Purpose: To develop and strengthen leadership skills through conversations, presentations and book reviews.

Date:  Thursday, September 5, 2019    Time:  8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Location: Northwood University, 1500 W. Big Beaver, Troy, MI 48084

Chair: Christina Concord, Owner of Antina Promotions

8:00-8:10       Warm-up: Member Introductions

8:10-8:55       Presentation: Andrea Fleischfresser, CPCC, PCC Destination You Coaching

Leadership and Career Coach and Cross-cultural trainer, specialize working with clients from different nationalities, supporting them in their personal and professional development and who wants to become a more effective leader in a global context. She considers herself a global citizen, having lived in three different countries with unique experiences in each.  Her passions for knowing different cultures and her personal and professional experiences abroad, allow her to better connected and understand her clients from different cultures and nationalities in a powerful and meaningful way.

Today’s Topic: Global Leadership

Most of the organizations collaborate with teams across culture on regular basis. Successful leaders know that our globalized and virtual world requires an awareness of other cultures in order to collaborate with each other and understanding how to manage situations in a multicultural environment. Cultural awareness is fundamental to enhance the effectiveness, communication, and engagement in a global context.

8:55-9:05         Break

9:05-9:15         Book Review: Barbara Boldt, Building A Storybrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller

Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services.

9:15-9:30       Wrap Up: Takeaways, announcements and housekeeping items

*** NOTE:     NEXT MEETING: Thursday, October 3, 2019