Foxfire Founder, Heather Rausch can’t remember a time when she wasn’t involved in event creation, planning, management, sales or marketing. She is extremely creative, professional, enthusiastic and LOVES what she does. She has a magnetic personality that draws people to her – people enjoy being in her space, which makes her a GREAT hostess & magical connector! She has a big heart and is genuinely interested in helping people become more successful. Being well connected, she knows “who” you need to know and loves making those connections. Her F.O.X.Y. Women & Wine events and F.O.X.Y. Women Conference Series are a huge success because of her passion to collaborate and ability to bring the most dynamic people together.
Whether it’s business networking, conferences, corporate team building/workshops or social events, you can count on Heather to bring the “fun factor” and a unique perspective that has proven to be very successful.
Heather’s professionalism, attention to detail, strong work ethic and playfulness make her really easy to work with. Her positive attitude and outlook is infectious. She makes the entire process of event planning & management fun & stress free. She has a true passion for what she does and you can tell that from the moment you meet her. Heather’s secret to success is really listening to what her clients are looking for. Always keeping the clients end goal & personal style in mind while infusing her creativity and sometimes pushing the envelope just a little bit, making the event exciting, fun and the “talk of the town” but always in a good way!
Our Events & Services
F.O.X.Y. Women & Wine – F.O.X.Y. Women & Wine started as a fabulous networking event and has grown into a community attracting successful women who genuinely desire to connect and build their business and social relationships. Bringing together dynamic women over a glass of wine allows networking to naturally occur – it has quickly become a favorite place for women all over the valley to gather. Monthly F.O.X.Y. Women & Wine events are held in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the West Valley.
As for the name, it’s obviously a play on Foxfire Events but F.O.X.Y. is also an acronym that describes the women who are attracted to these events…F – Fearless O – Outrageous X – X-ceptional (yes, we know it’s spelled wrong, but we’re creative!) Y – Yearning to make a difference in this world – so they DO!
F.O.X.Y. is an attitude & way of BE-ing! We invite ladies from all over the valley to experience it for themselves!
F.O.X.Y. Women Conference Series – This 1/2 day conference series is a place for women to nourish spirit, mind and body. The women attracted to this event are multi taskers, game changers, juggling family, successful careers, faith and philanthropy. They are women making a BIG difference in their communities & world each and every day. They are experienced enough to know that when they “fill their cup”, they have more to contribute and share with others. These timely and relevant events offer expert speakers, education, inspiration, support, and a ton of FUN among a tribe of women who “get it!”
F.O.X.Y. Women Workshop Series – These 90 minute workshops offer useful information from a professional who is an EXPERT in the topic at hand. They’re a GREAT place to learn tools that will make life and business easier, more successful and more fun. Workshops are held valley wide and topics vary between lifestyle or business focused. You will always find relevant information and a great energy in the room when you attend these workshops!
Event Consulting – Our consulting services are ideal for any business owner considering a client appreciation event, grand opening/re-opening, ribbon cutting, team building, staff appreciation, business meeting, workshop or conference.
We typically start with an event strategy call to determine if having an event will really get you to your goal. Events are an investment of time, money and resources. To be effective, they have to be done at the right time, and in the right fashion – there is a lot of strategy involved. This call determines all that right up front so you know exactly what to expect as your end result. Once you & we know an event is the right move, we set up an event plan appointment.
Event Plans – Smart Business Owners hire us to create an event plan that is clear, concise and will produce a memorable event because, most lack the time, experience and attention to detail required to develop an engaging and truly successful event.
Having a clear and concise event plan saves everyone time, money & frustration. We affordably deliver this complete event plan to you and then you choose to take it and run with it, executing it on your own OR you may wish to hire us to produce and manage the event utilizing the outlined plan.
Event Production & Management Services – Successful business owners who understand the power of collaboration and staying in their genius zone to optimize their life and business hire us to produce and manage their business workshops, conferences and events so they can teach more, sell more and experience maximum results.
Public Events & Fundraising – Putting on events that include the general public are a lot of fun and can be highly productive but can be a little overwhelming to most. It takes a lot of planning and attention to detail to make these successful, especially when incorporating a fundraising aspect. That is something we are very good at! We’ll help you figure out how to reach your target market and how to have a successful event!
Venues – Have a venue you would like to promote? Want us to bring the crowd to you? Give us a call. We are always looking for GREAT venues to hold our events! We love working with all different types of venues in Phoenix, Scottsdale and West Valley areas!
To find out about EVENT SPONSORSHIP opportunities or if you would like us to HOST AN EVENT AT YOUR VENUE please contact Heather atHeather@foxfireeventsrock.com or call 602-677-9535. We look forward to working with you!
More on HOW Foxfire Events came about, from Founder Heather Rausch
It was a little over a year after having brain surgery that I realized how unhappy I was at my corporate job. Previously, I’d worked both in corporate and owned a few businesses. After surgery, I thought the responsible thing to do was to go back to the corporate world for the security it would provide myself and my son; a job with set hours, benefits, set pay. However, it didn’t take long for me to remember all the things I disliked about corporate… the set hours, the set pay (a standard 4% increase in a good year? Really?! That’s the best I could do?), being told, “we don’t do it that way” with my out of the box thinking & innovative ideas, having to ask for time off when I wanted to chaperon my son’s field trips, etc. I switched companies but regardless, still felt out of place. Something was missing… although I was making a living; I wasn’t living in a way I loved. A lesson through the brain surgery was that you never know what’s going to happen next in life! I had NO idea that was going to be part of my journey and I vowed after it that I was going to live a grateful & fulfilled life. And yet 1 year later, despite being grateful to have a steady, decent paying job with a prominent company, I was definitely NOT fulfilled. I also noticed that I was telling my son that he could do & be anything he wanted but I wasn’t modeling that. Seemed rather hypocritical.
So one day, I wrote down all of the things I LOVE to do. I reviewed the list and asked myself what kind of business would involve as many of those things as possible? I decided it could all be done through an event company and if it was my company, I could create anything I wanted AND I could be as innovative as I allowed myself. So, I started Foxfire Events. It was seriously that simple. I didn’t start with a lot of money in the bank or even have a solid business plan yet, but I gave myself permission to do anything I desired to do & to BE who I was destined to be and I knew I could figure out & create the rest. I had a passion & desire for more and I surrounded myself with great people who would breath belief in me when it got hard because starting a business from scratch is super exciting, but it is not easy! I continued the corporate job for approximately 2 more years while I got the business going, created the business plan, educated myself on being a business owner and planned and executed some great events. Then one day, I took the leap and focused all my efforts on Foxfire Events and it’s been a heck of a ride ever since! I LOVE what I do & the difference I get to make through Foxfire Events simply by being my authentic self, utilizing my experiences and expertise and fulfilling my life’s purpose! I’ve done an incredible amount of self discovery and growth over the years and feel incredibly blessed for the journey I am on and the way in which I get to share it with others! It’s a beautiful thing!