Thursday, September 25 | Lunch Speaker | General Session | 12:15pm – 1:30pm
Leeky will be discussing how companies can deal with setbacks in a more resilient way, lessening the chances of failure and making success achievable.
Industry downturns and losses, business closures, budget cuts, layoffs and more … these terms are starkly familiar to us all. Serious challenges in today’s business environment are a reality for every company, including those in the event industry. So knowing how to cope with setbacks in a spirit of resilience can mean the difference between success and failure. Inspiring messages of strength and hope in the midst of loss can help keep us on the road to personal and professional growth.
Leeky Behrman is the author of the upcoming memoir of survival, The Choices We Make. In it, she shares her own soul-searching journey, emerging from a tumultuous childhood and suicide death of a sister, then escaping the burning World Trade Center on 9/11. Taking inspiration from her book, Behrman explains how deeply moving challenges in her personal life have led to a greater understanding of the link between surviving trials and cultivating professional success.
Behrman has built a successful career in corporate communications and strategic planning for Fortune 500 financial firms. She has enjoyed a high level of achievement in the corporate and self-employment sectors, and is a successful athlete.