Fresh Intuition

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4th Annual

Fresh Intuition Women’s Book Luncheon & Workshop

Sunday, October 1st 2017

History Club of Los Gatos

11:30 am

Mary Welty-Dapkus, founder and CEO of Fresh Intuition Coaching, is thrilled to welcome the wise and wonderful Patricia Ryan Madson, featured luncheon author and speaker to the 2017 Fresh Intuition Women’s Book Luncheon and afternoon workshop “Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives.”

Join us for this fabulous day of wonderful women, great food, and the improvisational, warm and wise Patricia for a not-to-be-missed experience! It will be a day to delight in connections and surprises and to engage in our capacity to play and improvise with life!

Meet Patricia Ryan Madson

patriciaryanmadsonPatricia is the author of IMPROV WISDOM: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up  (Bell Tower, 2005) and a professor Emerita from Stanford University where she began teaching in 1977.  In the Drama Department, she served as the head of the undergraduate acting division and developed the improvisation program. She was the founder and coach of the Stanford Improvisors and taught beginning and advanced level courses in improvisation for undergraduate as well as adults in Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program.

Regularly on the faculty at the Esalen Institute, Patricia has given workshops for the California Institute for Integral Studies, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, the National Association of Drama Therapists, the Western Psychological Association, Duke University East Asian Studies Center, Wellness in the Workplace for BC University, the Meaningful Life Therapy Association in Japan, and for the Intrepid Foundation.

Corporate clients have included:  Google, Gap Inc.’s Executive Leadership Team, The Lucille and David Packard Foundation, the Banff Centre for Leadership, the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), Hewlett Packard, Digital Impact, IDEO, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Association for YMCA Professionals (AYP),  Sun Microsystems Japan Division, Extempo Systems, Apple Computers, Adobe Systems, the Santa Fe Leadership Center and Price Waterhouse.”

The Workshop

“Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives”   or better known as “Improv for Humans!”

Join Patricia Ryan Madson, Stanford Emerita, in discovering how to trust your own voice, think on your feet and laugh at yourself.  Life is an improvisation. Play together for a few hours and discover how easy improvising can be.  This workshop is designed especially for those who would rather chew nails than improvise in public.  She promises to create a safe space to try things and make stories together.  With the right guidance you will learn that improvisation is as effortless as breathing. It’s not about comedy.  It’s about common sense.  Come with nothing prepared, ready to listen, laugh and learn.

Crazy Good Food – The Luncheon

The Fresh Intuition Women’s Luncheon is not your ordinary “fair fare.” As anyone who has experienced Chef Bob’s extraordinary food will attest, you are in for a crazy culinary experience. A delicious feast awaits both your eyes and your taste buds.


Chef Robert (Bob) Altendorf

Bob, his wife Colleen, my husband Drew and I have been friends for over 30 years. We all met in college at Santa Clara University and Bob and Colleen have not only been our dear friends, they have been our next door neighbors’ for close to 20 years. We are blessed with friendship, family and community.

Bob brought his vision and experience to the Women’s Luncheon last year. After the luncheon, it was exciting to watch Bob launch a whole line of food products under the label Bob’s Crazy Good Food. He will have products to share again at the luncheon this year.

I am thrilled that Bob will be back to create an amazing lunch again this year.  We are in for a treat!

The 2017 Women’s Book Luncheon also welcomes back the Go2Galz (Suzan and Tania) and their team! Gracious hospitality awaits us with their services and support again this year.

Door Prizes A’Plenty


A Fresh Intuition coaching session, fabulous jewelry from Lost In Paris, a Bob’s Crazy Good Food basket, a Go2Galz basket of goodies and a gorgeous Kate Spade handbag are just some of the great prizes back again this year! All proceeds from the Door Prizes drawing will be donated to this year’s charity the College of Adaptive Arts, a college of the arts for students with disabilities.  The mission of CAA is “to provide an equitable collegiate experience to adults with special needs who historically have not had access to college education.” Their vision is “empowering the student body to creatively transform the way the world views individuals with disabilities. CAA creates successful contributing citizens through the arts.”


Registration Now Open

Option #1 

Best Value

Luncheon + Workshop


+Special Early Registration Price Until August 15th.

-The Women’s Book Luncheon

–  Workshop – “Everyday Spontaneity: Improvising Our Lives”

-A signed copy of Improv Wisdom

-10 Door Prize Tickets*

*(All proceeds from the Door Prize Drawing will be donated to the College of the Adaptive Arts)

Option #2

Luncheon Plus


+Special Early Registration Price Until August 15th.

-The Women’s Book Luncheon

-A signed copy of Improv Wisdom

-5 Door Prize Tickets*

(*All proceeds from the Door Prize Drawing will be donated to the College of Adaptive Arts )

Option #3

Luncheon Only


+Special Early Registration Price Until August 15th.

-The Women’s Book Luncheon

-One Door Prize Ticket*

(*All proceeds from the Door Prize Drawing will be donated to the College of Adaptive Arts)


Other Tasty Treats

  • There will be books available for purchase and signing at the luncheon as well as additional books to buy for friends and family. Book signing at the event.
  • The buffet lunch will be will feature a variety of healthy, fresh and delicious food. There will be gluten-free and vegan selections. Please contact me here with specific dietary requests.
  • There will be an opportunity to connect and network at the event. Please bring business cards, flyers and literature about your business and/or community passions and projects to share at our What’s Fresh Community table.
  • If you are interested in underwriting this event as an Event sponsor, please message me here for more information. Your sponsorship will off-set speakers fees and rental costs or underwrite the flowers and favors. Your sponsorship also helps to support our donation to our charity this year and is a great way to showcase your business at the event.

Join us for this Fresh Intuition event where Mary is energizing minds, inspiring hearts and awakening souls

one delicious experience at a time.

 Learn more about Patricia and Improv Wisdom.

Connect with Bob and his Crazy Good Food.

Learn more about the Go2Galz and their events and services.

Learn more about College of the Adaptive Arts!

Connect with Mary here for Event Questions.

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