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Career Webinar: "Communicate Like the Leader You Are" with Amber Fogarty


Effective communication is one of the hallmarks of leadership, but the reality is that many leaders communicate primarily from their own comfort zone. The best leaders have a high level of self-awareness and the ability to adapt their communication style to the needs of the audience. This webinar will focus on becoming a more effective communicator by striving to understand your own communication style and the styles of others. Learn how to communicate like the leader you are!

Amber Fogarty is a partner and the chief people officer for SOS Leadership Institute, an organization committed to developing leaders that make a difference. SOS Leadership was recently honored by the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce with an award for FAVE Professional Development Source. Amber strives to empower and equip leaders to make a difference through coaching, training, and facilitation. Her primary area of focus is women’s leadership development, guiding women leaders through the process of understanding and owning their unique leadership style. Amber created the SOS Gr8 Women Leaders Program, a thriving year-long leadership program designed specifically for women who are committed to personal and professional growth, goal achievement, and learning. She also founded Austin Leading Ladies, a movement of dynamic, driven women who meet monthly to bring their leadership to life.

Amber has served as an adjunct faculty member for the School of Management and Business and the New College Program at St. Edward’s University, as well as the College of Business at Concordia University. She is also a specialty coach for the MBA+ Leadership Program at The University of Texas at Austin, which serves MBA students in the McCombs School of Business.

Prior to joining SOS Leadership, Amber spent eleven years as a marketing communications professional for both the nonprofit community and for-profit organizations. She currently serves as the board secretary for Mobile Loaves and Fishes, as well as a volunteer for the Outreach and Education Work Group for the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO). She is a proud alumna of the Leadership Austin Emerge Program and has served as a mentor for the Austin Young Chamber’s Apprentice Austin Program.

Amber received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and an MBA with a specialization in marketing from St. Edward’s University and a Master of Arts in philanthropy and development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Contact Information
Primary Contact
McCombs Alumni
Date & Location
Date: 3/20/2014
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Online