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Become the Leader You Always Wished You’d Had

Have you had that leader before that you just could NOT believe was promoted to a leadership role? Every time they called a meeting there was a collective groan across the office? Been there. The worst part was seeing this person drain the creativity and passion from each talented person on their team, until inevitably the talent left.In this workshop, we’re going to do the nitty-gritty work on how YOU can be the leader you always wished you’d had. We’ll work on communicating effectively, setting clear expectations, motivating others, and building the right team vibe.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to run effective and productive meetings that actually increase your team's success vs. boring them to death.
  • Walk out with a CLEAR and ACTIONABLE goal-setting tracker to implement with your team immediately.
  • Know how to engage and motivate your team across strengths, generations, and gender, helping you increase talent retention ASAP.

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CultureDiversity and InclusionStrategyWorkshop


Nikki Henry

Founder & CEO

Ladies Leading Ladies

Nikki is fueled by the missed opportunities she has witnessed and lived through herself, by her optimism that the workplace can be better for her and the next generation, and by the incredible energy of the women she surrounds herself with every day. Nikki is a leader in her community, recognized for her effective leadership and supportive managerial style. Nikki has helped teams grow from just a few staff to over 55 full-time staff and budgets from a couple hundred thousand to the multi-millions. She credits her success to being an open and accessible leader, who works intentionally to have the right people in the right roles. Nikki has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and a Master of Public Administration. She has worked in victim advocacy, workforce development, social services, economic development, and philanthropy. She currently serves as a Commissioner for the Fresno Housing Authority, a Board Member with the Child Care & Development Local Planning Council, and a founding committee member of Dress for Success Fresno. In the past she has been a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow of the Women’s Foundation of California, an honoree of Fresno’s 40 under 40 at age 28, and the recipient of the Women’s Empowerment Award at Central Washington University. She brings this breadth of experience and passion to her everyday challenge of helping women find their voices and lead both professionally and personally.

Anne Salter

Salesforce Database Administrator

Northwest Harvest

Anne Salter, Development Operations and Database Manager, has over 15 years of experience working in non-profits in both Boise, Idaho and Seattle. She started her path by volunteering for the Epilepsy League of Idaho and serving on the board for the Idaho AIDS Foundation. Eventually, she started work at Community House, the largest homeless shelter in the Northwest. At this nonprofit committed to housing men, women and families, she worked as Data Manager, Events Manager and Program Manager. Anne moved to Seattle in 2003 and worked for the United Way of King County from 2005-2012 in the fundraising department. After a foray into the for profit world working as the Data Import and Accounts Manager at a startup company, she wanted back into the non-profit world and finally found her way to Northwest Harvest. Recently Northwest Harvest moved from Raiser's Edge to Salesforce and (with the immense help of Bigger Boat) Anne was the Project Manager and Salesforce Administrator for the implementation and data migration in that move. Anne holds a Mountaineer badge in Trailhead and spoke on a panel at the most recent Dreamforce in San Francisco.