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The Bright Side of Life Presents: 

A Celebration of Five Years of Inspiration, Motivation, and Belonging

Lisa Nichols


Best-Selling Author and Motivational Speaker from The Secret 

 Lisa Nichols

"Leading From Your Place of Power"

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

FAZ Restaurant (2nd Floor Banquet Room)

5121 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, CA.

Early Bird Entry Fee: $30.00 (Before January 31, 2013)

 After 1/31/13: $40.00

VIP Sponsorships: $127 (VIP Seating is limited)

For more sponsorship information, see orange text below.

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Dear Bright Community,

We hope that 2012 was bountiful in beauty, creativity, the love of friends and family.

Let us start 2013 by saying THANK YOU! to all of you who have been committed to the Bright Side of Life’s vision.  Thank you for showing up month after month for the past five years. And THANK YOU for sharing your Bright Light with all of us and making our community even brighter!

This New Year comes with fresh new opportunities for rebirth.  All the speed bumps and frustrations that stood in the way of your 2012 dreams are about to become a part of the past.  Let’s make a collective intention to have 2013 be our year of profound commitment and transformation.  Amazing and wonderful things await us if we acknowledge we are worthy of them.  And YES, you are worthy of them!

Let’s make a commitment right now to move our attention from what doesn’t nourish us to what does; from what no longer serves us to what will; from what has held us back to what will make things easier; from victim to champion; from the dark side to The Bright Side of Life! 

We have set our intention to make 2013 the most phenomenal year for our Bright Side of Life members.  Will you join us in that intention?                     ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

We’ll be kicking off 2013 on February 28th with The Bright Side of Life Five Year Celebration, featuring the Best-Selling Author, Motivational Speaker and a Teacher from The Secret, Lisa Nichols.  Her topic will be “Leading From Your Place Of Power.”

At this gathering, Lisa will share with you how to:

  • Unfold your genius
  • Leverage your past experience to create your new reality!
  • Uncover the gifts you were given
  • Discover your bounce-back muscles  
  • Celebrate the woman you had to be to become the woman you are becoming
  •  Move from ‘optional’ to ‘non-negotiable’ in your life 
  • Do and manageit all with Grace

We will be celebrating FIVE YEARS of:

  • Connections, creativity, and collaboration
  • Creating a safe, loving, and nurturing environment for our members
  • Sharing our brilliance, our gifts, and creating timeless friendships
  • Presenting on our stage some of the best national and international speakers and trainers
  • Community building with some of the most beautiful, brilliant and wise women in the Bay Area and beyond.

We are also offering VIP Sponsorship at this event for only $127 which includes:

*  One VIP Front row seat at this exciting event

* Special on-stage "Thank you" from Founder, Sahar Kordahi  

* A special pre-event VIP reception with Lisa Nichols (5:00pm- 6:00 p.m.)  

* A 2" X 2" ad in our event program

* Mediterranean appetizers at pre-event reception  

* 5 raffle tickets for a free drawing for valuable prizes  

* Group photo with Lisa Nichols


VIP Seats and sponsorships are limited---so reserve yours TODAY!  


NOTE: FOR THE EVENT PROGRAM: Please email your logo (in .jpg format), one sentence (max.) tag line and contact information (email address, phone number and website URL) to Michele Bowen at If you have questions, phone Michele at (925) 447-7900.

We wish you great peace and joy in the New Year.


Sahar Kordahi and The Bright Side of Life Leadership Team

P.S: As we are growing, The Bright Side of Life is looking to add a few more team members in 2013.  If you are interested in becoming a Bright Team member, please email Michele Bowen at to schedule an interview.  

       “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”  - Mother Teresa  



We have so many new and exciting things waiting for you at the Bright Side of Life in 2013 and we want to share them with you!

  •  Michele Bowen is now the Director of Operations for the Bright Side of Life Community. Michele founded Celebrate! Event Designs, an international event planning and marketing company over 20 years ago and counts among her past customers IBM, Boeing, the American Consulate in Toulouse, France, The Secret, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and many private clients.  She will be helping us with the logistics of our gatherings as well as growing our Bright Side of Life support team. 
  • Staring this year, The Bright Side of Life gatherings will be bi-monthly. We'll continue to bring to our members the best speakers with bigger audiences.  We will still be meeting on the last Thursday of each month in Pleasanton.
  • We now offer longer term sponsorship opportunities e.g. 6 months and 12 months with various levels of benefits.
  • We have added VIP Seating and pre-event Q & A sessions with our speakers to give you more face-to-face time with our presenters.
  • The Bright Side of Life will also be planning two business expos in 2013. This will give you an opportunity to showcase your products and services.  Dates will be forthcoming


Questions? Email us at: 



Meet Lisa Nichols

Lisa Nichols

Lisa Nichols is a best-selling author, a popular public speaker, a powerful coach, and a charismatic teacher!  Lisa Nichols has reached millions, both nationally and internationally with her powerful message of empowerment, service, excellence & gratitude.

Her participation in the self-development phenomenon, The Secret, catapulted her popularity across the globe. Lisa has appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Extra,” “Larry King Live” and on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning show, “Starting Over.”

In addition, Lisa is the founder of Motivating the Masses and CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC. Her transformational workshops have impacted the lives of over 210,000 teens and over 1 million adults.

Her new book, No Matter What! hit 6 bestseller lists, including the New York Times list, within the first 37 days of being released and has already been sold in 20 foreign languages. Lisa has been coined “The Break through Specialist” by her peers in the industry.

Lisa has been honored with many awards in recognition for her empowering work, including the Humanitarian Award from South Africa, the Ambassador of Good Will Award, Emotional Literacy award, The Legoland Foundation’s Heart of Learning Award. The Mayor of Henderson, Nevada has proclaimed November 20th as Motivating the Teen Spirit Day. And recently the Mayor of Houston, Texas proclaimed May 9th as Lisa Nichols Day for her dedication to service, philanthropy and healing.

Lisa is a dynamic speaker with an extraordinary story and a tremendous ability to touch people’s hearts and souls. She is a master at accomplishing unfathomable goals and teaching others to do the same. Lisa Nichols has transformed her life from a struggling single mom to a motivational millionaire entrepreneur, and she has dedicated her life to teaching others how to do the same.


Meet Sahar Kordahi 


We witness women leaders rising to network, to innovate and to be a part of the biggest change in the world.  Sahar Kordahi, founder of “The Bright Side of Life” Women’s Gatherings, is a community building expert and speaker who has devoted her business to assisting women to build stronger, deeper, and more passionate communities.

The Bright Side of Life women’s gathering was founded in February 2008. It began quietly in Sahar’s family room with six members. And now, five years later, the organization enjoys 80-150 members who regularly attend the monthly gatherings in Pleasanton.

As we see more and more women stepping into leadership roles to be catalysts of the biggest changes in the world, Sahar’s vision as a speaker is to inspire women globally to come together for greater unity and collaboration.  In her most recent talk “I Belong: Why the human heart longs to belong”, she takes the audience on a deeper understanding of the journey of belonging to community as it relates to their personal, business and global lives.  

Sahar's Bright Side of Life was named Women-Owned Business of the Year by The Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, and was featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Sahar shared her message of “The Gift of Acceptance” at the Shift Network's global “Peace Week” and “Summer of Peace” conferences, which included Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, and Indira Gandhi among many other visionaries. 

She is devoted to the success and happiness of her Community clients, spending influential time with her two college age daughters, enjoys walking and connecting with nature, photography, traveling the world, and coordinating inspirational sessions with her monthly Bright Side of Life gatherings.



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