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Knowing When to Say "No" and When to Say "Yes"

Vickie Andersen - Leader, B.I.G. Hoffman Estates

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT)

Knowing When to Say "No" and When to Say "Yes"

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B.I.G. - Hoffman Estates Presents


with Pat LaCroix of LaCroix Creative Life and Style



Patricia LaCroix, owner of LaCroix Creative Life & Style, is certified as a master life coach, as a style coach, and as a group leader. She also trains others to be life coaches and group leaders, through the Fowler Wainwright International Institute of Professional Coaching.  

Pat wasn't always in the profession of coaching. In fact, she has spent the last 25 years of her professional career as a commercial artist, and she still runs an at-home creative business that serves small businesses. But in 2009, she decided that she wanted to help people, especially women who GIVE, in a more direct and meaningful way. As time went on, she found herself specifically drawn to the areas where she has the most expertise: creativity, self-care, and at-home careers.  

Having been a wife, a mom, and most recently, a caregiver to her elderly father, Pat knows firsthand how easy it can be to lose your inner self and your identity to caregiving roles. Now, having "been there and done that,” she helps other women leave behind the stigma and guilt of self-care and move forward to achieve positive and empowering goals.


Do you find yourself doing everything for everyone else, and having no time left for yourself? Do you complain that you always have "too much on your plate"? Does everything you do like a burden? And do you feel less JOY in your life?  

As women, we often find that our "feminine" roles revolve around GIVING. We are wives, we are mothers... sometimes we are even caregivers in the reverse role of an adult daughter. Beyond that, we are businesswomen, trying to find the time for our companies and our careers. And we still need time for ourselves and our personal development as well.  

Yet we are programmed to keep saying "YES" to all the requests and demands that come our way from others. "Knowing When to Say No: And When to Yes! Master the Art of Rejection and Receiving," Certified Master Coach Patricia LaCroix talks about recognizing when we are stretching ourselves too thin and taking on too much. She also discusses times when we turn down opportunities for joy in our lives, and why it's just as important to receive as it is to give. You will learn strategies to help you say NO and say YES, for yourself and for your business, appropriately and with civility.  


  • How to recognize and change your responses to requests
  • The important relationship between giving and receiving
  • How to adapt an attitude of self-love and courage


Believe, Inspire, Grow (B.I.G), is a women’s support, education and networking organization that embraces women’s desire to connect with each other. We strive to facilitate safe and supportive environments to further our members' personal and professional dreams and goals. Learn more at www.believeinspiregrow.com.


The Devonshire of Hoffman Estates is a Brookdale Senior Living Community. Brookdale currently operates more than 645 assisted living and retirement communities in 33 states across the nation.

Our residents share a common value, to be recognized as the individuals they are, to lead lives with a sense of purpose and to maintain connections with people and interests that are meaningful to them.

We take the time to get to know you - your story, your life interest, and what's important to you. This understanding helps us create the most fulfilling experiences for you every day. We are constantly innovating new and better methods for enriching the lives of our senior living residents.

As testimony to our success, Brookdale retirement living and assisted living communities consistently generate high resident satisfaction ratings, demonstrating our pride, commitment to quality, and service excellence.

Stop by for a visit…Your story continues here.

Have questions about Knowing When to Say "No" and When to Say "Yes"? Contact Vickie Andersen - Leader, B.I.G. Hoffman Estates

When & Where

The Devonshire of Hoffman Estates
1515 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT)

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Vickie Andersen - Leader, B.I.G. Hoffman Estates

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