Emerging Leaders

Congratulations to the Emerging Leaders Class of 2019

On Thursday, February 7, 2019 Leadership Medina County added 26 new Emerging Leaders to their already over 100 alumni from the program. Suzie Muniak, Brunswick Branch Manager for the Medina County District Library provided inspirational words of determination and perseverance as the speaker for the event.  Congratulations to the EL Class of 2019 there are…

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Being Diverse and Speaking Out

Leadership Medina County Emerging Leaders got to hear from Denise Testa, Director of The University of Akron, Medina County University Center about George Washington and Servant Leadership, think about personal bias and the importance of diversity from Susan Vlcek, Retired Junior Leadership Medina County Director and how to best make a delivery from Vicky Nann,…

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Finding your Voice

Leadership Medina County Emerging Leaders got to hear how RPM International came to be from Diana Riley, Manager of Community Affairs and Corporate Events for RPM, be inspired to find their passion from Seth Kujat, Vice President, Community Impact for United Way of Summit County, make an impression from Cathy Posner of Transitional Consulting and Coaching…

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Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference

Leadership Medina County Emerging Leaders got to experience first hand that “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose is to give it away” — William Shakespeare, as they participated as group leaders in the United Way of Medina County E4 Youth Summit and Volunteer Experience. Click here for photos from the two…

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You’ll Grow Most Where You are Already Strong

Leadership Medina County Emerging Leaders got to question “What will happen when we think about what is right with people rather than fixating on what is wrong with them” Donald O. Clifton, as they learned and explored their strength results facilitated by Lucy Sondles ’94 Click here for more photos from the day taken by…

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Leadership Means Facing Challenges Head On

Leadership Medina County Emerging Leaders learned that “fear is only temporary but regrets last forever” as they overcame the Challenge Course at the Medina County Career Center at their Opening Retreat. Click here for photos from the day taken by Valerie Rapp ’03  

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Meet the Emerging Leaders Class of 2019

I am excited to announce the Emerging Leaders Class of 2019! Thank you to everyone who referred one of these great leaders to the program. Emily Beck, RE/MAX Oasis Dream Homes Kaitlin Booth, Medina County District Library Kari Deeks, Westfield Bank Eric Dougherty, Westfield Bank Mike Francescangeli, Sandridge Food Corporation Gretchen Heiskell Darrell, Almost Heaven…

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Give Yourself a Voice

By Dustin Fowkes   When I was asked to share my perspective about what Leadership Medina County (LMC) has meant to me and my emerging leadership journey the answer was simple, everything.    I recently finished the book “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek. In that book Simon states that “Leading is not the same…

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Congratulations to the Emerging Leaders Class of 2018

These 27 leaders were recognized for their accomplishment by over 100 attendees at their graduation on February 8 at Weymouth County Club. “It was an honor to get to know these amazing leaders and I know they will continue on their leadership journey doing amazing work for our community” Stephanie Zingaro, Emerging Leaders Director. Additional…

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