Virtual Emerge YP Summit
In 2021 we are taking the "event" virtual and sending all of the content directly to your inbox! Each day you will receive an email with video content to consume at your convenience, with the keynote session being delivered on the final day.
We invite you to activate your curiosity, discover new ways to grow personally and professionally, and dig your roots deep into the community to become the leader you were meant to be. Sign up now to ensure the delivery of this exciting content!
What to expect when
Day 1 - Stop Networking, Start Connecting
Presented by Nate Gautier
Business relationships are critical for professional growth. Relationships are a means of cultivating ideas, encouraging collaboration, and contributing to the community in your industry. But if you want to see true success in your business relationships, you need to stop networking. In this session, Nate will share how looking at these interactions through the lens of “connection” will boost the quality of your business relationships.
Day 2 - Leading Others With Authentic Purpose
Presented by Laura Coalter-Parker
In this session, Laura Coalter-Parker will help you find the path to purposeful leadership. Through personal stories and professional research, Laura will discuss how purpose compels people and builds thriving organizations and lives. She will share practical steps to discovering, clarifying, aligning, and delivering purpose.
Day 3 - Assessing Your Financial Health: Know Your Numbers
Presented by Stephen Schott
How often have you wished that you could have swapped out a college course for a practical “How to Adult” class? Investing, saving for emergencies and retirement, paying off debt, and purchasing a home can all be goals and concepts that feel overwhelming and impossible. In this session, Stephen Schott will break things down in a practical way giving you tips and tricks to get you started down the path to financial success.
Day 4 - Tuning In To What Matters
Presented by Brett Cheek
In his session, Brett will cover the importance of mental health awareness and self-care. Participants will learn techniques to successfully address some of the most common mental health concerns like stress, anxiety and depression such as mindfulness, validation, and empathic communication. These can be detrimental as we work towards self-actualization and effective development in the workplace.
Day 5 - Unleashing the Most Positive YOU
Presented by Susie Thompson
Your attitude and approach to everything you do can give you a competitive advantage professionally and personally, can strengthen your influence with others, and can propel you into leadership opportunities. This fun, engaging and relatable session will have you thinking not just about WHO you are, but HOW you are every day and how that will make the biggest difference in your future success. You'll learn tips and techniques for emphasizing the positive and diffusing the negative, and to help prepare you to make a positive difference in your World.
Get to know our keynote speaker, Susie Thompson!
Susie Thompson is currently a Vice President of Human Resources and Culture Officer at the Wood and Huston Bank in Marshall, Missouri. Prior to that, she spent nine years as an English teacher, yearbook advisor and varsity tennis coach. Thompson also spent 17 years with Hallmark Cards, Incorporated where she was responsible for Learning and Development, Leadership Development, Retail Training, and executive coaching. For the past 15 years, she has had a side motivational speaking business that has landed her engagements with over 200 groups including Cisco Systems, American Academy of Family Physicians, Extreme Leadership Institute, Sprint, the Agriculture Future of America, and multiple universities and schools. She is currently a member of the Lyceum Liaisons, a volunteer group supporting Arrow Rock Missouri's Lyceum Theater and a board member for the Sacred Heart School Foundation. She has held board membership in the Marshall, Missouri Public School District, the Stephanie Waterman Tennis Foundation and the Fitzgibbon Hospital Foundation.
Get to know our Presenting Sponsor, Wood & Huston Bank!
Personal service is a legacy that has been passed from generation to generation in the communities Wood & Huston Bank serves. As a community member, they serve in civic leadership and philanthropic capacities. As an independent, full-service community bank, they provide financial services and banking expertise in a manner consistent with the changing needs and demands of their local customers.
Over 140 years after their founding, times are still changing and technology is driving many new products and banking channels. Today, Wood & Huston Bank offers sophisticated financial and banking services in the bank, at the drive-thru, through ATMs and video tellers, electronic banking and mobile devices; however you want it, 24-hours a day. What sets Wood & Huston Bank apart, they still deliver their products and services with the flexibility and personal attention, to you.
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