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Collaboration For Women Business Owners

This workshop is specially focused towards women business owners who are interested in learning how to grow their customer reach and impact, identify new opportunities and expand their profits through business collaborations. 

This evening is about mutual sharing and learning; together we’ll learn from one another about:

• Identifying and approaching ideal collaborators
• Pitching your ideas and exploring potential connections
• The benefits and pitfalls to avoid when creating partnership or collaboration agreements
• Designing mutually valuable and enjoyable agreements (win-win-win)

Enjoy small group sessions facilitated by business mentors to help guide you to your next level.
Gain new insights from collaboration stories and walk away with a list of potential collaboration partners you can begin working with. 

This event will sell out! Light snacks & beverages provided.
Bring a notebook, business cards and an open mind and heart.

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Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 

Times: 5pm -5:30pm Networking and Registration

5:30pm – 7:30pm Workshop

Price: $10 per person

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The Hot Flash Solution:

Hot Flashes, Cool Women Series

Combining Ancient Healing Therapies for Hot Flashes

The Hormone and Drug-Free Program to Dramatically Reduce Hot Flashes, Improve Sleep, and Ease Stress During Menopause Community Accupuncture

Michelle Hamilton L.Ac. and Polly Mertens, Certified Hypnotherapist, join forces to create this revolutionary

program designed to dramatically and naturally reduce hot flashes.

Together they offer you the ancient healing benefits of acupuncture combined with powerful hypnosis sessions to treat menopause without medication or additional hormones.

Acupuncture is one of the most-often doctor recommended non-hormone, natural treatments for hot flashes and menopausal symptoms. Studies show that hypnotherapy treatments naturally help women to reduce their hot flash symptoms by as much as 80%.

In this 3-part series, participate in educational workshops and combined healing therapies within a fun loving and empowering group of women experiencing menopause.

Each session of this three-part series will include:
– a specific targeted acupuncture treatment to align your endocrine system
-a guided hypnosis to calm and harmonize your mind and body, while truly maximizing the benefits of each therapy.
– guidance and education on the basic principles of self hypnosis, emotional mastery and the mind-body connection to navigate your menopausal symptoms.

During each session, you will receive targeted acupuncture treatments to align your endocrine system, while also receiving hypnosis to calm and harmonize your mind and body.

You’ll learn basic principles of self hypnosis, mind-body connection, and emotional mastery techniques. You’ll learn to navigate and manage your menopausal symptoms. Techniques will be taught from Clinical Hypnosis, Heart Math Science, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Chinese Medicine and more.

Acupuncture and Hypnosis For Hot Flashes Women's Circle

What is truly unique about this new series is no where else will you have as much fun with a powerful community of women in menopause that come together for healing therapies, support and personal growth.

Sign up by February 21st for early access to videos and information.


What’s Included when you sign up for the complete 3-part program:
– 3 Targeted Acupuncture Treatments for Hot Flashes
– 3 Hypnotherapy Sessions for Hot Flashes, Stress Management and Better Sleep
– Menopause Diary and Trigger Tracker
– Video Trainings for Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and More
– Audio Recording: Self Hypnosis for Rapid Cooling in Menopausal Women
– Audio Recording: Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Management

Dates: Sundays, February 23rd, March 1 & 8th
Times: 2-4pm
Price: 3 sessions for $225 (Save $15) or $80/session separately. It is highly recommended to book 3 to maximize the combined effects.


THRIVE Women’s Mentor Walk – February

February 22, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am
Meadow Park, SLO

Meet @ park/trail entrance near 2287 Exposition Drive

The Inner Power Circle 

Inner Power Circle - Women's Success MastermindAre you interested in surrounding yourself with a circle of like-minded, high-level women?

The Inner Power Circle is designed to be a small and intimate, yet extremely powerful, community of extraordinary women who want to invest their time with other high-level women. 

Membership in The Inner Power Circle is a year-long commitment to surrounding and growing yourself with a cadre of advisors.

You’ll be investing and working with not just a coach, but a tribe of women with tons of life and business experiences to share and help you grow.  Your personal inner circle of close confidants.

Your membership includes twice a month group accountability and transformation calls.

A one-on-one coaching session with Polly once a month.

And much more.

Click here to read the full details.

If already know you’re interested in being a part of the next Inner Power Circle starting January 1, 2020, then fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch in the next 48 hours. 


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 THRIVE Women’s Mentor Walk – January

January 25, 2020

9:00am – 10:30am
Bike Path in SLO

Meet @ Sally Loo’s Cafe

Join together with SLOocal women professionals, students and business owners during our monthly Mentor Walk and Talks. Enjoy an easy to moderate hike through the beautiful hills of San Luis Obispo and meet potential mentors and mentees to create healthy, supportive mentoring relationships.

Click here to learn more and sign up.

THRIVE Women’s Business Mentoring Kickoff


October 23, 2019 4:30 – 7:30pm

@MindBody Campus 651 Tank Farm Road, San Luis Obispo, CA

Join together with SLOocal women professionals, students and business owners during this first-annual event. Through facilitated activities and training sessions, potential mentors and mentees will experience the benefits of working together to create healthy, supportive mentoring relationships.

Click here to read full description.

Living Authentically

Having the Courage to Be Your Confident Kick Ass Self

 Saturday, October 12, 2019

10am – 4pm
Arroyo Grande Village @ Agrarian Hotel

Are you living in alignment with a life that is most meaningful to you?

How about in your relationships?

How about with your body?

Join us for this interactive program where we’ll create sacred space and dive deep to discover:

  • A compelling vision for your life that fulfills your heart’s desire
  • What living authentically means (to you!)
  • How women resist change and the habits that get in the way
  • How to strengthen your resilience, build your courage bank and overcome fears
  • Why clarity and inspiration move us forward

Reserve your spot today for this small group gathering of inspired women in an intimate, comfortable setting. You’ll have an opportunity to experience belonging, make meaningful connections, and enjoy compassionate conversation in a collaborative, uplifting environment.

Seating is limited.  

Ticket are $97 per person.

Includes retreat style nourishing meals and beverages.

Business And Branding Retreat 

Spring 2020 – Central Coast, CA

During your time at our business and branding retreat, you’ll have unlimited access to workshops that will teach and encourage you to expand your business, bring your career to the next level, or discover an improved version of yourself. You will bring your Self back into alignment with who you truly are and what you most want…then leave the retreat owning this new version of yourself that have you inspired and taking action that bring about big changes in your life. More details coming soon. Contact Polly if you’re interested in being notified when tickets go on sale.

Women Rising Together (SOLD OUT)

Women Rising Together Event San Luis ObispoAn intimate and exclusive gathering of powerful, inspiring and authentic women who positively impact the world around them.

If you are interested in being invited to this in-home gathering of women who are ready to connect, relate and uplift one another to rise together in their business, life and community, send a message to me below to learn more.



August 3, 2019

9am – 1pm

Private Residence in Trilogy Estates in Nipomo, CA

$40 with lunch provided 

Guests are asked to bring an inspirational journal to be donated to RISE Women’s Shelter of SLO. 

The Ignite Experience 

Where You Find Out Who You Really Are

Women's Transformation Weekend - The Ignite ExperienceComing…Spring 2020 to Santa Margarita, CA

Invest 3 days and nights in yourself and with a small circle of women who are digging deep into knowing themselves, discovering new strategies and tools to live a more authentic and energizing life, finding their purpose and passion and walking back into their life IGNITED.

Are you ready to be Ignited?