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WITI Research Triangle Park: Looking for Leadership in All the Unexpected Places

Durham, NC

Most of us have participated in “Leadership 101” programs and know the basics of leadership. We’ve read books on leadership. We’ve observed leaders in action. We’ve been mentored by leaders. And we...

Thu, Mar 15 7:30 PM - Fri, Mar 16 7:00 PM EDT

Cisco Systems
Maggie Training Room-RTP Bldg 7-Ground Floor
7025 Kit Creek Rd
Durham, NC 27703

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Most of us have participated in “Leadership 101” programs and know the basics of leadership. We’ve read books on leadership. We’ve observed leaders in action. We’ve been mentored by leaders. And we’ve been leaders ourselves – both formally and informally.

During this seminar, we’ll begin with a review of the basics of leadership. Then we’ll use our creativity as we look for leadership lessons in some of the unexpected places. We’ll look for leadership lessons in situations that appeared to be less than successful…in people who may not think of themselves as leaders…and in some leadership “tools”: a mission statement, a mirror, and a magnet.

We’ll close with a discussion about how women in technology can use the lessons learned to prepare for positions of greater leadership.

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PLEASE NOTE: Fire capacity limits
registration for this event to the first 50 individuals, so register quickly.

About Our Speaker:
Charlotte Purvis
Purvis Communications Inc.

Coach, Consultant, and Public Speaker since 1985

Charlotte Purvis has had a life-long interest in how people relate to and communicate with one another. She has been fortunate to turn this interest and her academic training at the University of Wisconsin (B.S., M.S.) into a successful consulting, coaching, and public speaking business.

Charlotte provides consulting and coaching for clients who want to excel in their:

  • Customer service on the telephone
  • Delivery of training programs
  • Speeches and media presentations
  • Professional development
  • Personal development

Charlotte’s approach to coaching and consulting is based on her “Five Fundamentals of Communication.” The fundamentals are: Courtesy, Clarity, Consistency, Conciseness, and Confidence. Her clients have reported that these fundamentals serve them well in business and in their personal lives.

In response to client requests, Charlotte has developed “Coach-the-Coach” programs. These programs allow her to transfer her intellectual property and serve as a mentor to clients who want to become internal coaches in their respective organizations.

List of Clients

  • Ajilon Consulting
  • American Council on Education
  • Digital Recorders Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline (since 1997)
  • IBM
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Nortel Networks
  • North American Network
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • SPICE (Strong Parental Involvement in Community Education)
  • The Coach Connection
  • Vialog Corporation

List of Accomplishments

  • Maintained steady growth with nearly 100% of contracts resulting from referrals and repeat business.
  • Since the mid-1990s, influenced the protocol and procedures for a total of more than 1 million telephone calls and conference calls each year.
  • Received the 1999 “Pace Award” from TeleSpan Publishing Corporation for the “wonderful contributions” made to the teleconferencing industry for more than a decade.
  • Quoted in publications including The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), The Miami Herald, Selling Radio, and Writer’s Digest, and was featured in a article in January 2005.
  • Selected as a Member Coach with “The Coach Connection,” providing both Personal Coaching and Life Coaching by telephone for clients nationwide; is one of 138 coaches accepted of 1200 who applied.

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Kristy Wallace

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CEO at Ellevate Network

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