Reorganization focuses on simplified active involvement to empower members entrepreneurial passions. Women find friendship and support through monthly in person and virtual meetings, quarterly mixers and holiday gatherings. The Phoenix based group has exciting changes in store for 2016. Attend the year end Holiday Mixer and be a part of the excitement.
2016 Brings Mom Entrepreneur Club Exciting Changes
As 5-Year Anniversary Approaches, Mom-e Club founder, Tisha Marie Pelletier Has Changes in Store For 2016.
Changes In Membership Coming
But, you’ll have to attend the year-end holiday event Wednesday, December 9th at the Hotel Valley Ho to be one of the first to hear what they are. In addition to the big news, members will celebrate another successful year empowering women to pursue their entrepreneurial passions, enjoy cocktails, heavy appetizers and receive a special gift from Tisha.
The Mom Entrepreneur Club aka The Mom-e Club, founded in 2010, has existed to support entrepreneurial women in all stages of mother-hood, including those with critters instead of kids. “But that became not only confusing to the women I was trying to reach,“ Tisha explains, “it also excluded a group of women that would benefit from the group as in women whose baby is their business. I wanted to include them, too.”
Expanding membership definitions aren’t the only changes planned, but Tisha isn’t quite ready to spill all the news. “There is still time to make final decisions of how the group will be structured starting in 2016.”
The Mom-e Club
Why the change now, after five years of success? "The group had exceeded my expectations, but things had grown stale. Meetings weren’t being run the way I felt they needed to be, in order to provide real value to our members. If they were willing to spend 90 minutes with this group, I wanted everyone to walk away feeling it had been time well spent.”
Having been in leadership roles in other networking organizations and groups, Tisha knew what her own Chapter Presidents were feeling. She also knew that the continued success of her vision relied on her taking control.
The first thing she did was to take advantage of the Mom-e Club membership benefits, like time with one of the personal, professional or parenting coaches who are also members. At first, Tisha was nervous about meeting with a professional development coach. “But as soon as our session started, I knew I’d made the right choice.”
Her coach asked some tough questions that got Tisha thinking, and coming to conclusions. “It was time to take control. She reminded me that the Mom-e Club was my business and I could make the changes I felt needed to be made. The club was mine and the responsibility was mine. I needed to own that. Once that was settled I knew what I needed to do, to take the club to the next level of success.”
Thought Provoking Thoughts and More
The biggest focus of all this change will be increasing member engagement. “An unfortunate trend I’ve noticed, is that women sign up and then disappear. The majority don’t even download the free e-book that is offered with membership, much less spend time with one of our coaches or apply for the $500 grant we award each year. That definitely has to change. These benefits were all designed to help our members climb their own ladders of success. Those who are active, reap the rewards.”
Something that has set the Mom-e Club apart from other networking groups has been the meeting agenda. Written by Tisha for all Club Presidents to follow, they always include a round table topic for members to discuss and share their experiences and ideas. “The round table topic is usually based on something I’m going through at the moment. If I’m experiencing it, chances are some members have been here, done that. Others might be able to avoid the issue all together based on what they learn.”
Another agenda constant is the “Thought Provoking Closing Thought.” The closing thought is based on the round table question, and is the result of many hours of research by Tisha. “I research each one, making sure it sums up perfectly everything we discussed. I always know I pick the right one when it puts a smile on our guests’ faces or leaves them pondering.”
The response was so wonderful, Tisha decided to package the closing thought provokers as a book. “I’m sure many of our members left meetings full of new energy after discussing these topics and connection on emotional levels. Now they’ll be able to reinvigorate that excitement any time, not just when attending a meeting or gathering.”
Attend the November meeting where more details will be announced. The Phoenix based Mom-e Club meetings are held the third Monday of the month. Visit the Mom-e Club Web site for details and to get your ticket for the December 9th Holiday Social Mixer at the Hotel Valley Ho, Phoenix, AZ. www.mom-eclub.com