Everyone Communicates, Few Connect – Communicating and Leading for Results


When we have an idea, the first thing we do is communicate it. When we need help from others, the first thing we do is ask. There is a step between our idea and desires and communicating them. That missing link is connection. Ever wonder why some people seem to move forward in their careers while others seem stuck? Why no one seems to think your great idea will work? Why your team members don't seem to be paying attention? Why your team is not inspired and engaged? It is because people aren't connecting when they communicate and lead. Everyone talks, but talk is cheap and only yields limited results. Communication goes beyond techniques, body language, tone of voice and other mechanical methods. Learn the strategies to grow into a leader that can connect with others so that you can communicate in a way that gets your message across, inspires action from others and helps you achieve better results.

Session Objectives

  • Gain a new perspective on communication and leadership, and develop a fresh approach to communicating with others.

  • Learn the strategies to grow into a leader that can communicate in an authentic way that inspires action and yields results

  • Develop the skills necessary to lead others from a position of influence and gain results such as getting buy-in from above and below, completing projects successfully and on time, and leading teams successfully.



Kemi Sorinmade is the owner of the Growth studio, a performance improvement and leadership development firm based in Massachusetts. She partners with professionals and organizations to help them strengthen their leadership strategy so that they can improve their performance, navigate through difficult challenges and achieve greater effectiveness. She is certified as a leadership coach by the John Maxwell Leadership University and with over twenty years of combined experience as an engineer, project manager, process improvement leader, and entrepreneur she brings a unique perspective to her audiences. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University, Boston.


Date and Time:  
June 6, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 PM


5:50-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and light dinner
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking



Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Map and Parking Info

We appreciate The Broad Institute donating the use of their event space.  




WEST Members: $35; Non-Members: $55, Registration for the summer workshop series (6/6, 6/13, & 6/27) for members: $90

A light dinner will be served.