NOLA SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

Breakout Session Presentation

Passport to Leadership

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.

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

Inbound 2017

Breakout Session Speaker

Leading Across Time Zones and Diverse Cultures

Through Dima's unique multi-cultural experiences and views of business, she empowers the audience to learn the foundation elements required to build trust and nurture relationships regardless of one's cultural background and geographical borders. The audience will gain better understanding and appreciation of cultural differences in order to develop stronger global teams that will reach higher business outcomes.

Boston Exhibition & Convention Center
415 Summer St.
Boston, MA. 02210
 

Leadership Summit: Tarrant County College

Keynote Speaker

Passport to Leadership

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.

Fort Worth, TX 76102

Greater Baton Rouge SHRM Fall Conference

Opening Keynote

Elevating Employee Engagement

According to research by Gallup, only 30% of the global workforce feels engaged.  This has a direct negative impact on the bottom line.  Join Dima as she helps managers and leaders discover the pivotal role of employee engagement in the success of the organization. She'll provide powerful tools for elevating employees’ purpose, increasing a sense of ownership of business results, and promoting self-leadership in traditional, virtual, and global workplaces. This workshop places an emphasis on fostering a productive and rewarding work environment and connecting the employees with their strengths and career aspirations. Dima will teach the participants methods for creating a positive company culture that results in lower employee turnover, improved quality of work, better overall morale, and positive results for the company’s bottom line.

L’Auberge Casino & Hotel
777 L’Auberge Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA. 70820

NACDA for Athletics Region II Conference

Opening Keynote Speaker

Shattering Limitations in Leadership

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.

Baton Rouge Marriott
5500 Hilton
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Louisiana Book Festival

Featured Author

Join Dima as she discusses her most recent book, Breaking Vases.  Dima will be sharing the transformation she experienced and lessons she learned while writing her book.

State Library of Louisiana
701 N. 4th St.
Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW)

Keynote Speaker

Elevate Your Brand: A Women in Business Conversation

Brands have the power to influence people’s perception. By understanding and crafting your professional brand, you have the power to shape that perception and demonstrate your uniqueness and value.

Join us in this BREW women in business event and learn the main elements of self-branding. This topic is essential to every woman in all professional levels in order to continue to advance in business. 

Magpie Café
333 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA  70802

Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW)

Keynote Speaker

Virtual Teams: What time zone is this meeting in? 

Many businesses are shifting to virtual workplaces to employ the right talent regardless of location, improve productivity, and cut cost. In this interactive presentation, Dima shares how to effectively engage a virtual team with one key to virtual leadership: CONNECTION. She breaks down how to establish and maintain intentional and genuine connection in virtual spaces in three major ways: connecting the team with the manager; connecting the team with each other, and connecting the team with the company’s mission. This presentation empowers the audience to improve their virtual team’s communication, moral, and performance.

Institute for Supply Management Diversity Conference

Keynote Speaker 

Elevate Your Professional Brand


Focus: Only 30% of the global workforce feels engaged (Gallup Research). This has a direct negative impact on the bottom line.  

Approach: 
• Strengthening the leadership within the organization and equipping the executives with tools to motivate their team members • Solidifying employees’ understanding of the corporate strategy
• Connecting employees with their strengths and career aspirations

Outcomes: 
• Engaged and lucrative work environments  
• Increased employee retention  
• Improved creativity, innovation, and client satisfaction that results in overall enhanced morale  
• Positive impact on the company’s bottom line

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland