March 11 – Prof Coaches of the Blue Ridge – Taming Your Gremlin

March 11, 2011
Time: Noon – 1:30pm

Facilitator: Ken Redick, CEAP, ILCT

Ken Redick soon to be PCC will be presenting in March. Ken is parlaying his coach training with his experience in the substance abuse treatment and employee assistance fields to assist professionals in realizing their goals. He has put together a unique, educational and guaranteed thought-provoking and fun presentation for March titled:

Understanding the ‘Gremlin’: Using REBT Practices to Coach the Self-Sabotaging Client

All clients get ‘stuck’ from time to time. In this presentation, the ability to move the action forward by listening and asking powerful questions of the client will be explored. Using Rick Carson’s Taming Your Gremlin concepts and Albert Ellis’ Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) as tools to uncover the mindsets that sabotage client progress. This is a transformational model that permits the client to challenge their attitudes, mindsets and choice behaviors by permitting self-awareness and creativity to the coaching process.

1. Discover the self-sabotaging behaviors: what they look like in a client and how to coach through them to mindfulness
2. Learn how to determine when your thoughts and beliefs (and your client’s) can be your greatest or worst enemies.
3. Learn the differences and similarities between Carlson Model and the REBT Model.
4. Practice concepts with Gremlin/BEBT worksheets

March 10 – NRV Success Synergy – SEO,PayPerClick, Blogging to Build Your Business

March 10, 2011, 8:30a-10:30a
Blacksburg Holiday Inn
Facilitator: Brian Duvall
Get ready to take LOTS of notes when Brian Duvall teaches you what you and your business needs to know, right now, about search engine
optimization, pay per click campaigns and the best and most effective ways to blog to build your business.

Brian Duvall, Duvall Media

Brian Duvall, Duvall Media

SEO/PayperClick/Blogging to build your business
Brian Duvall, Duvall Media

March 9 – Business Builders One – Internet Marketing That Works

Brian Duvall, Duvall Media

Brian Duvall, Duvall Media

Wednesday, March 9, 2011  8:30a-10:30a
Best Western – Valley View
Facilitator:  Brian Duvall, Duvall Media

Navigating the fast moving waters of internet marketing can be confusing and difficult to decode.
You’ll learn the fastest way to lead generation success on the internet.  Get ready to learn the
techniques you can’t find anywhere else!

March 8 Business Builders II – Social Media 201

March 8, 2011 - Social Media 201 – Building a bigger audience & generate sales
Courtyard Marriott, 8:30a-10:30a
Facilitator:  Leslie Coty, President of Coty Connections 
Leslie Coty, Coty Connections

Leslie Coty, Coty Connections

This is a next level instruction on social media!  So you have your fan page and know you want to have more fans, but how to get and keep them engaged?  You’ll learn the techniques that experts have found to be effective in creating a fan base that will result in customer retention and development for you

February – Spotlight Sponsor

Jeff Smith, Principal with The Titan Group

Jeff Smith, Principal, The Titan Group

Jeff Smith, principal with The Titan Group is the Synergy Spotlight Sponsor for February 2011.  Jeff leads the field of executive coaches focused on leadership and peak performance in the field of Human Resources.  He is a charter participant of Synergy and a featured speaker for our organization.  Jeff facilitates training throughout the US and was the keynote speaker in 2010 for the Jame Madison University commencement ceremony.

You can contact Jeff Smith at
Find his company information at

Wine Gourmet Toasts the Speakers

Kimberly Eakin - Wine Gourmet

Kimberly Eakin, Owner, Wine Gourmet

Kimberly Eakin, owner of Wine Gourmet, and one of the charter participants of Synergy Sessions has stepped up to toast our speakers by becoming our official Speakers Sponsor!

Wine Gourmet is located at 2219 Franklin Road, Roanoke, VA, 24014 and can be found on-line at

Thank you, Kimberly, for stepping up and honoring our fantastic Synergy speakers!

Spotlight Sponsor – Jeff Smith, The Titan Group – February

Jeff Smith, principal with The Titan Group is the Synergy Spotlight Sponsor for February, 2011!

Here, he answers a few questions for small business owners about what it takes to be a leader:

US Census is out and guess who’s growing?

Southwest Virginia is growing slightly while places like Prince William County in Northern Virginia is exploding!

Explore the data yourself by visiting the site HERE  (


Beginning with the February 11, 2011 session, The Professional Coaches of the Blueridge will meet at the following location:  3 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA  24016
Directions are: Go down Jefferson Street past Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The new Riverside 3 Building at Carilion Clinic is located on Riverside Circle, turning left between the new med school and clinic buildings past Reserve Ave. Go into the complex and you can park in the parking lot between buildings or the parking garage. You will see a big “3″ on the building. Go in the front entrance and an attendant will direct you to: Conference Room 2D

Lunch with Lynda – Tom Asacker Interview

For the first time ever I recorded a teleclass! This interactive, 49 minute session with national author and international speaker, Tom Asacker is worth listening to if you are a small business owner who wants to know how to seperate yourself in the crowded marketplace.

Take a listen and let me know what you think.

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