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Contact Jessi Kirley at the Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley, Inc., at (413) 320 8744 to get more information, discuss your situation, and commit to an evening or a morning that will expand your thinking about growing your business.

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FBC dinner forums ~ included with all membership types. If registering as a guest of a member or strategic partner, can attend for no-charge. If registering as an interested community member, please pay $80 (includes dinner & event). If you join as a member within 3 months, the $80 is deducted from membership cost.

DECEMBER 10, 2019 •TUESDAY, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET AND MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE MASS

LEARN HOW TO INTERPRET AND DECODE HUMAN BEHAVIOR FROM A WORLD-LEADING BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT It’s estimated that as much as 80% of our interaction with others is through non-verbal communication, or body language. And the vast majority of the nonverbal cues we display are driven by our subconscious mind – they are important indications of how we are feeling and what we’re thinking. Tonight’s presenter, JOE NAVARRO, has been studying non-verbal behavior for the past 45 years. Twenty-five of these were spent in the FBI catching spies. Today Joe is an internationally recognized expert, consultant, author, and gifted lecturer, in the interpretation of non-verbal behavior. You will learn more about this, also enjoying that he is entertaining, authoritative, insightful, in showing you how to recognize and decipher non-verbal communications. These skills, which can be immediately applied, will enhance your interpersonal communications, increase your confidence, engender greater trust, as well as elevate your understanding of this universal language. Joe’s clients have included medical associations, insurance groups, and law firms, as well as some of the largest financial institutions in the U.S. and abroad. He also has spoken annually at Harvard Business School for the past eight years. Discover why Fortune 500 companies and the intelligence community have him on speed dial.

JOE NAVARRO was personally approached to join the FBI while he was working as a police officer at the tender age of 23. He accepted their offer and became one of the youngest agents ever to join the renowned investigative agency. He spent the next 25 years at the FBI, working both as an agent and supervisor in the areas of counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Through his work he was able to study, refine and apply the science of non-verbal communications. His acumen in this field and his success as a spy-catcher, led Joe to begin training FBI agents and the intelligence community. Retiring from the FBI in 2003, and meeting overwhelming demand for his notable insights into human behavior, Joe has dedicated himself to speaking and consulting with major corporations worldwide. Today Joe is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on reading non-verbal communications and he is regularly interviewed on programs such as NBC’s Today Show, Fox News, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’ Early Show, BBC News, and for publications such as The Washington Post, South China Morning Post and Psychology Today. Described by his audiences as “dynamic,” “superb,” and “captivating,” Joe has lectured throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, teaching the skills of reading non-verbal behavior, as well as perception management. A gifted educator and speaker, Joe utilizes his FBI experiences to guarantee his lectures are not only fascinating, but also singularly unique. Personally sought out by CEOs of a number of major global organizations, Joe provides the same personalized hands-on attention, which made him famous at the FBI and at Harvard Business School where he has lectured annually for the past six years. Joe has authored and co-authored several books, including: What Every Body is SayingLouder Than Words,  Advanced Interviewing Techniques (currently used by the FBI’s counterterrorism division), and Hunting Terrorists: A Look at the Psychopathology of Terror.

YIELD OF DREAMS: MAKING YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE Charlie Epstein of Epstein Financial Services will take you through a fun and interactive process for going beyond your myths of money to creating Paychecks for Life to pay for all the things you desire to do in life. EPSTEIN FINANCIAL SERVICES is a Strategic Partner of the FBCPV.

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MARCH 20, 2020 •FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM MORNING WORKSHOP

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

BUILDING A GREAT PLACE TO WORK: WHERE TO FOCUS YOUR TIME, ENERGY AND EFFORT

Every organization has a culture. But what happens when you're intentional in how you build that culture? What happens when you consciously and methodically create the conditions for employees to be their most engaged and committed selves? 

In this short two and half hour workshop, we will explore the basic foundation of what makes a great place to work. Take a look at what some of the best companies are doing to solidify their culture, increase engagement, and improve their employer brand. No matter where your organization is on its own cultural journey, this workshop will leave you with new insights and tools you can implement moving forward.

Presented by ELIZABETH SOLOMON, with JIM YOUNG. They collaborate here to present something both practical and visionary. Among Liz' work talents is her longtime role as researcher and writer for Great Place to Work US, and is a Certified Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Coach. Jim has had several leadership roles in private business, and coaches leadership teams in transition, as well as (you men will love this!) helps you find the Gentle Man in you.

MARCH 24, 2020 •TUESDAY, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET AND MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE MASS

THE WORK OF LEADERS: VISION, ALIGNMENT, AND EXECUTION

Presented by INGRID BREDENBERG, Strategic Leadership Coach, who facilitated the leadership transition from Ira to Jessi; is talented at DISC profiles, World Cafe events, helping people develop themselves; and is the record holder for most presentations to the FBC over our quarter century.

APRIL 7, 2020 •TUESDAY, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET AND MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE MASS

LESSONS FROM FAILURE: PRESENTED THROUGH PECHA KUCHA

Henry Ford said "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." Of course, nobody thinks that at the time, only when the lesson is learned, later on, often in the form of a story. Tonight we hear from several brave souls, who want to share what they've learned from failing.Their stories will each be 400 seconds long, with 20 slides, self advancing every 20 seconds.

APRIL 24, 2020 •FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM MORNING WORKSHOP

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

IN BUSINESS AND IN LOVE: CREATING THE LOVE YOU LONG FOR WITHOUT SACRIFICING YOUR BUSINESS GOALS

This workshop, led by relationship coach, JOLI HAMILTON, will help you create the relationship you really want. You will leave with actionable steps for addressing common arguments and a clear idea of how to transform lackluster habits into a passionate connection. Discover the path to joyful, loving relationship without sacrificing your business goals or compromising the drive that makes you the successful entrepreneur you are.

JUNE 9, 2020 •TUESDAY, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET AND MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE MASS

MIGHT THE WORKER COOP OR ESOP MODEL SOLVE YOUR SUCCESSION PROBLEM? You may be surprised how many of the boxes your current employees check off, qualifying as a good next generation of owner/management. Much is misunderstood about this method, but there are (of course!) experts and people with wisdom from experience. Come hear!

SEPTEMBER, 15, 2020 •5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET AND MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE MASS

NAVIGATING CHALLENGING TRANSITIONS: INCLUSIVE APPROACHES TO MANAGING CHANGE Tonight’s session will be highly interactive and explore the challenges of change. After viewing some theatrical dramatizations of both positive and negative examples of difficult transitions, you and others will be able to suggest changes to those episodes, in order to identify and clarify successful and failing strategies to managing change, after seeing what seems to work, at least on stage. The scenes will tap into our common experiences, situations and themes, helping us consider how change can best happen. One area of change we will include is the need to make our own (FBC’s) learning environment more diverse and inclusive. We will learn of models and frameworks that illuminate and interpret our thoughts and feelings, so we can more successfully have those “uncomfortable conversations”

Presented by WILL C and TIM VAN NESS of VAN NESS & COMPANY. Will is a skilled facilitator of individual, community and leadership development. He grew up on the streets of Boston under intensely challenging socio‐economic circumstances, and worked and “willed” his way into a superior situation. He is now an educator for multiple institutions of higher education including being an adjunct professor at Brandeis University. He holds an M.Ed from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and a BA in Theater Arts from Brandeis. He is also a performer, and trainer of Playback Theatre, and has led programs in the US, Canada, Germany, Brazil and Australia. Will is currently using Playback Theatre as a tool for civic engagement, dialogue, and bringing the Cambridge, MA community of Cambridgeport together through the sharing and enactment of personal story. Tim is an expert in the use of theatre, storytelling and action methods for organizational change and leadership development. He has designed and delivered distinctive programs for clients across diverse industries including consumer products, financial services, health care, higher education, manufacturing, energy and technology. Tim is a 30-year veteran of Playback Theatre, an original form of improvisational theatre based on the enactment of personal story, and also coaches and consults with business leaders around the world in the art of leadership presence. Tim was also instrumental in the troupe that co-created (with Ira Bryck and others) the interactive shows The Perils of Pauline’s Family Business, and Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home. Tim also played Bud Rosenbloom in Ira's autobiographical play A Tough Nut To Crack.

OCTOBER, 2020 (exact date tba) •5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET AND MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE MASS

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT WORK

presented by MICHELE NEVAREZ, CEO of GOLEMAN EI

DECEMBER 8, 2020 •TUESDAY 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOG CABIN BANQUET AND MEETING HOUSE, HOLYOKE MASS

AN EVENING WITH REBECCA HAMILTON, CEO OF THE W.S. BADGER COMPANY and learn what becoming a B-Corp could do for you.

Archive of past Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley dinner forums

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