IMPACT for Enterprising Women normally meets at the Phoenix City Grille, 5816 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016 the last Friday of each month (January through October) with a holiday luncheon the first Friday of December.

Now, because of the COVID-19 virus, we are meeting virtually.

IMPACT for Enterprising Women

To learn more, contact Janet Tubbs, 602-667-4727

For reservations or luncheon questions, contact 601-861-5323- or

Make reservations (luncheon is $22 cash or check / $23 credit card at the door) for the March event by March 26 to our reservation line: 601.861.5323 or email to

Chances are pretty good you've listened to at least one podcast. For those who are newbies, a podcast is simply an audio program streamed over the internet or delivered as a downloadable file. Think old-timey radio shows. There are podcasts on every topic imaginable. Access is free with your Apple devices and via many other channels.

More importantly, podcasts are one of the best ways to get visibility for your business, either as the expert host, or as an expert guest on other people's podcasts.

So ... come ready to listen to short clips of a few podcasts, and then tell us what your podcast topic could/would/will be.

We'll talk about the basics for getting started and answer any questions you might have.

About Laura

Laura Orsini is an author, speaker, publisher, and self-described social alchemist. New and established authors hire her to help them identify their ideal readers and streamline their marketing processes so that they can sell more books. Her mission is to change the world one book at a time – and to dismantle the self-sabotaging belief that people must be trained writers in order to publish good books.

February 28, 2020 11:30 a.m.
Phoenix City Grille
$22 cash or check / $23 credit card at the door.

This interactive talk is offered in a workshop format where the participants learn specific strategies for presence, mindfulness and stress resilience so they can get out of resistance of that push-pull energy that keeps them stuck, distracted, procrastinating and uninspired and create the life that they desire. 

This program teaches women leaders how to create more confidence and courage to step into new opportunities for career, relationships and health in alignment with your authentic gifts and purpose so you can feel more energized, more focused and fulfilled in your life. Learning how to respond to stress rather than react to stress is essential in leadership. 

• Tips on how to meet stress successfully when stress triggers hit without wiping yourself out
• Change how you think about stress and leverage it as an opportunity to learn and grow beyond your comfort zone into the life you really want 
• Learn how you can meet stress with confidence and courage to respond to challenges successfully 
• Strategies to overturn your negative inner dialogue so you can turn up the volume to hear your wise intuitive voice
• Be more present, mindful and neutral  in your communication so you can creatively respond to your triggers and stay out of emotional reactivity and energy loss 
• Be a Stress Responder and not a Stress Reactor
• The secret to prioritizing competing priorities in a 24-hour day so you can focus on what really matters

About Sara:

Sara Regester, Registered Nurse, Stress Expert and Integrative Health Coach, supports success driven individuals to free themselves from the push-pull of resistance that keeps them stressed out and stuck in the comfort zone unable to create the vision and fulfillment they desire from their work, their relationships and their health. 

Her interactive workshop "Stress Mastery from Feeling Stuck to Feeling Free" offers an inspiring approach to create Stress Resilience so you can learn how to condition stress as a challenge to meet and break the habit of the fight or flight stress response. 
Find more about Sara at
She leads highly transformational programs for individuals, groups and companies that empower leaders to become stress-resilient. Unique mind-body-spirit techniques, that come from years of studying indigenous healing, are embedded into her programs for a holistic approach to rewire mindset and lifestyle. Sara trains leaders how to be stress responders and innovative problem solvers so they can be less reactive and more confident in their leadership. 

Sara is a Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach and is a Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is part of a specialized team bringing Whole Health Coaching and mindfulness practices to the Veterans Administration nationally through the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation. 

Sara is the founder of Directions 4 Wellness, an international health and lifestyle-consulting practice.

Make reservations (luncheon is $22 cash or check / $23 credit card at the door) for the February event by February 27 to our reservation line: 601.861.5323 or email to

Bring lots of business cards, your energy, and a smile.
Phoenix City Grille, 5816 N. 16th Street, Phoenix.

by Julie Jakubek, Allstate Agency Owner

Join us on January 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at

the Phoenix City Grille, 5816 N 16th St, Phoenix

Make reservations (luncheon is $22 cash or check / $23 credit card at the door) for the January event by January 30 to our reservation line: 601.861.5323 or email to

Is there a secret sauce to building a successful business? If anyone should know it's Julie Jakubek, MBA. In this fun, entertaining and idea filled presentation.

Julie will share her strategy for becoming the #3 Allstate Agency owner in 2009 out of 10,000 offices. These tips are easy to implement for any business owner to create a consistently high-income generating business.

You will learn...
1.  Proven strategies to build a thriving business
2.  Vital tactics to build financial independence
3.  Recommendations to maintain a healthy work-life balance

About Julie

Julie’s life experiences has enabled her to build a successful business by moving through challenges with determination and purpose.  She shares her wisdom with others who are motivated to change their financial stability.

Julie is passionate about assisting people dealing with their emotions around money by offering free courses at Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and local venues.  Julie’s sense of humor, kind heart and genuine caring for others have been the building blocks over the past 24 years of her successful Allstate Agency.

 Julie loves being outdoors especially hiking with her son, Jacob and daughter, Abby.


RSVP by noon, October 24 to our reservation line: 601.861.5323 or email to
$22 cash, check, or $23 credit card at the door

Women shy away from the camera. We’ve been told by media that we aren’t young enough, thin enough, successful enough - not enough of anything - to be photographed. As a result, every time we walk by a mirror, we see our perceived flaws and say unkind words to ourselves. “My nose is too big,” “my behind is as big as a whale,” “I’m not good enough to go to that event,” and more that we would never say to anyone else. We hide BEHIND the camera because we've lost our confidence and see no beauty in ourselves.

How we speak to ourselves is how we speak to those around us. To be a heart-centered leader, one who approaches both opportunities and challenges with love and kindness, that love and kindness must first be felt from within. Anyone can take on a leadership position, but leaders who have the most positive effect on those around them lead from a place of love and acceptance. Leading others as an authentic human being requires self-love and self-acceptance. If we hate our bodies and berate ourselves every time we talk by a mirror, that energy will show up in the way we lead. When we dislike ourselves, it is difficult to lift others up. It is difficult to provide positive feedback, celebrate successes, and have patience. We are more critical of others…because we are so critical of ourselves. We cannot be an effective leader for others if we are not a loving and kind leader for ourselves first.

Like so many women, Karianne too has felt the weight of societal expectations of beauty. She never felt like she was good enough for anything. She didn’t see her beauty or love herself, and it showed in the way she lived her life and treated others.

Through a life-changing portrait photography experience, Karianne found a way to stop the negative thoughts and start to love herself for the first time. When she saw the real Kari in her photos - not her outer self, but her true inner self – that’s when the change took place. She is now able to walk by a mirror, and instead of berating herself for the size of her thighs, she looks upon her body with love and kindness. Karianne sees her beauty, stands proudly and confidently in front of a mirror/camera, and inspires others to do the same.

About Karianne:
Karianne is an artist and nurturer, fiercely motivated by using her talents to make women feel confident, empowered, and whole. Growing up with an abusive role model left her filled with fear. She countered this by attempting to be perfect, but never took the time to understand who she was. She continued down a path of perfection that led her to a marriage, a job, and other endeavors that weren’t right for her.

Karianne started a journey to get to know herself in her 30s. On her spiritual journey, she connected back to the thing that brought her joy as a child… photography. She discovered an innate talent to capture a person’s true inner beauty. In 2018, she left her full-time corporate job to focus on what brings her joy… her portrait business.
Personally, Karianne is a wife, doggy momma, stepmother, and new mommy to 10-month-old son.


Learn about this fascinating topic, an important part of lifetime planning.

Make reservations (luncheon is $22 cash or check / $23 credit card at the door) for the September event by September 26 to our reservation line: 601.861.5323 or email to

• Why do I need a power of attorney?
• What do I do if I am an agent for someone else?
• What is the difference between financial power of attorney and health care power of attorney?

About Sharon:
Sharon D Ravenscroft is a senior member of The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A. which has offices in Phoenix and Sun City, Arizona (101 and W. Thunderbird).

A Phoenix native, Sharon has enjoyed 32 years of practice in the state of Arizona. Sharon received her B.A., cum laude, in 1984 from Wellesley College and her J.D. in 1987 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a law journal staff writer.

Sharon's practice involves the preparation of wills, trusts and other estate planning documents. Sharon also assists families with probates and trust administration. Simplifying the challenges related to family asset and estate legal issues is her focus for her clients.

Contact Sharon at

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