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About the author:
Karen Fusco, a mom with 2 grown daughters, owns Creative Solutions, where she is a Systems Consultant who designs and writes custom software, and Creative Properties to manage her real estate holdings. She is also a Busy Mom Expert.

Pat Brill, a mom with a grown son and daughter, owns Prime Bookkeeping, where she provides small businesses with bookkeeping and human resources services and she founded The Women's Group.

Karen and Pat launched the second half of their working lives in 2005 becoming Internet Entrepreneurs. As Baby Boomers, they're on a path of enlightenment and growth for themselves, and are looking to give back - not only to other savvy Boomers, but to their children's generation also. Karen's detail and design flair along with Pat's strong business background and writing skills make a great combination that has allowed them to partner successfully in many projects.

Together they founded Boomers in Motion, LLC, the parent company for all of their internet ventures. In 2007, they co-authored and published their first e-book, "Busy Moms: The Heart and Soul of a Home" (, a wonderful idea-filled collection that helps women take care of themselves in all their varied roles: busy mom, spouse, worker, sister, daughter, friend and partner.

Karen and Pat have been active members of the very successful Women's Group since 1997 and have seen it grow into a cohesive unit that has a life of its own. And for the greater women's community, they started a newsletter that has grown into their blog,, where they come together with women from around the world to discuss women's groups and women's issues.

Essentials for Starting a Women's Group

Authored by Pat Brill
Authored with Karen Fusco

Learn how to start - and build - your own strong, positive, supporting Women's Group that is guaranteed to last for years to come. All you need is the vision and the desire. We can help you build the rest.

With our Toolkit and step-by-step approach to starting, building and running a women's group, this easy-to-follow guide will provide you with the information, the advice and the know-how needed to make it a reality.

A women's group isn't just a meeting of friends. You are building something that you - and many other women - will cherish for years to come. It will provide support, friendship and personal growth for all. It will open your eyes to new experiences, offer you insight into your own life and even help you achieve your goals.

'Essentials for Starting a Women's Group' will help you build the strong, dynamic group that other women will admire. You will uncover all the secrets needed to turn your idea into a reality. You will have all the building blocks at your fingertips.

** How to Define Your Vision
** The 5 Tools you need in your Visionary Toolkit
** How to set up Ground Rules
** The 5 Stages of Group Development
** Roles needed for your group, from Hostess to Topic Presenter to Timekeeper
** How to decide Who To Invite and how to set criteria for members
** The details -- and the dirt -- on inviting women to attend that first group meeting
** The food, the mood, the scheduling and the place
** How to Structure Your Meeting from beginning to end
** Tips for introducing yourself and launching your vision
** How to Create a Confidential Comfort Zone
** The Challenges -- and how to prepare yourself for the things that might go wrong
** How to handle problems in your group -- and problem members -- with care
** Outside the group Activities and Celebrations

So if you've even thought for a moment about starting a Women's Group, you've found your solid and complete resource here. Take those first steps now, knowing you have the wisdom and experience of two long time women's group trailblazers behind you.

Take your vision and make it a reality ... now!

Publication Date:
0983344248 / 9780983344247
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7.5" x 9.25"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General

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