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Express office to host Refresh Leadership

CRYSTAL LAKE – Express Employment Professionals of Crystal Lake is hosting the 2013 Refresh Leadership Simulcast, a nationwide educational event featuring an all-star lineup of speakers who have proven they don’t just understand the principles of leadership – they live them.

Featured speakers include founder of Alltop.com and best-selling author Guy Kawasaki, Pro Football Hall of Fame member and co-host of Fox NFL Sunday Terry Bradshaw, and workplace communication and performance expert Amanda Gore.

Scheduled for April 17, the Refresh Leadership Simulcast will be broadcast at Sage Products, 3909 Three Oaks Road, Cary. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., and the simulcast begins at 8 a.m.

Business leaders, human resource professionals, chamber of commerce officials and chamber members can register at www.refreshleadership.com/live. There is no cost to attend the simulcast, however Express is asking for donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The Refresh Leadership Simulcast has been approved for three general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

“Express is proud to present this exciting opportunity for business leaders from throughout our community,” said Terri Greeno, Crystal Lake Express franchisee. “We know poor leadership is a No. 1 reason why people leave companies so we’re offering support to businesses with a focused day of learning about great leadership.”

In addition to founding Alltop.com, Kawasaki is the former chief evangelist of Apple and offers leaders an engaging presentation on “Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Action.” In this presentation, Kawasaki discusses how to influence people’s hearts, minds, and actions to bring about change.

Terry Bradshaw, will share his strategy of success through persistent self-improvement by challenging leaders to think in new ways about sacrifice, pain, competition, and adversity.

Those attending the Refresh Leadership Simulcast also will be challenged by Amanda Gore to “Wake Up to the Spirit of Leadership.” Gore points out that to impact an organization, one must lead with a change of heart; a change of spirit. According to Gore, people are no longer a company’s most important asset; the spirit in which people do things is.

“Express has a strong presence in Crystal Lake and we have great support from the community,” Greeno said. “We are pleased to offer the Refresh Leadership Simulcast as a way to give back to the business community.”

The Crystal Lake Express Employment Professionals franchise began operation in 2003 and serves the McHenry County area with temporary help and direct hire employees in a variety of fields.

The Crystal Lake office, located at 829 D Virginia Road, is currently accepting applications. For more information, call 815-788-8556 or visit www.expressproscrystallake.com.

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