Bangalow Business Women’s Networking Group | August EVENING event 2017

Bangalow Business Women’s Networking Group | August EVENING event 2017
You're invited to our first evening event of 2017, with an inspiring speaker and a fabulous group of local business women! Bangalow Business Women's Networking EVENING Event  10th August, 2017 5:30-7pm Our first evening event of the year! In 2017 we're providing networking opportunities not just at breakfast time (as they've always been in the past), but lunch in May, June and July, and after work in August, September, and October. Make sure you read the event invite carefully to ensure you know what time you're coming!   Our August VIP speaker is Lisa Parkes and the topic is: How to Overcome Adversities & Truly Succeed in Life Lisa Parkes has been described as A pocket rocket, as she's a dynamic and energetic powerhouse of a woman, and Lisa proves that you can change your life.After a serious car accident threatened to paralyse her, Lisa proved to both herself and the doctors that a strong mind and body was all she needed to walk (and thrive) again. Lisa has since made it her life’s work to bring health, wellness, and fitness to people around the globe, offering clients total-life solutions with a focus on wellness, fitness, fun and overall lifestyle changes. You’ll learn about how Lisa uses the powerful combination of a positive mindset and self-belief to help her overcome obstacles in life. As Lisa says, "everything in life is a chance to grow and change: nothing happens in the comfort zone and there's no such word as can't!"Now, with over 20 years’ experience in health, wellness, and fitness, Lisa Parkes has opened her boutique functional training studio – See Change in Byron Bay. Here she teaches a variety of small group classes and works within a personal training realm each week, offering her clients total-life solutions comprising all aspects of living well:  nutrition, health, wellness, fitness, fun and overall lifestyle changes. Lisa Parkes also offers online health and wellness solutions for everyone with her easy to follow and effective daily practices.Lisa's passion for health, wellness and fitness and its transformative powers to change one's life have been fuelled by her extensive knowledge and experience in the field as well as living and breathing her motto: “your health is your number one asset.”With all this and more under her belt, Lisa has no intention of slowing down. Her love of obstacle course racing as culminated with an appearance on the hit tv show Ninja Warrior as a contestant tackling the world’s toughest obstacle course. And her latest project is to open a training facility of this nature in Byron Bay within the next month. Click these links to find out more about Lisa … Learn more on her facebook and Instagram account         Book now!  Tickets are strictly limited! A little bit of background about our events …  The history & aim behind The Bangalow Business Women's Group: Networking and collaborating are what all business owners crave, but HOW and WHERE do they go about finding a way to get together, especially in a small shire? The Bangalow Business Women's Networking Group was formed 15 years ago by a small but brilliant group and lead by Suellen Donnelly, to gather business women to discuss, learn and share with a focus on connecting women in business to network, collaborate, create and support one another through their business journey.  Ultimately, Bangalow Business Women's Networking Group is all about: Connecting businesses together one event at a time, to provide networking and educational support to the business women of Bangalow, NSW, Australia and beyond! About the events throughout 2017: A small group of volunteers aim to provide a setting where each woman that comes to an event is valued and leaves feeling inspired and rejuvenated in their business endeavours.  The event commences with a brief introduction (2 minutes) by each attendee, while finger food and wine is served. The guest speaker then talks about a business topic for 20 minutes, with five minutes immediately following for questions to the speaker. Once the guest speaker has finished presenting, we break out into small mastermind groups for 20 minutes (approx) where each person can present a problem they currently have in their business and the mastermind group will provide support/advice about this issue. The event lasts 90 minutes.   The benefits of networking events: There are so many things that we should do in and for our business, and one key element that is often overlooked is the importance of networking. It's a key component for all businesses, and while it can be fun, it's also vital to development and growth, and also for your personal growth.Networking helps with:*Generating new leads & referrals*Learning through others*Support for and from like-minded people – mentoring and knowledge sharing.*Gaining new perspectives and fresh insights*"Feel the fear and do it anyway" – increase your self-esteem & confidence – encourage yourself to talk & connect with new people*Feel the glow of satisfaction by helping others – help out a newcomer in the industry on an informal basis.*Gain new opportunities and ideas for your business.*Collaborate with your competition! It doesn’t mean you give up being competitive when going after business. The most successful businesses find ways to work with their competition strategically that is beneficial for both parties. Pick a collaboration partner with different but complementary skills – the key to successfully collaborating with the competition is keeping an open mind and being willing to learn and share your own knowledge. If you go into any collaboration with that frame of mind, you will likely find success.*Establishing relationships – take the time to get to know other women in business*Referrals: If you receive an inquiry from a prospective client that does not fit your skill set or your plate is full, refer that prospect to a colleague instead of just passing on the opportunity.*Joint Ventures: Have you recently launched a product or service that seems to mesh with the products or services of another professional? Join forces for double marketing, double reach and double impact. After the event: Remember, relationships are key to the success of your business. Business networking isn’t just about business; it’s also about life. It’s not just about collecting as many business cards as possible; it’s about surrounding yourself with a support network of powerful women for life. When you think about it, the world can only be a better place when women inspire and support each other.   Once you've connected with the other women at The Bangalow Business Women's Networking event, you'll want to establish a relationship with these new-found friendships, so we encourage you to keep this connection going after the event whether by following them on their social media business pages, sending them an email to touch base, or picking up the phone to ask a question or arrange a coffee date. Extra information about the events: Bring business cards so you can connect with other businesses after the event. Go old-school – bring a notebook and pen so you can write things down.Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event so you're settled, mingled and ready to start on time. Our group has over 200+ members on its database, and between 15 (minimum) and 30 (maximum) women meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 7.30 am to 9am for breakfast, or 12-1:30pm for lunch (May, June and July only) and for events in August, September and October we'll be holding them after work. The organising committee is made up of volunteers, who create the invite and event, run the social media, liaise with the venue and so much more. We welcome you to join our team of volunteers – we're a fun bunch and we're grateful for the help! If you can't make to our monthly events, you can still catch up with our amazing speaker's and members stories by liking our facebook page and subscribing to our newsletter list. Our website is brand new, and you can see past speakers in there (mostly!) for years and years gone by. All business women in the region are most welcome to join us, please respond to the event on our events page and please promote your local business page on our wall. What you need to Bring:    – business cards    – a lucky door prize (this is totally optional – just if you'd like to!)     – a problem/issue you might like to brain storm in our master mind break off groups    – be prepared to speak for 60-120 seconds (max) about who you are and what your business is Cost: pre-booking payment is essential.   Ticketing system takes credit and debit cards.Direct debit bank transfer by request, send email to (please do not send an email after 5pm on the Tuesday before the event, as the email is monitored weekly and changes after this time to your booking cannot be made) Our website is launched! We are including a gallery of our past events (we've been going for 15 years!) so if you have any images you could share, please send them to – thanks!  

at Bangalow Historical Museum Tea Rooms
Deacon Street
Bangalow, Australia

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