The 5th Annual Pique Young Leaders Summit, presented by ScanSource, will be hosted by Ten at the Top on March 23rd at the Huguenot Mill & Loft in Greenville. Sallie Holder, author of the book
Rock Middle: The Roadmap from Empty Success to True Fulfillment,
will serve as the keynote speaker.
This annual event provides a great opportunity for networking among young professionals from the more than 20 young professional groups in the Upstate as well as with veteran executives from the public, private and non-profit sectors.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of South Carolina Law School, Sallie Holder previously served as an attorney at Ogletree Deakins Law Firm and lives in Greenville. She coined the phrase “Hitting Rock Middle™” and the revolutionary BE BOLDER strategy to help people create their biggest, boldest, most successful careers. In addition to her recently released book, Sallie is a dynamic speaker who leaves audiences with the tools they need to make the changes they desire. She’s an expert on leadership, teams, change management, mindset, and motivation.
In addition to the keynote address, attendees will have the opportunity to choose from three breakout sessions and the popular executive networking roundtables. Below are details about the three breakout sessions.
Negotiating Your Best Career
You know where you are now, and you know where you want to go in your career (or have a general idea, anyway), but do you know how to get there? Whether it’s more money, more leadership, or more work-life balance, it’s important to know what to ask for and how to ask for it in order to reach your goals, and the panelists will talk you through those negotiations.
Moderator: Virginia Cebe, Corporate Communications Project Manager, ScanSource
Steve Hall, Vice President of Business Development, Find Great People
Ken Peterson, Senior Director of Human Resources, ScanSource
Melissa Walker, President, Heyday Coaching
Community Engagement: Building Your Career Outside of Your Office
One of the best ways to enhance your resume that has nothing to do with the actual work you do is to be actively engaged in your community. Volunteering, sitting on boards and committees, and other forms of community engagement make you a well-rounded and outward-thinking individual, which is attractive to employers as you move up in your career. But more than that, it’s a great way to grow as a person!
Moderator: Reah Smith, Realtor, Lake Keowee Real Estate
Alan Ethridge, Executive Director, Metropolitan Arts Council
Corie Culp, Community and Public Relations Manager, AFL
Adela Mendoza, Executive Director, Hispanic Alliance
Conflict Management: Effective Communication for a Peaceful Workplace
Workplace communication can be tricky business—differing personalities, personal and professional competition, and conflicting priorities lead to unproductive communication and sometimes conflict and strained relationships. The professionals on this panel will talk about strategies for navigating those challenges and creating a peaceful workplace for yourself and your co-workers.
Moderator: Alex Moore, Director of Marketing and Communications, United Way of the Piedmont
Stephanie Tarbet, Director of Internal Communication, Michelin North America
George Shira, Vice President of Human Resources, Chemical Division at Milliken & Company
Margot Shaffer, General Manager, Corley Plumbing | Air | Electric
One of the annual highlights of the event is the Executive Roundtable sessions with veteran executives from across the Upstate. The Executive Roundtables provide an opportunity for small group discussions with executives currently leading businesses, local governments and community organizations in the Upstate. You can read the full list of Executive Roundtable participants on the
Pique web page
The event is being held from 2:00-6:30 p.m., and individual tickets are $25.