Professional Women of Nassau County, NY Learned to Focus on Big Picture with Coaching Expert at Chapter Event in January

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National Association of Professional Women Nassau County, NY Chapter hosted professional Coaching Expert who shared her tips on how small business owners can grow their business by focusing on the big picture at their January networking meeting.

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These questions helped us form and or focus on our goals and objectives for 2013. We were delighted and pleased with Andrea’s approach in her presentation and hope she returns as a guest of ours at future meetings,

Members and guests of the NAPW Nassau County, NY Local Chapter gathered on January 17th for a professional networking meeting at Café Toscano in North Massapequa. Guest speaker Andrea Feinberg, President of Coaching Insight, LLC, and a pioneer of the coaching profession, energized the group of professional women with her presentation that inspired small business owners to take advantage of life’s big opportunities.

Chapter President: Rosemary Manuele Serra kicked off the event by welcoming members and guests to the NAPW Nassau County Local Chapter’s first meeting of the New Year. The meeting began with attendees networking, exchanging business cards and phone numbers, and making introductions.

“I always find this to be a very valuable part of our meeting. We get to learn about each other and our businesses. It never fails!” said the Chapter President.

“The networking portion of our meeting always turns out to be the most valuable exchange of the evening. Questions are asked and ideas are created, provoking the most informative conversation of the evening. New members feel relaxed and so do our guests. It was a pleasure to welcome Fran Bash and Patty Derkatch to their first meeting.”

After a warm introduction by the Chapter President, the guest speaker took the floor. Andrea Feinberg, President of Coaching Insight, is a 2002 graduate of Coach U, personally trained by Thomas Leonard, and widely considered the founder of this field. A business owner of 24 years, Andrea has an M.B.A. in marketing, is a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst, Certified EQ Mentor, and Certified Strategic Business Leadership Coach.

Andrea is on a mission to pull small business owners away from their daily grind and into big opportunities, where they’ll find more money, a better-run business, a happier life, and the time to enjoy it all. After speaking and sharing her expert insight with the group of professional women, the guest speaker gave attendees 20 questions to answer.

“These questions helped us form and or focus on our goals and objectives for 2013. We were delighted and pleased with Andrea’s approach in her presentation and hope she returns as a guest of ours at future meetings,” said the Chapter President.

In addition to the informative presentation by Andrea, the group discussed a number of other issues at the networking meeting. Member Laura Grau told the group that she is being considered as a candidate for Women of the Year 2013 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

“We hope to support Laura as a group and as details develop, we will share the information with everyone,” said Rosemary, who encouraged members and guests to speak at future meetings.

The Chapter President also invited members to share stories about connections and valuable experiences they have made through NAPW. She closed the meeting by reminding everyone of the next Chapter meeting on February 12th.

“Ada Wasserman will be our guest speaker and her presentation will focus on, ‘The role of insurance in a well-structured financial plan through all the stages of one’s life,’” said Rosemary.

“There will be no selling of any products, only information about understanding insurance, why insurance, how to use it, when to buy it, and tips on how to select an insurance agent.”

The Nassau County Local Chapter meeting in February will be held at Café Toscano, which is located at 746 North Broadway in North Massapequa. The restaurant’s service and food is always above the rest and they generously allow the group to have the dinner menu at lunch prices.

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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