Center for Social Connections

2010 Resources and Tools for Growth Plus Connection

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Blog Talk Radio

David Finkel, Ex-Olympic Athlete turned multi-millionaire & a Fascinating Line Up!

Expert Speaker Events

*Efficiency Engineer *Entrepreneurial Growth *Relationships and more

New Mastermind Power Connectors ™

* Maria Forbes, Owner, Firepower Business Catalyst, Entrepreneurial  Growth Partner

* Farah Mihoubi, Owner, 360 Degree Consulting, M.S., Graduate  Wharton School of Business, Certified MBTI Practitioner

 Mastermind Power Connection ™

Powerful growth for business & life!

Social Networking Events

 * Dialog in the Dark, The Grape; *Lock n Key * Around Town

Blog Talk Radio

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-power-connection.com

David Finkel 1/19 Nationally respected multi-millionaire, Author, Speaker, CEO http://www.mauimillionaires.com

Ricky Steele 1/26 Chief Development Officer at HUNTER Technical Resources, LLC Rainmaker & Author of “The Heart of Networking” http://www.rickysteele.net

Nathan Kievman 2/2 Corporate Social Media Solutions; Social Media ROI Strategist,  Author, Speaker,Founder &  CEO Deminghill   http://www.businessuccessunlimited.com

Beryl Pleasants 2/9 Founder, Style with Aplomb – Image Consultant http://www.stylewithaplomb.com

Alicia Butler Pierre 2/16 Efficiency Engineer  http://www.eqbsystems.com

Nancy Davis 2/23 Relationship Coach, “Teacher for Life” http://www.bhwandw.com

 Expert Speaker Events

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm; Fridays 1:00-3:00 pm. For more information, Marie 678.689.7859

1/ 14 Th, 2/19 Fri

“Know Your Type”, Speaker: Farah Mihoubi, Owner, 360 Degree Consulting http://www.360dconsulting.com

1/21 Th, 2/5 Fri

 “Effective Relationship Strategies for Business, Personal, the Opposite Sex & Life”, Speaker: Patty Farinola, Owner, PFCoaching http://www.pfcoaching.com

 1/22 Fri, 2/4 Th      

“Practical Applications of Working Through Performance-Related Challenge including the Kolbe Effect”, Speaker: Maria Forbes, Owner, Firepower Business Catalyst http://www.linkedin.com/in/mariacforbes

2/ 18 Th, 3/19 Fri

“Getting In Touch with Your Brand” Speaker: Jeff & Kendra Armacost, Owners, Whole Brain Creative http://www.wholebrainbrands.com

3/ 4 Th, 3/5 Fri

 “Manage the Only Time You Have: 24/7” Speaker: Louisa Kamau, Client Manager, Errand Managers http://www.errandmanagers.com

3/ 18Th,3/19Fri

“Maximize Working Smarter through an Efficiency Engineer” Speaker:  Alicia Butler Pierre Owner, Equilibria http://www.eqbsystems.com

Mastermind Power Connectors™

 Maria Forbes

 Maria Forbes, Owner, Firepower Business Catalyst, Entrepreneurial Growth Partner – Converting Personal Power into Business Performance, Certified Kolbe Consultant® . Twenty-five years consulting experience. Key team member of Life Transitions Advisors, LLC, and a faculty member of The Life Transitions University®. BS, Missouri State University.

Maria’s mission is to empower independent business owners and their teams by engaging their personal and collaborative strengths toward a shared vision that will fire-up their unique business offering and achieve lasting success, maximize performance and ignite new energy into a workplace culture. Using her branded process, FIREPOWER Business Catalyst™, Maria inspires new perspective of specific business capabilities; the owner’s expressed vision for the future, and the way in which unique abilities of their team can be arranged to power their client relationships and corresponding service offering.

Maria has extensive experience with entrepreneurs. She has taught them how  to re-shape the way the business engages their clients. Maria’s process reveals the true purpose of the independent business and the unique market advantage it provides. Her work focuses on your unique business culture by merging experience and education, with a desire for success, and identifies instinctive problem-solving strengths, to empower professional capabilities both individually and collaboratively to support the strategic vision.

Farah Mihoubi

Owner, 360 Degree Consulting, M.S., Graduate Wharton School of Business, Certified MBTI Practitioner

Farah’s company provides consulting and workshops on a variety of personal and relationship betterment topics.  She also has an M.S. in Consumer Economics and an undergraduate degree in Economics (Marketing/Consumer Behavior) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

 A Certified MBTI® Practitioner, Farah uses a variety of interdisciplinary tools to help individuals find clarity, self-awareness and authenticity in their lives, as well as practical and customized solutions for their lives, relationships and careers.  She then helps her clients showcase their innate talents and skills, to create a life that is fulfilling, satisfying, authentic, and congruent with the essence of who they really are.  In her consulting work, she creatively and fully utilizes her own core competencies:  her passion and enthusiasm for understanding people, her love of problem-solving, her tenacity as a researcher in her role as a life-long seeker of learning and growth, and her tireless devotion to analysis and synthesis of information to assist in personal and relationship betterment.

Farah Mihoubi brings her lifelong understanding of consumer behavior and behavioral economics (the why of consumers) to the business of becoming a successful entrepreneur.  She comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and feels inspired by her innovative and forward-thinking grandfather who created a (now-multinational) holistic herbal healthcare company from scratch in the 1920’s, long before any kind of mind-body holistic thinking was even on the scene. 

For almost a decade, Farah created, researched and wrote innovative teaching materials for future managers at a top-ten business school, some of which have been used at leading business schools around the country.  She infused this curriculum with a dose of social responsibility and ethics-based leadership, hopefully influencing managers to realize that “doing well by doing good” is a viable possibility.  She has also worked in the non-profit world in the field of financial literacy and consumer education. For more information: http://www.360dconsulting.com

Mastermind Power Connection ™

“I have been participating in one of (Marie’s) Mastermind Networking Groups for some time now and have been extremely impressed with not only the quality of the contacts I have made but also with the spirit and professionalism of the group. It is by far one of the best-managed groups I have ever participated in. I highly recommend CSC’s services to anyone.”

                                     – Elise Ocello Aunapu, Owner & Designer, Gambrel Designs,  Inc.

 The Mastermind Principle is and has been practiced by the most successful people: Napoleon Hill, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates and thousands of others! Ours is a cutting-edge program which is all about being PROACTIVE in the marketplace, as well as in your life. Team synergy is developed through brainstorming, sharing connections, and encouragement, as well as through well-respected guest speakers on a variety of appropriate topics. Surround yourself with a large network of people who want you to succeed, who will provide you constructive feedback, who will provide you with resources to help your business grow more efficiently, and who will give you the edge not only to achieve your goals, but to far surpass them! Prior and current group participants have said that this is the best group they have ever joined, and it has exceeded their expectations.

 Grow your business, enhance your professional development, acquire a trusted sounding board for your ideas, and achieve break-through experiences

  • Receive 18+ hours of group coaching
  • Set goals and have accountability for your goals
  • Feel safe sharing business ideas with a group confidentiality agreement which is signed by all members
  • Benefit from expert speakers on a variety of subjects, including work/life balance, time management, leadership, social media, relationship-building, managing your “brand,” core strength identification, operating your business from authenticity, and many more
  • Receive introductions and connections from a large social community (including other Mastermind Power Connection groups, which can help you with your business and professional development.

  Social Networking Events

“Dialog in the Dark & the Grape at Atlantic Station – Social Networking for Professionals who Happen to be Single ™”Feb 3rd

“Social Networking for Professionals who Happen to be Single plus Lock n Key Event” March 10th

Above events:  http://www.centerforsocialconnections.com

Around Town

Weekend Getaway to Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival, April 8th. More information. http://www.atlantaupscalesingles.com

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Center for Social Connection Presents:

  • Blog Talk Radio Show – Valuable Resources
  • Mastermind Power Connection (TM)
  • Social Networking Events

Blog Talk Radio Tuesdays, 11:30 AM (EST) Tune in live or Download Segments 24/7.

“Designing and Defining Your Business Success, Security & Freedom”  by  David Finkel, One of our Nation’s Most Respected, Successful Multi-Millionaires; CEO at Maui Mastermind, Best Selling Author, Extraordinary Presenter & Former Olympic-level athlete. http://www.mauimillionaires.com  January 19th 

  • Learn valuable insights on building a successful “Level Three” business… a business independent of the business owner.
  • Identify and tackle the roadblocks to creating your success
  • Important time management strategies from his patented time management system

David Finkel has built a community of successful entrepreneurs who help business owners take their businesses to the next level. He believes in building “Level Three” businesses… Businesses that give the owner freedom and scale, not self-employment. Through his writing and teaching, he believes in helping people build their businesses, grow their wealth, and give back and contribute in bigger ways. Ordinary millionaires focus on the money. Maui focuses on the meaning. Maui grows wealth by what they give.  It’s important for you to share your time and talents. Books co-authored by David include: The Maui Millionaires for Business and The Maui Millionaires.   

Some of David Finkel’s Honors have included: Wall Street Journal and Business Week Best-Selling Author of over 50 books and home study courses, Featured in over 7,000 newspapers and periodicals in the United States, His syndicated eletter is read by over 75,000 business owners weekly and Pan Am Games Bronze medalist.

Upcoming Shows:

Ricky Steele   

Chief Development Officer at HUNTER Technical Resources, LLC

Rainmaker & Author of “The Heart of Networking” http://www.rickysteele.net

Nathan Kievman

Corporate Social Media Solutions; Social Media ROI Strategist,  Author, Speaker,Founder &  CEO Deminghill   http://www.businessuccessunlimited.com

 Beryl Pleasants

Founder, Style with Aplomb – Image Consultant http://www.stylewithaplomb.com

 Alicia Butler Pierre

Efficiency Engineer  http://www.eqbsystems.com

Mastermind Power Connection™

Our Mastermind Power Connection™ structure will be infused with specific resources that provide live and practical solutions to business and life challenges, as these experiences get participants thinking outside-the-box about growth, both personally and professionally.  We have added additional resource partners who understand the challenges specific to entrepreneurs, business professionals and individuals. We will introduce client relationship insights and business building processes and connections that help you move continually forward to continued growth & success. The groups are carefully arranged to ensure synergies among participants and become a trusted forum. 

 Registration is currently in progress. Maximum of 12 per group. Current locations offered:  Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, John’s Creek, and Vinings/Atlanta. Thursday evenings, Friday morning and afternoons, Tuesday evenings & afternoons. All groups will be connected as well, which will culminate in a quarterly Social Networking Event for all participants. We are building a synergistic community with like minded, highly goal oriented & relationship oriented people. See website for further details. marie@centerforsocialconnections.com or 678.689.7859 http://www.centerforsocialconnections.com

 

DIALOG IN THE DARK & SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO HAPPEN TO BE SINGLE™ AT THE GRAPE-ATLANTIC STATION

  Wednesday, February 3, 6:45PM SHARP (We will gather in near the front of the ticket booth)
   Event sponsored jointly by Center for Social Connections, Atlanta’s Upscale Singles, and Mingling in Atlanta for Dialog in the Dark— your senses will never be the same! Blind or visually impaired guides will lead all through a specially constructed and totally darkened Exhibition, in which sounds, wind, temperatures, and textures convey the characteristics of common daily environments such as a park or cityscape.  In the dark, these environments take on a whole new dimension and reliance on the guides is a must for security and orientation in this world without pictures. Tasks that used to be simple are now challenging. Depending on our other senses, we’ll learn to “see” in an entirely new way. This experience leads to reflection where social perceptions are changed.  We’ll leave with a better understanding of ourselves, an appreciation of the beauty that isn’t seen, and a newfound respect for others.  After this “sense-sational” event, we’ll gather at The Grape for some stimulating conversation, fruit of the vine, and a good time connecting with other sharp professionals who just happen to be single! Make reservations by Jan 29th.  Investment for this unique, special value duo event available only thru our sponsors is $32 includes Admission to Dialog in the Dark, $5 per glass of select wines, complimentary cheese board, 50% off retail bottles of wine, and GREAT connections!  Atlantic Station  265 18th Street Atlanta 30363 Atlantic Drive (across from Publix) 2nd Floor Elevator 5. Best place to park: Dillard’s parking garage. Reserve your spot. marie@centerforsocialconnections.com 678.689.7859Social Networking Plus Lock & Key Event, March 10th

Center for Social Connections

January 2010

  • ·        Mastermind Power Connection™
  • ·        Social Networking for Professionals who Happen to be Single
  • ·        Blog Talk Radio Upcoming Shows

 Mastermind Power Connection™ for Business Professionals & Entrepreneurs for All”

Mastermind Power Connection for Business Professionals & Entrepreneurs who Happen to be Single™ ”

  •  Grow your business, as well as your professional development
  • 18+ Hours of group coaching
  • A trusted sounding board for your ideas
  • Achieve break thru experiences
  • Set goals; goal accountability
  • Synergistic group who will help enhance you as a whole
  • Group confidentiality agreement
  • Resource expert speakers
  • A variety of subjects addressed:  Work/Life Balance, Time Management, Leadership, Social Media, Relationships, Your Brand, Core & Strength Identification, Operating from Authenticity and so much more
  • Receive introductions & connections to those who can help them with your business and professional development
  • You benefit from being in a referral network group, but this is just one small aspect of what you receive.
  • Connect to the other Mastermind Power Connection groups – currently a minimum of 5 groups
  • A gateway to a great social community
  • Powerful because you have the benefit of so many minds coming from so many different reference points/businesses
  • Part of the success of Mastermind Groups is the synergy of the participants. It’s for this reason, there will be an application process. Please contact me so that I may send you the application form. Once your synergy is determined, more facts on this group will be made available. 

 

The Mastermind Principle is & has been practiced by the most successful people:  Napoleon Hill, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates & thousands of others!

Ours is a cutting edge program that is all about being PROACTIVE in the marketplace as well as your life. Team and further synergy are developed through brainstorming, sharing connections, encouragement and much, much more. 

Surround yourself by people who want you to succeed, who will provide constructive feedback for you, who will provide you with resources to help you grow in POWER & give you the edge not only to achieve your goals, but to far surpass them.  Fantastic guest speakers on appropriate topics. Prior and current groups have said it’s the best group they ever joined and has exceeded their expectations.   

Various days & times available: Fridays 9-11am, 1-3 pm, Tuesdays 1-3 pm, 6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday 6:30-8:30 pm,(Tuesday groups start Jan 19th & run thru March 30th) May have some groups start later in January)

Regular Two Hour Meetings: 1st & 3rd week of each month Conference Calls: 2nd & 4th week of each month 

Locations available including satellites:  ATL/Vinings, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta/400, Alpharetta/ Johns Creek,

Empower your true potential, career and/or business by becoming a Mastermind Power Connection Member.

 Investment: $267 includes plated meal at each meeting. Payment options available.

For more information, Marie Pijanowski marie@centerforsocialconnections.com 678.689.7859 http://www.centerforsocialconnections.com

 

 

Mastermind Power Connection™

Our Mastermind Power Connection™ structure will be infused with specific resources that provide live and practical solutions to business and life challenges, as these experiences get participants thinking outside-the-box about growth, both personally and professionally.  We have added additional resource partners who understand the challenges specific to entrepreneurs, business professionals and individuals. We will introduce client relationship insights and business building processes and connections that help you move continually forward to continued growth & success. The groups are carefully arranged to ensure synergies among participants and become a trusted forum. 

Various groups start weeks of : January 7th; and January 19th . Registration is currently in progress. Maximum of 12 per group. Current locations offered:  Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, John’s Creek, and Vinings/Atlanta. Thursday evenings, Friday morning and afternoons, Tuesday evenings & afternoons. All groups will be connected as well, which will culminate in a quarterly Social Networking Event for all participants. We are building a synergistic community with like minded, highly goal oriented & relationship oriented people. See website for further details. marie@centerforsocialconnections.com or 678.689.7859 http://www.centerforsocialconnections.com

“Social Networking for Professionals who Happen to be Single” ™

Tuesday, January 12th, 6:30-9:00 pm

Start off 2010 with great, fun socializing for business and friendships in the comfortable atmosphere at this neighborhood hotspot!  Meet wonderful people like yourself, enhance your business and personal connections, as well as experience a unique, refreshing décor. This dining experience concentrates on classic American cuisine with French influences and is sure to dazzle guests in true bistro style. The legendary Chef Paul Albrecht creates another culinary jewel in the Atlanta dining scene. Enjoy like-minded professionals, exchange ideas with others, and connect to form business and personal relationships. $15 includes complimentary appetizers and valet, cash bars, and meeting like-minded, interesting connections. Paul’s Restaurant 10 Kings Circle Atlanta 30305. RSVP ASAP marie@centerforsocialconnections.com or 678.689.7859 http://www.centerforsocialconnections.com

   
   
   

 

 

Blog Talk Radio

Tuesdays, 11:30 am (EST) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-power-connection

 “Savvy Solutions for Web Marketing & Designby Janice Flowers, President, J Flowers Enterprises, Inc. 1/5 http://www.jflowers.com

*Impact your bottom line with web design  *Increase your knowledge of SEO and traffic analysis tools  *Use sophisticated internet marketing techniques  *Learn from your competition

“Clear Strategy – Real Returns – Long Lasting Impact” by David Shavzin, CMC, President & Founder of Realize Results, Inc. (www.RealizeResults.com); Vice President – Strategic Alliances, and formerly President, of the Institute of Management Consultants – Georgia Chapter (www.imcusa.org). 1/12

David helps Business Partners get on the Same Page…

David will discuss Strategy Clarification, Reaching  your Objectives, Increasing Profitability, Building a Solid Financial Foundation, Improving Operational Efficiencies and Maximizing the Value of your Business.