Summit Center for Professional Growth

 Summit Center for Professional Growth

The Summit Center for Professional Growth is a unique program that provides professionals with practical and valuable skills that will help them develop into more effective leaders in any industry or organization. Courses are taught by experienced professionals and educators and are based on a combination of the knowledge and background of our faculty, and some of the most recognized and respected institutes and programs in the country. The Center is a service of Summit Companies, a strategic consulting firm based in Bristol, Tennessee who has been training and equipping organizations and leaders across the country since 2005. Most of our courses are hosted at The Summit, our 18,000 square foot meeting and office complex which occupies the former campus of ETSU of Bristol. The Summit combines the latest in available technology with a comfortable and professional setting, to allow for an enjoyable and engaging learning experience.

 

Creating Individual & Team Excellence

What makes excellence in teams? Beginning with a fun and energizing team exercise, this workshop will explore key elements which contribute to building team excellence, examine how to create productive debate, challenge the myths of generational differences and enhance a leader’s ability to create a great place to work. How can we make our meetings more impactful? We will discuss why we meet in the first place and how to create meetings which team members want to attend.

Who Should Attend?

This program can benefit any professional or leader who is looking to become more effective and increase their ability to make meaningful contributions to their organization and team, including:

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Senior Managers
  • Aspiring Executives and Managers
  • Business owners
  • Nonprofit Leaders

Workshop Benefits

Attendees at this workshop will have the opportunity to develop skills to:

• Build a stronger organizational culture
• Improve productivity and effectiveness
• Create a more enjoyable and fulfilling work environment
• Strengthen customer relationships and increase retention

Program Information

One and one-half day, On-site program

Next class: February 6-7, 2020

Fee: $490 per participant, $350 for non-profit employees. Fee includes tuition, coffee and refreshments, educational materials, and StrengthsFinder Assessment.

Location:  The Summit
1227 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN 37620

For more information or assistance with registration, please call us at (423) 274-0700 or e-mail to info@thesummitweb.com. 

Mark Hecht

Mark offers the experience of a seasoned executive coach, leadership development teacher, and facilitator after more than three decades of service with Eastman Chemical, a global specialty chemical company, with headquarters in East Tennessee. Mark’s experience crosses multiple cultures and locations within the United States and in over 20 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America. This unique global exposure brings an insightful perspective of cultural diversity and individual uniqueness to his coaching, classroom, and workshop experiences. In 2016, Mark retired from Eastman Chemical, starting Coaching Horizons to continue investing in the excellence of leaders.

Leadership Emotional Intelligence: A Journey in Self-Awareness (2 days)

75% of careers are derailed for reasons related to emotional competencies. Leaders with high Leadership Emotional Intelligence (LEQ) not only know and manage themselves well, but they are also able to harness the power of emotions to create significant connections with others and be a positive influence on their teams and throughout their organizations. Learn to apply best practices in the areas of Personal Awareness, Self-Mastery, Leadership Connections, and Influencing Others.

Who Should Attend?

This program can benefit any professional or leader who is looking to become more effective and increase their ability to make meaningful contributions to their organization and team, including:

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Senior Managers
  • Aspiring Executives and Managers
  • Business owners
  • Nonprofit Leaders

Workshop Benefits

Attendees at this workshop will have the opportunity to develop skills to:

  • Communicate more effectively with your team
  • Build stronger and more productive relationships with coworkers
  • Promote and nurture a sense of teamwork within your organization
  • Effectively navigate difficult situations and create a healthier workplace

Program Information

Two-day, On-site program

Fee: $690 per participant, $575 for non-profit employees. Fee includes tuition, coffee and refreshments, and educational materials

Location:  The Summit
1227 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN 37620

For more information or assistance with registration, please call us at (423) 274-0700 or e-mail to info@thesummitweb.com. 

Mark Hecht

Mark offers the experience of a seasoned executive coach, leadership development teacher, and facilitator after more than three decades of service with Eastman Chemical, a global specialty chemical company, with headquarters in East Tennessee. Mark’s experience crosses multiple cultures and locations within the United States and in over 20 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America. This unique global exposure brings an insightful perspective of cultural diversity and individual uniqueness to his coaching, classroom, and workshop experiences. In 2016, Mark retired from Eastman Chemical, starting Coaching Horizons to continue investing in the excellence of leaders.

Creating Coaching Conversations That Matter

It is in conversations where we learn from others, shape and influence others, and accomplish most anything during a typical day in organizations, teams, families, and relationships. Our conversations can impact others for the positive or cause them to hesitate and doubt. In the business setting, coaching others to their best performance is a competitive advantage and key to developing and retaining talent. Learn and begin to apply key components of the coaching conversation, strengthen key coaching skills, and move beyond how to coach to “being” a coach.

Who Should Attend?

This program can benefit any professional or leader who is looking to become more effective and increase their ability to make meaningful contributions to their organization and team, including:

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Senior Managers
  • Aspiring Executives and Managers
  • Business owners
  • Nonprofit Leaders

Workshop Benefits

Attendees at this workshop will have the opportunity to develop skills to:

  • Communicate more effectively with your team
  • Build stronger and more productive relationships with coworkers
  • Promote and nurture a sense of teamwork within your organization
  • Effectively navigate difficult situations and create a healthier workplace

Program Information

Initial 1/2 day session, plus 4 two-hour lunch and learn sessions. Includes offsite coaching session at local tennis facility.

Fee: $690 per participant, $575 for non-profit employees. Fee includes tuition, coffee and refreshments, and educational materials

Location:  The Summit
1227 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN 37620

For more information or assistance with registration, please call us at (423) 274-0700 or e-mail to info@thesummitweb.com. 

Mark Hecht

Mark offers the experience of a seasoned executive coach, leadership development teacher, and facilitator after more than three decades of service with Eastman Chemical, a global specialty chemical company, with headquarters in East Tennessee. Mark’s experience crosses multiple cultures and locations within the United States and in over 20 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America. This unique global exposure brings an insightful perspective of cultural diversity and individual uniqueness to his coaching, classroom, and workshop experiences. In 2016, Mark retired from Eastman Chemical, starting Coaching Horizons to continue investing in the excellence of leaders.

Faculty

Mark Hecht

Mark Hecht

Mark offers the experience of a seasoned executive coach, leadership development teacher, and facilitator after more than three decades of service with Eastman Chemical, a global specialty chemical company headquartered in East Tennessee.

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Curt Henry

Curt Henry

Curt Henry is a seasoned business executive with seven years general management experience and over 20 years in domestic and international marketing and sales. In 2000, Curt was chosen to lead the turnaround of a local manufacturing company with struggling product lines.

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John Vann

John Vann

John utilizes his multi-faceted career experience to support clients in leadership development, organizational management, and strategic planning.  John served as the CEO of Clinical Trial Management Services, a contract research organization (CRO) he co-founded in 1990.

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Eric Fields

Eric Fields

Eric brings many years of experience working with businesses and not-for-profit organizations to Summit. After working in cost accounting for a manufacturing company throughout college, Eric began his career after graduation in commercial risk management.

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Jason Hudson

Jason Hudson

Jason retired as a Navy Commander in 2016 after 23 years of active Navy service. He has over 18 years of professional HR leadership experience with emphasis on strategic planning, recruiting, and training and development.

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Rick Keller

Rick Keller

Rick Keller has been in graphics arts and marketing for over 30 years. He has an extensive knowledge of not only creating the design, but what makes it work in the market place.

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Daniel Tackling

Daniel Tackling

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Dick Brabham

Dick Brabham

Dick Brabham has over 35 years professional HR leadership experience in industry, plus several years consulting experience. Dick brings an extensive background in HR strategy and execution, including job selections, recruitment and retention, staff development

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Areas of Interest

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