Justine will be our guest speaker July 20th, 2015. Justine was born and raised in South Florida and first fell in love with Equine-Assisted Therapies when she volunteered during high school and college. She attended horse camp during summers as a child and took lessons at a young age. After college, Justine was asked to join the Board of Directors.
Justine served as the Board Secretary for almost three years when she made the decision to leave mortgage banking and sales to join the exciting world of riding and horses. At Equine-Assisted Therapies, Justine works on the special events, fundraising and community development areas. She said she is thrilled to wear boots to work every day instead of high heels and use her marketing & sales background in the non-profit world.
For additional information, visit their website http://equineatsf.org/.
The Rotary Club of Coconut Creek invites interesting experts on various topics to speak to our members and guests and our last speaker, Dr. Simone Alicia, “The Self Esteem Doctor,” gave us both fascinating and practical insights. As a practioner of NLP (neurolinguistic programming), Dr. Alicia helps her clients to develop useful business and personal skills like building rapport and identifying and reprogramming negative thoughts and attitudes that may stand in the way of our success.
She spoke about how each person’s life experiences creates multiple layers of filters through which we see the world. Our filters and other people’s filters can result in very different and incompatible perceptions of the same set of facts and can often lead to miscommunication and hurt feelings. She cautioned us to understand a basic NLP premise, “the map is not the territory,” which means just because we see something and interpret it a certain way, it doesn’t mean that it is objective reality.
Through observation, we can identify some of the other person’s filters and make the best of it to create stronger relationships in our business and personal lives. We can also use the concepts of NLP to reframe situations. In a situation, we may come up with a negative interpretation of another person’s behavior that is not based on actual facts. We can reframe the situation by sticking to the facts and ascribing a positive or neutral interpretation to the circumstances.
Dr. Alicia told us how to build rapport with others in a sales relationship to increase the likelihood of making a sale, and many other useful and interesting tips. In addition to sharing fascinating information, she was engaging, personable and fun.
Join us for our next meeting to see what other wonderful speakers we have in store!
Thank you to Robert Coopman, President of the Music Club of Hollywood for visiting our club today! What a great presentation and gave all of us a lot to think about. Rob not only had some great opportunities for music in our lives he shared several video showing the incredible power of music on connecting with some non-conversational and non-communicative individuals such as the elderly and people involved in accidents. Visit their site and support their programs!! Thank you Rob!!! He later joined all of us for Wings and Beer at Coconut Creek Bru’s Room!