1st Thursday


Join us for what has become a fantastic support system for the South Bay Business Woman. 1st Thursday is this Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6:30-8:30pm at Organically At Your Best! We will be giving out gift bags, complimentary hand treatments (see next paragraph) and offering a special spa service discount for all attendees! Seeing as we don’t charge for this event there is a $10 suggested donation.

OAYB Esthetician, Erin will be offering a complimentary 5 minute hand and arm massage using Eminence Organics Coconut Firming Body Lotion. Be one of the first 5 people to arrive and receive this treatment. Don’t forget to sign up at the desk with Kathy when you check in.

Whether you’re a business women or like to support local women in business we invite you to join us for 1st Thursday. We will socialize, network, hear from two amazing and informative speakers and enjoy wine and snacks. Sip, socialize, and support South Bay Business Women!

Our Speakers For The Evening:


Deborah DeFrance is a Personal Development Coach with a passion for helping people live exceptional lives. In her former days as a personal trainer, owner of a weight loss center, and Eucharistic Minister, she explored the benefits of a holistic approach to happiness on the people that she worked with and the results were transformational. Eventually, Deborah’s own search for happiness and love for herself and others led to her true calling: helping people unravel their potential for passionate and fulfilling lives. Her coaching programs incorporate her experience in the world of wellness with strategies from her training as a life coach with Coach U to guide you through life’s greatest challenges.

Deborah is a long-time student of motivational and spiritual gurus like Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, and Wayne Dyer, and her coaching programs rest on their shared message of self-love with the goal of becoming your best self. Deborah offers many programs tailored to your unique needs and goals to assist you on your personal path to a passionate purpose.



Danica Benavente-Schutz is a Physical Therapist Energy Healer. She has been practicing for over 17 years and has had her own Concierge Physical Therapy practice for the last 12. Her practice services athletes, busy executives, celebrities, the elder population and those who value someone coming to the comfort of their home. Over the years, her interest in energy healing has become a passion incorporating it into her treatments as she has found that you cannot heal the body without the mind. Her experience spans all populations as she has worked with organizations such as the LA derby dolls, the AVP (professional volleyball tour) and the US surf open to high profile clientele such as Burt Bacharach, Sidney Portier, John Calley, Jeanne Martin and Jerry Perrencio.

While you would think her experience and career as a physical therapist led her to co-create her new company, it was her daughter, Caitlin’s journey that inspired her. Danica, is the co-creator of Soulete, a company created by she and her husband whose focus is to redefine the way we train our youth athletes. Soulete (Soul + Athlete), is the mind, body and soul approach to training our youth athletes and instilling in them life skills that will manifest their success on and off the court. Through their workshops they teach injury prevention, skill development, visualization, meditation and the power of positive thoughts to improve their performance.


We hope you will join us at Organically at Your Best’s 1st Thursday Nov. 1 from 6:30-8:30pm. It is sure to be another memorable, insightful and empowering night surrounded by other local women entrepreneurs! Sip, Socialize, and Support local business women of the South Bay!

2019 1st Thursday season is kicking off on Jan. 3!

Whether you’re a business women or like to support local women in business we invite you to join us for a night of networking, socializing and empowerment amongst local women entrepreneurs. There will be two speakers, specials on spa services and products and of course wine and snacks. Sip, Socialize, and Support South Bay Business Women!

Our Speakers For The Evening:

Mary Hornikel, Independent Marketing Executive:

A new, independent study based on 20 years of research reveals a sobering fact: cleaning your home with national brand cleaners significantly damages lung tissue.

Mary Hornickel is an Independent Marketing Executive with a 33-year-old international wellness company that manufactures 450+ consumer products of necessity……products that contain no harmful ingredients…products that are affordable, made in America and shipped to your door.

Mary will share how you can rid your home of the dangerous national cleaning products that contain so many harmful chemicals.

Rebecca Chere, Owner/Esthetician, Organically At Your Best

Rebecca will be sharing ways to relieve stress in the New Year and the importance of clean skin care products.

Rebecca will discuss how stress can wreak havoc on your body and skin and the benefits of regular Massages and Facials. Rebecca will also share her love of Eminence Organic Skin Care and their innovative and effective products.

There will be discounts on some top selling Eminence products as well as spa services to take advantage of at this 1st Thursday!

*If you want to promote your business by being a speaker or a vendor at an upcoming 1st Thursday please email info@organicallyatyourbest.com.