Networking at Its Finest on Location: The Amalfi Coast

My visit via ferry to this breathtaking coastline in Southern Italy was nothing short of spectacular!  With stops on the islands of Amalfi & Positano, exploring the historical sites, shops & restaurants made for a great day; definitely worth your time & a visit when in Italia🇮🇹

Coastal Views     Edit  Edit 


Amalfi Sites (Duomo di Amalfi – Site of St. Andrew’s Tomb & a Live Concert)


Positano Sites & Views (Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta & Black Madonna)


Fit & Fun Fridays w/Fitness Coach, Judi Rodgers on Networking @ Its Finest w/Sandra Sawyer, Esq.

Are you a “Weekend Warrior”? 

It’s when you save your best all me time to get physically active. Perhaps you get one or two workout sessions during the week, but come Saturday (or early Sunday) mornings, afternoons or even evenings, it’s your time to go full out.

Outside activities are encouraged wholeheartedly, especially now during the summer months. However, watch your weather temps and choose wisely the time of day to exert yourself.

Boot camps are both challenging and rewarding; there are many different types to choose from in your area, inhale fresh air during your sweat.  Go swimming! Don’t have a pool? Find a friend or family member who has one (crash/invite time) or treat yourself or family to a weekend hotel stay and jump in.

Find a 5k run/walk.

Want to go mild in movements; get in a Yoga or Pilate’s class for strengthening stretches and power breathing.

(You can join me for my Cardio-Pilates class…it revs the heart up and leaves your body refreshed.)

Well, get a buddy and start planning some “out of the box” fun every weekend.

What’s your jockey jam event for the weekend that’s beyond the gym treadmill, elliptical rider?  Talk to me.

Coach Judi©

Judi Rodgers is a certified “Lifestyle Fitness Coach” (fondly known as “Coach Judi”) who has been called to lead and support others in the arena of Health and Fitness. For more fitness tips & to check out her upcoming events, classes, etc. visit her Facebook page: J. R. Fitness Coach

40th Episode/Installment of “Networking @ Its Finest w/Sandra Sawyer, Esq.”

We’re back with an all new broadcast hosted from Italy, so join me for the 40th episode/installment of “Networking @ Its Finest” now being featured exclusively on “Networking @ Its Finest” BlogTalk Radio… Tune to hear my Hot-Off the Press Interview with one of Networking’s Finest & new Blog Contributors: Fitness Coach, Judi Rodgers!  â€śCoach Judi” (as she is fondly known) has been called to lead and support others in the arena of Health and Fitness. She walks with passion this path; an insightful journey to share the importance of being responsible for one’s well-being and to live strong while serving our families, communities and others in labor and in the leisure of life. As a certified “Lifestyle Fitness Coach”, her frame of work fulfills roles and appearances as conference and workshop speaker, class instructor and personal fitness trainer. Coach Judi has taught programs in churches, fitness studios, at health events, on college campuses along with corporate and private coaching. Her platform is designed to give each individual three main elements: Fitness, Inspiration, and Transformation (F.I.T.) from the inside out. She shows individuals and families how to lead conscientious well-balanced active lives that entail having a healthy mind, body and spirit. Her knowledge and experience in health and wellness conditioning has been called upon with appearances on Atlanta Alive TV57, TBN “Our Town” and Comcast TV “Express Yourself” segments. She has written various articles on the topic of living fit for community newspapers. Coach Judi also believes in wellness through outreach in serving families’ in health and fitness through food distribution and donations to those who are sick, recovering and or bridging the gap. It is her sincere belief that “We must do our part in being good keepers of our bodies designed by our Master Creator. It is He, “Who wishes that we prosper and be in good health even as our soul prospers”.  Coach Judi resides in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, GA and delights in her life roles of being a mother to one son, a career woman, sister and friend to many.

Click the link below to listen… You don’t want to miss it!

Networking at Its Finest w/Sandra Sawyer, Esq. NOW broadcasting from Italy via N@IF BlogTalk Radio


Networking at Its Finest on Location in the Tuscany Region of Italy

My visit to this must-see region in Northern Italy was amazing with stops/sightseeing in Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena & Florence…  a plethora of historical sites, art & a beautiful countryside to explore; it’s definitely worth your time & worth seeing!    NOTE:  Some pictures of Renaissance artwork portray nudity and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Leaning Tower of Pisa (& its campus)





San Gimignano:  View of the Town & Beautiful Tuscany Countryside







Siena:  Duomo di Siena






Siena:   Piazza del Campo (Siena Square)




Florence:  Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore)





Florence:  Accademia Gallery (Home of Michelangelo’s David)


Florence:  La Petite (Restaurant) 







2014: Networking’s Finest Year in Review

Kudos to the stats helper monkeys for preparing this 2014 annual report. The success experienced this year would not have been possible without you, our supporters (special guests, followers, guest hosts and listening audience). Many thanks for a great 2014… Looking forward to an even more exciting & greater 2015!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 730 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Networking @ Its Finest on Location in Pompeii, Italy

A visit to the loss city of Pompeii… a historical site definitely worth seeing!

Villa of Mysteries & Garden outside with Pink Rose…



Structures Outside/Before entering the ancient city of Pompeii…




Inside the ancient city of Pompeii…




Embrace It: Life’s a Journey of Changes & Transitions…

As I sit here writing this entry (a new format), I can’t help but reflect on the fact that for the past few months, I’ve been in a state of change and transition since my family and I relocated (PCS’d) to Italy, so it’s only natural that my blog reflects it. Initially, I was determined to keep up with the tradition in which this blog was created by being LIVE on air every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 7pmEST. However, with a considerable time difference plus some unforeseen circumstances, my best intentions and plans were not realized. You see no matter how much we plan for the future and attempt to hold onto stability, inevitably we come face to face with fact that we have to expect the unexpected because it can happen. We all have a tendency to want to stick to what’s familiar, holding onto it for dear life sometimes at all cost, even when the situation demands otherwise or there are sure signs prompting and screaming at us to take another course of action. So as demonstrated by this entry, I’ve decided to fully embrace and embark on a new course for this blog just as I did in my personal life and hope those who have journeyed with me thus far, will as well. With that in mind, stay tuned for new formats and content including but not limited to, new LIVE interviews, audio blogposts, guest hosts, written blogposts, picture blogposts and more from Networking @ Its Finest with Sandra Sawyer, Esq. In the meantime, enjoy these pics… the beauty of Italia🇮🇹



What will you do when you’re faced with change and transition?

39th Episode/Installment of “Networking @ Its Finest w/Sandra Sawyer, Esq.”

We’re back & ready to jump start our 3rd year stronger than ever… Join Special Guest Host: Gwen McDaniel this Sunday/tonight (10/12/14) @ 4pmPST/6pmCST/7pmEST for the 39th episode/installment of “Networking @ Its Finest” as featured on BlogTalk Radio: “Live in Your NOW with Dr. Lucille Farrell-Scott.” Tune in & hear why networking is important & essential to the growth of your business!

About the Special Guest Host: Businesswoman & Insurance Professional, Gwen McDaniel is a mother, grandmother and sister has spent 33 years in the Insurance industry as a Corporate Executive. Network Marketing has also been an essential part of her business success for the past 25 years. She is now focused on educating women on the importance of protecting their families’ financial future through insurance and annuities. She is passionate about helping individuals build their own insurance business so that they can also capitalize on the enormous wealth opportunities in this field and teach others. Her mission is to teach business principles with simplicity and help people maximize their potential, so that they can be the best that God has created them to be.


Click the link below at the time noted above… You don’t want to miss it!

NOTE: In the event that you miss it, the recorded episode is always available by utilizing the same link below.

Networking @ Its Finest w/Sandra Sawyer, Esq. NOW being featured on BlogTalk Radio

38th Episode/Installment of Networking @ Its Finest w/Sandra Sawyer, Esq.

Join me tonight/Sunday (7/27/14) @ 4pmPST/6pmCST/7pmEST for the 38th episode/installment of “Networking @ Its Finest” as featured on BlogTalk Radio: “Live in Your NOW with Dr. Lucille Farrell-Scott” for an interview (previously recorded) between the 2014 Live in Your NOW (Miami) Summit speakers: Dr. Lucille Farrell-Scott & LTC. Blair Sawyer! Tune in as they discuss how & why it’s important to live life to its fullest in preparation for this year’s Power of NOW conference. Hear their passion as they endeavor to help others live successful lives! They definitely know about living their lives to its fullest NOW*** so join us for this power-packed episode, the story, the journey. Click the link below to hear their story, their journey at the time noted above… You don’t want to miss it!


NOTE: In the event that you do miss it, this previously recorded episode will be available by utilizing the (same) link below.

Networking @ Its Finest w/Sandra Sawyer, Esq. NOW being featured on BlogTalk Radio