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Find Your Success and Happiness by BEING ENOUGH…and Teach That to Girls too!

October 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am



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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Have you ever looked in the mirror half way through your busy day to realize you forgot to put on mascara? Have you witnessed a young girl sobbing because she forgot the steps to a dance routine? Have you ever been so busy that you forgot to pick-up your child from school? Have you ever spent days preparing to give a presentation, stepped to the mic in front of a packed house, and your mind went totally blank? How often do you get a full 8 hours of sleep? These are questions and situations working Moms are faced with and managing daily!” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_custom_heading text=”Speaker: Laurie Berdahl, MD, Executive Director, Youth Empowerment Group, a Colorado 501(c)3 nonprofit
Retired Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Adolescent Wellness and Parenting Author, Psychology Today Blogger” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]        Today’s pressures on women and girls to do it ALL, and be EVERYTHING to EVERYONE, takes a heavy toll on our health, happiness, and ability to realize authentic success in our lives.
Laurie will share her own cautionary tale, of being a busy physician and mother while running the clinic/business during challenging times, and what it taught her about expectations and life priorities.
We know stress is a common cause of disease, and yet we do very little to reduce the stress in our lives.

Dr. Berdahl will give out her prescription/lesson to help you manage it:
Shooting for Enough and Caring for Self… as much as we do for Others!  – That’s the key!
Laurie’s hectic, stressful demands developed into a rare neuromuscular condition, which left her unable to continue to practice medicine; but it gave her the chance to pursue her passion project of Empowering Girls to overcome pressures they face. So they can achieve equality, mental strength, and a healthy sense of self. While sharing her description of this project, she will include tips for helping you strengthen the girls in your lives (and yourself).

Our all-volunteer nonprofit Youth Empowerment Group is looking for more volunteers! Contact us if you’d like to help with:
1) email and phone communications with school systems and youth organizations, 2) social media marketing,
3) program supply ordering and shipping/delivery,
4) program implementation – helping teacher, counselors and curriculum instructors,
5) volunteer recruitment, and
6) expanding sponsorships.
They are also seeking active, community-connected board members passionate about supporting youth mental health, socioeconomic equality, safety, healthy relationships, and academic success.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

During this WORKshop you will learn from Laurie’s wisdom…

1. It harms us when we try to do it all and be everything to everyone. It might be what we think we want because we know society and corporate America expects it, but that doesn’t make it healthy.

2. We will realize we are all unique, worthy, powerful women who are ENOUGH.

3. We can/and need to help girls defeat common threats to their self-esteem and success by encouraging a few basic actions…come learn how![/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Meet Laurie Berdahl, MD Executive Director, Youth Empowerment Group
Retired Obstetrician-Gynecologist” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Dr. Laurie Berdahl is the proud mother of their giving, hard-working, life-smart daughter and son.
She earned her MD and ABD PhD in Genetics from the University of Iowa; then did her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
She was in Private practice in Fort Collins, then Louisville, then at the Women’s Clinic of Greeley when her husband decided to join the graduate psychology faculty at University of Northern Colorado (whew!) oh and
She also served the role of Chief Financial Officer, at the Women’s Clinic of Greeley!!
She filled speaking opportunities at Banner Spirit of Women events plus spoke at youth and parent programs for North Colorado Medical Center.
She is the Co-author of the book, Warning Signs: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression, Chicago Review Press
A Psychology Today blogger: Warning Signs for Parents
AND, Volunteer Executive Director, Youth Empowerment Group, a Colorado 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation

Tidbits about Laurie Berdahl, MD:
* She was 9 months pregnant when her senior class had skit night for medical school. Without hesitation, she agreed to sing and dance dressed as Lieutenant Uhura, complete with a short red dress uniform for their Star Trek themed skit.
* She’s an amateur wanna-be classical soprano who settles on occasional church solos, and a favorite hobby is changing song lyrics for jocular family and friend event tributes.
* She loves to laugh, and her husband laughs at her laughing all by herself watching old reruns of the Andy Griffith Show, the Golden Girls, and I Love Lucy.
* When she was 15, her parents adopted her amazing sister at age 11 from an orphanage in the Philippines.
* She’s finally learning to cook after buying a cookbook every year for 20 years and learning that burning oil and garlic is bad—that explains a lot.

You can contact Laurie at:

Laurie Berdahl, MD
Youth Empowerment Group, a Colorado 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation
Cell: 970-518-8011
FB: @powerupgirlsforlife, https://www.facebook.com/powerupgirlsforlife[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Registration Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Your Cost: Just $27 when pre-paid by 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 30th – when registration will close or when our seats are maxed-out. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, seating is limited in this new Downtown venue. Sign-up below to pay online with PayPal / credit card, or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Northern Colorado Women in Business or Kristi’s Kreations, LLC to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 before noon on the 30th. If no one is home just tuck your payment envelope in the flower can on the inside of the front door and text Kristi at 970-381-8905 to let her know it is there. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop. NOTE: The City is providing special parking waivers on specific streets and avenues near the Massage School. A map will be emailed to you a few days prior to the Workshop.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Workshop Day Wednesday, January 8th Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Set-up Tuesday Evening:




Check-in Hostesses:


Clean-up DIVAS:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Margie Martinez, UWWC & Barb Wasung, CPA/Community Grief Center

Aimee Hutson, Aunt Helen’s Coffee House & Catering

Megan Slusser & Kristen Sigg, Greeley Village

FOOD: Jaymi Anderson, Relationship Coach/ PilotWifeCoach.com & Mary Doty, The Group Real Estate/Whispering Hearts Therapy
DRINKS: Sharon Eberhard, Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy

Marcia Erickson, N2Publishing & Kelly Jackson, Aims Foundation

Melissa Jensen, Mom seeking New Opportunity in 2021

Janet Bedingfield, 60+ Ride; Heather Beran, Zephyr Graf-x & Essential Oils; Crystal Scolaro, Sears Real Estate; Betzy Valdez, B.Empowered/Accentus Translations/Hispanic Women of W.C. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421691023{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Sister-to-Sister/Pay it Forward:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Our October philanthropic effort will be coordinated by: Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development  to benefit the programs and services that help women and their children who have escaped domestic violence during National Domestic Violence prevention awareness month. October is when Friends of A Woman’s Place’s hosts their annual Celebrating Women Gala. You may donate $5 plus your business card to help with the financial well-being of this vital nonprofit organization that helps to empower women to get their lives back on track after escaping D.V. The Gala honors women who are our quiet heroes making our community a better place. Many of these honorees are NorCoWIB members![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]


October 7, 2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:
http://norcowib.com/event/find-your-succes…hat-to-girls-too/ ‎


Kristi Helzer, NorCoWIB
Jennifer Mongan
Laurie Berdahl
Aimee Hutson
Margie Martinez
Barbara Wasung
Megan Slusser
Marcia Erickson
Kelly Jackson
Jaymi Anderson
Mary Doty
Sharon Eberhard
Melissa Jensen
Janet Bedingfield
Heather Beran
Jean Daviet
Betzy Valdez
Crystal Scolaro
Elizabeth Mahoney


Academy of Natural Therapy
625 8th Ave.
Greeley,CO80631United States
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(970) 352-1181
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