICING

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12 pm at The Hivery

Meeting dates: 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

$426*  for Members and $525* for Non-Members.  

Deluxe package with individual coaching available! $726* for Members and $825* for Non-Members, and includes two coaching sessions with Laura or Linda.  *Includes $30 materials fee.

All are welcome! Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


This program is SOLD OUT!

We invite you to learn more and register for our next What's Next Five-Week Series starting on Wednesday, November 8 here


What’s Next Facilitators: Linda Lesem, M.S., and Laura Riordan, Ph.D. 

Linda Lesem, M.S. is a trained therapist, career counselor and life coach, specializing in Positive Psychology, (the Science of Happiness). She works individually with clients in her own practice, and also facilitates groups for clients, who are yearning to create positive change in their lives! Linda created Moms In Transition, a workshop for Moms who are ready to take their next step, and are asking themselves…"What is next for me?"  This is a great way for a small group of women to be together, as they "get back in touch with who they are", and "what they want" and then start the process of creating a plan for themselves, whether that be re-entering the paid working world, going back to school or volunteering in personally meaningful ways.
 

Laura Riordan, Ph.D. is a holistic life coach who helps her clients find balance and meaningful success. With a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and 20 years in the mind and body wellness industry, she brings wisdom, clarity and swiftness to her coaching practice. Laura began her career as the head of client services for retreat style resorts and spas, helping people center and refocus themselves while escaping the daily challenges of modern life. While overseeing spa programs and working as a massage therapist, she discovered that retreats were great at providing short-term relief, but they could not offer the kind of long-standing change that so many people needed.

Laura’s coaching practice evolved from the understanding that people need a guide to help identify their meaningful work, ground aha moments and give accountability and infrastructure to make lasting changes. Laura leverages her Ph.D. to help her clients find bigger versions of themselves and her strategic and practical skills to create a road map to get there.


WHAT’S NEXT PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS:

"I want to thank you both again for the last four wonderful weeks of "What's Next?"  The class exceeded all my expectations and was truly insightful.  I appreciate your thoughtful approach and stimulating content.  It is such a pleasure to have discovered The Hivery and to have spent time with inspiring, courageous women in class this past month...I did not want the class to end!"
-Sheryl Ott
"I don't have words to describe how valuable I found today's session to be, and how excited I am for the 3 remaining sessions we have.  Over the 25 years I've been in the working world, I have worked with a number of career coaches, attended multiple workshops, and purchased countless career books (I just dusted off "Do What You Are" and "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" from my bookshelf).  Today's session produced more "aha" moments for me than any I can remember from years past, and we are just at the beginning."
-Anonymous
"I met a friend for lunch who asked me about the workshop and I was happy to tell her the two top take-aways for me were: (1) understanding all the aspects of my life and how they fit together (2) how to structure my schedule in a way that compartmentalizes all the pieces.  SO MUCH BETTER."
-Monique Johnson
"While I know I have the knowledge, the courage and the intelligence it is all still quite a scary process... I am putting my best foot forward and filing my life with lots of positive support and encouragement.  I am so thankful to have found the combination of the two of you to help me along this path!"
-Karen Polite Sullivan

"Participating in What's Next has provided me with an important opportunity to re-visit self inventory work I completed previously, and then to use that work to take significant, concrete steps towards breathing life into my teen coaching practice. I loved learning from Laura and Linda, as well as from the other participants. Through the five weeks of the workshop, I received a number of helpful suggestions which will help tremendously as I move forward. And finally, participating in What's Next gave me space to formulate important questions and explore solutions."

-Jennifer Labovich

"This class was lead by very professional, excellent life coaches! The group of women were supportive, loving and kind, so much so, that it allowed all of us to open our hearts and feel safe asking for help and supporting each other. I loved all the honesty and beautiful stories we shared and the friendships made...hopefully for a long time!"

-Suzanne Roth-Paul

"I was stuck thinking that earning money for my work was going to be difficult after years of volunteer work. This workshop has been extremely helpful in learning more about myself, my interests and possible directions I can take. Now I am networking and feel optimistic and re-charged. Thank you Laura and Linda!"

-Alessandra Gallo

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