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Event Sponsor:

Bank First National

4th Annual SOAR Event    |    April 19, 2018 

Register for the 4th annual SOAR event, sponsored by BankFirst National, on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan, Wis. 

Event Details:

  • Date:  Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Location:  Pine Hills Country Club


  • 12 p.m.   Registration and Lunch Buffet
  • 1 p.m.     Keynote Presentation with Break-Out Sessions (choose two) to follow
  • 4 p.m.     Networking Opportunities with Wine and Dessert Pairings
  • 5 p.m.     Raffle and Closing Remarks

Questions? Please contact Julie Steinert at  or 920-565-1023 ext. 2154.

Keynote Speaker:

Christine McMahon

Christine McMahon

Christine, part corporate leader, part mystic, helps others connect with their innate wisdom so they can live from the place of their true self.

Before launching her consulting and training business, Christine was a sales leader at three Fortune 50 companies – Procter & Gamble, Slim-Fast Foods and Nabisco – where she developed an impressive track record of developing talent and improving the bottom line. 

For more than two decades, Christine has helped business leaders build healthy cultures, attract and retain talent and increase revenue and profitability. She works with many Wisconsin-based companies, as well as larger corporations, including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Ingram Micro.

Christine is founder of the “Women Who Rock” club – an online free program designed to help women reflect, restore and renew. She is also a co-founder of the Leadership Institute of Wisconsin, is a 17-year columnist for BizTimes magazine and has held board positions with a variety of not-for-profit organizations. 

Presentation: “Whispers of the Heart: SOAR higher by connecting to your innate wisdom"

Innate wisdom resides within each of us and stands ready to guide us to our highest good as we make decisions, respond to challenges, sort through feelings and strive to reach new heights.

Demands in our day-to-day life often deaden the whispers of the heart, resulting in us feeling separated, alone and overwhelmed. Yet, we always have access to what we need, when we are open to receiving without judgment.  

During this program, you will deepen your connection to your innate wisdom and hear the whispers of your heart so you can receive the insight and guidance that are ready to be revealed.

Break-Out Sessions (choose 2):

Constance Alberts - "MONEY: The taboo topic nobody wants to talk about."

Constance Alberts

Constance, a community mortgage loan officer with Johnson Bank, has more than 20 years of experience as a financial literacy educator and coach in the metro Milwaukee area.

Among her areas of expertise are personal money management, goal setting, banking, saving and home ownership.

Currently, Constance works with a ministry called the Joseph Project, which helps connect Milwaukee’s unemployed or under employed workers with employers outside of Milwaukee in areas such as Sheboygan County. The program equips workers with soft skills training and transportation.

She also volunteers with VITA initiatives, serving as senior tax preparer, site coordinator, trainer and lead quality controller.

Constance earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and her master’s degree in organizational leadership and quality control. She is married to an aspiring actor, has four adult children, 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is active in her church and community.

Presentation: “MONEY: The taboo topic nobody wants to talk about.”

The topic of Money is the most private issue for millions of people. Discussing one’s lack of savings or the financial health of one’s family is not done.  It is an intimate topic that in most cases is not discussed with your partner, children or parents. Each person goes through stages in their life and so should their money conversation. Starting the conversation is crucial for all generations of money users.

Kristina Filipovic - "Sales and Service: How one can't exist without the other. "

Kristina Filipovic

Kristina, senior account service executive for the Milwaukee Bucks, is in her seventh year working with Wisconsin’s NBA team.

While working toward her bachelor’s degree in sports studies and business management at Lakeland, Kristina landed an internship with the Bucks’ ticket sales department. That led to full-time employment as soon as she graduated, and she’s been rising in the organization since.

She says her favorite part of working with a professional sports organization like the Bucks is the great relationships she builds with the team’s passionate fans and ticket holders.

Presentation: "Sales and Service: How one can't exist without the other."

Sales and service are like a perfect marriage – they’re made for each other. Successful sales and service professionals are dynamic and possess strong people skills while also providing excellent customer service. When you register for this break-out session, Kristina will discuss what she has done to be successful in this competitive industry.

Lisa Stephan - "Embrace Your Five!"

Lisa Stephan

Lisa, a 25-year veteran of higher education, feels fortunate to have worked for Lakeland in a variety of roles, including as director of student activities, director of career development, as a student success and engagement coach, academic advisor and most recently, as the director of our Sheboygan Center for our Evening, Weekend & Online program. 

She has a great deal of passion for and commitment to personal and professional development, relationship building and growth opportunities. Lisa has taught career classes in Lakeland’s undergraduate and graduate programs, and is often a guest presenter in classes.

She earned both her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology and her master’s in counseling with an emphasis in higher education from Lakeland University. 

Presentation: "Embrace Your Five!"

Do you question your career choices, or wonder if you are using all of your gift and talents?  Do you ask yourself if there is more out there?  This is your opportunity to discover and start maximizing your natural talents, regardless of your life stage. Participants will take the CliftonStrengths assessment prior to the event and learn more about their five signature themes. We will talk about the 34 themes and receive a basic understanding of this valuable tool. The results are exciting and invigorating, and provide a context for thriving as you embrace your strengths! When you register for this breakout session, you will be emailed a unique access code to complete the assessment. Results will then be discussed at the SOAR event.

Sara A. Suckow - "Reinventing Yourself"

Sara A. Suckow

Sara, HR Manager at Saco Polymers in Sheboygan, Wis., has more than 25 years of experience in many HR disciplines.

Her breadth of knowledge includes talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, safety, performance management, succession planning, training and mergers and acquisitions at companies in various industries such as plastics manufacturing, building stone, food and health care.

Sara earned her bachelor of science degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in leadership and organizational development from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wis.

She serves on the board of directors for the Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County, on the RCS advisory board and as a member of the talent committee for FaB Wisconsin.

In the past, Sara was president of the Sheboygan Area Society of Human Resource Management.

She loves to run, garden, read and spend precious time with family and friends. Currently, she lives in Plymouth with her husband, Don, and young adults Donovan and Davis. 

Presentation: "Reinvent Yourself"

We could all use more calm, less clutter – and I don’t mean physical clutter.

Are there times when you wish you could just wipe the slate clean and start over? Eliminate bad habits and foster new, good ones?

Companies reinvent themselves all the time when they feel a need to. What is preventing individuals from doing the same? The answer is nothing!

Inspired by the book, “The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg, we will explore how you will reinvent yourself and become who you want to be.


SOAR, Lakeland University's professional women's network, is committed to facilitating the professional development of women while serving as a strong networking organization that promotes business, community and social relationships. 

Register below - we look forward to seeing you there! 

**Registration deadline: Friday, April 6.**

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