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The Conscious Entrepreneur an EDTx (Entrepreneur Dialogue & Training with Extras)

Mina Watkins and Darlene Grimes

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Join us for the very first Entrepreneur Dialogue & Training with Extras (EDTx)

2 Day Event:

"The Conscious Entrepreneur"

(NOTE: If you are joining us for both days, please select the first date, then select your tickets for both Thursday and Friday before checking out.)


Your free ticket for Thursday entitles you to attend the EDTx Gathering from 3:00pm to 11:00pm, or any part thereof. The segments are designed so you can attend and exit during breaks in the program.  

3:00pm - Authentic Selling

Part 1: How to Effortlessly Attract More Clients

Part 2: Cause-Based Marketing and other New Trends

Part 3: Authentic Capital Raising

 4:00pm - 10min Break

4:10pm - Social Media for Business

Part 1: Brand Consistency

Part 2: Social Media Management & Marketing Plan

Part 3: How to Maximize LinkedIn to Get More Business

 5:10pm - 10min Break

5:20pm - The Fundamentals of A Successful Business

Part 1: The Entrepreneurial Mindset (Mina’s tools to shift out of self-sabotage)

Part 2: Implementing The Right Action Plan (Darlene’s BizPlans4StartUps)


6 - 7:30PM - Dinner Networking for Busy Professionals (See description below)


7:30pm - Incorporating Visualization Into Your Business Success

8:00pm - Visualization Demonstration

NOTE: Please be aware that there will be videotaping in progress and if you do not want to be on the video, you must sit in the designated areas. The exact suite location in the Ayres Hotel will be sent to the attendee the day of the event. Please indicate in the comments section if you would rather receive a text or e-mail and to which e-mail address or phone number. 

...and for the X-tra session:

(always something X-tra relating to living a whole life...mind, body, & spirit)

9 - 11:00pm - (Optional) "What's the big deal about Shades of Grey?" lecture by Adalaide Foster- See separate Event Brite Event page and please RSVP on that page.  

FRIDAY SEPT 26TH 8:30-11:30AM:


This is all about Implementation - creating a plan, working on documents and social media, life and business coaching. Taking action on your plan for both start-ups and for business expansion.


Goal Setting: Create a Killer Project Plan (Mina Watkins)

Walk away from this workshop with your entire plan to achieve the goal of your choice, complete with a Clear Objective, Resources, Milestones and Action Steps that will fully support the progress and results you want. No more confusion about what’s missing, or lack of focus. You will know exactly what needs to happen, to have the clarity to confidently move forward. This proven formula will support you to set clear goals and to actually achieve them.

Implementing the Killer Project Plan For Your Business (Darlene Grimes)

Now that you have your plan, what documents, resources and supplies do you need to start or grow your business? You will work with Darlene and Mina to create the actual documents, marketing materials, and social media accounts/profiles that will get your Project Plan off to a great start. Maybe it is as basic as business cards and a Facebook Profile or more detailed like a strategic plan or executive summary, or start a complete rebranding plan for your company.

Leveraging Joint Venture Partnerships to Grow Your Business (Darlene and Mina)

Learn how to expand your reach through joint venture partnerships to generate more business. Understand what you need to know to develop a strong and mutully beneficial relationship.

Managing Self-Sabotage and Overcoming Limiting Beliefs (Mina Watkins)

You will get coached through your fears and limiting beliefs that are getting in the way of your success. Mina will masterfully coach you plus give you tools you can keep. Create real shifts to eliminate self-sabotage and develop an entrepreneur success mindset.

NOTE: Please be aware that there will be videotaping in progress and if you do not want to be on the video, you must sit in the designated areas. The exact suite location in the Ayres Hotel will be sent to the attendee on Thursday, Sept 25, the day before the event. Please indicate in the comments section of your ticket purchase if you would rather receive a text or e-mail and to which e-mail address or phone number.


6-7:30 Thursday Sept 25 - arrive on time for Happy Hour Specials!

Come join us at the Ayres hotel in Costa Mesa (South Coast Plaza Area) for a no host dinner and  FREE structured networking opportunity, the first of a monthly program. For the busy entrepreneur who wants to connect with others who resonate with a collaborative model of capitalism. For start ups or established businesses... join us! We all have something valuable to offer each other. There are no monthly dues, just the cost of your meal if you’d like dinner.

The agenda: How to network with collaboration in mind for mutual benefit, with guided networking activities, followed by a dialogue on trends in business how to be ahead of the curve in how you operate and promote your business.

At Le Chateau Restaurant inside the Ayres Hotel, order from the Happy Hour Menu (until 6:30) or the regular priced menu. Offering food with an international flare, their award-winning restaurant combines flavors and dishes from around the world, ensuring every palate is pleased and every taste bud tickled.

The Best Happy Hour in Costa Mesa is at Le Chateau from Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 6:30pm. Guests enjoy draft beers from $3.50 and wine by the glass for $4, and  $5 well cocktails.

Dinner Networking for busy professionals is presented by Life and Business Coach Mina Watkins and Business Start Up C.E.O. Darlene H. Grimes, Dinner Networking for Busy Professionals is part of an afternoon and evening program of completely free workshops for entrepreneurs, followed by the next morning paid workshops for in depth implementation.


Darlene H. Grimes

"Darlene is in the process of becoming a great entrepreneur because she has: 1) an audacious-yet-doable vision; 2) is a humble servant to her vision (instead of being arrogant and unteachable); 3) surrounded herself with top-notch advisors & specialists; 4) been tenaciously persistent in stewarding her vision toward sustainable profitability; and 5) demonstrated her willingness and ability to effectively adapt her strategy and tactics in response to the inevitable unexpected twists and turns without abandoning her vision or guiding principles." ~ Dr. David Gruder, PhD, DCEP Business Development Psychologist

"Darlene will not quit. She surrounds herself with people that know how to get things done. She sees the big picture and is attentive to the little details. Which is huge. I give Darlene my highest respect." ~ Aristotle Karas, CAI, AARE, ECO Broker, CEO/President The Auction App LLC

"She is a great visionary and looks outside the box for solutions to the problems that entrepreneurs have." ~ Patricia Nugent   

"Darlene is smart, driven and dedicated. She adapts to change and incorporates team." ~ Leslie Horn, CEO ThreeSquared, Inc.  

"Darlene is a supportive person. She has a real interest in hearing what others have to say and she knows when it's appropriate to respond or listen. She's got a very solidified vision and while she goes about her daily living, she never looses site of her dreams and goals. She's a fantastic lady and good friend. " ~ Crystal Nadeau President, Goodbrain

For more information about Darlene H. Grimes, visit:

Mina Watkins

“Mina truly supported me during our sessions.  She helped me exercise my strengths and overcome fears which I had for a long time. Working with her was a joy and she has planted seeds of success which I notice sprouting in my life right now!  Our work was vital in my journey and the changes I have made are priceless.  Thanks again.” ~ Benjamin Simmons, Entrepreneur, Business Owner

"To be honest, I had never contemplated talking to anyone outside of my intimate social circle about my life related issues, but Mina made me feel at ease.  I was able to open up to her about my immediate concerns and she was able to help me to delineate what may be some obstacles that are not allowing me to go forward with my work goals. I feel that having a competent and caring life coach is something that we all need and the fact that Mina is able to offer these life essential services is like a diamond in the rough!  I would wholeheartedly recommend everyone to take the time and seek out Mina’s professional services!" ~ Ralph Santos, CEO, MBA, OTR, Neighborhood Home Health Care, Inc.

“I just have to think of things Mina has taught me to give me a push. There are techniques and a power with in us that she can help us find. She has motivated me to keep going during hard times. Baby steps are turning into success!!” – Michelle Ryan, Sales Representative ~ Savy Ventures


“Mina is a wonderful, professional person to work with. She goes above and beyond to help her clients work through their obstacles with their interests at heart.” ~ Heather Shelton, Registrar - Pinnacle College

For more information about Mina Watkins, visit:

Looking forward to seeing you Thursday and Friday!
Have questions about The Conscious Entrepreneur an EDTx (Entrepreneur Dialogue & Training with Extras)? Contact Mina Watkins and Darlene Grimes


Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa / Newport Beach
325 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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