Annual Lunch & Awards Program 2019Name: Annual Lunch & Awards Program 2019Date: January 31, 2019Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM ESTRegistration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.Event Description:Beth Thomas, CEO of Change 4 Growth & Author of Powered by Happy will be presenting the “top tips” from her book in an entertaining presentation. After 25 years of either being in or serving Corporate America and businesses all over the world, she has some stories, best practices and lessons learned that will be sure to resonate with each person in the audience.
As CEO of Change 4 Growth, Beth is responsible for the overall success of the consulting business. Beth has 25 years of experience specializing in Transformational Business Change & Readiness, Leadership, Learning & Development, Culture Shaping and Employee Engagement.
Prior to launching Change 4 Growth, Beth founded Sequent Consulting where she built the business for 12 successful years before renaming, purchasing and launching the business Change 4 Growth. She has now joined the ranks of a Women Owned Business.
Prior to Sequent, Beth’s experience was a practitioner serving as Senior Vice President at JP Morgan Change where she led the retail organization’s Learning & Change Management department across the country in support of their branch network. In addition, Beth served as the Head of Knowledge & Service Management for all Limited Brands, where she led Organizational Change, Learning & Service Management activities.
In addition to many volunteer groups and boards she is involved with, Beth is a globally recognized thought leader in Organizational Change, Leadership and Employee Engagement. Her work has been recognized all over the world and has been a trusted advisor to many Fortune 500 companies. She is a leading executive coach in helping leaders lead change and foster an engaging culture.
Beth is a frequent global motivational speaker, and her professional work has been recognized with national awards and in several globally circulated magazines, newsletters and blogs. Beth is a contributing author on four books, On Demand Learning (Darin Harley), Implementing eLearning (Jay Cross and Lance Dublin), Learning Rants, Raves and Reflections (Elliott Masie), Lies About Learning (Larry Islaelite) and most recently the author of her own book, POWERED BY HAPPY summarizing her years of experience in shaping productive cultures and Employee Engagement.
Some of the tips she will be speaking to are:
- Work culture--Engagement and Happiness
- Leadership’s role in engagement
- Investing in building talent and creating an engaging culture
- Work / Life Balance
- Strategies for being Happy--What makes you happy?
- Happy (engaged) employees vs. Disengaged employees
- How do you handle stress?
- Creating your own definition of happiness
- “To do” list vs. “I wish” list
- Schedule happiness—hang with those who “get it”
Awareness of changes you can make that can have a positive influence on your life
Understand the impact of your relationship with your peers
Understand the impact of your relationship with your boss
Happiness at work = higher productivity and success
Following the seminar will be the Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, a celebration of the the Chamber's accomplishments from 2018 and recognizing our outstanding award winners:
2018 BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Beth Thomas, CEO, Change 4 Growth
2018 YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Elliott Castello, Community Services Director, The Alpha Group of Delaware
2018 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
2018 LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians