Keynote: LSU Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (MSLC)

Keynote Address

Description: 

This presentation covers three key elements of successful leadership. The lessons are delivered through humorous and emotion filled stories, group activities, and engaging exercises. Dima utilizes her global business experience and background in leadership training with Fortune 100 companies to communicate the essence of leadership. The three sections of the presentation cover:

Dare:  Leadership starts internally with confidence, self-awareness, and self-worth. To be effective, individuals must face the internal negative beliefs that inhibit personal and career growth; they must dare to shatter their fear of failure, the worry of being judged, and the pursuit of perfection. 

Rise:  Great leaders focus on the human element, support their team every step of the way, and stay connected with them as they climb the mountain of leadership. The leader rises as the team rises. The world needs dedicated leaders that care and focus on employee engagement and team morale. 

Inspire:  Great leaders challenge the norm and  envision how things could be better than they are. They take bold actions to create a better future for their team, their organization, and themselves.

ABWA: Knowledge is Power - Business, Books, & Breakfast

Knowledge is Power: Business, Books & Breakfast

Build Knowledge: Join us as we listen to three women authors share their stories on writing books and their best business advice for business women.

Build Relationships: Participate in the business book exchange! Bring your favorite business book with your name in it and a business card, meet another local business-minded woman to exchange books with and build a new business relationship!

Location: The Cannery

New Orleans

Virtual Keynote: Leadership Starts From Within

Virtual presentation over Skype

Empower Women & Mother’s to Lead

Description: Inspired by her TEDx Talk, Dima uses her personal story of transformation as a powerful teaching tool to encourage women to face and conquer their internal limitations. This presentation recounts the struggles and triumphs of her personal journey with vulnerability and insight that will resonate with each audience member and spark a guiding light for their individual journey of self-discovery and leadership growth. By addressing internal limitations, such as the fear of failure, worries about being judged, and the pursuit of perfection, Dima dares each individual to look deeper into their own internal limitations and equips them with the tools and inspiration it takes to shatter those limitations and emerge as empowered individuals and leaders.

Amman, Jordan

Jones Walker Administrative Staff Team Building

Team building facilitator

Description: This presentation covers three key elements of successful leadership. The lessons are delivered through humorous and emotion filled stories, group activities, and engaging exercises. Dima utilizes her global business experience and background in leadership training with Fortune 100 companies to communicate the essence of leadership. The three sections of the presentation cover:

Dare:

Leadership starts internally with confidence, self-awareness, and self-worth. To be effective, individuals must face the internal negative beliefs that inhibit personal and career growth; they must dare to shatter their fear of failure, the worry of being judged, and the pursuit of perfection.

Rise:

Great leaders focus on the human element, support their team every step of the way, and stay connected with them as they climb the mountain of leadership. The leader rises as the team rises. The world needs dedicated leaders that care and focus on employee engagement and team morale.

Inspire:

Great leaders challenge the norm and  envision how things could be better than they are. They take bold actions to create a better future for their team, their organization, and themselves.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 

SCORE Annual Lunch

Keynote Address

Topic: Diversity & Inclusion Worth More Than Gold

Description: Diversity Blindness™: many companies don’t realize they have lack of diversity and don’t understand how to be intentional in creating diversity in their workplace

There is compelling research proving that diversity leads to business advancement, enhanced creativity, and better bottom line results. Despite this, there is still resistance to workplace diversity.

Dima shares the many different types of diversity beyond only race and gender, and covers the proven benefits of diversity. Through effective methods and engaging personal narratives, she provides the audience with powerful tools that enable them to increase diversity in their teams. The audience gains new understanding for developing a short-term and long-term diversity strategy, managing resistance, and creating a climate that celebrates diversity in their companies.

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Rotaract BR

Speaker 

Topic: Taking Your Career to the Next Level: 5 Keys to Business Advancement

Description:  Talented individuals at every stage in their career can often feel stagnant and underprepared for advancement. In this workshop, Dima provides a roadmap that includes five essential topics that are critical for professional growth. Attendees leave with individual action plans that address each one of the five topics, in addition to feeling challenged to pursue goals out of their comfort zone and inspired to continue to advance.

Topics include:

  1. Developing and elevating your brand

  2. Utilizing your network for professional growth

  3. Building relationships and engaging clients

  4. Developing a sales mindset

  5. Planning your career path and goal setting 

Dima’s roadmap has been proven successful with clients she coaches and trains globally, and is sure to foster the professional growth of each attendee once implemented. 

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Keynote Address: LSBA Diversity & Inclusion Summit

Topic: Diversity and Inclusion: Worth More Than Gold

Issue focus: Diversity Blindness™: many companies don’t realize they have lack of diversity and don’t understand how to be intentional in creating diversity in their workplace

Description:

There is compelling research proving that diversity leads to business advancement, enhanced creativity, and better bottom line results. Despite this, there is still resistance to workplace diversity.

Dima shares the many different types of diversity beyond only race and gender, and covers the proven benefits of diversity. Through effective methods and engaging personal narratives, she provides the audience with powerful tools that enable them to increase diversity in their teams. The audience gains new understanding for developing a short-term and long-term diversity strategy, managing resistance, and creating a climate that celebrates diversity in their companies.

Junior League of Jackson, MS

Junior League of Jackson, MS

Keynote Speaker

Junior League of Jackson, MS

Topic: Leadership Starts from Within

Dealing with low self-awareness, confidence, and self-worth has negative implications on the leader’s effectiveness and influence on the team and the business performance. 
 
Dima believes that the world is hungry for self-aware leaders who can create a positive impact on organizations and throughout communities. This type of leadership starts from within through self-leadership by developing confidence, self-awareness, and self-worth. As the first step in the journey to self-leadership, Dima motivates audience members to stop and think about their uniqueness, brand identity, goals, aspirations, and internal limitations that are holding them back. Next, the audience is provided with the tools they need to hone in on their unique attributes and conquer the internal limitations that directly affect business performance, teamwork, and employee engagement. Finally, the audience members will be led to break the routine cycles that keep many stagnant in fear, become more self-aware, open their eyes to their potential, and develop the courage to take action.  

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57 North Sage Avenue
Mobile, Alabama

Junior League of Jackson, MS

Junior League of Jackson, MS

Closing Keynote Speaker

Junior League of Jackson, MS

Topic: Elevate your Professional Brand

Your personal brand has the ability to influence people’s perception and understanding of you and organization. By understanding the power your brand, you have the opportunity to strength other perceptions of your uniqueness and value.

In this presentation, through humorous stories, provoking messages, and engaging activates, Dima shares with her audience three elements of professional branding by looking inward at your personal strengths, outward your physical and digital presence, and onward on reaching your career goals. These elements inspire the audience to become intentional in projecting a professional image and owning their unique brands, which will propel them forward towards their goals and empowers them to expand their potential.


Jackson, MS

Florida Bankers Association 7th Annual Women in Leadership Conference

Closing Keynote 

Topic: Transforming Fear into Power

Description: Inspired by her TEDx Talk, Dima uses her personal story of transformation as a powerful teaching tool to encourage women to face and conquer their internal limitations. This keynote recounts the struggles and triumphs of her personal journey with vulnerability and insight that will resonate with each audience member and spark a guiding light for their individual journey of self-discovery and leadership growth. By addressing internal limitations, such as the fear of failure, worries about being judged, and the pursuit of perfection, Dima dares each individual to look deeper into their own internal limitations and equips them with the tools and inspiration it takes to shatter those limitations and emerge as empowered individuals and leaders.  

Location: Tallahassee, FL