Today’s workplace and corporate environment are more diverse than ever before! The mix of gender, age, and cultural orientations can be a great strength when we understand and communicate well with one another. It can also be the source of friction and misunderstandings. Administrative Professionals are often the office personnel at the front line, interacting and communicating across all groups. Learn how differing points of view, values, and communication styles can impact our interaction, problem-solving, and decision-making in groups. Discover how to adapt your own style to be more effective with your boss, senior managers, and others on your team.
Hot Tip: 90% of your communication and ability to collaborate effectively at work has little to do with what you actually say. The old adage that it's not what you say that matters but what they hear holds true. And what people hear when they interact with you begins with your non-verbal, ability to empathize and actively listen. We all communicate and collaborate differently and are deeply influenced by how we were raised, socialized norms as well as our gender and cultural roles. Exploring these differences and understanding the tendencies both in others and ourselves is the first step.
Webinar Bonus Handout: Breakthrough Communication & Collaboration at Work
Biography: Throughout her career Carri Guittard has built extensive global experience with efforts and clients in the Middle East, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. She is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and sustainability efforts. Guittard currently serves on the advisory boards of two startups, In/PACT Now, a leading empowered giving cause marketing company and Farm from a Box. She has appeared in numerous media and radio outlets to include The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, and the BBC. Guittard is a noted public speaker, speech writer, blogger and facilitator on issues related to foreign policy, public diplomacy, gender intelligence, women’s leadership and corporate diplomacy. Guittard earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Government & Political Science in 1997 and an MPA in 1998 from the University of Texas at Dallas. In 1998 Guittard was selected nationally for the Presidential Management Fellowship. In 2007 Guittard was designated by San Francisco 7X7 Magazine’s Hot 20 Under 40, an annual profiling of emerging leaders in the Bay Area. In 2013, Guittard received recognition for her Women’s Leadership efforts by MBA Women International as one of their Hall of Heroes award recipients. Guittard and her family reside in the Bay Area.