In case you are new to Cedar Rapids, just getting into the workforce, or are finally getting in touch with ImpactCR you should probably know that we co-host a little thing we like to call Next Gen Summit or NGS with EPIC. First of all, if you don’t know what NGS is, it is a day long conference devoted to providing young pros with professional and personal development with breakout sessions on topics like entrepreneurship, leadership skills, social media, and so much more that I’m not going to tell you because you need to register and attend to find out. 😉 There are so many reasons why you and all other young professionals should know why NGS is kind of a big deal. Number one… not to brag or anything, but we have two amazing keynotes lined up for this year’s NGS 2014.
Speaking of keynotes, we are SO INCREDIBLY EXCITED AND HONORED to announce our midday keynote is… drumroll please… Tana Goertz. You may know her as a finalist and overall winner of the Street Smarts Team on NBC’s “The Apprentice” with none other than Donald Trump. Mr. Trump quotes her as being a woman that has,”that rare combination of laid-back charm and razor sharp execution. She doesn’t put up with nonsense,” (In Touch Weekly).
Now that you’re all like, “OK. Cool. An internationally-recognized reality star, entrepreneur, speaker, radio talk show host, author, project manager and business coach with a passion for people is going to come talk to us, but what does she do when she’s not hanging out with Donald.” So, I’m really not sure that she hangs out with Mr. Trump, but just sayin’… she did for 18 weeks.
Currently, Tana is sharing her message to “go out and be unforgettable.” Through her speaking engagements, Tana shares her tips on how to succeed in business and in life. She has become an accomplished professional speaker who aims to educate, motivate and inspire people to take action immediately through her highly energetic presentations. She also hosts a weekly radio segment titled, “Hey Tana Time” where she shares practical solutions to listeners’ everyday situations.
Next Gen Summit will be held on October 1st, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. To register, click here. This year’s Next Gen. Summit presenting sponsor is Kaplan University. Supporting sponsors are University of Iowa Community Credit Union and Van Meter Inc.