NAPW Los Angeles Local Chapter Hosted Marketing Expert Ruth Klein who Shared De-stressing and Life/Balance Tips at August Breakfast Networking Event

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National Association of Professional Women Los Angeles Local Chapter members heard tips and advice about de-stressing and finding balance in life from Ruth Klein, Author/Speaker/CEO of The Marketing Time Source at August breakfast networking event.

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...we were, by each other and by Ruth, spiritually and practically touched, moved, inspired, maybe even shifted, and definitely empowered...

Members and guests of the Los Angeles Local Chapter came together for a networking breakfast meeting at Factor’s Deli. Extra tables and chairs had to be requested to accommodate all who attended the August 15th event. Attendees were treated to an informative presentation by Ruth Klein, Author/Speaker/CEO of The Marketing Time Source, who kept their attention with tips and advice on finding that elusive but important balance between work and family.

NAPW Los Angeles Local Chapter President Ruth Garcia-Corrales welcomed the members and guests to the breakfast, remarking along with other members, on the wonderful mix of women who were present. From the colorful outfits they wore, to their eclectic nationalities, to their varied professions, there was a wonderful feeling of unity in the room.

“If we could see it, I’m sure there really was a rainbow aura glittering above us in that room. It was member Daisy Marks who used that word to describe the unity we were,” said Chapter President Ruth Garcia-Corrales.

One by one, members and guests briefly introduced themselves, sharing the passion and commitment they have for their professions with all. After introductions were made, Ruth Klein got up to speak and immediately captured the attention of the Los Angeles Local Chapter members and guests.

“Capped by Ruth Klein’s riveting talk, we were, by each other and by Ruth, spiritually and practically touched, moved, inspired, maybe even shifted, and definitely empowered!,” said the Chapter President.

A Branding Strategist and Productivity Coach, Ruth received her Master in Spiritual Psychology from Santa Monica University. Ruth assists entrepreneurs by bringing their gifts to the world through branding, marketing, and publicity, helping them to make the money they deserve. Ruth mentioned her upcoming seminar titled, “Charging What You’re Worth and Getting It!”
Ruth began her presentation by talking about stress, something most women in the audience were able to identify with. Stress is also the subject of two of her six published books.

“Number one and two on the list of what affects women the most are inextricably combined: stress, there’s too much of it, and time, there isn’t enough of it,“ said Ruth, who noted that both negatively affect women’s health. In fact, she said, women suffer 80% more heart attacks than men.

The presentation was informative and interactive and NAPW Lost Angeles Chapter members and guests had the opportunity to talk about the stresses and challenges in their own lives. Problems such as communicating with others, the challenge of dealing with children and their busy schedules, rebellious teens, and financial issues were all touted as top stress inducers. Ruth then pointed out how women are often reluctant to ask for help.

“Even lawyers, even doctors, even I, who used to think I could do everything myself and know everything, now, realizing that very issue, I always asks for help. Assistance is always one request away,” she told the crowd.

Ruth then spoke about sabotage and the many ways people play the saboteur by procrastinating, taking on more than they can do.

“We get stuck and overwhelmed from all that. We don’t ask for help; the list goes on and on,” she said.

Members shared some of their thoughts on managing stress. Daisy Marks talked about how the new hi-tech world is the ‘new stressor’ and Lisa-Catherine Cohen quoted Dr. Phi who said, “You can’t give what you don’t have.”

To help deal with all of life’s stresses Ruth suggested to the audience that they use percentages to help them de-stress: 30% me-time, 50% family, and the rest is spent on work. Those percentages, of course need to be flexible.

“It is a balancing act, but if we can do it carefully, stress is reduced and everyone is happier, healthier, and easier going,” said Ruth. “Notice who you’re hanging out with, and rather than the blamers and shamers, the poor-me victim-thinkers, the angry grudge-holders, choose instead to hang with positive, successful people! Like the members of NAPW!” said Ruth.

To wrap up, Ruth invited everyone to join her for a picnic at the second-last summer concert on Santa Monica Pier August 30that 6pm. Bring chairs, pillows, blankets, food , and drink (plastic only, no glass containers allowed and no alcohol). Park at her place at 101 Ocean Avenue and then walk to the pier, early enough to stake out a good spot. Email Ruth to learn time and directions at: mailto:rklein(at)ruthklein(dot)com or call her at 310.714.1583 and check out her Website at

The following members attended the August 15th breakfast networking meeting;
O. Randolph- Notary Public and a Certified Loan Signer, O has been helping people, especially women, as a manager in Beverly Hills for the last 15 years.

Margaret Weber-Dean in the Psychology Department at Pepperdine,she is involved in research about women facing the pressures of societal issues, a study in higher education. She is currently at work developing a website for this study. She is looking for an animator to target children in her research.

Alana Roshay-Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) at Infinity Real Estate group in Hollywood. At the bottom of her business card is this: Solving the foreclosure crisis one homeowner at a time.”

Michelle Romo-Certified Distressed Property Expert and sole Owner of EXCELLENCE® Romo Realty, based in Downey. In the last 12 months, Michelle has sold over 30 properties, both commercial and residential. Besides her realty company, she’s been a lone woman in the “boy’s club” of investing, loves what she does, believing above all in mutual supportiveness—and is fascinated by what children can contribute to our world.

Mahnaz Zandi-DDS MS, Dr. Zandi is a periodontics and sits on the USC faculty and is truly “dedicated to your overall health and smile.”

Daphne Germain-Daphne is in search of an MBA intern in Internet marketing, for which he or she will receive college credit. Her current passion is her Earthquake Survival Kit. It works for hikers, too.

Dianne DiMascio-An avid NAPW member, Dianne is an Attorney, focused on helping women deal with their legal and financial issues.

Olivia Lam-Olivia is the designer of the Chapter’s Facebook page. A graphic designer, Olivia is particularly interested in helping smaller, start-up businesses, especially women entrepreneurs; her real passion is package design, which encompasses all of her talent, and she does websites, logos, and invitations; anything her clients might need.

Deborah Smith Pegues-Deborah is the bestselling author of Thirty Days to Taming Your Tongue, and Financial Survival in Uncertain Times. She is an international speaker. She will be reading at WNBA/RIO: Women’s National BOOK Association/Reads Its Own, on November 4th at The Mystic Journey Bookstore on Abbot Kinney in Venice.

Lorri Herman- Executive Regional Vice President of Arbonne International, a “pure, safe, and beneficial” anti-aging skincare line made with natural botanicals for both men and women.

Jamie Jackson-Grant Writer. She is passionate about helping women with their clothing, outfitting women from head to toe.

Brigitte Rozenberg- Chiropractor. She helps heal a variety of injuries and the all-too-common back pain.

Judy Rodriguez -ACC executive, she works for a company called Dunbar Armored, a cash pick-up and deposit facility for retailers or anyone who deals with cash. They also supply automotive smart safes.

Cat Lambertini, CRPS-First VP of Wealth Management of Merrill Lynch, a division of the Bank of America. Cat spoke about how she can help her clients, especially women, learn more about investing and dealing effectively with 401Ks.

Esther B. Hess, Ph.D.-She works with special-needs children: autistic, learning-disabled, ADHT children, and addresses bullying issues faced by these children. She invited all to a complimentary seminar on bullying at the Center For the Developing Mind, Monday, August 27th, 7–9 pm at 2990 Sepulveda Blvd.,Ste. 308, Los Angeles.

Pamela H. Meyer, ASID CID-Pamela is an Interior Designer and Principal of Meyer Architecture that she co-runs with her husband, who is the architect part of this team. She is President of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Sarah Wauterlek-Sarah is the founder of Traveleur through which she helps her clients design the perfect vacation to revitalize, rejuvenate, and revive. She is leading a group retreat for women only, from October 5th to October 7th called Ladies of Light at Terranea Rest in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Carol Johnson-Singer/Songwriter, she’s written and produced a song about and for President Obama entitled: Obama, We Need You; We Love You.

Gloria Brimberry- Gloria is the former Chair of the Metro District’s League of Women Voters and the former Head of the Women’s Division of the California Bar Association. She is also the Founder of Saturday Night Magazine, Inc.

Daisy Marks- Executive Secretary. Daisy is also a Quilting Artist.

Ruby Tuazon-Ruby currently works as Global Talent Management Specialist for Cooper Power Systems. With her more than 15 years of experience in executive support and recruiting, Ruby is also looking for job opportunities as an Executive Assistant or Recruiter.

Lisa-Catherine Cohen-Lisa recently completed the first draft of her memoir, The Loaded Cufflink. She is also a published editor. Under the umbrella of Write Now!, Lisa assist’s people in writing their own autobiographies, having been trained in The Birren Method™ . She performs around town doing spoken word with live music.

Ruth Garcia-Corrales-Chapter President. Ruth is the former Consul General of Costa Rica, the first and only woman to hold such a powerful position. Also runs the marketing department of what was called La Curacao, now being re-branded without the “La” as simply Curacao, a chain of 11 stores. Ruth is also an author and is in the last stages of writing a biography of one of Curacao’s owners.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

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