Diversity: It Isn’t Just for Big Business Anymore | Oct 26 Lunch & Learn

Diversity: It Isn’t Just for Big Business Anymore

By Susan McCuistion

– Are you confused by all the mythology around Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) – myths like, “Diversity is only about non-majority people,” and “Diversity is a win/lose proposition”?

– Does your growing business suffer from “diversity debt”?

– Have you ever wondered, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

As a small business owner, if you think, “Diversity and inclusion don’t apply to me. It’s only for big businesses,” you’re wrong. The practice of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) applies to everything we do – from internal processes and procedures to interactions with clients to customer sales and interacting within our communities.

Navigating the complexities of D&I can be daunting. It’s easy to be afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing, but avoiding D&I isn’t a solution. Businesses often “do diversity” because it’s the “right” thing. The truth is, it’s the only thing. When we look at diversity broadly – the influences, experiences, and education that create our unique perspectives in the world – it becomes obvious diversity is a part of every interaction we have. Not only do diversity and inclusion permeate every area of our lives, but both are essential to building a successful, thriving business.

If you’re interested in connecting to clients, customers and employees in a more meaningful way, then join us to learn how to begin building a more inclusive business culture.

MEET OUR DIVERSITY EXPERT SUSAN MCCUISTION:

Photo fo Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Susan MccuistionSusan McCuistion is a cultural practitioner and creator of Compassionate Diversity®, which integrates concepts from the fields of intercultural competence, emotional intelligence, leadership, neuroscience, and more into powerful tools for change. Compassionate Diversity® uses three interrelated concepts – Comprehension, Connection, and Compassion – to help build empathy and create an action plan for addressing the historic and systemic issues that are a part of our current world.

Susan offers 25 years of human resources consulting and training experience, together with specialty skills in national culture and subculture, and diversity best practices.

Susan McCuistion’s Contact Information:
Website: susanmccuistion.com
Email: Susan (at) daionellc.com (dot) com
Phone: 847-400-4181

***Come Join Us!***

RSVP AT https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/255251690/  Click on the “I’m going box” to register now.  You’ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

***ITINERARY Friday, October 26, 2018***

11:00 AM – MEET & GREET
OPEN NETWORKING BEFORE LUNCH
This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more open-networking time.

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationships at your table while Lunching.

12:30 to 12:37 – Break
12:37 – Keith’s Minute
12:40 – Speaker Introduction
12:45 – Speaker Presentation: Susan McCuistion
1:15 – Prize Drawings
1:25 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance means you accept being shown on tape.

Join us!  RSVP Now at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/255251690/ 

SPONSORS

Jennifer at https://www.MainStreetFraming.com in Lannon – Frame Your Awesomeness!

Gail Yaeger, Chief Flight Attendant at https://www.DoveCelebration.com

Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz, Phone and Public Address Design, Sales, Installation & Repair at https://www.intelegist.com/

Nate Klein, Patriot Lawn Care & Landscaping services
https://www.patriotlcl.com

And get your barbeque on with Ben Houle of https://www.ButchersCatering.com

Whatever your Promotional Needs – Free Style Graphics has you covered!
Shop 1,000s of ideas at https://www.FSGpromo.com

Last, and certainly NOT least:  Jamie Shibley helps you show your gratitude with class!
Check out some of her offerings at http://www.theCardcierge.com

—-Thank you sponsors!—-

Check out our Wisconsin Business Owners ORGANIZERS

Regards,
Keith Klein
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
https://www.OnYourMark.com
262-853-7900

p.s.:  Your suggestions and questions are welcome.  Join us!  RSVP Now at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/255251690/ 

 

Authentic “Authenticity” by Guest Blogger Dr. Jim Bohn

In my opinion, the word ‘authenticity’ may be perhaps the most overused word in the 21st century. As a leader and manager, I wonder what that word really means.

  1. Does it mean: “Tell me everything you know, so I’ll know what you know and I won’t be caught by surprise?”
  2. Does it mean: “I want you to demonstrate every emotion you have so I know exactly how you feel”?
  3. Does it mean: “I want you to be true to your values and convictions”?
  4. Does it mean: “I want to know your real motives, because I don’t trust anyone”?
  5. Could it be a combination of the above?

Maybe it’s a Millennials’ way of saying something a hippie would have said in the 60’s like: “Be real man.”

Authenticity is not a new word – sorry, but it is not the discovery of Millennials. Authentic leaders have been around for a long time, but they may manifest different behaviors than expected by those who are insecure and want to know every detail, every motive, every intent, every strategy.

Raw, unfiltered data benefits no one. Emotional outbursts do not indicate authenticity.

In other words, authentic leaders do not need to download every last bit of drivel that arises in their gray matter.

Maybe there’s something more happening that requires patience on the part of followers.

  • Authentic leaders may be acting on deeper values of restraint and respect when they don’t respond in anger or frustration and demonstrate a calm demeanor. A reserved manner can be an authentic demonstration of care and concern for people.
  • Authentic leaders may be slow to respond because they are considering options and weighing things in a thoughtful manner. That does not mean they’re hiding something.
  • Authentic leaders may be considering more than the needs of one person in the room when they respond to someone, and thereby reserve commentary for a later time.
  • Finally, authentic leaders may be thinking deep into the future when they respond, and not give an impression of immediacy longed for by those who want immediate gratification.

At the risk of social heresy, I’m convinced the pressure from followers for leaders to constantly demonstrate ‘authenticity’ seems to be a veiled desire to have more information to achieve self-determination, and if that’s the case, authenticity may become the least authentic motive of all.

Leadership Integrity is the key to authentic authenticity.

It is the integrity of the leader that is really at issue here.  Authenticity is more about how leaders conduct themselves every day.  We don’t need to reveal everything, but that doesn’t mean we’re hiding something.  It means we’re not quite ready to give out information that may do more harm than good.  Now that’s an authentic way to live – don’t you think?


picture of Dr. Jim Bohn, presenter, Overcoming Leadership Blind Spots and author of Authentic Authenticity

Author of Authentic Authenticity, Dr. Jim Bohn, Wisconsin Business Owners Presenter of Overcoming Leadership Blind Spots

About Guest Blogger Dr. Jim Bohn,
Author of Authentic “Authenticity”

Dr. Jim Bohn is “The Blue-Collar Scholar”. Raised by a factory-working father and armed with a PhD, Dr. Bohn puts theory that works on the table and invites you to roll up your sleeves and go to work! He has organizational expertise and insight from decades of successfully leading leaders and business savvy derived from observing and evaluating the organizational behavior of multiple Fortune 500 organizations. Jim’s rare alloy of practice & theory is hard to find in today’s market, making him a much-appreciated advisor.

I want to share the experience and wisdom I have gained throughout the past four decades with businesses in the Southeast Wisconsin area. I earned my doctorate through 10 years of night school — a lesson in persistence! Having worked with hundreds of leaders and having led teams myself, I have gained a deep knowledge of effective leadership.

DR. JIM BOHN’S CONTACT INFORMATION:

Home


651-302-1574

Interested in more plain talk from the Blue Collar Scholar?  Read his books, including “The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership”. http://amzn.to/2rf90H3

See Jim Bohn’s Wisconsin Business Owners Member Profile here.

 

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Peak Performance! A Great Friday Morning Session with Stephen Hilgart from Tony Robbins

KICKSTART YOUR SUCCESS

Your Peak Performance Strategy Session with Stephen Hilgart

Improve your performance by integrating a three-step process for creating lasting change. Clearly identify what is holding you back from reaching your true potential by closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

Peak Performance Strategist Stephen Hilgart will be conducting your Turning Action Into Results workshop.

PEAK PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP BENEFITS

• Ignite your momentum going into the new year with the three actions you absolutely must take to be successful in any business.
• Destroy the two obstacles that are dramatically limiting your sales and start the year stronger than ever before.
• Discover the fastest method to doubling your sales without spending a penny.
• Master a proven method for tripling your referrals in any interaction.
• Develop an unshakeable mindset that will give you the competitive advantage in your industry.

ABOUT OUR EXPERT: STEPHEN HILGART

Picture of Stephen Hilgart presents the keys to Peak Performance.

Peak Performance! Join us as Stephen Hilgart presents the keys to Peak Performance.

Stephen is a Peak Performance Strategist from Tony Robbins Companies. He advises and consults with executives, managers and sale professionals in the areas of personal and professional achievement and sales mastery.
He travels and speaks to over 350 companies a year giving presentations and running training programs throughout North America. Stephen’s greatest passion is to inspire and help human beings achieve their full potential and dreams.

Stephen will share strategies from Tony Robbins with us today designed to create immediate and lasting results in our personal and professional lives, as well as the opportunity to attend a very special and rare live event with Tony Robbins called . . . UNLEASH THE POWER WITHIN!

p.s.: Stephen offers a free disc profile to all attendees!  

RSVP now! Click on https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/248998720/ then click the “I’m going” button to start your registration now.

Reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

***ITINERARY Friday, MARCH 30th, 2018***

9:45 REGISTRATION BEGINS – Coffee and danish bar included!

10:00 AM – INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP (we will start promptly)

11:00 – OPEN NETWORKING FOR 1 FULL HOUR

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance at Wisconsin Business Owners means you may be shown on tape…and you’re okay with that!

Join us – RSVP now!  Click on https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/248998720/ then click the “I’m going” button to start your registration now.

MEET OUR SPONSORS & ORGANIZERS:

Stacy Kaat of Stacy Kaat Photography http://www.StacyKaat.com
She makes YOU look like a million!

Earl Smith https://www.linkedin.com/in/earl-smith-64586641
Consultant / Legal Shield

Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems! Mark is your guy for Computers and Computer Networks
https://www.MBSWI.com

Maggie Mongan of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. Rocks!
Simplify your business success!
https://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com

Ron Chandler of Summit Investment Management, Ltd.
http://www.suminvest.com

Tamara Burkett of Tamara Burkett
Learn how to build lasting business relationships
https://www.TamaraBurkett.com

— Thank you Organizers! —

Jamie at http://www.TheCardcierge.com ~ offering busy professionals a convenient greeting card service to make sure they are prepared for every special occasion

Jennifer at http://www.MainStreetFraming.com in Lannon – Frame Your Awesomeness!

Gail Yaeger, Chief Flight Attendant at https://www.DoveCelebration.com

Gerard I. “Jerry” Schritz, Phone and Public Address Design, Sales, Installation & Repair at https://www.Intelegist.com

Nathan Klein, Patriot Lawn Care & Landscaping services
Find him at http://www.PatriotLCL.com

And get your barbeque on with Ben Houle of http://www.ButchersCatering.com

Whatever your Promotional Needs – Free Style Graphics has you covered!
Shop 1,000s of ideas at https://www.FSGpromo.com

—-Thank you sponsors!—-

RSVP now! Click on https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/248998720/ then click the “I’m going” button to start your registration now.

Regards,
Keith Klein
Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
https://www.WisOwners.com
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
https://www.OnYourMark.com
Author of WebForging
https://WebForging.com

How to avoid hiring wrong employees and outsource vendors

How to avoid hiring wrong employees and outsource vendors 

Are skills and abilities the key to hiring good employees?
Does your candidate have the true talent to contribute to your company?
If someone would tell you, “You will be homeless this time next year”, what would you say?
Good people with great talent are everywhere. But do you know where they are hiding and how to assess if they are career-minded?

Business Owners have the opportunity to make great societal improvements while growing their business. The largest expense to an employer is turnover, which can be eliminated by not developing a body shop. By accepting your role as a Hiring Authority in the hidden job market, you will generate quality career-minded employees.

During our time together you will learn:

-How to become a deciding factor in the hidden job market.
-How to eliminate employee or vendor turnover.
-How to find employees not only with the skills and abilities, but have the talent to perform their job and help your company grow.
-How to hire talented career-minded personnel through the “LSG” method.
-How 21st Century Academic workforce readiness can favorably impact your business’s bottom line.

Avoid hiring wrong!

We will also look at other struggles of adversity and insights to overcome them.

If you are interested in finding productive employees and vendors to outsource, then join us and learn how to find career-minded candidates!

MEET OUR EXPERT: CJ BROWN, III

C.J. Brown III - Presenter: How to avoid hiring wrong employees and outsource vendors

C.J. Brown, III – Presenter

C. J. Brown III is a Corporate Leader and bestselling author, featured on local and national radio and television.  He has spoken across the country to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner city public schools and elected officials.

His high-octane blend of energy and humor inspires organizations and individuals to adopt his “riches to rags and back again” philosophy, and taking on “CAN’T MEANS WON’T” as their new standard of excellence.

CJ reveals the phenomenal skills and capabilities people can offer business. He will even reveal where he learned they are hiding. He shares stories about losing everything he owned and ending up homeless on the streets of America for three years. CJ will provide you with moments of motivation to overcome adversity and simultaneously reach peak performance for your business and our nation.

Contact CJ Directly:
People Power LLC
Office: 414-727-1123
Cell: 414-510-0670

Come join us!  RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/230895092/

***ITINERARY Friday, June 24th, 2016*** 

11:15 – MEET AND GREET – OPEN NETWORKING
This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more open-networking time.
We encourage you to meet many during this time.

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Network at your table while Lunching.

12:40 Learning Presentation
12:40 – Speaker Introduction
12:45 – Speaker Presentation
1:30 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance at Wisconsin Business Owners means you may be shown on tape…and you’re okay with that! Please contact Keith with suggestions or questions.

Join us – RSVP now!

MEET OUR SPONSORS & ORGANIZERS: 

Stacy Kaat of Stacy Kaat Photography will sharpen your brand & your image! Check out http://www.StacyKaat.com

Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems! From 1-50 PCs,  Mark is your man for Computers and Computer Networks.  Learn more at http://www.MBSWI.com

Maggie Mongan of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. Rocks!
Over 700 blogposts to support your business’s success & profitability: http://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com

Greg Adlington of Next Gen Commercial Capital, LLC
http://www.nextgencc.comRon Chandler of Summit Investment Management, Ltd.
http://www.suminvest.com
Lucas J. Robak of Lucas Robak, LLC
http://www.LucasRobak.com
George Schroeder, 3rd Generation Custom Home Builders
http://www.SchroederBuilders.com
Karin Conway of KMC Marketing, LLC
http://KMCmkt.com

—-Thank you to our sponsors!—-

You can always get in touch with Maggie & me through the “Contact Organizer” link on Meetup:   http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/suggestion/

Regards,
Keith Klein
Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
http://www.OnYourMark.com
Google Phone: 262-820-8201

Author of WebForging, A Practical Guide to the Art of Forging Your Web Presence
http://WebForging.com

p.s.: Link up with us on LinkedIn ~
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1795298
Our focus moving forward is to extend the value of the enhanced relationships engendered in our Wisconsin Business Owners Group, in person and online. Extend the value of your deepening relationships at our LinkedIn Wisconsin Business Owners Group.

Find and follow (and re-tweet) us @WisOwners at Twitter!

Like us on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/Wisconsin-Business-Owners-170246793991/

Add us to your Circles at Google Plus:
https://plus.google.com/+Wisowners-meetup/

The Power of Humility by Yvonne Lumsden-Dill

“The Power of Humility”

by Yvonne Lumsden-Dill

Come join us this Friday, December 4th ~ details below and RSVP at
http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/44152872/

Join Us to Improve Your Leadership Performance!

“The Power of Humility” by Yvonne Lumsden-Dill

What is affecting your bottom line?
What is your leadership/management style at work?
Which style brings the most results in the workplace – command and control or compassion?

People asset management – developing, sustaining and retaining quality employees – is essential to a company’s success.

Many companies focus on the triple bottom line (TBL), which is considered social, environmental and financial. Otherwise termed, “people, planet and profit”.  TBL is regarded as the “three pillars of sustainability”. From a social perspective, servant-led companies tend to be more successful in the long run because “servant leadership” is a philosophy based on empathy rather than power plays. But we need to understand humility as an underlying principle of servant leadership. In fact, humility has a definitive role in business as Robert Max Wideman, researcher, author and project management expert, says: “Humility can contribute to the bottom line.”

“The Power of Humility” is about one person’s journey and lessons learned and still learning in the difference between leadership and management. One learns the difference between being proud and having false pride; literature tells us “pride goes before a fall”. I will share the key attributes of servant leadership and why they are beneficial for success in the workplace. I will also talk about how cultural influences color our perception of leadership as authority and control.

If you are interested in learning how to keep your competitive edge, join us to discover why concern with the success of all stakeholders is a key element of servant leadership and leads to your own success.

MEET OUR EXPERT: Yvonne Lumsden-Dill

Photo of Yvonne Lumsden-Dill, speaking on The Power of Humility

Yvonne Lumsden-Dill speaks on “The Power of Humility”

Years of experience in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in embattled industries and nonprofit organizations helped Yvonne attain expertise in issues management and strategic implementation. CSR is not just about being a good corporate citizen and engaging community service. It is about motivating employees to be the best that they can be and leading to serve. Yvonne instills a blend of employee value proposition and business strategies that lead to achievement of solid company goals for her clients.

Yvonne has worked in environmental policy for the copper mining industry at ASARCO Incorporated, and in alcohol and public health in the consumer beverage industry at Miller Brewing Company. Since leaving corporate America, she was Managing Director of the Cardinal Stritch University Leadership Center and Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Mount Mary College, places where she was responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the organizations’ leadership programs and services.

Lumsden-Dill is a management and communications specialist in issues management, information analysis, implementation of public policy strategies, and stakeholder relationship building. She is a member of several boards and organizations in the greater Milwaukee area, including Volunteers of America of Wisconsin, Inc., Professional Dimensions, Waukesha County Business Alliance Inc.’s Professional Women’s Development Network, Waukesha County Land Conservancy, and the Steering Committee of Milwaukee Women inc., which works to change the face and quality of leadership in Wisconsin through the advancement of women.

Yvonne served as Wisconsin liaison to The White House Project and Rutgers’ University Center for American Women and Politics. She also served as the S.E. Wisconsin Regional Director for WW=P (Wisconsin Women = Prosperity), an economic development project initiated by Wisconsin Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton.

Yvonne completed Legal Studies in Corporate Management at Antioch University School of Law and gained a Master of Science in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. She is a past Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Brookings Institution, and a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School and Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics summer institutes.

Lumsden-Dill was named a “Woman of Influence” in the category of public policy by The Milwaukee Business Journal, and she received a Certificate in Recognition of Community Service from the United States Congress.

As a management and communications professional, Yvonne uses her skill sets and experiences to help people find their voice through leadership development training and education so that they take action to change or improve their worlds.

To contact Yvonne Lumsden-Dill Directly:
Lums-Dill Communications, LLC
Call:  262-206-2260

***Come Join Us!***
RSVP now at
http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/44152872/

Click on the “I’m going box” to start your registration  to The Power of Humility now.
You will be able to reserve your seat to network with authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards to share!

***ITINERARY Friday, December 4, 2015***

11:15 – MEET AND GREET – OPEN NETWORKING
This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more open-networking time.
We encourage you to meet many during this time.

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, including Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationship at your table while Lunching.

12:40 Learning Presentation Begins
12:40 – Speaker Introduction
12:45 – Speaker Presentation
1:30 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED- Your attendance at
Wisconsin Business Owners means you may be shown on
tape…and you’re okay with that!
Thanks to David Kocol of http://www.DavidKocol.com

Please contact Keith or Maggie with suggestions or questions.
Join us – RSVP now!    Details and RSVP at 
http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/44152872/

MEET OUR SPONSORS & ORGANIZERS:

Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems! From 1-50 PCs,
Mark is your man for Computers and Computer Networks.
Learn more at http://www.MBSWI.com

Maggie Mongan of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. Rocks!
Check out over 600 blog posts to simplify your business’s
profitability at http://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com

Greg Adlington of Next Gen Commercial Capital, LLC
http://www.NextGenCC.com

Ron Chandler of Summit Investment Management, Ltd.
http://www.suminvest.com

Lucas J. Robak of Skillset Life Coaching, LLC
http://www.LucasRobak.com

Videographer David Kocol of David Kocol, LLC
http://www.DavidKocol.com

George Schroeder, 3rd Generation Custom Home Builders
http://www.SchroederBuilders.com

Karin Conway of KMC Marketing, LLC
http://KMCmkt.com

—-Thank you to our sponsors!—-

********* You can always get in touch with me through the
“Contact Organizer” link on Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/suggestion/

Regards, Keith Klein
Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
http://www.OnYourMark.com
Google Phone: 262-820-8201

p.s.: Bring handouts that we’ll make available to everyone!
p.p.s.: Link up with us on LinkedIn ~
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1795298
Our focus moving forward is to extend the value of the enhanced relationships engendered in our Wisconsin Business Owners Group, in person and online. Extend the value of your deepening relationships at our LinkedIn Wisconsin Business Owners Group. Details to be announced.

Find and follow (and re-tweet) us @WisOwners at Twitter!

Come join us this Friday ~ details and RSVP at
http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/44152872/ ~ Hope to see you there!

 

Role Models & Mentors: Shaping Future Generations

Come early to enjoy networking, coffee, juice, water, and danish!

Wisconsin Business Owners Morning Session- February 27, 2015:

Shaping our Future – Role Models and Mentors
By Claudia Howard

Over time, we had special people who have shaped our lives and careers, how have your mentors and role models shaped your life?

• How are you ensuring you have leaders ready to step up and keep your business going?

• What legacy do you want to be remembered for by others?

•  How many Mentors and Role Models helped you become who you are today?

By becoming a role model and/or mentor, you can shape future generations. As John Maxwell shared, “What if you spent your entire life achieving but never shared your wisdom with anyone else? Don’t let your success end with you!”

 During this Special Morning Workshop, Attendees will:

• Discover how you can shape the future generations to have a strong work ethic, decision making ability, and passion to service others that will impact and improve lives for generations to come.

• Discover how your attitude and persistence throughout your life and career will positively influence others to go after their dreams.

• Learn the difference of Role Models and Mentors and how they affect lives.

• Hear what qualities are important for a great mentor to have and share.

• Learn what to look for when selecting a mentor.

• Participate in an interactive discussion regarding the impact of role models and mentors.

If you are interested with encouraging and shaping our future leaders and generations, then join us and learn how you can bring direction and inspiration to change the world we live in today!

                                    Meet Our Expert: Claudia Howard

Claudia Howard, Founder of Career Role Models Program, Inc.
Claudia Howard earned an elementary teaching degree from UW-Milwaukee. She went on to enjoy a diversified career in supply management with global sourcing, logistics, purchasing and national contracts. A past president of Institute of Supply Management-Milwaukee, Mrs. Howard, continued her education throughout her career and is a lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager. Leaving corporate America behind to discover more purpose, Ms. Howard volunteered at the hospital and community organizations. 

Claudia’s passion is helping women have fulfilling careers which encourage them to step up to their potential. As Founder & CEO of Career Role Model Program, Inc., Claudia presents workshops to guide women’s career transitions every step of the way. Knowing the importance of education in future careers, Claudia began part-time substitute teaching to share her love for life-long learning with children. In her spare time she enjoys camping with friends, biking, the Packers, and during winter she enjoys vacationing to warm weather.

Claudia Howard’s Contact Information: 
Claudia Howard
CEO & Founder of Career Role Model Program, Inc.
Career Role Model Program, Inc.
Racine, WI, USA
Direct Dial:  262-758-0859
www.CareerRoleModel.com

*** Special Morning Session Itinerary***

9:10    Registration & Networking
Cost is $10 with advance registration, $12 at the door
Coffee bar, including coffee, water, juice and danish
9:30   Presentation
10:45 Q & A
11:00  Finish* 

*** Come Join Us! Click on “I’m going box” to start your registration now. You will be able to reserve your seat and won’t be charged until the day of the event. *ALSO, if you plan to attend the February 27th Lunch and Learn presented by Lucas J. Robak Howard regarding “Increase Your Conversion Rate using: The Subconscious Sales Model”, you will need register for that workshop separately.

***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED – Your attendance at
Wisconsin Business Owners means you may be shown on
tape…and you’re okay with that!
Thanks to David Kocol of http://www.DavidKocol.com

*** PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS – FREE Drawings ***

Thank-you Mark Mullarky of Mullarky Business Systems! From one to fifty PCs, Mark is your man for Computers and Computer Networks. Learn more at http://www.MBSWI.com and check out a great blog at http://www.mbswi.com/blog/

Maggie Mongan of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. Rocks!
Check out over 500 blog posts to make your business brilliant
and simply successful. http://www.BrilliantBreakthroughs.com

Atty. Melissa Mortensen of Mortensen Law Firm, LLC
Hire the legal know-how and trusted business partner.
http://www.mortensenlawfirm.com/index.html

Greg Adlington of Next Gen Commercial Capital, LLC 
http://www.NextGenCC.com

Ron Chandler of Summit Investment Management, Ltd.
http://www.suminvest.com

Lucas J. Robak of Skillset Life Coaching, LLC
http://www.SkillsetLifeCoaching.com

Jody Pogorzelski of Finding You
http://www.jodypogo.com

Videographer David Kocol of David Kocol, LLC
http://www.DavidKocol.com

George Schroeder, 3rd Generation Custom Home Builder
http://www.SchroederBuildersLLC.com

Karin Conway of KMC Marketing, LLC
Organic Growth Coach
http://www.KarinConway.com

—-Thank you to our sponsors!—-

********* You can always get in touch with me through the
“Contact Organizer” link on Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/suggestion/

Regards, Keith Klein
Organizer, Wisconsin Business Owners
Owner, OnYourMark, LLChttp://www.OnYourMark.com
Google Phone: 262-820-8201

Author of WebForging, A Practical Guide to the Art of Forging Your Web Presence http://WebForging.com This 242 page guide is written in non-geek speak especially for small business owners in Manufacturing, Real Estate and Construction, Professional Services and Specialty Retail. Copies are available for $39.95. Only $20 if Keith signs yours at the event!

Producer of Videocracy, the video, photo and audio arm of OnYourMark, LLC. http://Videocracy.com

p.s.: Bring handouts that we’ll make available to everyone!
p.p.s.: Link up with us on LinkedIn ~
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1795298

Our focus moving forward is to extend the value of the enhanced relationships engendered in our Wisconsin Business Owners Group, in person and online. Extend the value of your deepening relationships at our LinkedIn Wisconsin Business Owners Group.