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News from WORK:
OMG! It's a lot of work being a small business owner! As all of you out there trying to "do-it-yourself" know, there is an endless list of tasks to keep up with. Every week I go to work on this newsletter, it feels like a rabbit hole. Obviously, each week we add more events, which means finding speakers and then getting the info we need, posting to Meetup, creating the new page on our website, creating social media post graphics and trying to think up clever hashtags.

But there are other hidden tasks that catch me by surprise, like wanting to add a simple thing like the Climate WORK post below. My idea was to invite you all to support our increasing efforts with a Friends of WORK Membership. But then I saw that the Friends page on our website needed some work, so I fixed that up. But that page then links to our Climate WORK Green Credentials Page, which turns out also needed some work. Plus, two big perks of the Friends Membership are our Coffee Social and Study Hall Accountability Group, but both of those needed updated webpages, as well - which means more images to be found and edited and more content to be created...and so on and so forth.

And then a few hours go by and I remember that it was this newsletter I was supposed to be working on! So that's the behind-the-scenes peek into what goes into each of these emails. It's all a little imperfect and there is always room for improvement, but know that it is handcrafted with love by your friends at WORK. 

:) Natasha

Climate WORK

Our goal at WORK is to help mitigate climate change and build community.

We're putting our mission front-and-center these days. If you love what we're doing and are interested in supporting this effort but are not yet a WORK member, please consider becoming a Friend of WORK. This membership gives you a bundle of valuable perks while helping us keep the lights on (LEDs powered by renewable energy, of course ;) and great programs coming your way. 


"Alone, we can do so little; Together, we can do so much." - Helen Keller


Events at WORK: (see full lineup here)

Fri 1/10/20 - CRASH COURSE: Bridging the Gap to Greater Results

12:00-1:00 PM

Design your dream life and eliminate fear, doubt, and worry as you move toward your goals with greater confidence. Speaker James Allen will be here to teach us how to tune into our purpose and create sustained success in 2020.
See Details and RSVP

Fri 1/10/20 - STUDY HALL (2nd & 4th Fridays)
1:30-2:00 PM - Make a Plan
2:00-5:00 PM - Get it Done! 


This drop-in accountability club will give you the clarity and motivation you need to move forward in 2020. It's simple, it's informal, and it works! Natasha will listen to your goals and help keep the momentum going.
See Details and RSVP

Fri 1/17/20 - CLIMATE CHAT: Female Financial Inclusion
12:00-1:00 PM

Nearly one billion women worldwide do not have bank accounts. This means they do not have access to funds for predictable life events, like sending a child to school, much less emergencies and the increasing impacts of Climate Change. coWORKer Marie Mintalucci will talk to us about this global problem and how her non-profit organization, WomenSave, plans to help.
See Details and RSVP
Fri 1/17/20 - WORKSHOP: Communication Skills through Improv!
2:00-3:30 PM

Limited to 6 people!

Using low-pressure improv exercises, communication expert Chris Britt will create a safe and fun environment to experiment and learn practical tools that will help you collaborate more effectively at work. No improv experience needed! No need to be funny!
See Details and RSVP

Community Pick: 

TEDxSonomaCounty 2019

Saturday, January 11, 2020 
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School

4400 Day School Place 
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

In today’s high speed, high pressure and high-stress world, there are so many things that we have to balance in our lives. When a system is in balance, there is harmony, health, and vitality. When it is out of balance, there is the opposite: volatility and instability. Balance is an essential ingredient to success – in life, health, business, finance, relationships.

Join in to explore the dimensions of balance and the possibilities that greater balance has on our human experience. Be inspired by thought-provoking ideas that are larger than ourselves and help reframe our vision of what is possible.

Let me know if you are going and we'll try to get a WORK crew carpool! :)

See Details and RSVP
NEW SECTION! Classifieds at WORK:
Westside Victorian Houseshare

Easy, short walk to downtown, WORK Petaluma, SMART train, bus lines & all the restaurants, shopping & parks on the Westside.

2 private bedrooms available, a shared bath between: 
$1250/month each +utilities.

Share with 2 professional women, friends for over 20 years. There’s plenty of space for your things in an eat-in kitchen, music room, and parlor.  Includes a 3rd half bath for guests and in-home washer/dryer.
No pets nor smoking. Available beginning January 5th  

For further information, contact

WORK Resources

  • coWORKer Directory: Looking for local professionals or just curious who goes to WORK? Check out our ever-growing Members Directory.
  • Coffee Social: Want to meet a variety of professionals and engage in a fascinating conversation? Join us for Coffee Social Tuesdays at 10 AM. 
  • Social Media: For links to recommendations that come up during Coffee Social and other insider tidbits, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
  • Special thanks to coWORKer Linda Jay, who edits my newsletters and blogs.  As she likes to say, "There is no excuse for sloppy copy!" Want some help with your writing? Check out Linda's profile

We look forward to seeing you at WORK!
Natasha, Matt, Julia, Lindsey, & Jackie 

Do you have friends or colleagues who would benefit from a fabulous place to work or meet? As always, please send 'em our way or pass them a link to our website

707-721-6540 or

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10 4th Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

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