Through confidential and collaborative peer-learning groups, as a coach you can help accelerate business growth, enhance competitiveness, and promote economic security.
Critical Mass for Business is dedicated to helping business owners and entrepreneurs make better decisions and improve their performance.
Phone: (949) 887-4104
In Anthony's own words:
“It's truly an honor and a privilege to serve the students and families of Orange County, and together we're going to build something very special. The Academy will be a school that produces graduates who are knowledgeable and confident... ready and able young men and women poised to become the next generation of American leaders.”
“My teaching philosophy is to allow students to take an active, hands-on role in their learning. I think it is especially important in the 21st century that we don't just teach students WHAT they need to know, but show them WHY they need to know it."
Contact Mr. Saba by email: email@example.com
Follow him on Twitter: @anthonysaba2
Mission statement for The Academy
The mission of The Academy is to provide a transformational learning environment to community, underserved and foster teens that offers consistency, stability, support, and a community in which to belong, thrive, and grow into successful, independent adults.
How it all started
The idea for The Academy started almost 10 years ago with Susan Samueli and Sandi Jackson, two local philanthropists and members of the board of directors of Orangewood Children’s Foundation. Susan and Sandi were concerned about the low high school graduation rates among teens in Orange County, including foster care teens served by Orangewood. They decided to explore new educational opportunities for local high school students and research best practices around the country. They rallied like-minded individuals and organizations from philanthropy, business, education and child advocacy to join their efforts. Of her initial interest Susan says, "I think it’s because Sandi and I are both mothers and grandmothers. We know that it’s so important for children to do well in high school and to go on to college. We felt that Orange County needed an academy such as this that would give students the kind of care, attention and education they need to succeed in life."
Renderings for the facility
Thursday, May 2- David Kanani and Daniel Wu with Kanani Advisory Group discuss financial planing for all ages.
A simple, 3 Step Review is a great way of helping you get a handle on your true needs and desires and whether or not your current strategies match up with your plans for today and your future.
Learn more about our 3 Step Review
The wonderful benefit of the 3 Step Review is that it applies to any financial decision or concern you have, and it helps you stop your money from falling through the cracks, and it assures that any major financial decision is right for you. In other words, learn what questions to ask before making any financial decision and identify ways to assure your decisions are in your best interest.
Thursday, April 25- The 2013 Annual Floral Park Home Tour in Santa Ana- Sandy De'Angelis and Cynthia Dalton Wilsie come to share about this hidden gem in North Santa Ana
Located in the northern tip of Santa Ana, the Floral Park neighborhood is a community of more than 600 period (vintage) homes built in the 1920’s through the 1950’s. Recognized as one of Orange County’s most established neighborhoods, our neighborhood is representative of a bygone era—one of gracious tree-shaded streets, abundant lawns and flowers, unique and stylish homes and, most importantly, friendly neighbors! Once blanketed by orange, avocado and walnut groves, the neighborhood features original farmhouses and the sweet smell of orange blossoms still fill the air.
Floral Park is the recipient of the NUSA (Neighborhoods, USA) 2005 Neighborhood of the Year Award and The Best of Orange County #1 Neighborhood for 2007. http://www.nusa.org/notyfinal2005.aspx
Seven Gables Real Estate
Designs by Cynthia Dalton Wilsie
Dr. Rosener is the author of the path-breaking article, "Ways Women Lead" (Harvard Business Review, November-December, 1990), co-author of Workforce America! Managing Employee Diversity as a Vital Resource (
Professor Rosener was a regular columnist for the Los Angeles Times for five years, a commentator on the PBS TV show "Life and Times," and currently is a columnist for the Orange County Business Journal. She has written extensively for the academic and popular press.
Dr. Rosener is currently a member of the IWF (International Women's Forum), The Belizean Grove, Girls, Inc. and the LWV (League of Women Voters). She is on the Board of Advisors, School of Politics and Economics,
Melissa Yoon is an experienced litigator who defends and advises businesses in a wide array of employment-related matters, including claims alleging violations of wage and hour laws, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, denial of family and medical leave, denial of pregnancy disability leave, failure to accommodate disabilities, breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duty, and employee raiding. Year after year, Ms. Yoon has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Los Angeles Magazine, a distinction reserved for only 2.5 percent of lawyers under 40. In 2011, Ms. Yoon was nominated for the Orange County Business Journal's Annual Women In Business Award, recognizing the accomplishments of Orange County's outstanding business and professional women. Ms. Yoon received her J.D. from Loyola School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, and her B.A. from Northwestern University. Ms. Yoon began her career as a law clerk for the Hon. Ronald S.W. Lew in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Yoon has received numerous awards, including the National Association of Women Lawyers Award and the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects Award.
Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean and distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science.
Previously, he taught at Duke Law School for four years, during which he won the Duke University Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. Before that he taught for 21 years at the University of Southern California School of Law, and served for four years as director of the Center for Communications Law and Policy. Chemerinsky has also taught at UCLA School of Law and DePaul University College of Law.
His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of six books, most recently, Enhancing Government: Federalism for the 21st Century (2008), and more than 100 articles in top law reviews. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, and also serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media.
Chemerinsky holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
Dr. John Demartini
Dr. John Demartini is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on human behavior and leadership development and the founder of the global education organization, the Demartini Institute which has over 72 courses on self-development, life mastery and leadership in its extensive curriculum. Dr. Demartini’s knowledge is the culmination of over 41 years of cross-disciplinary research. As an educator he travels full time around the world addressing both public and professional audiences in media, talks, seminars and consultations where he teaches people self-governance and how to develop their leadership and empowerment in all areas of their lives. Dr. Demartini is the author of over 40 self development books including the best-seller The Breakthrough Experience and has produced an extensive library of CDs and DVDs that cover topics ranging from financial mastery to business mastery, relationship development to health and healing, the art of communication to inspiring education and leadership. He has been featured in a number of film documentaries such as The Secret, The Opus and Oh My God alongside Ringo Star, Seal and Hugh Jackman. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s most influential educators such as Stephen Covey, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump and been interviewed on the world’s leading television and radio networks such as Larry King Live, The Early Show and Wall Street and magazine publications such as Shape, Leadership, Success, Prestige, Entrepreneur and O (Oprah).Here are some of John's topic's for his inspiration seminars:
WHAT: How to Get a Raise Public Talk
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Fairmont Miramar, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Dr. Demartini teaches attendees the strategies and action steps required to increase self-wealth, including raising self-worth, dissolving limiting beliefs and increasing personal power, vision and income earning capacity. He helps participants to “do what they love and love what they do” by linking their service with the higher needs of society.
$35 in advance, $45 at the door; group discounts for 10 or more ($25 per person)
The Breakthrough Experience Seminar
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:30 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Fairmont Miramar, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
$1299 for new attendee; $599 for repeat attendee; 5 percent discount for new couple attendees
The Breakthrough Experience has helped thousands of people around the world reawaken an enthusiasm for living, develop a strong sense of direction and overcome their most burdensome challenges. In this course, Dr. Demartini imparts a depth of knowledge about human behavior, the world we live in and how human systems and markets operate. He addresses how to manage emotions and resolve feelings of shame, guilt, anger, resentment, fear, anxiety, intimidation, grief and loss that may be holding you back from being inspired by your life. He teaches how to transform any relationship issue, whether personal or professional, into inspiring and fulfilling interactions and how to empower all 7 areas of life which includes activating mental genius, vocational direction, certainty, success and fulfillment, financial stability and prosperity, spiritual certainty, social leadership and power, familial intimacy and communication as well as physical health and wellbeing.
HOW: To register for seminars, workshops and courses please call 713-850-1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries and interviews, please call Laura Pennino for The Demartini Institute, 281-286 9398 x 1, 713-419-1776 mobile or email email@example.com.
Marilyn McGowan is the Founder and CEO (Chief Exploration Officer) of Uncharted Journeys, a Southern California-based adventure company offering innovative, inspirational, life-changing travel experiences for women of all ages who are seeking to discover themselves and the world around them.
As an avid trekker and inveterate traveler, Marilyn has spent the past twenty years leading groups on trips to spectacular destinations around the world. With the launch of Uncharted Journeys, she is now devoting herself to organizing extraordinary adventures for women, ranging from hikes across rugged canyons of the American Southwest to walking safaris in remote, wilderness areas of Africa.
It is Marilyn’s goal to share with other women the incredible sense of accomplishment and empowerment that can be gained by pushing one’s physical and psychological limits beyond what they ever thought possible.
A lifelong non-athlete, Marilyn discovered the real “high” associated with stepping outside of one’s self-imposed comfort zone and accomplishing a seemingly unachievable goal when, in 2001, she first reached the top of Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous United States. And in 2004, she fulfilled her wildest dream when she summited 19,340’ Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Along the way, having faced her own share of “uncharted journeys”, as we all do when life thrusts unexpected change upon us, Marilyn realized that she could apply to “real life” the lessons learned by challenging herself on the mountain. By achieving a goal that seemed unattainable, she discovered that we can all develop the strength to overcome obstacles, find the courage to live our dreams and gain the confidence to travel the twists and turns of the ever-changing path along the journey of life.
No symbol could be more representative of Uncharted Journeys than the labyrinth. Dating back to ancient times, and used in various forms throughout the ages by diverse cultures around the world, the labyrinth has become a metaphor for the journey of life itself. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is not a puzzle to be solved but is rather a path of meaning to be experienced. Although we encounter many twists and turns along the way, a labyrinth, like life, has no dead ends. As long as we continue to follow the path, it is impossible for us to lose our way! Uncharted Journeys is committed to helping women learn to face life’s challenges and discover that no matter where they are on their path, they are traveling in the right direction.
In 2012, fueled by her passion to improve and enhance the lives of girls and women everywhere, and especially in her own community, Marilyn created and produced the Canyon Country Hike & Hoedown to raise funds for Laura’s House, a non-profit which provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence. Attendees at this first-ever hike for charity in Orange County, CA, held in October in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, enjoyed a fun-filled day of hiking, line-dancing to a live Country Western band, picnicking and wine-tasting. Plans are already underway for 2013 with the inclusion of all four of the county’s shelters.
As a member of the International Women Speakers Association, when Marilyn is not climbing up a mountain or trekking through some remote area of the world, she can be found sharing her motivational stories with groups of women everywhere.
A NEW VENTURE
Realizing that sometimes what women – and men! – need in life is not another challenge, but a respite from the demands of daily life, Marilyn has followed one of her other passions – wine! - and has added a new component to her repertoire – Uncharted Journeys Uncorked – Adventures in Wine. Currently in the planning stages is a Spring 2013 exclusive wine tour of Tuscany, Florence & Siena led by world-renowned wine expert Peter Smith. Trips to California wine country, including Orange County, are also in the works.
For more information, please contact:
Family Nurse Practitioner
I worked my way through nursing, nursing assistant, licensed vocational nurse and finally I became an associate degree registered nurse. I worked in the emergency department until 2000 and then I began to pursue my graduate studies and became very interested in skincare, health and wellness. I still work at the urgent care at Newport Center with Dr. Bryan Doonan who provides medical supervision for my practice.
I am attempting to redefine health and skin care one life at a time by teaching men and women about safe laser therapy, natural skin care products and oils with anti-oxidants. I believe that simple organic oils with no preservatives will transform the skin. I see that happen all the time.
It is often forgotten that our skin is the largest organ of the body, that does in fact metabolize medications and certain products that we place on our skin. I believe we need to be much more cautious and aware of what we are applying to our face and bodies. There is conflicting data regarding parabens and other products that we place on our skin as to whether it can mimic hormones. Some very respectable studies are beginning to demonstrate that parabens can be found in tissue within the body and in certain lab tests.
Tania King is an Orange County lawyer, businesswoman, board member, civic leader, and adjunct professor at UCI. In her current role as General Counsel of Advantage Sales & Marketing (ASM) in Irvine, she is at the frontline of complex restructurings, acquisitions and financings of this multi-national company. Ms. King joined ASM 12 years ago when the company was undertaking an aggressive strategic growth plan. Today, with annual revenue of more than $1.4 billion, ASM is the leading sales and marketing agency representing global clients and national retailers across all key consumer packaged goods categories. During her tenure at ASM, she instituted an acclaimed ethics program at the company to bring a consistent training regime and culture of compliance to ASM’s 30,000+ associates in more than 60 offices in North America. In 2012, she extended her role to become interim senior vice president of human resources. Also in 2012, Ms. King was awarded General Counsel of the Year of a Private Company by the Orange County Business Journal. Ms. King also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine, where she has been instrumental in developing and teaching paralegal curriculum and advancing the school’s goals. In addition, she sits on the board of VOSS Water and participates in a law mentor program.
There are many facets to our next guest, Brian Goodman. Brian is an intrapreneur who believes that innovation, risk taking and creativity within corporations will help our country to regain economic dominance in a global marketplace -- and he's spreading the word in Orange County and beyond. Brian is also a community leader who serves on the boards of three prestigious organizations in Orange County: The Center for Corporate Governance at the Paul Merage School of Business here at UCI; Human Options, and The Discovery Science Center. A networking guru, Brian advocates building a strong contact base and connecting these professionals to benefit from each other’s advice and experiences. Finally, in his day job he is a Managing Director of Experis Financial, a division of the multi-billion-dollar company Manpower. Also of note, Brian was chosen as winner of OC Metro's 40 Under 40 in 2011.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds lifesaving research and support for people battling cancer. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets.
Participants in Orange County and the Inland Empire enjoy an evening of fun and inspiration as they walk leisurely along a two mile route at Angel Stadium or California Baptist University. The Dedication banner and Remembrance Ceremonies provide an opportunity to display a name or message, honoring or commemorating a family member or friend with cancer.
Registration is now open for the Light The Night Orange County/Inland Empire 2012 Walks. Click here to register today!Orange County Walk:
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Festivities Begin @ 4:00 PM
Remembrance Ceremony @ 6:00 PM - Behind Gate 3
Opening Ceremony @ 6:30 PM - Main Stage
Walk Begins @ 7:00 PM
Angel Stadium Anaheim
2000 East Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
Please enter the Stadium off of Orangewood Ave. Parking is complimentary and parking attendants will direct you where to park.
Inland Empire Walk:
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Festivities Begin @ 4:00 PM
Remembrance Ceremony @ 6:00 PM - Main Stage
Opening Ceremony @ 6:30 PM - Main Stage
Walk Begins @ 7:00 PM
California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Please enter from Magnolia Ave. Parking is complimentary and a parking attendant will direct you where to park.
Pittman, Lamitie & Associates is a full-service consultancy comprised of professional advisors and stylists who specialize in helping clients develop a strong first impression and brand identity through image development. Utilizing our IMAGE AuthenticitySM programs, we help create an authentic image for individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations.
Today we will bring in to the studio, Randy Larson and Shauna Bogert and Stacy Enmier of the Glennwood House of Laguna Beach. They will share with us their vision for Glennwood House and encourage support of their efforts to serve this very special population in Orange County.
Co-founder and President of the Board for Glennwood Housing Foundation, Randy Larson always wanted the most for his son Trevor. When Trevor was a child, Larson made sure to have activities for him and tried to create a good network of friends.
This might seem like the normal plan for any parent but for Larson it was especially important. Trevor, now 28, has Down syndrome. Randy considers serving the special needs community his passion and lifelong commitment and pledges that Glennwood House of Laguna Beach will set the new standard for special needs supported living in California, and nationwide.
Glennwood Housing Foundation
Glennwood House of Laguna Beach
2130 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Come share the excitement and thank those who have helped us make this dream a reality!!!!
Please visit our website for more information on our project at www.Glennwoodhousing.org
We look forward to seeing you!!!
Bryan Bixler is a master’s level ecologist who trained at Universities in Scotland, Georgia and California. Bryan has many interests in diverse species ranging from ants to African elephants but he found his true passion was working for conservation of wild habitats and preservation of species diversity. Bryan’s kind demeanor in combination with his academic interests found him working as a research scientist and education specialist at institutions such as Scripps, San Diego Wild Animal Park and the University of Georgia. Bryan’s adult life, however, has been riddled by twenty years of chronic anorexia that progressed to such severity that he nearly lost his life. Bryan’s recovery began two and half years ago when he entered long term treatment and learned an eating disorder is not just a medical issue but included underlying emotional issues that drove the disease. Bryan’s story of recovery is filled with financial and physical tragedy that is also inspirational to those who wonder if they or their loved one can recover from an eating disorder.
Bryan Bixler and his Dr. Oz Show Appearance
Thursday, July 5- Leslie Dixon, Founder, Birds & Bees Connection
Michelle Mitchell-Foust is the author of two volumes of poetry, Circassian Girl (Elixir Press, 2001), winner of the Elixir Press Poetry Prize, and Imago Mundi (Elixir Press, 2005), and two fine press chapbooks, Poets at Seven (Sutton Hoo Press) Exile (Sangha Press). Monstrous Verse, a poetry anthology that she is editing with Tony Barnstone, will be published by Everyman Press in 2013. She is a winner of the NATION/”Discovery’ Award, the Columbia Poetry Prize, and the Missouri Arts Council Award. Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Washington Post, Antioch Review, and Colorado Review. She has currently finished a manuscript of poems entitled Bullfight, poems about her experience with teaching geometry at a continuation high school in Santa Ana, Ca.
Michelle Mitchell-Foust received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and she is the author of two poetry books, Circassian Girl (Elixir Press) and Imago Mundi (Elixir Press) and two chapbooks, Poets at Seven (Sutton Hoo Press) and Exile (Sangha Press). She was the winner of the Elixir Press Poetry Prize, the Nation/”Discovery” Award, the Columbia University Poetry Prize, a Writers At Work Fellowship, the Missouri Arts Council Biennial Award, two University of Missouri-Columbia Creative Writing Fellowships, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her first book, Circassian Girl, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Washington Post, Antioch Review, and Colorado Review, among many other magazines, and her work has been anthologized in Wild Flowers Every Year (James Publishing), Chapter and Verse (HWA), New Voices: University and College Poetry Prizes (The Academy of American Poets), The Best of Writers at Work Anthology (Pecan Grove Press), and The Missouri Arts Council Biennial Anthology (The Missouri Review), She has edited several literary and scholarly journals, including The Missouri Review and Oral Tradition. She was an American Poet in Residence at the Poets’ House in Donegal, Ireland for ten years as well as being a founder/coordinator of the Casa Romantica Reading Series, and she finished a graduate degree in mathematics education at the University of California-Irvine. She teaches aerobics and yoga at the Y in Orange County, and she lives in Dana Point, Ca.
BEST FRIENDS INSPIRE ORANGE COUNTYTO TAKE STEPS TO FIGHT DIGESTIVE DISEASES
Crohn’s Disease Patients Enlist Others to Join Orange County’s Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Take Steps Walk
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA– May xx, 2012 – The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation are proud to honor BRANDON GEORGE from Trabuco Canyon, CA and JAKE SMITH from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, who are an inspiration to Orange County as they encourage people to participate in the Foundation’s Take Steps Walk to be held on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM at Aldrich Park on the campus of the University of California, Irvine. Both Brandon and Jake live with Crohn’s disease which, like ulcerative colitis, is a painful and unpredictable digestive diseaseimpacting nearly 1.5 American adults and children including 15,000 residents of Orange County.
Earthroots Field School offers creative outdoor learning opportunities that nurture the whole person and their connection with the natural world. Jodi is in the middle of the photo below.