Flourish Conference Heralds New Model of Success for Women in Leadership

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Our goal is to help women who have already achieved a level of professional success to thrive across several areas of their lives – achieving a sense of accomplishment, while experiencing authentic joyfulness along the way.

The Flourish 2014 U.S. Conference Tour for Women in Leadership announces a new model of success for high-achieving professionals, leveraging the science of “flourishing.” The conferences are designed to empower women in business and in corporate executive positions to flourish in their professional, personal and civic lives. Exclusive to the conference, participants will experience small group discussions with Ohio C-level executives and community leaders during the “Flourish Executive Fireside Chats.” Flourish also offers each attendee a customized leadership assessment along with each participant’s unique 100-Day Flourish Plan.

The four-city "Flourish Conference for Women in Leadership” will kick off July 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. with conferences held in Atlanta, GA on July 25, Cleveland, OH on August 29, culminating in a three-day Flourish executive retreat in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Sept. 26-28. The content-rich workshops and immersive development practicums provide participants key strategies for harnessing power of inspired, yet rigorous strategies to transform their careers, businesses and their lives.

Hosted by Dr. Rachel Talton and Dr. Monikah Ogando, these sessions provide in-depth analysis and mentoring to help elite women flourish. Participants will experience executive coaching and Flourish’s signature offering: Transformation Immersion™.

Lisa Wheeler-Cooper, the VP of Marketing and Communications for the American Heart Association, recently attended a 90-minute Flourish session. "Flourish was a blessing. I was there at the right time at the right place, and I knew I had to take the opportunity and step up. I decided to take a stand for myself. A fire has emerged within, and I am ready to flourish,” she said.

Flourish is dedicated to transforming the lives of high-achieving women in corporate and entrepreneurial leadership roles. Research shows that in today’s dynamic environment, many women leaders are often tasked with increasing responsibility, but decreasing resources needed to focus on their professional and personal well-being. The literature also shows that when women have the support of a like-minded and safe community and the tools and resources to thrive, their life satisfaction increases, as does their productivity and effectiveness, elevating not only the businesses they lead, but also the people and communities they touch.

“Being extraordinarily successful can also mean being in a constant state of overwhelm,” Dr. Talton explains. “Our goal is to help women who have already achieved a level of professional success to thrive across several areas of their lives – achieving a sense of accomplishment, while experiencing authentic joyfulness along the way. This is truly our life’s work.”

Participants will receive a personal assessment highlighting leadership strengths and areas for growth, create a customized Flourish Action PlanTM for the next 100 days, work together with peers, and work to change unwanted habits by refining leadership behaviors. Attendees will experience personalized expert facilitation and guidance throughout the conference, in addition to the incredible networking and collaboration.

To learn more about Flourish, visit FlourishLive.com, visit the Facebook page, and follow on Twitter.

About Flourish, LLC:
Flourish creates executive leadership development offerings to help women leaders and their organizations to thrive. We leverage executive coaching, strategic consulting, behavior measurements and the customized Flourish Model of Success™ to provide women leaders the tools to flourish in their careers, businesses and lives. In this dynamic economy, it is our commitment that women have a strong voice in the shaping of their own lives, and our world’s future. To learn more about Flourish, please visit FlourishLive.com.

About Dr. Rachel Talton, Co-Founder and Chief Transformation Officer of Flourish:
Dr. Rachel Talton is CEO of Synergy Marketing Strategy & Research, Inc and Focus Group Concierge™ Cleveland and Akron. She serves on the board of directors and executive committee of Positively Cleveland, the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, as well as JumpStart Inc. Recognized by several organizations, Dr. Talton has received numerous awards including the 2010 NAWBO “Top 10 Women Business Owners of Northeast Ohio” Award, Crain’s Cleveland Business “Top Forty Under 40” Award, Kaleidoscope Magazine’s “Top 40-Under-Forty Leaders in Northeastern Ohio” Award, a Who’s Who in Black Cleveland commendation, and the 2007 “Most Influential Business Leaders in Northeast Ohio” award, presented by the Cleveland Call & Post. Dr. Talton earned her Doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, where she also serves as adjunct professor of marketing. She holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from Cleveland State University, as well as a B.A. in Psychology. She is a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society.

About Dr. Monikah Ogando, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Flourish:
Dr. Monikah Ogando is co-CEO of the award-winning firm, CEO Mastery, Inc., whose purpose is to equip organizations to become self-managing. She has been recognized by Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. She is also an award-winning author and keynote speaker in the areas of leadership, marketing and communication. Success has seen Monikah and her coaching profiled in such prestigious publications as Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, U.S. News and Money, The Sun Sentinel and the Miami Herald. Her business-building advice has been featured in business books and is the author of “On Fire: Seven Strategies to Ignite Your Business and Light Up Your Life.” She holds two Doctorate degrees, in comparative religions and organizational psychology, from the University of Sedona.

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