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CEO Roundtable Laguna Beach 2023

Event Details

February 2nd& 3rd, 2023
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Surf and sand Resort
1555 South Coast HWY
Laguna beach, CA

* There will be no resort fees ($25-$30 per day), Free valet parking, and a spa discount! The room rates have been negotiated down from $899 to $325. Can’t wait to have you there!

CEO Roundtable: Gritty Leadership Conference

We are so excited to bring this event to you in sunny California! 
The theme of the conference will be geared toward the “seasoned” dentist, but of course we welcome all levels in dentistry. The meeting will discuss topics in leadership styles and what that means for you and your team. We will also discuss branding and marketing and how to reinvent yourself if you feel like you need a refresh and mastermind! 
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Event Speakers

Course Title:

Emotional Intelligence and You

Course Description:

 In this interactive workshop, participants learn more about themselves and their practice post-pandemic, specifically their strengths and areas for opportunity. Through the use of individual EQ-i assessments taken prior to the workshop, participants will come to understand Emotional Intelligence, work in breakout groups to uncover strategies for developing EQ-i, and apply those in a post-pandemic world.

Course Objectives:
About The Speaker

Stephenie Goddard

Stephenie Goddard is an executive leader with multidisciplinary experience in organizational
development, business strategy, change management, customer experience, and digital transformation.

In 2022, she was named CEO of Glidewell, the world’s most innovative dental laboratory. She joined the
industry-leading enterprise in 2006 as VP of human resources, establishing various programs that have
served to augment the company’s relentless expansion. An avid proponent of personal development,
her extensive track record includes the implementation of advanced learning initiatives within and
without the Glidewell organization. Her 2019 “Guiding Leaders” program was designed to empower
women dentists throughout the U.S. in all facets of business and leadership and contributed to her
2020 Mentor Award from The Lucy Hobbs Project® (Benco Dental Supply Co.; Pittston, Pa.). A graduate
of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and postgraduate of San Jose State
University, she remains committed above all to helping others realize their full potential.

Course Title:

What Now? Pivoting in Heels

Course Description:

I will describe the evolution of my career, which started in 1981, to now. There have been many twists and turns along the way, most unforeseen. Many of these have caused me to make changes, not only in my career but in my life. There is always something good that can come from something bad, you just have to look for it. 

Course Objectives:
About The Speaker

Dr. Sharon Parsons

Dr. Sharon Parsons graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1981.  She currently owns a group practice in Columbus, Ohio where she practices with two associates.  She has been active in all levels of organized dentistry and is a Past President of the Ohio Dental Association.  She is a member of many professional organizations including the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, The Academy of Operative Dentistry, the International Team for Implantology, and the Association of Women Dentists.  She was the recipient of the Lucy Hobbs Humanitarian award and the Icons of Dentistry award.

Dr. Parsons raised two sons, Sean and Michal Herman.  Her younger son, Michael practices with her.  Her older son, Sean, died of an opioid overdose in 2015.  This has led her to educate others about opioid prescribing and addiction.  She has presented to numerous groups in Ohio and at the American Association of Pediatric Dentists in Chicago in 2019.  In her spare time she gardens, hikes, cooks, walks her dog, and spends time with friends.

Course Title:

Empowering Women through fashion

Course Description:
Learn how to elevate your personal style as I share my tips and tools. You will be able to effortlessly dress on the outside to show who you are on the inside. Together we will reflect and discover how you show your identity through style. Once we self-discover, I will provide you with inspiration, resources, and actionable steps that you will walk away with to start today. You are beautiful, and I am here to remind you by teaching you how to showcase your beauty to the world with confidence!
Course Objectives:
About The Speaker

Tali Kogan 

HELLO LOVE – I’M TALI. I am a stylist with magic powers to empower women through fashion. I can empower you because I have learned to empower myself. Fifteen+ years ago I was overweight and frumpy. I wore dark baggy clothes to hide. I  had a boring job as an accountant. And I was married to an abusive man. I didn’t yet realize who I was on the inside. I wanted change and so I began by changing my outside appearance. I wanted to create what felt more like me, so I started exercising and dressing differently – with more fun. And then, I dumped my husband.As I began to wear bright, fun expressive clothing, I began to know just who I really am inside. (Just follow my instagram and you’ll see that I no longer hold anything back!) And as I showed my true self more and more, I began to love myself, feel empowered, and attract great people into my life. This is the gift I want to give you.Today I am married to the love of my life Jason and we have 3 beautiful children. And as much as I love my family, I also love the styling business I have created to empower women to truly shine as their true selves. I can help in your transformation because I have transformed myself!

Course Title:

Feeling Yourself: Find authenticity in your marketing and leverage it into new patients

Course Description:

Through this intimate 60-minute conversation, let’s find your story and identify a marketing message that sets you apart. We’ll show you the right channels to reach your audience, and teach you how to follow up and nurture prospective patients to your front door.

Course Objectives:
About The Speaker

Laura Maly
Co-founder, wonderist AGENCY

Behind the start-up culture, ping-pong table and beer fridge, you’ll find culture-maker and entrepreneur Laura Maly, the Co-Founder of Wonderist Agency. After 10 years working with Fortune 500 Companies and their agencies (General Motors, Kohl’s Department Stores, Microsoft, and Sony Pictures), Laura gave her resignation to corporate America and jumped into entrepreneurship. While her expertise in dentistry runs deep, so does her passion for life (her kiddos, coffee, boating, reading, travel) and giving back (San Diego County Dental Foundation, Junior League of San Diego, and animal rescue). She loves to meet people- come introduce yourself and tell her what you’re working on, where you’re traveling or what you’ve been up to…or swap dog photos. 

Event Co-Hosts

Course Title:

Geriatric Dentistry: The Fastest Growing Demographic in Dentistry

Course Objectives:
About The Speaker

Dr. Lou Graham

Dr. Graham is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals. His lectures focus on incorporating current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry.” He emphasizes the same concepts he practices: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry.

Dr. Graham is the founder of Catapult Education, a continuing education company whose philosophy and programs use contemporary, interactive formats to integrate time-proven conservative dentistry with 21st century materials and techniques.

Dr. Graham is a published author in many leading national and international dental journals. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Chicago Dental Society and Illinois Dental Association.

Dr. Graham is a graduate of Emory Dental School. He is the former Dental Director of the University of Chicago’s Department of Dentistry. He enjoys providing dental care at his multi-specialty private practice group, University Dental Professionals, in Chicago, IL – Hyde Park. Dr. Graham offers half-day, full-day and multi-day lectures, including custom courses and hands-on workshops.

Course Title:

Elevate Your Practice: The Journey From Single Tooth Dentistry to Comprehensive Dentistry

Course Objectives:
About The Speaker

Dr. Nada Albatish

Dr. Nada Albatish owns and operates a multidisciplinary practice, All Smiles Dental Centre, just north of Toronto. As a passionate learner, she first completed a GPR, followed by hundreds of hours of CE each year. She is a fact finder – always researching, looking for evidence, and understanding the whys of what we do in practice as dentists.

Nada started her current practice from scratch as a solo practitioner and quickly realized she needed a strong support team as well as a team of skilled doctors in multiple specialties to help her achieve her goals as a comprehensive dentist. Today, Nada’s niche is complex and rehabilitative dentistry, supported by a team of 30, including general practitioners and specialists.

Nada is honored to serve as Faculty for Clinical Mastery Series, curator for Restorative Nation, co-author a book, write articles, and speak at various dental events. Nada is inspired by helping dentists to achieve excellence, predictability, and confidence in their craft. She is committed to the success of her patients, colleagues, and the advancement of the dental profession at large.

As a mother to two beautiful girls, Nada is blessed every day to be able to see the world through the eyes of her little people. In her free time, which she has learned to intentionally create on a weekly basis, she loves to exercise, eat good food, and spend time with her girls doing absolutely nothing except living in the moments. During the 20% of the year that Toronto has good weather, she finds peace in water sports, especially paddle boarding on the lake under the sun. The rest of the year she creates the same feeling by traveling!

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