The March meeting will be our Annual General Meeting. We need as many of our members as possible to attend this important meeting, where we will look back on our activities for the past year and be electing our Chapter leadership for the coming year. We want our members to have a say in the running of the Chapter, so you are encouraged to attend on 19th March.
We also have two great speakers on two diverse, but equally interesting, topics.
Guests are welcome, as always, to come and meet fellow speakers and to learn how PSASA can help you with your journey as a Professional Speaker.
Bookings are via the PSASA website: by Tuesday 17th March, so that we know the number of people attending for catering purposes. Late bookings or “no shows” provide problems for the organisers so please act accordingly.
I hope to see you at my last meeting as the Chapter President.
Yours in speaking
Ian Bratt, Chapter President
Speaker 1: Colleen Qvist: Speakers as coaches
As a Business Coach, Life Coach and Facilitator, Colleen Qvist works with organisations and individuals to reduce stress, improve communication, increase productivity and for people to engage fully in their professional and personal capacity. She offers a safe space for growth and skills development, including 1-2-1 coaching, coaching for groups and teams, and virtual coaching. She facilitates workshops and is a “Coach who speaks.” Her company is CQ Consulting.
Colleen spent 22 years in the medical device industry and still works in the industry as a Coach. She has a BSc Hons degree and an MBA and is a credentialed Senior Practitioner with COMENSA where she also serves as the Gauteng Chair.
Colleen has been married to Philp for nearly 27 years, has a 22-year old daughter Jess and the naughtiest Jack Russell, Cheeky.
Colleen’s surname – QVIST – yes it really is spelled QV and not QU because it is Danish and not English.
Speaker 2: Sue Fuller-Good: Resilience Through Agility in a World of Uncertainty
This talk is about finding resilience and self-efficacy, internally. We live in a time of disruption and change and we need to understand how best to cope and thrive. Awareness is the key. With awareness, we can step towards the things we would naturally avoid and resist. The more we practice doing this, the more easily we can break the habits and behaviours which keep us trapped and stuck in old patterns. In this keynote, discovery creates insight and a new way of seeing things.
Without insight we operate in automatic pilot, unconsciously avoiding what we fear and grabbing whatever we feel will be pleasurable. This produces a rollercoaster ride, which is stress generating and is often incapacitating. It diminishes us as people and pushes success away from us. It often leaves us with regret. Speakers can’t afford to be at the mercy of this!
Sue is known as the Body Whisperer. She works as a specialist physiotherapist, a registered life coach and a facilitator of wellbeing in Corporates and in the private sector. She has used her own body and life as a laboratory for learning and discovery and has a unique understanding of the body, the mind and of living out of the box and cultivating energy to fund living an extraordinary, highly productive, successful, joy-filled life.
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