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Tools for Transformation, presented by ULI Colorado’s Women’s Leadership Initiative

October 3, 2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Alliance Center
1536 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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Returning after last year’s triumph, we offer you another chance to refill your toolbox with tools that can shape your career into a success story. Please join the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative for a professional development series that will introduce you to three key tools for skill building and career transformation.

Attendees will leave with real-world skills and practice techniques to gain a competitive advantage in any industry.

Your Personal Brand
Keo Frazier, KEOS Marketing

Session description: Understand how to make your personal brand echo, reverberate and expand beyond your current sphere of influence. Be a leader that manages your personal brand in a way that never loses momentum and continues to expand as your career expands. Once you’ve learned some skills in this session, put these lessons to good use through practice. You will walk away with an understanding of your strong emotional appeal, how to use that across your varying brand outlets, what your lasting impact is and how to sum all this up in one single pitch about your personal brand.

About Keo Frazier: As an innovator, strategist and entrepreneur, Keo has spearheaded and executed a multitude of marketing and branding projects for major corporations and organizations across Colorado and nationwide. Keo’s marketing expertise spans real estate, place-making, arts & culture and higher education industries.

Her specialties include: strategic marketing planning and visioning, planning and brandstorms, brand management, brand messaging, copy writing/editing, PR and communications, social media messaging, event planning and tactics and execution.





Polish Your Executive & Leadership Presence & Catapult Your Career
Stephanie Blake, Ph.D, Blake Communications

Session description: Being perceived as a leader requires consistently building and upholding your reputation, presenting your authentic self and honing your skills in strategic management of ideas, people and situations. In this session, we will discuss what it means to be a leader and you will leave with a brief plan for catapulting yourself and career to a position of leadership.

About Stephanie Blake: Stephanie Blake, Ph.D., APR, chief engagement officer of Blake Communications, has 20 years of experience in strategic communications and public relations practice and education. Stephanie received her Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Minnesota, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, an M.S. in public relations from the University of Denver and a B.A. in English from the College of Wooster. Prior to launching Blake Communications, she was assistant professor of communication at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs where she developed a strategic communication program for the department and taught courses in public relations and mass communication. Stephanie has held numerous professional, community and academic leadership positions, including co-chair for the CU Women Succeeding Symposium, chair of the mayoral-appointed Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs and co-chair of the Denver Art Museum CultureHaus board.



The Cycle of Change: Managing Change in Organizations
GG Johnston, Downstream Partners and Christy Belz, Empowerment Coaching

Session description: Do you like change or do you resist it? Change is the only constant in our lives, yet we tend to ignore it, avoid it or characterize it as bad.  In this session, you will learn about the Cycle of Change and how to understand your unique way of dealing with change.  We will also explore the complexity of the VUCA – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations in the world in which we live.   You will walk away with tools for transformation in your leadership effectiveness and tools for ways to best deal with change.  You might even decide you like change!

About GG Johnston: GG Johnston is more than a business consultant. She’s a strategic thinking partner and adviser to business leaders across the country. GG spent years running one of Denver’s premier public relations firms and serving as a trusted adviser to business leaders across many industries.  What she noticed in those 15 years, is that organizations with clear strategy and teams that really communicate with each other successfully succeed by leaps and   bounds over those that don’t.  That’s when she launched her consulting business, Downstream Partners. Part mentor. Part therapist.  Part chairman of the board. GG stands shoulder-to-shoulder with clients, working inside your business to create strategic clarity, accountability and alignment around strategy.  So, you get the maximum return on your investments in your staff, your customers and your partners.





About Christy Belz: Christy’s passion lives in the empowerment of you, both personally and professionally. Drawing on her broad base of for profit, not for profit and leadership roles in the community, Christy brings a multitude of expertise, gifts and talents to her coaching and consulting.  A conscious, caring and compassionate coach she uses her vast personal and professional experience to help create unique and relevant solutions for her clients.





Registration Information


Includes drink ticket and food throughout the program along with great networking.

Member: $50
Member public/non-profit: $45
Member student: $30
Member under-35: $40

Non-member: $70
Non-member public/non-profit: $60
Non-member student: $40
Non-member under-35: $55

How to choose your sessions

All attendees will attend 2 out of the 3 available sessions. Each session is limited in capacity and is first come first serve. Communication goes out on Friday mornings giving all registrants from the previous week the opportunity to sign up for and rank their session preferences. Upon registering, please be on the lookout for your Friday email! Last year this event sold out and everyone got their first and second choices. We will do our best to ensure you attend the sessions you want. Please email colorado@uli.org regarding program related questions or customerservice@uli.org regarding registration. Thank you.


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