Make Maternity Leave a Leadership Opportunity

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Bring Order to the Chaos with a Maternity Leave Plan

Many women worry about leaving their team in a lurch, and losing control of existing projects when they go out on maternity leave. In this webinar expecting mothers will strategize an exit that anticipates their needs and those of their organization. You will learn to create a master plan with management that removes the confusion and disorganization a maternity leave can bring. Expecting mothers will address practical considerations by:

  • Establishing leave and return dates considering company, state and FMLA policies

  • Illustrate your worth by providing a review of current projects and their status

  • Making recommendations for coverage of your responsibilities

  • Developing an early delivery contingency plan

  • Creating a re-entry plan that helps ease the return-to-work transition and makes sure nobody misses a beat

  • Scheduling a pre-return meeting so you can return hitting the ground running

About Robyn:

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Robyn Stein DeLuca is a psychologist and postpartum consultant, providing speeches, seminars, and private coaching to help working women and managers navigate parental leaves and returns with confidence. After fifteen years on the faculty at Stony Brook University teaching and researching how to cope with pregnancy and postpartum adjustment, she decided to apply her expertise and develop the Back to Business Parental Leave Support Programs. Dr. DeLuca’s commentary on gender issues, work/life balance, and parenting has appeared in national and international news outlets such as Yahoo Finance, Fox5News, The Times (of London), the Huffington Post, the International Business Times, and the Voice of America. In 2017, New Harbinger published Robyn’s book “The Hormone Myth,” which uses scientific data to dispel the myth that women’s reproductive hormones make them incompetent and irrational maniacs. Her 2015 Tedx talk has been viewed by over 1.4million people, and was translated into 23 languages. In 2017, Robyn completed the NYU Advanced Diploma in Coaching. She is also the mother of two daughters. With Robyn Stein DeLuca you get a dynamic combination of the latest research and practical common sense to manage the major life transition of new parenthood.

It's Not Who You Know: It's How Well You Leverage Your Network

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Nobody thrives alone. Learn how to get there faster. After any professional or personal transition event, we lose people from our network whom we rely on for support.

In this webinar, learn a simple 3-step process to;

1) reassess and reactivate your existing network,

2) reciprocate and rebuild your post-transition network and

3) explore and expand your leveraged network.

About Alison:

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Alison Pena, aka Bad Widow, is a thought-provoking speaker, business and lifestyle consultant, and creator of the Affluence Code. She has appeared as a guest expert on many podcasts and radio shows, including John Lee Dumas’ Entrepreneur on Fire, Joan Sotkin’s Prosperity Place, Define U Radio with Valencia Griffin-Wallace and Lori DiGuardi’s The Visionary Voice. Alison specializes in coaching entrepreneurial women with innovative, practical strategies to thrive after any transitional event, such as a bereavement, job loss, divorce or foreclosure. As her client, Marina D. wrote, “I have personally seen a transformation in how I care for myself, connect to others, and set (and ACHIEVE) insanely amazing goals that I never dreamed possible."

After Alison Pena's husband passed away in 2016, her professional and personal support network developed holes in it, as people vanished from her life when her grief was “too much” or lasted for “too long”. Designing time-tested strategies to rebuild and leverage her network of support proactively was essential to getting back to wholeness and success on her terms. To book a Building Resilience Breakthrough Session, schedule a complimentary 20-minute appointment with her to talk about resources for specific challenges..

No Such Thing as the Perfect Resume

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This webinar will address everything you wanted to know about creating a resume including format, accomplishments, using the P.A.R. method, skills, key words, how to use it, do’s and don’ts.

About Amy:

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Amy Geffen, PhD is President and Chief Career Coach of Geffen Careers. She brings to her practice over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations and associations.

Amy has transitioned into four new careers with increasing levels of responsibility, so she understands the challenges people face when changing jobs and careers. She has been praised for her accomplishments in management, strategic planning, marketing, distance learning, and continuing education. She served as the President and CEO of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Interim Executive Director of the Financial Women’s Association and the Interim Executive Director at All Souls Church in New York City.

She has been the Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Initiatives, and Volunteer Leadership at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Amy is a former Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College, the Dean of Professional Development at The College of Insurance (now St. John’s University), and Director of Corporate Programs at LIU/Brooklyn Center.

She uses a 5 step process to help job seekers achieve the job of their dreams: Assessment of skills and values; Branding with pitch, cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile; Connecting through expanding networks and building relationships; Differentiating through accomplishments; and Enhancing by follow-through and compensation negotiation.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a PhD from New York University, she lives in Forest Hills with her husband. She enjoys making pottery, film, theatre and concerts.

Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search

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In this webinar, you will learn everything you wanted to know about using LinkedIn for your job search.

Topics include: creating your profile, using key words, getting recommendations, connecting to build your network, and researching companies and interviewers.

About Amy:

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Amy Geffen, PhD is President and Chief Career Coach of Geffen Careers. She brings to her practice over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations and associations.

Amy has transitioned into four new careers with increasing levels of responsibility, so she understands the challenges people face when changing jobs and careers. She has been praised for her accomplishments in management, strategic planning, marketing, distance learning, and continuing education. She served as the President and CEO of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Interim Executive Director of the Financial Women’s Association and the Interim Executive Director at All Souls Church in New York City.

She has been the Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Initiatives, and Volunteer Leadership at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Amy is a former Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College, the Dean of Professional Development at The College of Insurance (now St. John’s University), and Director of Corporate Programs at LIU/Brooklyn Center.

She uses a 5 step process to help job seekers achieve the job of their dreams: Assessment of skills and values; Branding with pitch, cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile; Connecting through expanding networks and building relationships; Differentiating through accomplishments; and Enhancing by follow-through and compensation negotiation.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a PhD from New York University, she lives in Forest Hills with her husband. She enjoys making pottery, film, theatre and concerts.

You can Negotiate Anything

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This webinar will cover everything you wanted to know about how to negotiate your salary, your rent, the fees of your personal trainer or attorney, the price of a car or air conditioner.

Topics include: 8 steps in negotiation, what to say at each step and what not to say, how to close the deal and do’s and don’ts.

About Amy:

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Amy Geffen, PhD is President and Chief Career Coach of Geffen Careers. She brings to her practice over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations and associations.

Amy has transitioned into four new careers with increasing levels of responsibility, so she understands the challenges people face when changing jobs and careers. She has been praised for her accomplishments in management, strategic planning, marketing, distance learning, and continuing education. She served as the President and CEO of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Interim Executive Director of the Financial Women’s Association and the Interim Executive Director at All Souls Church in New York City.

She has been the Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Initiatives, and Volunteer Leadership at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Amy is a former Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College, the Dean of Professional Development at The College of Insurance (now St. John’s University), and Director of Corporate Programs at LIU/Brooklyn Center.

She uses a 5 step process to help job seekers achieve the job of their dreams: Assessment of skills and values; Branding with pitch, cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile; Connecting through expanding networks and building relationships; Differentiating through accomplishments; and Enhancing by follow-through and compensation negotiation.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a PhD from New York University, she lives in Forest Hills with her husband. She enjoys making pottery, film, theatre and concerts.

Six Secrets to Effective, Strategic Networking

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Strategic networking requires a plan, adaptation of networking strategies to further the plan and implementation tactics to round out the process. The six secrets highlight the most important segments of the process.

About Carol:

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Effective Trainer, Supportive Coach, Thought-provoking Speaker

I have spent the last two+ decades fostering the business development skills of professionals, especially lawyers and accountants.

I love my work, because:

  • I consider strategic networking to be the most effective form of personal marketing.

  • I know that any professional ─ introvert, extrovert, ambivert ─ can find a comfortable way to network.

  • I believe that networking is more about focus and attitude, than activity and aptitude.

  • I understand that strategy adds intention to the process, so that networking can become a pathway to personal, career and firm goals.

I am a marketing and management strategist, trainer and business development coach. I work with professionals and professional service firms to structure and implement practical, targeted, strategic programs. Our goal is to increase your success ratio by bringing in business that fuels profitability.

My most recent book, Strategic Networking for Introverts, Extroverts and Everyone In-between (American Bar Association, Law Practice Division, January 2019) forms the basis for a training and coaching program that links business development activities with both personal and firm goals.

My previous book, Build Your Practice the Logical Way – Maximize Your Client Relationships (with Steven Skyles-Mulligan, American Bar Association, First Chair Press, 2012), provides a guide for creating a client-centric practice.

Keep Your Day Job While Starting Your Business

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Learn to use the best available resources so you can get it right the first time!

Women comprise an increasingly growing faction of business owners, looking for flexibility, independence, and control. This FREE informational webinar is for women who are aspiring or current business owners, career transitioners, semi-retirees, veterans, and others.

Seeking alternatives to traditional employment? Learn about putting that entrepreneurial spirit to work. There may be a ready-made franchise business that fits your model! We will discuss:

  • What is semi-absentee ownership?

  • Assess if franchise ownership is right for you

  • How to select your optimal concept

  • Opportunities available in your area

  • Funding guidance for a quick ramp-up

About Frank:

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FranNet is franchising’s oldest and most recognizable coaching outfit. Frank Dunne is an area owner, who helps entrepreneurs, executives-in-transition and others explore franchised business ownership, providing counsel on the benefits, costs, and risks of owning a franchised business. Clients are coached through a robust research, and selection process in a safe and professional environment, being navigated through a maze of leading franchise concepts. Utilizing cutting-edge profiling, and 1:1 consultative processes, Mr. Dunne helps match leading franchises that best fit each client's goals, skills, and interests on a no-cost/no-risk basis.

Stepping Into The Confident Expert

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4 Actions to move Coaches and Consultants from The Invisible Expert to The Highly-Paid, Confident Expert

Ready to own your brilliance, make a bigger impact, and make the money you know you deserve?

Imagine waking up in the morning and smiling at your calendar. It is spacious and free; yet, you have a full roster of clients booked. Your business now allows you to serve ideal clients at premium pricing AND do all the things you love to do. You’ve got travel planned and time with the kiddos. You have time to create art and watch the sunset. Your bank account has more than enough money because you are making $10,000 every 30 days. You take 3-day weekends regularly – like very week!

In this signature online training with M. Shannon Hernandez, you will discover…

  • Why your Content Personality™ is your best marketing tool and how to use it to experience more joy and better results in your marketing.

  • The path to building up your confidence in marketing and sales in just four steps. This means no more struggling when it comes time to market and sell your awesome offers.

  • Why compelling offers, priced for profit, and invitation selling will bring you more clients than you have time to work with–and more money to do the things you want to do.

About Shannon:

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M. Shannon Hernandez is not your average entrepreneur. After a 15 year public teaching career, she jumped feet first into her journey as a business owner, and within just a few years, she had built a multi-six figure business.

A sought after expert in the world of content marketing and strategy, Shannon is known globally as the creator of the Content Personality™ Wheel. She is a voice and role model for Thought Leaders around the world, teaching them how to market their innovative ideas in a way that honors who they are and what they believe.

In 2016 Shannon founded The Content Strategy Academy, where she champions and rallies entrepreneurs, teaching them how to market their businesses from a place of intuition and integrity—and create a life they love waking up to every.single.day.

Shannon has been featured on CBS, ABC, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, FOX, and NBC. When she is not speaking and teaching globally, you will find her practicing yoga, snuggling her cat, hiking the hills of central Costa Rica, and whipping up new recipes in her kitchen, with her husband Michael.

To learn more about M. Shannon Hernandez and discover how she can help you market yourself as a Thought Leader in a way that feels good and honors who you are and what you believe, visit www.mshannonhernandez.com/speaking

What to wear and not wear on your next headshot photoshoot

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Is your LinkedIn photo from 10 years ago?
Do you even have a LinkedIn in photo?
Is your image up to date on your website and all your social media?

Your online image is your marketing tool to attract potential employers and ideal clients.

Studies prove you could be losing business or worse getting passed over because you don’t have a headshot that represents the best you.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • The do’s and don’t of what to wear on camera

  • How to prep before your shoot date

  • How to find the right photographer

  • Why hair and makeup is important

  • How to pull together a style that represents you, your business, and your personal brand to get you noticed for all the right reasons.

Put your best self forward before you show up on camera to get the most from your photoshoot.

About Tania:

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Tania Sterl, founder of Sterl on Style, is a personal wardrobe stylist for female industry leaders in finance, fitness, law, media, and more. She is an eloquent speaker that blends her experience as a fashion designer and image consultant to help make fashion relevant to the real working woman.

In addition to speaking, Tania works with private clients through her wardrobe styling services that range from closet edits and personal shopping, to styling for TV, video and photoshoots. As the “Creative Director for your Image,” Tania, aka Sterl on Style, defines a woman’s unique fashion formula for success that is in tune with her role and her goals, helping her to dress to achieve them.

Elegant Negotiation Strategies for Women: How to Negotiate Even if You Hate Confrontation

Elegant Negotiation Strategies for Women: How to Negotiate Even if You Hate Confrontation

Most people think negotiation is just for salaries, car or home purchases. Not so! When you learn the rules, you quickly realize you can negotiate anything -- landing you the best deals, the best opportunities and the inner confidence that you too can get to yes, while still being authentically yourself.

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How to Change the Networking Narrative

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Success in life is a function of our interpersonal relationships. Networking is a learned skill and does not require the personality of an extrovert. An engaging introductory conversation and exchange of business cards can build meaningful relationships when you  implement a process for  patient and purposeful follow-up. Creating a network of trusted friends and colleagues, who share information, introductions, mentoring will expand your opportunities for you, both personally and professionally.

Learning objectives include:

  • Recognize the process to network effectively.

  • Develop proven strategies to build relationships

  • Implement techniques for using social media to support and grow your network.

About Marguerita:

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Marguerita M. Cheng is the Chief Executive Officer at Blue Ocean Global Wealth. Marguerita is a past spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign and a regular columnist for Investopedia & Kiplinger. She is a member of CNBC Digital Financial Advisor Council. She is a CFP® professional, a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM, a Retirement Income Certified Professional® and a Certified Divorce Financial AnalystTM. As a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) Ambassador, Marguerita helps educate the public, policy makers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning. She serves as a Women’s Initiative (WIN) Advocate and member of the Diversity Advisory Group (DAG) for CFP Board. She served on the Financial Planning Association (FPA) National Board of Directors from 2013 – 2015 and is a past president of the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area (FPA NCA)

Rita is a recipient of the prestigious Japanese Monbukagakusho Scholarship. In 2017, she was named the #3 Most Influential Financial Advisor in the Investopedia Top 100 and a Woman to Watch by InvestmentNews.

Marguerita’s mantra is “So many people spend their health to gain wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health” (A.J. Reb Materi).

3 Proven Sales Funnels for Booking More Clients Consistently (even if you don't have a big email list!)

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During this Live Interactive Workshop, you will discover:

  • How to position yourself as an expert AND turn it into SALES (without hanging out tirelessly in Facebook groups)

  • How to bring warm leads into your business and have them book you for your sales calls

  • How I land clients who are pre-sold into working with me using this #1 strategy - predictably AND consistently!

  • PLUS, we’ll have a rapid-fire Q & A ’til you say when!

About Stephanie:

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Stephanie Treasure is an Online Marketing Strategist & Business Mentor and International Speaker. She mentors women coaches, consultants and service-based business owners to utilize the Internet to expand their reach, create expert & authority status and enroll more clients without overwhelm.

She works with a few private clients at a time in her high-touch coaching programs.  She has also rolled out group coaching experiences that allows her to leverage her time and expertise.  Her clients have achieved results like: achieving milestone 5-figure Months, getting published in The Huffington Post & other high-profile outlets, becoming published authors, securing speaking opportunities after becoming highly visible, more leads and exposure for their brands all from utilizing her proven strategies. 

Stephanie has had appearances on radio shows, online events and leading online publications like The Huffington Post and international speaking events.  She has lived in 2 Countries, loves photography, travelling and eating healthy. She has a teenager who keeps her on her toes and makes her laugh every day.  For support on how you can get powerfully visible online, create authority status & stand out in your niche so you can get more clients, reach out to her via her website at www.StephanieTreasure.com

How to Get Paid Like a Boss Lady

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As a CPA who has worn many hats, Iralma Pozo has seen more salaries than she can count. Working in a male dominated environment has made her feel like a fly on the wall when male bosses and counterparts negotiate compensation for salaries and projects. Equal pay day is a constant reminder that women need to take ownership to ask upfront for what a job is worth and not just take what is offered. In this webinar, we will discuss how you can act confident and prepare yourself to negotiate a compensation package or raise. Know the value you bring to the table and get paid like a boss lady!

Agenda:

  • Valuing and Carrying Yourself Well

  • Preparing for the Future of Work

  • Doing Your Homework for the Job at Hand

  • Getting Paid Like a Boss Lady

Takeaways:

  • Negotiating beyond money

  • Questions to ask yourself when considering accepting an offer

  • Doing a cost-benefit analysis can help you determine if the job is even worthy of YOU

  • Suggested further reading to help you add value to yourself, act confidently, and prioritize self-care, self-worth and net worth

About Iralma:

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Iralma Pozo is a dynamic CPA with more than 15 years of experience. She is currently an independent consultant, educator and motivator who provides value-adding services and empowerment to business owners and individuals. As a proactive professional, she brings her strong leadership to volunteer work with professional accounting organizations. Her extensive experience includes consulting with the nonprofit sector in many capacities including as a financial executive, auditor, and board member. Iralma has also built substantial experience through working for the Internal Revenue Service. These experiences also support her continued work with entrepreneurs, small businesses, real estate investors, and the insurance and entertainment sectors.

Iralma is building a practice to bring her financial acumen to companies that focus on a variety of segments that merge her personal passion and professional expertise. These areas include Culture and the Arts, Health and Wellness, and consumer products in beauty, accessories and gifts. Through effective consulting and advisory, Iralma will help these companies run more efficiently and use technology and innovation to build wellness on an individual and global level. Iralma educates college students, business leaders and individuals on how to think as leaders, adapt to change, collaborate and innovate to be successful and well balanced in all areas of their careers and personal lives. She also teaches them how to have a good foundation in accounting so that they can meet their goals and realize their dreams.

5 Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity & How to Optimize Your Time

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Get more done in less time and be more productive than you ever thought possible. Learn how simple tweaks to your daily routine can 10x your efficiency! Emmy Award winning health producer and author of Listful Thinking, Paula Rizzo will walk you through ways to rethink how you plan out your day so you can cut down on procrastination, make more attainable goals and have time to do the stuff you really want to do.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • How to make simple changes to your everyday routine to get more done

  • Discover how you’re really spending your time and find out how to optimize it so you’re not “busy” all the time.  

  • Start building momentum towards the things you want most by creating a time-management system that works for you

  • Feel in control of your life and your goals instead of feeling stuck

  • Learn the quickest ways to be more efficient for free without spending tons of time

About Paula:

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A best-selling author and Emmy-award winning television producer for nearly 20 years, Paula Rizzo has produced health, wellness, and lifestyle segments with a range of top experts, including JJ Virgin, Jillian Michaels, and Deepak Chopra. Most recently she served as the senior health producer for Fox News Channel in New York City for more than a decade. Today, she works with experts, authors, and entrepreneurs on how to position themselves for media (traditional as well as blogs and podcasts), build their lists, and engage customers and fans for their brands, books and businesses.

Paula’s also the co-creator of Lights Camera Expert - an online course geared towards helping entrepreneurs, authors and experts get media attention.  

Paula’s the founder of the productivity site ListProducer.com and best-selling author of Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed, which has been translated into 12 languages and has been featured on many media outlets including Fox News, Fox Business, Prevention, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Brides and made it on Oprah.com’s list of “Self Help Books That Actually Help.” For more go to PaulaRizzo.co.

Elevate Your Style & Success

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Discover how the power of dressing with purpose can help elevate your career. Learn how to be seen as a leader in your industry by creating a unique signature style that makes the most impactful and memorable impression both online and in-person.

About Tania:

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Tania Sterl, founder of Sterl on Style, is a personal wardrobe stylist for female industry leaders in finance, fitness, law, media, and more. She is an eloquent speaker that blends her experience as a fashion designer and image consultant to help make fashion relevant to the real working woman.

In addition to speaking, Tania works with private clients through her wardrobe styling services that range from closet edits and personal shopping, to styling for TV, video and photoshoots. As the “Creative Director for your Image,” Tania, aka Sterl on Style, defines a woman’s unique fashion formula for success that is in tune with her role and her goals, helping her to dress to achieve them.

Three Steps to Attracting and Saving More Money This Year

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You'll discover how to:

  • Change your relationship with money – so that money becomes more like a game and less like a chore.

  • Attract more money, save more money and finally STOP worrying about money.

  • Raise Your Prices – a step-by-step approach to successfully asking for more – AND receiving it.

  • The exact marketing activities you need to be doing weekly, monthly and quarterly to double your income

About Monica:

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Monica Shah is a seven-figure business mentor, money expert, and author. Monica teaches entrepreneurs how to turn the work they love into a profitable, sustainable business.

In her popular Revenue Breakthrough programs, Monica walks women through a step-by-step process of building, growing and expanding their businesses to six figures and beyond. From money basics for entrepreneurs, all the way to designing your ideal lifestyle and creating a plan to fund it, Monica shows her clients the common sense basics of running and growing their business.