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Be Heard! – Through the Glass Ceiling: Leadership Speaking Skills for Women


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2018

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in North America, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government, industry, and in professional firms. In “Lean In,” Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, identified one of the major problems holding women back is the ineffective way women communicate to upper management, colleagues, and clients  in business situations. Join Bonnie Gross to learn and change your speaking  skills to make people recognize the true value of your ideas. (Approx. 18 hours.)

Body Language, Presence, and Power


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2018

73% of what we communicate to other people is through our body language and facial expressions. We may say one thing, but “project” a different message. Learn the art of body language and you’ll get your message across!

Fearless Public Speaking: Speak, Act And Look Like a Leader


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2018

When there are two people with the same skills entering a room, delivering a speech, or participating in a meeting– the person who looks, acts and sounds like a leader is the person most remembered. Make sure next time—it’s YOU! This class teaches you the skills not usually taught in traditional “presentation skills” courses; you will learn the secrets of how to speak, look and act like a leader. Being a calm, confident, impactful presenter starts before you write the first line - it starts with what and how you think. Learn the speaking skills of great public figures, such as John F. Kennedy and Steve Jobs, who have used their voices and speaking style to exude power and influence. (Approx. 12 hours.)

Fittspiration for Women
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Fittspiration for Women


with Michelle Nast

Calendar Next session starts Oct 2, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on Nov 27, 2018

Keep fit (or get fit) with this full body workout which focuses on increasing over all strength, improve cardiovascular endurance through interval training, leaving you feeling your best!  This group exercise class has the individualized feeling of having your own personal trainer since Michelle tailors the class to fit your fitness goals!  Come ready to sweat and be energized! Michelle Nast is an independent trainer and personal trainer with over 15 years experience.  She is also the owner of Fiercelyfittgirl, an exercise clothing line for all women.

Holiday Watercolor and Wine at Lobster Cove with Kathy Carter


with Kathryn (Gile) Carter

Calendar Next session starts Nov 8, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Bring out your creative side in this fun event led by professional art instructor Kathryn Carter, who will guide you step-by-step as you create your own unique holiday masterpiece suitable for gift-giving and card reproduction. No experience necessary. 

Hosted by the Lobster Cove restaurant on Long Sands Beach. $35 per person, includes all art materials (food and beverages separate). Advanced registration required; limited seating on first-come basis

Maine Driving Dynamics


with Bureau of Highway Safety Instructor

Calendar Next session starts Oct 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This two-class, five hour course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. The course includes attitudes and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. The course format engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving records. It is important that you arrive at class on time, otherwise you will not receive credit.

Powerful Pronunciation for the Workplace


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2018

Accent reduction in just 12 weeks for 18 different languages! The goal of this highly interactive online course is to teach you clear and confident English pronunciation, word stress, sentence flow and intonation, so that people can understand you perfectly the first time you speak, appreciate the value of your ideas, so you can reach your full potential.

Secrets of Confident Conversation:Networking


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2018

If you feel uncomfortable and shy at networking events, in meetings, and at social functions, then this workshop is for you. Gain skills and confidence in how to act, what to say, and how to make a great impression. Learn how to project confidence in business and social situations. (Approx. 12 hours.)

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