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March 13, 2019 Professional Development Meeting

March 13, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
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5:30 PM Registration/Networking
6:00 PM Hors doeuvres
6:30 PM Presentation

The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Authentic Leaders…Know Who They Are
We all have the capacity to inspire and empower others. But we must first be willing to devote
ourselves to our personal growth and development as leaders. Bill George
Extensive research by leadership scholars has attempted to come up with specific styles,
characteristics, or personality traits of great leaders. However, none of these studies has
produced a clear profile of the ideal leader. This is good news as there is no cookie-cutter
leadership style to imitate. Rather, much evidence supports leadership emerges from one’s life
story. Understanding who youare at your core helps discover the purpose of one’s leadership.
Along the way you learn that being authentic makes you more effective.
Gain knowledge and/or improve your understanding, then consider the application of the
following concepts:
 Learning from your life story
 Identify your key influencers
 Knowing your style and its impact on others
 Processes and tools for enhancing your leadership
 Building your support team
 Committing to a lifelong process of development


Rob Elliott

Professional Experience
Rob began his career in public education, serving as a high school business teacher and coach, then
school business manager, and finally superintendent of schools. After 17 years in education, Rob
switched to the business world to work for public corporations as well as privately-held family businesses,
serving in leadership positions as director of training and development, vice president of sales and marketing,
and chief operating officer. Rob co-founded Pondera with Joe Day and John Belaski in April, 2006.
Consulting Experience
At Pondera, Rob’s primary client service areas are Executive Consultation, Team Effectiveness,
Executive Coaching, Succession Planning, and Strategic Planning. Further, Rob’s varied
background gives him invaluable skills as a consultant in Business Development, Change
Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Organizational Development.
Rob received his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Business and Coaching,
and a Master’s Degree from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Business Management.

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[email protected] or (616) 490-8608.

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