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    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Novartis, 1 Health Plaza, Building 436 Room 4003, East Hanover, NJ 07936
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    NNJ Professional Development Event 

        Everyday Coaching Conversations for Enhanced Performance



    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    4:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M.

    (4:00 -5:00 Networking/Food 5:00- 8:00 Event)

    Novartis, 1 Health Plaza
    Building 436 Room 1016
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
    (Bring ID)


    About This Event

    This is an interactive and experiential learning event focused on elevating the quality of your conversations in the workplace.  Through the exploration of real life scenarios, participants will explore and discover the key ingredients to have effective, everyday coaching conversations. There will be opportunities to practice and apply a new technique to gain personal insights. Participants will receive feedback on these techniques from peers and facilitators. This promises to be an engaging event that is sure to yield immediate results.


     Learning Objectives

    At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Identify common workplace coaching conversations
    • Gain the confidence to effectively engage others in meaningful conversations
    • Utilize powerful coaching questions to yield intended outcomes
    • Listen with intent and empathy 
    • Facilitate rewarding conversations that encourage action
    • Cultivate an environment for sustainable growth

     ATD Competency Model

    This session complements the Coaching, Performance Improvement, and Change Management competencies. 

    About Our Presenter

    Dr. Diane Brescher

    Dr. Diane Brescher is President and Founder of GEM Leaders | DB Consulting Partners. The firm’s vision is to Generate Exceptional Leaders. Diane has over 27 years’ experience in the field of adult and organizational learning, with a deep expertise and passion for leadership development.  She has a high level of success in building and maintaining client relationships and achieving business results while developing the appropriate individual, team, and organizational performance interventions.


    She is well versed in all learning and development competencies ranging from assessing needs, curriculum and course design, facilitating in both classroom and virtually, competency development, program management, and evaluation. She has worked with all levels of leaders in a variety of industries helping organizations and individuals improve their business results through enhancing individual and team performance.  Her passion is working with mid-level leaders by successfully addressing their workplace dilemmas and global challenges.


    Diane has expertise in change management, train the trainer sessions, strategy, emotional intelligence, feedback, coaching, influencing, communication skills, and political savvy.  She coaches both teams and individuals. Her leadership coaching enables leaders to ‘polish their perspective’ and better understand themselves in terms of how they think, interact with and ultimately impact others.  It also helps them become more strategic and emotionally intelligent when achieving business results. 


    Diane is active in ATD, and has been on the NNJ board since 2008, currently serving as VP of Professional Development. She also volunteers for National ATD.  She was one of the first to receive the credential, Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, or CPLP. Since 2016, she is a volunteer coach for the New Career Start Initiative, which provides career coaching to those 45+ older NJ long term unemployed workers.  Diane has published articles on influencing, social networks, transitions, entrepreneurship, and leadership.


    Marian Janes

    Marian Janes is a passionate and dynamic leader and coach possessing an innate ability to help people discover and apply their core potential and make progress towards their vision. She inspires others to consider possibilities in their lives and connect with opportunity amidst ongoing change and uncertainty through a creative process that unleashes personal and professional potential.


    Marian is an astute and creative thinker capable of processing complex challenges and addressing them with practical, real world solutions.  She is well respected as a coach and well liked as a leader.


    Marian has had the distinct privilege of leading organizations and assisting clients in embracing change while igniting growth in rapidly changing climates and in the most challenging of circumstances for both individuals and teams. Her expertise has enabled her to positively impact strategic company goals while partnering with key executives to demonstrate the value of her leadership and coaching services within their organization. 


    As a successful Learning and Talent Development professional Marian achieved many accolades and recognition for her ability to manage complex projects, cultivate change and link to strategy.  She attributes her ongoing success to continually coaching and guiding others towards their vision by applying her diverse leadership expertise and empowering others.


    Marian is an ACC-ICF Associate Certified Coach and possesses a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. In addition, she currently teaches business courses in the Professional and Continuing Education program at Rutgers University and is an active member of Toastmasters International.





    Early Bird Registration up until September 22:

    NNJ-ATD Member - $75.00 (USD)

    Non-Member- $90.00 (USD)

    Registration between September 23-October 13:

    NNJ-ATD Member- $90.00 (USD)
    NNJ-ATD Non-Member - $110.00 (USD)

    Event Contact

    For any questions about this event, please contact:

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