National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
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Course Description

Dr. Kimberly Ventus-Darks on Communicating with Confidence
The Professional Woman’s Empowerment Tour

One of the best-loved trainers of our time, Dr. Kimberly Ventus-Darks brings warmth, wisdom and real-world solutions to her unforgettable training sessions. Whether she makes you laugh or makes you cry – and quite possibly both – you’ll never forget the day you spent with Dr. Kim.

Program Description   Meet Dr. Kimberly Ventus-Darks

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What You’ll Learn  

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Deeply moving and profoundly wise, Dr. Kim has inspired thousands of professionals to embrace change and take their lives in bold new directions. So if you’re ready to stand up, be heard, be respected, and become the confident, capable communicator you’ve always wanted to be ... Dr. Kim will put you on the path toward living the life of your dreams.

Only you can choose to change your life

Dr. Kim’s genius – her gift – is in motivating and inspiring professionals like you to think in extraordinary new ways and to make changes necessary for living a richer, fuller life.

But the choice to change is up to you. The crucial first step is to make a
commitment right now to attend this event.

Once you embark on this transformational journey with Dr. Kim as your guide, you will never again look at how you interact with others in quite the same way. She’ll broaden your perspective, expand your mind and show you how to see possibilities where others see only obstacles and problems.

“The Dr. Kim experience” will sweep you away!

To fully understand the rich intensity of “The Dr. Kim experience” – you have to witness it for yourself! Expect an exhilarating learning adventure where laughter rebounds off the walls and the excitement builds ... and builds ... and builds. Her memorable insights could fill a book of quotations, and every word rings with uncompromising wisdom and truth.

A commanding physical presence with a refreshingly bold style, Dr. Kim pumps up the room with enough positive energy to raise the roof. She is genuine, she is warm, and she is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with! Spending a day with Dr. Kim is a one-way ticket to enormous personal and professional growth.

Communication skills are just the beginning

In Communicating With Confidence, Dr. Kim takes you far beyond what you’d normally cover in a traditional communications program. With her trademark no-nonsense approach, she demonstrates simple but remarkably effective techniques and responses for communicating with greater confidence and dealing with difficult people. You’ll learn how to find your true voice, how to speak up and be heard, how to resolve conflict quickly and how to stay calm and focused in a variety of tough situations.

Thanks to Dr. Kim’s keen observations into what makes people do the things they do, you’ll stop taking the comments and behaviors of others so personally – and stop wasting your precious time and energy on people who don’t really matter to you. What’s more, you’ll discover how to teach people to treat you with the respect you deserve from now on.

Relax! Refresh! Rejuvenate!

This event is not only empowering, exciting and fun, but it’s guaranteed to have a rejuvenating effect on you. Just imagine how relaxed and refreshed you’ll feel after an inspiring day away from ringing phones, office pressures, looming deadlines and on-the-job frustrations – a day spent learning and laughing, enjoying great camaraderie with professional women just like you.

When you attend this program, you’ll get the unprecedented opportunity to step back and really reflect, to look at where you are and where you want to go. This celebrated motivational expert will help you envision the life you’ve always wanted and will put you on a path that will lead you to greater success, prosperity and peace of mind.

The chance of a lifetime to hear Dr. Kim in person

The Professional Woman’s Empowerment Tour is attracting sell-out crowds as word of mouth about Dr. Kim’s extraordinary message spreads across the country. She is quickly earning the same spectacular reviews internationally that she enjoys in the United States, which means the chance to hear her in your city may not come again anytime soon.
Don’t run the risk of missing a life-changing day with a highly renowned motivator who’ll leave you forever changed. Take this important step, and make the commitment to embrace a confident new way of communicating, to live a richer, fuller life – and to be the person you’ve always dreamed of becoming!

You’ll love this event — in fact, we guarantee it!

Dr. Kimberly Ventus-Darks has inspired audiences across the country with her uncompromising wisdom and has trained thousands of professionals like you in how to communicate with greater confidence and to live a richer life. What’s more, she’s one of the most beloved speakers in the history of the National Businesswomen’s Leadership Association – an exceptional motivator you’ll never forget. We’re so positive you’ll be absolutely delighted with the insight you’ll gain from this program that we stand behind it with our 100-percent
guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with your day of learning with Dr. Kim, we will refund your entire enrollment fee. Guaranteed!

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What You’ll Learn

  1. Communicate like a pro, with confidence and self-assurance.
  2. Stop giving unimportant people in your life the same energy and emotion
    you should reserve for those dearest to you.
  3. Develop greater confidence and inner strength.
  4. Master the top communication secrets successful people share.
  5. Communicate more assertively to get what you want at work and at home.
  6. Release emotional baggage that’s been holding you back.
  7. Say “no” without ever having to say the word “no.”
  8. Leave a lasting positive impression with your influence and finesse.
  9. Deal effectively with back-stabbers and gossips.
  10. Find your true voice; speak up and be heard.
  11. Be ready with step-by-step comebacks when you’re verbally challenged.
  12. Never again allow yourself to be hurt or angered by people or situations
    that don’t matter.
  13. Know the secret for getting your complaints across without complaining.
  14. Get people to be more direct with you so you won’t have to second-guess them.
  15. Learn how to stop taking things so personally.
  16. Banish negativity from your life – or at least minimize contact.
  17. Get a trouble-maker off your back immediately.
  18. Stop tears, anger, anxiety and other unwanted emotions – instantly.
  19. Deal effectively with a verbally abusive supervisor.
  20. Keep your reactions to conflict in check, rather than getting angry or emotional.
  21. Handle difficult workplace situations tactfully, with greater ease and less stress.
  22. Recognize the truth about people who are routinely rude to you and know how to put an end to their behavior.
  23. Never again dread communication situations that could turn unpleasant –
    you’ll be prepared to handle anything.
  24. Spend a rejuvenating day of self-discovery where the focus is on you.
  25. Dare to dream with your eyes wide open by fully imagining the life you want.


Meet Dr. Kimerly Ventus-Darks

A one-woman emotional typhoon who is taking America by storm,
Dr. Kimberly Ventus-Darks inspires awe as she shares her wisdom with professionals around the globe.

President of her own communications business, author, internationally renowned speaker, wife and mother, adjunct faculty member for four colleges, magazine advice columnist, national life strategist and former local TV talkshow host — she’s all that and so much more. From Honolulu to Boston and Green Bay to Tampa Bay, she has captivated audiences with her larger-than-life personality, bold style and no-nonsense approach to assertive communication, dealing with difficult people and resolving conflict.

“Dr. Kim,” as she is affectionately known, is a communications expert sought out by clients like Walt Disney, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, the State of Michigan, Army Corp of Engineers and dozens of others. Founder and president of Ventus-Darks Communications, she has coached thousands of people in personal and professional development topics. Her popular motivational CD, If I’m So Special Why Do I Feel Ordinary?, followed her debut audiocassette, Release It and Let It Go, and her popular No More Chains: the Real You – Getting It Back.

Holding a doctoral degree in interpersonal communication and administration from Union Institute, she is also degreed in business administration and has taught literature, English and public speaking on the college level. Her articles have been published in numerous national magazines and other publications, and she was a contributing author to the celebrated book, Wit and Wisdom From the Buppie Club.

Warm, funny and deeply moving, Dr. Kim has quickly become hugely in demand as a speaker, packing in eager crowds wherever she speaks. She was recently honored with an invitation to speak in South Africa, where she will be a presenter for Nelson Mandella.

Profoundly wise and an exceptional motivator, Dr. Kim is a commanding presence who connects with audiences in a way most speakers only dream of. Her empowering sessions are often described as “life-changing” and “transformational” as she encourages you to think in extraordinary ways — and to dare to take your life in bold new directions.

One of the NBLA’s best-loved trainers, she’ll make you laugh and make you cry with her uncompromising insight. Prepare for an exhilarating learning adventure you’ll never forget with the inimitable Dr. Kim!

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4 More Reasons to Enroll Today...

  1. You’ll get the rare chance to gain uncompromising wisdom from one of the greatest motivators of our time.
    This incredible tour is booked for only a limited number of dates in select cities. Dr. Kim is quickly becoming as celebrated internationally as a motivational speaker as she is in the United States, which means this is indeed a rare opportunity to attend one of her electrifying sessions.
  2. You’ll power up your confidence and communicate more assertively in every exchange.
    Helping professionals grow their confidence and become better communicators are among Dr. Kim’s specialties! You’ll be amazed at how much easier it will be to speak up and be heard, get your points across effectively, and deal with people you once found difficult to work with.
  3. You’ll expand your mind, broaden your perspective – and see your life in a whole new light.
    Dr. Kim encourages you to think about your job, your family, your challenges and your future in bold new ways. Prepare to gain the energy and insight you need to take your life in a different direction – one guaranteed to bring you greater joy, prosperity and peace.
  4. You’ll enjoy a rejuvenating day of camaraderie with fellow professionals – away from office pressures and demands.
    This incredibly energizing day with Dr. Kim and your peers will give you a much needed opportunity to really reflect on where you are in your life and to envision where you want to go. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn and you’ll leave refreshed and revitalized, ready for anything!

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

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8:30 a.m.

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Lunch is on your own.

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