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ECEW This Week

January 18, 2010

Thursday, January 21 8:30AM – 9:30AM

Your top relationship strategies: Share how you develop relationships to grow your business.
Event Sponsored By:  Sweet Peas Nanny and Babysitting Agency, LLC

At our Coffee Connections we will be giving tips for business as well as networking so come by the next one. Meet some new people, network, and learn!



“What an amazing workshop we had with Audrey Cavenecia on Thursday night! For those of you who missed, I strongly encourage you to visit her website at In just a few short hours, she helped me and many others gain tremendous clarity and focus to move toward our life’s design!

A big thanks goes out to Cathy Middleton who generously provided us the delicious food through Catering by Caroline and to Keller Williams for graciously opening their doors to host our event! I look forward to seeing you at our next event! ”


Tip of the week: by Amy Sinclair
Call two to three people a day every day this week for your business. Thank them for their business, ask them for referrals, follow up on service, something.
Do you have a tip or want to let us know how a tip has worked for you? Let me know at

Ellen Stebbins, ECEW President

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ECEW Events

January 11, 2010

2010 Launch Event
Join us for a very special 2010 ECEW Launch Event on Thursday, January 14th!

Her Turning Point™
No matter how powerful, effective, successful or amazing we are as women, we know in our hearts that we have this place where we are still holding back… where we are not completely free.  You may even ask yourself, “Given how far I have come, why can’t I just (fill on the blank)?”

Why go into another year knowing you aren’t fully yourself… fully emerged?

It’s a common experience for women to battle with who they really are and what they truly want.

ECEW is proud to present “Her Turning Point” – a subtle but profound dialogue that gives you a new perspective on why we all feel as though something is “holding us back.”You will have the opportunity to not only listen to a cutting edge perspective – but participate in a series of exercises that gently remove layer by layer of anything that is no longer, “you.”

You will walk away with is a sense of peace and vitality about your life, the access to who you are and what you want.

Audrey Cavenecia, California-based veteran Coach and Entrepreneur, will speak to how we as women can, once and for all, get to the source of what we really want.

  • The Universal Design of Woman
  • The Stages of Woman (what unique stages in life have to do with who we are)
  • Deconstructing You (the women you “had” to be)
  • A Purposeful Life: “Your” Life (exercise)
  • A New Language:
  • The Power of No (makes what you really want appear so much faster!)
  • The Unapologetic Woman (living a life free from guilt)
  • Living in-tuition(Truly listening to ourselves

Catering By Caroline is providing catering for the event!
Space is limited! Register now!  Log on to

Thursday, January 14th
Keller Williams Realty building
2nd Floor
496 Bramson Ct (Off Long Point Rd)
Suite 200
Mt Pleasant,SC
ECEW Members and Center For Women Members: $40 Non-Members: $50


Audrey Cavencia

Audrey Cavenecia is a veteran coach and creator of Her Turning Point™, and based in San Francisco, California.  She has led personal development programs impacting over 100,000 individuals and has coached global leaders, celebrities and Fortune 100 executives with her unique approach.  She is no ordinary business woman.  She is a visionary, innovative leader and a beacon of inspiration. Audrey believes strongly that “everyone has something profound to contribute.”  Now that we are “linked together” through collaborative networks, we must boldly step forward with something fresh to say.

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ECEW Events This Week

December 13, 2009

“The more informative your advertising, the more persuasive it will be.”
— David Ogilvy, Advertising Executive

Wednesday, December 17th Coffee Connection
9:15 AM at Just Chill

As you head out to parties in the coming days and weeks, do not forget to put cards in your pocket or small purse. It is amazing how many times I grab a small bag and forget to throw one or two in and then need them…. This is where you see people you don’t always see and meet new people! Take advantage of these encounters.


I am looking for success stories from being a member of ECEW. Whether it is a business relationship you made at a coffee connection, a client you obtained from a referral. Please send them to

Amy Sinclair
Ears of Experience, LLC


Ellen Stebbins, ECEW President

17 Prescient Street
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

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More Party Pictures

December 11, 2009

If you would like to share your ECEW holiday photos, please email Celeste at

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ECEW Christmas Party

December 10, 2009

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Women in Business

December 7, 2009

Female faction

Women-centric trade groups are blossoming

The Post and Courier
Monday, November 30, 2009

The conversation darted and shifted among the nearly 200 businesswomen who filled The Citadel’s cavernous alumni hall.

They gathered at a networking event put on by the Charleston-based Center for Women under the pretext of business. But the chatter quickly strayed from purely professional topics into personal lives, the quality of nearby schools, local restaurant recommendations, settling in after relocating to Charleston, nightmare bosses, the richness of the chocolate truffles being passed around, then back to business again. Read more

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Up Coming Events for December…

December 2, 2009

December  2009 Up Coming Events for December…

Thursday, December 3rd Coffee Connection

Square Onion 18 Resolute Lane
Have you been to our Coffee Connection lately?

Sunday, December 6th: ECEW Christmas Party
5:30PM – 9:30PM 48 Sowell Street, I’On
To benefit Meals on Wheels

Wednesday, December 17th Coffee Connection
9:15AM Just Chill


ECEW Member Events Around Town

Dec. 3 and 4, 9 AM to 5 PM
Be a Certified Life or Executive Coach

Earn the designation Certified Coach Practitioner in this information-packed hands-on course designed to take your experience to the next level.  Register now to reserve your spot, and mention the East Cooper entrepreneurial Women for a donation back to the organization.
Visit, messages at 866-455-2155, or call Certified Master Coach Trainer Cathy direct at 843-209-2641.

4th Annual Evening of Beauty and Bliss and Scrooge’s Night Out to Benefit Windwood Farm Home for Children
Thursday, Dec. 10 at Omar Shrine in Mt. Pleasant from 6-9
Come Eat, shop and play locally. View live performances, shop local vendors, listen to live jazz, play in our winter wonderland with Real Snow, and visit with Santa, Scrooge and The Grinch all for a good cause. $5 entry donation, children under 12 free. For more information, visit us online at or call 843.971.2860.

Grand Ideas Annual Open (Ware) House Sale!
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Palmetto Ideas Warehouse, 14 Lord Ashley Drive
Charleston, South Carolina 29407
Come enjoy Holiday music and treats while you shop for below-wholesale, SC-themed merchandise. Preview the selection at 843.852.5264

East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women


Don’t Forget to
Renew Your Membership for 2009
Contact Elizabeth Allen, Membership Chair
About ECEW
East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women (ECEW) was founded in 2007 to foster networking and professional development of who live or work East of the Cooper. Since that time our membership has grown to over 150 business women representing all aspects of our business community.


17 Prescient Street, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464


“What happens when you believe something with all your heart? Belief fuels enthusiasm, and determined enthusiasm explodes into passion. It fires our souls and lifts our spirits.” ~Mac Anderson

Christmas party is to benefit Meals on Wheels

48 Sowell St., I’On, December 6, 2009 5:30 until 9:00

Hosted by Phyllis Sheffer

I’On will have the traditional lighting of luminaries in the entire neighborhood at 5:30 and it is beautiful! There will also be a free concert for those who want to attend just a few steps away from my home or you can munch on holiday snacks, sip some wine or eggnog and enjoy the concert from my porch. Donations are welcome for Meals on Wheels Dress: Holiday casual

Tip of the Month: Follow Up Is Key

I know we have all heard it before but it is so important to actually follow-up and make those contacts. I schedule it into my week three times; Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. Of course that is going to change depending on the industry you are in but schedule it into your work week however you can.. I find when I follow up it really opens up that dialogue again with people I had been quoting packages to or even talking to about pricing and have not even made it that far. More of my closes comes from that follow up contact. People’s lives are busy, they need a reminder. Keep it simple. I send an email to them that says, “I hope this email  finds you well. I am writing to follow up and see if I can answer any questions on a future Disney vacation?” Historically, I get a really good response from this. Better yet, call them.

Amy Sinclair
Ears of Experience, LLC
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A Time for Truth
By Brian Tracy

Most of our social, economic, and political problems are rooted in the desire to get something for nothing, multiplied in intensity by the twin emotions of envy and resentment. Just as the lowest common denominators of human nature are greed and laziness, the fastest and easiest way to justify an attempt to get something for nothing is to proclaim that those who have what you want do not deserve it, and you do.

The Two Worldviews
There are two general ways of looking at the world. A person can have a benevolent worldview or a malevolent worldview. A person with a benevolent worldview looks at life and the world honestly and realistically, recognizing that there are many problems and deficiencies, but for the most part, it is a good place and definitely preferable to the alternatives. People who have a benevolent worldview create everything good and worthwhile in society.

Stinkin’ Thinkin’
People with a malevolent worldview, on the other hand, are primarily negative and cynical in their outlooks. They look for the worst in people and situations. They are characterized by low self-esteem and self-worth. They don’t like themselves, and as a result, they don’t like many others. They see problems everywhere. They see injustice, oppression, unfairness, and inequalities of income and status. No solution is ever enough. No situation is every satisfactory. For these people, there is always something wrong.

Your Self-Esteem and Self-Image
The central role of self-esteem and self-image-how much you like yourself and how you see yourself-cannot be overemphasized. They constitute the person you are inside. These core elements of your personality have overwhelming affects on your worldview. Each person has a deep inner need to feel important and valuable, and be respected by others. Each person needs to believe in something bigger than himself.

Political Opportunism
At the political level, there will always be opportunistic people who will offer to represent those who do not want to work for what they get. These opportunistic politicians will create elaborate arguments to prove why these prospective voters should be given free money. As soon as the specter of free money, of something for nothing or very little, raises its ugly head, more and more people will attempt to get it.

The Test for Truth
The two great questions you have to ponder when considering any personal and government action are these: First, “Is it true for me?” Is what you are saying or hearing true for you, or do you think it may be true for others, but not for yourself? Listen to your inner voice. Be perfectly honest with yourself. Trust your own instincts. Only accept the premise or promise that feels right and is consistent with your own personal knowledge and experience.

Action Exercise
Many of our most complex problems could be quickly relieved if each person were to ask themselves this question, “Is this true for me?”

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