Women in Consulting Gears Up for 2010 with a Full Slate of Winter Events Focused on Helping Consultants Boost Their Business

Jan 11, 2010, 09:30 ET from Women In Consulting

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women in Consulting (WIC), a collaborative community of professional consultants and small business owners, today announced its first quarter 2010 program line-up, including webinars and in-person events in Los Gatos, Marin, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and other Bay Area locations.

Events slated for the first quarter include:

  • January 11, 11:30am - 1:00pm: "She Said - He Heard: How Differences in Communication Styles Can Sabotage Your Business," with author Michael Johnson (South Bay Lunch Meeting, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • January 13, 11:30am - 1:30pm: "Accomplishing More with Less: Five Productivity Principles for the Digital Age," presented by Pierre Khawand, Founder, People-OnTheGo (East Bay Lunch Meeting, Pyramid Alehouse, Walnut Creek)
  • January 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm: "Musings from the Master: A Conversation with Million Dollar Consultant Alan Weiss" (WIC Special Event, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco)
  • January 18, 6:30pm - 8:45pm: "Thought Leadership: Your Platform to Build More Business," presented by Kate Purmal (North Bay Meeting, Unity Center, Novato; Appetizers)
  • January 21, 6:00pm - 8:30pm: "Making 2010 Your Best Year Ever--Without Breaking Your Neck," presented by Kate Purmal (General Dinner Meeting, Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View)
  • February 3, 11:00am - 12:00pm: "The Relevance Ultimatum: Strengthening Your Value to Your Client," presented by Elaine Starling (Webinar)
  • February 8, 11:30am - 1:00pm: "R-P-M: Three Steps to Extraordinary Achievement in 2010," presented by Sandi Smith (South Bay Lunch Meeting, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • February 10, 11:30am - 1:30pm: "Five Strategies to Control the Financial Chaos in Your Office," presented by Holly DeVito (East Bay Lunch Meeting, Pyramid Alehouse, Walnut Creek)
  • February 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm: "Consulting Insights from a Corporate Perspective for 2010," a panel of corporate executives sharing insights into hiring consultants in the new economy (Workshop Michael's at Shoreline, Mt. View)
  • February 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm: "Transformation Consulting: Why the Experience Matters," presented by Shareef Mahdavi (General Dinner Meeting, Quadrus Conference Center, Menlo Park)
  • February 23, 6:30pm - 8:45pm: North Bay Networking Meeting (Unity Center, Novato; Appetizers)
  • February 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: San Francisco Networking Meeting (San Francisco)
  • March 2, 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Peninsula Quarterly Networking Meeting (Luncheon, Caprino's, Belmont)
  • March 8, 11:30am - 1:00pm: "Strong Women, Powerful Financial Strategies," presented by Judy Cziprian of Ameriprise Financial Services (South Bay Lunch Meeting, Los Gatos Lodge, Los Gatos)
  • March 10, 11:30am - 1:30pm: East Bay Networking Meeting (Luncheon, Pyramid Alehouse, Walnut Creek)
  • March 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm: General Dinner Meeting (Michael's at Shoreline, Mt. View)
  • March 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm: San Francisco Networking Meeting (San Francisco)

WIC events are designed to be interactive so that attendees can engage with the speaker and learn practical, actionable advice they can employ immediately in their own practice. One example of these highly interactive programs is the upcoming January 14 event with renowned consultant, speaker, and author Alan Weiss, where he'll share his thoughts on consulting in an informal, unscripted, unplugged context. Held from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, the event will focus on:

  • The direction of consulting and consulting practices in 2010
  • What consultants can learn from the recent economic upheaval and changes
  • Why value-based fees make even more sense today than ever before
  • The meaning of an Accelerant Curve and how can it impact your business
  • How technology has impacted consultants and the way they build their businesses
  • Why it's so important to reduce labor intensity

"As the premier networking organization for consultants in the Bay Area, WIC is dedicated to exposing members to the most cutting-edge business content through engaging in-person conferences and workshops and interactive online events," said Avery Horzewski, WIC's incoming president for 2010 - 2012. "This is going to be an exciting year for our supportive, collaborative community, as members aim to incorporate smart growth into their business plans and collectively increase revenue."

For a complete list of upcoming WIC networking events, meetings, workshops, webinars, and other events, visit the WIC website. Join today to benefit from these events and take a proactive step toward greater control over your own future!

About WIC

Women in Consulting (WIC) is a vibrant, diverse, and powerful community of consultants and small business owners working to build strong businesses. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998, WIC provides its 400+ members and affiliates a forum to connect and share with like-minded professionals. Established as a nonprofit, collaborative community to foster successful businesses for its members, WIC sponsors programs and activities to help members network, improve their skills, and thrive even in a tumultuous economic climate, and also provides consulting leadership and support to the community at large.

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