Speaker Date Topic
Very Special Surprise Speaker Jan 23, 2019 7:30 AM
This is someone loved by all of us. Don’t miss this meeting!
This is someone loved by all of us.  Don’t miss this meeting!
TBA Jan 30, 2019 7:30 AM
Elisabeth Stitt Feb 06, 2019 7:30 AM
4 Challenges Modern Parents Face...
4 Challenges Modern Parents Face...

...That Keep Them Overwhelmed, Anxious and Feeling Guilty About Their Kids.

Parenting is not what it used to be.  Whether you are a parent, grandparent, employer or manager, it is important to understand the unique pressures that parents are under today.  Once parents understand the challenges and learn How to Combat Them, they become the leaders of their family, so their kids will thrive and grow into responsible adults.  Parents who have calm and harmonious home lives are better able to find home/work life balance.  In this workshop, Elisabeth’s highly-rated, power-packed teaching includes
•How society does not support families and what can be done about it. 
•How to parent the kids you have (not the ones you wish you had)
•How to parent from core values so as to be confident and focused as a parent.  
Author and award winning parent educator Elisabeth Stitt founded Joyful Parenting Coaching in 2014 to give parents the skills they need to be confident and joyous.  Over the course of her 25-year teaching career in the Redwood City School District, Elisabeth saw how parents were becoming increasingly isolated and at the same time were coming to parenting with little or no actual hands on experience with kids.  Whereas parents used to turn to family and neighbors for models in how to parent, today they have to seek out information and support from professionals.  Through in-person workshops, one-on-one coaching and online webinars, Elisabeth helps parents establish harmonious households so they can have the warm, loving relationships they desire with their kids.  On her Joyful Parenting tele-summits, Elisabeth has interviewed parenting experts like Dr. Michael Gurian, Dr. Laura Markham and author Julie Lythcott-Haims.  Elisabeth’s book, Parenting as a Second Language uses anecdotes from her own experience as a mom, single mom, stepmom and teacher to show parents how to use warmth and empathy to stay connected to their kids even when they make the inevitable mistakes we make as parents.  
TBA Feb 13, 2019 7:30 AM
TBA Feb 20, 2019 7:30 AM
Barry Minkin Feb 27, 2019 7:30 AM
Candidate for Guru of the Decade
Candidate for Guru of the Decade

Barry Minkin, futurist, professional speaker, best selling author and global management consultant, has been featured on Larry King Live, Tech-Nation, Smart Money, Money Talk, Everybody's Business, The Paula Poundstone Show and The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune and United Airlines Hemisphere. The economic newsletter Critical Factors in proclaimed "Barry Minkin is very much in the running for guru of the decade."

With over 25 years as a global management consultant, including 10 years with Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International), Barry Minkin has consulted with scores of Fortune 500 and growth companies across most industry sectors, as well as government and various trade associations. Barry Minkin's insights into the company specific factors that determine success in the real world have allowed him to accurately develop market forecasts and strategies for his clients.

As his global reputation for accurate forecasting grew, he was asked to publish his forecasts in the Corporate Times in Silicon Valley. Barry Minkin's regular monthly column contained dozens of specific predictions. For example, he was the first person to predict the decline of the US manufacturing sector in the 1970's, the rise of gold in the 1980's as well as predicting the success of Trivial Pursuit before the first game was sold in the United States. Hundreds of his accurate published predictions can be found in his best selling book Future in Sight. His book Econoquake was also a best seller. His latest book 20/20 Foresight in 2009 presents over 200 Trends and 1,000 predictions

He is a popular a very popular and sought after keynote speaker for organizations worldwide. His book Future In Sight - 100 Trends, Implications & Predictions That Will Most Impact Business Into The 21st Century (Simon and Schuster) provides an amazing record of hundreds of his accurate predictions. The book received critical acclaim and sold very well globally. Econoquake: How to survive and prosper in the coming global depression (Simon & Schuster) presented the fault lines in the economy that made an economic downturn inevitable Barry Minkin's latest book Ten Great Lies Threaten Western Civilization (In-Sight Press) is expected to be a best seller. 

Barry Minkin was Professor of: Advanced Marketing and Industry Strategy, Executive MBA Program, St. Mary's College, a Lecturer in Strategic Planning, University of California at Berkeley, and Marketing Professor at Canada College. He holds an MBA degree from the Bernard Baruch School of the City University of New York. He has received numerous awards, including the American Society for Training and Development Achievement Award, and a Presidential Citation for Innovative Employment Strategies.