Upcoming Events

November Event

“Communicate, Connect, Succeed: Strategies to Thrive 9 to 5”
November 16th – 7:00-8:15 pm

We live in a time where the divide between people has grown and friction is high. It’s increasingly difficult to share common ground.  Do you have something to say but don’t know how to get your message across so others will hear you? Do you wonder why God has placed certain difficult people in your path? Do you feel exhausted because you cannot seem to work effectively with those around you yet you try so hard?

In this session, we address our purpose as Christian women in a hostile world and share secrets to becoming a confident and effective communicator able to make meaningful connections with those whom God has placed in our path. We will share key communication strategies from leadership expert John Maxwell along with actionable tips from James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits, to help you build your communication and influence skills.

We are providing the option of paying $15 extra to get a boxed dinner from Whole Foods!  You can arrive after 6:30 to enjoy your meal and conversation before the event starts at 7:00.  Every meal comes with chips and bottled water.  The sandwich meals also include an apple. Meal choices are:
– Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado Sandwich
– Four Season Caprese Sandwich
– Mediterranean Falafel Wrap
– Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap
– Turkey Cobb Salad

Cost:  $10 for event only.  $25 for event and boxed dinner.
Time:  7:00-8:15pm.  If you purchase a boxed dinner, they will be available at 6:30pm.
Location:  The Dillard Room at The Loading Dock at Beryl, 3915 Beryl Rd, Raleigh (across from Meredith College)

Registration is open until noon on November 14th.  Walk-ins are welcome for the event!


Our speakers are Dr. Stephanie Tarant and Dr. Alisa Smith.

Stephanie Tarant is an Industrial/ Organizational Psychologist with over 20 years of experience leading large scale global Human Resource Talent functions focused on talent management, leadership development, training, employee engagement, organization design and change management. She earned her undergraduate degree from UNC-Wilmington and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University.  She currently serves on the FCA Metro Triangle Board and previously served four years as the Board Chair of Jobs for Life.

Alisa Smith is a dedicated Industrial Organizational Psychologist, focused on enhancing workplace environments, fostering employee well-being, and optimizing organizational performance. She received her doctorate from North Carolina State University and has over 15 years of experience in the field.  She has established herself as an advisor with Construction Partners Inc. and their six infrastructure companies to uncover the drivers of employee dissatisfaction and turnover.

Alisa has worked to be a catalyst for positive change in both private and non-profit settings. She has served as the President of National Charity League and sits on numerous boards as a way to give back to her community.

Alisa lives in Raleigh with her four children and husband and in her spare time enjoys hiking the Colorado mountains, biking, traveling, playing tennis and reading.