Lake Country Currents

Lake Country Currents

We were so inspired by the talent + presence in the Lake Country online community after hearing the community feedback during our Lake Country #FOLLOWFRIDAY series in November 2018 on INSTAGRAM! To keep that momentum going, @LAKECOUNTRYFAMILYFUN launched Lake Country Currents, a networking group for bloggers, influencers, and creatives in the greater Waukesha County area in January 2019.

Lake Country Currents Networking Series
presented by
Lake Country Family Fun

One of Lake Country Family Fun’s main tenets of its MISSION STATEMENT is to build community. Through our event series, we will be hosting a number of get-togethers and meetups for Lake Country and Waukesha County area based bloggers, creatives, and influencers to meet up, share resources, and laugh.

Our first series was such a success: the Coffee Shop Series. As you know, Lake Country Family Fun has published their Local Coffee Shop Guide annually, and we can’t say enough good things about all the local, independently owned coffee shops sprinkled throughout our area. Thank you to Mama D’s, Roots Waukesha, 1863 Coffee Saloon & Cafe, Milwaukee Street Traders, and Cafe La Belle for hosting us as we kicked off a new venture.

We are so excited to launch the fall 2023 season of Lake Country Currents, upon the success of previous seasons. We are switching it up this year. No membership fees. No ticket sales. The entire fall 2023 season of the Lake Country Currents Networking Series is presented by Lake Country Family Fun and brought to you by Lake Country Aesthetics! 

Come along with us as we continually pivot. We can’t wait for you to join, grow, learn, and laugh with us! 

Remember at every Lake Country Currents:

  • Bring your business cards
  • There will be a door prize – must be present to win!
  • Beth Boyke Photography will be on hand for candids and our group shot!

As we move into summer 2024, we’d like to do some Summer Highlight Shout-outs! 
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Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Schedule

  • Saturday, October 7 – “The Potential for Complacency™
      • Speaker: Lynsey Retzlaff, MSW, LCSW
      • Place: Corners of Brookfield Community Room
      • Time 8:30 am 10 10:00 am
      • Read: Unf*ck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop
      • Highlighted Cause: The Womens’ Center in Waukesha
  • Saturday, November 4 – “Speaking your Truth”
      • Speaker: Christine Welch, Trauma Coach with The Clarity Collab.
      • Place: Keller Williams, downtown Hartland
      • Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
      • Read: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski PhD
      • Highlighted Cause:  Healing Hearts of Southeast Wisconsin
  • Tuesday, December 5 – “The Comparison Trap”
      • Speaker: Karen Johnson, AKA @the21stcenturysahm
      • Place: Spring City Winehouse in Downtown Waukesha
      • Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
      • Read: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin
      • Please dress up to make it festive and fun, business casual or cocktail.
      • There will be multiple giveaways for attendees!
      • Highlighted Cause: Royal Family Kids
  • Saturday, January 6 – “Daily Choices to Promote Health and Wellness to Live Your Best Life”
      • Speaker: Dawn Galagan-Rodriguez, MSN, RN
      • Place: Keller Williams, downtown Hartland
      • Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am 
      • Read: The Cheetah Method by Susan K Wehrley (local Pewaukee author)
      • Highlighted Cause: Friends with Food Wisconsin
  • Saturday, February 3 –  “Tips and Trends for TikTok ! (That clock app)”
      • Speaker: Ashley Hoover
      • Place: Violet Table in downtown Oconomowoc
      • Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
      • Read: Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
      • Highlighted Cause: Mom’s Mental Health Initiative
  • Saturday, March 2 – Blogging for Business, Tips for Creating a Profitable Online Presence
      • Speaker: Sarah Vanderkooy of Creative Ramblings
      • Place: Keller Williams, downtown Hartland
      • Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
      • Read: The Gift of Influence: Creating Life-Changing and Lasting Impact in Your Everyday Interactions by Tommy Spaulding
      • Highlighted Cause: Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
  • Saturday, April 13 – “Digital Marketing and MORE
      • Speaker: Erin and Stephanie of Lake Country Family Fun
      • Place: Keller Williams, downtown Hartland
      • Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
      • Read: Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters by Lisa Bodell
      • Highlighted Cause: Gals on the Go Project
  • Saturday, May 4 – “The Cycle of Generosity and How it Can Benefit Your Business” (Working with nonprofits)
      • Speaker: Alley Faith of Kiss FM
      • Place: Corners of Brookfield
      • Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
      • Read: It Pays to Play, How Play Improves Business Culture – Kristi Herold
      • Highlighted Cause: Project Bubaloo
  • Thursday, June 13 – Charcuterie Board Workshop
      • Speaker: Kali Wajda of Beautiful Boards by Kali
      • Place: St. Bruno in Dousman 
      • Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
      • Dress – Bring an apron!
      • Read: No book this month
      • Highlighted Cause: The McGuire Foundation

Lake Country Currents Reads

We will spend 5-10 minutes of the event discussing a specific personal development book. No need to read the book to join the discussion.

Lydia Sutton Schleicher has previously made our lists AND she registered LCC Reads as an official book club with Books & Company in Oconomowoc! This means if you want to buy any of the books, you can get them for 15% off. Just tell Books and Company that you are part of Lake Country Currents Reads! If Amazon is more your style, Lake Country Family Fun is an affiliate of Amazon and you can find the books HERE through our storefront.

In fall 2022 into 2023, Claire Lauer has taken over creating our book lists and these are must reads!

Moving into the new year of 2024, Jennifer Hipkiss has taken over creating our book lists and we are so looking forward to these titles!

January – Profit First by by Mike Michalowicz and Gildan Media, LLC

February – Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

March – Atomic Habits by James Clear 

April – Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by  Dr. Danny Penman 

May – Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

October – Unf*ck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop

November – The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski PhD

December – 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin

January – Disrupt Her by Miki Agrawai

February – Contagious by Jonah Berger

March – Thrive by Arianna Huffington

April – Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

May – Girl on Fire by Cara Alwill

October – Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

November – The One Thing by Gary Keller

December – Building a Brand Story by Donald Miller

January – Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin

February – Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

March – Untamed by Glennon Doyle

April – The Go Giver by Bob Burg

May – Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

October – Delivery Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

November – Sell with a Story by Paul Smith

December – Good Night, My Darling Dear: Prayers and Blessings for You by Amy Kavelaris

January – Getting Things Done by David Allen

February – Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilberg

March – Grit by Angela Duckworth

April – You are a Badass by  Jen Sincero

May – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

August – A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

September – Can’t Even by Anne Helen Petersen

October – Start with Why by Simon Sinek

November – Indistractable by Nir Eyal

December  – Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

January –  The Cheetah Method by Susan K Wehrley
February –  Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
March – The Qualities of Leadership by Art Mortell
April – Overcoming your Strengths, 8 reasons why successful people derail & how to get back on track, Lois P Frankel, PhD
May –  It Pays to Play, how play improves business culture – Kristi Herold

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” – African Proverb

What happens at Lake Country Currents?


The magic of women supporting women, of fellow entrepreneurs sharing in each other’s fears and goals, community building, and more! Plus, you’ll always find refreshments, networking abilities, laughs, and new friendships available at the event as well! Not to mention, we always have a photographer on hand to get you candids for your website, blog, or social media marketing.

See you there!!

Past Lake Country Currents Events

4 thoughts on “Lake Country Currents”

  1. Erin,
    I’m just seeing this coffee connections event. So sad that it’s sold out. I look forward to the next one.

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