Elizabeth MacDonald on Video at the First Fridays Fort Wayne Women’s Conference

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We had a great turn-out for last Friday’s Women’s Conference.  Below is the video link to our first speaker – Elizabeth MacDonald.  This video and the next 2 will be found on our  YouTube channel:  First Fridays Fort Wayne on YouTube

Elizabeth’s presentation can be found here:  Elizabeth MacDonald

The other presentations will be available soon!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and you will find out first when they are available.  Be sure to share this post and our channel with others!

To learn more about Elizabeth MacDonald, her company, and her book, please visit her website at:  The Verbal Edge

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Order Elizabeth’s book here:  https://www.amazon.com/Sharpen-Your-Verbal-Edge-Communication/dp/099981897X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+verbal+edge&qid=1560365392&s=gateway&sr=8-1sharpen your verbal edge

Women’s Conference: Speaker Bios

So who are the leaders that will be presenting on June 7 at the Mirro Center for the 2019 First Fridays Fort Wayne Women’s Conference?  Here they are:

Elizabeth MacDonald

img_6760Elizabeth (Nulf) MacDonald is a speaker, consultant, and founder of The Verbal Edge, which is located in Fort Wayne and Tampa Bay, Florida.

She is also an author: Her book, Sharpen Your Verbal Edge:101 Tips to Enhance Your Professional Communication Skills is an assortment of bite-sized tips addressing presentation skills, networking, the power of words, and grammar essentials. The book was published a year ago, and several companies have purchased it for their staffs.

Passionate about equipping professionals who are already good communicators to be even better, Elizabeth provides consultations to individuals and presents customized communication skills workshops to staffs and teams.

Her background includes:

  • TV reporting, anchoring, and hosting talk shows in Fort Wayne and Norfolk/Virginia Beach
  • Communication specialist for Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Teaching high school English (at South Side).

Elizabeth graduated from Indiana University at Fort Wayne with a B.S. in Education–focusing on sociology, history and English. She completed her Master’s work and graduate orals in Broadcast Communication at San Francisco State University and interned at KPIX-TV in San Francisco.

She is married to Greg MacDonald. They have two grown daughters and a German Shepherd named Dinah.

 

Dr. Angela LaSalle

Dr. Angela LaSalleAngela LaSalle M.D., ABoIM is the Medical Director of Parkview Physician’s Group Integrative Medicine for Parkview Health System in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. LaSalle was one of only 121 integrative medicine physicians nationally to obtain the inaugural certification through the American Board of Integrative Medicine and has studied with Andrew Weil, M.D. at University of Arizona, the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Metabolic Medicine Institute.

Dr. LaSalle also has two degrees in nursing and prior to her medical career, worked as an RN in Surgery and Burn Unit. She is an author and frequent keynote speaker on the topics of thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, auto-immunity and the role of nutrition in inflammatory diseases.

Leslee Hill

Leslee HillLeslee Hill is the Director, Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC). She joined The NIIC (Northeast Indiana Innovation Center) in February 2018. Most recently, she owned and operated her own company for the past four years. She also worked as a Product Developer for companies such as Spiegel Catalog, Icelandic Design and Vera Bradley. After leaving corporate America, she worked for a local start-up before starting her own company.

Leslee earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Ball State University in Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design and minored in Marketing. She gained her Image Consulting and Color Analysis certifications in 2014. Her international travel has provided an education beyond degrees, yet her passion to help other surpasses her knowledge.

Register today by following this link:  First Fridays Fort Wayne Women’s Conference Registration

 

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Women’s Conference Speaker Intro: Elizabeth MacDonald video

On June 7, our 2nd annual Women’s Conference will take place at the Mirro Center.  One of our fantastic speakers will be Elizabeth MacDonald.  Here she is with a brief hint of what she will be sharing:

Register for this event at:  https://fwchamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/10074

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The Power of Conflict by Brian DeCook

brian decookBrian DeCook was one of our speakers in Season 1 of First Fridays Fort Wayne.  He is an expert on conflict management/resolution.  Below is a recent article he posted on LinkedIn.  

 

The power of conflict is amazing. It can humble and humiliate us. It can expose our selfishness and arrogance. It can take a gifted and talented team and turn it into a band of dysfunctional misfits. Conflict can hinder relationships, diminish productivity, and destroy morale.

But the power of conflict can also energize and elevate us. It can take the coal of our character and create a diamond. It can turn a mediocre team into champions.

So why do some teams elevate their performance during a conflict when others fall apart?

To learn more about Brian, his services, and to finish this article, follow this link:  The Amazing Power of Conflict