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Wake Up West Coast

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (EST)


Courageous Communication: Grow Your 

Impactful Influence

Featuring Guest Speaker, Robert Heath

Learn to be a standout leader and communicator in today's fast-paced world! Navigating the nuanced corridors of modern leadership requires more than just ambition—it demands clarity, conviction, and the ability to communicate with impact. This program dives into the art of powerful communication, teaching you to lead with confidence and earn respect, even if you're not at the top. We've created a unique blend of expert knowledge and actionable strategies that are easy to grasp and apply in real life. This isn't just another presentation; it's your stepping stone to becoming a transformative leader and communicator.

Communication goes beyond just the words we use, constituting less than 10% of our overall interaction. Additionally, the work environments we inhabit exert considerable influence on our daily communication dynamics. These factors can pose challenges for even the most well-intentioned and articulate individuals. If we want to build teams that are able to perform at their best and are showing up fully without having to tiptoe around difficult conversations, then we must understand how to cultivate environments that foster effective, courageous communication. Equally important is the ability to mend conversations when they inevitably deviate from their intended course. Join us in exploring these essential skills for creating positive and constructive communication environments. 

After this session, participants will be able to….

  • Identify the 3 significant challenges to communication
  • Implement the 5 Pillars of the Courageous Communication Framework
  • Improve Personal Communication Effectiveness

About Robert Heath

Founder of The Legacy Leadership Consulting Group

Robert Heath, Sr. is an author, engaging communicator, and leading expert in Empowering Leadership. His work is centered on helping leaders get the best out of themselves and those that work for them. Robert received his JD, cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. He also holds an MA in Teaching from Christian Brother’s University, as well as dual BA degrees in Economics and Speech Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Robert served for 8 years as a United States Marine Corps Officer and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his leadership as a Commander of one of the largest companies in the Marine Corps. 

Combining the Leadership principles he learned as an Officer and Company Commander in the United States Marine Corps with the personnel development strategies he has mastered over 20 years of leading, teaching, and coaching, Robert works with leaders who desire to increase productivity, initiative, and follow through; reduce stress; and get the very best out of their team on every project, regardless of who they may lead.

Wondering what to expect at the event? 

Wake Up West Coast brings together Chamber members every month for networking, to hear and learn about business best practices from fascinating leaders from around the country and within our own community. Each month features coffee and networking time followed by a delicious breakfast buffet and a featured guest speaker. We hope to see you there!


In Person: Member $35 / Non Member $50

Livestream Access: Member $10 / Non Member $20

Haworth Hotel
225 College Ave
Holland, MI 49423 United States

Parking: You may park in any open Faculty/Staff/Student Lot. Campus Safety will not ticket on the mornings of Wake Up West Coast. View Parking Map Here.

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Hannah Bowen
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (EST)

7:30 am Coffee and Morning Mingle Networking 

8:00 am Breakfast and Program

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