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"WE Lead"

A Workshop for

Ambitious Women Leaders

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- cause  to go with one by holding them by the hand while moving forward; be a route or means of access to a particular place or in a particular direction.
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What to expect from this intimate, interactive 2 day workshop:

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Enhance and improve your brand. Learn some strategies you can use to enhance your image to be aligned with what you and your organization values. 

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Learn tools to improve your money management skills to reach your goals by creating healthier relationships with money and work for an abundant life.

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Be your best self. Learn ways to optimize your health to improve performance in both work and life.

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Learn about your unique behavioral style and how to apply this knowledge to "be heard", increase productivity and reduce potential employee conflict. This will include a DISC Profile that will need to be completed prior to the workshop.

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"When I look back at key moments that changed my life - this will be one."

Here are what previous participants have shared:

"What I loved most, is that this workshop didn’t focus on our roles in this industry - it focused on our roles as driven, ambitious women. I was able to take these presentations, and these skills, and the courage from other women to find my own power & strength."

"I laughed, I cried, and I grew."

"I needed to hear this information."

"Super amazing."

INTERACTIVE 2 DAY WORKSHOP

ONLINE EVENT

9:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m. PST each day

Wednesday, April 21

and

Friday, April 23, 2021

April 21, 2021

How Healthy is Your Brand?

Lisa Jane Vargas and Gina Kilker are teaming up to talk about your brand. Your message is not what people want to hear, it’s what your heart has to say to the world. Dive deeply into the soil of your soul during this session to uncover a simple, unexpected and emotional message that’s compelling, memorable and a mighty attractant for your business. You’ll never think of your brand or of messaging the same way. Then…you will learn how to weave it into your marketing strategy and to use it immediately.

April 21, 2021

Nourish your Mind, Body and Spirit

Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross  will share how the health of women is important because of the many roles women play in society.   These many roles often lead to women postponing their own self-care, putting themselves last on their “to-do” lists.  In this presentation, we will discuss simple ways to improve overall body, mind and spirit health, increase energy and find ways to nourish body, mind and spirit.

April 23, 2021

Achieving Financial Independence to Live the Life of Your Dreams

Jennifer Griffith will empower you in achieving financial independence to live the life of your dreams.  She will share tips to help you save money, pay off debt, and better manage your funds. In this presentation she addresses potential money blocks and shares powerful tools to help you attract more abundance into your life.

April 23, 2021

Self-Awareness and Communication

Christi Cessna, MS and Keyne Petkovic, MS will guide you on a path of personal discovery and heightened self-awareness. This session reveals each participant’s unique behavioral style blend and “how to” apply that knowledge prescriptively, boosting communication effectiveness. Studies indicate that 92% of workplace conflict is the result of misunderstanding and communication breakdowns. Participants can apply DISC’s prescriptive lessons of behavioral adaptability to reduce employee conflict and turnover, increase productivity, and optimize team performance.

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About Christi & Lisa Jane

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Our Story:

WE met 20 years ago when we had the privilege of working together on one of the first national marketing teams for a world-renowned treatment center.  Since that time, we both have held various positions from chief marketing officer, executive director, and chief operating officer.  During our journey, we realized there were far too few women in leadership and recognized there was a need for women to mentor each other.  

In 2019, we decided that rather than talk about what was needed, we would take action to create our first workshop, WE Lead for ambitious women leaders.  It is a forum where women in the healthcare field could come together to learn, share in a safe environment, discover and uncover our dreams and goals both personally and professionally.  We focus on the 4 pillars of brand, communication, money, and well-being.  

We both are successful in our careers yet like many women, we did not receive a training manual on how to be a good leader nor did we have women mentors.  We had to figure it out along the way, sharing not only our success but also our mistakes.  This was how we helped each other to avoid pitfalls, knowing what to ask for when negotiating, and it also inspired us to share our key learnings to the other women we had befriended.  This was the beginning of our journey to invite other women alongside us to be the students and the teachers, to support each other as we all grew professionally. 

Our intention and desire are to continue to reach as many women who want to be a part of a collective, bringing the wisdom and strength of the group to help elevate us all from where we are to where we want to go.

 

Our experiential events include a health- focused practice and often times is wrapped in the philosophy of yoga.  Our intention is summarized in this quote:

Inspiration

"There’s no world without ambitions. Even if one practices Santosha (contentment), even if one only seeks spiritual growth, even if one seeks only to be present, it all begins with human desire, an ambition to achieve something, to reach a destination, to be a part of something greater than self. So, what if our ambitions were more inspirations from the heart and less motivation to feed the ego?  Then our desires would become transformative tools reaching into an awakened life."

~Nasim Nourian, Inner Vision Yoga Teacher

We look forward to meeting you in our workshop series to see what transpires. 

THESE ORGANIZATIONS ARE INVESTING IN WOMEN:

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Presenters

Christi Cessna, MS
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Christi is a well-rounded operational and business development executive with over 20 years of behavioral healthcare experience.  She is a proven leader who excels at building teams, operationalizing systems and processes, and producing desired results.  She has experience working with companies in various growth stages.  As an executive leader, Christi guides organizations on how to incorporate best practices and progressive treatment approaches to become a treatment center of choice.  She has worked for several of the behavioral health industry’s most respected private programs and brands, delivering pivotal outcomes to those organizations.  Christi holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.  She is a certified DISC trainer and is a national speaker presenting on leadership, collaboration, and ethical business practices.  She is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Integrative Life Center.  

Lisa Jane Vargas, 200 CYT
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Lisa Jane's life’s passion centered on wellness, whether business, finances, health, or spirituality, Lisa Jane, founder of Wellness Legacy and co-founder of WE Lead workshops, is recognized for her strategic vision, sound leadership, and passion for helping others.  After a successful tenure as the Chief Marketing Officer of a world-renowned treatment center, Lisa Jane went back to her roots of entrepreneurship and established Wellness Legacy, a firm designed to help businesses develop and refresh their brands by implementing a full-spectrum marketing strategy.  She consults with healthcare businesses to elevate their brands for optimum growth and revenue.  For over 20 years, she has been supporting people in the process of getting help for addictions and mental health needs, promoting a holistic philosophy of recovery and wellness.  She enjoys presenting workshops and facilitating retreats offering the space for attendees to embrace wellness holistically.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor with specialties in addictions, faith and athletes.  In December, Lisa Jane will be completing her 300-hour Healing Emphasis Yoga Therapy course.   

Keyne Petkovic, MS
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Keyne is an Arizona-based Leadership Coach, has 15 years of management experience in social service and healthcare settings. She has played an active leadership role in company financial and process improvement initiatives.  Responsible for multi-million dollar facility operating budgets, she has broad experience in budget development and financially-related mentoring and accountability. As an operations executive, she has excelled in developing and leading process improvement teams while building strong cross-functional team dynamics through personal, hands-on investment in staff growth and development. Known as an incredible supervisor and coach by her staff and an engaging, collaborative team member by her peers, Keyne has shown an ability to combine leadership, management, and emotional intelligence skills in the workplace environment.  Keyne is certified in Physician Practice Management, has a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Winona State University, and has a BS in Psychology with a minor in Business at Penn State University.

Jennifer Griffith 
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At one point in time, Jennifer Griffith and her husband found themselves with over $100,000 in debt and realizing that the only way out was to create an intentional lifestyle. After paying off their debt and taking financial control of their lives, Jennifer created In the Life of Zen, a platform that shares inspiration, guidance, and practical tips to help others achieve financial freedom; juggle the demands of home, family, and careers; and fulfill their purpose without sacrificing their dreams. In addition to pursuing her passions, Jennifer is the Vice President of Business Development for a healthcare media company, an industry she has served in for over 20 years, continuously leading a top-performing sales team. Jennifer marries her knowledge of business with a love for achieving greatness in hopes of inspiring others to live their best lives.

Carolyn Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS
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Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is an expert in eating disorders and addictions.  She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and in Addiction Medicine and is a graduate of Dr. Andrew Weil’s fellowship in Integrative Medicine is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook.  Dr. Ross is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, an online coaching program for food and body image issues. Dr. Ross is the co-chair of the African-American Eating Disorder Professionals group at IAEDP.  Dr. Ross also gave a TEDxPleasantGrove talk on “Historical and Intergenerational Trauma.  She is a contributing author of: “Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide.”  Dr. Ross is a partner in the consulting firm “The Institute for Antiracism and Equity” which works with organizations including treatment facilities to develop cultural competence.

Gina Kilker
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As the founder of BrandTree Marketing Communications, Gina couldn’t think of a better metaphor for a brand than a tree when she started her own company. Always changing, morphing, growing and adapting to the changing world around it, trees serve as our everyday model of what it takes to grow, thrive and blossom in an environment where anything can happen. So, when it came time to growing her own brand, she did it only after years of growing others. It was those experiences within multiple industries – whether client side or agency side – that have now helped her develop what she believes is the ideal marketing communications firm.

Christi Cessna, MS
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Christi is a well-rounded operational and business development executive with over 20 years of behavioral healthcare experience.  She is a proven leader who excels at building teams, operationalizing systems and processes, and producing desired results.  She has experience working with companies in various growth stages.  As an executive leader, Christi guides organizations on how to incorporate best practices and progressive treatment approaches to become a treatment center of choice.  She has worked for several of the behavioral health industry’s most respected private programs and brands, delivering pivotal outcomes to those organizations.  Christi holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.  She is a certified DISC trainer and is a national speaker presenting on leadership, collaboration, and ethical business practices.  She is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the Integrative Life Center.  

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Contact Us

weleadevents@gmail.com |  Tel: 602-738-8170

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