Tag: women in business

Ready To Update The Look Of Your Home? Meet Vanessa Banks of Decorating Den Interiors

Ready To Update The Look Of Your Home? Meet Vanessa Banks of Decorating Den Interiors

Vanessa Banks, Interior designer and owner of Decorating Den Interiors has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Design Institute of San Diego and 17 years of design experience.

Ms. Banks has completed courses in drafting, lightning, psychology of color, history of furniture, sketching and rendering. She stays current with the latest design trends and participates in on going education. She can read blueprints, work with contractors or move walls if necessary.

Ms. Banks has been providing clients with design services for residential and small commercial spaces in San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.

She enjoys working with and educating her clients throughout the design process, for example, during the paint selection for a space, she explains how and why the paint colors will complement the room’s fabrics, furniture or adjacent spaces.

Interior Design is her passion and she is always excited to” beautify” any space.

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Are You A Foodie? Meet Cheri Poulos, Carlsbad Food Tours

Are You A Foodie? Meet Cheri Poulos, Carlsbad Food Tours

Are you a foodie? Born out of a love of fine wines and delicious food, Carlsbad Food Tours has become destination experience for dining and wine tasting in Carlsbad by the Sea. After traveling and experiencing food tours in other cities, we decided to make our way back home and bring the world of Food Tours to our community.

Cheri was born & raised in California. She has lived in San Diego over 20 years, her children were born in the area. She has a strong connection to Carlsbad, in fact one of her daughters was Miss Carlsbad 2005. So she voted herself to be Mrs. Carlsbad. Now the Chief Foodie and Founder of Carlsbad Food Tours! She loves Carlsbad and is happy to share her knowledge about the local history and great eateries in the Carlsbad Village.

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Lucy Kelleher, Keep them Loyal

Lucy Kelleher, Keep them Loyal

Lucy Kelleher, founder of Keep Them Loyal, worked as a litigation paralegal as well as an elementary school teacher. As a paralegal, she quickly learned how important it was to stay in contact with other attorneys, experts, service providers, and clients before, during, and even after a case concluded. Many times, when a “rush service” was needed Lucy knew who she could contact that would be willing to work with their office because Lucy had built up a relationship with them that wasn’t just about what they could do for us. Lucy learned their names, their offerings, more about them on a personal level. Lucy would stay in touch between cases.

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Unlocking Your Intuitive Gifts with Katy Bray

Unlocking Your Intuitive Gifts with Katy Bray

| February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Katy Bray is a professional clairvoyant whose direct and loving approach has been game changing for those seeking to achieve the next level of success with greater confidence and authenticity. As a clairvoyant, she is exceptionally well versed in transformative techniques for accessing information and fast-forward growth for her clients.

Katy is a master in seeing all aspects to a person and their business. No matter what your level of success, there is always further to go. Katy thrives when supporting entrepreneurs in staying at the top of their game and strategizing their next steps in life and business.

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Speaker, Reiki Master, Author and Coach Debra Guttas

Speaker, Reiki Master, Author and Coach Debra Guttas

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today my guest is Debra Wilson Guttas, Conduit For Self Healing. Debra has over 20 years as a speaker, Reiki Master, author and coach. She has a unique approach in that she combines her intuitive healing energy work with practical real-life application.

Her clients have coined her the Mid-Life Transition Doula (TM). Her specialty is supporting individuals approaching mid-life who are trying to define what’s next for them. She is the author of the forthcoming book “Personal & Business Success through the 7 Gateways – Spiritual & Practical Tools for Crafting Your Life from the Inside Out”.

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Public Relations, What Is It? How To Use It!

Public Relations, What Is It? How To Use It!

Today my guest is Mary Schmidt-Krebs. MESA Integrated Marketing, Inc is an award winning San Diego public relations firm that has been providing a wide range of PR, special events, promotions and communications strategies to a variety of clients since 1998. The agency helps companies get the right message to the right audience efficiently and effectively. They offer strategic counsel, proven experience, fundamental expertise, and high ethical standards. MESA works with a team of associates who have the creativity to generate big ideas while giving essential attention to the small details that make them work.

MESA has created successful public relations and communications programs for a diverse set of clients on local, regional and national levels. The agency and its team work with clients and companies in the consumer, business-to-business, franchise, restaurant, theme park, agricultural, software technology, sporting goods, health care, travel and telecommunications industries.

The agency offers services in public and media relations, media training, community relations, special event development, promotions, public affairs and non-profit support.

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Deanna Potter, Potter Coaching and Consulting

Deanna Potter, Potter Coaching and Consulting

Today my guest is Deanna Potter. Deanna embraces systems which launch professionals to huge victories. Through her contagious enthusiasm and high-energy approach, Deanna shows how to accelerate results with passionate strategies that work.

As a woman business owner for the last 15 years, Deanna has delivered stellar sales results over the course of three downward markets.

Over the top successes include: Rookie of the Year for Coldwell Banker, 3-time Top Performer of the Year recipient with Hartford Insurance Group, and Executive Manager supervising more than 100 self employed entrepreneurs and their businesses.

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Hearing, Communication and Business

Hearing, Communication and Business

Today my guest is Teresa Barnes of HearCommunication. Teresa has a mission to change hearing awareness by a new symbol to give visibility to an invisible disability. She speaks on Hearing Topics, Consults and Advocates. She wears hearing aids and has experienced what is like in a world that is not Hearing Aid Friendly. Teresa welcome to the show.

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Mother’s Day with Linda Gorin, The Best to You

Mother’s Day with Linda Gorin, The Best to You

Today my guest is Linda Gorin, The Best to You. Linda and I will be talking about her business and next weekend’s celebration of Mother’s Day.

The Best to You began as a hobby in 1984. Soon, creating festive gifts for special people became a passion. Back then, the dining room table was the design area and a big order was more than six baskets at one time. It’s fun to remember when the thought of having their own gift basket company seemed like just a dream. It started to become a reality when they opened our first little shop in 1985. As the business grew, Linda celebrated six expansions. Today, The Best to You enjoys a reputation as one of the finest gift basket companies in the industry. They have been featured on Channel 8 and Channel 10 numerous times. The Best to You is in the business of delivering memories!

The Best to You team takes that very seriously. We deliver joy and good will. We build grand displays of appreciation. We send “you can do it!” style encouragement, and “we’re all thinking of you” style comfort. We deliver “work of art” welcomes and memorable farewells. We deliver fun and excitement that create impromptu celebrations. We send morale skyrocketing with our employee thank you gifts and deliver warm, fuzzy feelings of home with our college care packages. We’ve been responsible for expedited wedding proposals, rekindled romances, and when someone’s having a horrible day, we can change tears to smiles.

Our team of creative imagineers is constantly thinking of new and unique designs to thrill and delight. They are master memory makers! If you ever have a custom request, a question, or just need some additional information, feel free to call. We love hearing from you!

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They Say Clothing Makes the Woman!

They Say Clothing Makes the Woman!

Today my guest is Laurie Sodetani. Laurie is a custom clothing designer and the owner of Carlsbad-based, Seams Fashionable. She works one-on-one with women interested in having comfortable clothes that fit perfectly and make them feel like a million bucks.

For more than 25 years, Laurie has been the “go to person” for traveling business women who appreciate her ability to create interchangeable pieces as well as for ladies tired of full closets and that perpetual feeling of having “nothing to wear.”

In the past, Laurie traveled the U.S. holding trunk shows for clients around the country. Today, she works with clients one-on-one in her bright and friendly studio in State Street Marketplace, creating clothes her clients really enjoy wearing.

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