WHY the LUNCH and LEARNS?
And why are they part of the "Make Your Life Dance" series?
I wanted to create a series of monthly Lunch & Learn events for fellow wedding and event pros so we don't all feel like I look in that picture! Seriously though, how many times do we feel like our businesses are running us, instead of the opposite? We attend networking events regularly, but how often do we share ideas that make our businesses better, our lives easier and increase not just profits, but also our personal and professional joy? There's power in a community of learning, so I've gathered some of the best professionals around to speak about things they've learned so we can all benefit.
I've been a DJ for 27 years, starting at age 16. During that time, I also juggled successful "mini-careers" in television, radio, print, as a golf pro, executive director and business coach. I lived everywhere from Maine to Miami to Utah. I covered the Olympics for NBC, worked on-air for CBS, FOX and locally for WSOC. I took a $1-million company to $10-million, played golf against PGA Tour players, and coached both golfers AND businesses. Then in 2011 I turned my focus solely to Carolina DJ Professionals, which has grown from 1 person to 30, with over 600 events/year, 8 straight years of growth, and a reputation as one of the best in the Carolinas.
I share this not to sound arrogant, because I despise arrogance and value humility. I share because I've been fortunate to learn so many things, from so many people, in so many different industries. I've tried and failed. I've asked for help. I've learned and believe in continuous learning. And I value a community of people to learn from one another and help each other grow. So that's why these topics are so important to me.
We'll meet on Thursdays every month from 11:30am-1:00pm. In Charlotte, it's the 1st Thursday of the month. In Asheville, the second. In Charleston, the fourth. We've created a great collection of topics, venues and speakers I think are beneficial to everyone, no matter what area of the industry you're in!
Register for any of the Lunch & Learns via the "Event Pros"
For more information on day-of info and what to expect, visit our LnL Registration Details page.
Lastly, why do we call this part of the "Make Your Life Dance" series? That is my business consulting series of content that I write, speak, and coach from on a national basis. Our Lunch-n-Learns bear that name because the goal of the LnL series is to do just that - provide balanced content that makes every aspect of your life dance. Your business, your pursuits, your parents, your personal joy. So that is why it's part of the MYLD series. We'll soon be launching subscription based content for MYLD, but our LnL series will always be offered on a low non-profit based rate with the goal of building better community and improving each other's lives.