We were honored to coach the National African American Women’s Leadership Institute (NAAWLI) Fellows, Class of 2014 in March. If you are interested in cultivating the leadership talent of high potentials who happen to be both female and African-American, we urge you to become familiar with this organization.
We spent the day with more than a dozen professionals from companies such as Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, and State Farm Insurance as well as entrepreneurs of thriving small businesses. Each of these individuals discovered keys that will enhance her personal leadership presence in meetings, in dealing with higher ups, customers, sales prospects, and in presentations. In addition to explaining and putting into practice the Predator / Prey / Partner™ model, we explored some of the issues unique to women and to African-Americans in business.
Undoubtedly this group, who participated with admirable courage, represents the next wave of leaders from this sector. We look forward to witnessing their future success as they step into the power of their authentic selves.
Organizer Pamela Benson Owens was kind enough to send this note after the session: “The session was the perfect blend of behavioral science, managing and addressing perceptions, specific strategies to manage both verbal and non-verbal cues and communication, and a plethora of skill building opportunities to practice.”