SINT MAARTEN (PELICAN) - At a press conference held on Wednesday April 25th at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina, Operations Manager, Marcel Javois shared why Simpson Bay Resort chose to partner with Victorious Living’s Leadership Summit slated for May 4th to 5th, 2018. “When Victorious Living invited us to partner with the Leadership Summit, we didn’t have to think twice about coming on board as it is a tremendous opportunity to grow the future leaders of this island.”
Javois noted that with the recent devastating impact of Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten, “What better way to contribute than develop the people of St. Maarten who are St. Maarten’s core resources. The people that serve our guests are the core resources, therefore for us to survive we have to develop our people. It makes me very proud that we can partner with Victorious Living to help develop future leaders like [Genora Jankee, the awardee of VLF’s emerging Visionary Leader Worth Following].”
Victorious Living’s Leadership Summit is an expansion of Leadercast, simulcast live annually from Atlanta Georgia to hundreds of locations around the world to over 100,000 persons. The vision is to develop leaders who are worth following. Leadercast will be held on May 4th and features internationally renowned leaders such as: Mae Jemison - NASA Astronaut, Engineer & Physician; Andy Stanley - Leadership Author & Communicator; Jim Loehr - Co-founder of the Human Performance Institute.
On May 5th, the Summit continues with workshops ranging from “How to turn your videos into cash” with the global visibility catalyst, Ann DeVere; the 15 invaluable laws of growth presented by John Maxwell Certified Coach Nelson Els, and ServiceBranding™ with marketing consultant, Jasmine Payne.
Payne will help persons currently unemployed or wanting to change careers, to discover their personal brand and merge it with a company that fits their personal brand. She will also assist employers to be more effective in hiring employees who are the right fit with their brand. As a result we have happier employees, creating happy and satisfied customers, which increase the company’s bottom line.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn their leadership style through the DISC. Dr. Erna Mae Francis Cotton, the visionary of Victorious Living and Mr. Roy Cotton Jr., Interpersonal and Professional Development Coach, will provide an interactive and engaging session where attendees walk away with practical tools and their DISC Personal Style and Report for enhancing personal and business relationships.
Leadership requires developing competencies – specific capabilities and skills. Knowing your character (the strengths, and qualities of your personality) is critical to becoming a successful leader. If as a leader you develop an impeccable character, you will lead, inspire, and win wherever you go.
Dr. Alicia Liverpool, the visionary of the David Company and a 2016 recipient of VLF’s first annual Leader Worth Following Awards for Beyond You Leadership shared why for the past six years, she and her team have consistently attended Leadercast. She also offered words of congratulations and commendations to VLF’s 2018 Visionary Leader Worth Following Awardee, Apostle Napolina Richardson who emerged the winner through public voting.
Liverpool was in glowing praise of Mr. Ken Crossély as well, a 2018 Leader Worth Following nominee, for the tremendous way in which he mobilized the communities of Weymouth Hills, South Reward and Ebenezer in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and saved the lives of a mother and her five year old daughter.
“I congratulate Apostle Napolina as a Leader Worth Following.” Liverpool shared how inspired she was by Ken Crossély’s work, citing that the world needs more people like him. “It is imperative that we recognize and honour those among us who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. That is the authenticity of a leader who is able to match what they say with what they do and not by dominance.
“Nothing sends a better message, than a leader who leads by example. For the past six years, I have never regretted my decision to attend Leadercast; and this year’s theme is of particular importance for me, as it focuses on ‘Lead Yourself.’ Consistency is where the power lies. Dr. Erna Mae it is a privilege for me to partner with you and this endeavour; thank you for inviting others on this journey.”
VLF’s Leadership Awards and Symposium features a local panel of leaders including Mr. Dwain Carbon of Carbon Acquisition Group, Mr. Joseph Lake, and Apostle Liverpool. To register for VLF’s Leadership Summit visit: www.victoriouslivingfoundation.com or call 1-721-524-8731 by May 1st.
CUTLINE: Group photo of VLF's volunteers, board members and VLF Summit organizers, local panelists, Resort Marketing Manager, past Leadercast attendees, awardees and members of Y2X, youth wing of VLF.