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Gardian of the Month: Jannah Bierens

Our Gardian of the Month is Jannah Bierens Founder of PHREEEDOM Consulting and Facilitation. 

Learn: What's your favorite part about learning something new?

I love to apply my learnings to my work and life, and enjoy even more, recognizing the growth that occurs as a result. 

Network: Tell us about one of your favorite personal or professional networks. What makes it special?

I joined Public Health Awakened, a national network of public health professionals organizing for health, equity, and justice, back in 2017. It's been refreshing to connect with people across the country who have similar personal and professional passions. I find it energizing to network and learn from and with others! I've also gotten wonderful (and even life-changing) opportunities from being involved with this group. I'm grateful for it.  

Transfer: What resources/tools do you find most helpful in helping you retain knowledge?

Rhyming and word alliteration (sometimes with music) have proved helpful for me from elementary school all the way up through college and my career.  

Resource: Please share with us a resource and why you can’t live without it.

The book, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown has become a “bible” of sorts to me over the last five years. Not only has it been a source of validation, self-care, and useful facilitation tools, but the pages hold words of wisdom that have led me to other brilliant minds and resources. It is truly a gift that keeps giving! 

Just for Fun: What is your favorite Summer activity?

Prior to relocating to Michigan from North Carolina, I would have said food truck rodeos, but my NEW favorite is kayaking! 

Getting Ready for 2023…Already?

The reality that the second quarter is almost over means it is time for a mid-year check-in and the ramping up for 2023. Specifically, as it relates to sales planning and business development, here are a few things you may want to prioritize in the coming weeks as we reach the mid-year mark. 

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Gardian of the Month: Jannah Bierens

Jannah Bierens is our Gardian of the Month! She shares her favorite part of learning something new, one of her favorite professional networks, her tip to help retain knowledge as well as her favorite summer activities!

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Jun, 10 2022

11 Trends Impacting Association Events Right Now

Here are 11 trends Event Garde has found to be impacting association events right now, including both an overview of the challenges we’ve experienced first-hand and a recommended solution for you and your team to consider.

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Braving Trust at Work

We often think of trust as something that is important in establishing healthy personal relationships, but trust is important in our professional relationships as well. But how do we build this professional trust? 

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A Few of My Favorite Things (to have Onsite at Events)

Whether you're getting back to in-person events now, or you've been back in-person for months, having a properly packed supply bag is crucial to feeling at ease when onsite. Here are Kate Pojeta's must haves onsite:

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Gardian of the Month: Andrea Starmer

Our Gardian of the Month is Andrea Starmer! She shares how she might help a wallflower loosen up at a networking event, the way she prepared for the CMP, the resource she can't live without (you probably can't either) and just who's life she'd like to live for one day. 

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