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Creating a culture of high performing individuals doesn’t happen by accident. It takes effective communication, clear expectations, and an understanding of human behavior and motivation.
Personal and team accountability arise out of a clear definition of success, specific, measurable goals, and effective communication. This session is an opportunity to explore all of these areas. We will focus on ways to deliberately modify your style in order to create win-win opportunities in your personal and professional life, while setting clear goals and expectations, and developing an organizational culture of accountability. Participants will be able to apply the skills, tools and strategies learned in this session immediately
Anne Pritchard Grady is the President of Acclivity Performance. As a nationally recognized speaker, facilitator, consultant and coach, Anne captivates audiences with her unique blend of humor, refreshing honesty, down to earth style, and her ability to help individuals and organizations get results.
For over fifteen years Anne has taught at colleges and universities, helped lead organizations, and leverage the strengths of individuals and teams. As the mother of a special needs child, Anne has a unique perspective that allows her to turn concepts and ideas into practical, easy to implement strategies.
Anne holds a masters degree in Organizational Communication and works with individuals, teams, and organizations around the country to grow leadership, improve communication, and maximize organizational culture.
About Anne's presentation – This session will help you:
Deb’s nearly 20-year career inside Corporate 500 organizations included progressively senior roles in both line and staff positions. Her areas of responsibility ranged from President with sales and business performance accountability, to Senior Vice President, where she led the team responsible for sales leadership training, sales measurement and reporting, and sales development for a multi-state region.
Over the course of her career, Deb has worked with a variety of clients in large and small firms, as well as government agencies such as the United States Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Labor, and Department of Energy.
Deb is also an experienced executive coach. She is certified by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and the International Coach’s Federation (ICF) and many of her coaching clients boast top positions in the nation’s largest and most successful organizations. Deb also completed specialized training in Relationship and Organizational Systems Coaching through the Center for Right Relationships and is certified in MBTI and the Bar-On Emotional Intelligence individual and 360° assessments. Deb leverages an approach that quickly develops trust with her clients, facilitates deep insight, and moves them into action in key areas that will create the greatest impact on results.
Deb Siverson, the owner and founder of Xponents, believes in the value of collaboration. Her company’s program - Creating Collaborative Partnerships - uses a cutting-edge methodology to enhance collaboration and, in turn, productivity. In her hour-long presentation, hear Deb share personal experiences of when collaboration made all the difference.
About Deb's presentation – According to Business Week, 82% of white-collar workers partner with co-workers, and yet only 46% do so, and are motivated to collaborate, because they believe they learn from others. Surprisingly, 19% collaborate only because it is required of them, and 4% do so only to get ahead.
The workplace of today is shifting from individual to more collaborative work. This is because of the complexity and variety of skills and experiences necessary to accomplish objectives. Yet nearly half of the workforce doesn’t recognize the value of collaboration.
Toni Harris is a passionate, dynamic and energetic speaker who “wows” audiences across the country, melding best practices with real world solutions. Toni never meets a stranger and is eager to motivate others to reach their full potential. Her transparency and ability to connect with the audience allows her to bring out the best in people, helping them develop critical skills and deliver bottom line results.
Toni is no stranger to risk, change and adversity. At 23 years old, Toni took her first career risk, leaving her job in the oil and gas industry to become a business owner. In 2000, she took another leap of faith, relocating to Florida to become a financial advisor in the middle of what turned out to be the worst stock market America had ever experienced. Utilizing techniques and strategies outlined in her programs, Toni was able to re-evaluate, recover and move forward to become a well-respected, top performer in her industry.
In 1998, Toni and her husband’s combined weight loss of over 150 pounds was featured in Ebony magazine. Life was great! But a short two years later, life came crashing down as she regained all the weight and more! After numerous attempts to re-lose the weight, Toni took a drastic step and had gastric bypass surgery in 2004.
Utilizing personal and professional experience, Toni has developed programs that help others make marked improvements in their lives. Because of her phenomenal success and ability to teach others, Toni is continually invited to teach and inspire other sales professionals. She has coached hundreds of clients and professionals to achieve their financial goals, and developed proven techniques and strategies to help sales professionals increase sales and productivity.
Toni is also an independent financial advisor. As an advisor, Toni handled financial and retirement planning for several large employers in the Houston area. She has managed over 1,000 clients with over $50 million in assets. She currently holds the following licenses:
• Series 6 – Investment Company & Variable Contracts Rep
• Series 7 – General Securities Rep
• Series 24 – General Securities Registered Principal
• Series 51 – Municipal Securities Limited Principal
• Series 66 – Investment Advisory Rep Life/Health/Variable Annuity Ins. – FL, TX
• Life/Health/Variable Annuity Ins. – FL, TX
Toni also has several years experience as a trainer, motivational speaker, and assistant sales
Luke Quanstrom is an account director at Sprinklr, where he helps global brands leverage social to transform their businesses. Sprinklr is the only true multi-channel, multi-fuction and multi-division platform designed to make it possible - and profitable - for global brands to connect with their global social audience. Marrying technology with objectives enables Luke to provide his clients with social solutions that achieve real, measurable results.
Prior to Sprinklr, Luke was a social media strategist at [wire] stone, where he led social engagements across a variety of business-to-business and business-to-consumer brands including ConAgra, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, FTD, A.C. Moore, and Health and Disability Advocates. With an innate understanding of consumer use patterns and a comprehensive understanding of social media properties, capabilities and innovative applications, Luke was able to deliver social solutions that helped brands connect and engage their consumers.
Before [wire] stone, Luke was the Director of Marketing for Admissions at Olivet Nazarene University where he oversaw the recruitment marketing efforts of the university. It was here that Luke began to recognize the power of social engagement marketing and social CRM in nurturing relationships with prospects and driving conversion.
Luke received a B.A. degree in marketing from Olivet Nazarene University and an MBA degree in integrated marketing communications from DePaul University.
About Luke’s presentation – Who you say you are, who you are on paper, and even who you are in real life isn't really the only "you." Like it or not, your social presence has the ability to redefine (for better or for worse!) who you are. The permeation of social technologies has afforded new opportunities (and threats!) to ensuring successful mobility of both personal careers and business goals. In this session, we'll expand on what we discussed last year, based on the dynamic and fast moving nature of these technologies.
Come prepared to gain valuable insight into some of the best practices for optimizing and advancing your personal brand; from privacy to positioning. Then, we’ll take these learnings to understand how social media can be used to grow your personal brand and your business. Activities will include; "how-to" on starting to make an impact, tailored case studies examples, goal-setting priorities and crucial tips and tricks to stay ahead without consuming your time . Plus, stay for the after-conference reception to take advantage of some one-on-one dialogue as Luke offers personal advice, tips and tricks tailored to your needs.
Registration begins January 15th for $79 (includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments). Contact Amy Cooper at (936) 271-6342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.