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NALP: Professional Development Institute

Reflecting on Imposter Syndrome

12-06-2019

The 2019 Professional Development Institute is the must-attend conference for learning about current trends in lawyer professional development, exploring key issues facing the legal industry, hearing about proven programs to give your lawyers and law students the competitive edge they need, and networking with over 300 law firm and law school PD contacts.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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KPMG Executive Education: 29th Annual Accounting & Financial Reporting Symposium

Building Your Brand for Internal Auditors

11-21-2019

The Symposium is designed to help financial executives stay on top of this year's most important developments and get a glimpse of what's next. The program will also address other important topics impacting the responsibilities of the audience.

Busy finance professionals need to build relationships with internal clients and colleagues in order to build trust, gather information, get buy-in on their recommendations, and ultimately to have impact and manage the risk in the organization.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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16th Annual Small Law Firm Symposium

Communicate Like a Leader

11-07-2019

Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for decades, the Small Firm Symposium offers valuable guidance to grow and manage your practice. Join us at the New York City Bar for a full day of workshops and presentations, visit the Photo Booth and get a professional headshot taken, network with colleagues throughout the day and take a walk around the Exhibit Hall. Earn CLE credit for certain workshops. The Symposium includes a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and end of day reception.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Boston College

Communicating to Resolve Conflict

10-28-2019

Working with others can lead to conflict. Maybe you find it difficult to get along with a specific co-worker. Maybe your team struggles to get past differences of opinion. And maybe a colleague reacts defensively to performance feedback, change, or stress. While you can’t avoid all work conflicts, you can change the way you handle the conflict. Jay Sullivan will lead a dynamic session on October 28th to address these issues.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Annual Ascend National Convention

Inaugural Ascend Executive Network (AEN) Symposium

08-26-2019

As the NY lead for the Ascend Executive Network, Robert Chen and the AEN team will share an update with corporate senior leaders on the state of Pan-Asian representations at the corporate C-suite and board of directors level.

Event presenter:
  • Robert Chen
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North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn

Executive Presence

07-16-2019

Exec-Comm is proudly hosting an exclusive Lunch & Learn focused on Executive Presence for members of the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce.

Event presenter:
  • Christine Healey de Casanova
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Firneo

Career Journeys: Women in BD

07-10-2019

The Firneo Women in Business Development community is hosting a speaker event at Greenhouse Software. 

Event presenter:
  • Michele Smith
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MATTER Workshop Series

Winning the Pitch – Selling Your Healthcare Startup

05-17-2019

You have a great new healthcare solution, but you need investors, fundraisers, and customers. How do you gain buy-in for your ideas and the support you need to move them forward? An effective pitch is vital to your success.

Event presenter:
  • Anne Teutschel
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Travis County Women Lawyers' Association

Speak with Power and Presence

04-17-2019

On Wednesday, April 17, Brittany Marmanillo will lead a luncheon discussion in Austin, TX on how your physical presence affects how others perceive you.

Click here to register.

Event presenter:
  • Brittany Marmanillo
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How Women Lead

Building a Personal Brand that will Set You Apart

04-10-2019

On Wednesday, April 10, Ching Valdezco will participate in a panel discussion in Palo Alto, CA on creating a high impact brand that positions you for the role of your choice.

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for Exec-Comm clients. Please contact us to request a complimentary seat.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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Watermark Women in Health and Life Sciences Summit

Negotiating: From the Board Table, to the Company Table, to the Family Table

03-08-2019

On Friday, March 8, Ching Valdezco will lead back-to-back workshops at the Watermark Women in Health and Life Sciences Summit, focused on learning and networking opportunities for the advancement of women leaders.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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Watermark Workshop

Mind the Gap: Negotiating & Getting Paid

02-22-2019

On Friday, February 22, Ching Valdezco will participate in a panel discussion at the Watermark Conference for Women, the largest women's conference on the West Coast. The focus of the panel will be on negotiation skills and getting paid.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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Watermark Workshop

Executive Presence for Financial Managers

11-14-2018

Ching Valdezco, Exec-Comm Learning Consultant, will lead an executive presence workshop for female financial services managers.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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Tokyo American Club

Simply Said: Meet the Author

10-31-2018

Jay Sullivan shares leadership lessons from Simply Said

Join us for this special event to learn directly from the author of Simply Said, Jay Sullivan. Jay will share lessons from the book and answer questions on how we can all become better leaders.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Startup Launchpad: Future of Retail

Customer Experience is the Foundation of Retail Growth

10-20-2018

Jay Sullivan, Exec-Comm Managing Partner, will contribute to a panel discussion to address changes in how consumers discover, shop, and buy - including the next generation of commerce, both in stores and online.

In addition to the panel discussion, Jay Sullivan, along with Exec-Comm Partner and Global Head, Christine Healey de Casanova, and APAC Consultants David Nevin, Danny Tsang, and Sai Yan, will showcase Exec-Comm's services and new technology in the Coaching by Exec-Comm lounge area from October 18th through 21st. Stop by the lounge for a quick coaching session.

Event presenters:
  • Christine Healey de Casanova
  • Jay Sullivan
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PRSA 2018 International Conference

How to Communicate Better: Compelling Messages and Engaging Stories

10-08-2018

Brittany Marmanillo, Exec-Comm consultant, will host a workshop at the 2018 PRSA International Conference on October 8th.

Event presenter:
  • Brittany Marmanillo
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Grace Hopper Celebration

Increase Your Influence and Your Impact

09-27-2018

Ching Valdezco and Jodie Stewart, Exec-Comm Learning Consultants, will lead an influencing skills workshop at the world’s biggest conference for women in tech.

Event presenters:
  • Ching Valdezco
  • Jodie Stewart
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Grace Hopper Celebration

Six Steps to Successful Negotiations

09-26-2018

Ching Valdezco and Jodie Stewart, Exec-Comm Learning Consultants, will lead a negotiation skills workshop at the world’s biggest conference for women in tech.

Event presenters:
  • Ching Valdezco
  • Jodie Stewart
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Watermark Webinar

6 Steps to Successful Outcomes

09-12-2018

In this webinar, negotiation expert Ching Valdezco shares practical techniques you can immediately apply to get better results and build more effective relationships. We’ll discuss strengths, challenges, fears and how to break through the ‘invisible scripts’ that hold you back.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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ILTACON 2018

The Hard Sell on Soft Skills: A Development Challenge for IT Professionals

08-21-2018

Jay Sullivan, Exec-Comm Managing Partner and author of Simply Said will participate in ILTACON 2018 as a speaker in the session, “The Hard Sell on Soft Skills: A Development Challenge for IT Professionals” on Tuesday, August 21st, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Watermark Leadership Conference at Intuit

Negotiating Effectively: With Your Board, With Your Peers, and at Home

07-27-2018

Ching Valdezco, Exec-Comm Learning Consultant, will will lead a negotiation skills workshop for senior women leaders.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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PRSA Workshop

Executive Presence for PR Professionals Stand Out With Compelling Messages and Engaging Stories

05-11-2018

Jay Sullivan, managing partner of Exec-Comm and author of Simply Said, will host a workshop at the PRSA on May 11th.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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USC Alumni Club of New York

Sell Yourself: Branding for Professional Success

04-10-2018

Jodie Stewart, Exec-Comm consultant, and Sarah Sax, Write For The Job Founder and CEO, will host an interactive workshop at the USC Alumni Club event on April 10th in our midtown Manhattan office.

Event presenter:
  • Jodie Stewart
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Lex Mundi Latin America/Caribbean Regional Conference

Client Communication Skills

03-03-2018

Christopher Butler, Exec-Comm consultant, will host a workshop at the 2018 Lex Mundi Latin America/Caribbean Regional Conference on March 3rd in Buenos Aires.

Event presenter:
  • Christopher Butler
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Financial Women's Association Pacesetter Workshop

Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond

01-23-2018

Jay Sullivan, managing partner of Exec-Comm and author of Simply Said, will host a workshop for the Financial Women's Association Pacesetter Initiative on January 23rd. The Pacesetter Program offers participants the opportunity to focus on needs critical to their leadership development and career advancement.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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International Association of Business Communicators

Performance Reviews That Actually Enhance Performance

12-07-2017

On December 7th, Jay Sullivan, managing partner of Exec-Comm and author of Simply Said, will host a webinar for the International Association of Business Communicators.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Association for Talent Development Golden Gate Chapter

MONTHLY PROGRAM: Six Steps to Successful Negotiations

11-08-2017

Negotiation skills are the foundation for developing confidence, creative solutions, measurable results, and long-term relationships. This is a critical skill, not just for a sales team, but also in personal and work life to increase communication and collaboration. Join Ching Valdezco at the ATD Golden Gate Chapter monthly program hosted by Learn iT! in San Francisco.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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Financial Executives International

Negotiating Effectively: What Works for Women

11-02-2017

We all negotiate a variety of issues and items every day. Women in finance walk a tightrope during negotiations: how can you be assertive enough to get what you need, without burning bridges? Join Ching Valdezco for a special Women Financial Executives Affinity Group workshop on negotiations.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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California Internship & Work Experience Association

Influencing & Motivating Others: The Art of Messaging, Storytelling, and Executive Presence

10-27-2017

On October 27, Doug MacKay, consultant, will run a workshop at the California Internship & Work Experience Association for their Amplifying the Future: Leading Students to Success event. During Doug's 60-minute interactive session he will help participants understand how to influence and motivate others through solid communication skills.

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

How to Communicate Better: Answering the Question What Do You Do?

10-17-2017

Exec-Comm’s Global Head and contributor to Exec-Comm’s book, Simply Said: Communicating at Work and Beyond (Wiley), Christine Healey de Casanova will run a training session for Rutgers' Global Sports Business program focused on answering the question "What Do You Do?" Attendees of this program are Masters Candidates aspiring to add immediate value to all sectors of the sports industry.

Event presenter:
  • Christine Healey de Casanova
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PRSA 2017 International Conference

How to Communicate Better: Compelling Messages and Engaging Stories

10-10-2017

Jay Sullivan, managing partner of Exec-Comm and author of Simply Said, will host a workshop at the 2017 PRSA International Conference on October 10th.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Lex Mundi COO and Executive Directors Conference

Honing Your Skills

09-15-2017

Jay Sullivan, managing partner of Exec-Comm and author of Simply Said, will host a workshop at the 2017 Lex Mundi COO and Executive Directors Conference on September 15th.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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International Association of Business Communicators

Managing Conflict: Creating the Best Outcomes from Tough Situations

08-15-2017

On August 15th, Jay Sullivan, managing partner of Exec-Comm and author of Simply Said, will host a webinar for the International Association of Business Communicators.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Princeton Club of New York

Communicating with Greater Impact

08-01-2017

Join Jay Sullivan, managing partner of Exec-Comm and author of Simply Said, on August 1st at the Princeton Club of New York. He will host a discussion with members and guests entitled Communicating with Greater Impact.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Tokyo American Club

Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond

06-22-2017

Meet the author and learn to communicate simply.

Join us for this special event to learn directly from the author of Simply Said, Jay Sullivan. Jay will share lessons from the book and answer questions on how we can all become better communicators.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Public Relations Society of America

Top 4 Ways to Communicate Cleary and with Impact

04-12-2017

On April 12, Jay Sullivan, managing partner of Exec-Comm and author of Simply Said, will host a webinar for the PRSA's, Public Relations Society of America, online public relations training program.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Watermark

Six Steps to Successful Negotiations

03-29-2017

We all negotiate a variety of issues and items every day. People think of negotiation as a competition with ‘winners’ and ‘losers’, yet lasting success requires a different approach. Join Ching Valdezco for a special Watermark workshop on negotiations, hosted by Grant Thornton in San Francisco.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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Yale Law School

Communicating Credibility: The Impact of Communication Style on Personal and Professional Relationships

02-13-2017

On February 13, Sean Romanoff, consultant, will run a workshop at Yale Law School. In this 50 minute interactive session Sean will help participants understand how their style impacts personal and professional interactions.

Event presenter:
  • Sean Romanoff
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Harvard University

Building Stronger Leaders: Developing Your Partnership Skills

01-18-2017

On January 18, Gisele Simmons, consultant, will present to Harvard's Dean of Students team. During the event, she will share insights from Exec-Comm's new book, Simply Said (Wiley; 2016), on how to present with more impact, deliver a clear message, develop stronger relationships and grow as leaders. The advice is specific. The approach is straightforward. The message is simply said.

Event presenter:
  • Gisele Simmons
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Palo Alto Lean In Circle

Leading with Executive Presence

12-07-2016

Join Ching Valdezco at Palo Alto Lean In Circle on December 7, for a talk on Leading with Executive Presence. How do others see you? Are you the top candidate for that next big promotion or career opportunity? In this interactive discussion, learn how to stand out from the crowd and make a positive impression as an effective leader.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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Columbia Business School Alumni Club

Simply Said: Executive Presence and Communication Style

11-16-2016

On November 16, Jay Sullivan, managing partner, will present to the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York. During this event, he will share insights from Exec-Comm's new book on how to present with more impact, write more clearly, run more effective meetings, develop stronger relationships and grow as leaders. The advice is specific is tangible. The approach is straightforward. The message is simply said.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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Boston College, Emerging Leader Program

Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond

11-08-2016

On November 8th, Jay Sullivan, author of Simply Said, will discuss the concepts from Exec-Comm's new book at Boston College's Emerging Leader Program.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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National Retail Federation Women in IT Subcommittee

Simply Said: Communicate Better at Work and Beyond

11-03-2016

Communication affects every interaction every day. Why not learn to do it well? Pam Burns, global consultant with Exec-Comm and Jay Sullivan, Exec-Comm Managing Partner, offer guidance from Exec-Comm's new book, Simply Said.

Event presenters:
  • Jay Sullivan
  • Pam Burns
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The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

P is for Promotion: How to get recognized at work!

10-21-2016

Join Brittany Marmanillo and Shilpa Vir at the 2016 Grace Hopper Conference Celebration of Women in Computing. They will run a career development workshop at this three-day conference designed to bring together women to discuss research and career interests.

Event presenters:
  • Brittany Marmanillo
  • Shilpa Vir
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financial executives international

Leading with Executive Presence

10-18-2016

Ching Valdezco and Doug MacKay will run a career development workshop on Leading with Executive Presence at the financial executives international, Silicon Valley chapter, quarterly meeting.

Event presenter:
  • Ching Valdezco
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Boot Camp: Basic Training for Lawyers

Your Communication Style – Leveraging the Best in You

09-27-2016

This program provides recent law graduates and current law school students with career planning information and skill building. This year's program will focus on helping attendees assess their skills, assess the market and get practice ready. Whether you are seeking a job at a large or small firm, government or public interest organization, hanging out your own shingle, or not sure what your next step should be, these sessions will provide information that will help you achieve success.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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2016 PDC Summer Conference

The Speaker's Society: Helping Your Lawyers Help Themselves and Each Other Be Better Speakers

06-24-2016

Join us at the 2016 PDC Summer Conference in Naples, FL. This year, educational sessions will address innovations in the legal and professional development industries as well as critical skills for PD professionals. Sessions will be led by industry experts, experienced PDC members, and our PDC Trusted Advisors, and will offer opportunities to collaborate with and learn from your peers.

Event presenter:
  • Jay Sullivan
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RWomen Presents:

"Preparing for Leadership" Workshops with Executive Consultant, Rachel Lamb

03-15-2016

Rachel Lamb will run two sessions for RBC Wealth Management's RWomen group. The focus is "Preparing for Leadership."

Event presenter:
  • Rachel Lamb
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Connecticut Association of Legal Recruiting Administrators

Communicating Credibility: The Impact of Communication Style

03-15-2016

On March 15th Sean Romanoff will speak at Yale Law School to the Connecticut Association of Legal Recruiting Administrators about how our communication style impacts our credibility.

Event presenter:
  • Sean Romanoff
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American Bankruptcy Institute's Winter Leadership Conference

Perfecting the Pitch

12-05-2015

Sean Romanoff will run a session at the American Bankruptcy Institute's 27th Annual Winter Leadership Conference focused on Perfecting Your Pitch.

Event presenter:
  • Sean Romanoff
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