Back to Business: Reboot your Business, your Network, yourself!

At this highly anticipated leadership conference, you'll be able to acquire new skills and knowledge that can be successfully applied in your life and career for your personal and professional growth.

Event Information

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Date

September 10th, 2020

Time

9:45am to 1:15pm

Location

Online via Zoom

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Event Schedule

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9:45am - 10:00am Shae Rozzi - Evening News Anchor, FOX23 Tulsa and Emcee
Welcome and Briefly Cover the Importance of Networking
10:00am - 10:25am Debra Olejownik - Principal, Coaching with HEART
The Gifts from Hijacking Moments
10:30am - 10:55am Deborah Love Bradshaw - President, Deborah Love Bradshaw / Level Up To More
Reclaiming your Resilience
11:00am - 11:25am Jim Stovall - President, Narrative Television Network
Yes, You Can
11:30am - 11:55am Kristine Sexter - President of WorkWise Productions and FindTrainKeep Great Employees
Is a Consulting Career for You? How to Earn 6-Figures by Sharing Your Expertise
12:00pm - 12:25pm Rose Washington - Chief Executive Officer of Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
12:30pm - 12:55pm Lisa Riley - Owner of Tulsa Area Pinot's Palette
1:00pm - 1:15pm Closing

9:45am - 10:00am

Shae Rozzi - Evening News Anchor, FOX23 Tulsa and Emcee
Welcome and Briefly Cover the Importance of Networking

10:00am - 10:25am

Debra Olejownik - Principal, Coaching with HEART
The Gifts from Hijacking Moments

10:30am - 10:55am

Deborah Love Bradshaw - President, Deborah Love Bradshaw / Level Up To More
Reclaiming your Resilience

11:30am - 11:55am

Jim Stovall - President, Narrative Television Network
Yes, You Can

11:30am - 11:55am

Kristine Sexter - President of WorkWise Productions and FindTrainKeep Great Employees
Is a Consulting Career for You? How to Earn 6-Figures by Sharing Your Expertise

12:00pm - 12:25pm

Rose Washington - Chief Executive Officer of Tulsa Economic Development Corporation

12:30pm - 12:55pm

Lisa Riley

1:00pm - 1:15pm

Closing

Our Speakers

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Shae Rozzi - FOX23 News

Shae Rozzi is the Evening Anchor at FOX23 News anchoring the station’s 5,6,9 and 10 o’clock newscasts.

During her more than 20 years of broadcasting, Shae has worked in her home state of Virginia as well as Michigan, North Carolina, and Georgia before arriving in Oklahoma. In the 6 years, Shae has been in Tulsa, she and the FOX23 News team have won multiple Emmy awards for their coverage of tornadoes and breaking news events as well as the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award.

Shae’s biggest accomplishment came earlier this year when one of her investigative reports led to a change in state law requiring mandatory protective orders at sentencing for sex offenders to help keep victims safe.

Shae is a proud member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and loves giving back to the community by supporting several organizations.

She and her husband and their daughter love the laid back lifestyle of Oklahoma and being part of such a giving community.

Debra Olejownik Picture

Debra Olejownik

Debra (Deb) Olejownik, MOL, MBTI, DTM, is principal of DJC Core Consulting, LLC and Coaching with HEART; is a consultant specializing in stress and burnout, and a leadership coach with a focus on helping leaders (we are all leaders) get unstuck from hijacking moments. She is an award-winning speaker, and trainer, is from Michigan and Ohio, and now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma helping hundreds of individuals, and organizations. In her spare-time she volunteers at The Stonebrook Project, collaborating with the founder, board members, and volunteers in developing a volunteer training program for the nonprofit to continue providing free spa services for cancer patients; making a difference until there is a cure.

Deborah Love Bradshaw Picture

Deborah Love Bradshaw

Deborah’s experience growing up, living and teaching in the culturally rich environment of Southeast Asia have given her a unique perspective on diversity and inclusion and networking. Her cross-cultural childhood and adult years have allowed her a unique perspective on what it takes to foster successful communication, collaboration and interaction. As a speaker, trainer and consultant Deborah provides unique insight on successful strategies to create effective teamwork, interactive community and improved understanding across multiple groups. Deborah has over 25 years experience as a speaker and presenter at national conventions, mid level training seminars and strategic small groups. Her interactive, engaging and memorable sessions provide implementable strategies to improve the goals of the organization as well as to promote personal growth and development.

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Jim Stovall

In spite of blindness, Jim Stovall has been a National Olympic weightlifting champion, a successful investment broker, the President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, and a highly sought-after author and platform speaker. He is the author of 40 books, including the bestseller, The Ultimate Gift, which is now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin. Five of his other novels have also been made into movies with two more in production.

Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes magazine, says, “Jim Stovall is one of the most extraordinary men of our era.”

For his work in making television accessible to our nation’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people, The President’s Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the Entrepreneur of the Year. Jim Stovall has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, USA Today, and has been seen on Good Morning America, CNN, and CBS Evening News. He was also chosen as the International Humanitarian of the Year, joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as recipients of this honor.

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Kristine Sexter

Kristine A. Sexter, President of WorkWise Productions and FindTrainKeep Great Employees, is an industrial and organizational consultant who has devoted over two decades to studying success and professional commitment. With an extensive background in recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent, Kristine expertly serves the manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare and human resources industries with acclaimed results.

Leaders, managers, educators, and success-oriented people have recognized her measurably effective training and consulting programs and is renowned for her enthusiastic and customized strategies for creating award-winning workplace cultures. The Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturers has called her, “‘THE’ authority in teaching executives and leadership teams how to find, train and keep great employees.”

Ms. Sexter is a professional speaker, consultant, and columnist and is the author of six books, including “Rolling Out the Recognition: Employee Retention Strategies for Manufacturers” and “Top 100 Worst Employees: Learning from the Very Worst, How to Be Your Very Best” which she co-wrote with her friend, and mentor, Jim Stovall.

Kristine is the Past President of the Oklahoma Speakers Association, was twice-honored as the Speaker of the Year, and is an Honors Graduate of The College of New Jersey. While born and educated on the east coast, Kristine considers Tulsa, Oklahoma her home, (but she really misses the pizza and the ocean!).

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Rose Washington

As chief executive officer of Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, Rose Washington is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing strategies that support the organization's role as a catalyst leader in economic growth. TEDC enlightens people, enables small businesses, helps develop communities. In partnership with a variety of stakeholders, TEDC uses public and private resources to encourage business start-up and expansion. Through its Creative Capital brand, the organization reaches over 300 entrepreneurs and small businesses each year providing development services and loans ranging from $500 to $10 million. Under Washington’s leadership, TEDC’s loan portfolio has grown more than 1200%.

Over the past decade, the corporation has become a highly regarded partner in most city-wide economic development initiatives. With broad experience creating strategic alliances in diverse communities, Washington is known to be resourceful, creative and solutions oriented. Five special projects have given TEDC expanded capacity for measurable, sustainable impact: construction of a new 17,654 square feet grocery store in a food desert; construction and operation of a 17,000 square feet retail center; plans to develop 30 acres of industrial land; acquisition of a building in downtown Tulsa providing space to an innovation-focused business incubator and active involvement in the Tulsa Region’s COVID-19 resilience and recovery initiatives.

Prior to arriving in Oklahoma, Rose enjoyed a successful career in community and government relations leadership with the University of Southern California, as well as, several years in banking and higher education in Mississippi. She holds a BBA in Finance and an MBA from Mississippi State University and Mississippi College, respectively. Rose is the proud mother of two children: Mariah Rentie, a recent MHR graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Morris Rentie III, a senior at Union High School.

Lisa Riley Picture

Lisa Riley

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Shae Rozzi - FOX23 News

Shae Rozzi is the Evening Anchor at FOX23 News anchoring the station’s 5,6,9 and 10 o’clock newscasts.

During her more than 20 years of broadcasting, Shae has worked in her home state of Virginia as well as Michigan, North Carolina, and Georgia before arriving in Oklahoma. Since Shae arrived in Tulsa in 2013, she and the FOX23 News team have won multiple Emmy awards for their coverage of tornadoes and breaking news events as well as the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award.

Shae’s biggest accomplishment came in 2019 when one of her investigative reports led to a change in state law requiring mandatory protective orders at sentencing for sex offenders to help keep victims safe.

Shae is a proud member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and loves giving back to the community by supporting several organizations.

She and her husband and their daughter love the laid back lifestyle of Oklahoma and being part of such a giving community.

Debra Olejownik Picture

Debra Olejownik

Debra (Deb) Olejownik, MOL, MBTI, DTM, is principal of DJC Core Consulting, LLC and Coaching with HEART; is a consultant specializing in stress and burnout, and a leadership coach with a focus on helping leaders (we are all leaders) get unstuck from hijacking moments. She is an award-winning speaker, and trainer, is from Michigan and Ohio, and now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma helping hundreds of individuals, and organizations. In her spare-time she volunteers at The Stonebrook Project, collaborating with the founder, board members, and volunteers in developing a volunteer training program for the nonprofit to continue providing free spa services for cancer patients; making a difference until there is a cure.

Deborah Love Bradshaw Picture

Deborah Love Bradshaw

Deborah’s experience growing up, living and teaching in the culturally rich environment of Southeast Asia have given her a unique perspective on diversity and inclusion and networking. Her cross-cultural childhood and adult years have allowed her a unique perspective on what it takes to foster successful communication, collaboration and interaction. As a speaker, trainer and consultant Deborah provides unique insight on successful strategies to create effective teamwork, interactive community and improved understanding across multiple groups. Deborah has over 25 years experience as a speaker and presenter at national conventions, mid level training seminars and strategic small groups. Her interactive, engaging and memorable sessions provide implementable strategies to improve the goals of the organization as well as to promote personal growth and development.

Jim Stovall Picture

Jim Stovall

In spite of blindness, Jim Stovall has been a National Olympic weightlifting champion, a successful investment broker, the President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, and a highly sought-after author and platform speaker. He is the author of 40 books, including the bestseller, The Ultimate Gift, which is now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin. Five of his other novels have also been made into movies with two more in production.

Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes magazine, says, “Jim Stovall is one of the most extraordinary men of our era.”

For his work in making television accessible to our nation’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people, The President’s Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the Entrepreneur of the Year. Jim Stovall has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, USA Today, and has been seen on Good Morning America, CNN, and CBS Evening News. He was also chosen as the International Humanitarian of the Year, joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as recipients of this honor.

Kristine Sexter Picture

Kristine Sexter

Kristine A. Sexter, President of WorkWise Productions and FindTrainKeep Great Employees, is an industrial and organizational consultant who has devoted over two decades to studying success and professional commitment. With an extensive background in recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent, Kristine expertly serves the manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare and human resources industries with acclaimed results.

Leaders, managers, educators, and success-oriented people have recognized her measurably effective training and consulting programs and is renowned for her enthusiastic and customized strategies for creating award-winning workplace cultures. The Oklahoma Alliance for Manufacturers has called her, “‘THE’ authority in teaching executives and leadership teams how to find, train and keep great employees.”

Ms. Sexter is a professional speaker, consultant, and columnist and is the author of six books, including “Rolling Out the Recognition: Employee Retention Strategies for Manufacturers” and “Top 100 Worst Employees: Learning from the Very Worst, How to Be Your Very Best” which she co-wrote with her friend, and mentor, Jim Stovall.

Kristine is the Past President of the Oklahoma Speakers Association, was twice-honored as the Speaker of the Year, and is an Honors Graduate of The College of New Jersey. While born and educated on the east coast, Kristine considers Tulsa, Oklahoma her home, (but she really misses the pizza and the ocean!).

Rose Washington Picture

Rose Washington

As chief executive officer of Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, Rose Washington is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing strategies that support the organization's role as a catalyst leader in economic growth. TEDC enlightens people, enables small businesses, helps develop communities. In partnership with a variety of stakeholders, TEDC uses public and private resources to encourage business start-up and expansion. Through its Creative Capital brand, the organization reaches over 300 entrepreneurs and small businesses each year providing development services and loans ranging from $500 to $10 million. Under Washington’s leadership, TEDC’s loan portfolio has grown more than 1200%.

Over the past decade, the corporation has become a highly regarded partner in most city-wide economic development initiatives. With broad experience creating strategic alliances in diverse communities, Washington is known to be resourceful, creative and solutions oriented. Five special projects have given TEDC expanded capacity for measurable, sustainable impact: construction of a new 17,654 square feet grocery store in a food desert; construction and operation of a 17,000 square feet retail center; plans to develop 30 acres of industrial land; acquisition of a building in downtown Tulsa providing space to an innovation-focused business incubator and active involvement in the Tulsa Region’s COVID-19 resilience and recovery initiatives.

Prior to arriving in Oklahoma, Rose enjoyed a successful career in community and government relations leadership with the University of Southern California, as well as, several years in banking and higher education in Mississippi. She holds a BBA in Finance and an MBA from Mississippi State University and Mississippi College, respectively. Rose is the proud mother of two children: Mariah Rentie, a recent MHR graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Morris Rentie III, a senior at Union High School.

Lisa Riley Picture

Lisa Riley