Discover a new way to live life with more capability, ease, and calm. Move beyond a personal or professional issue that is holding you back or causing anxiety, fear, anger, shame, or confusion. Maybe it’s about attaining a career goal, improving communication and relationships with a colleague or boss, managing stress, creating greater work/family balance, clarifying “what’s next” in your work/life, or integrating passions and desires.
Creating the life you want through the lens of possibilities, not probabilities, is liberating and will provide you the energy and momentum to achieve what is most important to you.
We will meet monthly, over 6 months, for two hours in a private and confidential setting for discussions on topics including, among others, “vulnerability as truth and courage” based on the highly acclaimed work of Brene Brown, integration of mind, heart and body, cognitive and behavioral patterns as interpretations, the power of the breath, and how to break free from a scarcity mindset that can hold us back.
Each participant will be asked to identify and work on a personal issue and be offered a ½ hour+ intake conversation by phone or in person with one of the facilitators. A personal plan will then be developed, supported by self-reflections, practices, and exercises designed by the facilitators. Participants may bring up the progress of their plan, if they choose to do so, at designated times during each monthly session. Participants will also be asked to read a book and view a Ted Talk, selected by the facilitators.
Schedule: 6:30pm-8:30pm monthly, March 15, 2017 – August 2017, on the third Wednesday of each month. We require attendance at a minimum of 4 of the 6 sessions, in person. Over the summer, we will review our experience with the program and feedback from participants to determine if we will offer the program again and/or make adjustments.
Maximum: 8 participants. Those who are interested beyond the first 8 who sign up, may opt to be on a wait list to replace any potential openings for the March-August program.
Location: Home of Virginia Dean, Newton MA. Free street parking at Virginia’s home. Walking distance from the commuter rail and express buses, however no return express bus will be available at the end of the session.
We encourage you to contact one of the facilitators, Virginia Dean or Patricia Smith, with any questions.
Virginia Dean, Leadership Coach Patricia Smith, Executive Coach for Work/Life Change
Ladies, this Circle has been established so we can more effectively communicate among the Circle leaders. Barbara and I recently met with Nancy Israel (who will also be included on this circle) and we though we'd best walk the talk and use the Club's technology investment amongst ourselves.
Looking forward to our conversations!
The 8th Third Age Group (TAG) was created for members looking to explore the possibilities, potential (and perhaps pitfalls) of the a new phase of life. We won't prescribe the answers but, look to navigate the questions together as a group of explorers, wanderers, wisdom seekers and sharers. This group will be Metro West based, plans to meet once a month with its founding meeting in November 2016 with regular monthly gatherings until June. The group will be limited to 16 members.
This is a group for mid-senior level women on the verge of something new. Be it any one of life's changes, or a career or business related pivot, this group will benefit from the collective wisdom of women who have either "been there", or "done that", and are willing to generously provide a listening ear, insights, resources and referrals to support other women as they transend to another stage or step out to create something new. Prior to each meeting members will be asked to prepare a brief summary of their area of interest for support to the group. We will then share information and insight to support our members as peer coaches.
This group will meet every six weeks face to face or by phone. Due to the nature of this Circle, the size must be initially limited.
For more information contact Sadie Burton-Goss at 508-397-4674 or email@example.com
Owning and running your own business is exciting! There are many "gains" when you strike out on your own, but we do give up some important things, like colleagues! Especially if you are on your own, often we don't have someone to reach out to with questions (we've lost that colleague down the hall and can't plop down in their office for a chat).
The Boston Club has many entrepreneurs in its membership, let's rebuild that colleague pool! Let's capitalize on the wealth of marketing, sales, operations, social media, etc. expertise in the Club and help each other.
The Group will be limited in participation – 15 members to start. We will strive to meet once a month, on a regular day/time. There will be attendance requirements (participate in at least 50% of the meetings).
If you are interested please contact Kerry Reilly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The focus of the group is to bring together women leaders in the Non-Profit world, via their business practice; board membership, through volunteering and philanthropy. Our multiple associations with Non-Profit organizations will serve as the building blocks of our connection. Venue selection will focus on plant based cuisine within the Rt. 128 area. Good nutrition is one of the essential components of living a well balanced and compassionate lifestyle and participation in this group will help support your goals, while forming lasting connections with other members.
The Financial Services Affinity Group is designed to allow members in the banking, investment, and financial services industries to connect in a smaller group format. The group plans get-togethers throughout the year and all notifications/communications are done through our Circle. We welcome new members at any time - Join Us!
The goal of the Health and Life Sciences Affinity Group is to create a community of interest around all aspects of the health and life sciences (hospital administration, pharma, biotech, medical devices, diagnostics, technology, marketing, product development and management, commercialization, leadership, etc.). We meet quarterly over a light dinner from 6 to 8 pm, with one of the members taking responsibility for presenting and leading a discussion on a topic of interest.
Andrea Sodano, Ph.D. - Affinity Group Leader
This affinity group goes on 4-6 tours a year at unique places to see art or experience special architecture. Some of the places we have been in the last couple of years are the following:
My. Auburn Cemetery, Gropius House, Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, Gardner Museum and many others.
This year I will be using the circle for information and I will need at least 10 to hold the event. I will always share if there is a cost involved. Our first event will be this Fall and we will go on an Architectural History Cruise down the Charles River.
In the last year, we've focused the majority of events on learning about women-owned businesses in Cambridge and the surrounding area. We held a tea tasting with Hillel Bromberg at the home of Barbara Elfman, to "introduce people to the world of loose leaf tea." And in May, we spent an evening with Siiri Morley, one of the original founders of Prosperity Candle and the founder of Strong Women, Strong Girls, to learn about her journey and to discuss ways in which we can get involved to help women.
If you live or work in the towns bordering Lexington (such as Lincoln, Waltham, Arlington, Belmont, Winchester, etc.), feel free to join our affinity group to connect with others in the area for conversation, friendship and support. We will have events every month - typically dinner at a local restaurant or a wine and cheese shopping night, and we have entertained ideas such as a painting night at Pinot’s Palette. We also encourage small impromptu connections any time for a walk, bike ride, shopping, coffee, or such. Contact Cheryl Hoffmann-Bray to join.
For those of you in the MetroWest area, join this Circle to connect with others in the area for fun, friendship and support. We will attempt to have Circle events every 6 weeks, and encourage small impromptu connections any time for a walk, bike ride, golf, coffee or Sunday afternoon at a museum. Circle events might range from dinner at a restaurant, visiting a local museum or community event, or wine and cheese at one of our homes. Contact Charu Narain to join.
Have a great time exploring new restaurants and bistros while getting to know other members better through lively conversations in relaxed environments. Settings are chosen by the group throughout the Greater Boston area. Members will be expected to share the organization of the monthly meetings, equally split the food bill, and commit to attendance one week in advance.
Simply request to join our Circle here for information about upcoming dinners.
Build deeper relationships with Boston Club members on the North Shore through thoughtful discussions and other activities. Our group meet 6-7 times per year. All activities are pay-your-own-way or the costs are divided among the attendees. Guests are welcome to attend up to 2 events before committing to the group. Members take turns organizing the meetings.
The purpose of this OPEN affinity group is to give younger members of The Boston Club yet another way to engage and connect. Come mingle with women who might be at similar stages in their careers, chat with women facing similar challenges in their work or life, and empathize/celebrate with colleagues whose kids are heading off to kindergarten or college. Initially, we'll meet up at local establishments for cocktails, nibbles and interesting conversation, but input from the group about shaping future gatherings is most welcome. Volunteers will be needed to help scout out fun places to meet and to coordinate meeting dates. We hope you will join us! Contact Ana Balcarcel (email@example.com) and Danielle Lucido (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, the Club has two new videos to tell you--and the world--about The Boston Club, Past Present & Future! If you missed the Annual Meeting premiere of the videos, take a look here: