We have been invited to a Breakfast Buffet Networking Event in Parcent in the gardens of a lovely lady named Victoria Putt-Gillin.

She is the owner of Casa Med Catering and has offered to put together a very fresh delicious breakfast for us before our usual "power" social networking activities, raffle and group photo.


Remember to make the networking activities fun and exciting we need at least 10 members to participate.


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* Boardroom Gathering
* Wednesday
* MAY 27 @ 10:00 H
* Sharing of Business Ideas, Opportunities and Cooperatives
* Hosted by Darocas Media at Darocas Media office inside Benitachell Properties offices - main 4 corners of Benitachell - opposite the banks!!!
Please email - if you wish to attend.
OR CALL - 648 156 066
NO FEE hence NO COFFEE - bring your own!!


Another great networking event in the sunny yet shaded patio at Quo Vadis in Javea beach area. The renovations at Quo Vadis are looking fabulous and our event went smooth as silk with great food and service.

Thank you once again to Elaine for letting us make a ton of noise as we get to know each other better with our POWER Networking excitement!!

The networking topic for today was "Challenges for Women on the Costa Blanca".

I managed to chat with almost all of the women today and found out that some have found their transition to the sea and sun a bit of challenge, other found it confusing, others with small children were in a muddle but all were happy to be here! There was one women who found the transition a breeze - so there you go - it takes all types...

However, the topic was the challenges so here are so of them put forward today...

Language - not surprising

Driving - especially the roundabouts in the bigger cities... scarry!!

Integration with the Spanish - especially if you DO NOT have children who are in school.

Child minding if you do not have a network of friends and family

Bureaucracy is a nightmare - NIE and Patron with extended waiting and confusion - not easy

Banks - horrible at best for every aspect of services

Paying Bills and taxes - again trying on the patiences

No Jobs - of course it won't be easy to get contract work so being an entrepreneur makes more sense in order to survive as a working gal


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After a long stretch of dark skies and chilly weather, we were all so grateful for the lovely sun to return to us its glorious heat.
- Report by Karla Darocas

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We decided to network in the patio at Quo Vadis.  Elaine, our lovely hostess, got her men to put up some big sun umbrellas to cluster under. There was a fresh breeze off the beach making for perfect networking conditions

Aside from the networking, I asked the group to think about answers to this question...

Do you believe that you can be attracted to someone instantly and turn them into a friend? HOW?

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The majority said - "yes" - but one woman admitted to a 70 / 30 percent ratio - allowing a 30% margin to do more research before deciding.

So that is all good and to err on the side of caution isn't a bad thing either.

Here are some of the answered shared by today's networkers on how to turn an attraction into a friend...

  • Keep up communications
  • Go for lunch
  • Share interests
  • Be accepting
  • Be prepared to reach out
  • Open a window
  • Go for drinks
  • Ask questions
  • Make conversations
  • Read body language
  • Make them laugh
  • Be honest
  • Be vulnerable
  • Be Yourself
  • Be open to new experiences

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What a great networking session at Quo Vadis on Saturday in Javea. Thank you to all the wonderful women who came out to share their special selves.

The topic of discussion was on Connectedness - fitting subject at a social networking event and we tried to put some personal meaning to the phrase "reliable alliance".

Some were not quite sure what to make of that phrase, but others were well away of the social and psychological value of "reliable alliance" in personal life and business situations as well.

In the end the collective understanding of "reliable alliance" was put as follows...

- putting your trust into another person
- feeling like you can work with a person is a reliable alliance
- feeling that a reliable alliance is someone who you can bond with and have mutual help
- knowing that someone who is a reliable alliance will be punctual 
- know that a reliable alliance is an important friendship and it will be true

Then we had a raffle and some stayed on to network and bond after the event had closed. Plus, After a show of hand, we all decided to stay at Quo Vadis for our monthly networking session. Elaine, the owner, was indeed a "reliable alliance" and everything was perfect from the coffee to the croissants to the cava :)

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"Only through our connectedness with others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others." - Harriet Goldhor Lerner (Psychologist and Author)

Healthy relationship are the foundation for good emotional and mental health.

In any dynamic where social interaction leads to connectedness it is import that you feel worthwhile within yourself  but also that you feel that you can be truly worthwhile to others.

We all need to recognise that building healthy relationship is a co creative process. It is important to "Give" of yourself but also learn how to "Receive" from others and to do this with grace and dignity.

Javea-based woman, Ellen de Haar, an army life coach and counselor who also helps parents, adults and children, understands the importance of "connectedness" for good mental health.

"Almost everybody, not just people in the Military Army, suffer with emotional health issues from time to time," expresses Ellen.

"Everybody feels that something in the world has to chance if we going to survive and that is why I think connectedness is important these days!"

In business, being connected sometimes makes the difference between being successful or not in your enterprise. Connectedness builds a friendly and caring environment and when people care about you they will support your efforts and share their wealth.

Karin de Groot and her daughter felt the need to expand their connections and attended a Networking event in Javea

"I went to a CBW networking event with my daughter and we had a lovely morning, explains the Javea-based business woman.

"I met some pretty interesting ladies and in a special way where we had to get to know each other in a short period of time (10 min )with some key questions. This was all new to us but very helpful. And before all of this networking we had a lovely breakfast. We will be there again!"


Under cloudy skies with umbrellas in hand, 11 gorgeous women turned up to the Black Turtle to try their hand at interactive social networking "CBWomen-style".

We enjoyed our freshly baked croissants with butter and jam. There were also a variety of breakfast biscuits. We all had our cava with strawberry, fresh orange juice and of course coffee, cappuccino and a wide variety of teas.

Then it was down to business. Some gals remembered to bring their networking notebooks and I saw names and numbers being shared.

The Networking Questions of the Day was...

"What makes one person more "trustworthy" than another?

It was a tricky question but it really made us think about the character of "trust".  Here are some of the answers that were put forth.

1. If a person has a reputation of being an honest person - you can guess that they will be trustworthy as well.
2. If a person borrows money and returns it, then they are trustworthy.
3. If a person keeps eye contact with you and does not have strange body language - then they are more likely to be trustworthy.
4. If a person can keep a secret - then they are more trustworthy than someone who cannot keep a secret.
5. If you do not have a good feeling about a person, and your gut is telling you not to trust them - then they are mostly likely not trustworthy.
6. If a person is a braggart, self-absorbed and superficial - then are likely not to be trustworthy.
7. If a person shows too much curiosity about a subject without concern, they are likely not to be trusted.
8. If a person is just a genuine good person, then they are most likely a trustworthy person.

The event wrapped up on time at 1:00 / 13:00 with the traditional raffle and photo shoot.

Thank you to all who attended and I hope to see you all again, as I missed networking with two gals!! Next time!!

Karla Darocas,