Meet some of the new faces you’re seeing around the table.

Our September seminar was the second month in a row that we’ve seen growth in attendance. By itself, that doesn’t seem particularly exciting. What was exciting was the level of the energy in the room. Of course, Christine Cashen was amazing and kept the place hopping, but we all know that having an upbeat and motivated audience can make a big difference in the success of the program.

Let’s keep growing our community so we can enjoy more of that energy.

In our November meeting, in addition to all the great information we can expect from Heather Lutze, CSP, we also have the opportunity to celebrate some speakers who have committed to our community by signing up as our newest cohort of Candidates. For those who aren’t aware, our Professional Candidate designation is an opportunity for speakers to gain some of the benefits of our association as they work toward full Professional Membership. In return for their commitment to that process we will advise, assist, and make them aware of every opportunity they have to achieve that goal.

At our November seminar we will be inducting the following Professional Candidates — coincidentally, both named “Jeff” — into our community. Please come to cheer them on and give them your support.

jeff-drozdowskiJeff Drozdowski

Jeff Drozdowski has always had a “big” personality. Motivating, entertaining, educating and engaging is what comes naturally to him. For the last 10 years Jeff has been using those skills to motivate and educate restaurant Franchisees and their employees to be the best they can be.

Not only has Jeff done training and speaking in groups from 10 to 800 but has done internal company training, hosted company events, Emceed for large regional events, been voice and on-screen talent for videos and has experience writing scripts as well as creating class room content for training classes.

Jeff now wants to take his energy and passion for life and speak to any group who will listen! Jeff speaks to groups about Customer Service, Workplace Relationships and Workplace Diversity but does not limit himself to those subjects. He also hosts events and actually does a nice job as an auctioneer!

clatterbaughJeff Clatterbaugh

Jeff Clatterbaugh has been a leader in the residential mortgage industry for over 18 years. He is currently a Vice President Area Sales Manager for Independent Bank. He has built a successful career by remaining focused on his clients and helping his business partners succeed.

Jeff is a certified John Maxwell speaker, coach and trainer. He has developed hundreds of individuals in the financial, real estate and entrepreneurial markets. Jeff has also been a keynote speaker at real estate conferences, Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Livonia Chamber of Commerce and many other community organizations. He has most recently founded the Sales Achievement Series, which is an organization designed to help entrepreneurs grow and develop their business while creating a network of professional resources.

Jeff’s belief is that leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. Servanthood is the avenue you take to get there.