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Monthly Wednesday Sandbox Series, July 1 - December 2, 2020 | Webinar Series
Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Category: Expert Series Sessions

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Wednesday Sandbox Series

Monthly on the first Wednesday, July 1-December 2, 2020, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. PDT
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We invite you to join this open forum to explore a wide range of tips and tools. The emphasis is on exploring, experimenting, and learning from each other. Topics and facilitators will be announced.

Register once for the full series held monthly on the first Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am PDT.
Join one or all of the sessions with the same Zoom login information.

December 2 Program Topic: Digital Asset Management Tools

Now where the heck did I put that pdf? What happened to my master copy of the interview I did 6 months ago? How can I repurpose content if I can’t even find it?

Maybe you’ve figured this out and easily keep tabs on all of the photos, audio files, video files, and brand assets that you have for yourself or your clients. Or perhaps you are still wondering what happened to the template you created two years ago that is applicable for work you are doing today.

Join the December Sandbox to share insights and experience with other consultants and entrepreneurs on how to effectively (and for a reasonable cost) keep track of the assets you need for continuing business success.

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November 4 Program Topic: Using Cloze as Your CRM Tool

ClozeSince 2002, Ms. Chako Ando has advised both U.S. and Japanese companies on their funding, alliance and go-to-market strategies. Along the way she has looked at a variety of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) approaches including Hubspot, Zoho and Insightly. She has been using Cloze for a few years and will discuss and demo to the group her use and application of Cloze. 

October 7 Program Topic: G Suite by Google: Cloud IT Tools for Your Business

In this session, we will explore Google's G Suite IT tools and which needs G Suite can fulfill. You will get a chance to explore some of the tools hands-on, as well as a chance to ask questions about G Suite. 

  • Please have your laptop or desktop computer at the ready. 
  • Use a Google Account for the best sandbox experience.
  • Use the Chrome browser for the best experience.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this sandbox session, you will have:

  • gained awareness of the cost-effective set of tools available under the G Suite umbrella.
  • tried some of the most powerful Google tool features for yourself to see how they could fit your business.
  • received answers to your questions about G Suite.
  • understood why businesses use G Suite as opposed to regular @gmail.com accounts.
  • experienced the flexibility and agility in G Suite.  

Join us as Gabriella Laszlo, Google Suite Consultant and G Suite (Google Apps) Certified Administrator, with KloudGem LLC walks us through Google's G Suite with this interactive meeting!

September 2 Program Topic: SHINE: Five Secrets to Shine Online

The global pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live, work, consult, and connect with people. Many consultants report that they have been thrown into the deep end of the virtual pool. They are trying mightily to keep their heads above water.

Selecting the right web or video conferencing platform can support your efforts to meet effectively with clients. But, if you want to shine online, you will also want to increase your skill and comfort with presenting yourself in a virtual environment. From facilitating interactive discussion to being warm and personable on web camera, this session will introduce you to the tips and techniques used by the most effective virtual facilitators, consultants, and coaches. 

Join Cynthia Clay, author of Great Webinars: Interactive Learning that is Captivating, Informative and Fun, as we explore this timely topic. 

August 5 Program Topic: Are you Zoomed out? There is an Alternative! 

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If you're zoomed out, then join us on August 5 to learn a new approach to collaborate and facilitate your clients’ success through Executive Growth Circles.

Using the world’s premier peer learning platform Circl.esExecutive Growth Circles deliver insight, inspiration for leaders to overcome shared challenges, and co-create solutions. It's more than talking heads–it's leaders collaborating to re-invent the future. Explore new ways to collaborate, learn and accelerate your client’s future-readiness through Circles. 

RSVP by August 4. Session will be facilitated by Jennifer Vessels, results driven leader with demonstrated success delivering revenue, partnerships and business transformation for startups through multinational enterprises.

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About the Event Host for the Monthly Series

Ellen Grace Henson, Women In Consulting Past President, is the Managing Director and Founder of Marketing Mechanics, and has been working in product management since the mid-’90s and consulting for 15 years. A thought leader with experience across multiple markets and technologies, Ellen Grace brings a unique combination of analysis and creativity to business and product strategy, market and customer insight, product-delivery process design, and aligning cross-functional teams to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction and strong business results.

Women In ConsultingGuest Facilitator: August 5

Jennifer Vessels, CEO of Next Step, a global 40-person consultancy based in Silicon Valley, brings over 30-years proven experience driving successful business (revenue) growth for global companies including Adobe, Cisco, Google, Lily, Opera, Avinor, Xing and many other technology, life sciences, services and sustainability companies. Jennifer inspires business leaders, engineers and global teams to innovate, transform and grow. She has passionately led technology, consulting, consumer, public and sustainability companies revenue and profitability growth – delivering over 300% improvements in market value. Prior to founding Next Step in 1998, Jennifer led international growth for UB Networks, Promptus and Norway-based Tandberg, culminating in launch of Tandberg USA in 1997. Jennifer holds a MBA from San Jose State and a Masters of Occupational Psychology from the University of London, and is a highly sought-after speaker for Stanford Executive Education, GartnerGroup, and global conferences on innovation, globalization, and leadership as well as a provocative facilitator of leadership, sales and innovation workshops.

Women In ConsultingGuest Facilitator: September 2

Cynthia Clay is the CEO of NetSpeed Learning Solutions (based in Bellingham, Washington) and the author of Great Webinars: Interactive Learning that is Captivating, Informative, and Fun! Her company works with clients who are making the transition from the face-to-face classroom to high-energy, interactive virtual blended learning. Cynthia’s clients include UCB, Marriott, Genentech/Roche, Symetra, National Park Service, and the US Army Corp of Engineers. She is a passionate advocate of brain-based learning and works with instructional designers, virtual facilitators, virtual leaders, and consultants to develop stellar practices in the virtual workplace.

Guest Facilitator: October 7

Gabriella Laszlo

Gabriella Laszlo is passionate about making IT simple and easy for businesses. She worked for Google for over 10 years in localization and operations, at the intersection of languages and technology. She founded KloudGem LLC to help organizations utilize Google’s G Suite business tools in a way that minimizes company overhead, and maximizes efficiency and agility. She holds two Master’s degrees from Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, and she is a Google-Certified G Suite System Administrator.


Chako AndoGuest Facilitator: November 4

Chako Ando, Principal, Cando Advisors, has over 25 years of consulting, startup, investment banking and capital markets experience. Since 2002, Ms. Ando has advised both US and Japanese companies on their funding, alliance and go-to-market strategies. Before starting founding Cando Advisors, Ms. Ando was the COO and Vice President for Business Development at Fitech Laboratories, a cross-border software startup based in San Francisco and Tokyo. She previously served as a VP in the M & A department of Daiwa America; manager of a venture capital investment fund for the Industrial Bank of Japan; and a VP of derivatives credit management with Sumitomo Bank Capital Markets. She is a CFA Charter holder. A Tokyo native, Ms. Ando obtained her MBA at Stanford.



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