TALK THE TALK & WALK THE WALK
Positive leadership through Transformational Conversations
Presented by Divine Signs, with Speakers Lori Parrish and Dennis Mellen
This virtual presentation gives you leadership skills to create a positive team culture and inspire your team to perform at a level they never dreamed possible. This presentation delves into creating positive, purposeful, and productive conversations allowing you and your team to take risks, make mistakes, talk candidly and caringly, and work together for a common purpose. In light of current events, the importance of maintaining positive leadership through transformational conversations has never been more critical.
The single-most important impetus to team culture is the leadership. Leaders have a tremendous impact on how people exchange ideas, build connections, and foster spontaneous innovation. In today's virtual world this requires different ways of thinking and interacting, different ways of building and sustaining a successful culture. We call it "being a coffee bean" which positively transforms your team culture from "ordinary water, into gourmet coffee" by permeating those around you. On bad teams nobody leads, on good teams the leader leads, and on elite performing teams everybody leads because of their training, experience, and leadership influences.
The presentation involves self-reflections to enhance your leadership style in decision-making, problem solving, and human relationships.
Lori Parrish is a Women’s Leadership Coach, helping professionals lead in their career with confidence and purpose. With a specialty in Conversational Intelligence®, she is working to change the world one conversation at a time.
Lori’s mission is to empower women in leadership roles at work and at home, to maximize their influence by engaging in confident, purposeful, and productive conversations which will ultimately strengthen trust and enhance relationships, while improving results. Prior to starting her own business, Lori worked for 16 years with Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 as an assistant principal and then Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. Before getting into education administration, Lori worked for 10 years in the fields of Crisis Intervention and Behavioral Health as Director of a National Crisis Line and Director of Needs Assessment at psychiatric hospitals in the NW Suburbs and Chicago.
Dennis brings years of leadership experience as a twenty-eight-year retired major airline captain, and Fleet Captain, twenty-year-retired Air Force LtCol, and command pilot. His other leadership experiences include consulting, teaching/coaching high school baseball players, and developing future leaders with the Civil Air Patrol. He attended Squadron Officer School and Air Command and Staff School learning the latest Air Force leadership skills.
As a fleet captain at a major airline, he led the training for 550 pilots and forty instructors. He consulted world-wide for international air-carriers in places like Nairobi, Kenya, Manila, Philippines, and Praia, Cape Verde. He taught crew resource management and leadership to diverse international flight instructors and conducted airline safety audits.