Speaker #1 Name: Kim Sawyer
Speaker #1 Title: President, Executive and Enterprise Coach, Business Facilitator and Professional Speaker
Speaker #1 Company: theWealthSource
Speaker #1 Bio: Kim Sawyer has over twenty years of diverse business experience; he has started businesses, led companies, and been involved in almost every aspect of a business enterprise. Today owns and manages theWealthSource®, an executive and enterprise coaching firm. His mission is to coach and facilitate key business people, teams and enterprises to create extraordinary wealth – in all its forms. Accomplishes this primarily by means of individual coaching, his Success-Group™ team coaching program and Enterprise Coaching ™, his program to build a "Coaching Culture" in an organization. Been published in a number of business media outlets, interviewed in the Houston Chronicle, appeared on CNN Business Radio and speaks frequently to companies and professional and industry organizations across the country. Holds a BBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and an MS in Organizational Development from the University of Texas. ICF Certified Coach and Certified Birkman Consultant. Has a keen interest in philosophy, spirituality, poetry, science and technology. He has traveled broadly and served his country in the US Army. Kim resides in Houston, TX with his awesome young son, and two cuddly pit bulls - a wonderful family whom he loves deeply.
Speaker #1 Abstract: Emotional Intelligence 101- The Key to Peak Performance and Leadership That Works
Emotions exert more powerful influence, for better or for worse, over our ability to function in life than any other aspect of our minds. When they occur intensely, they can overpower all of our higher thought processes, affecting our perceptions, evaluations, thinking, relationships, conversations, beliefs and actions. Yet for all that tremendous impact on our capacity to perform well and work with others, we know next to nothing about emotions, how they operate within us and how to manage them. Nobody ever gave us the owner’s manual for our own inner world!
In this presentation, you will learn answers to the questions:
And you will walk away with some practical tools to use this knowledge to live and lead more powerfully
Speaker #2 Name: Mphatso “MK” Khoza, P.E .
Speaker #2 Title: Lead Petroleum Engineer, NFD, SASBU
Speaker #2 Company: Chevron
Speaker #2 Bio: Mphatso Khoza has been a technical professional in the oil and gas since 1992. He is currently a Lead Petroleum Engineer with Chevron Corporation. He graduated from the University of the West Indies with a B.SC (Mechanical Eng) and a M.Sc. (Petroleum Eng). He also has an MBA from the University of Texas and is a registered Professional Engineer (TX).
Speaker #2 and #3 Abstract: SPE Gulf Coast Section Mentoring Initiative
The oil and gas industry is currently in the midst of a demographic shift. A large proportion of the workforce is comprised of individuals with less than 10 years of experience. Many older professionals are choosing to transition into retirement or other endeavors. This workshop seeks to determine interest in an initiative to connect experienced professionals with less seasoned practitioners. The format will involve an informal discussion on the best methods to do so and the creation of a steering body that could help the SPE GCS navigate this exciting frontier.
Speaker #3 Title: Consultant
Speaker #3 Bio: Judy is a skilled oil and gas professional with extensive experience in petro-technical recruiting, training, mentoring and end-to-end project management. Her exploration and development experience includes the following areas: GOM, Gulf Coast, West Texas, East Texas, Louisiana, Austin Chalk, Eastern Overthrust/Appalachian Basin. Development geophysicist in both conventional and unconventional plays. In addition to both geology and geophysics, Ms. Schulenberg is licensed in Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment. Ms. Schulenberg is an active member of AAPG, SEG, HGS, HGS House of Delegates, GSH and SPE.
Speaker #4 Title: Geologist & Technical Advisor
Speaker #4 Company: Enverus
Speaker #4 Bio: Sean is a Geologist with experience working on conventional and unconventional reservoirs domestically in the United States and internationally, including projects in offshore Brazil, Australia, Utica, Marcellus and Gulf of Mexico. Prior to joining Enverus, Sean has worked at Detring Energy Advisors, BHP Billiton Petroleum, Halliburton and C&C Reservoirs, where he held a number of technical and Business Development positions. Sean received his Masters degree in Petroleum Geology from University of Texas at Arlington, and is an active member of AAPG and Houston Geological Society.
Speaker #4 Abstract: Building a career during the downturn; a YP's journey
I started my career at $110 oil. Companies were hiring, students had multiple job offers to choose from, and unless an experienced professional had told you about their experiences, especially during the 80s downturn, you would have thought life in the oil and gas industry will always be as great as 2013! Having to maneuver through the 2015 downturn taught me the value of professional societies and networking. I will share experiences from my joyful and educational journey and what I believe has helped me survive and thrive throughout the downturn and beyond.