Join us for a morning of networking, local business spotlights and great speakers! Held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, these events feature topics of interest to women business owners, executives, managers and other professional women.
February Sponsor: CherylGarcia.com
Topic: Communications Patterns: Why we don’t say what we really mean
Sometimes, the words we say are not exactly what we mean.
Speaker: Traci Newkirk
Behaviors, patterns or actions might say one thing….but our words could say something else. We all know that words are powerful and so is our non-verbal communication. After all, communication is 7% words and 93% body language.
And communication patterns carry over into teams. When you have 8-10 people on your team, you could have 8-10 innate patterns of communication. Some teams work for years on their communication practices trying to teach healthy habits only to have them be derailed from a lack of self-awareness related to patterns.
Everyone has these established patterns of behavior. But when did these patterns start? It can help inform our communication to understand our patterns and to comprehend how long they have been around. In our session we will uncover 4 patterns of communication and also how they are affecting us in the workforce.
Traci Newkirk is an award-winning, speaker, coach and business owner. She and her husband partnered 17 years ago to open Intellectual Capitol Inc., an IT Staffing and Consulting company with over 50 employees. Through that work, she has honed her skills by teaching others ways to value themselves and others. She is finishing her Masters in Organizational Leadership and has 6 additional certifications through Gallup in Employing Top Talent, Individual Development, Team Coaching, Entrepreneurship, High-Performance Management and Engagement. She is certified in Clifton StrengthsFinder, DISC and Enneagram. Traci has won 6 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, 4- 25 SC Fastest Growing Companies award, 3 Roaring 20s (Top 20 companies in SC) and the 2016 Greenville Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. She is the Vice Chair of Leadership Development in Greenville County and is a volunteer coach with the Minority Business Accelerator Program. Traci is a sought-after speaker both in SC and across the US where she addresses Culture, Hiring, and Organizational Health.