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Visit our friends at the Connecticut SCC chapter for their annual seminar – Professional Advancement

Speaker: Kerry Preston

Date:  October 17, 2017

Location: Unilever | Town Hall Room | 45 Commerce Drive | Trumbull, CT


Gallup research proves that people succeed when they focus on what they do best.

By identifying what your talents are, you can find the best way to go about accomplishing your work. Basically, you

get to stop trying to be what you are not, and start being what you are. Play to your strengths, mitigate your


When you are engaged in your strengths, you will naturally perform better, and you will feel more energized and

fulfilled while doing it. That will improve your level of engagement at work, leading to higher employee

engagement for the organization. StrengthsFinder done in a group setting is a fantastic way to find this information


What you will gain

Gain self-awareness * Develop personal leadership skills and capabilities * Practice advice on communication

challenges and ways to successful work with others * How to capitalize and build upon their greatest talents to

create strengths that will enhance all aspects of their lives * Learn the language of strengths as well as your top

themes and the themes of others * Maximizing strengths everyday with yourself and others * Strengths Finder

Assessment * A comprehensive Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide

Biography ~ Kerry Preston

A high sought-after business expert and the co-author of You Did What? The Biggest Mistakes Professionals Make,

currently in its fifth edition. The second book in the series, You Said What?, was released in 2012, with follow-up

Enhancing Your Executive Edge: How to Develop the Skills to Lead and Succeed published in 2014. A natural-born

problem solver, Preston uses her own positive attitude and perception to foster relationships and help others do

the same. Her ultimate goal is helping others become their best selves, whether it’s at work or in their personal

lives. She hopes to convey the idea that presence is the ultimate precursor to promotion.

Preston spent over 10 years with Calvin Klein Cosmetics, eventually taking her expertise to run workshops for

Shiseido, NARS, La Prairie, Moet Hennessy USA, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, and Credit Suisse.