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From Farm Girl to Entrepreneur: What I've Learned Along the Way

Brenda Clark Hamilton, ​Fresh Coffee: Professional Growth Programs
October 15, 2015 from Noon-1pm (central)
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brendaBrenda Clark Hamilton grew up as a shy child on a northwest Iowa farm, and now speaks to thousands of people each year in her thriving workplace training and speaking business. During this engaging webinar, Brenda will share her journey as an entrepreneur, and lessons she has learned along the way. You will hear how Brenda launched her business in 2005 by sending a few brochures to businesses in her northern Iowa community, and how the business has grown from local, to statewide, to national reach. Brenda will highlight five key lessons that she learned in her rural upbringing that she believes have played critical roles in the growth of her business.

 What you'll gain from this webinar:
  • Identify a key personality trait that many successful entrepreneurs possess
  • Know why it is important to learn your business from the "bottom up"
  • Explore the intersection between what you love to do, what you are good at, and what people will pay you to do
  • Learn the surprising role that frugality plays in many flourishing start-ups
  • Understand how to build trusting, long-term relationships with customers

Brenda Clark Hamilton is a dynamic keynote speaker who provides fresh perspectives in leadership, communication, team-building, change management, and offering one's personal best to life and career. Brenda launched her speaking business in 2005, by offering training to businesses in her northern Iowa community. Since that time, she has become a nationally-recognized conference speaker and audience favorite, keynoting at hundreds of events in sixteen states. Audiences are quick to note Brenda’s sense of humor, in-depth knowledge, high energy, and skill at keeping them engaged. Brenda’s career experience includes coordinating professional development for 1200 Iowa teachers. She holds a Master’s degree in education.

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