NAPW Los Angeles, CA Local Chapter Learned Secrets to Better Time Management and Productivity at March Networking Meeting

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National Association of Professional Women Los Angeles, CA Chapter got expert tips in March for managing time better from member Ruth Klein, Creative Brand Strategist and Productivity Coach.

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Ruth urged those with large time drains to employ another person to take over those duties... Rather than do it yourself, hire someone; delegate!

Members and guests of the NAPW Los Angeles, CA Local Chapter gathered on March 20th for a professional networking meeting.

The group of professional women heard expert tips and advice about time management from Chapter member Ruth Klein, Creative Brand Strategist and Productivity Coach at The Marketing/Time Source.

Ruth Garcia-Corrales, Los Angeles Local Chapter President, kicked off the dinner meeting by welcoming a number of new members along with other members and guests.

All of the women had the opportunity to introduce themselves and tell the group more about their careers.

“The group of professional women represented so many different professions and businesses,” said the Chapter President.

We then followed with the Chapter’s routine roundtable individual introductions.

Chapter Member Ruth Klein, MS, Creative Brand Strategist and Productivity Coach for her business The Marketing/Time Source, was the evening’s guest speaker. In her presentation, Ms. Klein focused on how members and guests can achieve better time management and productivity.

“Eighty percent of stress is time-induced. What is your biggest drainer? What is your biggest time energizer?” Ms. Klein asked the group of professional women as she began her presentation.

“Ruth urged those with large time drains to employ another person to take over those duties,” said the Chapter President. “She told us, ‘Rather than do it yourself, hire someone; delegate!’”

Ms. Klein listed several such individuals who assisted her on occasion to relieve her of duties that freed her to do her own work: that which energized her. She quoted the 18th century German writer Goethe: “. . .Plans: that the moment one commits oneself Providence moves too.”

The following are highlights of from Ms. Klein’s presentation and the advice she gave to members and guests:

Time tips depend on a shift from “I can’t-thinking” to the belief that you can delegate.

Rule of Two: Prioritize the two most important things, i.e., calls, emails, or things to do.
Divide into parts: One hour of focused time, no calls or other interruptions.

The guest speaker reviewed a number of decision styles including the fence-sitter: One who can’t decide. The belief behind this pattern may be feelings of not wanting to make a mistake, not look dumb, and other self-limiting beliefs.

Ms. Klein then spoke about a number of branding archetypes:

Alchemist: Important to make a difference in the world and is very creative…loves the words “synchronicity” and “magic.”

Ruler: One who gets things done and helps others to stay focused.

Nurturer: Cares about her clients and needs to be conscious of healthy boundaries.

“Ruth also suggested that first thing each day in quiet, we just write our mind’s outpouring – no formality,” said the Chapter President.

“She called this ‘Morning Papers’ and said it helps with creativity and problem-solving.”

Ms. Klein concluded her presentation by providing members and guests with a number of internet resources for finding assistants.

The Chapter President followed the guest speaker’s presentation with a number of announcements. She also encouraged the group of professional women to follow the group's meetings and activities on their Chapter and Facebook Pages.

“The Los Angeles Chapter now has 50 members signed onto our Facebook Page, giving us the privilege of marketing ourselves and our endeavors,” she said.

Other announcements included: the 2013 National Networking Conference in New York, held on April 26th. Guest speakers scheduled to appear include: Martha Stewart and Arianna Huffington.

Dr. Hess will present a workshop on “Bullying and the Special Needs Child” on April 10th.

Ruth Garcia-Corrales discussed a free educational program to all. She told members and guests that they can go online and enroll in elite university courses through edX. The educational programs are presented through a joint agreement between Harvard, Berkeley, and MIT. Ruth is currently enrolled in a statistics course through this group.

Under auspices of Heal the Bay, in Santa Monica, there is a fundraising event to promote the Santa Monica Aquarium, to be held on May 16th at the Jonathan Beach Club at 5:00pm.

The next Chapter meeting is scheduled for April 17th, from 8:00 to 10:00am. The meeting topic will be Spring Ideas for Fashion and Decoration. The Chapter President told the group to contact her if they were interested in participating as a speaker at an upcoming Chapter meeting. Chapter member Daisy Marks volunteered to take notes for the Chapter meeting’s Press Release.

In attendance were: Ruth Garcia-Corrales, Los Angeles Chapter President; Advertising & Marketing Manager of Curacao. Curacao caters specifically, but not exclusively, to the Hispanic market.

Ruth Klein, M.S; Creative Brand Strategist and Productivity Coach for her business, The Marketing/Time Source. She has a Master's Degree in Spirituality and is the author of six books.

Raquel Vert; Architect, worked for Frank Gehry, before opening her own firm.

Norma Kastell; Actress, Distributor, Co-produced a film in Europe. She is currently seeking a selling position that pays a salary plus commission.

Charity Ekeke; Planning on producing a film about Health Care. She works through an international crowd-funding site where anyone can raise funds for film, music, art, charity, and small businesses.

Anita Finlay; Author, Actor, Speaker, Blogger, and Commentator. She is presently on TV and radio promoting her successful book, "Dirty Words on Clean Skin" which is currently number one in Amazon's Women in Politics genre, and is part of the curriculum at Pasadena Community College.

Esther B. Hess, Ph.D.; Developmental Psychologist. Is currently serving as the Executive Director, of Center for the Developing Mind, which provides a disciplinary approach towards healing the whole child. The center supports kids with autism, ADHD, bi-polar disorders, and those who may not have a diagnosis, but require special support in mental health, speech, and social disorders.

Marlene Granderson; Vice President/Marketing Executive of GranFete which specializes in exclusive events planning.

Jamie Jackson; Professional Grant Consultant with nonprofit management. She develops programs and writes grants for tutoring programs. Jamie reported to the group on a recent invitation to visit City Club in Los Angeles, where they are offering great opportunities for businesses during the remaining portion of March.

Carol Johnson; Offering a Body Repair Shop with many healing creams/serums. Carol also produced a political CD supporting the election of President Obama.

Beth Kandell; CEO of Simply Fine Gourmet, delicious dishes in a flash delivered to your door. Her organization helps busy professionals create dinners that are healthy and delicious for their families.

Daisy Marks; Executive Secretary, Westside Regional Center, supporting families with members who have developmental disabilities.

Bobbi Palmer; Owner of Date Like a Grown-up, specializing in dating and relationship coaching for Women Over 40;

Jodi Geigle; Nutrition and Fitness Counseling, including 14-28 day programs using a holistic approach.

Winona Sholes; Representative of Princess House–beautiful kitchen products; and Life-Style Consultant.

Anna Sweat; Proud of her weight loss and improving her health.

Talcherkar Padma; Physician and Pediatrician. She is currently a Medical Consultant for the Department of Disabilities, working with adults, and making determinations of disabilities. She is also a member of the Art of Living Foundation, which is promoting an event for nonviolence on March 26th and 27th at 7:30 at 948 W. Adams.

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.

For additional information regarding the NAPW Los Angeles, CA Local Chapter and/or NAPW, please visit http://www.napw.com.

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