Talk, Talk, Talk, But is Anyone Really Listening?

So often it is just "talk, talk, talk". But is anyone really listening? Join us for a round table discussion about Communication Skills
• 4 Ways to Increase Listening and Verbal Communication
• Understanding and Appreciating Communication Style Differences

High Stakes Conversations
Have you seen them, the people who knows how to get to the point of the matter, elicit input, even from those who are angry or frightened? Learn the secret of speaking the truth when the matter is important, opinions vary and emotions are high.

Featured Speakers

Kathy Hill

As a Professional Coach, Kathy specializes in helping people through career and life transitions. With over twenty years of top producing coaching, career counseling, recruiting, sales, and marketing experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her clients. She works with individuals in one-on-one and group settings, in addition to leading workshops and teaching teleclasses. Several of her recent classes include: "Exploring Your Life Purpose," "Creating A Mission Statement For Your Life," "Strategies to Successfully Achieve Your Goals," and "Laying the Foundation for Explosive Growth In Your Life & Business." Her personal mission is to "help people connect with their life's purpose and to then live lives that honor it."

Kathy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University in Boston, with a BS in Business Administration. She was a top sales producer for several Fortune 100 firms in the Information Technology industry, selling hardware, software, and professional services to clients in the Washington, DC area. She was voted "Outstanding Young Woman of America" in 1982. Every year that she was in sales, Kathy was awarded membership in the "President's Club" and received recognition trips around the world.

Realizing that her life's purpose was to help people, she opened and managed a highly successful executive search firm that provided career counseling and recruiting services for individuals and companies in the technology industry. Her passion for helping people grew, and she now focuses exclusively on coaching individuals through career and life transitions. Her coaching clients are located all across the country.

Kathy was a featured speaker at WITI's 2005 National Conference in Los Angeles and will be speaking at WITI's upcoming "Taking The Lead…. In The Digital Age" conference in Silicon Valley.

Felicia Joyner

Professional coach, Felicia Joyner is a dynamic expert and speaker. She is recognized for her very personal and practical approach. Felicia coaches people, helping them identify and get what they want. With 25 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience, Felicia helps organizations attract, engage and retain technical associates. Felicia's powerful presentations have inspired participants to define success and balance and create action plans to achieve life goals. Some of her presentation topics include:
• Work - Life Balance
• High Stakes Conversations
• Creating Your Vision and Life's Mission
• 4 Keys to Unlock Your Career Success Plan
• Starting and Running a Profitable Investment Club
• Women in IT… Where are You Now? And Where Do You Want to Go?

Felicia graduated with a B.A in Spanish from the University of Southern California and has also earned a M.S. Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. She has earned certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Network Administrator; Project Management Professional Certification. Felicia has worked in various capacities for a number of corporations in the Research Triangle Park, NC area.

Felicia is the Regional Vice President for Women In Technology International (WITI). Her region covers North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC. In addition to her love for technology, her interests include working with middle school and high school youth and investing in the stock market.

Felicia's mission is to lead, counsel and affirm people in order to help them achieve financial and emotional security.

Schedule of Events

6:15 Registration, Refreshments & Networking
6:45 Speakers
7:50 Questions and Answers
8:00 Session Evaluation, Raffle and Networking
8:30 Adjourn