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Experiencing the Pure Pleasure of a Facial from Fresh Beauty by Jen

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A Luxury Facial for a Member by Jennifer Speros, Fresh Beauty by Jen

As many of you know, our association held our annual networking while shopping event in December. We hosted 20 local vendors who sold their services and products to provide us with a unique mini-shopping experience, and also provided drawing items for our attendees.

Jennifer Speros with Fresh Beauty by Jen, shared her tempting list of spa services and her remarkable beauty products at the event, and Amber Dixon recently indulged in a facial that kept her wanting more. We met with Amber Dixon so that she would share her experience with us.

Interview between Mandy Aguirre, Utah WIFS 2013-14 President, and Amber Dixon:

Amber:  I have had many spa treatments ranging from massages to facials over the years so I had high expectations for this facial. Jennifer did not disappoint. In fact, she became my favorite aesthetitican very quickly.

Amber:  I have been experiencing a lot of added stress this past month and was in desperate need of some pampering. I was very impressed with Jennifer while she was participating as a vendor at Utah WIFS’ annual vendor event, and I finally had the chance to experience her amazing service.

Although I have had facials in the past at some great spa’s, I wanted something more intimate and her personality and knowledge surpassed what I had experienced from the other individuals I received treatments from.

Mandy: You spoke about a more “intimate” environment, what was your experience that had you instantly fall in “love” with Fresh Beauty by Jen?

Mandy:  You are definitely enthusiastic and understandably so. Tell me more about your facial and take us through your experience.

Amber:  Jennifer had me fill out a questionnaire that provided her with all of the information she needed to know which products to use on my face including any of my sensitivities, my troubled areas, what product I was current using and how, and medications/surgeries that may be affecting my skin. She was very thorough and asked questions to clarify which confirmed that I was in the hands of a professional.

She then had me lay down on the very comfortable table and she dimmed the lights for a truly relaxing effect. She cleansed my face, worked on my troubled areas, massaged my feet and hands, and I felt like all of my stress was leaving my body. I’ll admit that I did not want it to end!

She then gave me samples of the products she used to take home and I cannot wait to return!

Amber: Unequivocally yes! In fact, I already have. I got home and immediately posted my experience to all of my Facebook connections, called my family, and will continue to spread the word about why everyone should experience the services of Fresh Beauty by Jen.

Mandy: Is there anything additional you would like to add?

Amber:  Yes! I have been struggling with a dry and flaky forehead for more than a month and nothing seemed to fix it. Since my facial I have not had the problem! NO FLAKY FOREHEAD! That is the best reward! It looked horrible, I was frustrated, but it is now fixed. Thank you Jen!

Below is information to contact Jennifer Speros at Fresh Beauty by Jen located in Cottonwood Heights:
Jennifer was Utah WIFS' past VP of Finance when she decided to go back to school and start her own beauty pampering business. Go Jen!Jennifer SperosFresh Beauty801-556-5803http://www.freshbeautyut.com

Jennifer Speros
Fresh Beauty by Jen
(801) 556-5803
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A Winner’s Experience with Image Consultant, Eugenia Battaglia Coram

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Eugenia Battaglia Coram Awards December Attendee, Debbie Engebretsen, with a Wardrobe Consultation of Her…CLOSET!

As many of you know, our association held our annual networking while shopping event in December. We hosted 20 local vendors who sold their services and products to provide us with a unique mini-shopping experience, and also provided drawing items for our attendees.

Eugenia Battaglia Coram, Image and Wardrobe Consultant, shared her expertise and dynamic style at the event, and also provided a free consultation for one lucky winner. Debbie Engebretsen was the lucky recipient of the consultation and met with us to share her experience.

Interview between Amber Dixon, Utah WIFS President, and Debbie Engebretsen, Drawing Winner:

Amber:  Debbie, have you ever worked with a wardrobe coach before? If no, what was the deciding factor to work with Eugenia?

Debbie:  No, I have never worked with a wardrobe coach before.  My introduction to Eugenia was when she did a presentation at a networking event.  I knew that at some point I wanted her to work with me, so when I won the consultation in a drawing I was thrilled!

Amber:  What was the process Eugenia took you through?

Debbie:  Eugenia came [to my home] and went through my winter clothes – as that is the season we are in.  She went through everything one at a time, and had me try on some of the clothing to make sure they fit properly.  If I hadn’t worn anything in the past 6 months to a year she discarded it.

Some of my clothes weren’t of the best quality and she suggested I replace them, but if I couldn’t replace them right away, she had me keep them after I promised to replace them as soon as I could.

We discussed my profession, my ideal market, and who I am marketing myself to. These were all taken into consideration as Eugenia considered my wardrobe needs and changes.

Amber:  What were the top three tips you learned from Eugenia?

Debbie:  Be picky as to what I allow in my closet. As I am petite, I need to wear clothes that are form-fitting. Wear color!  Dress more youthful.

Amber:  Have you implemented these tips you learned from Eugenia? If so, which one was the biggest change you chose?

Debbie:  Yes! I am adding color to my wardrobe and only purchasing quality clothing – as it is the end of the season I am finding things on sale, which is great!

Amber:  What was your overall experience with Eugenia?

Debbie:  My experience was great!  The closet consultation is only the first step.  She also goes shopping with clients.  She starts with whatever your clothing budget is – even if it is only $100.

Amber:  Would you recommend Eugenia to your friends? If so, what would you tell them?

Debbie:  I would definitely recommend Eugenia to others.  I would tell them to open themselves up  to her suggestions.  Don’t clean out your closet before she comes, allow her to go through everything.  It will be painful, but you will appreciate it in the end!

Amber:  Will you give us a brief synopsis of Eugenia’s professionalism and methods?

Debbie:  Eugenia was very kind, but very direct.  Going through someone’s closet is very personal, but she was very sweet about how she went about this.  Be open to Eugenia’s suggestions.  She is only wanting to make you your best.

Amber:  Anything else you would like to share about Eugenia and her, what appears to be, amazing service?

Debbie:  We need to always feel at our best and our clothes are a huge part of that.  Never again will I purchase clothing that doesn’t fit the parameters set for me.  Eugenia has a great talent for taking what is a very personal, and could be a very difficult experience, and make it a building opportunity.  I may not have much in my closet anymore, but it is all items I am using and wearing.

Everyone needs to spend time with Eugenia to get clear on what they are needing (or not needing) in their wardrobe.

Amber:  Thank you Debbie for taking the time to answer some questions, and thank you Eugenia for making a difference!

To contact Eugenia, and to learn more about her services, go to:

Eugenia Battaglia, Via Battaglia, Image and Wardrobe Consulting (801) 879-8980 eugeniacoram.blogspot.com

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National WIFS Announces 2013 Financial Partners for Members

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National Women in Insurance & Financial Services Announces 2013 Financial Partners

Partners for Excellence have been announced for 2013!  National WIFS is proud to publicly acknowledge the organizations partnering with WIFS this year.  Read More

Guardian Life Insurance Company Mutual of Omaha insurance, life insurance, WIFS sponsor Lincoln Financial Group, WIFS sponsor Metlife, insurance, WIFS sponsor northwestern mutual, life insurance, WIFS sponsor New york life, life insurance, WIFS sponsor penn mutual, life insurance, WIFS sponsor prudential, life insurance, WIFS sponsor

Highlighting Utah WIFS Members for 2012 Accomplishments

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Celebrating Utah WIFS Members Successes for 2012 and for Years to Come.

Several of our dedicated members are being recognized, achieving goals, and making a difference in the community. We would like to highlight a few of them. If you have updats you would like to share, please email UtahWIFS@gmail.com and we would love to highlight them for you.

New Designation

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Debbie Engebretsen, VP of Finance:  Debbie is continuing her education to be able to provide extra value to her clients with the CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) designation. Debbie recently passed the first of four modules and is well on her way to earning the designation. Congratulations Debbie!

 

Nominated for National “Woman of the Year” Award

Amber Dixon, Utah WIFS, President, Nonprofit, Women in Insurance, Women in Financial Services, Women of the Year, Award

Amber Dixon, Utah WIFS President, was 1 of only 3 nominees on a national level for the Woman of the Year award. This prestgious award is the highest award given to women by Women in Insurance and Financial Services. Congratulations Amber!

 

 

Recognized as a “30 Women to Watch”

Lisa Marcy, 30 women to watch, Utah WIFS, Women in insurance, Women in law, Women in financial services, accomplishment, Utah Business, Award

Lisa Marcy, a 2011-2012 board member, was recognized as one of the “30 Women to Watch” by Utah Business Magazine this year! This is a tremendous accomplshment. Congratulations Lisa!

 

 

Agency Growing and Moving

Vicki Tuua, state farm, women in insurance, Utah WIFS, women in financial services

Vicki Tu’ua, Past President, moved her offices to a new and upgraded space. She has grown her practice and personal State Farm agency considerably, and we are excited to be able to celebrate her success! Congratulations Vicki!

 

 

Congratulations to everyone for your 2012 successes, and we look forward to being a part of your accomplishments.

–Wishing you success in 2013
Your Utah WIFS Board

Happy Holidays from Your Utah WIFS Board!

Happy Holidays from Your Utah WIFS Board!

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Discovered 20+ Unique Christmas Gifts!

December 11, 2012:

Today Utah WIFS (https://utahwifs.wordpress.com/) held its annual Networking While Shopping event, and it was a HUGE success! I have been on the board since I co-founded the association in 2009 and this is my last December vendor event that I will be organizing. Although I have enjoyed putting on these events, I am looking forward to being only a shopper next year! With that said, I know I got a lot of holiday shopping done today, and many other attendees did too.

The 20 local Utah vendors who participated were amazing and I look forward to shopping with them for many years to come. My shopping purchases included:

  • A Minky & More throw. Oh my! It is so soft and luxurious that my 11-year-old son stole it from me as soon as he found it. He is cuddling with it now. I think everyone needs one because they are washer-friendly and, dare I say it again, amazing!
    Minky & More....everyone needs one from every where!
    Minky & More….everyone needs one from every where!
  • doTERRA oils! Oh wow. I am so excited to have my doTERRA oils again. I use the lavender on my pillow, lemon in my cleaning products, and peppermint for headaches and so much more. I love these essential oils, and they are a huge supporter of Utah WIFS!
  • Choffy! Although I do love my coffee, this is actually a healthy, 100% premium cacao that is a superfood. Yes, cacao is spelled right but is also known as “cocoa beans.” I bought a blend and a mug that is also a coffee press! How cool is that?
  • Lipstick from Glamour Connection that lasts all day long and is fantastic. I generally do not go bold because of the environment I work in, but that is going to change after consulting with Leta Greene! I must admit that I looked pretty fabulous in the new shade during the event.
  • Chocolates for my neighbors and friends. I bought so much chocolate that I already feel the holiday pounds adding on, but then I realized I bought them as gifts so I see my neighbors actually with the pounds (kidding of course.) These Creamium Chocolates are not like any I have tasted before, and trust me I am a chocolate lover!

Creamium Chocolates. How can you go wrong with this gift? You can't!

  • Who knew Scentsy was more than wickless candles? I not only bought my wickless candle refills, but also bought soap, lotions, and a car freshener! So excited.
  • I also, of course, donated to the Helping Kids with Cancer foundation that is very personal for me. My son’s friend, Tomas, was diagnosed at only 8 years old and lived only a couple of days after his 10th birthday. No one should experience cancer in the family; especially at an incredibly young age.

So many more vendors were present. You can view them all at: https://utahwifs.wordpress.com/december-2012-event/ and help support these amazing companies.

Again, although I am left with many positive memories of being President of Utah WIFS, I am also excited to see how the chapter grows with the amazing incoming President, Mandy Aguirre. She will be fantastic I am sure, and I can enjoy the monthly events as a spectator.

Season Greeting’s everyone!

–Amber, Utah WIFS President

Your Board Enjoyed a Planning Meeting to Meet Your Needs

We, as a board, met for our annual planning meeting and have a phenomenal schedule for you, our member, in 2013. We have top-rated speakers lined up, our annual end-of-summer social planned, and our annual Seasonal Networking event featuring 20+ local vendors for networking and shopping with your peers.

Not only did we come together as a board, but we also took each of your end-of-event survey’s into consideration to enhance our 2013 schedule. 2013 will be another phenomenal year for our chapter! We are moving into our 4th year as the only chapter specific for the professional woman in the insurance and financial services industry. Our members are in the insurance, investment, real estate, mortgage, law, accounting, and P & C facets of the industry.

Join us December 11th for our 3rd annual Seasonal Multitasking event hosting 20 local vendors to provide a fun and amazing networking and mini-shopping experience. RSVP Here

Interested in joining the board to add value for your peers? Contact Sheila Leeds at MembershipUtahWIFS@gmail.com.

We look forward to networking with you and sharing your successes, brainstorming together to assist you with your challenges, and building strong relationships to further your practice.

–Your Board