Gail Stolzenburg

Gail “The Connector” Stolzenburg

Connections: Top Houston Networking Events

Hi, this is Gail “The Connector” Stolzenburg bringing you Houston’s Top Networking Events, special training sessions, networking tips, wellness tips, and a book review on “Star Points – 31 Strategies to Illuminate Your Life” by Star Bobatoon with the forward by Les Brown.

Looking for a way to become part of the world’s largest business referral networks? Join Chris Liebum and me for an introductory session at 7 am on Wednesday, February 14th at Katy Main Street YMCA 1350 Main Street to learn how you can use the Fast Track Program to increase your quality referrals and sales by over 30%. Go to

Did you miss International Networking Week Celebration with Hank Moore, Drastic Steps – Zero
to $100K Success Summit with Toni Harris Taylor, and Promptings Academy with Kody Bateman
and Jordan Adler hosted by Cathy Connors? Well, be sure to attend the top events for this week.

Top Houston Networking & Training Events Last Week

Special Video!

The most successful people get up early, even on Saturday morning. If you are one of them, see the replay to learn the secrets I’ve taught to thousands of people regarding connecting and monetizing. Go to 

 Networking Tip of the Week

The way we live our lives is a result of the stories we believe about ourselves – Les Brown


Wellness Tip of the Week – Never Take a Bath with Soap

What? Never bathe with soap? Why? What you put on your body is absorbed into your body. Here are just a few of the chemicals to watch for: DEP (diethylphthalate), a preservative that mimic’s estrogen and has been found in breast tumors; SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) used to increase foam, often made from petroleum and may cause skin allergies; propylene glycol, helps absorb moisture but made from petroleum; Triclosan and antibacterial agent banned by
the FDA as a danger to your body and the environment; Microbeads (polyethylene) used to exfoliate but also banned by the FDA. So what do you do? I use a body wash that’s self-preserving.


Your Networking & Training Events

Events hosted at Office in America, 6200 Savoy Dr. by Marian LaSalle, Mariana Cortez, Pablo Valle, Maylon Hargrove, and Red O’Laughlin. Go to

 Houston Networking Events Details


Tues Feb 13 SNG Mastermind with Rod “The Storyteller” White  11:30 The Egg & I 9920 Hwy 90, Register at

Wed Feb 14 BNI Connections, a new networking group, is meeting at the Katy Main Street YMCA, 1350 Main Street, Katy at 7:00 am Openings for P&C insurance, mortgage, banker, contractor, printer, florist, merchant account, and more. Respond today at and learn about the BNI Fast Track Program which increases quality referrals and income by 30% for most members.

Wed Feb 14 Business Wellness Networking Lunch & Learn 11 am Tracie L. James Author of EXCUSE PROOF Leadership – A Get-It-Done System for Building a High-Performing Team. Hosted by Houston West Chamber.

Thur Feb 15 The CBFA Networking Lunch & Learn 11:30 am Tony’s Grille, 870 S. Mason Rd, Katy. Pictured above from a previous meeting are Trina Maxwell, Newell Cheatheam, Delisle Doherty and me.  To get your seat now

Tue Feb 20  InHouston Katy Business Networking 4 – 7 pm Texas Borders, 20940 Katy Freeway at Westgreen.  Register at

Wed Feb 21 Rise & Grind 7:00 am Cantina Laredo 11129 Westheimer, hosted by the Houston West Chamber. Pictured with HWCOC Board Member Tony Samper of American Services at a previous meeting.  Go to

Wed Feb 21 Katy Hispanic Chamber Networking Lunch 11:30 am Abuelo’s 24600 Katy Fwy Register at

Thur Feb 22 SBC Networking Lunch 11:30 am Ragu & Pesto 6445 Westheimer Rd, Special Guest: Mona Parikh Go to

February 23-25 2018  Presentation Power (since 2007) has been the event that business leaders and high-achievers (people like you) attend to learn how to rise above the competition, one engagement at a time. By not just leading, but connecting; and not just selling, but building trust, you harness the power to influence change when you need it most.

Join me by registering today at  Taught by multiple award-winning speaker, international bestselling author, and TV personality Jonathan Sprinkles, Presentation Power is a high-energy, high-content, highly-interactive experience giving you skills that you will immediately use to position your ideas to be accepted by internal decision makers and externally to customers.

Fri Feb 23 The Delaney Home Care Professionals Networking 9 am, 21700 Bellaire Blvd Contact Misty Scharaff at to reserve.

Sat Feb 24 Texas Lunar Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 11122 Bellaire Blvd 281 498 4310 Go to

Sun Feb 25 Story Jam with Rod “The Storyteller” White,  3:00 PM, City Plaza at Town Square, 2299 Lone Star Dr., Sugarland, Register at

Tue Feb 27 Bagels & Business 7:00 am PF Chang’s China Bistro Highland Village, 4094 Westheimer Rd, Go to

Tues Feb 27 CBFA Stafford Networking Lunch 11:30 am Kelly’s Country Cookin’ Restaurant 11555 W. Airport by Delisle Doherty Register at

Tues Feb 27 After Hours Network 6 pm Café Express 1101 Uptown Park Blvd, Register at

Wed Feb 28 Katy Business Association Networking Lunch, 11:00 am Midway BBQ 6052 Highway Blvd. Register at

Wed Feb 28 The Get Together 11:30 Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church 8300 Wirt Rd,
Register at

Thur Mar 01 Women’s Council of Realtors Lunch 11:00 am Pine Forest Country Club 18000 Clay Road. Speaker – Hank Moore, business strategist and bestselling author of The Business Tree, Houston Legends, Non-Profit Legends, Pop Icons & Business Legends and more. Put this session on your calendar now.

Tue Mar 06  The Atria Cinco Ranch Networking Breakfast 9 am 24001 Cinco Center Blvd
Contact Mindy Boysaw 281 395 9600 or email

Wed Mar 07 The Networkers Luncheon 11:00 am Post Oak Grille, 1415 Post Oak Ln. Speaker Howard White of Business Growth Dynamics.

Wed Mar 14 Business Wellness Networking Lunch & Learn 11 am Victoria Showunmi, Author of The Power of Resilience, John C. Maxwell Team Certified Member, and conducts a 4 weeks online workshop as we learn about key principles of leading ourselves to success. Hosted by Houston West Chamber. Register at Your cost is only $16 including lunch.

Thur Mar 15 Women’s Council of Realtors Montgomery County, Kirby’s Steakhouse The Woodlands, with guest speaker Gail “The Connector” Stolzenburg on using networking to effectively build your successful business

Wed Mar 21 Small Business Today Magazine (SBT) / International Trade Center (ITC), 11110 Bellaire Blvd. The speaker is Connie Rankin/Author of “God Gave Us Wings”. Email for information.

Wed Apr 11 Business Wellness Networking Lunch & Learn 11 am Melanie Churella Johnson, CEO of Elite Online Publishing and owned and operated 2 independent TV stations, Hosted byHouston West Chamber. Register at Your cost is only $16 including lunch.

Fri-Sat Jun 08-09 Speak More to Sell More Workshop. Spend two days learning from international Speaker Toni Harris Taylor on how to get more speaking gigs & the signature talk success formula. Contact Toni at 281 783 4021 or


BNILogo1 IvanMisner020316 Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI


Recent Chapter Success Forum at The Wyndham with focus on Inviting Mindset with
Directors Joanne Ericksen, Kitty Tennison, Jim Newton, Gail Stolzenburg, and Kathy
Mathy (Exec Dir) and speakers Roy Dupris of BNI Parkway, Meredith Brister ofMidtown,
and Khiere Simmons of Synergy.

Email  for information on any of the 43 Houston BNI Business Referral
sessions, the world’s largest and only global quality business referral organization. Join over 225,000
entrepreneurs who generated $13.4 billion last year in closed business. The average BNI member in
Houston’ annualized closed business in 12 months is $64,000.

Have you heard “We are just like BNI without the rules”? BNI in Houston has just implemented the
BNI Fast Track Program”, a 6-month networking training program to teach members the most
effective way to generate income and it is complimentary for every member.

My gift to you is a complimentary copy of an e-newsletter with valuable business building tips
by Dr. Misner, founder of BNI and recipient of the Leadership Award by John C. Maxwell. Go
to click on “SuccessNet”  There is no cost to you and no requirement
to be a BNI member.
 To learn which is more important in networking, quantity or quality
watch this video Read the Book Review below for a new book.


The Small Business Today Magazine Be sure to read my article on Networking 

 Book Review:   Star Points by Star Bobatoon, Esq.
31 Strategies to Illuminate Your Life

Star Bobatoon and I met at Tony Harris Taylor’s Drastic Steps Zero to $100K Success Summit. She was a featured speaker and shared some of the strategies she learned from Les Brown and others. She spent three years training and working with Les Brown and was Program Manage for Les’s Platinum Speakers’ Program for coaching, training, and mentoring speakers.

There are 31 inspiring articles in this book beginning with quotes from Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Henry Ford, Johann Geothe, Willie Nelson, Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Maya Angelou, Aeschylus, and more. Here are a few of the titles:

  • Move to a Different Seat
  • Choose a Different Story
  • Can’t Do or Won’t Do?
  • Let It Go
  • If You Think Change is Hard
  • Make the Commitment

Everyday life can be a barrage of negativity: negative people, negative words, negative energy.
We are constantly told what we can’t do, what we don’t have and how we just don’t measure up.

Whether we know it or not all this negativity can affect us at an unconscious level, making it
difficult to move forward toward our goals and dreams.

Get this book to insulate yourself against negative influencers and increase your personal
power with a daily dose of positive, uplifting words and practical strategies. If you are like me,
you will be unable to put the book down. See


 Have a healthy, happy, prosperous networking week!