Gail Stolzenburg

Gail “The Connector” Stolzenburg

Connections Now: Top Houston Networking & Training Events

Hi, this is Gail “The Connector” Stolzenburg bringing you the Top Greater Houston Networking Events, special training sessions, networking tips, wellness tips and a great book “Women Leaders with Inspiring Stories” by contributing author Tracie L. James

Steve Jobs said, “I noticed the dynamic range between what an average person could accomplish and what the
best person could accomplish was 50 or 100 to 1. A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant
team of B & C players.” You will want to learn from Leadership Strategist Tracie L. James on December 12th
at the HWCOC Business Wellness Networking Lunch & Learn. Register at

The most successful people read at least one non-fiction book every week. Each week this newsletter features a book review on a book I’ve read. Below is a photo of recent books in the book review section.


Did you miss Habitude Warrior Conference in Houston?

Many of the 33 speakers are shown above. They included Don M. Green, president of Napoleon Hill Foundation; Frank Shankwitz, Make a Wish Foundation; Loral Langemeier, Millionaire Maker; Michael Tracy, Sales Journey & Brian Tracy’s son; Jonathan Horton, Olympic Medalist & American Ninja Warrior; Armando Montelongo, Flipping This House & Undercover Boss; many more and me. To attend the next event in Dallas, April 11-13, 2019, go to www.HoustonWarriorConference/Dallas.


Incongruent Networking was my topic for the month of November at various events like HWCOC Business Wellness Networking, CBFA – Cypress Networking Lunch, Habitude Warrior Conference, Alvin Sunrise Rotary Club, InHouston Katy Premier Networking Event, Small Business Today Magazine Meet  & Mingle, and others. If your group would like to have a presentation on Incongruent Networking
contact me at


Top Networking Events for the Week

Tues Dec 11 Spiritual Business Zone by Marian LaSalle 11:30 am Unity of Houston 2727 Unity Drive, Featuring Red O’Laughlin, bestselling author and professional speaker on Five Tips to Reduce Stress in Less than Ten Minutes. Go to

Are you planning for the new year? Attend special sessions on December 6, 11, & 13 at 6 pm where you will have access to the recordings if you are unable to attend along with the detail notes, and a membership in a private Facebook group. Register Now for FREE training with Master Sales
Trainer Eric Lofholm
and Create your 2019 Sales and Marketing Plan to Prepare for Massive Sales Growth! This is the planning course I’m using. Join me at

Wed  Dec 12  Rise & Grind 7:00 am Cantina Laredo 11129 Westheimer, hosted by the Houston West Chamber. Pictured with president Jeannie Bollinger and Kari Werner.  Register at  I’ll be there to introduce you to the other entrepreneurs.

Wed Dec 12 Business Wellness Networking Lunch & Learn 11:00 am The Wyndham, 14703 Park Row featuring Tracie L. James on “Making the shift from Solopreneur to CEO” Tracie is a Sales and Marketing professional turned Leadership Strategist, Corporate Trainer, Speaker, Author,
Radio & Podcast Host and Entrepreneur. For over 20 years, she has utilized her expertise to help corporations, nonprofits, and educational programs. Clients include executives, entrepreneurs and organizations of all sizes. Tracie has appeared on TV and radio. In addition, she has performed
on stages throughout the United States. See the book review for “Women Leaders with inspiring Stories” with Tracie L. James.  Register at

Wed Dec 12 Women’s Council of Realtors Montgomery County 11 am Club Carlton Woods

Thur Dec 13 Small Business Expo 9:00 am Hyatt Regency Downtown 1200 Louisiana Street Register at

Thur Dec 13 Realtor Mixer by Joseph Hernandez  4-8 pm Braman Winery 3333 Hwy 359


Thur Dec 13 In Cahoots Holiday Mixer by BMA Houton 5:30  – 8:30 pm Cedar Creek Bar & Grill 1034 W 20th Street. Supporting Houston Food Bank. For more information go

Sat Dec 15 Business Networking Mixer by Christy Bohlen Sells Homes – KW Premier 6 – 8 pm Saltgrass Steak House, 21855 Katy Fwy, Katy. Bring a door prize, Register at


Have you joined Connections Now new Facebook Group to improve your networking? Some of the initial topics include How Men & Women Network Differently, Effective Introductions, Finding a Networking Group, Choosing Mentors, Relationship Marketing, and Incongruent Networking. Find out for you at


More Top Networking Events in the Greater Houston Area!

Tues Dec 18  InHouston Katy Premier Business Networking 5 – 7 pm Texas Borders 20940 Katy Fwy.  Pictured with me are Eric Stanlee, founder of InHouston and Newell Cheatheam, host of InHouston Katy Neworking. Register at events/1022759214515065/ Always great networking!

Wed Dec 19 Carriage Inn Christmas Party 11:30 am  1400 Katy Flewellen, Katy Contact 281 392 2800 or

Wed Jan 02 HWCOC Chamber Orientation 12:00 pm Improving 10111 Richmond Register at

Wed Jan 02 The Networkers Luncheon 11:30 am Post Oak Grill 1415 S Post Oak,  Hosted by Carl Scott.  Go  to

Thur Jan 03 Coffee Talk 7:45 am 10370 Richmond Ave Hosted by Houston West Chamber of Commerce Go to

Mon Jan 07 Small Business Today Meet & Mingle Monday 5:30 pm Phil & Derek’s 1701 Webster Make Memorable Connections with Publishers Steve & Barbara Levine and Ambassadors Denise Adjei, Dory Gordon, Centrell Reed,  Warren Winston, Hank Moore,  Shareca Vallais Maurice Evans, and Gail Stolzenburg.  Go to

Wed Jan 09 Business Wellness Networking Lunch & Learn 11:00 am The Wyndham, 14703 Park Row featuring Kevin Saunders is an American paralympian, author, and has been recognized one of the top motivational speakers in America.  He was the first person with a disability appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, Saunders won gold, silver and bronze medals at the National USA Games, Paralympic  GamesPan American Games, and at various World Track & Field Competitions around the world. He was recognized as the Outstanding Male Athlete at the National and International Games on several occasions.

Saunders has also won many road races throughout the United States and in other countries. He has been a multiple national record holder, Pan American record holder, world record holder and Paralympic Games record holder.  There will be great networking, delicious food, and an opportunity to win prizes.A Houston West Chamber event. Your cost is only $16, with lunch.

Wed Jan 16 Rise & Grind 7:00 am Cantina Laredo 11129 Westheimer, hosted by the Houston West Chamber. Pictured with president Jeannie Bollinger and Kari Werner.  Register at


Fri Jan 18 West Houston Economic Development Summit 8:00 am Norris Conference
Center 816 Town and Country Blvd. (Healthcare, Workforce, Banking, Marketing, Register at

Wed Jan 23 Houston Industrial Outlook 3 – 8 pm George R. Brown, 1001 Avieda de las AmericasRegister for a complimentary pass at

Tue Feb 05 
Atria Cinco Ranch Networking Breakfast 9 am 24001 Cinco Village Center Blvd,   Contact Mindy Boysaw  281 395 9600 or email


Wed Feb 13 HWCOC Business Wellness Networking Lunch & Learn 11:00 am The Wyndham, 14703 Park Row, Meet Ruama Camp, The Non-Profit Strategist. Ruama Camp started the first African American Disaster Case Management and Education Ministry in the country. She is an Ordained Minister, holds a certification as a John Maxwell Speaker, and the Author of “From Under the Bed: 7 Strategies to Finding Purpose in Life.”

Ruama has raised 17 million dollars in her last organization and is known to mobilize and motivate the masses, she gets you moving! Cost $16 . Register at


Thur-Fri-Sat Feb 15-17 Presentation Power by Jonathan Sprinkles 3-days of content Hyatt Regency Galleria 2626 Sage Rd. Go to

Thur-Fri-Sat Apr 11-13 Habitude Warrior Conference Dallas 3-days, 33 Ted Talk Style Speakers, 500 Attendees Register at www.HabitudeWarriorConference/Dallas


Your Networking Tip

When asking for a referral from an associate or client, use the phrase, “Who do you know who . . .?” This is an open-ended question that works well.  Do not alter the phrase.  Other phrases have been tried, but none have produced the desired results. – Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI

Learn how to get more leads, book more appointments and make more sales. For a free book from sales trainer Eric Lofholm, go to


Your Wellness Tip

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Popular Diets

If you’re looking for a diet, you have plenty of options. Keto and low-fat and meal replacement and lo-carb and on and on and on.  You could probably try a new one every day of the year. But, which is right for you? It’s time to break down the pros and cons of different diet types.

Here are some of the questions?

  1. Why are Diets so Popular?
  2. What is a Diet?
  3. Low-Carbohydrate Diets
  4. Ketogenic Diets
  5. Intermittent Fasting
  6. Low-Fat Diets”
  7. Meal Replacements and Low-Calorie Diets
  8. Very Low-Calorie Diets
  9. And the Winner Is?

To get the answers, email with “Diets” in the subject.


Special Video with Networking Tips!

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. Listen to my interview on Networking For Success on the Don Terrell Show at:


Recurring Networking & Training Events

There are 41 weekly sessions in Houston. Go to to find a chapter near you!

Get your complimentary copy of an e-newsletter with valuable business building tips by Dr. Misner, Father of Modern Networking, Founder of BNI, and Recipient of the Leadership Award by John C. Maxwell. See click on “SuccessNet”  There is no cost to you and no requirement to be a BNI member. 
Events hosted at Office in America, 6200 Savoy Dr. by Marian LaSalle, Mariana Cortez, Maylon Hargrove, Christi Ruiz, John David Saavedra, and Tracy Allen Hanes. For more information, go to Office In America has been nominated to be Member’s Choice 2018 Awards.

Cypress Chapter, 2nd Tuesday, BB’s Cajun Cafe, 26010 Hempstead Rd
Northwest Chapter, 3rd Tuesday, Juanita’s Mexican Restaurant, 11550 Louetta Rd Katy Chapter, 3rd Thursday, Tony’s Mexican , 870 S Mason Rd
Stafford Chapter, 4th Tuesday, Kelly’s Country Cookin, 11555 W Airport
Go to

Network Texas – Go to for chapter information

Go to for chapter information

Beginning their 30th year of hosting outstanding networking events. Go to

Contact for Weekly Business Development Breakfast

NHPO Katy Every Wednesday Breakfast Roundtable 8:00 am Bullritos 24441 Katy Fwy Meet Leah Martinez, Register at

Katy Premier Networking Every Tuesday 11:00 am Cellar Door 829 S Mason Dr. Hosted by Sonja Stephens. Go to

Every Saturday at 5:00 pm

Book Review: Women Leaders with Inspiring Stories with Tracie L. James

I purchased my copy on Tuesday, December 4th when it was announced and have reread it several times. You really need to meet Tracie L. Jones at the December 12th Lunch & Learn.

Featuring no less than 10 bestseller, award-winning and up-and-coming authors: Laura McNeill, Rhonda Kinard, Dr. Catherine Hayes, Trina Ramsey, Kirsten Blakemore, Leslie Thomas Flowers, Rose Jones, Divya Parekh,Tracie L. James and Maggie Georgopoulos.

Pass the torch of empowerment and inspiration with a collection of stories from ten real-life women who made a place for themselves at the top.

Despite the changes and decades-long battles for women to have the power to define themselves and follow the paths of their choosing, there are still numerous challenges yet to be faced on the road to progress. From the gender divide to continuing social stigmas, and the lack of respect for
the female body and contribution, it is no wonder that, across the globe, there are so few women in top-ranking positions in companies and businesses. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist.

In Women Leaders with Inspiring Stories, author Naghilia Desravines explores the strength, courage, and inspiration of ten contemporary women who are executives, CEOs, mentors, and leaders in today’s modern and competitive world. Each chapter looks into the personal stories,
struggles, and successes of each woman, including how they got to where they are now; and what they are doing to inspire and empower other women to do the same. In this book you’ll hear from the founder of the Just Do You Empowerment Movement; the CEO of A Life Ignited; the best-
selling author of Up the Ladder in a Skirt; and other powerful speakers, authors, and mentors.

Women Leaders with Inspiring Stories shares explores and celebrates the strong women out there who are working to pave the way for women and will give you the confidence and encouragement for you to go out and do the same.


Did you know? The most successful people read one non-fiction book each and every week.
I read one non-fiction book a week, how about you?

“The average person spends 135 minutes per day on social media

A standard book/novel could be about 64,000 words.

Average reading speed is around 200 words per minute.

Reading 45 minutes per day you could read a 64,000 word book in a week.

You could read a book a week (become an expert on any topic) and still spend 90 minutes a day on
social media.” – Ron White, my memory mentor


Have a healthy, happy, prosperous networking week!