My spotlight is Ginelle Bongiorno with Santa Barbara Axxess! She has been a great leader during these crazy times and is always bringing leads 🙂 Way to go Ginelle!!!! She is a member of the Dynamic Women in Business Chapter in Santa Barbara, CA.
Donna Adams is part of the Insurance Team at Mark Schoettler’s office – “we help people with auto, home, commercial and life insurance,” and is a long-standing Chapter Consultant in the South Bay in Los Angeles, CA.
“Leads Club has positively impacted our business in the following ways: 1. Increased business 2. Building confidence 3. Becoming a hero to our clients 4. Increasing knowledge about many different subjects 5. Making connections.”
A tip she would give Members: “We all joined Leads Club to increase our business, but if we can change our attitude and give to others, it all seems to come back.”
Jill Petersen is the Spotlight member. She has been running our virtual meetings every week. She plays a great role in making our meetings go off without a hitch. She is always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate our team members at the Vinings Women’s Chapter in Atlanta, GA. Jill is a realtor and she and her husband are a dynamic team!
Sue Daneliak, the Director of the South Naperville Women’s Chapter in Naperville, IL, has had a remarkable attitude! She is positive even through the rough times. I commend her leadership! She really is focusing on building up membership!
My spotlight member is Yvonne Blanco, a General Contractor with the Fix It Guys. Yvonne is a faithful member of the Women’s Prosperity Chapter in Santa Barbara, CA. She is currently the Coordinator, who is vigilant in keeping track of leads passed each week. She is always bringing leads and giving referrals to her fellow members. She brings joy, support and curiosity with her to every meeting.
Aaron Bartlett – “The Accidental Organizer”, started working as an home organizer serendipitously by nature and over time has cultivated a very professional and intentional practice that produces peace of mind and freedom through organized spaces and lack of clutter chaos. She works remotely via zoom and WhatsApp beginning with a free consultation to discover opportunities to streamline and clear problem areas. She works with clients to create a doable plan and holds her clients accountable. She is offering a discounted rate at this time so contact her today! She is a member of the Aptos Women’s Chapter in Soquel, CA.
It has now been exactly 5 months and I’m personally ready for COVID 19 to leave the building, the country, and the planet. By nature, I’m a social person and my profession required many outside meetings a week. The rest of the time was spent in my office with the lovely Associates that keep us running here at the Global HQ. Now I spend much of my time alone. Completely opposite of my life pre-Covid mode.
While this change in day to day life was not one I would have chosen, it has had its positive attributes along with the challenges. In addition to being a social person, I am also an avid planner and find my calendar comforting. During Covid mode, that has gone out of the window completely. Somehow though, we must keep going and growing.
One way I am keeping active and sane is to participate in Networking events both as a host or guest. This week I was on a Score Women’s Networking Zoom Event with 50 women from throughout So CA and one visitor from Mexico. The Host asked us to answer this question.
“In the past 5 months, how has your business weathered the storm?”
For some that pivoted quickly, they are having their best year ever. Part of this could be luck or strategic business planning. Some businesses are by nature pandemic/recession-proof and essential. If your business is not essential, what have you done to get back into the game?
She had some recommendation that I thought were solid and noteworthy:
- Take an inventory of where you are now and review your financials. A year to year comparisons can be helpful during times like this. If you know where you stand, you can move forward in an educated manner.
- Review your business plan. Of course, it is Score, they are very big on Business Plans. Business plans are living and breathing documents that are meant to be revisited regularly and adjusted according to what is happening now. If you don’t have a plan, contact Score, they offer Free workshops and tools to help you create one: https://www.score.org/
- Build and nurture Strategic Partnerships. In Leads Club we call them Power Partners. These are businesses that have the same, similar or complimentary Target Market as your business. In fact, discovering your Strategic Partner professions is our topic this month, so I was glad to hear another professional singing the praises of this powerful concept.
From a personal perspective, I consider myself a positive person but in the past few months, I have had my moments. Living in gratitude is an excellent and proven tool for being happy. While journaling is not easy for me, I have been writing down 5 things a day that I am grateful for in a beautiful book from one of my favorite authors. Check out “The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude” By Sarah Ban Breathnach
Please share how you are staying sane and centered while in Pandemic Mode. I’m purposely calling it Pandemic Mode as it helps remind me that this will not be forever, even though right now it feels that way. Here is to all of us surviving and thriving in 2020!
Esther Ross of Ross Embroidery is always out networking on behalf of all Leads Club Members. She understands the value of bringing in guests to the Chapter meetings. One of the guests already passed a lead that did business with our newer massage therapist. The power is there!!!
This group is striving for $100k also and will likely surpass this goal. We call ourselves “small but mighty.” LOL!! She is a member of the Lake Houston Coed Chapter in Atascocita, Texas!
She will remain as director as she is a POWERHOUSE!!!
Mike Myers has been in Leads Club for 9 years. He is a valued member of the Campbell Circle of Success Coed Chapter in Campbell, CA., and is currently on the Leadership team. In addition to his normal tasks, he is also responsible for sending out a weekly recap of the Chapter meetings (something started by the last Leadership team to keep everyone informed and encourage those who were absent to attend).
His professional and pleasant manner shine in the Chapter. He opened his State Farm office in 2010 and enjoys working with clients and helping them with their auto, home, business and life insurance needs.
His office is located at: 250 East Hamilton Avenue, Suite B Campbell, CA 95008 phone: 408-412-8585
Please help me honor Rob Watson, “Quoting Like Crazy” with Farmers Insurance from the Santa Cruz Coed Chapter in Santa Cruz, CA
“As your local Farmers agent in both Watsonville and downtown Santa Cruz, I help customers like you identify the insurance coverage that best fits your needs and protects you when you need that protection the most. This process is straightforward and personalized to help make the right insurance choices to make sure you are covered when life happens. I have the knowledge and experience to help you better understand your coverage options–whether that’s auto, home, renters, business insurance, life and more.”
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