Monday Morning Speaker: BABY VOOMER™ Career Coach Guru Valli Swerdlow
Introvert vs. Extrovert: Business Strategies For Success
About the Speaker:
About the Presentation
Is it just me or have you ever wondered whether the media’s coverage of these two groups in corporate America, introverts and extroverts, is accurate? It seems to be slanted, portraying extroverts in a more positive light, being sought out as leaders, being included in statements such as the “sky is the limit” and “shoots for the stars”, and being what most people should strive toward. The term introvert has been depicted in more negative terms; someone who wants to close his or her door to the world, use solitude to problem solve, is nerdy and not as promote-able nor eager to attain notoriety. For example, have you ever met an extrovert whose goal was to become an introvert? I haven’t. How about an introvert wishing to become more extroverted? Yes, that I have heard of.
Yeah, yeah, it sounds simple and you probably heard it before that the terms “introvert” and “extrovert” describe where a person gets their energy. Introverts re-energize by being alone and extroverts by being with people. But perhaps those descriptions are too simple and don’t tell the whole story.
As professionals we say that we want to encourage creativity, innovation, and inspiration. How can this be done unless we understand each other’s strengths and build upon them? How can we encourage communication within these two groups and foster an environment where we can work together and be on the same page? If you answered yes, or agree with any of the statements above, then this workshop is for you!
The presentation will cover:
- Why it is important to identify whether you are an “introvert” or an “extrovert” and how it affects our working relationships with one another and influences your corporate culture
- How self-awareness can take you to the next level in your profession and feel more confident that your style and strengths will be an asset to you as well as in your career path
- Techniques for networking, interviewing for a new position, or moving ahead and growing within your current company or organization
Valli Swerdlow, MSW
As the president of VALLI Associates, a certified BABY VOOMER (TM) Career Coach Guru, and Baby Boomer Executive Leadership Coach. Ms. Swerdlow works with professionals and Senior Executives, who are contemplating a transition or are currently in one, do it in less time and with less anxiety than they would on their own. Anyone who has met Ms. Swerdlow would say that she is an enthusiastic, passionate and experienced solo entrepreneur. Her creative approach is to quickly gain the trust of individuals/team members while empowering clients to perform at their peak.
Her mission, as a certified 360Reach Personal Brand Analyst, is to show clients that whether they are in a current position and want mobility within their organization or are looking to reinvent themselves and find their passion somewhere else, branding is now an essential part of their value proposition and used as a differentiator.
After an 11 year international talent management career with small, and medium to Fortune 500 corporate clients, Ms. Swerdlow transitioned in 2008 to offering inspirational Leadership Development/Career Coaching services nationwide by SKYPE or by telephone and on-site environments. Membership includes affiliation with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
On A Personal Note
Ms. Swerdlow uses her vision not only in her professional life but feel energized by painting in acrylics, mixed media and traveling to exotic/adventurous locations. A few years ago on a trip to Thailand she started writing her first children’s book, began illustrating it, moved to painting furniture and then larger canvases. In September '11 Ms. Swerdlow returned from a safari in Tanzania, Africa and to see the gorillas in Rwanda, a life changing transformational experience, and began her second children's book. Now Ms. Swerdlow is not sure if painting makes her more creative in working with clients or whether working with clients makes her more creative in painting.
VALLI Swerdlow - President
BABY VOOMER™ Career Coach Guru
Art Work http://paintingsbyvalli.shutterfly.com
Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.
Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.
40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036
near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit.
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