Workshop Discusses Ways To Improve Yourself, Your Business

Whether you’re looking for a little nudge toward self-improvement or guidance in building up your business, you’ll find it at West Oahu Women (WOW) Social and Business Network Hawaii’s “Trans-form Yourself. Transform Your Business” meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Kapolei Golf Course.

The evening will include networking, along with two workshops.

Success coach and motivational speaker Kathy Davenport will lead a “Transform Yourself” workshop, discussing ways to refocus energy. Participants will learn strategies to think more clearly and make decisions more quickly – with the goal of gaining more success and happiness.

In “Transform Your Business,” public relations and marketing guru Krista Sherkey will share her knowledge on ways to help you improve your business, including establishing your personal brand and implementing social media.

“While it seems that the workshops are covering two totally different areas, they really aren’t. Kathy’s presentation, ‘Transform Yourself,’ is designed to empower and strengthen people,” WOW administrative assistant Debra Hartley explained. “In Kathy’s words, ‘Skills training can be given to someone endlessly, but if they aren’t secure in their own skin and have a lot of self-doubt, they will still be ineffective in their personal and business lives.’

“Krista’s presentation will build on Kathy’s by giving them the tools they need and build on that strength and confidence.

“We’re very excited to be bringing a new format to business networking,” Hartley said. “There will still be time to network with other businesspeople, but with these workshops, each attendee will take away something of value to see ‘transformational growth’ in 2013.”

The event also will feature light pupu, and beverages will be available for purchase.

Fee is $35 pre-registration, $25 for WOW members, and $45 at the door. To register online, visit m. Seating is limited. For more information, call Hartley at 780-9754.

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