May 25 – John Freisinger

John Freisinger, speaker on Study of Joy, proven techniques

John Freisinger, Technology Ventures Corporation

We will start networking  at 6 p.m. and begin the meeting at 6.30 pm.

May Speaker: John Freisinger

From Coca-Cola Refreshments Moscow to the Guinness Win Your Own Pub in Ireland Sweepstakes, John has had many occasions to help hone his speaking skills. In the recent past he used those skills helping entrepreneurs start their new businesses as a project manager, then the President/CEO of Technology Ventures Corporation and regular contributor to Innovation Magazine.

Sadly TVC was shutdown, April 28.

John has been an award winning member in Toastmasters.  He also professionally coaches executives and clergy using his “Be Bold, Be Brilliant, Be Gone” methodology to help create more dynamic, relevant messages.

He is a recognized expert in the economic development community, active in helping nonprofits, a bee keeper, awesome cider maker with apples from his trees, best boss ever, friend and good neighbor.


La Luz is having a big birthday this month–50 years strong!!  Help us celebrate our golden anniversary–former members, friends from years past, etc.  The more the merrier!!

Thank You Luisa

Thank you for your inspiration and heart of our La Luz Chapter

Thank you for your inspiration and heart of our La Luz ChapterOur Luisa Gignac on her 50 year anniversary with ABWA.

Our inspiration and
heart of our La Luz Chapter.

Thank you for you service Luisa!

Apr 27 – The Toad Imperative

MyChelle Andrews

MyChelle’s Professional Journey

By combining what she has learned in over 30 years in technology and innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit, MyChelle has started The Spectaculars a consulting, coaching and professional speaking company focusing on helping companies and individuals gain the competitive advantage.


The Toad Imperative

In today’s busy world there is never enough time to get everything done. This leads to being overwhelmed, frustrated and sometimes felling like you just want to give up. This presentation will provide you with tools to help you gain control of the mayhem in your life. You will learn how organization, prioritization and planning can help you get the important tasks completed and leave the others behind.

As a corporate leader and an entrepreneur, MyChelle Andrews shares her unique insights into business, relationships and community through her, consulting, coaching and keynote speaking. Sharing her passion, positive attitude and positive energy, MyChelle connects with her audience to inspire and motivate them to achieve the success they dream of.  As an IT professional, MyChelle has built a successful career in the male-dominated field and she especially enjoys speaking with young women on the endless possibilities of their own success.

MyChelle Andrews has been a member of ABWA’s La Luz chapter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since November 2006. She served on the Board of Directors for ABWA and as Trustee for SBMEF from 2011 to 2013; first as District 6 Vice President then as National Secretary – Treasurer. In 2010 she was selected as one of the 2011 Top Ten Business Women in ABWA.