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Upcoming Speakers
February 10, 2023 Presentation:
"A Conversation With Boston Lyric Opera"
Nina Yoshida Nelsen
Messo-soprano & BLO Artistic Advisor 
& Sara O'Brien
Senior Director of Public Engagement
Go behind the scenes at Boston Lyric Opera, New England’s oldest and longest-lived opera company in a discussion featuring BLO Artistic Advisor Nina Yoshida Nelsen and Sara O’Brien, Senior Director of Public Engagement. Get an inside look at how this organization innovated during the pandemic and continues flourishing on and off the stage today while learning more about how the art form of opera thrives today.
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Previous Speakers
October 14, 2022 Presentation:
"Building Cross Cultural Bridges for Success"
Catherine Wilson
Program Director of Protocol, Stewardship, and Partnerships at University of Notre Dame

Catherine M. Wilson manages international visitor protocol and donor stewardship for Notre Dame International, working collaboratively with units across campus to develop strategic priorities for international visitors and to coordinate and execute event and protocol management for distinguished international visitors to campus. Before coming to NDI, she was director of special projects and media relations for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for the 60th Judicial Circuit of Indiana.

She earned both her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and her master’s in nonprofit administration magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a certificate in hospitality and tourism management from Florida Atlantic University. She is a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington®’s protocol officer training, and is licensed through PSOW as an intercultural protocol and etiquette trainer. She is also certified in GlobeSmart Profile and Inclusive Behaviors Inventory through Aperian Global.



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September 9, 2022 Presentation:
"Leverage the Power of Your Subconscious Mind"
Laura Noel
PGI Certified Coach, Trainer, Podcaster & Keynote Speaker

Laura Noel is a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and certified Proctor Gallagher Institute coach and facilitator who works with individuals, groups and companies in reaching their potential and achieving their personal and professional goals.  

She has been studying and teaching personal growth and leadership for over 27 years as she served in the military and has continued to develop her expertise through working with her mentor, who is world-renowned in human potential and success, Bob Proctor.

Laura is thrilled to help clients stretch their thinking and minds in a way that opens them up to new possibilities. This mental flexibility allows them to lead happy, healthy, more abundant lives.

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