Professional conferences 101: Get more from employee attendance in 5 steps

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Attending a professional conference should be much more than a chance for your employees to polish their golf game or get out of the office for a few days. It’s important your employees understand that approval for them to attend an industry event is a sign your organization values them and wants to invest in their career. Here’s how to help everyone on your staff maximize the value of attending a professional conference.

Brittany Gilman: “Respect others; their time, their humanity”

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Brittany is a former professional athlete, strength and conditioning coach, and current CEO of BG Sports Enterprises and Soccer Agent. GPA Brittany decided to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was a member of the CU Snowboard team and competed in halfpipe in multiple professional circuits including the US Grand Prix, Vans Triple Crown, the Olympic Trials and more. Lead by Coach Pete Carol, the Trojans were pursuing their third national championship.

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Author Amanda Dobra Hope: ?How To Develop Mindfulness And Serenity During Stressful Or Uncertain Times?

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As a part of my series about “How To Develop Mindfulness And Serenity During Stressful Or Uncertain Times”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Dobra Hope. is a vision-holder, bridge builder, evolutionary teacher, author, speaker, and holistic life coach. in these times)?

“How Extremely Busy Executives Make Time To Be Great Parents”, With Kate Raidt & Dr. Ely Weinschneider

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As a part of my series about “How extremely busy executives make time to be great parents” I had the pleasure to interview Kate Raidt. She was the Director of Marketing for a large corporate company for the past 8 years before recently launching her own coaching business KateRaidt.com.

“When we take the time to deepen our understanding of ourselves, we expand our capacity for compassion and understanding towards others” with Eliza Kingsford

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When we take the time to deepen our understanding of ourselves, we expand our capacity for compassion and understanding towards others. I have heard it said many times that the things that we are triggered by in others are really triggered for the things we don’t accept in ourselves.

“Have 20 minutes of quiet ‘me-time’ a day.” with Sarah Morris and Beau Henderson

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Have 20 minutes of quiet ‘me-time’ a day. Sarah Morris is a qualified performance coach and career coach. In my early twenties, I spent a lot of time as a backpacker, travelling all over the world and often volunteering in different jobs in different countries. I spent four fabulous years in Nairobi, Kenya, before spending some time as a teacher-trainer in Sierra Leone, and then on to Cuba and the Cayman Islands, where I am currently residing.

Chanelle Segerius-Bruce: “You can’t do everything yourself”

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As a part of our series about entrepreneurs who transformed something they did for fun into a full-time career, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chanelle Segerius-Bruce. She wanted to show others how to create that same freedom for themselves and Segerius-Bruce Business Coaching was born.

“Bring in gratitude.” With Beau Henderson & Jennifer Garman

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This is the best time for the transformation effects of gratitude to take hold. As a part of my series about “How To Develop Mindfulness And Serenity During Stressful Or Uncertain Times”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Garman. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

How Digital HR Solves Business Challenges

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Schneider Electric is transforming its human capital management approaches one tech solution at a time. It’s a daily occurrence that employees attend video conferences, use workplace productivity apps, and receive smartphone notifications. Perfection comes over time.

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Rising Star Laurel Harris: Why meditation is my biggest ?non-negotiable?

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Once upon a time I worked as a DJ for a radio station in my home state of Colorado. The worst time was was when I mispronounced the name of Patrick Roy, the famous goalie for the Colorado Avalanche hockey team. Or, an acting coach would tell me, “just be yourself.”

“Create a morning routine.” With Fotis Georgiadis & Brooke Elder

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At this time, I also had created an online training center for the company I was working for. At one point, I had over 10,000 people attending training at the center, which prompted me to think about potentially making training others into a business where I could be my own boss.

“Always take the stairs.” With Dr. William Seeds & Chris Hoffman

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Oversaturation of Information : I think a lot of times people can get overwhelmed with all the information out there on tips for improving our lifestyle, losing weight, being more active, etc. I certainly made my fair share of mistakes and, at the time, none of them seemed all that humorous!

Ronit Enos: “Encouraging others to listen, learn and apply”

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Ronit is a strategist and performance coach, creator of the Salon Cadence Freedom Model Method and a certified Profit First Coach infusing the Profit First Methodology into businesses and helping owners work less and have more. Accolades: Certified Business Coach, Strategies, Inc.;

Lynn Mooney: “Think quality over quantity”

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Don’t take it personally: if you pitch a story and hear nothing back, it’s sometimes just not the right fit/story/timing. Thank you so much for your time! regardless of budget/location/time restraints. Thank you so much for your time. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

“5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became CEO of One Stop Wellness,” With Romy Antoine

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Furthermore, Romy is a fitness trainer and nutritionist who’s coached clients all over the world! While running my fitness coaching business I came across a client who had a lot of issues with work-life integration and managing her priorities when it came to health.

“Being confident.” With Candice Georgiadis & Dr. Erika Gray

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To my delight, I was required to attend traumas, codes and assist with patients who had complex medical needs. The caliber and quality of the advice he provided rivaled any high-powered performance coach. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Jayne Portnoy of Pen2Paper: “Lead with love, compassion and honesty; None of those qualities will ever produce a poor outcome”

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Jayne Portnoy, Founder of the Pen2Paper Project can be easily described as a brand coach, marketing strategist, speaker, yoga instructor and committed humanitarian. It’s a very honest time to sit with myself and navigate how to continue to move forward and still be in love with my dreams.

“Exercise a little extra empathy towards others right now.” With Mitch Russo & Khabeer Rockley

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Khabeer Rockley is an international speaker, sales and marketing strategy coach, and founder of The 5% Institute. From hosting local regular events (a few times per week), we grew our staff base to over 50 people. At first — my coaching was ad hoc and just for the love of it.

Caitlin Copple Masingill: ?The riches are in the niches?

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Invest in a coach. I’ve worked with three business coaches over the course of my career, and each one brought unique expertise that’s helped me grow personally and professionally. Thank you so much for your time! The election drew attention from the likes of the New York Times.

Upskilling Employees for the Digital Age

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You could have been hired as a bank teller and become an expert teller over time,” says UOB’s Head of Group Channels and Digitalisation Janet Young, but that “single skill” is no longer sufficient.

#SHEROproject National Beauty Expert Michelle Phillips Inspiring Story

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Imagine that moment when society no longer requires us to wear a mask, not the dress up kind, but rather the false image we often times feel forced to portray to satisfy and be accepted by others. I have worked with some of the biggest names in television, magazine, fashion, and more.

“Create a meditation practice.” With Beau Henderson & Kathryn Pirozzoli

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I love my sense of humor and people who suffer from anxiety don’t need a serious conversation about their feelings every time you talk. A friend offered me the number of a life coach. On that call, I felt hope for the first time in a long time. Use humor.

Julia Hickman: “Never give from the depths of your well, but from your overflow”

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Her first coaching experience was while attending college, where she became a volunteer body sculpting trainer for a semester of her sophomore year. She became certified and later also became a certified running coach, which led to me to start my own group training business at my home.

Noah St. John: “Persistence overcomes challenges”

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Noah is a keynote speaker, business and performance coach who’s famous for helping people make money. By the time I graduated from high school, my parents, teachers, and friends were telling me that I was going to be a big success. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Influencers Ophira and Tali Edut, The AstroTwins, Share Their Top Selfcare, Wellness, and Beauty Tips

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At times it feels like wellness or elevating one’s wellbeing, is diametrically opposed to high achievement and high performance in one’s career. The AstroTwins have been featured by Good Morning America , the Today Show, the New York Times Sunday Styles section, People Magazine and Vogue.

Fabi Preslar: ?The CEO makes or breaks the company?

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I was a creative kid, a good student as far as attendance, although I daydreamed a great deal about life beyond the woods surrounding our self-sufficient farm. In the mid-1930s, that bank crashed as many around the world did at that time. I worked three jobs to put myself through school full time and became a graphic designer. I set out on a mission to change the world, one employee at a time. Shortly after the competition, I hired a great speaking coach.

“5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became CEO of Grand Metropolitan,” With Vin Lee

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At the time I had no relationship with the brand or the jewelry industry at all, only what I had read or seen on television. Timing was also vital as we were able to enjoy growth during down economies. Very few people actually hit it out of the park their first time at bat.

Mo Vaughn: “Patience. We are looking for that “home run” but success doesn’t always happen that quickly”

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As a part of our series about entrepreneurs who transformed something they did for fun into a full-time career, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mo Vaughn. Additionally, he has been an All-Star multiple times and was the 1995 American League Most Valuable Player.

“Why you should be optimistic.” With Beau Henderson & Edie Weinstein

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I swam on a local swim team from ages 11–18 and then became a lifeguard and coach for three summers. One came from my father Moish who reminded me that, “They put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you do.” Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Simon von Hertzberg of Holidu: “Embrace Transparency In Order to Create a Fantastic Work Environment”

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I spend most of my time on tangible operational projects, but for many colleagues the subtle contributions to shaping our culture seem to be among the most important things that I do. At the same time, employers can do so many things to increase happiness in our work reality.

Gideon Drucker: “Here Are 5 Things to Look For When Hiring a Financial Planner or Financial Adviser”

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This sentiment, repeated dozens of times by new Drucker Wealth clients approaching retirement, became Gideon’s inspiration. Not surprisingly, when it came time to choose my path, I knew what I wanted to do. I need to be their coach, advocate, and (if necessary) critic.

“Pick up the phone and talk to some you haven’t spoken to in quite sometime.” With Fotis Georgiadis & Tanya Otterstein-Liehs

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Tanya is an authoritative EMPOWERING Mindful Health, Wellness & Fitness Coach, Self-Care Expert, Motivational Speaker, Co-Author, Podcast Show Host, Published Blogger, creator of the Body & Mindset Monthly Mastermind and the Self-Empowering Academy. Community Authority Magazine Wonde

Katherine Bihlmeier: “People’s points of view create fear and anxiety”

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As a part of my series about the things we can do to remain hopeful and support each other during anxious times, I had the pleasure of interviewing Katherine Bihlmeier. It was a book about setting intentions for your life, it was quite well known at the time.

Simone Vincenzi: “Don’t do everything on your own”

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We all have different strengths and weaknesses, focus on your strengths and see where you can outsource your weaknesses, no one can possibly have all the time and skills needed to run a successful business. I had no idea at the time if I could actually start a business around coaching.

“Five things we need to do to close the gender wage gap”, with Jessica Wooke of RobustWealth

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Though by this time, I saw that as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and push ahead with my voice, experience and perspective. I’d say those days of my career were a success and helped me to step into more coaching, leadership and team-building opportunities.