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Engagement Starts With You

  • 17 Jan 2013
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Newell Rubbermaid


  • Guests, please join us for great conversations, good food, and a wonderful presentation by Scott Carbonara on employee engagement for a small fee of $20.
  • Members, please join us for great conversations, good food, and a wonderful presentation by Scott Carbonara on employee engagement as part of your annual membership dues.

Due to our catering deadlines, registration for Thursday's meeting is now closed. If you would like to attend the presentation without the meal option, please email us info@astdcharlotte.org

The Speaker


Scott Carbonara is a keynote speaker/trainer, author, and consultant who “brings authentic leadership to life from the boardroom to the family room.” Scott is known as “The Leadership Therapist” for his diverse professional portfolio–ranging from serving as an award-winning family crisis intervention counselor–to executive director of communications and change management and eventually executive chief-of-staff of Blue Cross Blue Shield. While there, he addressed a skyrocketing 38% attrition rate and, through digging beyond the surface and implementing creative employee engagement initiatives and branding of a positive corporate culture, led the team that reduced it to an unprecedented 6.5%. Scott’s dual background in both counseling and executive leadership makes him a highly-skilled, passionate communicator and problem solver who provides direction to diverse teams ranging in size from 1 to 100,000. Scott has spoken at international conferences and for such esteemed groups as Chicago Booth School of Business, SAS, and AT&T Global, and is the author of several leadership books including A Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement (McGraw Hill, 2012), and the training program, Go Positive: Lead to Engage (Pfeiffer 2012). Through his humorous and practical keynotes, personalized consulting, and story-driven books, he breathes life into leadership topics including employee engagement, change management, communication, customer service, and happiness. Like a houseplant which grows towards the light, Scott aims to inspire people everywhere to lead by living positively, and paying it forward. Visit his website at www.LeadershipTherapist.com.


The Topic: Engagement Starts with You

Whether your goal is to increase your personal engagement as a leader, maximize the engagement of your team, navigate change, or improve the culture with which you face your customers - this humorous, uplifting, practical, research-and-story-based session inspires audiences to reignite by using Scott’s W.H.I.P. philosophy (What you Have In your Possession). Scott challenges the standard definitions of success and happiness, and shares 8 concrete tools rooted in positive psychology to help create sustainable positivity and performance - while spreading it to others. Learn to master the energy you and your team bring to the workplace and life - for increased results. As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the cost of disengagement and the benefits of engagement.
  •  Identify the obstacle to achieving one’s own personal engagement.
  • Apply 8 practical and actionable tips to improving their personal engagement.

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