Annual Silent Auction

Women In Consulting® (WIC) is proud to announce this year's Silent Auction items.  This year we have many personal and business items to help you get introduced to some local Silicon Valley businesses. 

And remember, a portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose.

Remember to participate in the Annual Silent Auction you must register to attend the September 15 general meeting. Learn more here or register here!

Summary list is below or view the full catalog for the 2016 Annual Silent Auction here




Opening Bid

Gourmet Cooking Basket

Lovely gourmet cooking themed gift basket 

Danielle Terrazas



Shopping and Cocktail Extravaganza for Four, $250 Gift Certificate, and Designer Silk Scarf

Grab up to three of your BFF’s and come on over for an experience of style and indulgence to the Carlisle Etcetera Showroom in Mountain View. The lucky winner of this auction item will receive a $250 Etcetera gift card to use herself or split with her friends at an Etcetera Trunk Show, a cocktail party for herself and her 3 BFF’s, and a lovely large silk scarf.

Maridee Charlton – Wardrobe Consultant, ETCETERA



Italian Designer Leather Handbag

Arkitekt has created a set of modular bags that mix and match to give you just the right amount of carrying space.

Dark grey with black accents. Made of lightweight and strong felt and Italian leather.

Handbag dimensions: 13" tall by 13"wide by 4" deep. Strap drop 12"

Jane Willis, Arkitekt,



Pearl and Earring Set

This classy set is made up of seed pearls in multiple clusters, accompanied by golden-bronze crystals hanging on a silver chain. This is a very intricate necklace matched with dangling earrings with the same cluster of pearls and crystals.

Angel Rampy,



"Get Cooking" Gift Basket
This basket includes a gift certificate for a ""Hands On"" class at Sur La Table (any location), an assortment of WildTree spices and a bottle of cognac from Ukraine.

Kathie Sherman, Ten Four Marketing,

Emmy Gengler, Softjourn, Inc.,

Jen Berkley Jackson, The Insight Advantage,



Natural Linen Clutch (Multi-colored striped)
Multi-colored natural linen clutch with black zipper (8.5” x 3”), hand-made by Yorktown Road
Wendy Wood, Wendy Wood Design,



Natural Linen Clutch (Beige)
Beige-colored natural linen clutch with black zipper and pleats (8.5” x 3”), hand-made by Yorktown Road
Wendy Wood, Wendy Wood Design,



Natural Linen Clutch (Eggplant)
Eggplant-colored natural linen clutch with black zipper and dimensional grid feature (8.5” x 3” ), hand-made by Yorktown Road
Wendy Wood, Wendy Wood Design,



Natural Linen Clutch (Gold)
Gold-colored natural linen clutch with black zipper and pleats (8.5” x 3”), hand-made by Yorktown Road
Wendy Wood, Wendy Wood Design,



Guided Meditation and Energy Healing Session
Treat yourself or a friend to one-hour of complete relaxation! Enjoy a healing session provided by two practitioners at Soul Healing Studio located in Los Altos, CA.

Mary Gospe, Soul Healing Studio,



Happy Hour / Coloring Party

A hosted happy hour in San Jose on February 4, 2017 from 5 - 8 pm where you can relax with a glass of wine, some great appetizers, great company and get creative with adult coloring supplies. Bring your inner child!

All supplies will be provided for use during the session only.

6 tickets available: buy one for yourself or buy several tickets so you can bring some friends!

Jenn LeBlanc, Think Results Marketing,

Jen Berkley Jackson, The Insight Advantage,

 Priceless  $40

Bucket of Books - Read and Munch

Wire "bucket of books" contains a variety of business books written by some of WIC's most experienced consultants, covering the following topics: finance, marketing strategies, healthy eating, being an author, and more!

Also includes French roast coffee and mug, biscotti, and three large bags of fresh, locally made kettle corn [traditional kettle corn flavor and cheddar cheese flavor] to enjoy while reading!

Angi Roberts, The Association Office,

Bev Locsin, Cal Coast Kettle Corn,

$234  $55 

Massage/Facial/Yoga and "Make Your Own Spa" Gift  Basket

This basket includes two $50 Spafinder Gift Cards and everything you need to create a spa experience in your own home.

Jen Berkley Jackson, The Insight Advantage,

Kathie Sheehy, Donor Relations Guru,

$160 $65 

Two (2) Hour Personal Image Consultation /Closet Review

Look your personal and professional best with a Personal Image Consultation and Closet Review with Orene Kearn, JD, AICI FLC, a certified image consultant. Orene will provide a two-hour, in-home consultation to help you look your best every time you get dressed. Included are a Personal Image Assessment and the beginning of a Closet Audit.

Date and time to be mutually agreed upon.

Orene Kearn, Orene Kearn Image & Wardrobe Consulting,  $198  $70 

Wine Club Member for a Day - Murietta's Well Estate Vineyard

Complimentary wine tasting experience for up to 4 people at Murietta's Well Estate Vineyard in Livermore; 20% off of any wine purchases.

You pick the date based on tasting room hours (every day from 11 am - 5 pm) and will coordinate with our generous WIC member, Deb Siegle, to ensure that you get the 'wine club member treatment'!

Tasting room located at: 3005 Mines Road; Livermore, CA 94550

Deb Siegle, Strategic Marketing Solutions,   Priceless $45 

Hand-blown Designer Glass Pumpkin  

This pumpkin was hand selected for WIC at Walker and Bowes' exquisite annual display at Stanford Shopping Center.

 Walker and Bowes, $200  $45 

Wine Tasting / Networking - Stephen Kent Winery

Join WIC's president, Deb Siegle, for a special wine tasting experience at Stephen Kent, one of Livermore's exclusive winemakers.

Includes members-only treatment and 20% discount on any wine purchases. Savor the excellent wine and conversation together.

Date to be mutually agreed upon by auction winners.

5 tickets available: buy one for yourself or buy several so you can bring some friends.

 Deb Siegle, Strategic Marketing Solutions,  Priceless $20 

1:1 Branding Coaching Session and e-Learning Modules

Ellen Looyen, speaker and coach and author of "Branded for Life", will provide you with a one-hour branding telephone coaching session, a free pass to her e-Learning content and an electronic copy of her best-selling book.

E-learning content includes access to 4 pre-recorded webinars that further explore the branding concepts that you will cover in your 1:1 coaching session.

Date of coaching session to be mutually agreed upon.

Ellen Looyen, Ellen Looyen Communications,  $499  $75 

1:1 Coaching/Training Session (choice of topic)

Gift Certificate for 1-hour of one-on-one coaching/training, customized to your needs.

Date of coaching session to be mutually agreed upon and needs to be scheduled/calendared by 12/31/2016, and must take place by 6/30/2017.

No cash value - cannot be applied toward a computer training program.

Sharon Root, Computer Magic Training,  $150  $50 

2 hours of IT support

Get 2 hours of IT support to cover anything you need from setting up a wireless network in your office to cleaning up your hard drive to increase performance and setting up a bulletproof back-up process.

IT support will be provided by ITM Computing. ITM Computing in Sunnyvale has over 20 years of IT/computing experience and specializes in supporting small businesses' technology needs. You’ll be in good hands for whatever help you need in wrangling your current technology challenge.

 Clyde Lerner, In The Moment Computing,  $325 $75

Introductory Golf Package / Basket - Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

This basket includes:

  • One Beginner Golf Membership at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (located in South San Jose/Almaden area)
  • Cinnabar Hills golf cap
  • Cinnabar Hills Golf polo shirt 
  • Cinnabar Hills Golf Club – Titleist golf balls & tees & marker

This introductory membership is valid for 3-months and is geared towards learning the essential key points of golf. The membership includes:

  • 5 "Get Golf Ready" group lessons
  • A range card valid for 15 small buckets of balls
  • Five rounds on the golf course
  • Rental sets will be available while member is at Cinnabar Hills

Cinnabar Hills Gold Club is located at 23600 McKean Rd, San Jose, CA 95141

The Fine Print: Lessons must be completed by 3/31/17

Jennifer Abrams, Cinnabar Hills Golf Club,   $475 $75 

Bottle of Fine Local Wine and Wine Tasting for 2 -  Stilettos Wine Bar

Stilettos Wine Bar in Saratoga is a one-of-a-kind wine lounge - where else can you sip wine and shop for shoes?!

Winner will receive a bottle of Stilettos' "private label" Pinot Noir (valued at $50) and a gift certificate for a wine tasting flight for 2 ($28.00 value).

Carla Vandermate, Stilettos Wine Bar - Saratoga,  $75  $20 

1-day Integrated Empowerment Workshop & Autographed Copy of Fearless Women ~ Visions of a New World

Body Beautiful ~ Saturday, Sept 24th 10 am - 5 pm in San Jose: 

You will learn how to brings attention to your body ~ inside and out ~ in a way that you're going to love. Interactive workshop with experts in image & wardrobe, fitness, nutrition, self-care, somatics and more. Includes a delicious organic lunch.

And you will get an autographed copy of Tamara Archer's book, "Fearless Women ~ Visions of a New World"

See more details about the workshop at 

Tamara Archer, Beauteous360,   $297 $50 

Choice of Massage or Facial Treatment

The Touch To Heal Spa in San Jose is a lovely oasis for busy Bay Area people who struggle with stress, headaches, shoulder tension, and back pain and who are seeking relief and a greater sense of balance and well-being.

The winner will receive a choice of a one-hour massage or facial. This gift also includes a relaxing candle and tea to take home after the auction to begin your relaxation!

Rebecca Wang, Touch to Heal Spa,   $100 $40 

Giants Baseball Experience

It's never too early to plan for next season with the SF Giants!

This awesome package includes 2 Premium Lower Box Seats (Section 106, Row 16) for the 2017 season; admittance to private Gotham Club; $50 dining certificate and $50 gift card for Giants Dugout store.

Date to be coordinated with the donor.

Bobbie LaPorte, RAL & Associates,  $450  $75 

Massage Envy San Mateo Gift Certificate 

ThisSan Mateo Massage Envy Spa gift certificate can help you enjoy some pampering and well-earned TLC. Massage therapy is a vital component to enjoying a healthier lifestyle.

This gift certificate is good for any combination of services up to $225.

 Massage Envy,  $225 $75 

Fused Glass Hands-on Art Class

You and a friend can make one-of-a-kind glass art in this creative and insightful two-hour fused glass class.

Located in Campbell, Cindy Kennaugh’s private glass studio is filled with inspiration and ideas for making unique glass art.

Enjoy this two-hour fact-filled session and enjoy your glass dish forever.

The Fine Print: Offer good through 12/31/17

 Cindy Kennaugh, On The Mark,  $300  $50

4 rounds of golf, or one foursome – 18 holes and power cart: Deep Cliff Golf Course

Deep Cliff Golf Course is open daily and is home to outstanding golf classes and programs for new and beginner golfers. tournaments and leagues including the popular Women's Summer Evening Golf League, and great food and drink in the Tap Room!

Includes a golf towel with course logo and 3 pink Callaway golf balls.

Deep Cliff Golf Course is located at 10700 Clubhouse Lane; Cupertino, CA 95014

Deep Cliff Golf Course,   $200  $75

$50 Gift Certificate - Le Quy Restaurant

Gift certificate toward any meal and beverage.

Located in Campbell, CA, Le Quy offers a variety of dishes bursting with traditional flavors from Vietnam and embraces California's agricultural diversity. They combine the freshest ingredients from local farmers with popular Vietnamese herbs and spices, to provide you with the best meal possible.

Le Quy Restaurant,   $50  $20

Adult Coloring Book Experience Gift Basket

Have you heard the newest craze? Adult Coloring Books…this familiar past-time provides a convenient path to mindfulness and relaxation.

This basket provides all of the basics you need to get started (and more).

Ellen Grace Henson, Marketing Mechanics,  $75  $20 

"Everything But The Cheese" Gift Basket

This gift basket is full of goodies for anyone who loves Italian food and wine/cheese! A perfect gift to have on hand for that hard to please friend or relative.

Ellen Grace Henson,
Marketing Mechanics,

Michelle Rogers,
Home Instead Senior Care,

 $125 $35 

Hand-crafted Necklace

This lovely hand-crafted necklace, created by Nithya Designs, is made of silver with gold covering and vermeil accents.

Includes Swarovski crystals and fresh water pearls.

 Nithya Designs $75 $20 

Hand-crafted Necklace

This lovely hand-crafted necklace, created by Nithya Designs, consists of primarily garnet, beads with silver and and freshwater pearl accents.

Nithya Designs $75 $20

California Olive Bar and Martini Basket

If you love bold flavor and martinis, this basket is for you! It’s perfect for entertaining or for your own enjoyment.

This basket was hand assembled by The Olive Bar in Campbell.

The Olive Bar,

Nancy Nelson, HR Prose,

$75 $20

Financial and Investment Strategy Coaching 

Learn how to make your money work as hard as you do to create financial security for you and your family. Get personalized coaching and tips from Leon Shirman, PhD, CFA, Managing Partner at Emerald Hills Capital and author of 42 Rules of Sensible Investing. Leon’s investment strategies outperform the S&P 500 year after year, and he’ll help you apply these strategies to become a savvier, more successful investor.

The coaching package will include a review your current financial and investing plan, and recommendations for how you can grow your savings while avoiding common investment mistakes.

As a follow-up to the coaching session, you will receive a written summary of Leon’s recommendations for appropriate investment vehicles and approaches, and a copy of his book, 42 Rules for Sensible Investing.

Leon Shirman, Emerald Hills Capital,    $350 $75 

1-hour Massage – Village Doctor in Woodside

The Wellness Studio at The Village Doctor is an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Woodside, where you can benefit from Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, and Nutritional Consulting sessions.

Dana Sanderson, The Village Doctor,  $150  $50 

1:1 "Power-Up! Your Follow Up" Coaching Session

Debbie Hoffman, speaker and coach, will provide you with a one hour coaching session focused on how to attract more clients and increase your sales by developing a consistent effective plan for following up with your contacts.

Debbie Hoffman,
Power Up! Your Follow Up, 

$500  $75 

Savor that Coffee Gift Basket

Coffee aficionados: enjoy this gift basket prepared specifically for you. With all the accouterments, it’s perfect for entertaining fellow coffee-lovers (or to just enjoy yourself). Savor your excellent coffee and entertainment.

Leaders Network Members

Deborah Henken, Highland Team,

Avery Horzewski, Ave Consulting,

Bobbie LaPorte, RAL & Associates,

Linda Popky, Leverage2Market Associates,

Kelli Richards, The All Access Group, LLC,

Deb Siegle, Strategic Marketing Solutions,

$120  $35 

$50 Gift Certificate - Havana Restaurant

Gift certificate toward any meal and beverage.

Located in downtown Walnut Creek, Havana Restaurant provides a delightful atmosphere for enjoying authentic Cuban food and beverage.


Havana Restaurant - Walnut Creek,   $50 $20 

Luxury Facial Appointment and DIY Brightening and Lash Lengthening Package 

This package includes everything you need to nourish your skin. 

The Beauty Clinic MedSpa by Liu Plastic Surgery,   $475 $50 

The Spa of Los Gatos Gift Certificate, Sparkling Rose Wine, Literary Postcards Set

Use this $50 toward any treatment to give yourself some well-deserved pampering and finish your afternoon with a glass of sparkling rose!

Added bonus: set of over 100 Literary Postcards that showcase bold graphic interpretations of 50 of the greatest literary quotes of all time. From Virginia Wolf to Oscar Wilde, from Brontë to Poe to Austen, each piece will spark your imagination and kindle your creative...

Spa located at: 100 S. Santa Cruz Avenue; Los Gatos, CA 95050

Elizabeth Borelli, The Borelli Group,  $70  $35 

Wine and Stone Coaster

Bottle of 2012 Oh-So-Zin, Santa Clara Estate Zinfandel
"Wineries of Santa Clara Valley" Stone Coaster

This wine was awarded the 2013 Gold Medal in the Monterey Wine Competition and the 2013 Bronze Medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Ana Lelescu, California Passport Tours,  $35  $12 

Sanctuary Salon Gift Certificate & Wine

$50 toward any services at Sanctuary Salon in Santa Clara

Paired with a bottle of Home Instead Senior Care’s own private label Cabernet 2013. Vineyard is Martin Ranch located in the hills of Gilroy.

Salon is located at: 790 Lincoln Street; Santa Clara, CA 95050
408) 247-7785 

Sanctuary Salon,

Michelle Rogers, Home Instead Senior Care,

 $80 $45 

Dinner and Dessert 

You can get dinner at The Cheesecake Factory ($50 gift certificate) and dessert at C'est Si Bon Bakery ($25 gift certificate)!

C'est Si Bon Bakery - San Jose

The Cheesecake Factory

 $75 $35 

Your Thoughtfully Ruthless Rapid Boost

Receive personalized written feedback from Val Wright on your Thoughtfully Ruthless Consultant Assessment and 30 days of unlimited access to Val for advice on any aspect of growing your business

Val Wright - Val Wright Consulting  

 $2,500 $100