Extraordinary Women Connect™

Connecting Great Women to Great Women!

May 19 and September 15

At Extraordinary Women Connect, we gather in an intimate circle of wildly successful extraordinary women connecting in meaning, purpose and shared support. Together we will explore stories of courage, success and living out loud.  You’ll say yes to you, yes to connection, yes to raising up your own voice!

Join us for the May 19th Extraordinary Women Connect Gala at the Sterling Event Space at 1261 Delaware Street, Denver, Colorado 80204. REGISTER

Circle of Inspiration facilitators

We’re going to dive into one of my favorite topics at the January 30th Extraordinary Women Connect Gala: The Art of Storytelling! Our Circle of Inspiration Facilitators are master story tellers! You will learn their best tips for telling your own story for impact, reach and connection. Whether it is on the stage or in written form, you will #RaiseUP your story telling game!

  • Paula Friedland, Co-Founder of Soul Speaks, Public Speaker and Trainer, Counselor and Coach, and Former NYC Actress and Singer
  • Phylecia Jones, Two-time TEDx speaker, national TV financial contributor for Daily Blast Live, women in STEM advocate and Founder of iFind You Close
  • Polly Letofsky, Founder of My Word Publishing and Author of 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, and the FIRST woman to walk around the world!
  • Donna Mazzitelli, Founder of the Award Winning Book Publishing Services Merry Dissonance Press and the Award Winning Writing and Editing Services The Word Heartiste
Paula Friedland, Co-Founder of Soul Speaks, Public Speaker and Trainer, Counselor and Coach, and Former NYC Actress and Singer
Paula Friedland, Co-Founder of Soul Speaks, Public Speaker and Trainer, Counselor and Coach, and Former NYC Actress and Singer
Phylecia Jones, Two-time TEDx speaker, national TV financial contributor for Daily Blast Live, women in STEM advocate and Founder of iFind You Close
Phylecia Jones, Two-time TEDx speaker, national TV financial contributor for Daily Blast Live, women in STEM advocate and Founder of iFind You Close
Polly Letofsky, Founder of My Word Publishing and 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World
Polly Letofsky, Founder of My Word Publishing and 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World
Donna Mazzitelli, Award Winning Publishing Services Merry Dissonance Press and the Award Winning Writing and Editing Services, The Word Heartiste
Donna Mazzitelli, Award Winning Publishing Services Merry Dissonance Press and the Award Winning Writing and Editing Services, The Word Heartiste

Who Attends Extraordinary Women Connect: Extraordinary women leaders interested in connecting with other wildly successful women in real conversations and story!  They are the change makers, the rule breakers and the rebels. They are women whose voices are meant to be heard. They are the dreamers AND the doers, and they lead with grit and grace. We’ve had representation from the DBJ’s most influential women list, and senior executive woman in some of the Denver area’s largest companies and the fastest growing start-ups.

What we do:  We start with cocktails and great conversations, followed by an inspiring panel discussion with our Circle of Inspiration Facilitators. Finally we move into intimate and inspiring circles of conversation around topics that really matter.  You will share stories of courage, success and living with intention with other women leaders, led by our circle of inspiration facilitators! To see some of our past prestigious guests, visit our Circle of Inspiration Hall of Fame! 

How often is this held:  This event is held three times per year in January, May and September!

May 19, 2020: REGISTER

September 15, 2020: REGISTER

What the wildly successful women say about Extraordinary Women Connect!  

“I enjoyed the event last night….. Such amazing women and great questions to ponder and discuss!”

 “It was so inspiring to hear all the women’s stories that they shared so eloquently!”

 “It was really an amazing evening. Bravo on bringing so many amazing women together and connecting us all. And the venue was magical!”

 “A first class, one of a kind event!  I was looking forward to the event since you announced it, but had no idea the level of deep interaction and thought provoking ideas that I came away with.   My batteries were fully charged by the time the evening was over with and it’s just want I needed!”

 “It was warm and authentic, the table topics were just right, the facilitators were great, and the company was wonderful. And the food was so good, and so thoughtfully crafted into the evening’s activities.”

“Thank you for a wonderful evening!  I had no idea what the event would include and was pleasantly surprised at the energy, sharing and networking that occurred.  It was also a great opportunity for me to reflect on my current life, where I spend my time and how I can best create more space in my life to accomplish the things I have much passion about and need for in my life. I called a close friend and told her all about the event on the way home.  Then, spent a half hour telling my husband.  He said, “You sound like you just spent an evening with your best friends!”  Great energy.”

“Last night….I want to thank you for imagining and facilitating a new way to connect.  I loved hearing about each person’s journey, I loved hearing different mindset perspectives from the panel and I loved the beautiful environment to connect in.”

Circle of Inspiration Facilitator Bios

Paula Friedland, Co-Founder of Soul Speaks, Public Speaker and Trainer, Counselor and Coach, and Former NYC Actress and Singer
Paula Friedland, Co-Founder of Soul Speaks, Public Speaker and Trainer, Counselor and Coach, and Former NYC Actress and Singer

Paula Friedland, LCSW, CPCC has been a counselor, certified coach, public speaker and trainer for the past 17 years. She works with people one-on-one and in groups to help them create lives that are truly meaningful, fulfilling, and connected to what really matters to them.

She teaches public speaking through an approach called, Speaking Circles® and also co- facilitates a unique and transformative self development process called, Soul Speaks™. One of her passions and specialty areas is helping people break free from their fears around public speaking, so that they can find their true voices and become authentic, powerful speakers in all areas of their lives.

Before entering the counseling/coaching field, Paula spent 13 years as an actress and singer, pursuing theatre in New York City, and she brings the creativity and passion from her years in the theatre to all of her current work with people today. For more information about Paula please visit her website at www.paulafriedland.com

Meet Paula on her Extraordinary Women Radio Interview!

Phylecia Jones, Two-time TEDx speaker, national TV financial contributor for Daily Blast Live, women in STEM advocate and Founder of iFind You Close
Phylecia Jones, Two-time TEDx speaker, national TV financial contributor for Daily Blast Live, women in STEM advocate and Founder of iFind You Close

Phylecia Jones is a two time TEDx speaker, national TV financial contributor for Daily Blast Live, women in STEM advocate and Founder of iFind You Close helping speakers research and book more speaking engagements around the world.

After being featured on hundreds of stages in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Phylecia realized the power of using the stage as a way of marketing to grow a business and brand. As the Founder of iFind You Close, she is bringing over 18 years of research, analytics and entrepreneurship experience to those who want to want to use public speaking to share the message of their company, business or brand. 

Phylecia holds a degree in Computer Science, a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering and is a former scientist for the US Navy. She has had the honor of presenting on such platforms as NPR’s TED Radio Hour, NBC 9 News, FinCon, iThemes and a host of organizations that trust her ability to educate, inspire and transform.

iFind You Close launched in 2019 with the goal of employing more women in tech and using that knowledge to take the guess work out of doing the research of sorting through over 5000+ events that happen daily that are looking for keynote speakers, breakout sessions and expert panels. When Phylecia isn’t deep into researching the internet, she blogs about her eclectic list of ever-growing life experiences including travel, baton twirling, performing with a circus, RVing across the USA, being a professional cheerleader and achieving 100hrs towards being a yacht captain.

Polly Letofsky, Founder of My Word Publishing and 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World
Polly Letofsky, Founder of My Word Publishing and 3MPH: The Adventure of One Woman’s Walk Around the World

Polly Letofsky is best known for being the first woman to walk around the world. It took five years to complete her walk and another six years to write the book about it.

After a series of bad choices in her publishing journey, she launched into a deep dive to study the industry. A passion was unleashed and the result was the launch of a new publishing model in My Word Publishing, a self-publishing consulting company. Their mission is to give authors tools and choices to get their books into the world with 100% of their rights intact, and lead in a new era in self-publishing.

The growth of My Word Publishing has spawned over 350 books and 100 best sellers, and one movie. Polly was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Colorado Business Women.

Meet Polly on her Extraordinary Women Radio interview!

Donna Mazzitelli, Award Winning Publishing Services Merry Dissonance Press and the Award Winning Writing and Editing Services, The Word Heartiste
Donna Mazzitelli, Award Winning Publishing Services Merry Dissonance Press and the Award Winning Writing and Editing Services, The Word Heartiste

Donna Mazzitelli, The Word Heartiste, is an award-winning editor and publisher. Having worked with dozens of men and women as a writing coach and editor, she knows that in addition to a skilled and knowledgeable “wordsmith,” authors benefit from working with someone who uses heart and intuition to help them connect with their core voice. Donna’s gentle, clear guidance and safe, non-critical approach to coaching writers allow people to navigate the places and spaces that can sometimes be difficult to explore.

Donna especially loves working with authors in the genres of memoir, biography, and personal growth and development. She works in a variety of other genres, including historical fiction, fantasy fiction, health and nutrition, spirituality, death and dying, parenting, adolescent psychology, business, entrepreneurship, as well as children’s books that address social and environmental issues.

In 2013, Donna began Merry Dissonance Press, a book producer/indie publisher of works of transformation, inspiration, exploration, and illumination. As of 2019, Merry Dissonance Press has published 20 books and accumulated more than 50 awards. Donna continues to work on her personal memoir, Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life, which will be released in 2020.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

This event is a part of the Extraordinary Women Connect series created by Kami Guildner, a Storyteller, a Community Builder and a Coach for Women. Kami believes that women’s voices matter – and she helps them raise up their voice, their brand and their business. The mission of Extraordinary Women Connect is to connect great women to great women and give voice to their stories!

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