Motivational Speaker & Brand Expert
Presentation: The Secrets to Climbing the Ladder to Success in the Meetings Industry
What does it take to be successful in the meetings industry? Accomplishing your goals is all about working smarter, not harder. Dive in and engage with your peers in this highly interactive workshop where you will learn how to craft an authentic, powerful professional brand, network strategically and confidently, and build a solid foundation to achieve a wildly successful career.
- Understand how to strategically build your professional brand in the meetings industry
- Master verbal and nonverbal communication tactics to become a more impactful networker
- Learn how to design a strategic industry relations engagement plan
Courtney Stanley’s Bio:
Courtney Stanley is a trailblazer, motivational speaker, and brand expert with a background in experience design, community engagement, and leadership development. She believes that leveraging past experiences and fear can transform stress and stagnancy into triumph. Courtney is the owner and partner of SarahxCourtney, whose mission is to share raw, authentic stories and initiate impactful conversations that challenge the status quo for women in business.
Courtney is the youngest member to have ever been elected to Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) International Board of Directors. She is the recipient of Meetings Today’s 2019 Trendsetter Award, MeetingsNet’s 2019 Changemaker Award, the Association for Women in Events (AWE) Disruptor Award, the MPI Chairman’s Award and MPI RISE Award, named Collaborate and Connect Magazine’s 40 under 40, and recognized as one of the event industry’s most impactful change-makers. Courtney has been appointed to serve a 2-year term on AWE’s Board of Directors and has also been tapped to lead MPI’s brand new global Women’s Advisory Board. Courtney is the co-founder of #MeetingsToo, an award-winning movement that empowers event professionals to prevent sexual harassment within the meetings and hospitality industry. Through her work, Courtney strives to encourage peers to trust that passion, integrity and humility are the keys to success.