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  • Grace in Gravity: Cultivating Trust in Uncertain Times

    Cyd West, Executive Director, World Academy for the Future of Women

    Cyd West, a specialist in business and linguistics, presents ways to enhance our communication skills that are pertinent to every leader whose workforce feels affected by recent events and headlines.

    Today’s headlines: MORE >

    • Layoffs have decimated Cotech. Many of the remaining workers are immobilized by fear of losing their jobs through more layoffs or even company closure. John Powers, the CEO, thinks the situation can be turned around but he cannot make it with the current levels of productivity.

    • Employees of Medico have accepted a 1% cost of living increase in lieu of performance increases (usually between 4-6%) in order to protect their jobs during a downturn in the market. They soon find out the CEO of Medico was awarded a $6 million dollar bonus from the Board of Directors.

    These events occur every day and are highly publicized. They affect the culture in companies across the world. Uncertainty is airborne and contagious in the workplace. The costs of high turnover and productivity loss from poor morale are mounting.

    Cyd covers:

    • the “controllable” causes of uncertainty.
    • what employees want from their leaders during difficult times.
    • how a leader’s communication and behavior affect employee’s anxiety levels.
    • methods to solicit feedback and evaluate how our communication is perceived.

    Awareness of how our words and actions are interpreted during stressful times allows us to manage perceptions of our own reputation as well as the commitment of an organization to it’s workers, customers and partners. Opportunities abound to enhance these relationships through a realistic self-assessment and strategic communication.

    Recent research has unveiled a wealth of information for leaders who seek to motivate and inspire. Furthermore, there is a direct correlation to the bottom line. The common denominator in these findings is authentic and honest communication from successful leaders – as well as adopting the behaviors to support their messages.

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  • The Four Decisions Companies Must Get Right to Scale Up

    Corwin Smith, Entrepreneur / Scaling Up Coach, Transcend Growth Parnters

    Learn the four decisions companies must get right - People, Strategy, Execution & Cash. CEO's and business leaders will walk away with tools for strategic planning along with making sure that they Scale Up effectively.

    People - Getting the right people in the right seats doing the right things MORE >

    Strategy - A truly differentiated strategy that is simple.

    Execution - Processes running flawlessly and without drama

    Cash - Cash is like oxygen for a growth company, run out and risk death!

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  • career BLINDSPOTS

    Juan Kingsbury, Talent Strategist, Career Blindspot

    What's the difference between surviving and thriving in the workplace?

    Understand the 5 blindspots in the workplace that directly affect job performance and personal fulfillment. Blindspots are only weaknesses when we don't mind them. Get a new perspective on your own career or gain insight that can help you guide others to be more effective!

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  • 5 Simple Ways to Scale Up the Talent You Need

    Ryan Englin, CEO, Core Matters

    Learn how to improve your application process and get to market quickly. Understand more about attracting and hiring all the right people for optimal business growth.

    Unable to grow as fast as you want? Can’t bid on projects or deliver as quickly because you don’t yet have the talent to meet demand? Flooded with applicants and overwhelmed in reviewing them all? MORE >

    There’s no doubt your company is flourishing and has further potential. What’s more, you’re building a pipeline of people as hundreds of applications pour in monthly. So, why does it feel like you’re falling behind instead of scaling up?

    This workshop is designed to check your systems and processes. Can you efficiently handle applications every month without the task itself becoming a part-time job? Together, we’ll focus on finding the right people, creating job descriptions, discovering the right market for those jobs, promoting your business, and standing out. Above all, we’ll target the keys to streamlining, automation, and growing even more.

    This topic can be delivered live or virtually using Zoom.

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  • Passion + Purpose = Profit

    Susan F. Moody & Leeanne Gardner, Co-Founders, StarshineAZ

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could tap into what you really love and figure out what to do with that passion that would actually make you some money? Many of us, especially women, start our businesses as passion projects and end up creating a hobby and not a viable, sustainable business. MORE >

    “Do what you love and the money will follow” is great in theory, but during this interactive talk participants will come away knowing the missing link between love and money and their next best step to creating a profit from their passion.
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  • Stop the Sales Commodity Game Prospects Play!

    Mike Toney, Founder and President, Conquest Training Systems

    “But you are too expensive,” “I’ll get other bids,” “too busy right now,” are just some of the things prospects say when they play ‘Lets make you the Commodity’ game. In this session, Mike teaches audiences how to interrupt the thinking of the prospect to never compete on price or be treated like a sales pest instead of a sales person. MORE >

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  • How to Eradicate Stigmas Surrounding Diversity Inclusion

    Latoya Beverly, CEO & Founder of Sustainability Marketing, Creators of Change Agency

    Maximize leadership potential by being the change we wish to see and eradicating stigmas surrounding diversity inclusion and mental health. Latoya talks about key strategies to implement mindfulness tools and techniques. As a leader we understand the importance of diversity & inclusion, leadership development, and emotional intelligence and the keys to being mindful.

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