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Breakfast Meeting

Power Skills

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A brief excerpt from the YCNS class, Advanced Collaboration, this one-hour session features seven sentences that will propel you forward in your career. With phrases such as “Communication is…” “I have not arrived…” “Think forward…” and “I Spy…” among others, this session includes a handful of very tactical tools you can apply every single day to help you reflect on how your actions, collaboration, and communication today are helping you achieve the goals you’ve set for your own development, and to improve your application of emotional intelligence every single day. Especially for business analysts, communication and collaboration are critical to our success and to our continued advancement in the profession and in our careers, and emotional intelligence continues to be a game-changer for those who want to succeed. No matter where you are in your career, and no matter how you spend your day, you’re sure to find value in these simple, useful tips, punctuated with engaging stories and relevant applications, brought to you by an engaging and passionate developer of people.


By attending this session, participants will:

  • Explore three simple insights into effective communication so that you can collaborate better with others
  • Unpack two key elements of effective emotional intelligence so that you can collaborate better with others



Sinikka Waugh

Founder, Owner, Trainer, and Coach

Sinikka Waugh, president and founder of Your Clear Next Step, spends her days helping people have better workdays. Trainer, coach, business leader, and difference-maker, Sinikka is known for consistently helping people improve their emotional intelligence and find innovative ways to solve problems and get things done at work. Putting her background in languages, literature, and project management to good use, since 2006 Sinikka has provided compassionate leadership in transformation initiatives. Her clients value how her results-driven professionalism blends seamlessly with her down-to-earth, “try this now” approach and her relentless passion for helping others achieve even better. Her class participants describe her as energetic and engaging (even over Zoom!). Sinikka holds a BA from Central College, an MA from the University of Iowa, and is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Sinikka and her husband Spencer live in Indianola, Iowa with their two teenage daughters. The team at Your Clear Next Step lives the company’s core values of being intentionally reliably useful, approaching problems with creativity and the art of the possible, being positive people-people, and demonstrating humility alongside confidence as they deliver training and coaching to their clients in central Iowa and around the world.


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Type of category: Breakfast Meetings

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: August 26th, 2022

Hours: 7:30AM to 8:30AM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members: $5.00

Students: Free


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