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IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum has been designed to focus on topics that are unique to women in the exhibitions and events industry. It is tailored for all women regardless of age, individual situation or current position held within their company. The Forum will provide knowledge and strategies for attendees to succeed in their current positions, as well as motivation and inspiration to take your career to the next level. The Forum will give you the tools and resources while balancing life along the way.

Program Information

Transforming Teams – Tips for Improving Collaboration and Building Trust

Join Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as she explores the common breakdowns that happen between coworkers and colleagues, and particularly those between sales and customer service or operations teams.  It explores why these familiar breakdowns occur and how to resolve them.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and diagnose breakdowns in teams;
  • Discover how behavioral style contributes to those breakdowns;
  • Learn how to improve collaboration through improving trust, making and managing promises, and holding critical conversations.

Presenter: Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President, Affinity HR Group

Mastering Your Flow State for Optimal Performance

Many of us operate under a common misconception in the work world that if we work harder and faster, then we can get it all done.  The reality is that the to-do list never gets any shorter, the email inbox continues to fill up, and the work doesn’t end, which leads many of us to experience high levels of stress on a daily basis.  We’ve come to see this as normal— normal to have tight shoulders, normal to lose sleep over work, normal to think repeatedly about work outside of work.

While it may be normal, it simply does not work.  It is time to create a new normal— it is time to transform your experience of stress by discovering a whole new way to work and live. Welcome to one of the best-kept secrets of our time: Flow State.

There are over 25 years of verifiable scientific research on the measurable brain state called Flow State, or what athletes refer to as being “in the zone.”  Navy Seals and Olympic Athletes train to enter this state because it is so highly effective, and you as a business professional can also learn how to access this state with certain self-mastery techniques such as mindfulness.

The days of stress and burnout can become a relic of the past. This is no pipe dream— it’s real, and the possibility is here, now!

By accessing and mastering your own Flow State, you will have the opportunity to:

  1. Work relaxed on a daily basis in order to become even more effective
  2. Significantly increase your ability to focus and stay on-task.
  3. Perform at your highest levels and in your creative genius naturally and without extra effort

Presenter: Jeska Brodbeck, President, Be Light Consulting

Meet the Speakers

Jeska Brodbeck

Jeska Brodbeck is a corporate keynote speaker, performance coach, business owner and creator of the Mindful Performance® Training based in Miami, Florida. She works with business professionals to help them enter the state that athletes refer to as “being in the zone” so they can be more efficient and productive with less stress in their life.

Jeska works one-on-one with C-level executives and speaks to organizations across the private sector, government and non-profit.  She has been highlighted as a Distinguished Speaker at Florida International University, serves on the Board of the Program in the Study of Spirituality at FIU and served on the board of the very first World Happiness Summit.

In addition to her professional merits, Jeska was trained at one of the top yoga schools in the U.S., Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires, Massachusetts.  She has practiced yoga for over 14 years and has taught groups and individuals the deep science of training the mind for over 8 years.  She has completed the cornerstone mindfulness course, the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has contributed over 1,000 hours to transformational trainings both as a participant and coach.

Jeska’s unique experiences as an instructor, coach, business owner and consultant allow her to offer practical tools based in modern science and the ancient wisdom of mindfulness and meditation to help business professionals reduce stress, improve focus & reach a new level of optimal performance.

Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Claudia St. John, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the founder and President of Affinity HR Group, Inc., a national human resources and management consulting firm specializing in hiring and recruiting, HR compliance and employee engagement.

Affinity HR Group is the endorsed HR partner and resource for more than fourteen national trade associations and their member companies.  As a consultant and frequent speaker, Claudia has given hundreds of presentations and workshops on such topics as how to recruit like a pro, common management mistakes, employee engagement, and multi-generational workplace challenges.

She is the author of the bestselling book Transforming Teams – tips for improving collaboration and building trust.  Her weekly HR Minute e-mails and monthly articles are followed by thousands of business leaders nationwide.


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