ABMA Emerging Leaders Look to Discover Strengths

By Meg Cooper

The ABMA Emerging Leaders group held a “Back to School” Zoom meeting on September 16, 2021, with eight members participating. From the prior meeting in June, the Emerging Leaders (EL) group asked all members to read “Discover Your CliftonStrengths” and then proceed to take the CliftonStrengths™ test to identify which five strengths were the most dominant in our personalities. The strengths test was a way for EL members to get more in tune with their strongest personality traits and assets with the hope of being able to build upon those strengths in order to progress on career goals.

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Emerging Leaders: Back to School Event

ABMA Emerging Leaders Back to School Event:
“STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 by Tom Rath and Gallup” – A book club learning and exchange session

ZOOM EVENT: 2:00 p.m. – Thursday, September 16, 2021
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88583948130?pwd=NGVYNXMvYUdnMXhlT2t2NnNtQnRSZz09

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

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ABMA Emerging Leaders: First Happy Hour

The ABMA Emerging Leaders group hosted its inaugural happy hour on June 15, 2021. The group had a vibrant event punctuated by an entertaining storytime kickoff that eventually transitioned to a discussion on workplace demographics and other future educational topics for the group.

ABMA Emerging Leaders President Kevin White says, “The hour went by so fast and it was really awesome to see everyone jump right in and have a deep and serious discussion about workplace demographics. It was apparent that everyone in the group is committed to their organizations and the overall health of the industry, so to approach the issue from the ‘How Can We Help’ side of the equation was so refreshing.”

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ABMA 2021 Convention Feedback

By Meg Cooper

The 2021 ABMA Convention was held as a virtual event March 17-19, 2021, and you can see full coverage of the event in the May/June issue of Brushware. Today, we offer bonus feedback from the event with the full question and answer sessions conducted by Meg Cooper with several attendees of the event.

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Board Set for ABMA Emerging Leaders

Kevin White, Miguel Medrano and Thomas Cottom (L to R)

Peer networking and leadership looks to connect young industry professionals

The newly formed ABMA Emerging Leaders has elected its initial Board of Directors. Kevin White from the Industrial Brush Company will serve as president, Miguel Medrano from Borghi USA takes on the role of vice president and Thomas Cottam from Industrial Brush Corporation will act as Secretary/Treasurer. These directors will serve two-year terms and will spearhead the ABMA Emerging Leaders program of work, which will include the group’s opening event as a part of the 104th ABMA Annual Convention on March 17, 2021.

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