Women’s Salon – Charleston, South Carolina – Saturday, October 3
Saturday, October 3, 2015
9 am – 2 pm
Charleston Harbor Resort
20 Patriots Point Road
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
~ continental breakfast and lunch will be served ~
Women At Woodstock and Sharon Becker, LISW, ACSW, a frequent leader of groups and workshops for women focusing on
life transitions, are hosting a Women’s Salon on Saturday, October 3 in Charleston, South Carolina. Sharon and two other
well-known and accomplished women will talk about major life transitions, self-direction,
choosing to be happy, and the right to stop trying to be “Wonder Woman.”
Join us – everyone is welcome!
Hear these inspiring speakers:
Being Open to New Directions in Life
– consciously choosing “intentional happiness” instead of loss and sadness at life’s transitions
Veronica James, aka the Gypsy Nester, travels the world full time with her husband David. A few years ago they packed up their home, put their essentials into storage, and started their unlikely, exciting, sometimes challenging and often hilarious journey with an open mind and an open-ended agenda right after they sent their last child off to college. The two have quite a following for their blog (32,000 Twitter followers and 8,000 Facebook fans!), in which they continue to share the latest on what they’ve been up to (and let the rest of us live vicariously through them!). Veronica and David have just published a best-selling book, Going Gypsy, and Veronica will be conducting a workshop at the upcoming Women At Woodstock gathering November 6-8, 2015.
The Next Chapter Revised – A Path to Moving Forward
– facilitated discussions and interactive group exercises
Sharon Becker, LISW, ACSW, is in private practice and has over thirty years’ experience in counseling. Her extensive training in family therapy provides a foundation to help individuals, couples and families to understand how one’s past impacts present relationships. At the same time, counseling focuses on teaching new skills and helping clients implement healthy coping strategies to replace old patterns and build positive self esteem. View her website, sharonbecker.com to learn more about her specialized areas of expertise.
Sharon leads groups and workshops for women focusing on life transitions, grief and loss, and recreating yourself in the second half of life. Says Sharon, “I am passionate about helping people experience life’s changes as opportunities to make new choices and move forward with resiliency, direction and purpose.”
Jennet Robinson Alterman
How To Tame Your Inner Wonder Woman
– we all have the power to live a balanced life
Jennet Robinson Alterman is a native of Charleston and is the President and CEO of Robinson Alterman LLC., a consulting practice that assists organizations in developing leadership and entrepreneurial training programs for women. She has worked in television broadcasting, state and federal government and the non-profit sector. Her extensive background in international development includes serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan, Peace Corps Country Director in Swaziland and the Interagency Coordinator for Peace Corps worldwide. During her tenure on Peace Corps staff she worked on projects in over 40 countries.
Ms. Alterman currently serves as the Chair of Charleston County Housing Authority Board, the Vice Chair of the Spaulding Paolozzi Foundation and on the boards of Pro Bono Legal Services, the Girl Scouts of Eastern S.C., and the New Morning Foundation. In 2012 Charlie magazine named Ms. Alterman as one of its 50 most progressive Charlestonians. For her work in promoting women entrepreneurs Ms. Alterman received the 2011 Women/Minority Entrepreneur of the Year award from the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and in 2013 was named the S.C Women in Business Advocate of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. She is a South Carolina delegate to Vision 2020. In December 2008 Ms. Alterman gave the College of Charleston commencement address and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.