Meeting/Event Information

Dinner Meeting - CFO – How To Be The Company’s Moral Compass - November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027

Dinner Session: CFO – How To Be The Company’s Moral Compass

Today’s CFO handles much more than financial operations. They're also business partners who shape strategy and culture. Plus they have a fiduciary responsibility as the company's conscience. Yet CFOs often struggle to fill those big shoes. Many adopt a persona at work; a sort of caricature they believe others prefer. The hard-nosed skeptic, the technical expert, the know-it-all. Taking on a persona creates at least two problems. First, you’re playacting. Perceived insincerity arouses suspicion, putting strain on your credibility. And your effectiveness. Second, restricting yourself to a persona means leaving some of your power and gifts at the door. Like racing a sports car in a single gear. That’s boring. Worse still, you never unleash your full potential. Your genuine self is more effective than your fake self. Learning to dial into your talents and values is the surest way to increase your business impact.

In this thought-provoking talk, discover the most effective ways to be the company's conscience. And do it while staying true to who you are.

  • Learn how to leverage your core values and apply them to your work as a company leader.
  • Find out how to cultivate emotional awareness. Get the edge to make decisions that resonate for others and extend your influence.
  • Tap into the fierce courage you need to adhere to your beliefs, even in the face of withering criticism.

Speaker: John Rex
As the former CFO of Microsoft North America, John Rex brings real-world perspective to his clients’ leadership challenges. He understands the intensity of leading complex businesses because he has done it himself. He’s known for approaching each coaching relationship with a sharp sense of executive insight — and with a mindset of compassion, curiosity, and courage. As a husband and father of four, John knows firsthand what it means to juggle a high-intensity career with devotion to the people who matter most, all while finding joy in the journey. Executives hire John when they’re scaling the corporate ladder and feeling the pressure. He helps leaders succeed by cultivating emotional intelligence, unconditional responsibility, and a growth mindset. John is passionate about coaching executives to accelerate their success by finding their own personal center of mindful curiosity. When he’s not working one-on-one with senior-level executives, John also leads workshops that help teams develop stronger trust, communication, and conflict management skills. Having worked throughout Europe and Asia, and lived in Latin America for 12 years, he holds a strong personal stake in diversity and inclusivity — and he works continually to expand his understanding of people, places, and cultures around the world. John holds an International MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. As a CTI certified and International Coach Federation (ICF) credentialed executive coach, he holds multiple leadership assessment certifications and serves on the faculty of the Stagen Leadership Academy. John is a contributing writer for Forbes.

Professional Development Session: Seeing 2020: Digital Transformation is People Transformation

How to Focus on Digital Transformation without Losing Sight of Your People

Ready or not, digital disruption is here to stay. But there is something far more important than technology to keep your eye on: your people. And keeping your people in focus during transformation is easier said than done. In this talk, Jeff Dixon, Organizational Change Management Practice Leader from Sense Corp, will share 5 big digital trends that will dominate the conversation in 2020 and our 5 recommendations to successfully drive out digital transformation without losing sight of your people.

Speaker: Jefford Dixon, Sense Corp

Jeff Dixon, Sense Corp Organizational Change Management Practice Leader, has extensive experience in business transformation strategy, stakeholder engagement, and empowering organizations to successfully foster and indoctrinate change. Jeff, a certified Prosci® Change Manager, has proven experience leading organizations through complex and challenging business environments.

4:00 PM – Beat the Traffic Social
4:30 PM - Professional Development Session Speaker 
5:30 PM - Social Hour
6:30 PM - Dinner & Presentation

We would like to thank our Platinum Strategic Partner for the Professional Development Session: 

Thank you to our Gold Strategic Partner:

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Prospective Members must be submitted via the form link. All forms must be submitted for approval by the membership committee by 5:00 pm on the Wednesday before the meeting. Once approved, FEI will register prospects and inform the member or sponsor contact that the prospect has been approved to attend. This is applicable to anyone bringing a prospective member.

CPE Credit is offered for the PD Session and the Dinner Presentation.  One (1) hour of CPE is offered for each program.  There is not pre-requisite preparation or experience required.

If you have not already done so, please register by 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019.
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