Please join us on November 16th as we welcome our featured speaker, Rebecca Carpenter, CEO of Sprout, a 2016 Presidential Leadership Scholar and recipient of the 2016 Arlington Women of Vision Award.
Rebecca is an entrepreneurial visionary, respected business leader and dedicated adoption advocate. She has spent her career building powerful brands -- from nimble start-ups to global market leaders. She recently launched an organic food and urban farming company, Sprout, which combines her business acumen with her passion for garden-based living.
Rebecca has also been a dedicated adoption advocate and childhood trauma educator for six years. She and her husband recently launched The Better Together Project to make a significant sustainable impact in the world, most notably for children who live without families. Rebecca's understanding of the global orphan crisis began when she and her husband adopted their then seven-year-old son from Ecuador.
We look forward to hearing Rebecca's story about making an impact in both the business and non-profit worlds, with an eye on improving the health of bodies, families, communities and the planet.
Currently living in Australia after spending years raising her children in the US, Margie will be speaking about topics from her new book, Brave, of which all breakfast attendees will receive an autographed copy.
Margie is a certified master coach with a background in business and psychology, a Forbes Columnist, a bestselling author and sought after speaker internationally. With her down to earth humor and mother of four pragmatism, Margie has an ability to provide insights on current events in ways that people can apply to enjoy greater success and become more resilient in their everyday lives.
Margie’s expertise has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Women’s Health, Psychology Today, London Telegraph, O Magazine and USA Today. She also has her own “Courage Works”column in Forbes magazine in which she shares her advice as well as the insights of people she has interviewed, from Richard Branson to Nobel Laureate Jody Williams.
To find out more about Margie, take a look at some of her inspiring articles and interviews with the following celebrities:
Amy's journalistic career as an editor, author, host and lifestyle expert spans magazines, news programs an online media outlets. She has been on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, CNN, ET!, Access Hollywood, The Rachel Ray Show, The Meredith Viera Show and more.
Please join us as Amy shares her thoughts on:
The most common emotional blocks that keep us from living the personal/professional life that we want
Why failing daily equates success in her book
Why a 5-year plan...has never been hers
Actionable steps to creating more "space & time" in your day
How meaningful connectivity is the key to your future
Past Event: October 1, 2014
Author of the Popular Blog, An Inch of Gray and Just Released Book, Rare Bird. On an ordinary September day, twelve-year-old Jack was swept away in a freak neighborhood flood. Rare Bird is his mother's heartbreaking, hope-filled story of redemption in the face of devastating pain. Through her own words, born from experience, Anna proves the notion that "...you are stronger than you think."
Past Event: September 26, 2013
Please join us to hear former CEO for IKEA North America and Global Chief HR Officer, Pernille Spiers-Lopez, as she shares her story about what happened when she lost herself striving for perfection as an executive, mother, wife and friend all at the same time. She shares her insights about embracing imperfection, setting boundaries, prioritizing every day and delivering successful results. She’ll talk about “leaning in”, leaning back, standing up and sometimes falling down – all part of the journey in real life.
Also joining us will be Founder and CEO of Spark Ventures, Rich Johnson, who will provide a brief but inspiring story on what this international nonprofit organization is doing to lift children out of extreme poverty.
Past Event: May 8, 2013
Margie Warrell -- Forbes columnist, best-selling author, sought -after media commentator and an internationally recognized thought leader in human potential.
Back by popular demand...Margie was extremely well received in 2011 when she helped us kick off the Great Falls / McLean Women's Speaker Series Breakfasts. We are once again honored to host Margie as our featured speaker.
With her background in coaching, psychology and working with Fortune 500 companies, Margie supports individuals and organizations globally to live and lead more courageously and achieve outstanding success.
Former Channel 9 WUSA Emmy winning journalist and author, Jan Fox, believes in the "Power of Tweaks" - MICRO actions that can MAXimize your effectiveness along whatever route you choose.
Do you have a secret dream? Are you living it? Do the words, "Stagnant, slumped, slipping" ring a bell even if your life around you looks close to perfect?
Jan shows you how believing in Tweaks took her from stealing radishes in a little midwestern town to winning Emmys. She didn't study journalism. She was a kindergarten teacher. So how did her life unfold? She'll tell you her 3 "R" Empowerment Tweaks that made the difference.
Glennon Melton, Momastery
Past Event: May 1, 2012
Past Event: September 28, 2011
How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Self-awareness. Empathy. Independence. Impulse control. Problem solving. Optimism. These are just a few of the skills of emotional intelligence or EI – a concept at the heart of success. In fact, 20 years of research has proven it to be the single most important factor in personal achievement.
At this breakfast, author and executive coach Kristi Hedges will bring the far-reaching concepts of emotional intelligence into the every day, and introduce practical ideas from her upcoming book, Power of Presence: Unlock your Potential to Influence and Engage Others.
Kristi Hedges is an author, executive coach, a partner in the leadership development firm Element North, a wife and mother of two young children. Her leadership programs have been
utilized by CEOs and executives in companies spanning the Fortune 500, the U.S. government and privately held businesses.
A noted expert in her field, Kristi currently writes for Forbes.com, and created and penned the "The Leadership Factor" column for Entrepreneur.com. Kristi has been named one of the "50 Women Who Mean Business in Washington, D.C." and as an owner of a top 25 Largest Women-Owned Businesses by the Washington Business Journal. She actively supports the Washington entrepreneur community as a board member of Mindshare, a network of technology CEOs, and regularly speaks to CEO groups in the region.
Prior to her current business, Kristi co-founded and ran one of the top technology communications firms in the Washington, D.C. area for a decade before successfully selling her interest. Her career highlights also include working for a national news outlet, and as a political consultant developing messages for dozens of electoral campaigns from U.S. President to statewide offices. Kristi holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.S. from Purdue University in communications. She is an ICF-certified leadership coach through Georgetown University. More about Kristi's work at kristihedges.com or thehedgescompany.com.
Past Event: May 20, 2011
Bob Sellers is an Emmy winning journalist, former anchor of Washington DC Fox News, former anchor of Nashville NBC News Affiliate, former anchor of CNBC, and author of Forbe’s Best Business Mistakes; How Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success
Many times a failure or mistake can be a key step to success. Bob will share stories of some household names, such as Suze Orman and Jack Welch, and relate some of the lessons learned from these successful leaders.
Bob will also discuss traits of successful people, such as persistence, risk taking, and following your gut. Things that we can translate into our own lives, whether we are mothers, career women, or both.