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2nd Annual Women Inspiring Women Conference!

2nd Annual
Women Inspiring Women Conference

January 21, 2012
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

At the beautiful Heritage Palms Country Club Ball Room

Cost is $100.00 which includes an inspiring day of wonderful speakers and you will be fed an incredible breakfast and lunch!

This is one day you won’t want to miss!

Register early by sending your check to Tammy Coia at 77-734 Country Club Drive A-3 Palm Desert, CA 92211.

Seating is limited to 150 women and I know you will want to be included in this wonderful event.

Scroll to the bottom to see the vendor list!

2012 Photos | 2011 Conference Photos

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TITLE SPONSOR

inter valley health plan

 

PUBLICITY SPONSOR

vein institute of the desert

Joan L. Warren, M.D., RPhS, Vein Institute of the Desert


BREAKFAST SPONSORS

womens conference sponsorMarcia Bloemendaal

Marcia Bloemendaal has been nationally recognized by her attendance at the Barron’s “Top Women Advisors Summit” for the country’s top women financial advisors. Marcia is a Senior Vice President of Investments, and the founder of Bloemendaal Capital Strategies of Raymond James & Associates, Inc., in Palm Desert, California. For over 20 years, Marcia has provided counsel to high net worth clients throughout the country, encompassing all elements of financial planning. She works closely with clients’ trusted advisors for implementing private wealth management strategies to accumulate, preserve, utilize and transfer wealth. Contact Marcia at 760-340-1618.

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womens conference sponsor

Sally Logan

Realtor: the ‘Legendary California Desert’

Ms. Logan has 30 years of business experience, with an MBA from Pepperdine University. With a 5 Star rating on Zillow.com from past clients, Sally has worked in the current market handling shorts sales, foreclosures and currently has an office at Mission Hills Country Club, where she handles properties within the country club as well all other desert cities.

Contact Ms. Logan at: Sally@SallyLoganRealty.com or 760-401-3831.

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Speaker Bios

womens conference speakerMarcia Bloemendaal

Marcia Bloemendaal is a Senior Vice President of Investments, and the founder of Bloemendaal Capital Strategies of Raymond James & Associates, Inc., in Palm Desert, California. Marcia began her career in the securities business in 1989. For more than 20 years, Marcia has provided counsel to high net worth clients throughout the country, encompassing all elements of financial planning. She works closely with clients’ trusted advisors for implementing private wealth management strategies to accumulate, preserve, utilize and transfer wealth. Prior to forming Bloemendaal Capital strategies of Raymond James & Associates, Inc., in 2009, Marcia was a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and was recognized for her excellence in customer service through the Council Awards Program from 1999-2008.

Marcia has been nationally recognized by her attendance at the Barron’s “Top Women Advisors Summit” for the country’s top women financial advisors. Her professional licenses include Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses and Life, Variable and Long Term Care Insurance licenses. Marcia is a Cum Laude graduate from the Colorado College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Political Economy. She wrote her senior thesis on “The Political & Economic Impacts of Diagnosis Related Groups on America’s Health Care Systems”. Additionally, Marcia holds a Thematic Minor in African American History.

Marcia was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. Upon graduation from high school, Marcia was an exchange student to the Netherlands. She makes her home in Rancho Mirage, California, with her husband Anthony. Marcia is avid athlete and sports fan, and enjoys cooking and reading.


womens conference speakerMaggie Downs

Maggie Downs is an award-winning journalist with more than 13 years of professional writing and photography experience.

Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and websites all over the world, including “Newsweek,” “USA Today,” and “AFAR.” For many years she was a columnist for The Desert Sun, The Cincinnati Enquirer and was syndicated in the Newspaper Network of Central Ohio.

Last year she quit her job and left home to embark on a self-seeking adventure around the world, exploring 19 countries and logging hundreds of beautiful, wild adventures. Her favorite moments include trekking through the jungle with gorillas in Rwanda, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and bathing elephants in Thailand.

She currently lives in Palm Springs, Calif., with her husband, a blind dog and one ninja cat. She is a a freelance writer, editor and media consultant. She believes in incubating ideas, cultivating curiosity and celebrating happiness.


womens conference speakerDr. Maxine Kaye

Dr. Maxine Kaye is a popular presenter known for her dynamic classes and seminars. For 35 years, she has been revered as a teacher, spiritual director, couples counselor, speaker, and author. In addition, she is sought-after as a facilitator for workshops and retreats and is an officiant for weddings, christenings, and life celebrations (memorials).

Her book, Alive and Ageless: How to Feel Alive and Live Fully Every Day of Your Life, will be available this fall. Her writing has inspired a number of workshops, which she will be presenting all across the country.

Whether assisting people in connecting more deeply to their Source, to their passion, or to one another, Dr. Maxine is a gentle and effective spiritual director and facilitator, both in one-on-one sessions and in classrooms or retreat centers.

Dr. Maxine teaches classes in expansive and effective living throughout the Coachella Valley, as well as speaking and presenting workshops nationwide. Her website http://theconsciousconnections.com lists these local class opportunities and offers a daily, inspirational message, Monday through Friday.

Contact: Dr.Maxine@theconsciousconnections.com or (760) 574-2490


womens conference speakerJennifer Lauck

Jennifer Lauck is the New York Times bestselling author of four memoirs including Blackbird, Still Waters, Show Me the Way and Found.   Her books all deal with questions of mother and issues of loss, abandonment and reconciliation.  She is an award winning journalist as well and has her MFA in creative writing.   Lauck has founded her own teaching program to help writers through the journey of writing about their own lives and hosts a free tele seminar each week talking to writers from around the world.  She has two children, Josephine who is nine and Spencer who is fourteen and is also a devoted student of Tibetan Buddhism having studied for eight years with masters from Tibet and the U.S.

Speaking Topic:

Memoir:  The Hero’s Quest?

Can a life be changed?  Can what seemed to be destined be reversed?  Can ruin be turned to gold?  Jennifer Lauck, the NY Times Bestselling author of Blackbird will ask these questions and give her insights from an eighteen year long journey that had her write and publish four memoirs.   Lauck embodies the Hero’s Quest.  She is a woman who spent all of her adult life in search of answers to unanswerable questions.  As a baby, she was adopted and then her adoptive parents died when she was a young child.  She was homeless and abused but grew up to be an investigative reporter and finally a memoir writer.  The mother of two thriving children and a writing teacher who specializes in memoir, Lauck has her MFA in creative writing.   Her message is simple:  “Writing about your life can change your life!”


inspiring speaker at womens conferenceMarcie Lerner

Marcie Lerner, Community Liaison, Inter Valley Health Plan, will explain the process of making advanced healthcare decisions to prepare for the future.  A free legal document will be provided to enhance the decision-making process.  In addition, Ms. Lerner will present 5 Wishes, a vital tool for Aging with Dignity.  Two videos will be presented, both instructive and poignant, which will encourage participants to begin the conversation with family and loved ones.  IVHP is the Title Sponsor of the Second Annual Women Inspiring Women Conference.

 

 

 

 


womens conference speakerDeanna Storer

Since her husband’s first deployment during Desert Storm in 1990,  Deanna Storer has maintained a family, run a home business and actively volunteered with the Marine Corps wherever they’re living — they’ve moved across the country more than once. Three years ago Deanna returned to working full time for the Marine Corps. She now conducts trainings for families and Marine leaders all over the U.S. The family’s two boys, ages 10 and 12, keep her busy, too.

Deanna believes in humor as the best medicine and always tries to interject some humor into daily life, especially when talking with others. She plans to speak at the conference about courage and facing the cowardly lion (referencing the Wizard of Oz).

 

 

 

 


2012 Vendor List

Sharon Jacobs – The Wardrobe
Shrugs and Shawls by Jacquelynn
Jo Dulude – Silpada
Peggy Tasaka – Arbonne
Sue Myers – “Purse”onality Book Purses
Merle Norman
Quake Safe
 Wairoa
 Beth Anderson – R90 Challenge

"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.


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