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WITI Charlotte Regional Network
Looking for Leadership in all the Unexpected Places

Thursday, January 11, 2007
6:15 pm

Most of us have participated in “Leadership 101” programs and know the basics of leadership. We’ve read books on leadership. We’ve observed leaders in action. We’ve been mentored by leaders. And we’ve been leaders ourselves – both formally and informally.

During this seminar, we’ll begin with a review of the basics of leadership. Then we’ll use our creativity as we look for leadership lessons in some of the unexpected places. We’ll look for leadership lessons in situations that appeared to be less than successful…in people who may not think of themselves as leaders…and in some leadership “tools”: a mission statement, a mirror, and a magnet.

We’ll close with a discussion about how women in technology can use the lessons learned to prepare for positions of greater leadership.

About Our Speaker(s)

Charlotte Purvis
Purvis Communications Inc.

Coach, Consultant, and Public Speaker since 1985

Charlotte Purvis has had a life-long interest in how people relate to and communicate with one another. She has been fortunate to turn this interest and her academic training at the University of Wisconsin (B.S., M.S.) into a successful consulting, coaching, and public speaking business.

Charlotte provides consulting and coaching for clients who want to excel in their:

Customer service on the telephone
Delivery of training programs
Speeches and media presentations
Professional development
Personal development

Charlotte’s approach to coaching and consulting is based on her “Five Fundamentals of Communication.” The fundamentals are: Courtesy, Clarity, Consistency, Conciseness, and Confidence. Her clients have reported that these fundamentals serve them well in business and in their personal lives.

In response to client requests, Charlotte has developed “Coach-the-Coach” programs. These programs allow her to transfer her intellectual property and serve as a mentor to clients who want to become internal coaches in their respective organizations.

Client list

Ajilon Consulting
American Council on Education
Digital Recorders Inc.
GlaxoSmithKline (since 1997)
Lucent Technologies
Nortel Networks
North American Network
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
SPICE (Strong Parental Involvement in Community Education)
The Coach Connection
Vialog Corporation

Selected accomplishments, 1985-2006

Maintained steady growth with nearly 100% of contracts resulting from referrals and repeat business.
Since the mid-1990s, influenced the protocol and procedures for a total of more than 1 million telephone calls and conference calls each year.
Received the 1999 “Pace Award” from TeleSpan Publishing Corporation for the “wonderful contributions” made to the teleconferencing industry for more than a decade.
Quoted in publications including The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), The Miami Herald, Selling Radio, and Writer’s Digest, and was featured in a blackenterprise.com article in January 2005.
Selected as a Member Coach with “The Coach Connection,” providing both Personal Coaching and Life Coaching by telephone for clients nationwide; is one of 138 coaches accepted of 1200 who applied.

“Celebrating 21 years of service to some of the best clients in the world”

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:15 pm on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at:

    New Horizons Computer Learning Center
    9140 Arrowpoint Blvd. Ste 200
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28273



6:15 Registration & Networking
7:00 Speaker
7:50 Questions and Answers
8:00 Session Evaluation, Raffle and Networking
8:30 Adjourn


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

Since 1992 New Horizons of Charlotte has grown to become a Trusted Partner in Learning and Development in the Southeast. We offer more courses, at more times and in more locations than any other company in the training industry. New Horizons of Charlotte is accomplished in turning high potential into high performance through knowledge and skills.

New Horizons combination of courseware, labs, simulations and reference solutions for technology and business skills deliver industry-leading learning solutions for issues that are key to the business performance of organizations. Our state-of-the-art equipment and real-world solutions, taught by industry experts ensures highly-deployable, reliable and multi-leveled learning from anywhere, anytime."

New Horizons offers customized training for corporations and individualized training, for those who have demanding lives, via our "mentored learning lab".

See this link to preview New Horizons-Charlotte's class offerings and innovative training delivery methods:


Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Felicia Joyner ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.