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2023 Skill Builder Topics

Skill Builder Topic Schedule

Wednesday 9/13 @ 10:45 am

Bet on Yourself and Be B.O.L.D. In The Face of Self Doubt

Presented by Mary Bicknell, LCSW

Today, let’s talk about how to BOLDLY let go of fear, doubt, or guilt and say a big YES to you acknowledging your brilliance. What if you REALLY ARE as amazing as they say?

We live in a culture where women are told to shrink, hide, and minimize their brilliance, their opinions and their ideas. Being B.O.L.D is what is required. Being a brave, outgoing, leader…deciding to have whatever the hell you want, unapologetically. Choose to be B.O.L.D. and you will not only inspire yourself, but all of those around you. That’s what leadership is about. 

Key Transformational Impacts: 

  • The #1 secret to success is also one of the biggest challenges women face. That ends today. 
  • The top 5 blindspots keeping success in the dark. Let’s pull out a big spotlight!
  • The transformative 3-step process to eliminate your self-doubt and own your badassery brilliance.

Boost Your Business with the Latest AI Tools

Presented by Anca Platon Trifan, CMP, DES

Are you a small business owner looking to take your business to the next level? Are you curious about the latest AI tools and how they can help you grow your business? 

During this workshop, you will learn about the latest AI tools and how they can be used to generate new leads and grow your business. You’ll learn insights and best practices on how to implement AI tools successfully, even if you’re new to the world of AI.

By attending this workshop, you will:

  • Gain AI insights and learn best practices, including generating effective prompts for customer engagement and conversion.
  • Learn how AI can be used to create compelling content, generate new leads, drive sales, and grow your business.
  • Compare the features and benefits of popular AI tools such as ChatGPT, Gemini, and several other tried and tested AI plug-ins for productivity and content creation..
  • Discuss the ROI of AI and the future of AI in business.
  • Connect with other small business owners and women in business to share ideas and strategies for success.

Today's Modern Woman: Crisis on the Rise

Presented by Brittany Arambul, MS, LCPC

Do you find yourself being pulled in 100 directions on a daily basis, all to feel completely burnt out & exhausted at the end of the day? How many hats can you really wear at one time? Do you struggle finding your true authentic self in a world that tries to tell you exactly who to be? Guilt, self-doubt, anxiety & burnout are among the many consequences that women face today due to this societal crisis on the rise. While there’s no “right way” to be a woman, there is a wrong way. Now more than ever before, strong and high achieving women are struggling in their identity. In a world that tells her all the things, she often finds herself getting lost in the noise of who she really wants to be.

In our session we will:

  • Explore the crisis on the rise that all women are facing.
  • Identify the top 3 contributors to female identity crisis: aka female anxiety
  • Learn 5 powerful solutions that you can implement today to create a more authentic you!

Let’s create conviction for the woman you choose to be, in a world that tries to tell you otherwise!

Wednesday 9/13 @ 1:45 pm

Fight Right: Develop an Enhanced Constructive Conflict Quotient (CCQ) as a Leader

Presented by Michelle Bennett

Leaders are key stakeholders in creating and re-creating organizational and team culture. Constructive Conflict Quotient (CCQ) is essential in effective leaders as an antecedent to emotional intelligence quotient EQ/EI). Enhanced leadership CCQ leads to open-minded discussions, cooperation, heightened performance, and overall stakeholder satisfaction.

This session provides applied learning activities and suggestions to enhance participants’ understanding of their personal conflict style, awareness of the possible conflict management approaches of others, the importance of intentionality in observing potential conflict and working with stakeholders to constructively resolve conflict.

Confidence: The Power Of Personal Branding

Presented by Stefanie Couch

In today’s world, personal branding is the new gold; it’s the currency that amplifies your value and makes your voice heard, even in your physical absence. For many women, they are terrified to put themselves out there and say or do the wrong thing… so they just don’t build their brand. 

Are you finding it hard to broadcast your distinctive worth in an era that’s saturated with many voices? Are you grappling with the delicate balance of professional and personal life in your personal brand? Are you fearful of embracing your imperfections and being vulnerable in a world that seems to only reward perfection?

Today’s session, ‘Confidence: The Power of Personal Branding,’ aims to demystify these dilemmas. Here’s what we’ll be exploring:

  • Crafting an authentic personal brand that’s a reflection of you, not a mimicry of someone else, and elevating your confidence in the process.
  • Integrating your professional achievements and personal experiences into a compelling brand narrative that you can begin building today.
  • Turning your perceived imperfections and vulnerability into your brand’s unique selling points, transforming fear into strength.

Join Stefanie on this transformative journey. Step into a world of personal branding where authenticity is cherished, imperfections are celebrated, and where your confidence is the master key to your undiscovered potential.

How to Get Back Your Time and Build the Life You Want!

Presented by Kelsey Wartman

Have you had trouble sticking with your habits and meeting your goals?  Do you have a hard time fitting everything into your day? In this class we will discuss the effectiveness of goal setting, how to time block and how to create habits that will stick. We will discuss how to get your life from random to optimal. You will leave with goal setting and life plan worksheets and tons of ideas to improve efficiency in your life.

Thursday 9/14 @ 10:45 am

Women and Money: Take Control of Your Finances to Create Your Own Financial Well-being

Presented by Melissa Schug and Aana Vannoy

Taking control of your finances can feel overwhelming and women face unique obstacles that can prevent you from achieving financial knowledge and stability. Melissa Schug and Aana Vannoy talk about where to start with personal finance, including saving, budgeting, utilizing physical and digital resources, setting financial goals and making adjustments to keep your goals on track.  Money is a mechanism to accomplish your dreams and goals.  Leave feeling empowered with a strong foundation to overcome obstacles and create your own financial well-being.

From Powering Through to Empowering YOU

Presented by Kari Brownsberger

Do you struggle to take your own advice when it comes to taking care of yourself?

Female leaders are notorious for taking care of everyone else while being last on their own to-do lists. We habitually “power through” for the sake of our teams, customers, and loved ones until we no longer recognize ourselves or feel at home in our bodies. But what if taking care of your health didn’t have to be so overwhelming and could make you a better leader in the process?

In this session, you will learn about how to take control of your health as a core factor to empowering you as a leader. You will be guided through a self-evaluation in the areas of thinking, consumption, and movement to give you laser focus on the areas that will be most impactful for you. You’ll leave with simple, actionable takeaways for each area that you can apply to your life right away to help you become the leader you want to be.

Opt Out of SHOULD and Be YOU Instead

Presented by Shannon McGuire

There’s no shortage of “opinions and advice” that tell us who and how to be. If we’re not mindful of what we consent to, we end up becoming tangled and unrecognizable to ourselves. In this session, you’ll learn tangible tools and techniques to help you take the wheel of your emotions and the reins of your destiny. Above all, you will take steps toward feeling good about being yourself.

Thursday 9/14 @ 1:45 pm

Maximize Your Employer Benefits Options

Presented by Angella Broesch

Whether comparing new opportunities or currently happy where you work, it’s important to understand the value of your compensation and benefits.  Not all organizations are able to provide a full package.  Learn tips on how you can maximize the value that is provided no matter where you are employed.  Do you know the difference between an HSA, HRA, FSA, HDHP, PPO and other benefit related programs?  Bring any and all questions and walk away with more knowledge you can put to work for you as well as some example worksheets to help you quantify your value.

The Human Element of Change

Presented by Angie Lion

Organizational change is a fact of business life. Reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, technology implementations, and other business initiatives are disruptive because they require many people to change simultaneously. Too often, leaders look at the change process and forget to look at the Human Elements of Change. 

Change efforts often fail because the organization and its leaders need to have the framework and skills to guide their people through it effectively. Failed or stalled change initiatives waste time and money, reduce productivity and engagement, and increase employee turnover. Learn how to create a culture of change readiness that results in change leadership capabilities, increases buy-in and resilience, gets results faster, reduces risk, and increases confidence. If you want learning outcomes, here they are:

  • Learn and understand why change agents and efforts typically fail or get derailed.
  • Identify and develop the characteristics and/or behaviors of change-adaptive organizations and successful change agents.
  • Know how to diagnose individuals’ predictable concerns with change and, thereby, reduce resistance to change and gain buy-in.
  • Explore ways to increase involvement and influence in leading change.
  • Learn strategies for addressing organizational concerns and leading change.

Wisdomary Leading: The Way of the Heart

Presented by Peggy O’Neal

Do you feel that you aren’t authentically aligned with who you want to be and how you want to live? Would you like to make a meaningful difference in your work, personal life and world yet aren’t sure what that would be or how to go about it? Each of us has incredible genius and wisdom within that contain the answers to these questions, yet many don’t know how to access this guidance and feel limited, lacking or stuck.

Wisdomary Leading is a revolutionary approach to leadership and living based on the new mind-blowing understanding of the nature of reality that unleashes these possibilities. During this experiential workshop, we explore timeless principles that free us from our limitations. Discover:

  • A deeper understanding of who you truly are.
  • The one insight that can free you to fully express yourself, access universal wisdom and fulfill your highest potential.
  • Three practices to integrate these understandings.
  • The one thing you must do to avoid undermining all of your efforts!
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