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SIG Westside Breakfast

  • 10/14/2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - 4760 South Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230


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Can Coaching Work in a Refugee Camp?? 

In September 2016, Bev Weise, Executive Coach and founder of Leadership Talent Solutions spent two weeks volunteering independently in a Refugee Camp on the island of Chios, Greece.  Refugees hailed from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco and more.

In addition to teaching English to children and adults, she spent most of her time meeting refugees, listening to their stories, and documenting their narratives on a daily blog:  www.facebook.com/BevsTravels.  

Bev will share photos, stories, and her experience working with refugees.  She’ll discuss how she tried to applied coaching principles to people who spoke minimal English, realistically had few options, and absolutely no hope.   She’ll show how brain science can explain why the refugee experience provides the perfect storm for triggering primitive, negative emotions and behaviors.  

About Bev Weise

Beverly L. Weise, MBA, Founder and President of Leadership Talent Solutions, is a leadership coach and talent management consultant. She has expertise working at the individual, team and organizational systems levels across a variety of functions and industries.  Her areas of specialization include Performance Management, Leadership Development and Succession Planning, Prior to starting Leadership Talent Solutions, Bev was Executive Director of Interlaw Ltd., an international association of law firms, Corporate Director of Executive Planning and Development for Northrop Grumman Corporation and an adjunct faculty member at Antioch University’s Masters in Organizational Management Program.

Bev received her B.A. (History, cum laude) from UCLA and an M.B.A. (Organizational Management) from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and completed UCLA’s Executive Program.  She is an ICF certified executive coach.

About the Special Interest Group  
For additional information or questions kindly contact Rachel Karu at rachel@raedevelopment.com (310) 441-1104 
Please bring in books you wish to donate. Each month we rotate who will bring breakfast. Whoever brings breakfasts gets to choose one of the donated books as a "thank you."   

 Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services - 4760 South Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230  

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9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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