Welcome To WBOM

Dedicated to providing service to each member’s business through networking, referrals, and promotion; and to providing professional development to the individual member through education, information, sharing and support.

August Luncheon

Please join us at Bonefish Grill on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM!


The Power of Belief

How does a professional baseball team overcome a curse and a 108-year losing streak to suddenly become World Series Champions?

This talk will tell the story as to how this happened from someone who was there.  It will show how the Chicago Cubs believed in themselves enough to keep going and not quit until the trophy was in hand.

As humans, we have the capacity to believe and this is a gift we should be using every day.   For people in business, this is especially true.  This story will inspire you to keep the fire of belief alive and will give some concrete examples to use in your every day life.

Linda Wawrzyniak is a consultant for the 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs. She created and manages the team’s linguistic education program (21CPBE), which serves approximately 50% of all players. She has directly helped 15% of the players on the 2016 World Series Championship roster and is one of the only women involved with international player development in a teaching capacity. She spends the majority of her time working with players, coaches, front office staff, teaching teams and corporate partners throughout the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the United States.

Linda is also the President of Higher Standards Academy, LLC in South Bend, IN, which provides education and cognitive services to professional sports teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball to name a few. In 2016, Higher Standards Academy, LLC was selected to use its proprietary cognitive test (PAR™) as part of the selection formula in the Amateur baseball draft.

Linda has two grown children and resides in South Bend, IN with her husband.

Women Business Owners of Michiana is:​

A non-profit organization providing a business environment for the meeting of all women in business.
Dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurism, business ownership and management by women.
A voice for women who own or operate businesses.

Women Business Owners of Michiana strives to:

Foster education, technical assistance, and learning opportunities oriented toward the needs of women business owners and professionals.
Increase the general visibility of women business owners and leaders.
Encourage referrals of potential customers to women-owned businesses and WBOM members’ businesses/organizations in the community.
Support organizations that serve under-resourced women in our community.