February 11, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Nick Fuhrman, Communications & Public Policy Director
Chamber Foundation Brews “Coffee With Covey” for Leader in Me™ Parents
BOWLING GREEN, KY—The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce announced today that visionary best-selling author, Sean Covey, will meet Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., for a complimentary coffee hour with parents of Bowling Green and Warren County schoolchildren who are experiencing The Leader in Me™ throughout the two school districts.
Through its not-for-profit foundation, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce embarked last year on a $3 million Capital Campaign to assure all schools in Bowling Green and Warren County can fully implement The Leader In Me™ program on all grade levels, kindergarten through twelfth grade. To date, over $900,000 has been pledged by area businesses, individuals and parents.
The “Coffee With Covey” session is being offered exclusively to parents so they can hear first-hand Sean Covey’s vision for the The Leader in Me™ program, which is based on the international bestselling and national bestselling books, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, written by his father, Dr. Stephen Covey, and The Seven Habits of Happy Kids, and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, authored by Sean Covey.
The “Coffee With Covey” will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8-o’clock a.m. at the Holiday Inn (Salon B), adjacent to the Sloan Convention Center. Throughout the day, Mr. Covey and First Lady Jane Beshear along with state officials will visit area The Leader in Me™ schools and attend the Leader In Me Symposium™ held at the Knicely Conference Center. In the evening, Mr. Covey and Mrs. Beshear will co-host an evening business strategy seminar based on The 4 Disciplines of Execution, Mr. Covey’s most-recent bestselling business strategy book, with all proceeds benefitting the Chamber Foundation’s Capital Campaign for The Leader in Me™.
About The Leader in Me™:
Bowling Green is nationally-recognized as the first community in the nation to underwrite a seamless K-12 system-wide implementation of The Leader in Me™. The Chamber is collaborating with the Bowling Green Independent Schools, the Warren County Public Schools and the FranklinCovey® organization to implement The Leader in Me™ in all local schools. With an integrated approach to teaching leadership using Dr. Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me uses the 7 Habits throughout its model—incorporating the language and concepts into everyday life. Using this model allows all involved to “put first things first,” “be proactive” and “think win-win.” The Chamber strongly believes that The Leader in Me prepares the future workforce by teaching children about leadership, accountability, teamwork and much more—all of which are integral skills for talent development. The Leader in Me will help our community differentiate itself from others as our workforce gains more skills that help companies compete in the global economy. For more information about the initiative, visit www.TheLeaderInMeSCK.com
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,100 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region. Visit www.bgchamber.com for more.
About Keynote Speaker Sean Covey:
Sean Covey is Senior Vice President of Innovations and Products at FranklinCovey®, a world-renowned organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations achieve greatness. Sean graduated from BYU with a degree in English and later earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. As the starting quarterback for BYU, he led his team to two bowl games and received numerous honors, including MVP. He is the author of Fourth Down and Life to Go, The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, and the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, which has sold over three million copies and was translated into more than fifteen languages and most recently #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller The 4 Disciplines of Execution. To learn more, visit www.4dxbook.com or www.seancovey.com.