How is your team performing today? How are you grooming them to lead your company’s growth in the future? Jacquie Fazekas believes that developing future talent today is one of the most critical strategic initiatives a housewares company should have. In this session, she will offer leadership “Watch-outs,” tips to avoid the effects of poorly groomed and motivated talent, and “Must-dos” for your talent to thrive. Learn what tomorrow’s leaders want from their companies today, and what you can do to foster leadership skills on your team to better hire, retain and grow your future talent pool.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Consultant, Former Retailer
Jacquie Fazekas is a 30-year retail veteran of the housewares industry and has worked in various sectors of retail, including discount, off-price, department stores and omni-channel. Her experience with top retailers including Walmart, Burlington Stores, JC Penney and Sears, gives her a unique perspective on how to develop talent from the ground up. Fazekas is passionate about mentoring, supporting and developing emerging leaders. She is a John C. Maxwell certified leadership coach, speaker and trainer, as well as a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is a published bestselling author, with two books available on Amazon and more on the way this year.
CHESS—Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession—is IHA’s annual senior-level conference for industry leaders. This strategic education and networking event of the year allows attendees to access high-profile industry experts directly and share information and ideas with other housewares and home goods decision-makers. Held every fall, CHESS attracts more than 150 chief officers of IHA’s most prominent member companies. The program includes Keynotes, panel discussions, general sessions and networking opportunities—the most valuable part of the 2-day event according to past participants.