Keynote Speaker Kara Wolters
Kara Wolters,Olympic Gold Medalist, UCONN National Champion, & WNBA Champion
We are pleased to welcome Kara Wolters as this year's keynote speaker. She has achieved her position in life through dedication and hard work geared to the task at hand. She has lived her message which has given her a great foundation from which to build her various speeches. Her talent for speaking has been utilized by many basketball camps, various corporations, and a number of schools.
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Morning Featured Workshop - The Power of Accountability
Leading Edge Coaching & Development
The Power of Accountability: Driving Ownership for Yourself and Others
In this energizing leadership workshop, attendees learn the difference between responsibility and accountability – and how that can strengthen their reputation. Learn how to develop the ability to see problems and provide solutions rather than blaming others or making excuses. Shifting to a culture of accountability requires women leaders to remove fear from the workplace and react to excuses in a way that will support taking ownership of the most important things.
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Breakout Session 1: The Strong Woman
Krista Catalan, MSPT, CIDN, CWcHP, CMP, Clinic Director, Integrated Rehabilitation Services
The Strong Woman
The strong woman is in all of us, we just have to determine how to reveal her. In this discussion, we will touch on topics that will help the audience better understand their bodies and what’s required to reach their personal physical goals.
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Breakout Session 2 - Feeling Strong: Achieving our Goals of Life Balance
Feeling Strong: Achieving our Goals of Life Balance and Learning to Take Care of Ourselves
Presented by Laura Cappellucci, LCSW
Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN)
As women, there is a struggle to balance many aspects of daily life and often find their needs put on hold. In this workshop, Laura will discuss several key areas in which we can improve upon our emotional health and well-being, which by definition is emotional strength. These areas include:
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Breakout Session 3: Turning Challenges into Opportunities- How to Move Forward
Turning Challenges into Opportunities- How to Move Forward
Professional and personal growth requires a lot of strength. For many, finding the strength to push through life’s challenges can be overwhelming and frustrating. Join Kimberley Palma, Associate Director of Operations for Eastern Connecticut Health Network, as she shares how she navigated through steep personal and professional struggles, and what you can do when facing obstacles on your own road to success. Attendees will learn how to turn challenges into opportunities, how to overcome professional fears and build confidence, and the importance of networking and building positive, professional relationships.
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Emcee is South Windsor Chamber President Elaine Abouakar
This year's Emcee for the Conference will be Elaine AbouAkar, President of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce (SWCC). Elaine is active on various committees at the SWCC, and has served on the Best of South Windsor Expo Committee in various capacities for the past 8 years.
Elaine is a full-time Realtor who helps buyers and sellers across Hartford and Tolland Counties. As a top producer at Century 21 AllPoints Realty, she is committed to excellence and built her reputation on personal attention and service.
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