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    August Chapter Meeting - Connections- The Heart and Soul of Great Leadership

    Date: August 26, 2015, 7:30am – 9:00am
    Dana Samardzich, ACC, CPC
    Joliet Junior College
    1215 Houbolt Drive T1002
    Joliet, Illinois
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    Dana Samardzich is a life coach who works with professional women to help them take back their time so they can develop fulfilling lives for themselves.

    Dana was a professional salesperson with over ten years experience in the steel, construction, and funeral service industries.  Although successful, she noticed that the effects of constant stress were taking its toll—she was tired and angry all the time and she knew that her long-term health would start to suffer if something didn’t give.

    In 2009, she became a certified professional coach through the International Coach Academy Now, she spends her time helping women learn the tools and skills they can use to take back their time and help these ladies identify what excites them.  Dana says, “I am passionate about inspiring women to see that they matter.  I want women to find what is fulfilling to them because when a person is fulfilled, they just affect the world differently.”

    Dana loves to learn and continues to expand her professional knowledge and expertise.  In 2013, Dana received her ACC credential through the International Coach Federation.  She is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator--Candidate, based on the work of Brené Brown.

    Dana is married with a son.  When she isn’t coaching or spending time with her family, she indulges in her much-loved hobbies of knitting and singing in the Valparaiso University Bach Choir and Notre Dame Master Singers.


    Learning Objectives:

    1.  To understand that how people are influenced starts at birth

    2.  To learn leadership styles and which one is most effective

    3.  To learn the principals and practices of effective leaders and how they connect to others.