What’s Happening – SDVWA Events

January 26

Cathy Derksen, CFP, PFP, BSc

Founder of Inspired Tenacity, five time Amazon #1 best selling author, international speaker, coach

Topic: 3 Key Steps to Reignite Your Life in 2022! Where is your journey taking you?

Do you feel like you’re treading water in your life right now? Going through the motions of day-to-day life but feeling frustrated and unfulfilled? As the years go by so many of us have lost touch with our dreams and our own plans for the future. Let’s dig deep into what has been you holding you back from pursuing your dreams. Why have you put your dreams on the backburner while we focus your time and energy on other people in your life? Give yourself permission to dream again! Allow yourself to bring life to your life by stepping into your brilliance. Don’t stay stuck in uncertainty and overwhelm.

Cathy is a wealth and success coach as well as founder of her company Inspired Tenacity. She was previously an active member of Valley Women. Her passion is dedicated to helping women tap into their own brilliance to create lives filled with genuine joy and fulfilment. Cathy’s mission is to create a cycle of wealth and success among women around the world. After working as a financial planner for over a decade, she left my corporate job and started Inspired Tenacity to focus on helping women create wealth and success on their own terms. Cathy is also an international speaker and a 5-time best selling author with stories that inspire the readers to take a leap of faith into reaching for their big goals.

Founder of Inspired Tenacity
Best-Selling Author
International Speaker
Certified Financial Planner
Certified Success Coach

5 Minute Spotlight

Dr Holly Fourchalk

Choices Unlimited for Health and Wellness

Topic: Chocolate!

Yes, you can enjoy chocolate for Valentines day – learn about the Good, Bad and Ugly about chocolate.

Dr. Holly Fourchalk, Ph.D., DNM®, RHT, MH, AAP, HT

February 23

Leah Albrecht

Website & Technology Coaching, Consulting & Training

Topic: Top Website Mistakes Even Savvy Business Owners Make

Your website tells your potential clients who you are, what you do and how you can help them. You want and need to make a good first impression. We are going to look at some common mistakes that entrepreneurs make when creating or improving their websites.


As a website and technology coach, consultant and trainer with more than 10 years of experience, Leah empowers entrepreneurs to create beautiful websites that they and, more importantly, their ideal clients love.

Technology of every kind permeates our lives today. There is so much that you need to know about getting your business online, that it can be overwhelming.

If you have a business you HAVE to have a website. No website means no clients.

Leah believes in keeping things simple, giving you exactly what you need, and leaving out all of the unnecessary stuff you don’t.

Sometimes you need a helping hand or to just have someone else do it for you. Unlike most coaches, Leah will actually dive in and help with the techy stuff.

For a complimentary 30-minute call to plan how to improve your website, schedule a coffee chat here.

Leah Albrecht, MBA

5 Minute Spotlight

Dr Holly Fourchalk

Choices Unlimited for Health and Wellness

Topic: Gardening

Yeah spring is coming! Learn a variety of tips for creating a phenomenal garden harvest.

Dr. Holly Fourchalk, Ph.D., DNM®, RHT, MH, AAP, HT

March 23

Linda Clement ~ Raising Parents Inc.

Topic: 5 Things that Demolish Confidence – for Parents & Others

The main take-aways from this will be:

~ Identify the key places your confidence is being knocked

~ Know when you’re working against yourself, and when it’s other people

~ Clarify, for yourself, what your primary goals really are

~ Tips to evaluate the advice you’re getting


Linda is an author (of 5 books, 3 on parenting, including The Manual Your Child Came With) and ThriveParenting coach, founder and owner of Raising Parents, who helps good parents become great parents before they become grandparents.

In her 20 years of working with clients (and 30 of working with parents as a volunteer peer counsellor) Linda has helped thousands of families reach their goals for peaceful, cooperative and connected relationships between parents and children, and among siblings.

A mother of two grown daughters, and grandma of two grandsons, Linda also paints and sketches, writes truly abysmal poetry, and loves to cook and eat interesting and unusual foods. The weirdest thing she’s ever cooked is frog legs, and the weirdest things she’s ever eaten is balut –the Filipino boiled fertilized duck egg… with a 14 day old chick in it.

For more on this same subject, join Linda on January 29, at 11am, on zoom, for Becoming a Confident Parent, to discover the 10 steps to confidence in parenting, and to set your feet on the rising road toward the family peace and connection you dream of…

Linda Clement
Raising Parents Inc.

April 27

Lauren R. Fleshler

Business Growth Expert & Owner, Easily Said & Done

Topic: How to Avoid Common Pricing Mistakes

A common mistake entrepreneurs make is thinking of pricing as simply assigning prices to their products or service. When done correctly, pricing becomes an integral part of your business strategy, working to bolster your brand, attract your ideal customers, and drive prospects effortlessly through your sales funnel. All while supporting you and your business.

What we’ll cover:

  • Why you need to think about pricing differently.
  • Why it’s critical to align your pricing with other key strategies.
  • What the most common pricing mistakes are and what to do instead.

About Lauren

Lauren helps entrepreneurs worry and stress less building their dream businesses by ensuring they bake in smart money management, profitability, and scalability. She teaches entrepreneurship for New York City’s Small Business Services and is WBE certified.

In one conversation, you completely shifted my perception of my business. Lauren’s approach to business is down-to-earth and rooted in a combination of experience and education. Her clients love how she simplifies everything, thinks outside the box, and gives them the tools, knowledge, and guidance they need regardless of where they are and what they want to achieve.

(646) 801-6640

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