Monthly Topic: Engaging the Workforce of 2017 and Beyond

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: New Life Church, 11025 Voyager Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO  80921

Speaker:  Christie Ward

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In the ‘90’s, Christie coached and managed more than 200 of the best professional trainers around the world for CareerTrack, Inc..  Since 1999, as the principal in The Impact Institute, she has facilitated Communication and Leadership topics that make the difference for performance on public and private sector teams in the US and internationally at conferences in Singapore, Poland, Taiwan and Dubai. Some of Christie’s public sector clients in the US are the USAF, Department of Interior, El Monte and Albuquerque school districts, the National Business Center, and several city and county governments. Her corporate clients include DISH Network, IHS, GE, Johnson & Johnson, SUN, TW Telecom, and AT&T. Among her non-profit clients are Goodwill, the National Scholarship Provider’s Association, the National Education Procurement Association, the Boettcher Foundation and the US Olympic Committee.

Christie is past president of ATD-RMC (Association for Talent Development – Rocky Mountain Chapter).  She served on the National Board of Directors for ATD, an organization of 40,000 global members, from 2011 to 2012.  She was also elected president of the NSA (National Speaker’s Association) of CO and holds the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation held by less than 10% of the professional speakers worldwide. She regularly leads a speech contest for the children of the Tennyson Center in Denver with her NSA colleagues to give these displaced children a life skill, and performs mock scholarship interviews with inner-city youth so they have a chance at college. She was in Myanmar in January 2017 working with trafficked women and girls. Charity is part of her business model and she is a leader on and off the platform.