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Our Meeting Program Emcee

Name:  Susan Kaulbars

Meeting Theme: How does your garden grow?

Favorite Quote:   "Unless we know the difference between flowers and weeds, we are not fir to take care of a garden.  It is not enough to have truth planted in our minds.  We must learn and labor to keep the ground clear of thorns and briars, follies, and perversities, which have a wicked propensity to choke the world of life." - Clyde Francis Lytle

Brief Bio:   With nearly 20 years’ experience in the Picture Framing industry, Susan’s framing industry experience includes managing a “Big Box” framing department, private galleries, a Sales Rep for a local framing supply vendor, and a Picture Framing Educator.  Married for 41 yrs. to John, her family includes a son Ryan and his wife AnneMarie, a Daughter Stephanie, and a granddaughter, along with 3 grand fur-babies. Susan favorite motto’s is: ”Be brave enough to suck at something new”…which represents the creative “curse” for continuing to seek out unique, innovative, and unconventional new designs!

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Thursday Morning
Meeting Agenda

Our 4 Main Speakers

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Jacqueline Fiore, BPP

4-6 min. Ice Breaker

Speech Title:

From Crayons to Cobblestones: My Sicilian Odyssey

Description:

Join us as Jacqueline shares her journey—a journey that began with a first-grade project and led her across oceans to the sun-soaked streets of Sicily. Through faded drawings, cherished memories, and the magic of discovery, Jacqueline invites us to explore family ties that transcend time and borders.

Learning Objectives: N/A

Brief Bio:

Jacqueline Fiore is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with 9 years of experience building high-performing teams and driving sustainable business growth both in internal and external settings.  She has spent her time in this field focused on employee engagement, performance management, and organizational effectiveness.  Jacqueline's broad-based expertise includes strategic planning, coaching, succession planning, and productivity management and improvement.

 

In addition, Jacqueline is a decorated Army veteran and former executive board director.  She is dedicated to building effective relationships and providing support to her clients and business partners.

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Jacqueline Fiore, BPP

10-15 min. Keynote

Speech Title:

ROI Selling: Unlocking Value Through Strategic Sales

Description:

Join us as Jacqueline unveils the power of ROI selling—a consultative approach that focuses on benefiting the customer throughout the sales process. Instead of merely pushing products, it emphasizes the potential value that the product can provide.​

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn about the basic sales process.

  • Understand what questions can help you build a compelling business case.

  • Explore how sequencing of the sales process supports ROI selling.

Brief Bio:

Jacqueline Fiore is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with 9 years of experience building high-performing teams and driving sustainable business growth both in internal and external settings. She has spent her time in this field focused on employee engagement, performance management, and organizational effectiveness. Jacqueline's broad-based expertise includes strategic planning, coaching, succession planning, and productivity management and improvement.

 

In addition, Jacqueline is a decorated Army veteran and former executive board director. She is dedicated to building effective relationships and providing support to her clients and business partners.

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Mike Green

5-7 min. "How To" Demo

Speech Title:

How to Start Using Artificial Intelligence(AI): "Your Gateway to a Smarter Future"

Description:

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." - Alan Watts

Learning Objectives: 

  • What AI is and is not and how to access the ChatGPT platform.

  • Understand usage guidelines and define what a “prompt” is.

  • Experiment with sample prompts to help you understand how the model responds and its capabilities.

 

Brief Bio: 

Mike’s strengths are Ideation, Positivity, Achievement, Learner, and Maximizer. So, he see’s things a bit differently than most. He believes in the importance of leaving a legacy by teaching, training, mentoring and coaching others to help them attain their own personal and professional growth. His mantra is “help enough people get what they want, and you will get everything you want!”. He has over 34 years of leadership and management experience in the Defense and Aerospace industry and is a past Franklin Covey Trainer for 7 habits and Leadership. Mike has a master’s degree in organizational leadership, and is an adjunct instructor at St. Mary’s University, life coach, and a professional musician. He is currently writing his first sci-fi book and his autobiography.

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Jane Schuette, M.A/DTM/GPP

15-30 min. Mini-workshop

Speech Title:

Co-dependency In the Workplace!

Description

Most of us have heard the term codependency when discussing our personal relationships, but what about work?  This session will define co-dependency and identify signs of it in our workplace relationships.  Finally, it will offer ideas to minimize its potential blockers to a brilliant workplace culture. 

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define codependency. 

  • Examine the signs of codependency workplace relationships. 

  • Collect ideas to minimize blockers to a brilliant workplace culture.

Brief Bio:

Jane is an award-winning speaker and author. Her passion is to help you navigate from fear to joy, from tasks gone wrong to positive connections. Throughout a lifetime of research, she has collected the most effective practices and tools designed to educate, energize, and inspire you to build brilliance and create joy.

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