In order to compromise on an individual's values, he or she must first identify what those values are. At your core, what are the values on which you will stand firm and resolute?
Once you define your values, ask yourself:
Is this decision going to make any real difference to your life or the life of anyone else?
What will happen if you do nothing?
Is it beyond your control?
These are questions that can arise when facing compromise and will be questions our panel addresses.
WHO: Business professionals, community members, & community leaders
DATE: Tuesday, June 22
TIME: 7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
President & CEO
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
Kevin Hensel is the President and CEO of the Greater Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce in Bellevue, Nebraska. He earned a master’s degree in Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Human and Social Service Administration, both from Bellevue University, and is a certified John Maxwell coach, speaker, and trainer. He is also an adjunct faculty member with Nebraska Wesleyan University where he teaches courses in Leadership and Communications.
Kevin’s belief that we can always be better tomorrow than we are today is what drives his passion for all aspects of leadership development. Kevin has been committed to developing relationships and leaders in both for-profit and non-profit organizations for over 30 years. His best days are when he can make connections for and with people and/or organizations that result in positive, productive, and collaborative outcomes.
Hayes & Associates, LLC
Frank grew up in rural Mississippi, where he was born into a family of farmers, an experience that taught him the value of hard work, sacrifice, and perspective. At the age of 16, he moved to Omaha and later received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Creighton University with a concentration in Accounting.
Frank is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, and Missouri. As founder of his firm Hayes & Associates, he is proudly celebrating its 38th year of business. His organization serves a diverse list of businesses, individuals, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations in more than 25 different states.
As a strong believer in people and in the potential everyone has to excel, Frank strives to create a welcoming environment at Hayes & Associates that provides opportunities for highly motivated individuals to succeed, regardless of their background, while at the same time offering high quality audit, financial, tax, and business consulting services our clients. Frank actively gives back to the Omaha community in various capacities. He was inducted into the Omaha Business Hall of Fame in 2009. Frank also has two children and two grandchildren. He states, “I have had a fantastic life to date and from my standpoint, the very best is yet to come.”
DR. JANET WALKER
Chair & Executive Coach
Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Dr. Janet Walker currently leads private advisory boards for executives of small to midsize companies, helping turn these individuals into the leaders their employees deserve. She coaches leaders who want to create cultures where their employees can excel and use their talents. She believes healthy cultures, productive employees, and efficient processes produce sustainably profitable organizations.
She has led and sold a start-up technology company; created her own consulting practice; held interim executive positions; and led the human capital and change management strategies and execution for a multitude of industries.
Janet has a doctorate degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln specializing in Training and Organization Development. She has designed an organizational climate assessment and is an adjunct faculty, having taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Needs Assessment, Business Research Methods, Change Management, Leading High Performing Organizations.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Business Ethics Alliance
Charli Hathcox has worn a variety of hats in her professional career and brings varied experience and knowledge to her role at the Alliance. Initially, she worked in the television news industry for six years, where she held the roles of reporter, producer, senior producer, and executive producer. Charli had the privilege of working in five different markets across the country, including Omaha. She joined the nonprofit sector in 2017, specializing in marketing, communications, and public relations.
Charli’s areas of expertise include social media, crisis communication, developing marketing strategies, public speaking, and media relations. She received her bachelor's degree in television journalism with a minor in french from West Virginia University. Most recently, she earned a master’s degree in business administration from Bellevue University.
Charli has a deep commitment to volunteerism and has devoted her time to a number of causes in various areas in which she has lived. She has a passion for storytelling and loves the work nonprofits do in the community each day. Charli firmly believes the culture of an organization starts at the top, and strong leadership is key to a company’s success.
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