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Refund Policy

All programs – face 2 face, online, webinar and hybrid (referred to as training in this refund policy)All fees are due upon registration.  Your full participation is very important to us and we know that from time to time, your plans to attend one of our workshops or programs may change.  Our refund policy reflects our interest in your continued growth and learning journey as well as our planning needs and expenses incurred based on your enrollment.If you are unable to participate, you may request to:

  • Reschedule to another training of equal or lesser value; or
  • Substitute someone in your place for that training;
  • To cover costs for rescheduling or substituting, we do charge a $25.00 fee per person;
  • If you cancel less than two weeks prior to the training, and we have confirmed catering and other per person expenses, a cost to recover these expenses may be charged.

If a training is canceled prior to the start of the training, you will automatically be registered in the next training of the same title; or you may apply these funds towards other training(s) offered within the 12 months following the cancellation.

Company of Experts reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any training.  We assume no responsibility for any costs that may be associated with attending one of our trainings (i.e., non-refundable airline tickets or hotel reservations).  The Company of Experts reserves the right to revise, modify, delete or add to our refund policy.

Registration funds/credits must be used within 1 year of initial registration date.

We do not provide refunds.

Contact Information:
Company of Experts, Inc
P.O. Box 371062
Las Vegas, NV  89137
Telephone:  702-228-4699

Email: Kathy at Kathy@companyofexperts.net

Thank you


How to Lead Under Fire

Author: Steve Tobak, cnet.com

stressed-while-at-workIf you’re not periodically under fire by your management and peers then your career’s probably not going anywhere. It’s sort of like “no pain no gain.” If you push the envelope and take risks, then you’re going to get mercilessly grilled from time to time. That’s just the way it works. And if you seriously want to get promoted and make something of yourself, you have to learn to handle it. No, I’m not talking about growing thick skin and becoming a human punching bag. I’m talking about learning to handle getting fired upon like a true leader. Everyone will walk out of the room thinking you’re the next Lou Gerstner or Jack Welch. Okay, maybe not, but they’ll definitely think more of you and will more readily accept your ideas, proposals, and most importantly, promotions.

How’d I learn this stuff? By spending much of my career selling innovative strategies to risk averse CEOs, CFOs, and management teams. Sure, I probably came across as whiny and defensive in the early days, but in time I learned the ropes. Here they are:

How to Lead Under Fire

1. Don’t get emotionally attached to your ideas. It’s good to be passionate about your ideas, but if you’re emotionally attached to them, it’ll come through when you’re getting grilled. And managers are incredibly distrustful of ideologues trying to shove things down their throats. It’s all about positioning. In your mind, you have to be willing to walk away. That little separation will give you the appearance of perspective and poise under fire.
2. Learn to embrace alternative views. The best way to respond to most objections is by first embracing them, then explaining why your plan is better or at least equivalent. Again, it’s a positioning game. But there’s a subtle but significant difference between, “My approach is better and here’s why,” and “That’s an interesting idea; here’s why I think this might be a better approach.”
3. Master the art of zinger retorts. When you’re getting grilled there will inevitably be some real zingers. Well, there’s only one way to beat a zinger and that’s with a zinger retort. How do you get good at zinger retorts? By getting good at thinking on your feet, which is really equal parts knowledge, experience, preparation, and of course, self confidence. Also, it’s essential to maintain a sense of humor under fire.
4. Know your stakeholders. Of course you need to know your material cold and expect the worst. Unfortunately, that’s not even close to good enough. You also have to know the stakeholders, aka your audience, and have a pretty good idea of their likely objections. A few one-on-one premeetings are a good idea. Then you’ll be ready to counter effortlessly.
5. Never, ever lose control of the meeting. It’s your meeting, or at least your time to present, so you’re in charge and you need to act like it. I don’t care if the CEO and CFO start going down a rat hole on some mindlessly trivial point. You have to be adept at all the usual techniques for keeping meetings on track, on topic, and on time. Come to think of it, that’s probably a topic of its own.

Tobak, Steve. “The Corner Office mobile edition.” BNET Blogs mobile edition. CBS Interactive, 25 Mar. 2010. Web. 26 Mar. 2010. .


Webinar FAQs Event Calendar Contact Us

webinars-picFor over 20 years, Company of Experts has delivered exceptional face-to-face trainings that have received 5-star ratings for their on-site trainings and programs. The Company is now bringing their trainings to you in the form of webinars.

Our webinars are interactive “mini” workshops on a specific topic usually one hour long. Our webinars are practical and focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing people today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions. Many webinars will have pre and post hand-outs and materials.

Company of Experts encourages teams to participant in each webinar. We include an open discussion at the end of the webinar to reinforce how participants will integrate the content into their personal or organizational practices. This add-on to the webinar is typically 30 minutes or so after the webinar has concluded. This 30 minute coaching session adds to the value of the webinar and to your organization.

If you have questions about our webinars, please visit our Webinar FAQs page or contact our office at (702) 228-4699.

Registration Options:

Online: To register online, just click the title of the webinar you wish to attend and it will take you to the online registration page for the webinar.

Fax: To register by fax, click here to download our Registration form and fax it to (702) 242.6182. You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days to confirm your registration.

Telephone: We also accept registrations taken over the phone. Just call our office (702) 228.4699 and we will be happy to process your order over the phone.

Special Pricing for Groups that Participate in our Webinars

Company of Experts encourages teams to participate in each webinar. We believe attending our webinars in groups can increase the value of the webinar for an organization. Each team member’s involvement in the webinar can have a tremendous impact on another member’s learning process. As they interact and learn new skills, more energy and enthusiasm is created. When this energy is utilized, it produces results which positively impacts engagement, motivation, and leads to even greater success.

Call Company of Experts at (702) 228-4699 for more information on group pricing.

If you would like to purchase group or multiple webinars (live and recorded) please contact Kathy for special pricing.

Upcoming Webinars

To view Company of Experts complete event listing, including webinars, please click here.

On-Demand Webinars

The links below provide an overview of the archived webinar, who it was designed for, its intended learning outcomes, as well as a short bio of the webinar presenter. If you would like to purchase one or more of our recordings, please contact Kathy for more information. She can be reached by phone at (702) 228-4699 or by email at Kathy@companyofexperts.net .

Webinar Title Date(s) Premiered Presenter(s)
Appreciative Inquiry and Families: Parents & Teens Aug. 24, 2010
Cheri Torres
Managing Time on the Run Aug. 19, 2010
Kathy Becker
Appreciative Inquiry for the Learning Organization Aug. 17, 2010 Cheri Torres
Managing Conflict at Work Aug. 5, 2010 Kathy Becker
Strategic Planning Using Appreciative Inquiry for Colleges and Universities Mar. 30, 2010 Lane Glenn
The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Students Mar. 4, 2010 Richard Lyons
Strategic Planning Using Appreciative Inquiry for Colleges and Universities Mar. 2, 2010 Lane Glenn
Foundations of Style:Behavior and the Bottom Line Nov. 19, 2009 Sue Cooney
Strategic Planning Using Appreciative Inquiry for Colleges and Universities Nov. 12, 2009 Lane Glenn

Interested in delivering a webinar?

Do you have a webinar idea that you are willing to present that would benefit academics, healthcare professionals, non-profit organizations, corporations, governmental agencies, and other professionals?

Delivering a webinar, sponsored by the Company of Experts, will help build your credibility, expertise, and audience base. Together, with the help of Company of Experts staff, your webinar will be edited, designed, and promoted to ensure the highest degree of excellence.

Company of Experts welcomes webinar proposals and can range in topic. Webinar delivery dates and times are tailored to meet your busy schedule. Please download the webinar proposal form (download form here). Once completed, you may either email it to Kathy at Kathy@CompanyOfExperts.net or fax it to us at 702.242.6182.

We look forward to learning from you.


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