Social Selling

  • Social Selling
    March 12, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Social Selling: The Sleeping Giant of Companies

Let’s talk about personal branding, content creation, and everything in between! Our presenter for this program is Audrey Boyle, a comedian who is guaranteed to keep things fun with a discussion of social selling. 
💜 Businesses whose employees share content are 58% more likely to attract top talent
💜 Salespeople: 72.6% of salespeople using social selling as part of their sales process outperformed their sales peers and exceeded quotas 23% more often
💜 Individuals that regularly share content grow their networks 4x faster
💜 Leaders create brand trust. People listen more to their social connections (those they trust) than to official marketing campaigns.  Brands can increase content engagement by as much as 700x and brand awareness by as much as 24x.  
All of the employees at a company have a personal brand whether we realize it or not. That employee’s personal brand is how people think of them and the emotion they feel when they hear that person’s brand name. Since people make decisions based on their emotions, it’s a “sleeping giant” to shape your companies brand by encouraging employees to be brand ambassadors. But how do you go about identifying, creating and harnessing an employee advocacy program? 
We will talk with Audrey Boyle about developing branded content and developing a social selling program.


About our Presenter

Audrey Boyle believes the quickest way to common ground for people is laughter. She is grateful that people laugh when she delivers comedy through speaking engagements, blogs, sketch videos, and interviews. After stepping down as one of the youngest Vice Presidents for Home Depot at age 29, she became a college professor teaching personal branding and social media marketing. At Forbes Business School, her classes get as much hands-on experience and insider information as she can provide them.

For more information about this program, contact our administrator, Maggie Shreve, at or 312.730.0041.


Open Conversation Circles

  • Open Conversations
    April 16, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn How Open Conversation Project Circles Can Impact Your Organization

Looking to build collaboration and community across your organization? Encourage shared leadership and proactive action on a key initiative? Explore how Open Conversation Project Circles can impact your organization.

Open Conversation Project Circles is a highly interactive coaching and learning intervention designed to accelerate achieving targeted outcomes in the following areas:

  • Cultivating engagement and innovation across departments and responsibility levels
  • Respect for differences, inclusion
  • Cultivating collaboration and ownership around an issue or goal
  • Improved results
  • Building alignment, working collectively, breaking down silos

Join us in this interactive session to learn:

  • How it works
  • How it is distinct from other modalities, programs and interventions
  • Takeaways from the study associated with MIT’s Presencing Institute that contributed to its development
  • And experience the interview process we used that provokes authentic, insightful learning

NOTE:  This program is being offered on the third Thursday of the month rather than the second to honor major religious holidays.

About our Presenters

Ann Van Eron, Ph.D., MCC, fosters open-minded conversations for unparalleled relationships, results and well-being with leaders, teams and organizations.  She is the founder of Potentials, a global coaching and organization development consulting firm with over 30 years of experience coaching leaders and working with teams and organizations all over the world.  Ann supports people in creating positive and productive relationships and enhancing awareness using her tested OASIS Moves® process.  Ann is the author of OASIS Conversations: Leading with an Open Mindset to Maximize Potential.  She creates and facilitates team and leadership development programs for organizations including the UN, Ford Motor Company, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The World Bank. She is certified as a Master Coach and has a doctorate in Organization Psychology from Columbia University.  Clients include Fortune 100 companies, government and nongovernmental organizations and privately held organizations.

Jackie Sloane, MCC is a seasoned executive coach and consultant, specializing in enhancing ability to achieve significant results and greater well-being through how clients engage others, communicate, and cultivate relationships.  Jackie has over 25 years’ experience in executive coaching, leadership development, communication and transformation consulting and journalism. The Generative Leadership Communication program she developed has been credited with unleashing creativity and innovation and reducing production time at client organizations. She has served leaders, teams and groups at privately-held, nonprofit and Fortune 500 firms in a variety of industries, including academia, manufacturing, professional services, pharmaceutical, medical, medical products, publishing, consumer products, and retail. She has served clients at Abbott, Accenture, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Bank of America, Comcast, Deloitte, Exelon, Garrett Theological Seminary Grant Thornton, Hollister, International Truck and Engine, Legal Marketing Association, Northern Indiana Consumer Transit District, PepsiCo, Plante & Moran, Tribune Company and Purdue University Northwest among others.  Jackie has a B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has completed graduate work at Columbia College, and numerous leadership, communication, facilitation and coaching trainings.