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Colorado Business Women: 95th Annual State Convention


Friday, June 6, 2014: McCormick & Schmick's                                
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM Colorado Business Women Happy Hour Light appetizers will be provided. Cash bar.    

Saturday, June 7, 2014: Maggiano's Little Italy                    
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM    Registration        
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM    Breakfast Buffet        
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM    Welcome    
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM     Keynote Speaker, Sylvia Theisen, The Comparison Cure,    
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Break            
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Speaker, Melanie Smithson, Conflict and Stress,    
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Celebration of Women Luncheon
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM    Break            
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM    Colorado Business Women, Business Meeting: Elections, Bylaws Vote, New Business, and Induction Ceremon

Annual Convention Speaker Information:

Keynote Speaker, Sylvia Theisen 
Professional Speaker for High-Performing Women
The Comparison Cure

Change Your Story... Change Your Life
Sylvia uses humor, story telling and practical tools to create a compelling call to action for women. Laughing while they learn, participants will walk away with an understanding of how their own behaviors contribute to feeling stuck and disempowered. Inspired to take more personal responsibility and implement change beyond the presentation, women will stop self sabotaging, decrease negativity and complaining.

They'll have concrete steps to take to ask for what they want, negotiate more effectively and hold themselves to a higher vision of possibilities, which results in improved accountability, trust and performance at work.

The stories we tell about our life have the power to propel us forward. Through a simple yet powerful three step process, you will identify what stories keep you stuck and how changing them will change your life.

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Melanie Smithson
Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist,
Certified Sedona Method Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, and Master of Arts

Stress Free in 30 Seconds
Life happens. Stress happens. But flow, playfulness, and ease can also happen. Life gets easier and takes less effort when we get our self out of the way. The self that gets in the way by being too involved with thoughts, feelings, habitual patterns and concerns about other's thoughts, feelings and habitual patterns. Most stress is a result of how we react or respond to the world.

There are many strategies we can use in the moment, in 30-seconds or less, to re-center, re-connect and re-direct. Knowing how to access the body's wisdom; to let go in the moment; and to play with possibility will serve us in moving through a multitude of stressful scenarios and bring us back to peace.

In this interactive presentation, Melanie will offer tools to effortlessly navigate life's challenges. Learn how to cultivate flexibility and release fear and resistance.

Harness the power of your body, mind, spirit, and emotions. Embrace a lighthearted and just slightly irreverent approach to life and say good-bye to stress.

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2014 Colorado Business Women Celebration of Women Honorees:

Aurora Business Women:

Boulder BPW:

Business Women of Sterling:

Cherry Creek Business Women's Network:


Gunnison Business Women:

Northwest Metro BPW: