GRHRA/MVCATD Joint Event April 16 - The Mentally Strong Leader

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Over 70 people attended this event!

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Presentation Slides  



What: Presentation and Networking Reception. Topic: The Mentally Strong Leader: Strategies for Facing Uncertainty with Quiet Confidence 
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Location: Steeplegate Inn, 100 W. 76th St. Davenport, Iowa
Cost: $15 for ALL GRHRA members (RSVP by end of day April 8 to avoid late charge)| $30 for GUESTS
NEW Times:  2:00-5:00 PM, 2:30-4:00 PM Presentation, 4:00-5:00 PM Networking Reception

NOTE: There is no longer a "pay at the door" option. All RSVP's must be submitted and paid for on-line with a credit card before the meeting. Due to the cost of credit card processing, refunds or credits are NOT available for missed meetings.   

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “We do not have to become heroes overnight.  Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”  In many of our ever-changing industries, today’s leaders are being asked to demonstrate steady fortitude in uncertain times.  This engaging session focuses on how leaders can become consistently mentally strong in order to face these challenges with a quiet confidence that says, “I can face whatever is thrown my way.”  Using compelling research and real-life examples, Brenda will provide participants with practical, take-home strategies for remaining positive, level-headed, and assured, i.e., truly the type of leader up to the task of leading their people through whatever the future holds.

Key Objectives:
  • Explore what The Tetris Effect can teach us about monitoring our thought processes
  • Learn how to gain mental strength through being your own Spam Blocker
  • Define four key identities (Remembered; Reflected; Programmed; Created), and learn which is most important for maximizing success and fulfillment in life


Brenda Clark Hamilton, MA Ed., is a dynamic keynote speaker who provides fresh perspectives in leadership, communication skills, customer service, team-building, and offering one's personal best to life and career.  Brenda launched her speaking business in 2005, by offering training to businesses in her northern Iowa community.  Since that time, she has become a nationally-recognized conference speaker and audience favorite, keynoting at hundreds of events in fourteen states. Audiences are quick to note Brenda’s sense of humor, in-depth and timely knowledge, practicality, high energy, and skill at keeping them engaged throughout her presentations.  Brenda holds a Master’s degree in education. 

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