The Riser's EdgeTM   
February 2012
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Welcome to the February 2012 edition of The Riser's Edge. Did you know February is National Mentoring Month?

Most highly successful business leaders admit they got to where they are as a result of the mentoring they received from someone who took a special interest in them. Mentors can help proteges at any stage of a career set goals, find solutions to key business challenges and open doors to other influential professionals.  
If you are looking for a mentor or simply want to make deeper connections with other like-minded leaders like you, our Leadership Vistas program brings leaders together from a diverse range of industries and business functions to mentor each other and find innovation solutions to the kind of challenges you are facing today. Read on to learn more about Leadership Vistas...and take advantage of National Mentoring Month!
Warm Regards,

Deb Boelkes
CEO, Business World Rising and
President, Business Women Rising

Coed Leadership Forums Now Forming

Business World Rising is pleased to announce that it is now forming coed chapters of Leadership Vistas.  Because our Leadership Vistas programs for women have been so successful over the past two years in accelerating their advancement, we are now extending the peer-mentoring program to coed audiences, by popular demand. Check out Leadership Vistas today to accelerate YOUR advancement in 2012! Visit our website to learn more, and register to take a "test drive" of our program.

We are also pleased to announce a limited time discount for NEW Leadership Vistas memberships (including our new coed tracks as well as our Business Women Rising tracks). With each new annual membership a company purchases through March 31, 2012, increasing discounts will apply to ALL annual memberships paid by the company in 1Q2012. An Infinite-Win! Contact us for more information.

Our Leadership Vistas program offers targeted tracks for every step of the management career ladder including: Prima Vista - for first-level managers, Monte Vista - for mid-level managers, Buena Vista - management development for seasoned leaders, Stella Vista - for emerging professionals, Grande Vista - for senior leaders, Magna Vista - for seasoned professionals, Bella Vista - for entrepreneurial CEOs, and Alta Vista - for enterprise Presidents and CEOs.

To learn more about our educational peer-mentoring programs, visit our Leadership Vistas web-page!


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Difficult Conversations Workshop on February 17th

Just a quick reminder about Susan Gerke's February 17th workshop on Difficult Conversations. Susan is a Managing director of Business World Rising Leadership Vistas and is an expert business trainer for the BW Rising Institute.  This session is designed to provide you with strategies for holding productive conversations that can result in desirable outcomes. You will leave the workshop with an action plan to use specific tools and techniques to handle difficult conversations successfully. Earn 6 PDUs.

Difficult Conversations is a six-hour program to hone your skills.  You will learn more about:

  • What are difficult conversations?
  • What makes them so difficult?
  • The dynamics of difficult conversations
  • The stake model
  • What’s required for difficult conversations?
  • Keys to effective difficult conversations
  • Planning for a real, difficult conversation

Difficult Conversations will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012, from 9:00am - 3:30pm at Brandman University 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Room 120, Irvine, CA 92618.

Workshop Price: $395

Register Now at:  Difficult Conversations Workshop

New Tool for Achieving Your Vision of Success in 2012

Business World Rising's Vistas Advantage Journal

Looking for an effective and easy-to-use tool that will help you be more successful in 2012? Hot off the press, our Vistas Advantage Journal is a spiral bound guided journey designed to help you focus on your personal and professional goals, your leadership development and success.

The Vistas Advantage Journal is intended to be a dynamic experience. You'll be pleasantly surprised by how your ability to cope with issues improves, your problem solving skills are sharpened and your leadership skills blossom as you reflect, express your thoughts and learn more about yourself.

This journal gives you a forum to define your vision of success and map the path to achieve it.  The Vistas Advantage Journal is available now for only $24.95. For more information and to purchase your own Vistas Advantage Journal, please visit:  Vistas Advantage Journal


Business World Rising, Inc. is a leadership development firm and your one-stop resource for leadership development services.  Business World Rising, Inc. is dedicated to building stronger, more innovative and inclusive leadership teams. We offer a comprehensive suite of services including educational peer mentoring forums, leadership development workshops, business transformation consulting and executive coaching services. For more details, please visit us at, contact us here, or call us at 949-698-7662.