Local Woman Encourages Others to Fulfill New Dreams as “Imagine…then do it” Returns to Cincinnati: April 18, 2012
Julie Shifman of Cincinnati, Founder of Act Three which focuses on helping women realize a compelling next stage of life, has invited three women from around the country to share their life stories to urge other women to get out of the dreaming and into the doing. Their message: let your imagination soar, but then make your dreams happen…we did it and so can you. “Imagine…then do it,” at the Mayerson JCC on April 18, gathers speakers from New York, Philadelphia, Clearwater, FL, and Cincinnati to highlight the limitless opportunities that lie ahead with some imagination and determination.
Fawn Germer, today one of the country’s most sought-after speakers, saw her life and career change quickly when Oprah Winfrey raised her book Hard Won Wisdom to the skies, calling it a “very inspiring book.” To win the acclaim of Oprah and readers across the globe meant her perseverance had triumphed over earlier setbacks and hurdles. Germer brings that experience to audiences around the world and now to Cincinnati where she will be discussing topics like self-esteem, risk-taking, work-life balance, and perseverance during times of setback. She is also an award-winning investigative reporter, four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and the best selling author of seven books.
Jen Groover, Philadelphia-based business and lifestyle content contributor for several major TV networks and magazines brings her business sense to budding entrepreneurs in the Cincinnati audience. Author of “What If? & Why Not?,” Groover talks about rethinking the negative questions that often lead to failure even before getting started, and is on a mission to inspire other women to reach their greatest potential by transferring fears into action.
Indie Lee from New York was given a new chance at life in 2009 when she awoke from brain surgery to discover that a potentially fatal tumor had successfully been removed. Her return to normal life, however, did not mean settling back in old patterns, but instead she went on a mission to create a green and organic skin care line without the environmental toxins that might have been the cause of her illness.
With several poignant examples of women turning odds in their favor and uphill battles into positive, life-changing ventures, the attendees at Imagine…then do it are encouraged to exploit their own ideas and realize their dreams one step at a time.
“I’m very excited to offer another fun and exciting opportunity for local women of all ages and from all walks of life to get inspired. We have some amazing high-profile speakers and the momentum from the last Imagine event to build on. I know that most women go through a phase of questioning before latching on to a new opportunity that will carry them into the next productive stage of life, but ‘Imagine’ will provide an impetus to get moving,” says Julie Shifman, organizer of the event. Shifman will share her own story of reinventing. Her new book, “Act Three – Create the Life You Want After Your First Career and Full Time Motherhood,” will be released at the April 18 event. For more information, visit www.imaginethendoit.com.