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May Monthly Meeting - Breaking the Ice of Nice with Laurie Hall

  • 13 May 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting


Join Texas Bay Area SHRM for our upcoming virtual chapter meeting on Thursday, May 13th at 11:30 AM!

Laurie Hall, President and CEO of New Horizon Strategies, LLC, will be presenting this month's featured topic - "Breaking the Ice of Nice"

Meeting Agenda:

  • 11:30-12:00 Login to Webinar/Networking/Announcements
  • 12:00-1:00 Speaker Presentation, followed by Q&A

Re-certification credits are available for this event (1 SHRM PDC; 1 hour HRCI) and will be shared with attendees after the meeting. Guests are always welcome to attend our virtual meetings! The guest fee is $20 per attendee.

The Topic: 

Many leaders tell us their organizations are “pretty good” – but a little “too nice.” When we avoid having tough conversations because we don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, are we effectively communicating? The answer is no!

Dr. Brené Brown’s research around daring leaders shows that the number one barrier to braver leaders is the lack of courage to have tough conversations. What would happen if leaders replaced “being nice” with “being more courageous”? What impact could this have with teams, organizations and customers?

Learn how to process the fears and feelings associated with saying what needs to be said, and understand the potential positive outcomes of sharing our unique perspectives.


  • Understand why Courageous Conversations matter to you.
  • Determine when you’re acting already courageously and what might be getting in the way when you’re not.
  • Learn a new tool to simplify and create confidence around the process for giving courageous feedback.

    About Laurie: 

    Laurie Hall, PCC, MSc, LSSBB – a certified coach, certified facilitator, and seasoned speaker – founded New Horizon Strategies LLC in 2011 to inspire sustainable change in the professional world. She provides transformation to leaders through coaching, facilitation, consulting, and speaking. She is a frequent keynote and breakout session speaker on technical and motivational topics to inspire personal and professional growth.

    Laurie brings a unique perspective to coaching and facilitation since she spent the first part of her career in project- and system-level engineering and management, facilitation, and organizational development to support human life in space and operational excellence on the ground. Her work effected change at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Lockheed Martin, Jacobs Sverdrup, and Schlumberger-Dowell.

    Texas Bay Area SHRM 

    PO Box 57923  Webster, TX 77598

    SHRM Affiliate Chapter #0542

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