Breakout Session 1 – 9:00 am
Courtney Townley – Elevate Your Health, Elevate Your Business
More About the Speaker: Courtney Townley began working in the fitness industry over two decades ago when she transitioned from the professional dance world. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA and is fully certified as a STOTT PILATES® instructor, National Strength and Conditioning personal trainer (NSCA-CPT), ACE Health Coach, Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach. She is also a very proud student of the Ido Portal Method. Courtney has owned 2 fitness facilities and was so blown away by the results that clients got from her health coaching services, she decided to commit fully to developing that aspect of her business. She’s driven to learn everything she can about her field to help her clients get the results they desire and to be sure they have fun along the way. Courtney is passionate about a multi-dimensional approach to health and uses habit-based coaching in the areas of nutrition, exercise, and stress management to help her clients cultivate happier & healthier lives. Courtney is also the host of the Grace & Grit podcast on iTunes.
Breakout Session 1 – 9:00 am
Danica, Melanie & Clare – Staying Ahead of the Competition
More about the Speakers: Danica Winters is a Publishers Weekly, Walmart, and Amazon bestselling author who has won multiple awards for writing books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and occasionally a touch of magic. She is also the Business Director of Self-Publishing Services LLC. Clare Wood is an award-winning journalist who most recently worked at the Austin American-Statesman and at MSN.com. She loves to read and write mysteries under the pen name Clare Tallier. She serves as Editorial Director of Self-Publishing Services LLC, where she works on books for bestselling and award-winning authors. Melanie Calahan brings extensive experience in marketing to her position as Marketing Director of Self-Publishing Services LLC. Under the pen name Melissa Tenley, she also writes contemporary romance novels set in Montana.
Breakout Session 2 – 10:30 am
John Parker – Learning to Connect
More About the Speakers: John Parker was born and raised in the Northwest Region of Indiana. After graduating high school, John joined the Air Force. During his time in the Air Force, he met his wife and best friend Teresa. While stationed in Germany, John earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Management and Supervision from the University of Maryland European Division. Next on his journey after leaving government service, was a sales position with a local company in Rapid City SD. John spent a total of 19 years with this company serving as Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Training and Recruiting. While currently employed with a local MT company serving as Director of Training and Vice President of Operations, John has discovered his passion for teaching in the realm of faith and leadership while serving as a trainer. In 2015 John was named John Maxwell’s Top 100 Leaders in the country. John and Teresa have been married for 27 years and have three children Taylor, Jordan and Jake.
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Breakout Session 2 – 10:30 am
Susan Clarke & CrisMarie Campbell – Take Back Your Power: How to Handle Tough Conversations Well
More About the Speakers: CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke are the founders of Thrive!—a coaching and consulting firm that specializes in helping individuals, leaders, teams and entire companies learn how to deal with differences to ignite creativity and innovation. They have a proven, step-by-step process for making teams great—a process they’ve honed working with hundreds of leaders and their teams for over 25 years.
They launched Thrive! with a mission—to help individuals and teams develop their leadership skills, increasing their influence, vitality [aka mojo] and momentum for creating the changes they want to see and experience in their work and lives. They have brought their unique blend of skills and experience to Fortune 100 Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, AT&T and Nationwide, as well as organizations including the Gates Foundation, University of Washington Medical Center, Cray and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Breakout Session 3 – 2:25 pm
Carlye Markum – “I Get to Net!”
Does the term NETWORKING make you want to find a cozy corner and get in the fetal position? Well…you aren’t alone. For years, anytime a boss would say, “Go to XYZ event and network,” I would die a little inside. It felt like something I had to do and not something I got to do…it was WORK. In this fun, relatable, easy, and interactive session we will literally learn how to take the WORK out of networking. We will redefine what networking really means to you while exploring all of the things you like about yourself. You will also learn tips and develop simple ways to prepare for networking events. After our time together when you hear the word networking you will think, “I Get to Net!”
More about the Speaker: Carlye Markum is a Life Coach, aka Radical Change Facilitator, in Missoula, MT. Being there for people has always been her passion, and she truly believes it’s never too late for people to live the life they want. In fact, she was a super shy girl just yearning to connect with others and make her voice heard. She first began her career as an Addiction Counselor which she found to be powerful yet not the perfect fit. A Massage Therapist was next but she had to be so darn quiet, so that was out. Five years ago she found her niche, Career and Life Coaching. Finally she could help people empower their lives and change the world, while being loud!