2013 Breakout Sessions
We have a number of breakout sessions that will re-engineer how you act and think with some remarkable individuals who are leaders in their fields.
Your Value Proposition: The Key to Marketing Yourself Successfully with Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed, CEC, Certified Executive Coach, Professional Speaker, Self-Promotion Expert, and Forbes contributing writer
We are so much more than our jobs or our businesses. We all have unique characteristics, strengths and values that we bring to our personal and professional lives. Once we understand what makes us unique, how do we use this information to advance our careers?
Bonnie Marcus will show attendees how to use their value proposition to effectively promote themselves with confidence and authenticity.
In this interactive session, Bonnie will help attendees answer these questions:
- What is my unique value proposition?
- How do I communicate my value proposition for maximum impact?
- What are some ways I can demonstrate my value in the workplace and in the community to create the credibility and visibility I need to advance my career?
The Art of Mentoring - Porter Gale, Former VP of Marketing at Virgin America and author of Your Network Is Your Net Worth
In this session, Porter Gale will guide attendees through the art of mentoring and will answer the questions: Are all mentoring relationships formalized? How do I mentor? How can I ask someone to be a mentor? What can I expect as a mentor/mentee? What are the benefits? Additionally, Porter will share the importance and benefits of mentorship and will highlight several mentoring success stories. Be Bold and enter into a mentor relationship for personal and professional growth.
Making Happy Work - Led by Shereen Eltobgy and Sunny Grosso, Facilitators from Delivering Happiness, LLC (Morning session only)
Welcome to the Make Happy Work session where you will learn the science of happiness and the models and principles of Delivering Happiness at Work that made Zappos the amazing culture and successful company it is today. Learn the techniques used by Tony Hsieh and Jenn Lim to empower the Zappos employees to be bold, true to themselves, and a little weird in order to grow the company from $0 to $2B in just over 10 years. Learn how cultivating both personal and team values for your company’s culture, understanding the happiness frameworks, and designing a meaningful purpose all combine to empower your ability to Be Bold and Live Bold. Why? Because happiness cannot wait...
A must attend session for individual employees, managers or a company team.
Spotlight Speech with King Peggy (Afternoon session only)
Peggielene Bartels is a woman who knows firsthand the challenges of being bold. Working as a secretary at the Ghanaian embassy in Washington, D.C., she was informed she had been chosen King of Otuam, a fishing village of 7,000 people in Ghana. Upon arriving for her crowning ceremony, she discovered the dire reality: there was no running water, no doctor, and no high school, and many of the village elders were stealing the town’s funds.
King Peggy’s talk will focus on the challenges she encountered, the bold moves she made to overcome them and how being made king and all being a king entails, has made her a stronger more daring woman. She will show how an important part of her mission as King of Otuam is to bring empowerment to the women her village.
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