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Apr 232018
 

Topic: “Become a Champion for Your Organization”


The May program will be presented by Mike Thompson, CEO of SVI, a talent development company on a mission to create irresistible companies and extraordinary people. Mike and SVI partner with complex global organizations to engage, train, assess and develop their entire workforce. As one of the most forward thinkers in leadership, Mike coaches executives and next-generation CEOs at many of the world’s largest companies. He has toured the world and studied leadership in some of the most primitive environments to gain deeper-level leadership insights in all types of communities and cultures around the globe.

Mike is the author of three top-selling business and leadership books and holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Ethics from John Brown University. Mike Thompson is a sought-after speaker who has delivered keynote speeches around the world to hundreds of audiences.

The May program will be sponsored by Dallas Metro North TBW member Amandita Johnson.

Guests should plan to arrive by 6:30pm while members should plan to arrive by 6:00pm for the business meeting.

When: Monday, May 14, 2018; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Hors d’oeuvres/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Free! Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Apr 032018
 

Topic: “Personal and Gun Safety”


The April program will be presented by Officer Mark Dawson, of the City of Plano Police Department Crime Prevention Unit. Officer Dawson has been with the Plano Police Department since 1986. He has worked Patrol, Professional Standards, Internal Affairs, Hiring and Background Investigator, 7 years on SWAT, Crime Prevention, Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, facilitates the Citizens Police Academy as well as many other assignments. Dawson holds the highest obtainable certificate (Masters Certificate) from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education and has given thousands of presentations to tens of thousands of people.

The April program will be sponsored by Dallas Metro North TBW members Tracy Harbison and Angela Powell.

Guests should plan to arrive by 6:30pm while members should plan to arrive by 6:00pm for the business meeting.

When: Monday, April 9, 2018; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Hors d’oeuvres/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Free! Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Feb 262018
 

Topic: “An Overview of the Veterans Center of North Texas”


The March program will be presented by Paul Hendricks, a retired Air Force Officer. Following his retirement from the Air Force, Hendricks joined the Rockwell International and Boeing companies. He served as a Program Manager for numerous defense programs and retired from industry in 2011.

Mr. Hendricks is a community leader and is involved with local and state government initiatives. He is an officer in his church and holds leadership positions in the Air Force Association, the Military Officers Association of America and Rotary International. He is also actively engaged with State and National elected officials with the goal to ensure active and retired military members are recognized and afforded their earned benefits. Hendricks is also a leader in the Town of Fairview where he served on the Fairview Planning and Zoning Commission for 9 years and is currently serving as a Fairview Councilman. Additionally, he is an Ambassador for the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.

Hendricks co-founded and manages the Veterans Center of North Texas. Established in 2014, the volunteer non-profit organization assists Veterans and their families to locate the benefits and resources to become productive citizens within their communities.

Hendricks and his wife of 49 years live in Fairview, Texas. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

The March program will be sponsored by Dallas Metro North TBW President, Kathi Turner. Turner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Mentor Coach in Plano, Texas. Specializing in parenting, family dynamics, life transitions. Turner coaches individuals in transition due to unplanned life challenges, changing roles in career or family, or finding clarity in current circumstances such as:
Unplanned Pregnancy: creating strategies for life after pregnancy whether placing for adoption or parenting.
Adoption: helping prospective parents to understand and chart their research and choices, identifying their own needs and beliefs;
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: supporting self-care and balance with this major life transition, identifying grief and loss or fear-based behaviors and thinking, parenting strategies, facilitating GP’s research for support services.

Guests should plan to arrive by 6:30pm while members should plan to arrive by 6:00pm for the business meeting.

When: Monday, March 12, 2018; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Hors d’oeuvres/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Free! Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Jan 232018
 

Topic: “Her Life’s Work with Special Education”


The February program will be presented by Brenda Batts, PhD. Dr. Brenda Batts is a Behavior Consultant, and mother of two sons: Ray, a 29-year-old neuro-typical son, and Alex, a 26-year-old son with Autism. Dr. Batts is also co-owner and director of Focus on the Future Training Center, a private school located in Plano, Texas for students with Autism and other related developmental disorders.

Dr. Batts is the author of “Road to Independence: Independence Skills Training for Special Needs Children, Ready, Set, Potty” and an inspirational book entitled, “Letters to my Special Needs Child.” Through her publications and workshop presentations, Dr. Batts shares her proven and innovative behavior management as well as independence skills training techniques, which she developed as a result of her 30+ years of experience both as a much sought-after national and international presenter in the field of special needs, as well as through her own personal journey in the path of helping unique learners achieve independence.

The February program will be sponsored by Dallas Metro North TBW member, Angela Powell. Powell, a native Texan, grew up in the Houston area and graduated from Houston Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in Science. Realizing her true love was business, she continued her education by earning an MBA in Health Services Finance. Her professional career began as an instructor at Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania. After moving back to Texas, Angela specialized in taxes through her work at H&R Block. She gained extensive financial experience as she honed her customer service skills by providing personalized service to each of her clients. Powell’s support for local charities showcases her love of community. Currently serving on the Plano Independent School District Board of Trustees, Place 2, St. Joseph Catholic School Advisory Board Member, St. Mark Faith & Grief Ministry Volunteer/Facilitator and Vice President of Dallas Metro North TBW.

Guests should plan to arrive by 6:30pm while members should plan to arrive by 6:00pm for the business meeting.

When: Monday, February 12, 2018; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Hors d’oeuvres/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Free! Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Jan 012018
 

Topic: “Career Engagement: Getting the Most from your Employees”


The January program will be presented by Joe Frodsham, President of Career Management Partners. Frodsham has extensive experience across multiple industries leading human resource functions and building cutting-edge talent management systems. Prior to becoming President of CMP, Joe led JBKF Group where he spent much of the last decade as a consultant to companies across industries, helping them build talent, grow and manage change. Frodsham earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his master’s degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University. He has published a number of articles, co-authored a seminal book on careers titled “Make it Work,” and is a speaker and recognized expert on talent, leadership, change and organization development.

The January program will be sponsored by Dallas Metro North TBW member, Vicki Ratliff. Ratliff joined TBW in 1995 and has served in various capacities at the state and local level. Ratliff is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Texas since 1987. Currently, Vicki focuses her practice on Wills, Estate Planning and Probate. Using her tagline of “Wheels on Wills,” Ratliff makes house calls on her clients.

Guests should plan to arrive by 6:30pm while members should plan to arrive by 6:00pm for the business meeting.

When: Monday, January 8, 2018; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Hors d’oeuvres/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Free! Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Oct 242017
 

Topic: “Worst Diet Ever: How to Find the Motivation to Lose Weight and Live Healthy”


The program for the November meeting of Dallas Metro North TBW will be presented by Dr. Yoram Solomon, “Worst Diet Ever: How to Find the Motivation to Lose Weight and Live Healthy.” The reason you couldn’t lose weight until now was that the present value of your long-term health is lower than the effort required to lose weight. In simple words: it’s just too hard. There is no silver bullet that will reduce the effort. You know what you need to do to lose weight. The problem is that you lack motivation. The speaker is the author of a book by the same name. He is not claiming to be an expert on nutrition or physical training, but he is a researcher of motivation. He shows how to add external motivation enough to expend the effort required for losing weight, and how to turn that effort into habit such that you can sustain it for the rest of your life, eliminating the need for external motivation. The talk (and book) is built upon numerous models and research in health, psychology, and economics, and told through the author’s personal journey, through the stories of Alex, Valerie, Matthew, Don, Beth, and Joe, and through a survey of 222 participants. The book Worst Diet Ever just came out in a second edition that adds a discussion of how can companies, insurance companies, and even governments motivate their employees, customers, and citizens to live healthy. It is being translated into Japanese.

A National Speakers Association Professional Speaker, Dr. Yoram Solomon spoke in several different national conferences, including twice for the Association for Strategic Planning. His un-kill creativity talks and workshops were described by participants as transformative. He ranks at the top 1% of all 6 speaking categories. Yoram was the host of the first TEDxPlano in 2014. Dr. Solomon was elected in 2015 to serve on the Plano Independent School District Board of Trustees.

When: Monday, November 13, 2017; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Dinner/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Sep 202017
 

Topic: “Forward Into Light”


TBW State President Mary Mackey will sponsor and present the program for the October meeting. The program will spotlight the HERstory of the Nineteenth Amendment and include a showing of “Forward Into Light,” a short documentary film about Inez Milholland, suffragist, labor lawyer, World War I correspondent, and public speaker who greatly influenced the women’s suffrage movement in America.

Mary Mackey joined TBW in January 2000. In February, the other 5 members of the Cooke County Local Organization (LO) determined she should be their Vice President. It was almost overwhelming and somewhat daunting; but a determination to overcome her shyness and improve her communication skills, and, more significant, the encouragement of the members gave her the courage to stay and give it a shot. She is currently serving as state president.

Mary is employed as the Controller for Providence Energy Operators, LLC, an exploration and production company focused on direct investments in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Mary gives special credit to the members of TBW for always being so very supportive and encouraging, mentoring her as she has grown personally, socially, and professionally. “Being a member of TBW has shown me that I can be me…and has made me a better ‘me.’ I am proud to be a member of this organization and honored to know the magnificent women in TBW.”

Guests should plan to arrive by 6:30pm while members should plan to arrive by 6:00pm for the business meeting.

When: Monday, October 9, 2017; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Hors d’oeuvres/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Free! Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Sep 202017
 

WINE TASTING!

and Scholarship Fundraiser


Join Dallas Metro North TBW for its 2017 Wine Tasting and Scholarship Fundraiser at Spec’s, 1453 Coit Rd., Plano, Texas. Enjoy some wine. Help Dallas Metro North raise funds for our scholarships. Make some connections. Hang out with friends. Have some fun. For tickets, “contact us” by October 4, 2017 and we will send you the information you will need. Looking forward to seeing you there!

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017; 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

What: Wine and Light Snacks

Where: Spec’s, 1453 Coit Rd., Plano, TX (Southwest of corner Coit and 15th)

How: Submit a website comment below by October 4 for tickets

Cost: $30 per person, cash or check

Jul 242017
 

Topic: “Creating Your Own Spotlight: Networking & Presentations”


The program for the September meeting of Dallas Metro North TBW will be presented by Tracy Oswald. Creating Your Own Spotlight: Networking & Presentations

Do you avoid networking like the plague because you just don’t know what to say?
Are you more terrified of public speaking than you are of fluorescent lighting?

It seems like everyone is networking these days, and no one likes doing it! We walk into a room full of strangers with fear in our eyes and dread in our hearts, believing that everyone is cooler, smarter, more successful and much better at this than we are, so we end up standing near the coffee machine, scrolling through our phones, trying to look important and invisible at the same time.

But, does it have to be this way? What if you could create a spotlight for yourself that allowed you to shine in the warmest and most flattering light? And you could confidently walk into a room full of strangers and engage with anyone feeling at ease, excited and full of energy?  What if you could take that ease and confidence and apply it to your presentation skills, where you are able to stand up in front of a room and tell your story in a fun and engaging way, connecting with your audience and feeling both light and powerful while you’re doing it?

Tracy Oswald, Business & Leadership Coach, will share excerpts from her best-selling leadership course, Creating Your Own Spotlight.

Creating Your Own Spotlight:
Networking: The Exchange of Ideas
Straight Up Fear
Flip the Script
Don’t Follow Up, Futurize

Delivering Dynamic Presentations
Elements
Emotion
Execution

When: Monday, September 11, 2017; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Dinner/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Jul 242017
 

Topic: “Profit and Personal Responsibility”


The program for the August meeting of Dallas Metro North TBW will be presented by Phillip Huffines, Profit and Personal Responsibility. As a fifth generation Texan, Phillip’s relationship with Collin County started long before he opened his first business, a firework stand on Hwy 121. He has fond childhood memories of driving with his father between their family business and their country property in what would become Plano; Phillip watched Collin County develop in front of his eyes, in more than one way.

The Huffines Family has been proudly involved in Denton and Collin for over 90 years with family owned car dealerships and real estate developments. Phillip opened his first business while still in high school, a single firework stand on Hwy 121, which expanded to five locations within a few years in Plano, Lewisville, and Denton. Phillip had caught the entrepreneurial spirit that is still alive in Collin County. For the last 30 years, Phillip and his twin brother, Don, have been developing Collin County building infrastructure, roads, developing homes, and securing business development such as IKEA and the Frisco Rough Riders Baseball Team.

Phillip and his wife of 31 years, Holly, have three children, Haley, Hayden, and Garrett. Phillip enjoys hunting and the outdoors and, for the last 25 years, has been passionate about teaching business classes at high schools. As a volunteer and board member with Junior Achievement, Phillip encourages students to start their own businesses and inspire their entrepreneurial spirit.

When: Monday, August 14, 2017; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Dinner/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”