Women Wisdom and Wine
Women Wisdom and Wine
Women Wisdom and Wine
Women Wisdom and Wine

Are you ready to:

Strengthen your career or business?
Strive to be your best self?
Create a more well balanced life?

Introducing the G3 Speaker Series:

Wisdom, Women & Wine

Gain invaluable WISDOM & connect with
dynamic WOMEN while sipping fabulous WINE

These monthly evenings will promise exceptional growth opportunities while focusing on leveraging our best selves from the inside out! Speakers will discuss a variety of topic matter that is valuable to the overall enrichment and education of a woman’s life. Come Gather, Grow and Go with us – make it a girlfriend’s night out.

Wed Evenings 6:30-8:30 – $39.00 per evening

(includes a glass of wine)

The General’s Daughter ~ 400 West Spain St. Sonoma


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Unravel the web of lies we’ve been fed since we were born by the media and beauty industry.

Read all about Jenna

As a licensed cosmetologist for 10 years, Jenna has seen and heard it all. Changing the way women look and feel is both a great privilege and responsibility, always trying to find a balance between keeping up with current trends and resisting the modern idea that we can contour our way to higher self esteem.

The beauty industry and media has been brainwashing us all (including men) into thinking women need to look perfect to be taken seriously. What’s worse, the products we use every day can be very harmful to our physical health, as well as our mental health.

MARCH 15TH

Jenna Maize


Past Speakers


Voice is THE way in which we extend who we are out into the world. What we value, our ideas, and what we bring to the table all come through the vehicle of voice. Yet, very few of us understand how to use the power of voice effectively. Worse, most of us are unconscious of current speaking habits that undermine our authority, negatively impact the way we are perceived and ultimately keep us from having the impact and success we want in the world.

In this experiential workshop we will explore both the technical and psychological elements of voice and what it means to be seen and heard, powerfully! Be it in your business, on stage, with you children or taking a stand for what matters most to you, how you say what you say matters. A lot! Explore new skills and gain insights to become an influential communicator so you can be the leader you are meant to be in your life and in the world.

Read all about Hillary

Hillary Wicht is an executive voice coach that helps her clients develop their voice for leadership so they can step more fully into their power, influence, and impact through the vehicle of voice. She has been empowering voices in the board room, the court room, the sales meeting, and on the stage giving her clients both the competence and confidence they need to have a voice and presence that creates success in their careers and lives.

In addition to her private clients, Hillary is passionate about empowering women to stand in their value in powerful and effective ways. She is a partnering coach to the Athena Alliance, focused on placing more women onto executive boards and a resource to Women2Boards and Broadrooms.

Hillary’s past experience as a performer in the studio and on the stage as both a session singer and voice over artist bring a fun and rich foundation to her coaching practice. She has shared her voice with such diverse Grammy winners as American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis, Idina Menzel, Leonard Cohen, CeCe Winans and LL Cool J. She can be heard on commercials for McDonalds, Mattel, AT&T, Toyota, and beyond. She has performed on television and film sets, and stages small and large.

Hillary combines her expertise in voice and performance with her background in Somatic Leadership Coaching and Psychology to deliver a comprehensive authority at what it means to have a voice and presence that can authentically connect with others, move people to action, produce results, and create a legacy.

December 7th

Join us in becoming a more conscientious consumer this holiday season by learning about the source of your gifts—how they are made, where they are made, how they might impact our bodies and how they might impact our environment. Liz Jenks will be giving a quick talk on the importance of being a conscientious consumer, followed by a fun and diverse shopping experience with LOCAL vendors who will be offering products and services you will feel good about purchasing, and your recipients will LOVE. In the spirit of the season, the vendors and G3 will give back a percentage of the proceeds to local charities.

Holiday shopping has never been more fun—you can support amazing local businesses and charities, while enjoying lovely wine, tasty bites, and the company of other fabulous women.

Tickets are $29 and include a glass of wine and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Are you a local vendor interested in sharing your products or services at this event? Email us at gather@gconferences.com to be considered. Space is limited and we will approve vendors on a first come basis.

October 23rd

pure-barre

Commit to YOUR Best Self
before the Holidays!

Grab your girlfriends and join us for a fun and healthy Sunday afternoon! Start the afternoon with fresh smoothies and juices, followed by a 1 hour exercise Pure Barre class (all fitness levels encouraged) and a discussion after around healthy tips, habits and strategies to set yourself up for success as you move into the holiday craze!

Followed by a champagne toast and healthy nibbles to toast US!

Read all about Pure Barre

one tiny idea, endless possibilities

Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation, with more than 375 studios across the country, and more opening every month. Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements, which burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques.

Pure Barre was founded by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru Carrie Rezabek Dorr. Carrie opened her first studio in the basement of an office building in Birmingham, MI in 2001. With no initial clients, staff, signage or even a bathroom, the concept took off as clients were amazed by the results they saw from the workout.

In July of 2009, Pure Barre became a franchise and has exploded in popularity, due to its extremely effective technique (which transforms the shape of a woman’s body in record-breaking time); friendly, high-energy atmosphere; and fun, motivating music.

Pure Barre is more than just a workout; it’s a lifestyle. At Pure Barre, women share a sense of community, in which they are inspired and empowered by each others’ fitness and lifestyle goals. In addition to classes, Pure Barre also offers DVDs, equipment and exercise apparel.

http://purebarre.com/

September 28th

Elaina Marie

Elaina Marie

Happiness is Overrated: Live the Inspired Life Instead

Elaina Marie is a happiness mentor, researcher and author of Happiness is Overrated – Live the Inspired Life Instead. She is also the co-creator of ub:inspired, a new social media platform for people who want to maximize the relevancy and inspiration in their feed and connect with others through shared interests.

Elaina Marie traveled fearlessly into self-discovery when she discovered life wasn’t working out the way she’d hoped. After shedding layers of unhelpful patterns and assumed norms, she tapped into her true self and later discovered a more approachable step into true happiness that didn’t require years of therapy.

Last September, Elaina quit her day job to backpack South America for three months. Believing that others could benefit from her journey to true happiness, she returned compelled to share her discovery of the ultimate true happiness hack.

She provides a new perspective on how real people can experience real happiness. She encourages and empowers every individual to contribute to the “happiness ecosystem” by living their happiest lives.

August 24th

Danielle Stroble

Danielle Stroble

There’s an app for that!

In 2010, Apple actually trademarked the phrase, “There’s an app for that”, and there’s a very good reason! There REALLY is, you just have to find it.

Life is full, we all have a lot going on. Join me for a less serious, dare I say even fun, workshop about productivity and walk away with tons more time in your life to do what you really want to do: ENJOY!

We’ll talk stress busters in the form of retail therapy (yes, even that can be a bit stressful if you don’t have loads of time), money savings, mindfulness, social media and pop culture consumption.

Let’s gather with friends, sip wine and chat about buying time. What more could you ask for on a beautiful, summer Sonoma evening?

See you soon!

Read all about Danielle

My name is Danielle and I provide the practical and productive tools to launch and grow your business. Through collaborative strategy sessions, I teach and support the creative entrepreneur to implement and continue to use those tools for success.

Making a business out of art can seem daunting (especially when you don’t feel like you have enough business experience or expertise), but good news: that’s where I come in!

As someone with over 20 years of experience bridging the gap between these two worlds, I speak both “Creative” and “Business” fluently. I understand and love what drives artists, and I’ll offer you the support you need to thrive, while simultaneously helping you to understand the business world and all it’s specific ins and outs. Together we will work out a customized strategy designed to fit you—your personality, your work, your goals—to get to where you want to be.

Tell me about your passion. Show me the beautiful thing that only you can do. And, together, let’s share your creativity with the world!

Pam Gilberd

Pam Gilberd

Eleven Commandments of Wildly Successful Women

In The Eleven Commandments of Wildly Successful Women Pamela identifies attitudes and strategies that are crucial to a woman’s success, however she may define it.

In her presentation Pamela presents The Eleven Commandments of Wildly Successful Women, complete with timeless insights and inspiring stories shared by the entrepreneurial women whom she has interviewed over the years.

Read Pam's Bio

After graduating from Northwestern University Pam Gilberd enjoyed a crazy career path: a Pan Am flight attendant (Miami); third grade teacher (US Virgin Islands); model/TV spokeswoman (NY, Cleveland, SF); manufacturer of patio market umbrellas (Oakland); author/speaker of 3 books about women in business; and co-writer with husband Fred of book about their Carmel hands-on house remodel.

Pam and Fred moved to Sonoma in 2012 to be closer to 7 of their 10 grandchildren and fell in love with the town and its people.


Lillian Zhao

Lillian Zhao

Eat your Way to Better Health!

Eating for your health is an individualized process, but it’s a community effort.

I’ve put together an all-star team of nutritionists, registered dietitians, cooks, food-lovers, and do-gooders, who are all bonded by the desire to help people eat better, and go further.

Lillian will share her story, tips, ideas and strategies to eat YOUR way to better health in 2016

Read Lillian's Bio

Further Food, the world’s first crowd-sourced, curated marketplace for food and natural-based solutions for managing chronic disease, specifically, and general wellness, broadly.

Lillian is an experienced investor and consultant in mission-driven companies, specifically in the natural food and wellness sector. She is currently a mentor at Accel Foods, a NYC-based food & beverage accelerator, and was formerly a Principal at Expansion Capital Partners, where she focused to natural/organic food and sustainability investments.

She is also a certified yoga teacher, and loves to surf, tango, and throw dinner parties. Lillian’s BA is from Brown University and her MPP from Harvard University.


Alex Cole

Alex Cole

Let’s Get Creative with Spring Flowers

Come together in a group of creatively curious women ready to put away technology for a night, get out of their heads and into the fun of playing with their hands again. Put a spring in your step in this fun and fearless painting workshop.

Collage, paint, scribble, splatter your way to beautiful floral paintings. Whether you have never painted before or a skilled artist this class is designed for all levels. Come away inspired and enchanted with what you can create.

This workshop is perfect for a night with girlfriends, moms or a soulful night on your own. All materials included. Dress for mess.

Read Alex's Bio

Alex Cole is a professional fine artist living in Sonoma Valley. She has been teaching to all ages for over 15 years. Alex holds fun day-long workshops at her studio and first Friday Sketchbook Sessions.

Her work is currently on exhibit at The Loop, Sonoma, The Rustic Bakery, Marin Country Mart,Larkspur and J.James, Sonoma. She has sold her paintings to private and corporate collectors nationally and internally. #ALEXCOLESTUDIO

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Laura Fenamore
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Laura Fenamore

Skinny, Fat, Perfect:
3 Tools to Love Who You See in the Mirror
(especially if your New Year’s Resolutions
have fizzled out)

Whether you are struggling with health, body image, food, weight, relationships, Laura shares her powerful secrets on how to get your groove back.

Your self-love success story starts at this gathering ladies. Because Laura teaches simple practical sustainable changes you can begin NOW to love yourself and your body @ any age, shape or weight.

It’s like Laura’s speaking directly to you and sharing her story, with arms extended to embrace, love and heal with you. Thank you Laura for caring to share.
Teresa Tapp, President of T-Tapp, Inc.
Creator of the T-Tapp Workout

Read Laura's Bio

Laura captivates audiences with her unforgettable combination of warm wit, irreverence, and powerful action-centered takeaways for learning to love yourself and love your body.

She loves engaging audience participation, and encourages listeners to reframe their stories and past pain – and to walk out of the room empowered with the knowledge anything is possible for them.

She’s already inspired women the world over with her own incredible journey to health and self-love after a lifelong battle with her body. Now, she looks forward to bringing that same unstoppable energy to your next event.


Grace Brooke

Grace Brooke

The 4 Secrets to Thriving

Grace reveals the secrets to being happy, successful, and flourishing in your personal and professional life. You will discover from these 4 secrets the tools you need to get organized from the inside out.

  • Secret #1: Picture – Talking about the importance of having a vision and how you are responsible for creating our own life “masterpiece.
  • Secret #2: Plan – The importance of planning to have a successful life, using your time effectively, and ways to set boundaries around your time.
  • Secret #3: Prepare – Being organized means being prepared, and being prepared is having systems in your life. One of Grace’s favorite systems is the Life Management Center.
  • Secret #4: Pull Together – To be successful it is essential to connect and pull together with other talented, and successful people. Outsourcing is key to managing your time and staying on top of projects and tasks.

Read Grace's Bio

Grace Brooke, Organizing and Efficiency Specialist, has been called, “a superb organizer whose attention to detail is excellent.” Grace has helped thousands of people to clear the clutter, manage the piles, setup filing and storage systems to create a more peaceful living and working environment which has resulted in decreased stress levels, improved household and office communication, increased productivity and time and money saved! She supports her clients through the process of merging and purging, setting up systems to increase efficiency and making spaces functional, attractive places in which to get things done. She has the experience and talent to help YOU simplify your world and thrive.

Grace’s expertise has been featured on TLC’s hit series, Hoarding, Buried Alive. She is the author of a self-published book, “Who’s Managing Your Life?”, bi-monthly articles in the Press Democrat’s Real Estate section, guest expert in Woman’s Day, Redbook, Parents, North Bay Biz, San Francisco Chronicle


Nisha R. Shah, MPH, RD

Living with the 7 Dwarfs of the 21st Century:
Cranky, Sleepy, Lazy, Bitchy, Forgetful,
Irritable, & Moody.

Tired of struggling with the juggling? Are you more exhausted than evolved? How did we let ourselves get here in the first place? Come join us in some fun and find the fairy tale ending to your daily stressors and challenges. Learn to build your personal power to live energized, empowered, and effective in what’s most meaningful to you. This is an interactive workshop filled with practical tools, tips, and secrets of the successful to kick-off living your ‘happily ever after’.


Karen Clark

Filters, Emoji and Hashtags, Oh My!” Get Insta-smart About Social Media

Tired of struggling with the juggling? Are you more exhausted than evolved? How did we let ourselves get here in the first place? Come join us in some fun and find the fairy tale ending to your daily stressors and challenges.

Learn to build your personal power to live energized, empowered, and effective in what’s most meaningful to you. This is an interactive workshop filled with practical tools, tips, and secrets of the successful to kick-off living your ‘happily ever after’.

Bring your smart phone or tablet and get ready to finally “get” Instagram and other popular social media sites! Learn little-known tips for each and what makes them unique in the online world. Then, take a deeper dive into the hottest photo sharing app today and learn how to use Instagram’s features to create an impact with your network, whether for personal use or business.


Natalie Kling

Upgrade Your Food, Upgrade Your Life

Natalie Kling is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Detox Specialist who is on a mission to give America its health back.

Natalie teaches The Art of Clean Living – a philosophy, curriculum and practice that teaches people how to live radical health, practically. She believes that health and happiness is so much simpler and more accessible than we think it is. Nobody should be overweight, tired, chronically sick or depressed. She inspires and educates individuals and corporations on how to transition their way to their best body, highest energy, and clearest truth while eating their chocolate too.

Natalie has a weekly radio show on 91.3 KSVY, video blogs, and maintains a private practice.

“Natalie combines spiritual healing with nutritional wisdom. It is truly remarkable sharing in her joy for what she does, which is help people rewrite their food stories, and I am honored and delighted that she will be joining us on this special retreat dedicated to your self care.”Janet Wallace


Jessica Gundy Cuneo, Ph.D

The Balancing ACT: Exploring Values, Commitment and Behavior Change

Jessica is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness and values-based approach to help people build lives that are meaningful to them.

The talk aims to introduce a way to help people create a full life, while effectively handling the pain and stress that life inevitably brings.

a) Learn the basic principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
b) Offer some skills to cope with life stresses and provide more life balance.
c) Help clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you.