Category Archives: Speakers

July 18 Meeting: Madalyn Manzeck, Fashion Designer

Madalyn Manzeck is our speaker.  Madalyn is the fashion designer behind Madalyn Joy Designs, an award winning bespoke lingerie brand. Madalyn Joy Manzeck graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Dean’s High Honors in May 2016 and received a Bachelor of Science in Textile and Apparel Design. She has interned with Paul Andrew and Donna Karan at New York Fashion Week and Global Brands Group located in the Empire State Building in NYC. Upon college graduation, Madalyn followed her entrepreneurial spirit and started her own brand at 22. Madalyn won the prestigious “Designer of the Year 2017” award at Milwaukee Fashion Week and has been recognized by M Magazine and Milwaukee Magazine as an upcoming designer in the Milwaukee area. The Madalyn Joy Designs label celebrates one official year of being in business this April.

Join us at SEEK Careers/Staffing, 1160 Opportunity Dr, Grafton, WI 53024.

Check in at 7:15 am for the meetings starting at 7:30 am.  Coffee and light breakfast refreshments.

Reservations and payments can be made securely on our website using PayPal. Payments may be made securely by credit or debit card — No PayPal account is required.

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June 20 Meeting: Joel Derse Dauer, Animal Advocate / Transitional Organization Specialist

Joel Derse Dauer is our speaker. Joel has had a lifelong passion for animals and  has worked as a Transitional Organization Specialist for more than 25 years.  “Saving Sadie, How a Dog that No One Wanted Inspired the World” is Joal Derse Dauer’s first book for adults. Together she and her special-needs dog Sadie travel the country spreading their important messages about disability acceptance, anti-bullying, and strengthening the laws and punishments regarding animal cruelty and abuse.

Join us at SEEK Careers/Staffing, 1160 Opportunity Dr, Grafton, WI 53024.

Check in at 7:15 am for the meetings starting at 7:30 am.  Coffee and light breakfast refreshments.

Reservations and payments can be made securely on our website using PayPal. Payments may be made securely by credit or debit card — No PayPal account is required.

Click here to make your Meeting Reservation today!

May 16 Meeting: Meet Local Metalsmith Sara Dahmen

Sara Dahmen is our speaker. She is a metalsmith of vintage and modern cookware and manufactures pure metal kitchenware in tin, copper, and iron. Her debut novel, Widow 1881, inspired House Copper & Cookware. The cookware is manufactured entirely in America, with most of the copperware made by Sara in her garage in Port Washington.

Join us at SEEK Careers/Staffing, 1160 Opportunity Dr, Grafton, WI 53024

Check in at 7:15 am for the meetings starting at 7:30 am.  Coffee and light breakfast refreshments.

Reservations and payments can be made securely on our website using PayPal. Payments may be made securely by credit or debit card — No PayPal account is required.

Click here to make your Meeting Reservation today!

April 18 Meeting: Go Away, Find Your SELF – Personal Transformation Through Travel with Jennifer Buchholz

Join #1 bestselling author Jennifer Buchholz as she shares how travel can be used for a journey of self-discovery. It’s time to rediscover yourself!

Jennifer Buchholz is the owner of Transform via Travel, where she coaches women to go on journeys of self-discovery using solo travel as a means to get out of their comfort zone. This business evolved organically as a combination of her professional and academic background as well as her personal travels and growth.

Jennifer holds a BA in Communication and an MA in Human Resource Development. Professionally, she’s worked in financial services and leadership training and development for the majority of her career. She also has been an adjunct faculty member for over 15 years at various universities teaching leadership courses as well as a variety of other topics.

While she’s been a solo traveler for years, she took her first solo trip abroad at age 40 to New Zealand and spent time intentionally working through some things she’d been dealing with after an especially rough year.

Now, her career involves being an entrepreneur, coach, networker and innovator. She will be launching a grand new initiative for solo travelers in 2016 and will continue to encourage women to Go Solo!

Join us at SEEK Careers/Staffing, 1160 Opportunity Dr, Grafton, WI 53024

Check in at 7:15 am for the meetings starting at 7:30 am.  Coffee and light breakfast refreshments.

Reservations and payments can be made securely on our website using PayPal. Payments may be made securely by credit or debit card — No PayPal account is required.

Click here to make your Meeting Reservation today!

March 21 Breakfast Meeting with Caitlin Cullen

The Tandem: Dream that turned into bridge between two communities. Meet Caitlin Cullen.

Caitlin Cullen is the head chef and owner of The Tandem, a made from scratch southern-style restaurant located in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood. Caitlin chose this location hoping that her restaurant could be a “bridge” between northern neighborhoods and downtown Milwaukee. She hires her staff almost exclusively from Lindsay Heights area to help create economic opportunities in community that has a 40% poverty rate. Hear Caitlin share the story of how her business idea turned into a celebrated neighborhood gathering place.

Join us at SEEK Careers/Staffing, 1160 Opportunity Dr, Grafton, WI 53024

Check in at 7:15 am for the meetings starting at 7:30 am.  Coffee and light breakfast refreshments.

Reservations and payments can be made securely on our website using PayPal. Payments may be made securely by credit or debit card — No PayPal account is required.

Click here to make your Meeting Reservation today!

February 21 Breakfast Meeting with Cat Dols

Cat Dols is a coach, speaker and author of Get Your Goddess On: Own Your Power, Love Your Life!  She has lived in the trenches of life and now has written down the map she used to get out – to also help other women feel their best in life.  She loves to assist others on their journey to learn how to love themselves again and give them opportunities for self forgiveness, healing and growth. Adversity will always be a part of life and hopefully a little easier to get through with some of the tips and suggestions in her book.  Cat is a mother of four grown children, a business owner and lives in Cedarburg with her two furry boys.

Join us at SEEK Careers/Staffing, 1160 Opportunity Dr, Grafton, WI 53024.

Check in at 7:15 am for the meetings starting at 7:30 am.  Coffee and light breakfast refreshments.

Reservations and payments can be made securely on our website using PayPal. Payments may be made securely by credit or debit card — No PayPal account is required.

Click here to make your Meeting Reservation today!

January 17 Breakfast Meeting with Meg Daly

Start the New Year at our Breakfast meeting at SEEK Consulting in Grafton.

Meg Daly with help us start the year right.  Feel Better. Work Better.  Meg is a Personal/Career Development Coach, M Magazine Blogger, and corporate facilitator. She works with individuals, business owners, and entrepreneurs who are ready to take their lives and careers to the next level. She has a natural ability to hone in on the unique gifts of her clients and support them in using these gifts to start living more effective lives. You can learn more about Meg by visiting her website at www.coachmegdaly.com

Reservations and payment for the meeting can be made securely on our website using PayPal. Payments may be made securely by credit or debit card — No PayPal account is required.

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November 15 Meeting: Jayme Radomski, Top Shelf Home Organizing

Are you ready to clear your dining table for a meal, start a simple filing system for your paperwork, make sense of your pantry, revive your closet and regain control of your household? Jayme can help you achieve your home organizing goals.

As a child, Jayme found organizing toys and craft items was fun. As the neighborhood babysitter, families always came home to nicely organized kids’ spaces and room. That young love for order led to her career developing efficiencies and systems for organization.

Today she holds degrees in engineering and business management. Attention to detail and passion for helping others lead to leadership roles in her engineering career. She has designed commercial fire suppression systems and spent years in retail and restaurant industries in college.

In appreciation of our speaker’s time, Women’s Focus makes a $100 donation to the organization of the speaker’s choice. Jayme has selected Friends of St. Catherine’s Residence to receive the November donation.

Reservations and payment for the meeting can be made securely on our website using PayPal. Payments may be made securely by credit or debit card — No PayPal account is required.

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Make Your Reservations NOW for the FOCUS Holiday Party with Comedy Sportz!!

Join us for our Annual Holiday Party!  This year Comedy Sportz will be there again to help us celebrate!

December 13, 2017
Cost:  $39 per person

Arrive at 11:30 am for networking
Plated Lunch served at 11:45 am
Program 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Ozaukee Country Club
10823 N River Rd., Mequon WI 53092

Reservations and payment for the party can be made securely on our website using PayPal. Payments may be made securely by credit or debit card — No PayPal account is required.

Make your Reservations for the Holiday Party NOW

Program: Comedy Sportz!!
Cost: $39 per person
When: 11:30 AM Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Where: Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N River Rd., Mequon

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Starter: Small Fresh Fruit Plate
Entrèe: Grilled Salmon, a 5-oz Salmon Filet Ribboned with Beurre Blanc, Served on a Bed of Toasted Angel Hair Pasta and Accompanied by Roasted Vegetables.

Special Gluten Free/Vegetarian Option: Mushroom and Spinach Risotto Cakes, Arborio Rice, Sautèed Cremini Mushrooms, Diced Tomatoes, Zucchini, Garlic, Parmesan Cheese.

December Meeting

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Requests for Gluten-free and Vegetarian entrees MUST be received NO LATER THAN the registration deadline NOON Wednesday, December 6, 2017.




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 Gluten-free or Vegetarian meals are available by special request. All special requests MUST be received NO LATER THAN the registration deadline. The dish prepared to fulfill a special request is at the sole discretion of the chef.

To make a reservation and pay later, please email reservations@womensfocus.org.

 

October 18, 2017 Meeting: Janet Halonen, Licensed Acupuncturist and Esthetician

Join us on October 18 to hear from Janet Halonen of AcuEsthetics.  Janet Halonen is a multi-disciplined holistic healthcare provider. She is dually licensed as an acupuncturist and aesthetician.  Her areas of specialty are stress and pain management, facial rejuvenation, alcohol and drug recovery support, and nutrition consultation.  In addition to acupuncture and aesthetic services, Janet is also a certified Yoga and meditation instructor, and has taught in the local Milwaukee area for the past 20 years. She has a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. Her practice is located in Mequon and is a hybridization of all of the healing wisdoms she has been privileged to learn.

Jan’s discussion will be about treating addictions with ancient healing techniques. For the past ten years she has worked privately with patients and in group settings at local treatment centers in the Milwaukee area. Treating those going through recovery is a passion for her, as she sees addiction impacting virtually every aspect of society.

In appreciation of our speaker’s time, Women’s Focus makes a $100 donation to the organization of the speaker’s choice. Janet selected the Wisconsin Humane Society to receive the October donation.