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August 14, 2018 Meeting

August 14, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
5011 Pan American West Fwy. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

When it comes to changing culture, improving performance, or just growing into a better version of yourself every day, one of the simplest ways to make progress is to first assess how are you REALLY doing? Where are you spending your time? What’s bringing you life? What’s draining you?

The concept of Trading Up is all about creating a new rhythm by first understanding the old one. You will learn how to use tools that will help you identify what is hindering your health, productivity, and influence. Change rarely happens through declarations of intent or “do-better-at-it” approaches. Real, lasting change requires intentionality and a plan to confront not only the habit you need to get rid of, but also the triggers and barriers that either spark the habit or prevent you from saying “no” to it.

You will be challenged to adopt an intentional approach bolstered by a tangible, specific plan for managing triggers and removing obstacles. You will set yourself up with your best opportunity for success.

The mark of a true leader is someone who constantly seeks to renew their mind and grow in their own self-leadership first; in order to bring their best to others.

Maria is a Senior Partner with GiANT Worldwide, an organization dedicated to equipping individuals and organizations with exceptional leadership skills. With her executive background, Maria is familiar with the challenges leaders face. She helps people understand what it takes to be a leader worth following and coaches them to fight for the highest possible good in the lives of those they lead.

Maria received her Bachelor’s in Construction Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She spent twenty years working in the construction profession, including seventeen at JB Henderson Construction Company, Inc., ultimately serving as the Vice President of Corporate Support. She performed key executive functions related to overall corporate administration and management while providing leadership and strategic direction for the company.

Maria has served on the Civil Engineering Board at the University of New Mexico and the Associated General Contractors of New Mexico (AGC-NM) Board of Directors. In 2008, she became AGC-NM’s first (and so far, only) female president since it was established in 1948. In 2012, Maria was awarded the Skill, Integrity and Responsibility (SIR) Award from the AGC-NM. The SIR Award is presented to individuals dedicated to the construction industry who have been instrumental in groundbreaking advancements for the profession.

Additionally, she has been recognized as one of New Mexico’s “Top 40 Under 40” and a “Woman of Influence” by the Albuquerque Business First. Maria completed two 3-year terms as the Governing Board President of ACE Leadership High School, a pioneering charter high school preparing youth to enter the architecture, construction and engineering professions through a project-based learning model.

Maria spent her career in the construction industry serving, leading and breaking ground for women in the profession. She is a popular speaker and teacher, and when she’s not with clients you will find her at home with her husband, two teenagers and their dogs Muffy and Ava. Maria works hard to create a home where there’s always food, music and laughter.

Competencies:  Communitcation, Human Factors, Quality, Leadership and Strategy

Sponsors of the month:  Rick Ortiz - CIMASOFT and Tony Brasher - American Fire Protection Group


Maria Guy Presentation - Trade Up

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Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
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