Member Testimonials

Beth Tarallo, Skincare by the Sea recommends Laurie Bend, pageonedesign
I recently met with Laurie Bend with Page One Design for a complimentary consultation. She was extremely helpful, especially since I am so "technically challenged!" Laurie gave me design ideas for my website, as well as other social media sites. She was very kind and even stayed with me an extra half hour to make sure all of my questions were answered. Laurie went above and beyond to listen to my concerns and help me with my business in any way possible. She is not only great at what she does, but she is a wonderful person in general which just makes working with her even more enjoyable. I will definitely be contacting Laurie for her services very soon. I highly recommend Laurie and Page One Design for all of your graphic design needs!
JoAnn Reiter, Inside Shading recommends Diane Glim, Monterey County Weekly
I recently decided to advertise in the Monterey County Weekly Women in Business section. Diane Glim at the Monterey County Weekly helped put my ad together. She did a great job with the ad in a very short amount of time. She is a pleasure to work with. “Thank you” Diane for all that you do for PWN and your community.
JoAnn Reiter, Inside Shading recommends Laurie Bend, pageonedesign
A big “Thank You” to Laurie Bend of pageonedesign. She designed my ad for the PWN website (check the Events page) in a quick and painless process. I highly recommend Laurie for all your graphic needs.
JoAnn Reiter, Inside Shading recommends Heather Ream, Cypress Cabinets
I decided to create a new look in my kitchen so I went to Cypress Cabinets and found the perfect pulls for a new look. I was helped in a friendly and professional manner and would recommend to everyone to go and see the beautiful showroom and friendly staff.
Tina Zmak, Zmak Creative recommends Marion Gellatly, Powerful Presence
I visited Marion for a private Colorful Analysis session. I cannot recommend this session highly enough! Marion is extremely knowledgeable and a delight to work with. She worked with me to design my own unique palette of colors based on my coloring. I now have a "shopping fan" I can use to buy clothing in colors that work for me, as well as handbags, shoes, accessories and makeup. What a great tool to save time and money!
Laurie Bend, pageonedesign recommends Christine Sanmiquel, The Center of Integrative Chinese Medicine
I'm so thankful to Christine Sanmiquel for the wonderful pediatric care she is giving to my 12-year-old son. Her gentle manner and purposeful treatment has helped my family in ways I could never have imagined! We are blessed to have found you. If you don't know if acupuncture can benefit you, contact Christine and give it a try.
JoAnn Reiter, Inside Shading recommends Evelyn Munoz, Monterey Day Spa
Recently I have experienced the most wonderful facial from Monterey Day Spa. The esthetician, Laura, was absolutely wonderful. She was very informative regarding how to continue my facial care and the products that I should use. The Monterey Day Spa is a beautiful environment. Quiet and peaceful and very professional. I highly recommend them.
Laurie Bend, pageonedesign recommends Lance Holt, Remodeling Solutions by Holt Construction
I cannot thank Lance enough for the quality work he has completed at our new home. Lance makes sure that the job gets done and that his clients are thoroughly pleased with the results. He pays attention to details and follows through with everything asked of him. That's a great business philosophy to have and Lance has it. Thanks for everything Lance!
Lori Silver recommends Jo Ann Gesner
When I was 18 years old, I learned Transcendental Meditation. After not meditating for over 40 years, I recently updated my TM with Jo Ann Gesner. I’ve been thrilled with my results. I have less stress, am more intuitive, have improved my memory, and it helps so much in work, my hobbies, and at home. My son saw improvements in me, so he took up TM which helped with his focus, memory, and his attention span. Then, my husband took it up! I understand why Oprah trained her entire staff to do TM, and why they experience fewer health problems, have more work days, and many other benefits!
Julie Foucht, Life Tools Training recommends Will Elkadi, eLab Communications
I cannot recommend Will Elkadi of eLab Communications enough. It has been an absolute joy working with him on PWN's beautiful and highly-functional new website.
Laurie Bend, pageonedesign recommends Cheryl Beller, Well Scents
Cheryl met with me to create custom essential oil blends for my husband's office. She asked questions, allowed me to smell each oil and is working on creating a blend specifically for the needs of the patients in my husband's practice. Not only do her essential oils work on animals but she can customize them for people too!
Julie Foucht, Life Tools Training recommends Marion Gellatly, Powerful Presence
I'm in the middle of Marion's Style School. Such fun! I'm learning so much including why I sometimes purchase lovely things that I hate wearing and which styles and colors always work for me.
Donna Brandt, Primerica recommends Heather Satava, Satava Wellness
I have just completed two years of monthly massages with Heather. She is particularly gifted, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to take care of myself this way.
Daphne Engelken, The Tutor Doctor recommends Julie Foucht, Kickass Biz Coaching
I was struggling with purpose, approach and follow through in my Workbook program until I honestly opened up to Julie about my saboteurs. After last night's session, (just my second one to date) I followed her best practice recommendation and scheduled my writing time. I had my first real break through today in my brilliant office with a view..... I'm now on a roll and enjoying this craft I've always wanted to pursue. Thank you Julie, for your subtle yet strong guidance.
Leslie Bruhn, Women's Wealth recommends Sherri Coffelt, ACN
I called Sherri because - for various reasons - I feel like I owe her. I figured one way to repay her was to check out her ACN services and see if I could give her some business. One thing I have always hated is dealing with telephones, internet, utilities - ANYthing like that. Making decisions, making calls, not knowing who I can trust, never knowing how hard or complicated it will be. So I avoid it at all costs. I would rather pay twice as much than I should just so I don't have to deal with it. Sherri knows everything about all of this stuff. She even knows who to call when she doesn't know :)... She listened to what was important to me, she told me when I already had the best deal possible, and then she told me what to change and how much it would save me. THEN! she handled it all. The forms, the orders, the phone calls, the appointments! She was there for all my hookup appointments. She made sure it all ran smoothly. She did everything. I'm trying to get her to marry me. The ONLY problem with all this is, now I owe her even more...
Julie Foucht, Kickass Biz Coaching recommends Julie Ahearn, True Idea Productions
A belated thank you to Julie Ahearn for being the official photographer at the PWN Woman of the Year event. Julie took fabulous pictures (which we can all see on the PWN Facebook page) and did a very professional job. I highly recommend her for all your photography/video needs.
Cammie Jones, Cammie Jones Organizing recommends Julie Foucht, Kickass Biz Coaching
Thanks to Julie's coaching I am thinking out of the box & the peninsula for my business. With her encouragement & coaching I am starting to realize the bigger picture about me and my business. Want to see your business go where you didn't think it could go before? Call Julie of Life Tools Training, because your business is more about your life than you think it is.
Donna Brandt, Prmerica recommends Ellen Wrona, Armstrong Productions
Ellen produced a video for a non-profit I support. Her work is exceptional. Thank you for your gift, which will bring value for a long time to come.
Julie Foucht, Kickass Biz Coaching recommends Laurie Bend, pageonedesign
Every time I need a change to my business card or other business materials, Laurie (and her amazing graphic design skills) is right there getting it done for me! Thanks for your attention to detail and ability to turn things around so quickly. Need a logo, cards, flyer? Call Laurie!
Jean Stallings recommends Diane Glim, Monterey Weekly
We are thrilled to share, that Diane Glim will be honored by the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce for Ambassador of the Year. Diane is a wonderful resource for PWN and the Monterey Peninsula. Diane will be installed at the chamber's annual dinner June 22 at the InterContinental The Clement Hotel on Cannery Row.
Laurie Bend recommends Deborah Goldstein, Enlightened Philanthropy
I want to thank Deborah Goldstein for the great interactive presentation she gave to my older girl scouts from Service Unit #356 in Monterey. These eight girls are starting the process to earn their Gold Awards. Deborah helped them understand philanthropy in a teenager's language. She also led an exercise with them on how they can contribute to their communities in ways that are exciting and fun, using the interests they are passionate about. Thank you for sharing your expertise with the next generation of female philanthropists.
Jean Stallings recommends Professional Women's Network
Thanks to all of PWN for your support, kindness, cards, etc. during my recent Open Heart Surgery. I'm sorry I missed the Woman of the Year festivities, but I understand all was spectacular. Congratulations again to Julie and thanks for all you have done for PWN! I hope to be back for the January meeting!
Kelsey Pritchett recommends Professional Women's Network
PWN has definitely helped me meet more people. I have been able to do networking, and social interactions. This is a great program for anyone starting, owning, or even engaging in business. I have only been a member for 2 months and have had successes with my business as a local gym. In-Shape wants to help get the community in shape, and it starts with getting our name out! THANKS PWN! Thanks!
Marly Wheeler, The Healthy Way recommends Will Gallagher, Oppidea
I took Will Gallagher's class on Facebook and I not only learned skills I did not have, it helped me get a better understanding of Facebook as a whole. Loved it!
Sandra Collingwood recommends JoAnn Reiter
I have purchased several of JoAnn's beautiful original photography note cards to sent to good friends and clients. They are each a work of art and individually signed by her. Selfishly I have only sent one so far because they are so gorgeous I want to keep all of them on my desk to look at daily. Whether it's magnificent flowers or breathtaking scenery, be sure to treat yourself (and another) to these lovely creations... and buy duplicates!
Laurie Bend, pageonedesign recommends Lance Holt, Remodeling Solutions
Since moving into our new home in April, I have been working with Lance on some remodeling projects. What a great experience it has been. Lance is always there to answer questions and his attention to detail is amazing. If you want a contractor who listens, accomplishes and then cleans up before leaving, you need Remodeling Solutions, Lance Holt and his team. Thanks Lance for making this house our home!
Donna Brandt, Primerica recommends Christine Sanmiquel, The Center of Integrative Chinese Medicine
Thank you for opening your office on Thanksgiving Day for the Gratitude Practice. Gracias!
Ileen Groves, Bookkeeping Express recommends Will Elkadi, eLab Communications
I was lucky enough to win Will Elkadi's raffle prize at the June PWN meeting. My husband, Barry, takes care of the "back office" for our BookKeeping Express business so I turned the certificate over to him. Here is what Barry had to say about his experience working with Will: "I recently spent some time in training with Will Elkadi of eLab Communications. I thought I knew quite a bit, but he taught me that I didn't know how much I didn't know. Will's expertise in Search Engine Optimization and web design, as well as specific software applications such as WordPress, provided me with at least ten specific tips on how to improve our own web site. This, in just an hour-and-a-half session. In summary - this guy knows his stuff, and I highly recommend him."
Julie Cavassa Foucht, Life Tools Training recommends Leslie Bruhn, Women’s Wealth Group
I can not recommend Leslie Bruhn’s Women’s Wealth Group enough. Leslie has completely changed my thinking about money, the power of budgeting, creating from intention and happiness. I am reaching for higher goals and making more money in my business thanks to Leslie.
Jane Deuber, Jane Deuber International recommends Daphne Engelken, Tutor Doctor
Daphne Engelken with the Tutor Doctor is fantastic! She hooked us up with an incredible Geometry tutor for my son Alex. Not only re his grades improving, he has a renewed enthusiasm for learning. Wow! That's a bonus we hadn't counted on. Thank you for providing such an exceptional service, Daphne!