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General Meeting: Tapping into Speaking and Coaching to Realize Your Full Talent Development Potential

  • August 14, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • United Way of Greater Houston 50 Waugh Drive Houston, Texas 77007



Topic:  As a speaker, trainer, or coach, you’ve spent years developing your expertise in your discipline. However, you might be doing your clients or employer a disservice by not exploring other options for developing talent.

Every organization has a compelling business reason to develop their talent and the process of talent development is all about change. To help make that change, organizations need the help of speakers and trainers to inform and motivate. To sustain that change long term, many invest in coaching to develop their talent—especially those identified as high potentials.

In this fast-paced and interactive session, you’ll hear from leading experts in each of these disciplines who will share their experiences and explore the intersection of talent development, speaking, and coaching. Whether you’re an internal practitioner or run your own business or practice, you’ll walk away with a new perspective on these three disciplines and ideas for using each of them to make the most of your talent development efforts for your company or clients.

ATD Competency Model - Area of Expertise This Session Supports:  Performance Improvement, Integrated Talent Management, Coaching, Change Management


Arquella Hargrove brings a successful 25-year track record of creating and implementing productivity-inducing practices through the application of strategic planning and organization development in both the public and private sector. She has supported both established organizations and entrepreneurial ventures advising them through their stages of creation, growth, and stabilization.

She helps organizations and business leaders build stronger, more effective teams and companies. Valued for providing her clients with a set of principles on workforce development, diversity & inclusion strategies, EEO and company-wide codes of ethics and policies to build their capacity.

Arquella is a sought-after facilitator, business consultant, speaker, and coach dedicated to the transformative and sustainable results of business leaders. A moderator and frequent panel speaker in the areas of diversity, women in leadership, and social capital, as well as, a contributor to publications such as GirlBoss and Workforce Magazine.

Arquella holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Ottawa University and an Executive MBA from Texas Woman’s University. Arquella has multiple certifications in personality behavioral assessments (Birkman, DISC, MBTI, Insights, Personalysis) master coaching, leadership development, conflict resolution, mediation, Unconscious Bias.

Houston psychologist Dr. Rob Pennington, is an award winning speaker, trainer and author how has presented numerous times at ASAE’s annual conventions as well as an invited author for ASAE’s newsletter. Rob received the highest evaluations ever from MPI’s President’s conference and is one of MPI's original Platinum Presenters. He article series, Volunteer Leadership, was featured in MPI's Chapter Leadership Newsletter.

Recipient of the highest trainer evaluations from ExxonMobil every year for 34 year and author of the award winning autobiographical self-help book, Find The Upside of The Down Times, Dr Pennington can be counted on to provide an engaging, entertaining experience filled with practical tools you can put to immediate use.

Barbara Stewart is the CEO and founder of Accelus, a company specializing in taking businesses from good to growth. Building on what is already good in a business, she guides leaders and team members in unleashing the talents already present. Her experience and know-how come from serving business leaders and owners as a financial and business advisor and growing three businesses from the ground up.

Barbara began her career as a financial planner, working in boutique firms and large corporations in Houston, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. She was also an owner of two investment advisory firms. Her 25 plus years of experience as a financial advisor, small business owner and executive coach provide her with a unique perspective as she helps clients work smarter, accelerate performance and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Barbara earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). She served as Chair of Community Outreach for the ICF Houston Charter Chapter in 2015 and 2016, President Elect for 2017 and President in 2018. When not working with clients and their teams, Barbara unwinds by training with her horse Usache or fishing the saltwater bays with her husband Ed.

Moderator:  Eddie Turner is a change agent who has worked for several of the world's “most admired companies.” He is passionate about working with leaders to “Accelerate Performance and Drive Impact!”™ through the power of coaching, facilitation and the spoken word. 

Eddie is a professional speaker and a national media commentator who holds international certifications as a trainer, coach and facilitator. Eddie Turner is an alumnus of Northwestern University where he studied Leadership and Organization Behavior and of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he completed the “Art and Practice of Leadership Development” executive education program.™


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