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Free Workshops All Day
Saturday, February 10, 2024


11:30 am Eastern Saturday, February 10, 2024

Verstehe deine Sensibilität und sorge für dein seelisches
Wohlbefinden (in German / auf Deutsch)

Hochsensibilität ist eine Gabe, die uns viel wahrnehmen und intensiv empfinden lässt. Doch eine erhöhte Sensibilität kann auch zu Stress, dauernder überreizung und Erschöpfung führen.

Wie können wir als sensible Menschen gedeihen und für unsere seelische Gesundheit sorgen? Wir brauchen andere Rahmenbedingungen und Gewohnheiten! Lerne,

  1. Was die Wissenschaft heute über Hochsensibilität weiß
  2. Mit welchen alltagstauglichen Mitteln du dein Wohlbefinden verbesserst
  3. Was du tun kannst, wenn ernsthafte seelische Probleme bestehen

Sorge gut informiert für dein eigenes seelisches Wohlbefinden, um mehr und mehr die Vorteile der Sensibilität zu erleben und deine Gaben in die Welt zu bringen.

Speaker: Johanna Philippi M.A., Co-Autorin von Hochsensibilität und seelische Gesundheit – Praxisbuch (zusammen mit Birgit Heining). Hochsensible Scannerin, Barbara Sher Fan und WriteSpeak-Absolventin

Johanna Philippi
Schon als Kind fühlte ich tief mit den Nöten anderer mit. Diese Empathie trieb mich an, ständig nach Lösungen gegen das Leid zu suchen und machte Selbstmanagement zu einem meiner Hauptinteressen.

Meine vielseitige Neugier führte mich zum Studium von Sprachwissenschaft, Psychologie und Pädagogik sowie zu verschiedenen Weiterbildungen. Ich arbeite angestellt in der Beratung.

Als Hochsensible kenne ich die Herausforderungen von Erschöpfung und Reizüberflutung aus erster Hand und wünsche mir, dass alle Hochsensiblen ihre Talente entfalten und ein erfülltes Leben führen können.

Check out Johanna’s new book, Hochsensibilität und seelische Gesundheit – Praxisbuch: Mehr Ruhe, Gelassenheit und Achtsamkeit im Alltag mit hochwirksamen Tipps aus der Psychotherapie (High Sensitivity and Mental Health, A Practical Guide)



12:05 pm Eastern Saturday, February 10, 2024

Embracing Your High Sensitivity: A Journey to Mental Wellness

High sensitivity is more than a trait; it's a profound gift that enhances our ability to deeply perceive and intensely feel the world around us. Yet, this remarkable sensitivity can sometimes be a double-edged sword, leading to stress, chronic overstimulation, and exhaustion.

So, how can we, the sensitive souls, not just survive but thrive, nurturing our mental health in the process? It's all about embracing the right conditions and cultivating healthy habits!

Join us and discover:

  1. The latest scientific insights on high sensitivity and its impact on our lives.
  2. Practical, everyday strategies to enhance your well-being and navigate the challenges of high sensitivity.
  3. An effective approach to tackle serious mental health issues, empowering you to live a more balanced life.

Harness the power of your sensitivity to transform your experiences and share your unique gifts with the world.

Speaker: Johanna Philippi M.A., co-author of a German practical guide on High Sensitivity and Mental Health and a passionate advocate for the highly sensitive and creative

Johanna Philippi
As a dedicated scanner, a Barbara Sher enthusiast, and a WriteSpeak alumna, Johanna has always been deeply attuned to the struggles of others. This profound empathy has fueled her lifelong quest for solutions to alleviate suffering and her keen interest in self-management. Johanna’s eclectic curiosity, studies in linguistics and psychology, and 25 years of experience in counselling, combined with her personal experiences as a highly sensitive individual, uniquely positions her to inspire and empower fellow sensitive spirits.

Check out Johanna’s new book, Hochsensibilität und seelische Gesundheit – Praxisbuch: Mehr Ruhe, Gelassenheit und Achtsamkeit im Alltag mit hochwirksamen Tipps aus der Psychotherapie (High Sensitivity and Mental Health, A Practical Guide)



12:30 pm Eastern Saturday, February 10, 2024

Traditional or Self-Publishing for Your Book?

What is it like to publish your book with a traditional publisher these days? How do you land a publishing contract? When will you see your book and your money? What will they expect from you? And how is self-publishing different? What are your self-publishing options? How much will it cost you? What tasks will you need to tackle to get your book out there? Both self-publishing and traditional publishing are real options these days, and the differences just might surprise you. They surprised me when I first started on my writing and publishing journey.

Speaker: Patty Newbold, President of Barbara Sher Online LLC, author, WriteSpeak Coach and Director of Sher Success Teams
Patty Newbold
Patty Newbold has been a performance improvement consultant to managers of Fortune 100 companies, universities and government agencies since 1974. She’s been involved with research on urban innovation for the National Science Foundation and positive psychology for the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center. Her blog at AssumeLove.com helps thousands of people enjoy being married. She has published two journals to help marriages, Agreed and Loved. Patty also directs Sher Success Teams, runs Barbara’s Club and Genius Press, and helps members of WriteSpeak master Barbara’s techniques and get friendly with the technology of writing, publishing, teleworkshops and online marketing.

Website: assumelove.com
Email: patty@barbarasher.com

Check out Patty’s books, Agreed and her earlier book Loved



1:05 pm Eastern Saturday, February 10, 2024

Tap into the Power of Project Work

What propels a stay-at-home mother to apply to graduate school? How does someone, who talked about writing a book for 18 years, end up publishing it in one year? How does an idea become reality in a matter of hours? The answer to these three questions: Project Work.

In this workshop, organizational psychologist, Patrice Jenkins, teaches how to transform an idea into reality through the power of Project Work. Learn how to create focus and clarity, increase your commitment, and define specific milestones that will fuel your effort and enthusiasm. If your dream or idea matters, it’s time to give it project-status. As author Seth Godin says, “Sooner or later, all important work becomes project work.”

Speaker: Patrice Jenkins, Ph.D. is an organizational psychologist, author, and Founder of Day One Dreams
Patrice Jenkins
Patrice Jenkins, Ph.D., is an organizational psychologist, consultant, speaker and host of Day One Dreams Podcast. She is the author of two books, it’s still good: Dreams Don’t Have Expiration Dates and What Will I Do All Day? Wisdom to get you Over Retirement and on with Living! Her online course, A Guide to Take the Weirdness Out of Retirement is available at Udemy.com.

Day One Dreams Podcast

Website: patricejenkins.com

Check out Patrice’s books, it’s still good: Dreams Don’t Have Expiration Dates and What Will I Do All Day?: Wisdom to Get You Over Retirement and On With Living! and her self-study course, A Guide to Take the Weirdness Out of Retirement



1:30 pm Eastern Saturday, February 10, 2024

How to Be a Life-Changing Author and Speaker by Next February

We’ll be repeating this telesummit on February 8, 2025 with a new group of people who have written books that change lives and can earn good money by speaking about things that matter. Want to be one of them? If you’ve got ten hours a week available, beginning next month, you could be.

Let us teach you all of Barbara’s shortcuts to getting started in writing and speaking about a topic dear to your heart. It’s a great career!

WriteSpeak Online was developed by Barbara Sher, best-selling author of I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, Wishcraft, Live the Life You Love, It’s Only Too Late If You Don’t Start Now and Refuse to Choose, to teach you the methods she learned and invented to make it possible to make a good living as an author and speaker.

During this session, WriteSpeak coaches Patty Newbold and Patrice Jenkins will answer all your questions about her year-long WriteSpeak program, which begins again on March 2nd. Registration opens today.

Speakers: Patty Newbold, WriteSpeak coach since 2007, award-winning marriage blogger and Director, Sher Success Teams
Patty Newbold
Patty Newbold has been a performance improvement consultant to managers of Fortune 100 companies, universities and government agencies since 1974. She’s been involved with research on urban innovation for the National Science Foundation and positive psychology for the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center. Her blog at AssumeLove.com helps thousands of people enjoy being married. She has published two journals to help marriages, Agreed and Loved. Patty also directs Sher Success Teams, runs Barbara’s Club and Genius Press, and helps members of WriteSpeak master Barbara’s techniques and get friendly with the technology of writing, publishing, teleworkshops and online marketing.

Patrice Jenkins, Ph.D., organizational psychologist and retirement expert
Patricia Jenkins
Patrice Jenkins Ph.D. is an organizational psychologist, consultant, and frequent speaker on topics related to psychological and social preparation for retirement. Her online course, A Guide to Take the Weirdness Out of Retirement is available at Udemy.com. Dr. Jenkins is also the author of What Will I Do All Day? Wisdom to get you Over Retirement and on with Living! She joined WriteSpeak in 2007 and joined Patty and Barbara in teaching the WriteSpeak Teleworkshops in 2020. You can find Patrice at patricejenkins.com/

Website: Barbara Sher’s WriteSpeak program



2:05 pm Eastern Saturday, February 10, 2024

Don’t Blame the Lettuce: Cultivating Good Communication and Great Relationships

If you’ve ever been frustrated during a conversation or when working with someone on a project and wished the other person would just work harder or communicate more clearly, this workshop is for you.

How do we achieve understanding? How can we thrive and help others to thrive? In this light-hearted treatment of an important subject, Suzi will share three things to avoid and three things to say yes to when tending to your relationships with friends, family, co-workers, and your community.

Speaker: Suzi Larkin, M.A. Award-winning speaker, Self-Expression Coach, author, singer, director, playwright, homeschool educator, theatre nerd, self-care encourager
Suzi Larkin
Suzi Larkin, M.A., is passionate about helping people to express themselves. She also cares deeply about helping people find the peace and confidence that a practice of self-care helps to create. A firm believer in stretching yourself and nurturing your strengths, Suzi coached the Penn State Speech Team students to achieve their goals while also teaching Public Speaking and Oral Interpretation of Literature.

An award-winning speaker, Suzi speaks and conducts workshops on Self-Expression, Self-Care, Readers Theatre, and Presentation Skills. She writes and directs plays and acts in shows with the local community theatre which she helped to start in 2008. An inclusive view of education led Suzi to homeschool her two daughters and she encouraged their participation in theatre, singing, and speaking as they grew. Suzi studied Psychology and Speech Communication at the University of Minnesota and earned her Master’s degree in Speech Communication from Penn State. Between her workshops and her work in community theatre, she continues to provide opportunities for anyone wishing to explore self-discovery and self-expression onstage or off.

Website: suzilarkin.com
Email: suzilarkin@icloud.com

Check out Suzi’s books, I Like This Heart Space: Quotations & Reflections to Inspire Your Best Self and Gentle & Kind: A Nurture & Stretch Self-Care Journal



2:30 pm Eastern Saturday, February 10, 2024

Unfolding Your Gifts: A Journey through the 7 Key Elements of Transformation

A soul-stirring experience designed to awaken your inner potential and guide you toward a life of profound purpose and fulfillment. During this journey, Michelle unravels seven essential elements of personal evolution, allowing you to discover the joy of self-revelation, the gentle embrace of unfolding dreams, and the art of sharing your unique gifts with the world or at least with a lovely group of like-hearted people. Through layers of self-discovery, resilience, and authentic connection, Michelle inspires you to embrace your truest self and live a life bursting with connection and self-expression. Join us for this event and embark on a journey that promises to illuminate the path toward realizing your divine potential.

Speaker: Michelle Wood, Founder of Divine Potentiality a co-creative community and online gathering place designed for individuals seeking to embrace their authentic selves, explore their purpose, and tap into their divine potential. The community fosters a nurturing environment where individuals can embark on transformative journeys, cultivating self-discovery and purposeful expression
Michelle Wood
Michelle Wood is a WriteSpeak graduate and the author of ChangeMaker Pocket Guide. As the founder of Divine Potentiality, she passionately advocates for personal growth and empowerment, guiding individuals on transformative journeys. With a deep commitment to unlocking innate potential, Michelle fosters a nurturing space for like-hearted individuals to explore self-discovery, authenticity, and purposeful living. Her warm wisdom and insightful guidance inspire others to embrace joy, connection, and the realization of their dreams.

Michelle can be reached at michelle@divinepotentiality.com

You can also visit the Divine Potentiality website at www.divinepotentiality.com. Sign up for eNews on the homepage to hear about upcoming programs and get a free ticket to any upcoming event.

See Divine Potentiality’s upcoming events at www.divinepotentiality.com/events

Learn about the Divine Potentiality community at www.divinepotentiality.com/join and claim your free one-month trial here.

Check out Michelles’s book, ChangeMaker PocketGuide: Passion, Energy, Values and Vision



3:05 pm Eastern Saturday, February 10, 2024

Jumpstart Your Creative Art Project!

The easiest way to start a new writing project is to tune into your personal instincts. Each of us is attracted to different components of the creative process. Identifying and using those specific factors as the backbone of your project will strengthen your motivation, simplify your choices, and ensure your “work” flows more naturally.

Do you like to convey ideas or to relate events?
Do you instinctively lean toward poetry or toward dissertation?
Do you want to play with dialog or simile or storylines?
Do you prioritize cohesiveness, or do you prefer to accent drama?

Find out what draws you to write the way you do it best! Get a head start when you discover what really intrigues you the most.

Join me for this workshop that focuses on the essential parts of design for a literary work, but that can be applied to auditory and visual projects as well.

Speaker: Cathryn Zeleny, author of 151 Gentle Nudges, motivational speaker, AVisionaryZ workshop instructor, creativity coach, artist, eclectic lifestyle enthusiast
Cathryn Zeleny
S. Cathryn Zeleny is an acclaimed speaker and workshop facilitator, an author and award-winning artist. For 35 years, she has provided creative development guidance for artists and has conducted seminars on communication and self-fulfillment for organizations, schools, and community forums. She holds an interdisciplinary BA in Art and an MA in Psychology specializing in alternative methods for teaching adults. Her current focus is manuscript evaluation and
coaching authors in the conceptual development of their work.

Cathryn advocates purposeful choice and creative problem-solving for everyone who is on the path to their dreams. Her holistic approach to personal growth is illustrated by using analogies from the art world and from the experiences of her eclectic lifestyle.

Cathryn Zeleny is the author of two books: 151 Gentle Nudges to help Revive Your Life’s Dreams and Thinking With A Bigger Box: A Personal Growth Workshop.

For information and free materials, visit her website: AvisionaryZ.com
You may also contact her via email: cathy@avisionaryz.com

Check out Cathryn’s books, 151 Gentle Nudges to Help Revive Your Life’s Dreams and Thinking With A Bigger Box: A Personal Growth Workshop.



3:30 pm Eastern Saturday, February 10, 2024

The Origin Story of The New Choice Game

Learn what it’s like to create a new board game, from conception to design to graphics to testing every aspect of the game with real players and how to find partners to get it manufactured and distributed.

New Choice is designed for individual players or teams, and it’s a lot of fun, bringing together travel and improv. It’s a big project, and I’m nearing the point where I can put it on Kickstarter and into the hands of lots more players.

Speaker: Karen Lyu, Holistic Voice Coach + Keynote Concert Speaker + Game Designer
Karen Lyu
Karen Lyu (she/her) is a bisexual Korean-American Holistic Voice Coach + Keynote Concert Speaker + Game Designer who has taught over 1,000 students from 12 countries to transform their voices, since 1997. Her nickname is “Karey Poppins” (magic like Mary Poppins)! She happens to be an eHow.com YouTube voice expert and EzineArticles.com expert author who has earned IMIA, CCHI, TNAOC, TESOL, and New Science of Singing certifications. Due to her love of jazz, Karen earned a BSS in Jazz Studies, Vocal Performance from Cornell College, under the guidance of 15 voice coaches, including the late Roberta Davis from Berklee School of Music. A creative explorer at heart, Karen has donned many hats—co-chair of VASTA’s BizCore Committee, member of NATS, Executive Director of West Bank School of Music, Steppingstone Theatre Teaching Artist, ESL teacher, and Hmong Idol USA judge.

Karen’s experience includes offering dynamic group trainings for public schools, day camps, corporations, churches, festivals, Girl Scouts, and on Zoom. Karen’s honors include a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, a $10,000+ arts patron sponsorship, a MusiCares grant, a Samsung sponsorship, and being a judge for Hmong Idol USA. In addition, Karen has sung in over a dozen languages with 13 bands, since 1993. Beyond the accolades, Karen is a mental health advocate, navigating ADHD and mental illness like Taylor Tomlinson, evolving into a more compassionate and innovative voice coach. Karen is a digital nomad who has lived in South Korea>CA>TX>MN>IA>MN>TN>South Korea>Chicago, IL>and now lives near Chattanooga, TN. Karen enjoys board games, food, travel, nature, comedy improv, books, movies, art, yoga, dancing, animals, and history.

Website: holisticvoicecoach.com

Check out Karen’s new board game as soon as it’s published in 2024, New Choice Game



4:05 pm Eastern Saturday, February 10, 2024

Organizing & Clearing Tidbits

Organizing creates clarity, peace of mind, and room for more growth. Many people talk about clearing clutter, but unless you are intentional about the process, it doesn’t happen. However, when it does happen, the old saying, “Clearing Clutter for Clarity” really comes into play. So how DO you clear clutter? One piece at a time. You know the drill, sort it out. “Keep” | “Donate” | “Refuse/Trash”. Beyond those ideas, we also need systems in place to keep the clutter at bay. That is where some organizing tidbits come into play. Some of the ideas you may know or even do, but perhaps there will be some tidbits that create that “Ah Ha” moment and you can trampoline off into organizing a section of your home or clearing out some clutter that no longer resonates with you. Grab a cup of tea and come join me as I go over some tidbits that may help you on your journey to an organized life.

Speaker: Kandy M. Sartori, CPO®, Organizing Consultant and Life Coach, “An Organized Life Is A HAPPY LIFE!”®
Kandy M. Sartori
Kandy M. Sartori is a Certified Professional Organizer, serial entrepreneur, author, coach, and Creative Guide. She has over 20+ years working in Fortune 500 companies in positions ranging from Administrative Assistant, Fire/Theft Team Leader, Tax Branch Manager, Financial Advisor to Bookkeeper. She started her first business in 2009 as an organizing and cleaning business. Over the years, she has developed systems that really help her clients stay organized and streamlined. She works with her clients to feel into their well being. She takes a holistic approach and understands the flow of energy in our lives. Everything and everyone is connected, on every level.

She holds a BA in Business Administration and several certificates in a variety of areas, as a true scanner would. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Organizational Development. Kandy also worked as part of an organizing crew on A&E’s popular TV series, HOARDERS. She has also trekked to Mt. Everest’s Base Camp, ran the Athens Marathon, took up strength training, and is competing in her first USA Powerlifting Master’s World Cup in May.

Kandy’s motto is, “An Organized Life is a Happy Life™”.

Check out Kandy’s 3-book set, A Journey to an Organized You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Organized Home