• Touchstone “Leading with Love” Conference Returns for a Second Year

    Due to an overwhelming success of the first conference Touchstone is excited to announce that they will be doing it all again. An entire Saturday dedicated to uplifting and supporting women! Touchstone with its dual purpose of providing leadership training to individuals and organizations is also home to the Central Coast Women’s Collective. Touchstone’s Central Coast Women’s Collective whose mission is “embracing women by sharing stories, building trust and re-defining expectations”, Co-created by Emily Smith and Diane Adam is preparing to hold their second women’s conference in March 2020.

    Thanks to a team of dedicated local women, Touchstone’s second women’s conference will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria. Serving as the fiscal agent, the Community Foundation of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in making this conference a reality. Additionally, recognizing the importance of this unique conference planned by and for women, many educational and organizational leaders within the community are contributing to its success through supporting the attendance of their women staff and employees, event sponsorship and in-kind donations.

    The daylong conference is a regional event, reaching areas of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and beyond, but featuring the Santa Maria Valley. Presenters include, among others, several international motivational speakers and authors, a world-renowned researcher in the area of women in leadership from Claremont Graduate School, and two well-known local leaders in the area of philanthropy and executive training. Throughout the day, there will be a special emphasis on leading participants through the process of developing individual personal action plans.

    This transformative day with the overarching theme of “Gratitude” will include moments of inspiration, thought-provoking conversation and a call to action to change the way we interact with one another. This event is for women of ALL ages and stages. While organizations are encouraged to use the conference as a professional development opportunity, it is not intended to be corporate or political. We are all leaders in our own lives, both at work and at home. Our influence on those we meet and interact with through our daily walk is significant. This is about challenging ourselves to be better and to do better.

    Details about Touchstone and “Leading With Love” women’s conference, including ticket sales of this anticipated sell out event and sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.touchstonecc.com. Touchstone can be reached via the website, 805.619.9010, or touchstonecentralcoast@gmail.com.