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Women in Business Leadership Speaker Series 2018: “Together We Inspire”

Carl B. Forkner. Ph.D.

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce started off 2018 with an exceptional program, brought to us by the Chamber’s Women in Business Council. These presentations took place over four weeks from January 26th to February 16th, hosted at the MarinaLink venue at the new State Farm regional HQ in Tempe, AZ. The discussions provided insight into the great topics presented by these accomplished Women in Business.  Continue reading “Women in Business Leadership Speaker Series 2018: “Together We Inspire””

Women in Business Leadership Speaker Series 2018: “Together We Give”

Carl B. Forkner. Ph.D.

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce started off 2018 with an exceptional program, brought to us by the Chamber’s Women in Business Council. These presentations took place over four weeks from January 26th to February 16th, hosted at the MarinaLink venue at the new State Farm regional HQ in Tempe, AZ. The discussions provided insight into the great topics presented by these accomplished Women in Business.  Continue reading “Women in Business Leadership Speaker Series 2018: “Together We Give””

Women in Business Leadership Speaker Series 2018: “Together We Achieve”

Carl B. Forkner. Ph.D.

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce started off 2018 with an exceptional program, brought to us by the Chamber’s Women in Business Council. These presentations took place over four weeks from January 26th to February 16th, hosted at the MarinaLink venue at the new State Farm regional HQ in Tempe, AZ. The discussions provided insight into the great topics presented by these accomplished Women in Business.  Continue reading “Women in Business Leadership Speaker Series 2018: “Together We Achieve””

Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health

Carl B. Forkner. Ph.D.

From time-to-time, I find meaningful material in graphic format that is well worth sharing. This is one of those instances.

Mental health has taken a back seat to pushing STEM and meaningless school tests, leaving many children without key support infrastructure to help their psychological and social development.

Here is a nice infographic that shows ways that parents–and other adults and caregivers–can help children during their development.

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Children are our greatest asset–our future generation of leaders, producers, innovators, caregivers, scholars, etc.  They are NOT our burden–they are our blessing.


Infographic published by www.BelievePerform.com, also on Twitter as @believephq

A Chilly Week in NE Arizona

My latest trip to teach on the White Mountain Apache Reservation at Whiteriver Indian hospital. Always a pleasure to spend time with these great, industrious people!

Travels with Carl & Jo

by Carl

February 2018. A few times a year I have the opportunity to travel to some of the Arizona Native American Reservations to provide training.  This past week I have the privilege of spending the week teaching at Whiteriver Indian Hospital, about a 20-minute drive south from my hotel in Pinetop. As you can see from the title image, there was just a bit of that white stuff laying and blowing around–the snow that those of us who live in the AZ Central Valley don’t get at our residences.

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You Gotta Try This Place!

Sharing this article from my travel Blog, since it is related to the current series of Wednesday morning articles on the 2018 Women in Business Leadership Speaker Series.

Travels with Carl & Jo

by Carl
Over a four week period in January and February, I attended the Women in Business leadership Speaker Series that was presented by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. In my other Blog, I highlighted to speakers and their presentations–each Wednesday a new article comes available.

20180216_075022Here, however, I want to share something else that was AMAZING during the event. Some of the breakfasts were catered by Sweetest Season Bakery Cafe in Tempe, AZ. The business is owned by former Tempe Chamber of Commerce VP Melody Elkin and her husband and has been open since December 2016.

Sweetest Season Bakery Cafe offers breakfast and lunch, meeting trays and coffee, and specialty gifts and baskets. They got their start building their authentic “Mom & Pop Dream” by gaining fans at farmers markets in the Phoenix metro area. The key to success? A creative menu using fresh, seasonal ingredients, in a scratch…

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