Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winners!

April 2021 – Alane Roberts

Alane Roberts
Alane Roberts
Today’s Leader:
Understanding the New Follower

Alane Roberts is a passionate speaker, and shares encouraging messages about personal growth and motivation.  She is the President of Assisted Living Locators of Houston, a placement firm that finds care communities for seniors.  She is the National Chairperson for the Franchisee Advisory Council of Assisted Living Locators, and also the Regional Director of the Central South Region of the same.  Alane recently won the ALL-IN award with her company, an award that is given to franchisees that embody a spirit of collaboration and commitment. 

Alane is the owner of Grace Management Group, a small care management firm in Houston.  She is the former Executive Director of WOAMTEC Vintage Park, a business women’s networking group, and hosts meetings twice a month.  She is also a member the National Organization of Women Business Owners. Alane is mom to three sons, and lives in Tomball Texas, She enjoys writing, crafting, decorating, singing and gatherings of friends.

Three Take-A-Ways:

Understanding the needs of the team you lead.

How to adapt leadership strategies in today’s environment.

Effective communication with your followers or team.

March 2021 – Sarah Ziese

Sarah Ziese
The Fitzpatrick Group

 

“What you don’t know
Financial 
Strategies for the Savvy Woman”

Sarah Ziese, with the Fitzpatrick Group, works hard to educate regular people just like us on how they can retire in the 0% tax bracket. With a background in education and financial advising, Sarah’s goal is financial education for all her clients. She believes that individuals have the right to fully understand how their money truly works and how taxes, fees, and market volatility can truly disrupt a financial plan without proper education and understanding.

Sarah works with both individuals and small businesses to create plans for both efficient savings and protection. Sarah is wife to husband Brian and mom to two littles—Presley, age 4, and brand-new baby Connor. She grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Texas A&M University. After a 10-year career in education, she made the transition into financial services. When starting out, she realized how many questions were left unanswered and plans built with inflated projections. That is when she joined the Fitzpatrick Group whose main mission is to disrupt the financial services industry by mathematically breaking down traditional methods of planning, putting the clients first, and educating the public so that they can make the very best financial decisions for their businesses and their families.When you are ready to learn the truth about your portfolio, give Sarah a call! She cannot wait to share with you some powerful math and education so you and your family can achieve your financial goals more efficiently!

Three Take-A-Ways:

  • Learn how taxes, fees, and volatility affect retirement income.
  • How to be better prepared for your financial future. 
  • You will gain more knowledge on how to take control of all your finances, so you have the confidence to make the best financial decisions for your business and family.  

 

February 2021 – Erika Ervin

Please Note Change of Location:  The February Meeting will be held at Creekwood Grill, 12710 Telge Rd, Cypress, TX 77429


Erika Ervin
Erika Ervin

"Take Back Your Crown
Revive Your Power in 2021"

Erika has over 14 Years in the health and wellness industry.  All of Erika's programs and presentations provide a holistic, approachable and action oriented experience. All with a fun and a relaxed vibe.

Her coaching, training and speaking programs are strategically designed and cater to every client.

Her dynamic and inspiring programs teach you how to do the thought work, connect with your emotions to recognize and  change behaviors to lead a productive yet peaceful lifestyle.

Erika is a Founding Connector for Sawubona Sister Gatherings, LLC a new rising legacy of Sisterhood.  She is also the Director of Sisterhood Experience and develops strategies and processes to make each member comfortable using their platform to be seen and hear.

Currently, Erika is serving her third term as a Volunteer on the Executive Board of a local Chapter of the American Business Women's Association - The Leading Woman’s Express Network. She is eager and excited to serve as the 2019/2020 President Elect.  

She is also a Certified 200 - Expert Registered Yoga Teacher.  She travels the country to deliver workshops and Teacher Training Modules.

Erika is married to Kyle Ervin and has two sons and one fur baby. If you attend any of Erika's virtual classes you are sure to get a glimpse of the Yinster Pup, Deeter.

In her leisure time she enjoys hanging out with her family, cooking meals, working out and always reading and learning.

Fun Facts: Obsessed with Spicy Cheetos, Opera Music and horror movies!

Topic: Business Strategy and Planning

Three Take-A-Ways:

  • Learn the three Pillars that Support Pivotal Moments
  • How and When to Create Change 
  • A Formula to accomplish goals by Leading with Your Strengths.

January 2021 – Darlene Hajduk


Darlene Hajduk
ProLine Supply Company Inc.

"Strategic Mapping"

 

Darlene is a twenty-year veteran of the promotional products profession and is the Founder and President of ProLine Supply Company, Inc.  

She is a past winner of the Small Business of the Year for the Cy-fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, and a finalist for the Lone Star College Small Business of the Year.  Other recognitions include, Cy-Fair Express Network’s Woman of the Year and Woman of Excellence and national 2015 ABWA Top Ten Business Woman of the American Business Women’s Association. Hajduk is a Master Advertising Specialist, a Safety Ambassador, a trained Advocate for her industry, and has been recently been named a PPAI Fellow by the Promotional Products Association International for her dedication and engagement in the industry. 

Darlene graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. degree in Media-Communications from Medaille College, in Buffalo, New York.  In 2015, she received a Continuing Education Certificate from Park University in Overland Park, Kansas, in Women as 21st Century Leaders, and Kansas University MBA Essentials finance program at Kansas University.

Hajduk is a member of the Houston Promotional Products Association, The Promotional Products Association International, is a Trustee for the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, Leadership North Houston alumna, a Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce Past Ambassador and Committee Chair, and the Federation of Houston Professional Women’s Education Foundation Past Scholarship Chair.  She was the Formation Chair and Past President of Women Empowering Women Express Network of ABWA in Houston, Texas. Additionally, she has held numerous leadership and business development positions in local networking and professional organizations. As a mentor, she assists several businesswomen and college students, in the Houston and surrounding area.

Darlene has been married to Kenneth Hajduk for 41 years and has 2 children, Jason, a Civil Engineer and Vice President with IDS Engineering in Houston, and Kristen, Director of Operations at National Security Innovation Network (NSIN). Now she is Grandma of Ellie and Evie, 7 years old and Jack, 5 months old!!!!

December 2020 – Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange


Thursday, December 17, 2020
Networking 11:00 a.m.; Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.
Longwood Golf Club
13300 Longwood Trace
Cypress, TX  77429

Join us as we enjoy a festive celebration during the annual Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange Event. As always, guests are welcome and encouraged to join in and network. Please join us and be a part of the fun. Those participating in the gift exchange should bring a gift valued at least at $25.00. No gift cards or gift certificates, please.

November 2020 – Lindsey Chapman

Lindsey Chapman
November 19, 2020

 

Lindsey Meadows Chapman is the proud owner of Meadows Resources where she specializes in Consulting, Management, and Administration in HR, recruiting, staffing (traditional/ remote), and training. She is committed to developing female talent in HR, recruiting, and staffing careers. She is an active member of ABWA and SHRM. Lindsey is also ABWA’s 2017 & 2020 Woman of the Year and a Protégé award winner. She an ABWA National 2021 Top Ten Businesswoman and has also won Woman of Excellence 2019 from FHPW. She was nominated for CEO of the Year 2018 by the Houston Business Journal, and Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year 2018 by the Small Business Association of Houston. She is currently serving as the President for IWIB and Past President for WEWEN.

She spends her free time homeschooling both of her children, digging in her garden, cooking, baking, hunting, and spending time with her pets and family when not working.

Lindsey will be conducting a DISC personality test that will help you to rapidly gain insights into your blend of DISC personality and behavioral traits. With this knowledge, you can better connect and communicate with others.

In about 10 minutes, you’ll have a better understanding of why you communicate the way you do. Using this understanding, you can communicate more effectively. With your DISC personality test results, you can:

  • Immediately improve your communication skills
  • Connect with co-workers more effectively
  • Understand what you need to do to be more successful when working with others.

This month’s CYFEN meeting begins with networking at 11:00 a.m. followed with a prompt 11:30 a.m. start of the program. Luncheons are held at our new location, Longwood Golf Club, 13300 Longwood Trace, Cypress, TX 77429.

October, 2020 – Toni Harris Taylor


Toni Harris Taylor

Toni Harris Taylor is also known as "The Networking Queen". That's why becoming an NIA Franchise owner is a natural fit. Toni's brand is all about taking DRASTIC steps to be successful. As a sales and marketing coach, Toni teaches her clients to build relationships to Get Known, Get Connected to Get Paid! Now she has the vehicle to help her clients, "Build Relationships that Last a Lifetime!" If you are ready to end the frustrations of growing your business, connect with Toni to see how she can help you turn more contacts into contracts!

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Determine your target market for laser focus marketing
  • Build relationships through networking
  • Speak to get in front of the crowd and be the "go-to" expert
  • Use technology tools such as email and social media to follow up and stay connected

Join us this month at 11:00 a.m. for networking, meeting program begins at 11:30.

September – Lynlee Linke

Lynlee Linke
"Be EXTRAordinary"

(How to BE the EXTRA among the ordinary)

Lynlee Linke is a single mom of three (soon to be married and mom to six), a recently semi-retired veterinarian after 25 years in practice, and currently a Level V Circle Mercedes achiever with Rodan + Fields.

Lynlee enjoys running, going to the beach house, and drinking wine!  She's an animal lover, an aspiring author, and has a desire to empower and inspire others. Lynlee loves being with her family and friends, and believes in living life to the fullest and that you should show up in life in the grandest way and ALWAYS bring the Fun!

How bringing out your true unique and authentic self is the path to success not only in business but also in life.
Developing and Believing in who YOU are!
Creating the life you want by showing up that way
Embracing the Joy in the Journey

 

 

August – Kerry Walsh

Kerry Walsh
"Three Keys to Becoming an Effective Networker"

Kerry Walsh has been in the wellness industry for 7+ years working with women to empower them on their health and fitness journey.

Her purpose is to encourage, inspire and coach busy women to stop simply surviving and start thriving by gaining self-confidence and building a foundation of new healthy habits to live a lifestyle they desire & deserve!

Kerry is also the chapter owner for the Cypress Women, Wine & Wellness.  

Women, Wine & Wellness is on the cutting edge of women’s organizations in the United States. They are a dynamic group providing wellness education for women while they connect, learn, grow, and stay inspired. Their events naturally attract professional women, women who are passionate about health, and women who just want a fun night out to connect with other women of the same interests.

June – Kristina Perez

"Infusing Happiness Into Life and Work"

Too many people are missing a critical element when it comes to their lives - happiness! In this session, we will identify specific skills of happiness and how leaders apply them to daily work and life. 

Leaders who are happy put into perspective the view of success and failure. It's not about having the best of everything, it is viewing through the right lens. Learn to live each day to the fullest, knowing every day gets better than the last. Change your happiness level today!

Often described as a highly motivated, education manager with exceptional leadership abilities, Kristina Perez serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Premier.  She is talented at facilitating change, designing new programs, evaluating systems, and can often be found inspiring others through her imaginative style.

Kristina moved to the Houston area from North Dallas in 2010 and is passionate about creating programs for children and families. As a single mother of four, Kristina works hard to maintain her lifelong path of learning while serving as a role model. 

Kristina graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Master’s of Education in Educational Psychology. Kristina has a history of success managing multiple programs, presenting for various groups, and generating events for thousands of attendees in various communities.

Most of all, Kristina loves being part of the CyFair community and volunteering with several organizations.