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Lead The Way – How to Communicate Like a Boss

March 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


15Join us for Lead The Way, Women’s Leadership Series! Each leadership day is designed to encourage, support & celebrate women in business.

Friday, March 6th

Don’t Trip Yourself , Jana Christian – No matter your rung on the corporate ladder, many people, especially women, have a tendency to engage in some sort of career self-sabotage, from small insidious mistakes to larger glaring ones that can cost opportunities for advancement. In this session, we will discuss how look successful, use body language for your advantage, avoid common pitfalls in communication and much more.

How to Communicate Like a Boss and Still be Heard, Lissa Qualls – When we know how to communicate in such a way that our message can be heard, we have the opportunity to move forward in our careers and life.  In our time together we will look at ways to effectively communicate out message.

Friday, July 10th

Ladies, Stop Doubting Yourself, Sara Orellana-Paape  – Learn to lead with grace and kindness. Develop your assertiveness, learn to hear your intuition and gain confidence from past experiences.

Leading From a Place of Power Without Overpowering, Lissa Qualls – It can be easy to step into a place of leadership and “tell” everyone around us how to show up and how to perform.  In this session we will look at how leading from a place of power with instead of power over makes us a more effective and productive leader.

Friday, November 6th

Business and Social Etiquette, Jana Christian – The mere thought of mixing and mingling with strangers is enough to make some people break out in a sweat. Knowing how to handle one’s self with poise adds to an individual’s overall effectiveness when representing an organization at social and business events.

Networking For Success, Lissa Qualls – We know we have to network in order to grow our business.  The questions is how exactly do we wo that.  We will be looking at ways to be more intentional and effective with our networking.

About our Presenters:

Lissa Qualls, Clarity, LLC – For over twenty years Lissa served as a trainer for Youth for Christ USA and International. In her leadership roles Lissa has worked with CEOs, managers, leadership teams and entire companies each time helping them to better understand how they show up and how to better communicate with each other.

Jana Christian, The Etiquette School of Oklahoma – The Etiquette School of Oklahoma has grown to be a market leader in the provision of etiquette training solutions to people of all ages in social or corporate settings. Thier promise is simple; you will be amazed by how your life will change by going through our programs.

Sara Orellana-Paape, 3Raptor Consulting, LLC – Utilizing her eleven years of experience in the nonprofit world, Sara brings her passion of fighting social justice issues to the table. Their mission is to empower business, organizations and nonprofits to successfully navigate their path while working to create a lean and effective team.

Brought to you in partnership by: REI WBC, First United, Southeastern Insurance Group, and OKSBDC

You will be redirected to PayPal to pay for registration. Fee is non-refundable. If you cannot attend, your registration may be able to be transferred to another workshop.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. WBC and 7j programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Lori Smith, WBC Assistant at PO Box 1335, Durant, OK 74702 or call 800-658-2823.

NOTICE  – Choctaw Tribal Members who own a business in or reside in the 10½ Choctaw Counties may be eligible for a Choctaw Small Business Development Scholarship to pay for this training workshop. To qualify for the Choctaw Business Training Scholarship, please contact Gina Hamilton – ghamilton@choctawnation.com – 580-924-8280 ext. 4213 to provide your date of birth for Choctaw Tribal Membership verification purposes. Upon verification, you will be notified.


March 6, 2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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First United Bank Leadership Center
1400 West Main Street
Durant, OK 74701 United States
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