Professional Builder / Under 40 Executive Summit / PCBC 2017

 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 13

4 pm


4:15 pm

Panel Discussion

Juli Bacon, President, JB Consulting Systems LLC, Managing Member, Bacon Maintenance services, LLC, Partner, JJ BizWorks, Inc., Partner, Routec Industries, LLC

Victoria Downing, President, Remodelers Advantage, Inc.

Emily Lindus, CEO, 25/8 Consulting

Karen Schroeder, VP and Co-founder, Mayberry Homes

5:30 pm

Welcome Reception/Dinner

Thursday, September 14

7:00 am


8:00 am

Welcome and Introduction to the Conference

8:15 am

Keynote: Syd Atlas, Keynote Speaker and Communications Coach, Own the Room

Become strong, powerful, capable—learn how to own the room! Serving organizations and individuals all around the world, Own The Room develops world-class communicators at the leadership level and equips next-generation performers to lead. Own The Room's Syd Atlas will host both an inspirational presentation and a workshop later in the day that will highlight your strengths and provide you with the elements of effective communication.

9:15 am


9:45 am

Jane Meagher

Motivation, Empowerment, and Fulfillment: The driving factors influencing your customers' purchases as well as your own life and career

Explore the fascinating correlation between the factors that influence female consumer purchase psychology and those that shape a fulfilling career. During this discussion, Jane will explore the similarities between crafting your life and crafting your customer's home. This deep dive into what motivates consumer decision making, drives desire, and builds value will show how these factors are also internal keys for building an empowering life and career.

10:45 am

Kristina Ferrigan, Director of Marketing, Normandy Design Build Remodeling

Homeowners today are looking for authenticity and personal connections. That's why promoting the talent and passion of individuals within your organization can create stronger bonds with customers and increase your company's success. Kristina Ferrigan will provide guidelines for utilizing the greatest asset a company has—its people—to help generate unique marketing opportunities.

12:00 pm


1:15 pm

Keynote: Syd Atlas, Keynote Speaker and Communications Coach, Own the Room

Own the Room Workshop

In this workshop, specifically focused on women's empowerment, Own The Room communications coach Syd Atlas will conduct an interactive training session. If you've ever wished for more confidence in a meeting or wondered how to truly engage your audience, this workshop is not to be missed. Join us and learn practical, hands-on tools to unlock your potential and command the spotlight.

2:15 pm

Tricia Esser, CEO, KTGY Architecture + Planning

Don't Fear, They Won't Remember You Anyway

A light hearted look at lessons learned in leadership and how overcoming fears and staying humble can lighten the load of stresses that come our way. We all face challenges but sometimes the fear of moving forward can stop us dead in our tracks. Tricia will share stories of the road to becoming a CEO, and discuss lessons learned.

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Meredith Oliver, President and Creative Director, Meredith Communications
Self-Empowerment: Taking Charge of Your Future

Are you stuck in a rut either personally or professionally? Would you like to make a significant change in your life but having trouble getting started? If you are looking for ideas on how to move forward toward your goals, this presentation is for you. Meredith Oliver, CSP, will share from personal experience how to listen to your inner voice, filter out the negative, and take massive action on the positive. Stop waiting for others to deliver your dreams on a silver platter and start taking charge of your future today.

4:00 pm

Ronda Conger, Vice President, CBH Homes

Be a Leader of Leaders

Are you ready to become a better leader? A leader worth following? Don't miss this energetic, hands-on, jam-packed session on leadership. Ronda will be sharing some of the principles from her new book, Be a Leader of Leaders. It's time to stop being a boss and become the leader you wish you had. Be a leader of leaders. Let's go.

5:00 pm

Group Discussion

Denise Dersin, Editorial Director, Professional Builder
Erika Taylor, Chief of Content, Professional Remodeler
Kerry Mulcrone, President, Kerry & Co.

5:30 pm


Friday, September 15

7:00 am


8:00 am

Skylar Olsen, Senior Economist, Zillow

Skylar Olsen spends most of her days elbow deep in one of the world's richest repositories of real estate data trying to answer some simple and some not so simple questions. Are we in a bubble? Are millennials the perennial renters they are sometimes made out to be? How, after a huge housing bubble collapse, does housing feel so unaffordable to the average person? These questions are ultimately all about evolving demographics and the markets that can, or often can't, fully respond to meet the challenge. Come hear from Zillow Senior Economist Skylar Olsen about the roller coaster that is the U.S. housing market and her expectations for the future.

8:45 am

Keynote, Sally Jue, Consultant, Cook Ross

Leading implicit bias expert and master trainer Sally Jue, of consulting firm Cook Ross, will take conference participants on a journey through the deep unconscious mind to explore how our "hidden" biases affect our understanding of the world around us. In this engaging talk, attendees will have the opportunity to explore bias through their own background and identities and see how it affects our decision making and relationships. Mitigation and application in the closing remarks around action planning and application will provide inspirational, yet practical tips to mitigate bias and help us create more inclusive teams and organizations.

10:00 am

Conference Adjourns