Upcoming Workshops

Finance, Food, and Fitness

Finance, food, and fitness — three essentials for a productive, and well balanced, happy life.

This program is a practical, step-by-step action plan.

You will learn tips, techniques, and strategies. And you will discover ideas to help you change.

To help you make a better life for you and your family.

Create the future you’ve always dreamed of — become a healthier, financially secure, and happier you.

Saturday November 16, 2019
9:00am – Noon




Your finances, are you where you wanted to be?

And if not, do you have the tools to get to where you want to be?

If you are struggling with financial pressures this program will help you make the most of your income by developing strong money management skills.

Jump start your financial smarts with a 5 easy steps program where you learn how to:

  1.  Control spending — design a budget around your family’s needs
  2. Negotiate (better pay, better terms on your banking loans, and more)
  3. Become financial literate: understand data on financial statements — and how it affects you
  4. Tell the difference between a good and a bad debt (your financial health depends on it)
  5. Save and invest strategically to start building a secure financial future for you and your family

This OBI program will help you get smart about your finances.

And have your money working for you.


HOW you eat is just as important as WHAT you eat

Learn tips for easy food AND lifestyle changes. And develop healthy eating habits.  You will learn to navigate a restaurant menu so you can eat out and still make the best choices — for both, you and your family.

You’ll get a hands-on demonstration on how to make a healthy snack.

Something that’s easy and healthy. And you can make it at home,

Create the future you’ve always dreamed of — become a healthier, happier you.


Exercise is important for your health and well-being.

It strengthens your muscles and bones, clears your mind and sweats out stress.

For many of us, but even more so for working moms, squeezing in a workout can feel overwhelming.

It’s easy to make excuses as to why you just can’t fit in some time for yourself.

This program will give you some great ideas on how to incorporate an easy exercise routine into your workweek. And give you tips on how to “sprinkle” in some healthy weekend activities that all your family can enjoy.

A healthy mom is a happy mom. And that’s good for the whole family.

This Program is all about creating balance in your life

It’s all about creating a healthy balance between work, family, and our own personal aspirations

Your actions, what you do every day, will determine your future.

Good information is power. Decide to learn and make the change.

Do it for you. And do it for your family.


Mariana Fieraru is a business development strategist. And a federally licensed tax professional since 1996.

She works with business owners and their key executives — advising them on tax savings opportunities. And helping them design smart money management strategies.

OBI was started in 2006. Mariana’s love of teaching helped to design programs that are easy to understand yet keep up with today’s complex business environment.   OBI Leadership Training programs are built on financial know-how and years of experience of seeing what works and what doesn’t. Busy professionals and business leaders use these training programs to learn new skills. And learn techniques and real–life successful strategies they can incorporate in their busy schedule with ease.

Mariana is the publisher of OBI Report, a business-smart publication for entrepreneurs and professionals. Author of business guides and program facilitator including tax classes at CSI/SBDC.

Jill Skeem is a certified macrobiotic health counselor, educator and chef.

A graduate of Ohio State University, Jill wanted to know more about good, heathy food. That took her to a premier macrobiotic education facility in Philadelphia, PA. Here, at the Strengthening Health Institute, she studied about healthy, good nutrition.

After graduating Jill started teaching adult and children’s cooking classes. She now lectures to companies and organizations on health and wellness. A contributing writer to the Times-News and various publications, she appears regularly on regional television and radio shows discussing healthy eating and demonstrating recipes. Jill is the author of Comfort Food Gets a Vegan Makeover.

Robin Dober is a certified Pilates Mat and Equipment instructor.

Her love of Pilates began six years ago when, out of curiosity, she took a Pilates Matt class. One hour later she was completely hooked, “I loved the combination of gentle stretches and challenging exercises. I felt completely re-juvenated after the workout.”

This new-found passion took Robin to New York to the Physical Mind Institute. After graduating she began teaching classes locally at Mind Your Body and CSI. Last year, Robin completed her Reformer/Cadillac/ Wunda Chair certifications through Mind Your Body and Idaho State University.

She now teaches private Pilates equipment and group Pilates equipment classes at Core Cycle as well as the Active Aging Pilates Classes at CSI.

Robin is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, MA