The FENG Houston (Katy/Sugar Land), TX Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

02/15/2018 – 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450
www.thefellowship.org

Agenda:

Topic: Speaking the Unspeakable: How to Have Difficult Conversations Successfully

Speaker: Mr. Kim Sawyer, Executive and Enterprise Coach, Business Facilitator, Professional Speaker and Founder of theWealthSource®

Presentation:
How do most people in business handle having difficult communications in the workplace??

Simple!! Most of the time, most of them just DON’T !!!!

When you have unresolved or uncommunicated that would best be spoken to someone you work with – for the benefit of you, them, and your company; there is a valuable communications process to apply called a Clearing. It utilizes a powerful tool named 5-Step Communication.

By means of this recipe, you can effectively and constructively get your message out and cleared away in a clean, direct, complete, structured conversation.

By applying a Clearing and 5-Step Communication, you:
- Handle whatever is inside you that is an obstacle to a solid open working relationship, and reduce everyone’s stress level !!!
- Give and receive difficult, yet valuable feedback in a way that can be heard, understood, and accepted without defensiveness
- Facilitate the creative, collaborative resolution of conflicts (your own and others’), and leverage the profitability of diversity !!!
- Take a strong stand on a boundary or principle in a way that wins admiration, rather than incites hostility and reprisals

In this talk, we will explore the general philosophy and approach; as well as equip you to walk away with a powerful, practical tool you may start using at work the next day.

Speaker's bio:
Kim Sawyer has over twenty years of diverse business experience; he has started businesses, led companies, and been involved in almost every aspect of a business enterprise.

Kim holds a BBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and an MS in Organizational Development from the University of Texas. He is an ICF Certified Coach and Certified Birkman Consultant. He has been published and interviewed in the Houston Chronicle and other news publications, appeared on CNN Business Radio.

theWealthSource®
Phone: 832.298.0143
Email: kimsawyer@thewealthsource.com
Web: theWealthSource.com

Agenda:
The meeting will begin and end with networking, business card exchanges, 90 second elevator speech practice opportunities as well as Resume review drop-offs. The middle of the meeting will be our guest speaker.

Directions

Corner of Westheimer & Peek

Parking: There is lots of free parking as well as a great Coffee Shop called Kosmos in the corner of the main Church building where the Community room is located.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/22765+Westheimer+Pkwy,+Katy,+TX+77450/@29.7336737,-95.7629392,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x864120dd5c0aecd5:0xd2d51cd9ec9ed006


About the Houston (Katy/Sugar Land), TX Chapter

The Katy/Sugar Land chapter covers the West side of the Houston metropolitan area.

We will be taking a summer hiatus for the months of July and August.

We invite any member of The FENG to join us.

Leadership Team:

Steve Elliott, Chair
Middleton Raines + Zapata
Office: (832) 710-4770
Cell: (516) 510-1943
selliott@middletonraines.com

Dave Sheehan, Co-Chair
B2B CFO
(210) 701-2909
davesheehan@b2bcfo.com

Our meetings are a combination of networking meetings and scheduled speakers. Check the calendar often!

Chapter Leadership

Steve Elliott
SElliott@MRZLLP.com
(832) 710-4770
Steve serves as the Tax Technical Director at Middleton Raines + Zapata in Houston, TX. Steve has over 30 years of diversified public accounting experience advising high net worth individuals, closely held and family businesses as well as trusts, estates, partnerships, corporations, and not-for-profit entities. In addition, Steve has extensive experience acting as a client advocate in regards to tax notices, audits and protests, including payment plans, and offers in compromise.

Steve received his masters in taxation from Bentley University and did his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University both in Boston. He also holds Certificates in Advanced Taxation Issues and Personal Financial Planning from Bentley. Steve holds CPA licenses in the states of Texas, New York and Massachusetts and is an active member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, the Texas State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Executives Networking Group.

Steve is married and lives in the Houston, TX area with his wife and three daughters. He is active in church groups and is a strong advocate of cancer cure causes, serving on the Board of Directors for Linked with Liam an IRS non-profit foundation in Houston, TX. Steve is also very excited to serve on the Board of Directors/Accounting & Tax advisor for the non-profit organization S.T.A.N.O. Inc. as he proudly supports all branches of our U.S. military and is looking forward to lending help and support where and when he can.
Dave Sheehan
davesheehan@b2bcfo.com
(210) 701-2909
I have a broad based financial operations experience in aerospace manufacturing, chemical manufacturing and automotive aftermarket distribution. My experience includes senior leadership positions for small to large businesses in public, private, and government contract entities. My background also includes significant success with productivity and turnaround (change) management requirements. Specific skill sets include business modeling, strategic market based pricing, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, six sigma and lean sigma. Varied responsibilities have included financial leadership for a large chemical manufacturing company (> 50 locations), global aerospace manufacturing, creation and leadership of a global shared services organization, a $1 billion recapitalization to launch new products for growth, and senior financial leader for an SAP global platform implementation (order to cash).

Moved to Houston 2 years ago and joined B2B CFO as a partner.

Graduated from Arizona State University with a Degree in Accounting

Vietnam Era veteran serving 4 years in the U.S. Air Force.

Married with one son (an Aggie).

Future Meetings

03/29/2018
07:30 AM to 09:15 AM
Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450
www.thefellowship.org

04/26/2018
07:30 AM to 09:15 AM
Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450
www.thefellowship.org

05/24/2018
07:30 AM to 09:15 AM
Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450
www.thefellowship.org


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Steve Elliott
SElliott@MRZLLP.com
(832) 710-4770

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