All posts by Kikki Avila

Why We Dread Feedback and How To Make It More Effective

Thursday, May 3rd , The Soaring Eagles Invite Members and Guests to a Guided Workshop:

Why We Dread Feedback and How To Make It More Effective

Research Shows that feedback is a vital part of career growth and development, yet many people have a negative connotation regarding giving and receiving feedback.  In this interactive workshop, our presenters will guide us through a developmental feedback workshop offering science-based models we can use when engaging in conversations with others.

Developmental Feedback goes beyond simply telling a person what he or she did well or poorly.  It focuses on areas of improvement with the goal of developing skills rather than simply evaluating performance.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  1. Differentiate the types of feedback used in organizations.
  2. Increase your confidence in providing conversational style developmental feedback.
  3. Use a structured method of framing feedback to encourage and sustain growth.

Our Presenters:

Rebecca Johnson, Organizational Development Analyst
Liza Fisher, Organizational Effectiveness Intern

When:  Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Where: The Old Spaghetti Factory
111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069

Members: $23
Guests: $28

For More Information Contact: Sue Punian @760-822-2242 or

Networking:    5:45PM
Dinner:           6:30PM
Program:        7:00 PM – 8:15PM
Pay online:     Click Here

The Mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.


The ABC’s of ABWA Membership

Join the Soaring Eagles, Thursday, April 5th and discover what an ABWA membership can do for you, personally and professionally.

ABWA – Behind the Brand

Whether you are a current member or considering adding ABWA to your network, this program will highlight the many benefits of ABWA membership. Our board will share new initiatives from the national organization highlighted in ABWA’s latest Achieve newsletter and national webinars. From education to business success strategies, ABWA has a wealth of valuable tools for YOU!

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A Social Security Workshop for Women: What You Need to Know NOW!

Join us Thursday, March 1st for dinner, networking and our guest speaker, Yolanda York.

Social Security Public Affairs Director

Social Security 101:  Everything you wanted to know.

  • When are you eligible to receive retirement benefits?
  • How does early retirement affect your benefits?
  • Do you qualify for disability, survivors, and spouse benefits?
  • How do you get the most from your benefit?
  • What is the future of Social Security?
  • When should you file for Medicare?
  • Learn how to use my Social Security online account and other online services.
  • Q & A

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Increasing Your Self-worth to Increase Your Net-worth

Join us Thursday, Feb. 1st for dinner, networking and our guest speaker, Terese Santos.

Increasing Your Self-worth to Increase Your Net-worth

Terese has mentored thousands of women in her business to develop their confidence, courage and charisma.  After decades of being a highly successful business woman, Terese shares success rituals and strategies designed to teach what she believes to be one of the most powerful keys: “your self-worth is directly connected to your net-worth.”

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The Art of Successful Networking

Join us Thursday, Jan. 4th for dinner, networking and our guest speaker, John Rodolff.

The Art of Successful Networking 2018

You’re attracted by the announcement “Come network with the area’s top professionals!” and sign up for the event. But do you know what to do—and what not to do—when you get there? And, what is more important, do you know what to do before you get there? Gain a new perspective on what networking is all about and get motivated to make these events more productive.

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Your Best Business Growth Moves for 2018

Join us Thursday, Nov. 2nd for dinner, networking and our guest speaker, Cynthia Trevino, The Client Conversion Coach.

Your Best Business Growth Moves for 2018

The new year is fast approaching! Are you ready to hit the ground running with a 2018 business growth plan? If not, we’ve got you covered. Spare yourself the agony of waking up January 2nd without a plan to increase your business. Continue reading


Keys for Successful Digital Marketing

Join us October 5th for dinner, networking and our special guest speaker, Terry Constantine, SCORE marketing mentor.

Keys for Successful Digital Marketing

Terry is the incoming Vice Chair for SCORE and has a diverse background including more than 25 years of experience in agency, in-house, and consultative settings, across all mediums and roles, from television production, account management, and digital to newly emerging technologies, moving companies to the next plateau.

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