Several members of PoS Class #7, SWARM (Strong Women Are Really Magnificent!) enjoyed Susan Stockton's wedding to Duane Tomek ... it was a joyous occasion and a good time was had by all!!
Powerful Women Are…Leadership Dialogues Across Workplace and Study Space
90 people gathered in UTDallas McDermott Suite to dine and network at the event, Powerful Women Are…Leadership Dialogues Across Workplace and Study Space, hosted by the Galerstein Women's Center, Office of Diversity and Community Engagement on November 29th. Key partners for the event included Texas Instruments, Mary Kay, Ericsson and Marsha Clark and Associates. The program was developed as part of the SAWS Initiative (Support and Advancement of Women in STEM).
The evening began with introductions and facilitated dinner dialogue by the women of TI, on developing individual leadership skills, mentors, role models, road blocks and successes. Participants commented that the dialogue was relevant to their professional and personal goals.
The second part of the evening was led by Marsha Clark, a leadership development and executive coach consultant. The interactive presentation combined students, staff and faculty from UT Dallas with industry professionals for an opportunity to explore their feelings about power, what it means to be powerful, and develop insights into their power sources. The focus was on our 'inside-out' power, power within -- compared to 'power over' or even 'power with.' The session was highly interactive and allowed women to share information, opening up new possibilities around optimizing their power. The key learning points were:
This event was the first of a three-part series, including topics such as Women Don't Ask-How We Give Away Our Power and Invisible Differences. The next workshop is slated for March 21, 2013. Please contact the GWC at 972-883-6557 or email@example.com for more information.
What a few of the participants had to say about the workshop:
The teachers of The Hill School of Grapevine and The Crown of Life Lutheran School partnered with MC&A and Hardy Girls Healthy Women on November 6, 2012 for a Parent Education Session, covering topics of Body Image and Stereotypes. Pictured from left to right: LeeAnn Mallory - The Rise Partners, Kathy Edwards - principal of Hill School of Grapevine, Dr. Andra Barton - principal of Crown of Life Lutheran School, Marsha Clark - Owner at Marsha Clark & Associates and Megan Williams - President of Hardy Girls Healthy Women.
The teachers of The Hill School of Grapevine and The Crown of Life Lutheran School partnered with MC&A and Hardy Girls Healthy Women on October 3, 2012 for a Parent Education Session, covering topics of media literacy and cultivating hardiness zones for girls.
Power of Self Reunion - September 2012
The topic was Why Women Matter: The Influence Women Have as Shoppers and in Corporate America
Women today are critical decision-makers in nearly every product purchase decision, giving them tremendous power in the marketplace. They also dominate word-of-mouth marketing; especially in social media, giving them even more influence.
Corporations are beginning to understand the importance of women in developing and marketing products specifically to them. Recent NeuroScience research allows us to understand the importance of building emotional connections with female vs. male shoppers. Women also play critical roles in developing more effective business teams, due to their intrinsic emotional capabilities.
This Spring's graduates of the Family Place Transition Program - from the shelter to their own homes . MC&A sponsored this year's class of women who have taken 'one step at a time' to get themselves and their children out of abusive households, learned new skills, gotten jobs enabling greater self-sufficiency, and are starting a new life for their families. Beautiful women, courageous women, inspiring women!! Thanks to all who donated support!!
Marsha Clark & Associates supports Hardy Girls, Healthy Women – with plans to bring their programs to North Texas. Click here for information on the HGHW Summer Institute.
Teressa Griffin, Anne Litwin, Marsha Clark and Mary Lou Michael - coaches at Power & System's Power Lab, Cape Cod - April 2012.
Brent Clark of Marsha Clark & Associates participates in a panel at the men's showing of Miss Representation. Feedback from the event host and panel moderator, Dirk Velten, described Brent's contributions as "well spoken, from the heart and stood clearly as an ally to women." February 26, 2012.
Marsha Clark & Associates partners with Accenture to bring Anne Doyle to Dallas
Left to right: Ann Dyer, Thear Sy, Anne Doyle, Meridith Fee, Marsha Clark, Mary Hill
Marsha co-facilitating with Peter Block and Peter Koestenbaum at the Final Word Seminar - by invitation only - Dallas, Texas, November 4-5, 2011
I've had the opportunity to benefit from Marsha's insight, wisdom and support as an individual coaching client, a workshop participant, and the recipient of her generous mentoring in my own work. I've also had the chance to observe her interactions with colleagues and many of my clients.
Marsha has a remarkable ability to listen fully, then clarify issues and situations. Her questions never fail to generate new perspectives, options, and sometimes even better questions. She is consistently constructive in her suggestions, and always manages to expand my sense of what is possible. At the same time, she challenges me to rise to her expectations of my capabilities, even when I'm not so sure!
She is both compassionate and direct in the best sense - I've never seen her be anything but authentic and constructive in any of her relationships. She embodies a rare combination of intelligence and down-to-earth common sense, essential to productive work and growth.
Marsha readily shares resources, fosters connections, and encourages others to do the same. She extends a genuine acceptance and sense of connection that draws people together and inspires community and synergy in any group. She is a role model for me for her outstanding work ethic, her great business and people sense, her facilitation skills, her commitment to supporting other women, the genuine pleasure she takes in others' success, her commitment to her family, and her unfailing strength through adversity.
If you have the chance to work with Marsha, do it!
Lifework Directions, LLC
I wanted to thank Marsha for so quickly helping me clarify my work goals. I can already tell I am starting to interpret and verbalize feedback more effectively and feel more in control.
Coaching Client, 2011-2012
Power of Self
Like Dorothy from "Wizard of Oz", you show many women the way home. Thank you for catching the edge of my mouth and yanking it into a smile.
-Lisa Harper Wood
SMU - Building Leadership Competencies
Mrs. Clark –
On behalf of our class, I would like to thank you for your time and wisdom for last night's BLC seminar. We especially liked your thoughts on the importance of trust in courageous conversations, and we look forward to your next seminar.
On behalf of our Entire BLC Class
Dear Marsha Clark and Associates,
On behalf of the steering committee of the Power of a Healthy Woman, we say thank you for your sponsorship of this event. Our attendees appreciate the great speakers whose knowledge and expertise enlighten and challenge each of us to live healthier lives. This event would not be possible without your support- we are grateful for your partnerships and trust.
Tower Club - Young Professionals Program
I didn't get a chance to meet with you before I left the Tower Club. Your [Young Professionals] group was the only reason I had such a hard time leaving. I can't express in words how meaningful your sessions were. I think of you as a true female mentor-which is so hard to find. You helped me discover myself. I have left [my current job] and am now President of conquest eDiscovery in Addison. I wouldn't be here without you. This has been an exciting, yet terrifying transition! I hope that our paths will cross again soon. Thank You!!
SMU - Building Leadership Competencies
Dear Marsha, February 9, 2011
Congratulations on earning your 6th TEA presenting the BLC seminar Courageous Team Conversation Tuesday, February 8 to our Cox MBA students. Students enjoyed the applicable tools you presented as well as your great knowledge about the topics. The BLC appreciates the time and effort that you invest to enhance the Cox experience for our graduate students.
Leading EVERYday: Discovering the Possibilities
I have to say, this has been the best class yet. Marsha Clark is wonderful and did an outstanding job of teaching, mentoring and giving the class pearls of wisdom from her experience. I am truly inspired. - DFW Leader, Sabre Holdings
Marsha is a great facilitator and has a strong command of the material. Because she's been both on the customer side and the account management side, she understands the "real" world and what you have to deal with. - DFW Leader, Sabre Holdings
Marsha Clark…Your methods are invaluable, and one can only tell it takes genuine interest and unique talent to command a class room with zest and enthusiasm, especially when dealing with so many people who wear several hats with this organization. - San Antonio Leader, Sabre Holdings
This was the BEST leadership course I have taken in my 20+ years at Sabre, the content was relevant and the instructor engaging. I have already recommended the course to my co-workers and am anxiously looking forward to the next Marsha Clark course! - DFW Leader, Sabre Holdings
Marsha did a very good job, thanks to her methodology and her background, which is obviously an asset for her to understand our business and adapt the content of the training to our specific requirements. - Paris, France Leader, Sabre Holdings
Marsha was amazing. She was able to involve everybody in the LARGE group of around 20 attendees, which is very difficult and there was not a boring minute. GREAT JOB and VERY PROFESSIONAL!!! - Hamburg, Germany Leader, Sabre Holdings
She was amazing, was very energetic, knowledgeable, gave us the air time we needed, did an amazing job to control the type of audience she had, most of us are usually very brutal. Her experience as a leader was well shared. -Bahrain Leader
"Your seminar was incredible and I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to speak with me after the program. Not only am I fascinated by organizational leadership, I am truly inspired by your work and your approach to conversation and change. Thank you for a wonderful experience." – MBA Student, SMU 2013