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Session Time 3/7/22 at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm (Service Track) Bio Through his consulting at PMDgroup.ca Paul has worked with over 40 companies sharing his experience, strategies and advice. Most recently Paul worked closely with Yale Appliance & Lighting in Boston MA as Director of Customer Service & Service, he was instrumental in growing their service business from 16 to 32 technicians and set them on a course to be profitable in their service operations....

When the Chick Hits the Fan: Creating a Culture of Professional and Personal PowHER Session Time 3/8/22 at 7:30AM (WIB Breakfast) Description Women in the workplace - Just when you think you have the work/life balance thing all figured out, along comes career chaos, motherhood madness, and skinny jeans. How the Hello Fresh are we supposed to keep it all together, keep our businesses afloat, and rock a face mask? Wait! Don’t crawl under the covers! Instead, slap on some lippy and a pair of snazzy slippers and join us as Tami Evans shares stories and insights to help know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, and know when to break out the triangle drinks. Walk out knowing how to activate...

Managing Difficult Personalities & Effectively Giving Constructive Criticism: Engaging Narcissists, Blamers, & More Session Time 3/7/22 at 11:00AM (HR Track) Description Do you ever have to deal with giant egos, or blamers, or people who find drama in every little thing? Do you have to work with anyone who always sees the negative in any situation? Or someone who is hyper-sensitive and always gets their feelings hurt? Sadly, not every person in our organization is nice, pleasant, and easy-going. A Leadership IQ study found that 81% of leaders avoid giving tough feedback because they're afraid the recipient will react badly (with anger, denial, blame or excuses). This mean, you have got to know how to manage and understand difficult personalities. After all, how can...

Create & Establish Exceptional Company Culture Session Time 3/7/22 8:00AM – 9:45AM (Main Stage Keynote) Bio Galen Emanuele reframes the way teams and organizations establish a culture, communicate, and perform together in business. His unique content is full of actionable tools to improve team dynamics, communication, EQ, and generate high-level performance and engagement. A highly sought-after international speaker with clients including Microsoft, Safeway, and NASA, Galen is also a world-class improviser, having taught and performed improv for many years, including touring with the cast from Whose Line Is It Anyway? An authentic, captivating teacher and performer, Galen has a unique gift of being able to cut through the noise to translate broad concepts into simple, practical skills and mindsets. Developed over thousands of hours...

Post COVID Opportunities and the Current Climate Session Times: Sunday, August 22 11:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-2:00pm 2:00pm-3:00pm   The vaccines are here and Covid will soon be a thing of the past. So what does this mean for your company, your people, your partners and your community? What new issues will we be facing? What investments should we be making? How will the economy fare? What will our new administration in Washington do to help fund our way out of recession and how will that impact your operations? What are smart leaders around the country doing to navigate their companies towards growth and profitability over the next two years? Join nationally recognized journalist, best-selling author, and business owner Gene Marks CPA for a fast-paced, entertaining and data filled presentation where...

Are You AND Your Company Ready to Sell? Whether you are ready to sell your business today or just starting to think about selling it down the road, I can help guide you through the process from start to finish. Having sold my 64 year old family owned appliance business less than a year ago after spending the last 15 years as a member of BrandSource, I have first-hand experience that I’m going to share with every member who has an eye on selling their business. I will walk you step by step through the entire process from the initial decision to sell, all the way through the closing in hopes of providing you with the information you need to make...