On Wednesday, October 7, about 40 AWC-SB members and guests assembled via Zoom for a fascinating and comprehensive presentation, Solutions Journalism: Breaking the Fear-Based News Cycle, with Giana Magnoli of Noozhawk and Michelle Faust Raghavan of Solutions Journalism Network. Even up against the Vice Presidential debate on TV, it was wonderful to see the impressive turnout for this monthly gathering.
Per executive coach Patricia R. Schwartz, the Emotional Immunity Experience is a self-directed state of enhanced immunity from your own and others’ reactivity… via the experience of your own positive feelings. Each time we have a pleasurable feeling from an action, the brain releases dopamine, which in the future will create a positive association with that action.
“Words matter.” That tagline could be a mantra for AWC-SB members. It also appears on Nonviolent Communication, the August selection for AWCSB’s popular Books for Breakfast event. This classic book by Marshall Rosenberg promises to help readers “find common ground with anyone, anywhere, at any time, both personally and professionally.” Nothing could be more timely—or more relevant to professional communicators!
Change is never easy, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to adapt to profound disruptions in our personal and professional lives. On Wednesday, June 10, 5:30PM, Join friends and colleagues for a Zoom session featuring local leaders who will offer insight into how local organizations are responding to the uncertainty created by COVID19. We’ll also have break out rooms so you can share experiences and insights into how you are managing change in your professional and personal life.
Learn the best practices to help you make the most of LinkedIn. Find out how to build a profile that tells your professional story, and discover new ways LinkedIn connects you with opportunity. Rae Hoyt, manager of content production for technology courses at the LinkedIn Learning office in Carpinteria, leads this hands-on workshop. Bring your phone or laptop to follow along and strengthen your profile on the spot.
We want to update you about AWC-SB events. We canceled our April 1 meeting but plan to host “Rock Your Linked In Profile” on May 6. At this point it seems likely that meeting will happen virtually. More details to follow. The AWC-SB board decided to reschedule the Women of Achievement event honoring Barbara Ben-Horin and Luz Reyes-Martin for Friday, October 23. Both of these women continue to perform heroic work on behalf of our community during this crisis. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments in the fall.
By Bonnie Carroll: Carolyn Jabs, AWCSB President and Lisa Osborn, Women of Achievement Co-Chair presented Bonnie Carroll, Publisher of Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News, with the SWCSB 2019 Member of the Year Award during the groups December Holiday Celebration held at Uncorked Wine Tasting & Kitchen in the Haley Corridor.