August Monthly Meeting

August 08, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Houston Racquet Club
10709 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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From Tweed to Tweets: Getting Along In A Multi-Generational Workplace

Creating and maintaining healthy relationships with co-workers takes time and attention. Doing this when four, and sometimes even five, generations work together can challenge even the most skilled communicators. This month’s presentation “From Tweed to Tweets: Getting Along In A Multi-Generational Workplace” will share some insights into why generational differences can cause problems in the workplace and offers simple approaches that can make a big difference.

Speaker: Lori Pannell, Leadership/Executive Coach

Lori has a passion for helping leaders improve their results, their relationships, their personal effectiveness and their enjoyment of what they do.

Known for quickly establishing trust with clients, Lori collaboratively assesses where they are and where they want to be. Through supportive listening, open and honest feedback, posing challenging questions and identifying possibilities, she guides them to apply new approaches to produce differential results. She is encouraging yet holds clients accountable as they behave in new ways. Lori transformed her own behaviors and results through use of a coach. She knows first-hand how the partnership of an effective coach and a committed client produces significant change.

Lori held HR Director positions in several operating businesses and an international technology organization while at BP. In her coaching, she draws on her experience as an HR leader and a trusted advisor to executives tackling business challenges including downsizing, strategic restructuring, growth and culture change. These executives describe Lori as “a great listener”, “delivers a continuous flow of honest perspective and valuable ideas”, “direct and open style, willing to have the real conversation”, “solidly supported by broad understanding of business principles and deep coaching expertise”, and “without a doubt my most trusted advisor”.

Lori's coaching clients have included:

  • newly hired executive desiring accelerated success
  • professionals developing themselves for promotion or greater contribution
  • new team leaders honing their leadership style
  • seasoned leaders responding to 360 feedback or wanting to increase their team's effectiveness
  • leaders needing to address and improve potentially derailing behaviors
  • individuals exploring new career options
  • individuals desiring more effective interview or presentation skills
  • executives facing organizational challenges such as restructuring or a strategic change
  • students preparing for intensive experiential job interview


Lori is a certified professional coach. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Human Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin, graduating with distinction. She received BP's distinguished “Helios Award” for leading humanitarian assistance to employees following hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Her professional development includes strategic human resources management, coaching for high performance, advanced facilitative leadership, having difficult conversations, appreciative inquiry, safety leadership, change management, crisis management and 360 feedback.

Parking: Complimentary valet parking and self-parking is available at the Houston Racquet Club.


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$40.00 Members
$47.00 after 5:00 pm August 3

$47.00 Guests
$52.00 after 5:00 pm August 3

$26.00 Student Ticket