Professional Women in NYC Discovered Secrets to Effective Communication at NAPW New York City Chapter Event in January

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National Association of Professional Women New York City Chapter held its first mentoring event of 2013 that featured a communication workshop led by Executive Coach/Trainer Janine Schindler.

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"Inside each one of us are several styles of communicating. Some we defer to and some we need to conscientiously change. The latter may be more difficult to achieve, but it is doable,” Janine told the crowd.

Members and guests of the NAPW New York City Local Chapter gathered on January 28th for the first mentoring meeting of the New Year.

The group of professional women discovered the secrets to effective communication with the help of Executive Coach and Trainer Janine Schindler who is the Owner of JAS Coaching & Training and Vice President of the New York City Local Chapter.

New York City Chapter President Louise Newsome welcomed members and guests, as well as Laura Rivchun, Chair, New York City Chapter Mentorship Committee, and her Co-Chair, Aida Khalaf-Parker, to the meeting that was held at member Rebecca Barker’s MetLife office at 277 Park Avenue in Manhattan. Louise told the crowd the guest speaker would ensure they all left here better communicators and that they were in for a fun and insightful evening.

“During this experiential workshop, Janine created an instant map that helped members better understand their communication style and that of others,” said the Chapter President. “Attendees were able to increase their effectiveness in a range of people situations and gained insights into the behaviors of others.”

The guest speaker kicked off her presentation by asking each member to introduce herself and it turned out there were quite a few new members joining the Chapter for the first time. She then jumped right into the evening’s topic, effective communicating. She stressed to members and guests that often they themselves are the ones who need to change their communication style in order to effectively communicate, whether it be with friends, family, co-workers, or clients.

“Inside each one of us are several styles of communicating. Some we defer to and some we need to conscientiously change. The latter may be more difficult to achieve, but it is doable,” Janine told the crowd.

Janine then reviewed the four styles using the DISC assessment method. This includes: Dominance, Inducement, Submission, and Compliance styles. She asked the group to pick four words they would use to describe their styles. She split the crowd into smaller groups to interact and learn more about their particular styles.

“We all had fun trying to figure out what style we defer to and if we can apply other styles to the way we communicate,” said Louise.

At the close of the mentoring meeting, The New York City Local Chapter President and the guest speaker/Chapter Vice President thanked the group of professional women for participating and encouraged everyone to attend the Chapter’s next meeting on February 4th at TheLadders, 137 Varick Street in Manhattan at 6:30pm. The topic of discussion for that evening will be ‘Legal Savvy for the Professional Woman: Issues That May Affect Your Business.’

Members who attended the January mentoring meeting included: Louise Newsome, Chapter President; Janine Schindler, Chapter Vice President; Laura Rivchun, Chair, Mentorship Committee    ; Aida Khalaf-Parker, Co-Chair, Mentorship Committee; Laura Ruben, Chapter Secretary; Rebecca Barker; Joan Eilbott; Lara Tomruk; Mary Ann Lasky; Liz Imler; Mary Ordal; Lara Siegel; Elizabeth Lazenby; Janell Lantana; Lillian Moss; Ginger Trunkes; Debra Bedell; Kristine Arutyunyan; Mary Cannon-Screen; Kristen Zavo; Shantha Nair-Kalia; Ruth Gantman; Jane Bell; and Etta Jackson.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

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