Rising Professionals: Achieving Success by Building Your Professional Presence

May 16, 2019 | 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Have you ever noticed how some people in organizations just have a presence about them that exudes professionalism and confidence?  Leading us in our conversation is Kristen McLaughlin, a career coach and consultant. Kristen helps individuals achieve their career goals. We will discover some specific ways to achieve that presence, that leads to career success, exploring:

  • How to lead meetings with confidence
  • How to lead group tasks and projects with success
  • Master effective professional communication (and what not to do)
  • Communication and workplace relationships
  • Leveraging industry knowledge


Professionally facilitated Rising Professionals peer group meetings provide rising talent with an opportunity to learn with and from others at mid-size companies in Northeast Ohio who are facing similar challenges and opportunities in a trusting and confidential environment. Exchanges are robust and attendees are challenged to bring at least two takeaways back to their organization that can be immediately applied. The purpose of this group is for rising talent among EDGE member organizations to gather together to share best practices on how to make a greater impact to their organization and community.