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NSA Houston Professional Workshop - January 2019 Jessica Pettitt - Do YOU!

January 19, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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The United Way
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007


Jessica asks, "Do you know what differentiates you from other speakers or trainers in your topic area? Do you really?" Be prepared for a highly interactive, high energy, humorous morning where NO question is off limits as she leads an exercise to help you know how to lean on what makes you YOU and not THEM.

Participants will:

  1. clearly identify their points of distinction
  2. grow their realm of influence in their niche market
  3. develop executable tangible projects to collaborate on and contribute to their area of expertise

Do You!

Do You! Is a repeatable systematic process that allows solo-preneurs, like professional speakers, like me, to lean into their strengths, differentiate them from the competition, collaborate with others, and contribute to a larger realm of influence. By growing an authentic network of like-minded and energized folks, you get to showcase your unique qualities, support others, and build your personal brand with integrity.

Do You! No one else can.

This process has been articulated so that each user can individually customize it to their own unique niche markets. As an added bonus, users get additional resources, handouts, and videos, as well as my individual undivided attention.

Don’t spend money or time building something new, when what you already have going for you, someone else already wishes they could access. Doing the best you can with what you have some of the time is far more effective and will separate you from the pack.

About Jessica Pettitt

It is through Jessica’s work in Student Affairs, as a college administrator, in South Carolina, Oregon, New York, and Arizona, that she realized her love for the conversations across difference.  As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria, Social Justice Training Institute Alumna, and a Certified Speaking Professional, Jessica has taken the typical diversity talks to the next level of social justice conversations examining privilege, oppression, entitlement, and our collective responsibility to make change while connecting difficult topics with employee retention, crisis management, and increasing innovation and profits.

Referred to as the “Margaret Cho” of Diversity Trainers, Jessica blends politics, humor, identity, and local flair with big city passion and energy through direct, individualized, and interactive conversations.  Her workshops, seminars, and keynotes don’t just leave participants invigorated but inspired and motivated to follow through with action to create change.  Having traveled and lived in a variety of communities and environments all over the world, while also engaging with education as student, teacher, administrator, and active community member, Jessica uses her take on life to lead participants through a safe but confrontational process of examination, self reflection, and open dialog that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

Responses to Jessica’s programs are overwhelmingly positive and include comments such as, comments ranging from, “This was awful – I never had to think so hard while laughing!” to “I can’t believe my boss brought, her – thanks for actually treating us like adults,” to “She answered all of my questions knowledgeably and without making me feel dumb for asking.”

With her attention now turning to larger associations and corporate leadership, Jessica is pulling from the past 15 years of direct experience to lead teams to try instead of avoiding a stretch.  It is in this trying that clients uncover a deeper sense of belonging, resourceful collaboration opportunities, and reignite their creativity and innovative ideation.  Learning, feeling, and being Good Enough Now allows for teams to do the best they can with what they have and persist long into the future no matter the crisis, topic, or challenge.

Graduating from the University of South Carolina with an M.Ed in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis in Crisis Management, Jessica pulls together lessons from teaching History and English in the classroom as well as those from the stand up comedy stages of New York City to bring real and actionable results to meeting rooms and board tables.  She is well published, including multiple DVD and online training courses, curriculum guides, and a book, Good Enough Now, that makes the abstract actionable.


8:15 – 8:45 am  New Member Guest Orientation

(If you want to learn more about NSA and NSA Houston, be sure to indicate on your registration that you plan to attend this free, pre-program event.)

8:30 – 9 am  Check In, Networking, Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 am  Featured Program

10:30 – 10:45 am  Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45 am  Featured Program Continues

11:45 am – 12 pm Closing Exercise/Announcements


Be sure to pre-register for this popular program!  Deadline for pre-registration is Friday, January 18 at 8:30am.  After that, late registration and at-the-door prices are $10 more!


$59.00 Non-Member / Return Guest
$69.00 after 09:00 am January 18

$47.00 NSA Houston Member
$57.00 after 09:00 am January 18

$47.00 NSA Houston Member
$57.00 after 09:00 am January 18

$0.00 All Access Pass Member Ticket

$39.00 First Time Guest