The Soft Skills of Leadership
Speaker / Trainer / Coach / Mentor
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Study after study has shown that soft skills are vital in helping individuals and businesses succeed—perhaps even more so than STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) skills.
According to a recent report from Boston College, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan, training in soft skills such as communication and problem solving can raise productivity and retention by 12 percent and deliver a 250 percent return on investment. But how can you develop your soft skills, and use them to your advantage?
At our next meeting, we’ll hear from Judy Hoberman, Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Mentor and President of Selling in a Skirt, about how soft skills can help set you apart and give you a competitive edge in the workplace. She will also discuss the seven essential qualities of leadership.
A sought-after speaker, Judy uses personal stories and a sense of humor to discuss gender differences in the workplace, and shed light on how both genders can better support one another’s successes. She regularly works with companies to improve diversity and women’s initiatives in the areas of recruiting, training, coaching, mentoring and retention. She also hosts a weekly show on i Heart Radio called Selling in a Skirt, and is featured as a Gender Expert on Fox News Radio.
Be sure to join us for this engaging presentation, packed with inspiring advice and actionable tips to help you perform better at work—whether you wear a skirt, slacks or blue jeans.
President of Selling in a Skirt • Speaker • Trainer • Coach • Mentor
Judy Hoberman, President of Selling In A Skirt, is an international speaker, trainer, coach and mentor. Her 30 years in sales have given her knowledge as well as a sense of humor about how men and women sell, work and live differently. She uses personal stories, humor and actionable steps to help both genders learn how to support one another’s successes in a more productive way.
Speaking to audiences of 10 to 10,000, Hoberman delivers engaging presentations that use memorable stories to share lessons that can be easily implemented the same day. In 2016, Hoberman gave a well-received TEDx talk about pre-judging people—something we all do without even thinking. She is the author of Selling In A Skirt, Famous Isn’t Enough, Pure Wealth and her latest book, Walking on the Glass Floor, about the soft skills of leadership. As Walking on the Glass Floor was coming off the printing presses, Judy completed a program from Cornell University’s College of Business on Women in Leadership. Her book has since become a bestseller.
Judy’s mission is to help her clients live the S.K.I.R.T. philosophy: Standing Out, Keys to Success, Inspiring Others, Results Oriented and Time Management—while having fun.