Austin Chapter

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Upcoming Events


Life of Yes Meet Up to Set 1 Goal
Sunday, April 18, 2021 10:00am – 11:00am CST
Google Meet link will be provided to registrants

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A meet up with a quick goal setting activity to help you get unstuck and move you toward your Life of Yes. Join us with your cup of coffee (from the comfort of your own home) for some fun human connection. This workshop will be led by Mac & Cheese Productions Chapter Leader from Austin in collaboration on a series of Life of Yes Meet Ups from nationwide Chapter Leaders!

More details:

An opportunity for virtual human connection with a quick activity to help you get unstuck. If you have been feeling like you just can’t move forward in a particular goal or feeling frustration due to the times…or even the uncertainty of today’s environment is getting to you…this meet up might be a nice dose of the Life of Yes for you. It’s a simple way to move forward and meet like minds trying to do the same. We will have intros and utilize the SMART goals method to create one new goal for ourselves to move us forward (in personal or professional areas – your choice). We will also allow time for sharing of resources that have brought positivity in to your life.

“The best kind of networking is the kind that feels nothing like networking. Un-networking if you will. This group gathers {formerly on couches and armchairs but now virtually} to share ideas, goals, challenges, and support. It’s that simple.” – Saya Hillman, Head Cheese-It of Mac & Cheese Productions

Curious about this Life of Yes? More on Life of Yes℠ here:


Meet Your Chapter Leader

“I’ve loved every M&C event I’ve attended (when living in Chicago) and have benefited a lot from Saya’s Cheese-It community and goodness. From the moment I met her, I loved her authenticity and power of positivity (but also how she’s real and down to earth). Such soul-filling events and interactions — truly something special. Saya has nailed the “un-networking” thing and built an incredible community. Fear Experiment was life changing for me — I did improv — and I hope everyone gets to have experiences like that in their adult lives. I’ve often wished Mac & Cheese offerings were here so I was honored to be asked to bring them to Austin. Life of Yes to me means taking advantage of new opportunities and doing things out of your comfort zone! And also finding positive ways to live!”

— Erin

Erin Wike has a B.S. degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. For over a decade, Erin worked in Advertising, Marketing, and Digital PR on all types of projects with clients like McDonald’s, Kellogg’s, Qwest, Courvoisier,, NAVTEQ, PetSmart, Texas Instruments, Allstate, Nationwide and Discover Financial Services (to name a few). She also had the opportunity to do Creative/Marketing Recruiting for two years for a worldwide staffing firm and be an Adjunct Instructor at Loyola University in Chicago. Erin’s passion for marketing, education and helping others all came together and led her to Austin, TX in 2014 where she is now a Career Coach and Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin. Erin has been through lay-offs and switched careers so she knows what it takes to update your personal marketing materials and how to sell yourself. She knows that it’s stressful and sometimes painful and created Café Con Resume (inspired by her beloved Café Con Leche from Spain) to help try to make part of the job search enjoyable like a good cup of coffee. Areas of specialty: Marketing/Advertising, Corporate Marketing, Non-profit and Higher Education. Most resume tips translate to all industries. Outside of UT and Café Con Resume, Erin keeps her marketing hat on to aid her husband in expanding his personal chef business, Down to Cook. She has also been known to help promote the expansion of Dabble in Austin.

Team Builder Award, 2017
All-Star Award, 2013
All-Star Award, 2007

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