Yes, I Trust You, You Go First

    PMI Memphis is responding rapidly by the ever-changing dynamic posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have switch our chapter meetings and PMP Certification Prep offerings to web-conference format to ensure that attendees will have less risk of exposure to the virus. Meeting connection details will be sent to each registrant before the meeting. Chapter meeting fees are FREE for PMI Memphis members and $5.00 for non-members.

    Sonja Mustiful, MS, ACC, CDTLF will be the guest speaker for the April 8 chapter meeting. She will present the topicYes, I Trust You-You Go First. Trust in a project management team typically serves two purposes. It allows you to focus on what you need to do without worrying about your security or safety. Trust, therefore, creates a distraction-free environment, which also has a positive impact on the general emotional and mental well-being of the people.  Sonja will guide those in attendance through an interactive session defining what TRUST is and what it isn't.

    Sonja Mustiful

    Sonja Mustiful is an Author, Executive Coach and HR Professional who develops workshops and provides resources to help people and organizations discover their strengths and get back to aiming high and rising to their potential. She specializes in professional development, organizational effectiveness, and team building. Today’s business marketplace is challenged with building trust and developing authentic leaders.

    Sonja Mustiful is the Principal and Owner of Essence of Coaching, a leadership development consulting firm dedicated to inspiring business professionals to rise to their potential.

    Sonja is a transformational speaker. Her workshops and keynote addresses are rich with proven strategies that can be implemented immediately to enact change in life and work. She is adept at injecting stories to increase motivation and anchor learning. Her insightful approach has helped clients ignite their teams and inspire them to improve their leadership and personal accountability.

    Sonja holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources, certification as an Executive Coach from the International Coach Federation (ICF), author of Aim High, Ask Why and a Brené Brown Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator.
    In her work with clients, Sonja has:
    - Coached individuals and groups in taking Accountability by setting clear priorities resulting in improved leadership potential.
    - Used tools such as Leadership Practices Inventory/360-degree assessments, to help clients gain self-awareness, uncover blind spots and stay engaged in the workplace.
    - Developed and conducted workshops/strategic planning sessions to help teams gain additional insight about themselves and learn team skills to become daring, effective leaders. Team Development engagements include a combination of team coaching sessions and individual coaching with the goal of transforming how the team works together. The coaching is designed to strengthen teamwork and develop each individual member into a more engaged and motivated performer.

    Economic Development in Memphis and Trends

    PMI Memphis is proud to provide Apryl Childs-Potter as a guest speaker for the March 11, 2020 chapter meeting. She will present "Economic Development in Memphis and Trends".

    Apryl was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of the Greater Memphis Chamber in 2019. She will oversee the Chamber’s brand strategy and will directly oversee the organization’s marketing, media, and community relations activities. Childs-Potter joined the Chamber in 2018 as Director of Brand Strategy and Integrated Communications. Prior to joining the Chamber, she founded customer insight and brand strategy firm Hyphen Market Solutions. Apryl has seventeen years of experience translating customer and business insights into powerful brand strategies and product innovations ranging from government and city services, biotechnology, medical device, medical technology, food & agriculture, telecommunications, and cosmetics/beauty. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Trends

    This coming February 12, 2020, PMI Memphis will host Sylvia Wilson as the speaker for the February chapter meeting.

    Sylvia Wilson currently serves as the Advisor - Diversity and Inclusion for ALSAC/ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the last 3 of 6 years working for the organization with over 20 plus years’ experience in Human Resources. She assists the organization in the strategic planning, development, and administration of diversity and inclusion programs to advance ALSAC goals while incorporating diversity and inclusion best practices and innovative ideas aligned with the needs of the organization. Her favorite words to live by The Golden Rule - "Treat others as you would have them treat you." 

    Sylvia is a HUGE fan of the Memphis Grizzlies and Tennessee Titans.  She can’t live without family and uses Facebook extensively to communicate with them. She has a husband, three adult children, and three grandchildren.