Women of Hopkins LA: Navigating Challenging Conversations and Other True Tales

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At some point in time everyone will find they are faced with the challenge of a difficult conversation or situation. Maybe it’s giving feedback to a member of your team, asking for a raise, or responding to a neighbor when they’ve put you in an uncomfortable position or taken you off guard. It can seem daunting. There are so many different thoughts and feelings that emerge when the phrase “difficult conversations” is uttered, and what’s difficult and uncomfortable is unique to each of us.

No matter what your version might be, what matters most is how you choose to manage and respond to (or avoid) the situation.

Join fellow alums for a dynamic and open conversation to explore strategies to approach and reframe “difficult” interactions. Learn from each other and share the tools you employ to diffuse situations, resolve potential conflicts, and help you to achieve your end goals. 

Please share your challenging conversations and questions for our discussion in advance by emailing affinity@jhu.edu

ABOUT Luci Gabel

Luci Gabel, MBA, MA, ACE, ACSM has over 20 years of academic and professional experience in business, leadership and human health. Her leadership experience spans from the Department of Defense, to private companies, to entrepreneur and VC-funded start-up founder. Luci works with companies and individuals, cultivating the attributes of extraordinary leaders; developing the critical skill sets required to become someone who has the abilities to innovate, motivate and inspire others, and produce results.

She is the recent published author of Eat to Lead; partner at Tipping Point Strategists; and professor at San Jose State University and George Washington University School of Medicine department of clinical leadership.  Luci holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University; a Master's in Physiology with an emphasis on Genetics from the University of Maryland College Park; an undergraduate equivalent in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Maryland College Park; and a Bachelor's Degree in Physical and Psychological Health from Binghamton University. 

ABOUT Jennifer Moore

An east-coaster for most of her life, and after graduating from Johns Hopkins University, Jennifer spent 15 years in New York City as an advertising executive working as the strategic marketing partner for blue-chip clients like Pfizer, ExxonMobil, US Bank, Tropicana, Seagram’s Martell Cognac and The Glenlivet, at lead
agencies including TBWA\Chiat\Day and Kaplan Thaler Group (now Publicis North America). 

Twelve years ago, she saw an opportunity to pursue a passion, moved west and opened a wine bar in Los Angeles, Vintage Enoteca, considered one of the most innovative, having been featured in The New York Times and named one of the Top 100 Wine Lists in the country by Open Table Diners’ Choice. Under the same brand umbrella, she opened a retail wine store, Vintage Wine+Market, and ultimately sold that part of the business to a like-minded purchaser who continued the concept.

In addition, she was been Director of Marketing for three different franchise-based restaurant groups in recent years, positioning each brand for aggressive growth phases. Her first brand was The Pizza Press, followed by Daphne's and Slater's 50/50, under the Elite Restaurant Group umbrella. In 2019, she joined Silvercrest, a marketing technology company that provides sophisticated marketing and media solutions for brands, specializing in franchises, as the Chief Marketing Officer.  She is also a member of the Forbes Communications Council and has four published articles with her byline and four ghost-written articles.

Jennifer is now a Principal in JRJ Development, which she created with two business partners, to build new construction homes focusing on the Venice Beach neighborhood.  

 Event Date
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Start Time: 11:00am PDT
End Time: 12:30pm PDT

The Culver Hotel

9400 Culver Park Drive
Culver City, CA 90232

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