Leadership Track – 2017
This track is perfect for mid-level managers, young professionals and directors looking to enhance both their careers and personal growth.

Stop Talking. Take Action! Time to LAUNCH your career through Power Partners.

Jen Du Plessis

Presented by Jen Du Plessis, Kinetic Spark Consulting, LLC

Tired of superficial connections that take you nowhere? Spending hours meeting people for “coffee” with little to no results? This session is for you! You know WHAT to do, but do your really know HOW to get the results you desire?

Jen will share the exact steps on how to exchange, expose, and explore your business – while developing richer relationships along the journey.

If you are seeking the leadership skills to develop your personal and professional growth; grab a seat, hold on because you are about to launch!


Becoming a Next Generation Leader by Creating EPICC Teams

Sharon Smith

Presented by Sharon Smith, C-Suite Results

Everything evolves from technology to people so why has leadership not evolved at the same pace? Leaders need to elevate their game and become next generation leaders in order to compete in today’s environment. The status quo is not going to cut it anymore. It’s time to learn what the new way of leading looks like, why it is important, and how to tap into the authentic and powerful leader you are.

Next generation leaders understand the importance of creating teams who thrive together in their pursuit of excellence. They know how to create EPICC teams.

EPICC teams are high performance teams that built on the following pillars: Engagement, Productivity, Integrity, Collaboration, and Communication.

In this session you will learn the keys to implementing each pillar of the EPICC team model, why it’s imperative to start looking at leadership from a people perspective, and tools to help their teams be more productive and more motivated.

As John Quincy Adams said – “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”


Keep (the Lack of) Feedback from being a Pain in Your Career! Seek it, have Happy Clients, and Grow Rich!

Carole Stizza

Presented by Carole Stizza, Relevant Insight LLC

When did feedback become such a pain in the career?

Exponential growth occurs when feedback is welcomed. I’m not talking rainbows-and-unicorns feedback; I’m talking real, true, constructive guidance that helps improve communication, collaboration, and makes clients LOVE YOU! In recent years, Business Owners and Leaders have distanced themselves from “feedback,” opting to either ignore what is uncomfortable, sandwich it between sugar slices, or gloss over it entirely, and in doing so, they have lost opportunities, revenue potential, and great clients. After all, the worst feedback isn’t negative; the worst feedback is no feedback at all.

I have a soft spot for SOLID feedback, and it’s not just because I find it the most effective way for people to become relevant in their success. It’s because specific, positive, supportive feedback is contagious! It’s because the more available we are to asking and receiving feedback, the better we are at giving it, and taken seriously. It’s because we are all not-so-secretly craving feedback all the time, whether we think we need it or not. Come find out exactly how to gain the right feedback today, learn to LOVE IT, and elevate your success in your own life as well as those around you.


Take the LEAP: 5 Signals That It’s Time to Move On

Dr. Saundra Wall Williams

Presented by Dr. Saundra Wall Williams, Vision Building Institute for Women

There is nothing more frustrating than remaining stuck in the old when it’s time to embrace a new career, new job, new relationship, or start a new business. We all want to move forward in life; but, how do you know when it’s time to embrace change and transition to something new? What are the signals that it’s time to change and transition? Why stay in a role that is a terrible fit for you?

In this presentation, Executive Leadership Coach Dr. Saundra Wall Williams will help participants discover and explore the five signals that indicate “it’s time to move on.” Taken from her 30 plus years of leadership, she will also discuss specifics strategies to apply when it’s time to leave a job, business or career and take the LEAP to change directions or step into a new phase in your life.