The Charleston Metro Chamber is pleased to announce and congratulate the graduates of the Spring 2020 Leadership Discovery class. Leadership Discovery is an innovative, skills-based leadership development program that allows participants the opportunity to learn from experienced executives in the Charleston region.
The Spring 2020 Leadership Discovery program featured a DiSC workshop with Positively People, six mentor sessions and concluded on August 18 with a three-course business etiquette dinner led by Cynthia Grosso of Charleston School of Protocol.
“Leadership Discovery exposed me to authentic leaders that were transparent about their highs and lows, which helped me understand that leadership is really a journey you take,” said Spring 2020 participant Eva Singleton. “It assured me that I am where I’m supposed to be in my leadership journey – not because I am perfect or have arrived, but because I am willing and committed to positive influence no matter what.”
The Spring 2020 program featured an impressive lineup of presenters, providing participants with the opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the region’s top leaders. This session’s mentors included:
- LaVanda Brown, Executive Director, YWCA Greater Charleston
- Willis Cantey, CEO, Cantey Tech Consulting
- Dr. Dondi Costin, President, Charleston Southern University
- Kenya Dunn, Founder & CEO, The Power-Filled Woman
- Christie Rainwater, Mayor, City of Hanahan
- Bill Stanfield, Executive Director, Metanoia
Participants in Leadership Discovery received personalized DiSC assessments by Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Positively People. During monthly sessions, they honed their personal and professional skills and heard personal leadership stories and unique perspectives from the mentors.
Leadership Discovery Class of Spring 2020
|Candy Acanfora||Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce|
|Lauren Anthony||Skyline Exhibits & Design Inc|
|Frances Black||Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP|
|Elliot Condon||Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd PA|
|Robert Doty||Trident United Way|
|Kimberly Ford||Charleston Southern University|
|Holland Hall||JE Dunn Construction|
|Techina Jacques||Novus Architects Inc.|
|Kelly Killeen-Haupt||Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce|
|Anna Kooper||Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce|
|Michael Mathis||City of Charleston – Traffic and Transportation|
|Matt Pickard||Colliers International|
|Eva Singleton||Advanced Technology International (ATI)|
|Nick Valponi||K&L Gates LLP|
|Matt Weatherford||Samet Corporation|
|Atiya Williams-Small||Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce|
|LaQuinta Yates||Trident Technical College|
Applications are now open for the Fall 2020 session!