Programs will be offered virtually until further notice due to COVID-19. Check back often for new offerings.

Take Back Your Power: Getting Unstuck During Covid-19 – Kelly Summersett
Sep 22 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Kelly Summersett

About the session

Feeling stuck these days with everything going on during COVID? There’s a better way to manage your mind so that you come at whatever is happening with more confidence, ease, action-taking, and flow.Come to the training and be introduced to a method that up-levels how you feel about and move through it all without the guilt, what-ifs, and anxiety. Expect interaction, Q&A, coaching, and connection.


About Kelly

Kelly Summersett is a real, relatable, and B.S. free professional Life and Health Coach for over ten years. She quickly gets to the bottom of what’s keeping you stuck and teaches you science-backed tools that give you the inner-confidence and courage to go after everything you want. 

She coaches (1:1 and small group), speaks, writes, and podcasts all in the name of helping you have a better relationship with yourself, your body, and kick more ass at life!


From Stressed to Strategic: How to Create Realistic Routines – Emily Elrod
Sep 29 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

About the session

2020’s motto could be “Wow! What’s next, world?” (If we even so boldly dare to mention those words in public.) 

Plans seem to be shattered from COVID. 

Schooling options for children leave us with more unknown and self-judgment. 

Professional obligations have us wondering our allegiances to work verse life. 

When does this chaos ever end, and then you want me to have some predictability to it with a routine?  “WOW! What’s next world” seems to sum it up nicely.  So with the state of overwhelm, how do we go from WOW to HOW and turn the stress into a strategy? 

Join CWLI as we host Emily Elrod, MHS for our next virtual workshop as we explore this exact question.  Emily, one of the top 10 Health Promotional Professionals in the nation, will guide you through tips and techniques to reduce the overwhelm and find a routine that is realistic for you even in the midst of the unknown. You will get practical steps in this 60-minute engaging workshop on ways to go from stressed to strategic as you create a realistic routine that will work for you. 

About Emily

Her clients describe Emily Elrod as energetic, wiser beyond her years, and the person that gets things done.  Her husband describes her as a blonde, good momma, and animal philanthropist. If you ask her, she is just a lover of humanity, dark chocolate, and nouns as she will gladly nerd out with anyone on ways people, places, and things (aka nouns) can go from stressed to strategic. She gained this love from her personal and professional experiences. Emily was once a 21 yr old single mother fighting for her and her son’s life. She was a lead ergonomic engineer who loved people more than machines. Also, she was an award-winning health strategist who despised how programs were creating human workers and not human beings…even when the focus was on health and safety.

These experiences showed her the impact of stress and how it can cut off innovation, growth, and longevity. With the motivation to help the stressed, she started a company called Workzbe to bring collaboration, fun, and wisdom to overwhelmed leaders in HR, Safety, and Org. Development. Obviously, no great company can be a one-woman show, so she hired people way smarter than her and together they facilitate WISE engagement strategies for companies in healthcare, power, and manufacturing (aka where the stress could have a human cost to it). Our WISE approach has helped clients see an average 22% decrease in turnover, a 28% increase in engagement, and over $1900 ROI on claims. (HINT: Your bank account does reflect how much you care for people.)  When she isn’t leading an awesome team and working with the best clients, she is at home playing tag with her kids and farming with her husband. 

Affinity Group: Nonprofit CEOs
Oct 1 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

About this Group: 

For women currently leading a nonprofit in a CEO or Executive Director role. In this group you will discuss current topics in nonprofit management, as well as share successes and challenges.

Led by Samantha Teter and Erin Creal.

About this Session:

How are you coping during COVID? How has your job as leader changed?

Fearless Change Covid-19 & Beyond – Panel Discussion
Oct 20 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

About the session

Join us as we spotlight women led businesses who have been affected during these unprecedented times (either positively or negatively). We’ll discuss what business has been like during COVID, how these strong leaders have effectively led out in their community and their outcomes, community initiatives they’ve found helpful, and how to continue to push through change fearlessly.

Affinity Group: Civil Dialogue Across Differences
Oct 21 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

About the Group Session:

Introductions + developing community guidelines + discuss this TED Talk: (

About the Affinity Group

For most of us, talking about politics often ranks slightly below getting dental work; it’s often divisive, anger-inspiring, and leaves us feeling hopeless about the possibility of compromise and connection. Those emotions enter because the stakes of politics are high, but we hold on to the hope that these discussions don’t require divisiveness. In this group, we’ll seek to listen first, to build understanding so that we can learn how to craft solutions across political differences. Join this group if you’re looking for an open space for dialogue and a respectful exchange of ideas, but bristle at the idea of a political debate with your neighbors. We’ll craft a community agreement at our first meeting to ensure we remain true to this vision. Then, we’ll read books that have wide appeal about how our political ideologies are formed, how we can better understand our own beliefs and those of others, and how to craft a more civil, productive political culture in our community. Led by Liz Norell.

New Member Orientation
Nov 12 @ 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Get started on your adventure with CWLI. We will use this time to introduce you to our community and the variety of offerings for you to enjoy. Meet fellow like-minded women and network with others beginning their journey just like you! Learn about upcoming events and jump in!

Quarterly Connect
Nov 12 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

We can’t wait to see you!

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Making a Successful Career Pivot – Panel Discussion
Nov 17 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

About session

Discuss whats involved in seeking more education and why now might be a good time to consider this option if you find yourself in need of a career transition. We will highlight educational opportunities and ease the idea of returning to school for more education that will accelerate your goals.