Making a Big Impact with Small Changes and Celebrating a Collaboration

I met Kat Cole in 2005, when I was hosting a panel for the Women’s Food Service Forum at the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta.

Kat was the only woman, and by far the youngest and most impressive of all the panelists. At the time, Kat was head of training for Hooters, and what struck me most was how a highly intelligent, business-savvy brunette, who the audience couldn’t help but take seriously, represented a brand that I had associated with blondes in tight T-shirts and shorts.

My perception of Hooters, and Kat, was changed forever!

In our workshops, we define Presence, as an individual’s ability to Persuade and Influence in a way that is Calm, Competent and Confident.

Kat exemplifies all of these qualities. She truly is a rare combination of humility and confidence.

Kat and I became firm friends after that and conducted many workshops together assisting individuals to develop Greater Presence, and Maximize their Presentation Skills.

It was during one of our workshops that we decided to collaborate on a book. It was definitely a great idea, but as you all can imagine, extremely time consuming.

We started the process in 2006, and as you all know life gets in the way. Fast forward to 2013, and Kat is now the high-flying CEO of Cinnabon. And, after seven years, I am proud to announce that our book, Small Changes: Big Impact: Maximize Your Presence and Leverage The Power Of Your Personal Brand, is now available on Amazon!

So, it is with great pleasure that we ask you to join us on Tuesday evening, Sept 10th to celebrate!

Where: Yebo Wine bar and restaurant, at Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta.

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Please let us know if you can join us!