Power of Leadership Expert Debbra Sweet Featured Speaker at October First Friday Breakfast

The Power of Leadership in Business Networking
Networking is not a new concept. Leadership is not a new concept. Leadership when networking is a new concept. It is simplistic, yet profound.

What is it that people do when networking that clearly identifies them as a leader? What is it that they need to know in order to be a leader when they network? Why is it important to understand this concept — especially in today’s new business community?

Debbra Sweet, a leadership development expert specializes in change management in the areas of marketing, business, leadership, and wellness. She’s a lead author in the book titled “The Power of Leadership in Business Networking”, book four of the twelve book series.

Debbra spoke to a full room of North San Diego county business owners and professionals on this topic at the CarlsbadDebbra-Sweet-speaks-Carlsba Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Breakfast, which was held Oct. 7 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Carlsbad Beach, 6450 Carlsbad Blvd.

Sweet gave tips that will helped attendees hone their business networking skills to get results. Sweet has been called a “people mover,” as she has the ability to move people to take action and get lasting results in their businesses and lives. Her insightful, interactive and powerful presentation based upon her book engages attendees to understand how their thinking and actions influence their results from networking.

Over 100 Audience members discovered three foundational cornerstones to being a leader when networking. These included:

•How to lead yourself

•How to lead others

•How to lead the leaders

She also gave insights on how leaders understand
• How to choose the right system to support your networking success.
• How your social footprint precedes you.
• The difference between an “Open 2” and a “Closed 3.”

The First Friday Breakfast is the Chamber’s premier networking and business promotional event and one of its most regularly attended monthly programs.

One of the attendees shared with Sweet “I am a Toastmaster and have great admiration for outstanding speakers like you.  Thanks for a lovely presentation.”

Michael J. Lambert, Broker Associate

Another attendee, Christine Blindell complimented Sweet’s delivery and style saying “She (Sweet) was one of the top two presenters of the year at these first Friday Breakfasts.

Sweet, who also is the lead voice on The Power of Leadership Radio is known around the country as an expert in Networking, Leadership, Sales, Marketing and Wellness.

Her fresh perspective on sometimes controversial views  how people today are able to be amazing leaders is leading many to rise up in ability to lead, professionally and personally. Debbra Sweet is never one to be happy with the status quo and she’s not afraid to help others move out of their comfort zone to achieve results.

Sweet believes there is a severe lack of leadership skills prevalent in society and in the world today. It starts with government and trickles down to the family unit. This lack of quality leadership is the cause of most strife and unrest in the world today.

As leaders are growing ever weaker in their leadership skills, the youth of today grow up to be weak in leadership skills themselves. This has an ever downward spiraling impact on the way government and business operates and how adults raise their children.

Instead of complaining about the way things are, she made a choice. She chose to embrace the calling of being in leadership roles that were placed before her for many decades.  She made a choice and decided to do something about it. She is a voice that is changing the way people think and act about leadership. She is moving people to take action for improvement and betterment.

Leadership Skills Development Training Expert Debbra Sweet Featured at Vista Chamber Book Club

Since Sept 2nd, 2011 as aLeadership Skills Development Training Expert I have been a featured speaker monthly at the Vista Chamber of Commerce Book Club.
Friday September 2nd was the first month of the Vista Chamber of Commerce’s Business Breakfast Club.  The Business Breakfast Club is  a Networking group that promotes, teaches, shares and practices “best practices” in Business.   As an  author of “The Power of Leadership in Business Networking”  I has been the guest facilitator/teacher.  
The Business Breakfast Club will meets every other Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Vista Entertainment Center.
As a leadership development expert Ispecialize in change management in the areas of marketing, business, leadership, and wellness.  I have been invited to be a regular speaker and trainer for the new Friday Morning Networking program being offered through the Vista Chamber of Commerce.

As a resident of the Vista community since 1993 I saw  this as a perfect way to give back to the local businesses in the area.  My expertise in leadership and  many years of experience as a certified trainer of Word of Mouth Referral Networking has positioned me as a leading expert in this topic.

The lead author of “The Power of Leadership in Business Networking” book series, the voice of “The Power of Leadership Radio” as well as a much requested speaker and trainer on the topic of leadership and networking, I actually have  developed a special series of interactive learning workshops for the attendees of the First Friday Book Club.

The attendees at these Friday morning sessions have been returning each month to be with me to learn about marketing through networking while developing leadership skills.  One member who came specifically to see me speak each month recently raved:

“Thanks so much!  It was a fabulous meeting this morning.  There also seems to be a good energy and momentum to the group! I think the fantastic leadership of Ashley and the “learning environment” created by speakers such as Debbra really make it special!”

Maureen Barrack, Clinic Director

My years of teaching and building businesses by way of integrating word of mouth marketing and networking along with other methods of effective marketing has gives me a unique perspective as a leader in this area. My track record is strong as she has helped many businesses develop ROI in the millions with her knowledge, teaching and training on this subject.

When I am asked about the concept of “The Power of Leadership in Business Networking” book, I share: “This book is not about teaching how to be a leader. This is not about how to network. The concept is how to Be a leader When networking.”   

 “The world is a different place today. It’s not enough to just talk about leadership. You have to live it.  In business, a core commonality of people is to network, to build community.”

“Unfortunately, there are many people who come to networking situations with lack of knowledge that every thing they do has a direct result on whether they will, or will not, achieve the goals they set forth with their networking.  

This book, along with the leadership training program my company has, opens up eyes and awareness that one must be a leader when networking.  This subject is hot on the ears of those who want better business, better results, better relationships- whether it is in the corporate world, mom and pop businesses, amongst college  peers or even at social events.”

My professional and personal experiences validate my reputation with other business owners. People are looking for someone they can look up to, aspire to, someone who is easy to talk to on a personal basis. That is exactly what I do.  I am relatable.  I do my best to be  a people’s person and  a great mentor of success.

For more information about the Power of Leadership Book series or to book  me for an event, go to http://www.PowerOfLeadershipTraining.com

Here’s to your success!


Overcoming Obstacles in Everyday Life

It seems like this past week was full of unusual challenges for many people.  Challenges, obstacles and stumbling blocks will always show up in our lives. The thing to ask yourself when they do is: “What do I want to focus on? The challenge… or the ways to overcome it?”

Leaders have a common focus when it comes to overcoming obstacles.  Here’s a short video I did earlier this year that is appropriate at any time. I share an insight with you to help you understand how those who lead think when times get tough.

After you watch- please share with others you know who are currently struggling with obstacles and challenges.




Overcoming Obstacles in Everyday Life by Debbra Sweet