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Women for Winesense Presents “Advancing Your Career: Strategies & Tools for Standing Out in Today’s Market,” Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Trefethen


NAPA / SONOMA, CALIFORNIA |April 17, 2024:  On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women For WineSense (WWS) will host a workshop “Advancing Your Career: Strategies & Tools for Standing Out in Today’s Market.”  The expert speakers are Julia Holian and Liz Helton of Career Transformation Partners. Each are highly experienced across multiple industries, and specialize in strategic and tactical ways to excel in personal branding and accelerate career advancement, both in your current role or if you’re looking to significantly advance. 

The event will be held in two formats, generously hosted onsite at Napa Valley’s historical and acclaimed Trefethen Family Vineyards from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT which includes a networking reception with wine tasting, and also available through a Zoom livestream of the speakers’ presentation with interactive Q&A from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. PT.  Trefethen is located at 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue, Napa, CA.


All pre-registered WWS members and non-member professional guests, women and men, are warmly welcomeEarly arrivals at Trefethen will meet at 3:00 p.m. to enjoy networking with peers and the speakers while sampling an assortment of limited production Trefethen Estate wines.  At 4:00 p.m., the program and Zoom livestream will begin.  A lively question and answer session from onsite and the livestream attendees will follow the presentation.  

Julia Holian noted “attendees will get the latest career information and effective strategies to present their professional brand with the latest high impact trends and tools.”  Discussion topics will be tailored for senior level leaders, and managers looking for the latest insights in professional branding and career advancement practices.   

Ms. Holian continued, “Do you know the difference between you Brand Statement and your Brand Value Proposition? Locking down these two concepts could make the difference in how you are seen and the opportunities that come your way. We’ll explore the 7 elements of a strong personal brand and how to use them to advance your career. We’ll talk about how LinkedIn can be a strong power-partner in your career and how that differs from your resume, and we’ll share easy-to-implement strategies for building and leveraging your network to maintain the health of your personal brand.”

Liz Helton also noted, “This session will include exercises that we’ll have you do in real-time, and hand-outs that you can take with you to stay on track. We’ll also raffle off three opportunities to work one-on-one with us: A Resume Review, LinkedIn Review, or a free coaching session.”

WWS President, Julie Lumgair, remarked, “It’s a fantastic way to learn what’s new and working best in a fast-changing tech environment from an esteemed pair of experts beyond the wine industry, plus get significant benefits of candid discussion and multiple resources to take away and use immediately.”


This event is open in person to active WWS members and qualified non-member guests that are confirmed through the WWS registration website or by email with the Chapter President.  Please pre-register early for onsite spaces, and no later than 5 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2024 at this link for both zoom and onsite attendance. Professional active WWS chapter members have priority for onsite spaces and attend for free. Guests are warmly welcomed and may attend for a nominal fee either onsite or via Zoom.

Both onsite and virtual registered attendees will receive a private livestream link.  Attendees onsite at Trefethen are asked to bring a bottle or two of wine to share as a thank you to our hosts and speaker.


Career Transformation Partners helps business professionals move up the ladder at their current company, navigate career transitions, and successfully interview for their dream job. They provide resume and LinkedIn writing services, one-on-one personalized career coaching (interviewing, networking, job search strategy, strengths development, leadership, and communication skills), monthly workshops and group coaching. People come to Career Transformation Partners when they feel their career is at a crossroads, such as trying to land a promotion or advocate for better compensation, launching a new job search or pursuing a career pivot, or struggling to network and interview effectively.


Julia Holian is the Founder and Chief Career Strategist at Career Transformation Partners, a boutique career management firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Julia’s passion is helping talented individuals design professional roadmaps and manage career transitions to reach their goals and achieve success. She has a knack for helping people identify their natural talents, interests, and skill sets, to intentionally focus on career fulfillment—whatever that is for them. Julia is a Certified Executive Career Coach, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, and soon-to-be Certified Interview Coach. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge.


Liz Helton is a Personal Branding Expert, Resume Writer, and LinkedIn Profile Developer with Career Transformation Partners. She helps entry to senior-level professionals confidently step into the next phase of their career by helping uncover their unique stories and providing the tools to develop a clear understanding of their skills, experience, talents, and goals. Prior to joining Career Transformation Partners, Liz spent nearly 10 years in Public Relations, giving her the unique ability to craft concise messaging points and develop story-based resumes and LinkedIn profiles that spark action. Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Public Relations) from California State University, Chico, and is an active member of the National Resume Writers Association.


WWS is a national not-for-profit organization 501(c)6. The Napa|Sonoma Chapter founded in 1990 is the founding chapter of this national organization which provides outstanding educational and networking opportunities to both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts by presenting educational, insightful and stimulating events in a welcoming, fun environment. Women and men 21 years old or more are welcome to join. Information on the national chapter and 12 regional chapters is at www.womenforwinesense.org.  To join or learn more about the Napa / Sonoma Chapter, please visit our website or contact the chapter’s Director of Membership, Kelly A. Toran, kellallyn[at]gmail[dot]com.


Trefethen Family Vineyards is one of Napa Valley’s pioneering wineries. Founded in 1968, this Napa legend remains family owned and committed to the craft of 100% estate grown wines. The family’s third generation is continuing the legacy of world-class wines and responsible land stewardship. With vineyards in the cooler Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, their portfolio is diverse and their wines, known for being food-friendly and cellar-worthy, feature a signature brightness on the palate.