Speaker#1 Name: Dr. Johana Lopez
Speaker #1 Title: Training Coordinator and Career Coach
Speaker #1 Company: Gulf Coast Oil and Gas Initiative
Speaker #1 Bio: Johana Lopez is the Training Coordinator and Career Coach for the Gulf Coast Oil and Gas Initiative. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, a M.A in Administration from Western Kentucky University and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University in Indiana. Johana has also completed post-graduate studies on Leadership and Management at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Johana is an Adjunct Professor at University Houston for the Human Resource Development Department.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Keys to Job Search Success This presentation was created to coach yourself to job search success.
Johana helps attendees examine ways to find the right opportunities, and land the job you want. This includes four keys to job search success: 1) How to increase you professional visibility 2) How to be more effective and expand your network 3) How to create a job search plan and manage your time efficiently 4) How to enhance your professional development opportunities
Speaker #2 Name: Katie Mehnert
Speaker #2 Title: Chief Everything Officer
Speaker #2 Company: Pink Petro
Speaker #2 Bio: Katie Mehnert is the Chief Everything Officer of Pink Petro™, the global community and career resource aimed at disrupting the energy gender gap. Pink Petro has members in 31+ countries and over 500 companies. Katie has 19 years of delivering change, learning, and culture transformations. She has held global leadership roles with BP and Shell in health and safety during periods of financial crisis, spills, divestment, and globalization. A 40 under 40 honoree, she is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Communications, Rice University’s Executive Energy program and The Center for Houston’s Future.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Pace: Life is a Marathon
Katie Mehnert is no stranger to loss. She’s lost her job a few times, been fired, and lived to tell the stories. The two-time cancer survivor who runs marathons nice and slow knows what it means to be in a constant state of transition. For Katie, life and work are a marathon and it takes pace, grace, and will to see the finish line. In March 2015 she poured her savings, severance, and belief into our industry by launching Pink Petro, a niche community geared at busting the gender gap and getting our industry the much-needed positive voice it deserves. Lace up your shoes and come learn about how you can manage this “marathon” of life and work and hear about Experience Energy™, a new careers site geared at helping the energy industry get back on its feet by bringing talent and opportunity together.
Speaker #3 Name: Edna Sangel
Speaker #3 Title: CEO and Founder
Speaker #3 Company: Favor and Wealth
Speaker #3 Bio: Selected as the 2015- 2016 VIP Woman of the Year by the National Association for Professional Women (NAPW). She is Review It's Magazine 7th Annual Most Influential Woman in Business. She serves as the Chairman Elect for 2018 and Board Member for the Spring Klein Chamber of Commerce and the Houston Gateway Academy, a charter school that has about 2200 students spread over three campuses. She is the residing President for the NAPW Woodlands Chapter. Edna is the CEO and Founder of Favor and Wealth which is a business and personal growth consulting firm based in the Galleria that works exclusively with Entrepreneurs, CEOs, and Leaders of startups, emerging, established, and struggling businesses and organizations globally to improve and transform business and personnel performance. She is a public speaker whose messages are geared towards Entrepreneurs, Leaders, or Women. She is KHOU’s local business coach of choice for the Spring, Tomball, Champions, and Woodlands area.
Event Description/Presentation Abstract: Going from your comfort Zone to your Growth Zone When you are in the middle of a storm or chaos, sometimes you just need to jump off the ship and focus on your promise or dream. You'll be surprised that you are actually walking and sometimes running on water. Those who have a dream that they would like to pursue or they want to try something new, but don’t have all the answers, and are too afraid to make a jump. it essentially is Going from your Comfort Zone (Think, Feel, Act Habitual) to the Growth Zone (Fear, Doubt, Anxiety, Discomfort, Inconvenient, Uncertain, Disappointment, Time it Takes, Criticism).