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President and Chief Executive Officer
Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society
Vickie Haberbosch, RNAKIM Consulting
The Ledger: Lakeland, Polk County, Florida
Vickie L. Haberbosch, CEO of AKIM Consulting Inc., is the guest speaker.To pre-register, call 297-1029 or e-mail email@example.com.ABILITIES OF FLORIDA JOB FAIR is Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Four Points Sheratons Hotel and Suites, 4141 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland.The job fair is free and open to all active job seekers, with special emphasis on facilitating employment opportunities for people with disabilities.DOWNTOWN LAKELAND PARTNERSHIP is hosting the 5th Annual State of Downtown Luncheon and Silent Auction on Oct. 2.
Speaker Touts Benefits of Diversity
That was the message motivational speaker Vickie Haberbosch delivered to a crowd of about 500 people at The Lakeland Center on Thursday.The CommUnity Celebration was presented by the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce's Minority Business Council and Women in Business Council. "It's time for corporate America to embrace diversity," said Haberbosch, president and CEO of AKIM Consulting in Lakeland."Diversity does work and it makes great business sense." Haberbosch said embracing diversity is everybody's responsibility. While serving in the military in Saudi Arabia, she had to embrace other people's diversity to get jobs done.Then she carried it with her into corporate America. "We need to find strength in people's diversities and give them room to succeed," she said."Let's work together instead of working apart. "We need more diverse heroes in corporate America, where there are enough egos," she said, as the room burst into applause. Success requires leadership, discipline and diversity, she said. "When it comes to diversity, first you have to know thyself -- know what you like, don't like, prejudices and goals," Haberbosch said, whose company has done consulting and professional development workshops for groups such as the Air Force, Papa John's International, Cigna Healthcare, Polk Community College and Badcock & More. "We all have (prejudices) and if they are left unchecked, they become stereotypes," she said. Haberbosch, who has a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in Public Health, also said diversity is not just a trend and the melting pot theory is gone. "People want to be valued for their strengths and differences," she said."If you want an edge in your business, make sure you have a variety of strengths and make sure they are edified.If not, you'll have them there physically but not emotionally."
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AKIM Consulting, Inc. was founded by Vickie L. Haberbosch, MPH and Elisa C. Martin, BS who have over twenty years' combined experience in management, leadership, sales and marketing.Vickie Haberbosch is a decorated military officer who received the Bronze Star in 1992 for service in Desert Storm.She continued her career in public speaking, leadership and sales, which led her to numerous awards and recognition.
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