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First Friday Luncheon: How Saying "Yes" Leads to Opportunity

  • 10/05/2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Savini; 168 West Crescent Avenue; Allendale, NJ


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How Saying "Yes" Leads to Opportunity

How many times have you rejected an invitation to try something new because you weren't sure it was worth your time? Hectic professional and personal lives make this an easy trap for us in which to fall. Our luncheon speaker, Kristine Gasbarre, will teach us the virtue of remaining open to new opportunities, even without knowing the details. We will learn how each situation has the potential to be incredibly worthwhile - maybe even transformational.

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Kristine "Krissy" Gasbarre

Kristine "Krissy" Gasbarre is the author of How to Love an American Man: A True Story (HarperCollins, 2011), a memoir that critics compared to Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love and which is being shopped in Hollywood as a film project by United Talent Agency.

A native of rural Pennsylvania, Krissy completed a double major in psychology and communications at John Carroll University in Cleveland and a M.A. in public communication at Fordham University in New York City. She interned in media relations at the New York Times Co. and began her professional career in the publisher's office and marketing department at Simon & Schuster. Then in 2007 she left New York to spend a year in Italy, pursuing freelance writing opportunities and researching her family's background. It was during that year How to Love an American Man was conceived.

Krissy lives in Brooklyn and is currently at work on two more book projects. She's incredibly honored for the opportunity to speak before the Bergen County Professional Women's Network.

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