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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Joya Kitchen - 10275 Science Center Dr #150, San Diego, CA 92121
    • 164

    Influence Skills to Drive Leadership Success

    Every day, you encounter someone you want to convince of something. This is the human experience. How often do you find yourself caught in a cycle of persuasion, seeking to influence outcomes and yet not always being heard or clearly understood?

    This session, led by an executive coach, author, and former HR executive with over 30 years of leadership experience, will share insights into the secrets of influence. Through stories, examples, and perhaps a game or two, attendees will explore new ways of thinking about the skills that drive leadership success as an enterprise-wide business partner. Expect to leave with actionable ideas for applying connection and curiosity to influence the results you want!

    Whether your influence style is highly collaborative or more directive, the tips and tools covered will provide you with:

    • Simple, but not easy, approaches to gain access to new information and fresh perspectives
    • Actions designed to encourage greater connection and engagement
    • An approach to building trust, increasing connection, and exercising curiosity for greater results.

      **Please note that the event date differs from our usual schedule.

      Speaker Bio:

      Phyllis Sarkaria is a master certified executive coach, facilitator, and trusted adviser.  She has held corporate executive roles in human resources and government affairs and has had responsibility for functions as diverse as strategic planning, merger integration, and team effectiveness.  Before founding The Sarkaria Group, Phyllis served as an internal adviser and coach to C-level executives and other key employees at Quidel Corporation (now QuidelOrtho), a leading medical diagnostics manufacturer. As head of HR, she was responsible for the company‚Äôs global HR strategy and people programs for more than a dozen years. In addition, she has held financial analysis, strategic planning, government affairs, and HR roles with large, matrixed corporations in the energy industry, and has served on the teaching faculty of several universities. This diversity of experience provides a unique perspective for solving business problems and improving leadership effectiveness.

      Author of Courageous Clarity: Navigating the way forward on your leadership journey, the essential guide for leaders who want to inspire, influence, and engage their teams for greater results, Phyllis is also a published scholar on authentic leadership. She currently works with clients in a wide range of industries, serving as a catalyst to help leaders and teams gain fresh perspective and elevate their influence by building capacity within themselves to increase effectiveness and overall performance.

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    Joya Kitchen
    10275 Science Center Dr #150
    San Diego, CA 92121

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