Austin Jewish Business Network Features Motivation Expert
By Jennifer Lava
Austin Jewish Business Network’s next speaker and networking event will feature Bennett Neiman, who will present “Overcoming Negativity and Resistance to Get Great Results.” The event will be held March 20 at the Frisco Diner.
Neiman believes that when the atmosphere in a workplace is vital and alive, anything is possible—even in hard times. But if the workforce loses its vitality, little can be accomplished. This loss of energy and vitality does not happen overnight. It happens slowly and over time, negativity breeds more negativity. Soon, communication and collaboration go by the wayside, and people get stuck in the past, wishing for the good old days that never were.
Neiman, an expert in the field of human motivation, will be sharing theory and practical actions that can be done to motivate people at the workplace to come alive and move forward together in a positive and profound direction.
For the past 25 years, Neiman has served as president and founder of Chrysalis Consulting, an organizational development firm specializing in leadership training, strategic planning and executive coaching.
He previously served as associate director of Foxhollow Leadership Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, and director of training of Innovation Associates in Boston. For 11 years, he was founder and president/CEO of Neiman Maring & Kanefield Inc., a full-service marketing and advertising firm with 30 employees and annual billings of $15 million.
Neiman is the author of “Slay the Dragons-Free the Genie: Moving past negativity and resistance to get great results.” He holds a master’s degree in communication from St. Louis University and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Neiman and his wife, Sandi, reside in Austin and have six children and four grandchildren.
AJBN invites to the event all Jews, those partnered with Jews and Shalom Austin members. AJBN welcomes people in all fields and professions, people hiring, people looking for work, people providing services, entrepreneurs, those who work for others, those new in town and who have been living in Austin for years. Bring business cards, promotional materials or resumes to share.
AJBN’s monthly networking and educational meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Frisco Diner, 6801 Burnet Road, in the glass atrium on the Burnet Road side of the building.
AJBN does not charge an entrance fee, but attendees are required to order a meal, not just a drink or dessert, while enjoying an evening of networking, education, camaraderie and door prizes. The Frisco is an Austin original, has a great menu and serves alcohol. There will be table service and separate checks. Attendees are asked to generously tip the staff.
To RSVP and for complete details of all AJBN meetings and events, visit www.meetup.com/Austin-Jewish-Business-Network. ■
For more information about AJBN, visit www.austinjbn.org or www.linkedin.com/groups/Austin-Jewish-Business-Network-Austin-92799.