If you are a Trade Professional (Interior Design Firm, Construction Company, Real Estate Developer, Hospitality Business, etc) who desires to have a more successful and fulfilling business or career, our Working Smarter in Your Trade Business events are designed for you.

  • Learn from industry professionals, world-renowned professional development coaches and authors on topics to include work, leadership, finances, health and well-being.
  • Hosted by Isabelle's Lighting and sponsored by VR Networking on AltspaceVR in a unique setting using both Virtual Reality (VR) and 2-Dimension (2D using a PC or MAC) technologies. Don't have an AltspaceVR account? You can get one for free. Be sure your AltspaceVR account is setup up at least an hour before the event. Check out our step-by-step tutorial on Setting Up AltspaceVR for Windows 2D or ask us for help. We're happy to assist! (more)
  • All those who register will get emailed a free study guide and a YouTube recording after each event in a series.



6 Strategies for Better Focus
Wed. 3PM - 4PM ET June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27

In a World of Bottomless Distractions and Endless Opportunities

Focus has always been hard to come by, but never more so than it is now with so many distractions clawing for our attention. In this six-part series, New York Times bestselling author and speaker Jon Acuff walks through practical ways to reorient our attention from the things that don’t matter to the things that do. Learn how to combat life’s many distractions by practicing the art of focus.

Each session in this six part series includes original pre-recorded content and a pdf study guide with helpful action steps.

About Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of a number books including, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average & Do Work that Matters. He's helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets. Jon is also a proponent of social media with blogs that have been read by 4 million people. In 2010 he used his influence to build two kindergartens in Vietnam. Jon and his wife, Jenny, have two daughters and live in Franklin, Tennessee.


Cultivating a Team of ACES
Wed. 3PM - 4PM ET; Part 1: August 3, Part 2: August 10

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues

Building a great team is a complex endeavor. It's not as simple as collecting the right skill sets—the human element is actually a more critical factor in long-term performance. This 2-part video series shows you how to put the right people together to achieve your goals every time.

In The Ideal Team Player, New York Times best-selling author and founder of The Table Group, Patrick Lencioni, will help you:

  • Discover the types of people every team needs
  • Learn the three critical traits used to evaluate team players
  • Utilize evaluation criteria on an ongoing basis
  • Customize a proven system for building your ideal team
The word “synergy” is often dismissed as a buzzword, but it's really an essential ingredient to a successful team. A collection of people with varying talents, skills, and perspectives can either clash and crash, or feed off one another's energy to produce incredible results. The The Ideal Team Player shows you how to evaluate your prospects and pick the stars that shine brightest together.

About Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni (Pat) is the Founder and CEO of The Table Group. He speaks and writes about leadership and organizational health and consults to CEOs and their teams. The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought after business speakers in America; he has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world. Pat is the author of 10 best-selling books including The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business. He has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. Pat and his wife, Laura, have four sons.


Surviving and Thriving in a Crisis
Wed. 3PM - 4PM ET; August 17,24,31; September 7

A four part leadership course by Liz Forkin Bohanno founder of Sseko Designs, an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women.
All those who register will get emailed a free study guide and YouTube recording of the event.

What does it take for a business to survive and thrive during a crisis? Some leaders might say a business needs the right resources to make it through a difficult time. But what matters most in a time of crisis is how leaders respond—how they think and communicate can make or break a company’s chances of survival.

In this four-session series, Liz Forkin Bohannon, founder and CEO of Sseko Designs, discusses the ways leaders can both stay afloat and thrive during a crisis. Learn how to come out stronger on the other side of a crisis through a proper mindset, good decision making, and clear communication skills. Leaders can thrive and experience growth no matter the amount of adversity.

About Liz Forkin Bohanno

Liz Forkin Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs, an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. Sseko has grown from three women to an international fashion brand that provides employment, education, and training to over fifty women in East Africa. Liz holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. She splits her time between Uganda and Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband, Ben, run Sseko Designs and raise their son.