Perfect Your Style
Nov
14
4:00 PM16:00

Perfect Your Style

  • Hartford, CT, 06105 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be a Bolder you!

It's time for you to uncover your speaking brilliance and shine!

Develop your confidence, ease, and mastery of speaking in front of groups and step into a bolder version of you.

All sessions will be taught using Bolder Company's irreverent mix of experiential learning, individual coaching, and group feedback. Sessions include:

Be Your Real Self, Already! In the name of uncovering your authentic, powerful voice, liberate yourself from the rules you're supposed to follow. This opening session focuses on the physicality and presence of speaking - in meetings, at events, and in front of audiences.

Oh the Stories You'll Tell Drawing out and structuring your stories to illustrate key points is the most powerful tool you'll acquire to become an engaging speaker. Sharing more of WHO you are differentiates you from everyone else.

Plan to be Spontaneous (say what?) Know your content cold so that you can think on your feet and turn audience challenges to your advantage. Develop the ability to pivot in the moment and respond to what your  audience needs to hear. 

Features of the sessions:

  • Videotaping of before and after presentations for each participant

  • Group work, individualized coaching, and a fun, highly supportive environment (with snacks)

  • Opportunities to be dynamic, authentic, and highly impactful

  • A FUN environment where you can be at ease

We will meet on three consecutive weeks, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM (Hartford location). Arrival is 3:45; class starts promptly at 4:00 pm..

Location: All sessions will be held at the

Dates: November 14, 21 & December 5

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Less Stress, More Collaboration: Relationship Skills for Modern Professionals
Nov
22
9:00 AM09:00

Less Stress, More Collaboration: Relationship Skills for Modern Professionals

Description:

Your abilities to manage yourself, relate to others, lead under pressure, and deal with conflict have a direct impact on career success. This one day workshop will help you become more effective in how you lead, work with teams, collaborate and communicate. The Bolder Company creates fun, experiential workshops full of hands-on learning, writing and practice exercises so you walk away with skills and information you can apply immediately.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of relationships in the modern workplace (everything is a people business, isn’t it?)

  • Explore 5 key skill areas you bring to the table: where are you acing it, getting great team and collaborative results? Where are you struggling, leading to stress, conflict, and communication challenges?

  • Understand the importance of stress management and relationships in: increasing productivity and safety, creating high-quality work, innovating, and attracting strong performers

  • Strategies to prevent and step back from unproductive conflict, blaming and high-charge emotions to make room for teamwork that gets the job done

Included with the workshop:

  • Learning materials and workbook

  • 3 month membership in the Insight & Action* coaching program, focused on you actively building your skills and creating great results

About the Insight & Action Coaching Program:

  • Geared towards developing your mindset and skills for leading, collaborating, and advancing your career success

  • Calls will be twice a month for approximately 1 hour each

  • Platform will be Zoom, so you can call by phone or join by video, from anywhere you are

  • Group will be a mix of industries, so you’ll grow your network, your knowledge base, and get lots of perspective from a cross section of high quality participants

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(mostly) True Things
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

(mostly) True Things

(mostly) TRUE THINGS is a game wrapped in a storytelling show that includes music and more. As the name implies the show features true stories, MOSTLY! All but one of the five storytellers will weave little, subtle lies into their stories. It's the audience's job to play detective and figure out who's actually telling the whole truth while the storytellers improvise answers to guide or divert the investigation. The audience vote will determine how skilled the storytellers are at deception and will vote to guess who is actually telling the WHOLE Truth.

Doors open at 6:00PM for Waypoint Spirits sampling & mixed drinks, snacks, socializing, and fun. Opening Act - Let's ALL PLAY starts at 6:45PM. Show at 7PM

Tickets are $30 online/$35 at the door, click here to purchase now

This show is likely to sell out - purchase asap!

Tickets include:

  • Sampling of Waypoint Spirits products

  • Water and soft drinks

  • Light snacks

  • One raffle ticket

* There are FOUR Table Sponsor opportunities for $200. This sponsorship gets you the best seats in the house, snacks, and more!

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Stand Out: Become A Bolder Speaker!
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Stand Out: Become A Bolder Speaker!

  • Fathom/West Hartford Co-Working/Bolder Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Speaking with confidence, whether it’s in a networking situation, a meeting, or in front of an audience, is a skill. Learn how you can build your confidence as a speaker by learning approaches for every situation during this interactive session

This fun, experiential workshop will help you to:

  • Create a memorable audience experience easily and powerfully.

  • Listen and respond in ways that build audience engagement.

  • Feel more at ease and spontaneous in conversations

Click here to register now

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Intentional Leadership
Apr
2
4:00 PM16:00

Intentional Leadership

Assert yourself, increase your influence, get stuff done

Dates: April 2, 9 & 23, 2019*

Time: 4:00PM-6:30PM

 This 3 class series teaches the essential interpersonal behaviors that distinguish leaders from managers. Click here to register now, group rates available for 3 or more participants.

 Learn It-Do It-Own It: Every session is a hands-on, experiential opportunity to grow. Fun and challenging practices and principles will build critical skills to increase your confidence and flexibility to meet the challenges and opportunities of the workplace and advance your career.

 April 2, Class I, Attention & Focus:

Hone your skills to listen and respond in ways that build rapport and deepen trust

  • Support your ability to listen for opportunity and connection in conversations

  • Reduce disconnects between you and others by focusing how we receive and send information

  • Increase accuracy while reducing miscommunications and conflicts

 April 9, Class II, Engagement:

Develop your confidence and ease with a variety of people and situations

  • Deepen relationships with team members and senior leaders

  • Learn to make greater use of contributions from all team members, even in the face of discomfort

  • Place focus on finding common ground and bringing creativity, engagement, and openings for new ideas to relationships

 April 23, Class III, Influence and Presence:

Maximize your ability to show up in meetings and business development settings with confidence and ease

  • Focus on the physicality of confident leaders

  • Identify your role in influencing outcomes

  • Elevate your professionalism and comfort in all business settings

This class is for aspiring and established professionals 
across all industries who are ready to cultivate the generous, 
bold leader they know is within them.

*In-person attendance is required for this class series. Seating is limited to 20 people, so register today!  Snow days will be scheduled if needed.

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Step Up & Lead
May
31
4:00 PM16:00

Step Up & Lead

Step Up & Lead

with The Bolder Company  in partnership with The Construction Institute

Cause your inner dynamic leader to emerge

Dates: May 31, June 7, June 14, June 28

Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM

This four part class teaches the essential interpersonal behaviors that distinguish leaders from managers.

Learn It-Do It-Own It: Every session is a hands-on, experiential opportunity to grow. The fun and challenging practices build critical skills that increase your confidence and flexibility to meet the challenges and opportunities of the workplace and advance your career. Click here to register now.

Who should take this class? Established and aspiring professionals across all industries who are ready to cultivate the generous, bold leader they know is within them. Leaders who want to bring out the best in their people and support them in speaking up, taking ownership, and making a difference. 

What will I learn?

May 31, Class I, Listening:

Hone your skills to listen and respond in ways that build rapport and deepen trust

  • Support your ability to listen for opportunity and connection in conversations
  • Reduce disconnects between you and others by focusing how we receive and send information
  • Increase comfort with “out of the box” thinking, creativity, new ideas, and offerings
  • Reduce errors, miscommunications, and conflicts

June 7, Class II, Engagement:

Develop your confidence and ease with a variety of people and situations

  • Deepen relationships and services with existing and new clients
  • Increase comfort with asking for referrals and digging for additional connections that lead to profitable new business
  • Build creative thinking about prospecting to uncover new opportunities
  • Place focus on finding common ground and bringing creativity, engagement, and openings for new ideas

June 14, Class III, Influence and Delegation:

Maximize the capabilities of your team and promote cooperation

  • Separate delegation from collaboration and learn how to make clear requests of others
  • Identify your role in influencing outcomes
  • Practice different approaches to making requests of others
  • Elevate your professionalism and build strong relationships with co-workers and clients

June 28, Class IV, Emotional Intelligence (EQ): 

Learn to handle challenging individuals and situations professionally

  • Increase your ability to read the cues that others are giving and how to adjust your approach accordingly
  • Place focus on finding common ground and taking other’s perspectives and experiences into account
  • Develop your comfort with different personality and cultural styles and differences
  • Improve your situational awareness and communication; knowing when to step up or fade back in a conversation or situation to influence positive outcomes

 Click here to register now

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Executive Influence: Grow Your Ability to Connect & Lead
May
23
8:30 AM08:30

Executive Influence: Grow Your Ability to Connect & Lead

  • Chrysalis Training & Conference Center TCC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you a senior leader who wants to expand your style and behaviors for a new type of workplace or a manager charged with new responsibilities? Would you like to have more influence and impact,  more confidence and connection?

Join The Bolder Company and NY-based Koppett for Executive Influence: Grow Your Ability to Connect & Lead, at the TCC Chrysalis Center in Hartford on May23.

This full-day public workshop will help you build executive level influence skills through a series of practical and highly-experiential activities centered on your real-life challenges and goals.

You will exercise your agility, curiosity, listening, and personal presence skills and learn how to expand your leadership awareness and performance range.

The session runs from 8:30am-4:00pm and includes a light breakfast, lunch, and all workshop materials. For more information or to register, click the link below or email hello@theboldercompany for details. Early bird pricing ends May 12th

 

 

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Reading the Room: The Dynamics of Emotional Intelligence in Action
Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Reading the Room: The Dynamics of Emotional Intelligence in Action

Construction and heavy industry are traditionally based around skills and trades. However more organizations are realizing that essential skills such as teamwork, empathy, leadership, communication and self-awareness contribute to better performance, management and success. Some of the industry’s biggest challenges - attracting workers, improving safety, improving productivity - are related to ‘Emotional Intelligence’.

Initiafy is delighted to welcome The Bolder Company to Dublin. They will conduct a session - aimed at improving self-awareness and emotional intelligence - with participants made up of industry professionals from the construction and energy sectors. The event is hosted by Initiafy, a leading provider of online contractor management in heavy industry.

Click here to register now!

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 Women Who Build Summit
Feb
22
11:30 AM11:30

Women Who Build Summit

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3rd Annual Women Who Build Summit – Power Grid to Success
Join us for this inspiring day filled with women leaders making a difference in the A/E/C Industry and beyond.

Panel 1  - Harnessing the Power of Business Owners

Learn leadership lessons from our panel of women business owners about what inspires them, the challenges they've faced and the rewards of running a business.

Diane Petra, Business Development, Petra Construction Corporation, Moderator

Cindy Hersom, President, Dicin Electric Co., Inc.

Karin Patriquin, Principal, Patriquin Architects

Jennifer Pinck, President, Pinck & Co.

Joyce Reynolds, Owner, Reynolds Welding and Fabrication LLC

Panel 2  - Interactive Presentation: Asserting Your Value

Compensation, promotion - how can we be confident in our discussions? Our expert coaches share their knowledge and experience in leading women to success in an interactive session.

Joy Kacik, Certified Professional Coach, Kacik Consulting Services

Carol Kardas, Founding Partner, KardasLarson LLC

Panel 3 -  Women Innovators Transforming Our Industry

How is technology changing the face of our industry? What does it mean for you? Our panel of women innovators are trailblazers at the cutting edge of change in our industry.

Laura Pirie, Principal, Pirie Associates Architects, Moderator

Jessica Chambers, Senior Consultant, Microdesk

Deb Gearty, Build Better Ambassador, DIRTT

Ginger Chicos, VDC Engineer, Gilbane Building Company

Allison Scott, Director Market Strategy, Skanska USA Building

Panel 4 -  Giving Back: Sharing Our Power

We can use our skills to make a difference in the world. Come hear from our panel of industry leaders how they use their unique skills to give back to the community.

Lindsey Fortunato, Director of Planning & Strategy, Fortunato Construction, Moderator

Medria Blue-Ellis, Principal, Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMS)

Jessica Chambers, Senior Consultant, Microdesk/United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Cathy DeFrances, Assoc. Director of Business Dev., Fuss & O'Neil EnviroScience/ACE Mentor Program

Julia Jack, Assistant Project Controls Specialist, WPS USA/Habitat for Humanity

Influence Instigators

Ellen Feldman Ornato, Founding Partner, The Bolder Company Inc.

Jenny Drescher, Founding Partner, The Bolder Company Inc.

 

Cost

Members: $125 / Non-Members: $165 

Members, please login prior to registering to receive the member discount.

Cancellation Policy

 

Recording and Photographic Release

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, Construction Institute events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by the Construction Institute. No other recording is allowed.

Agenda

7:45          Registration Breakfast

8:30          Welcome

8:40          Networking Interaction

8:50          Keynote Speaker - Melody Currey

9:15          Panel #1

10:30        Break

10:45        Panel #2

Noon        Keynote Speaker - Dr. Anamaria Popescu

12:45        Networking Interaction

12:50        Lunch

1:30          Panel #3

2:40          Break

2:50          Panel #4

4:00          Networking Interaction

4:10          Prizes, Raffles, Networking

4:30          Wine, Cheese, Networking

 

Program Attendance Credit

Construction Institute is an AIA Registered Provider, CCM Recertification Point Provider and NYS approved sponsor of CE - NYS sponsor # 9040

 

Program attendees wishing to receive AIA Continuing Education Learning Units and/or CCM Renewal Points should check in at the sign-in desk and fill out the appropriate attendance form(s) to receive credit.

 

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