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Defining
leaders

In This Together
Our Purpose

Defining Leaders was founded by the idea that together is better. We are a community that works together to help develop and lift each other up, helping to boost one another’s careers and make work a better place to be. 

​Many of us struggle to find support and direction within our professional journeys.  Our companies and organizations struggle in developing their internal leaders, and don’t always know where to go for help.

 

Here you'll find a community that focuses on helping our members find authentic connection, discovery, and empowerment so they can enjoy a healthy and fulfilling career.  In each session, we tackle challenging issues that we face today and hear real life stories of those that have been there, gaining from their experiences.  We will also hear stories from those who have struggled. 

Because you’re not in this alone.

Upcoming Events

  • Mindful Gratitude Retreat
    Mindful Gratitude Retreat
    Membership Offer
    Tue, Apr 23
    Waukesha
    Apr 23, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Waukesha, N14 W23900 Stone Ridge Dr, Waukesha, WI 53188, USA
    Apr 23, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Waukesha, N14 W23900 Stone Ridge Dr, Waukesha, WI 53188, USA
    Christel Wendelberger from Forward Communications will be leading our retreat on Mindful Gratitude! Join us for a great retreat you can leave calmer and more centered, with a deeper appreciation of yourself and connections, and bringa whole new energy to work and home!
  • Defining Leaders - Living an Extraordinary Life - Gratitude and Segment Intending
    Defining Leaders - Living an Extraordinary Life - Gratitude and Segment Intending
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 01
    Zoom
    May 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    May 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    There is so much power in what we believe is and is not possible! Imagine starting your day with gratitude for the day, week, and time you've had, and planning out THE BEST DAY. When we go into the day with positive intent, when we've pictured what is possible, we accomplish so much more!
  • Defining Leaders - Living an Extraordinary Life - Do the Hardest Thing First
    Defining Leaders - Living an Extraordinary Life - Do the Hardest Thing First
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 01
    Zoom
    May 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    May 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    There is a weight of weighty things. It only gets heavier the longer you hold on to it. Discover the value of starting the day with the hardest thing first and see how all the other dominos fall into place!

Sara D, Coach 

I love seeing Kristin speak!  Her open and encouraging way has helped me grow as a leader.

What are People Saying?

Amy K, HR Leader

Kristin is an excellent facilitator, always posing very timely and provocative questions to the group. I look forward to her sessions because I always walk away with different perspectives

Will E, Director

There are valuable take-a-ways of advice and inspiration to improve your whole self. The quality of what she brings to the table both in expertise and character, is quite impressive.

Core Values

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Explore Different Perspectives

Different backgrounds, experiences, and walks of life offer a lot of learning, hear other’s stories and learn from them

Engage

Extroverts, Introverts, and Ambiverts alike feel comfortable getting involved, and gain those aha! Moments.

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Open Up

We have a genuine culture of trust, engagement, vulnerability and belonging. Express yourself, have fun, you’re safe here.

Create Community

We support each other and boost people up with authentic, positive, uplifting, and valuable insights.

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Thrive

A group that keeps you going, kindles new ideas, and encourages personal and professional growth.

Past Events

  • Apr 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Discover the foundational principals of starting your day right! Starting with a 6-part meditation where you tune in to love, compassion, forgiveness, gratitude, and prayer, this is the groundwork of daily habits to bring your dreams to reality.
  • Mar 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Beautiful cities, great communities, and movements don't happen alone. This week, we focus on 3 Rocks: Membership Growth Building Connection Mentorship and Coaching We are building something great together! What will we acheive?!
  • Mar 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    When we band together, we can change the world. This Defining Leaders' series has been focused on what we can do to expand and grow our group. This week, we're focused on the steps we all can take to grow our community.
  • Mar 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    As we continue our Defining Leaders' Growth Summit, this week's event is all about Ideation and Innovation. Bring your thoughts, dreams, ideas to the table! How can our group impact the world of work? What can we do to make life better for leaders?
  • Mar 06, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Our community has been a source of growth, development, and learning for the past four years. Now, as we look to the future, we recognize that there is still immense potential for further impact. To harness this potential and chart a course for our continued growth, we are hosting a Growth Summit
  • Aug 25, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Wellbeing is more than just physical wellbeing. We are all spinning many plates and when one of those plates is out of alignment, it is challenging to keep the others going. We'll focus on the 8 dimensions of wellbeing and how small changes can make the world of difference.
  • Aug 11, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    A simple reminder to work on the things that really matter to you. Let 'The 3 most important questions' help you to get clarity on your end goals.
  • Jul 28, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    What kind of difficult conversations are you grappling with? And how are you dealing with them successfully? This week, we will discuss having crucial conversations, and difficult ones. How to handle them successfully and stop putting them off.
  • Jul 21, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Go ahead and give it a try. Turn the corners of your mouth up into a smile and then laugh, even if it feels a bit forced. Once you've had your chuckle, take stock of how you're feeling. Are your muscles a little less tense? Do you feel more relaxed? That's the natural wonder of laughing at work.
  • Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    73% of working professionals are now experiencing burnout. Leaving us feeling helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted. What do we do to prevent it in ourselves and our people? Join us this week to discuss.
  • Jun 30, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
  • Jun 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    We live and work in a complex, connected world. We cannot survive on our own. We thrive by building a strong network of partnerships - both internal and external. How we think about our Ecosystem has changed dramatically over the past year. Let's help one another build and cultivate ours!
  • Jun 02, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    We have entered an age rarely seen before. 4 generations of people working in the workforce together. This week, we will discuss how to value each and every one and help each generation work together in harmony.
  • May 26, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    If you want to make it to the top, don't do it alone. So much focus on self-improvement is on the individual, but just as important are the people we surround ourselves with. What is honored in culture gets cultivated there. Find a community that honors what you believe in and grow.
  • May 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    No matter your position or situation, there are times you need to have a one on one meeting with someone you don't know well. When done well, they can turn into promotions, better client interactions, better work environments, and even new job opportunities. Let's discuss how to master them!
  • May 12, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Have you ever wondered how to transition into a Manager or Leadership role from an Individual Contributor role? How do you become a leader when you've never had the experience? How do you get people to notice that you are capable? And... How do you do it well?
  • May 05, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in your mind. Don't become a hostage to your past by always reviewing and reliving your mistakes. Don't remind yourself of what should have, could have, or would have been. Release it and let it go. Move on. - Les Brown
  • Apr 28, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Want to become a truly inspirational leader? Explore the 6 tools you need to step forward and lead with courage, confidence, and grace.

Past Events

Defining Leaders: Upcoming Events
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