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Gracious Leadership, with Janet Meeks (CEO of Healthcare Alignment Advisors, Published Author, and Past President of Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital)

March 01, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 West Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Imagine a world full of good and gracious leaders where all team members are highly engaged because they feel fully respected. Imagine that these teams are inspired every day to achieve optimal outcomes because they know they are doing meaningful work. Imagine a world full of gracious leaders who selflessly develop others and where they spend their time reinforcing “what is right and what can be improved” as opposed to getting derailed into the vicious cycle of “what is wrong”.

Now think about the current reality in which we are bombarded daily with a proliferation of sad, but true media accounts about toxic bosses who are causing harm to their followers.

Now, more than ever before, it’s time for Gracious Leadership in our businesses!

Join us for our March Monthly Meeting for a provocative discussion with newly published author, Janet Smith Meeks, as she shares how you can be part of the movement to fill our world with highly effective, good and gracious leaders, and how your leadership can transform your businesses and take them to the next level. Janet’s fresh and innovative approach will leave you inspired to take action in your own organizations.  

Janet’s newly published book, “Gracious Leadership: Lead Like You’ve Never Led Before,” will be available for purchase at the event and signature by the author.

For more information on Janet’s groundbreaking leadership tools, please visit her website:  You may sign up for a free newsletter and blog updates on how you can work to become a more gracious leader in your business.

About the Speaker:

Janet Smith Meeks has devoted nearly four decades of her professional life to the healthcare and financial services industries. As a C-suite executive and corporate director, she has vast experience in finance, strategy, operations, marketing, business development and leadership effectiveness.

Janet has served in executive roles for four nationally known healthcare systems, including Trinity Health (the second largest Catholic Healthcare system in the nation) and the prestigious Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Janet spent nine years as president of Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, Ohio where she led the organization to peak performance through applying the key ingredients of Gracious Leadership.

As co-founder and CEO of Healthcare Alignment Advisors, Janet uses her experience to guide C-suite executives across multiple industries in strategies that are designed to optimize corporate performance within a positive work environment.

Janet is a transformational leader and an innovator who lends her analytical wisdom and business acumen to help organizations become “brilliant at the basics” of business. An award-winning C-suite leader, Janet has employed the key ingredients of Gracious Leadership throughout her career. She has consistently led highly engaged teams to generate sustained value, profitability, and customer satisfaction through facilitating a culture of compassionate accountability.

Janet enjoys corporate board service as she loves learning about new businesses and industries as well as the challenges they face. In her capacity as a board member, she aspires to ask the right questions with kind candor and grace to help management arrive at the best decisions to optimize organizational performance.

Additionally, Janet demonstrates a deep commitment to empowering women in business and leadership. She is a member of Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD), Women Corporate Directors, National Association of Corporate Directors and Women at the Table (WATT).

Janet reveres her family and treasures the precious time she spends with them. An avid jogger and cycler who enjoys international travel, Janet is a sought-after speaker regarding a broad range of leadership topics. Her quarterly column “Leadership to Inspire Results,” is featured in Smart Business magazine.


Cancellation Policy:

Registrations must be paid in advance.

A late fee will be charged after 12:00 pm on the Monday preceding the Meeting.

Cancellations made after 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the Meeting will not be refunded.

Special Notes:

Are you a new member or a first time guest? Stick around after the meeting to attend the Huddle, where you can learn more about the benefits of NAWBO Columbus and how you can get more involved! Huddle is from 1:15pm - 1:45pm and takes place in the same room as our luncheons.

Registrants agree to the NAWBO Columbus photography release unless they have otherwise notified the communications committee.

All special dietary and meal requests must be submitted with your registration by the registration deadline. We regret that we can not provide alternative meals or substitutions that are requested at the luncheon.


$25.00 Member
$35.00 after 12:00 pm February 26

$45.00 Member + First Time Guest
$60.00 after 12:00 pm February 26

$25.00 Corporate Partner Ticket
$35.00 after 12:00 pm February 26

$35.00 Guest
$45.00 after 12:00 pm February 26

$75.00 Member Exhibit Table (includes 1 lunch ticket)
$85.00 after 12:00 pm February 26

$25.00 Corporate Partner Exhibit Table (includes 1 lunch ticket)
$35.00 after 12:00 pm February 26

$250.00 Guest Exhibit Table (includes 1 lunch ticket)
$270.00 after 12:00 pm February 26

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