The Gulf Coast Young Professionals summit was created to educate, stretch, and equip young professionals in the southeast region by providing an engaging, interactive and comprehensive learning culture. The conference aim is to unite young professionals and seasoned leaders and to maximize impact in their organizations and communities


Friday, August 12th
Gulf Coast YP Summit

REGISTER

Professional
Development

Leadership

Entrepreneurship


SESSION 1
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

Kick off your morning with three diverse workshops and speakers guaranteed to challenge and transform you.

Barrie
Schwartz

CEO of My House Nola


Session:
The Power of Yes

Summary

Yes is easy and powerful, however there are many opportunities that we are afraid or feel we are not quite ready for, so, we say no. Join Barrie for an inspiring session about seizing opportunities and making things happen.

Jeffrey
Debatez

CEO of STEM Academy


Session:
Leading Right: The Art of Adapting

Summary

Using the appropriate leadership style at the appropriate time.

Kenny
Nguyen

CEO of ThreeSixtyEight


Session:
Create Memorable Presentations that Reel in Your Audience

Summary

Learn how to face and conquer one of the biggest fears of spreading big ideas- the dreaded presentation. From keynote speeches to data dumping, dive into how to make presentation content interesting and memorable.


SESSION 2
11:05 PM - 11:50 PM

We kick the summit into overdrive as we tackle hands on skills every professional requires.

Jeremy
Beyt

Chief Strategy Officer at ThreeSixtyEight


Session:
Creating Opportunity One Team at a Time

Summary

Opportunity starts when the right people come together to form the perfect mix of unique perspective and exceptional skill.

Nomica
Guillory

Owner of Everest Care


Session:
Leadership: Owning It, Loving It

Summary

Leadership has NOTHING to do with comfort and EVERYTHING to do with your character.
This session will be filled with statistics, suggestions, role play, and tips on how to develop leadership skills and use them to initiate change, inspire others, and impact your community.

Joel
Dawson

Business Consultant


Session:
Have a Business Idea. Now What?

Summary

Have business idea? Don't know who to turn to or how to take action?
These 5 steps will allow you the opportunity to see if your business idea will be a success BEFORE you spend a lot of money!


IF At First You
Don't Succeed:
Fail Up
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Join our panel of successful entrepreneurs as they tell you how they failed their way to success.


Missy
Rogers

CEO of Noble Plastics


Lunch Panelist

Noble Plastics

World class Injection Molding in Acadiana, serving US Markets. Noble is ISO certified and ITAR registered. We use automation and customized solutions to deliver efficent contract manufacturing services.

Chris
Meaux

CEO of WAITR


Lunch Panelist

WAITR

Waitr is a new generation of waiter that allows you to order on your smartphone right from your table at your favorite restaurant.

Marcus
Brown

CEO of Believe Entertainment


Lunch Panelist

Executive Producer

Marcus has managed the financial and creative responsibilities from development through distribution for high profile feature films, television, video game and multi-platform mobile application titles.


Give Me A Break

1:40 PM - 2:15 PM

Start conversations that matter!


connect

We are often told that one of the best reasons to come to a summit is for the networking. "You'll make great contacts," they say.

Connect

Connect with people who are not like you. Ask irrelevant questions. Try out your favorite pick up line.

network

Well, we didn't want to just say it, we wanted to make it happen! This break is yours.

Network

Multiply your conversations. Introduce your new connection to someone you know. Spread the networking opportunities.

Build

We have interactive exercises, games, and cool engagement tools to help you build your network and enhance your summit experience!

Build

Build your mastermind group. Develop a plan. Change the world.


SESSION 3
2:25 PM - 3:10 PM

Three in-depth workshops that will leave you with vital skills and info to grow you or your business.

Ahmed
Siddiqui

Filmmaker at Cyantist Agency


Session:
Using Your Smart Phone to Design, Build, and Grow Your Business

Summary

Learn how to use your smartphone to shoot, edit and post eye-catching videos that sell your organizations story!

Ben
Davis

Lead Pastor at Pathway Church


Session:
Finding Your Why

Summary

Essentially, finding your "Why", is tapping into the 20% of your work that will bring 80% of your effectiveness, value and fulfillment.

Learn how to create your own personal legacy.

Zach
Barker

Executive Director at The OM


Session:
Attracting Winners: Finding the Right People

Summary

Find out why its important to find the right partners and the right customers for your business.


Paper Airplanes
3:10 PM - 3:55 PM

Closing Session


Collective Impact

Today is the day. The time is now. What are we going to do?

Collective impact

How are we going to use our connectedness to create change?

Legacy Building

What will you accomplish in the next six months?

Legacy Building

Set a six month BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). Go ahead, challenge yourself! Your new mastermind group will help you.

2017 & Beyond

Get ready for next year!

2017 & Beyond

Give us feedback. Become part of the team. Submit topic ideas. Be a speaker.

August 12

UL Lafayette Student Union
620 McKinley St.
Lafayette, LA 70503

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