Power Session: The Power of Being You!
This session will discuss the journey of self-discovery by taking steps to appreciate and know your true authentic self and appreciate your positive attributes and character traits. The more we exemplify our personal and unique attributes in daily practice, the stronger we will be to discern and reject messages that attack or question our true value or self-worth. The practice of developing positive affirmations will also be explored and how to internalize affirmations to further shape who we are, how we behave, and how we respond to messages that are counterproductive to our self-esteem and sense of self. Participants will understand that they can be a powerful force in the world when they are secure in their own value and truly understand their self-worth. Self-worth is not measured by the validity of others but it is measured on how we see ourselves and how we can positively impact the world around us.
About the Speaker: Leslie L. McKnight, PhD is currently the Senior Economic Development Administrator for the City of Peoria, IL and M.B.A. adjunct professor at Robert Morris University and Benedictine University. She is the founder of McKnight & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in strategic planning, process improvement, change management, and executive coaching. She is an expert in implementing new processes and sustainable ways of doing business that result in increased revenues and cost savings. She holds a Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University, Springfield, IL and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Human Services Administration from Spertus Institute, Chicago, Illinois. Her current research and consulting interests focus on the use of self in leadership, strategic management, and organization change. She is published in various academic and management publications. She recently presented a workshop on Transformational Leadership at the Pathways to Success Leadership Conference, East Peoria, IL.