Making It Work is a live interactive series that brings together executives and entrepreneurs offering insight and advice to Maine’s business community.

First there was a pandemic, then a respite and now another surge. Connecting with each other is complicated. But there is advice for managers considering in-person or hybrid events and tips for people to maximize networking virtually. In fact, there are even some upsides.

Moderator Carol Coultas and panelists Stefa Normantas, co-owner of Green Tree Event Consultants,  and Jodi Flynn, executive coach with Women Taking the Lead and president of the board for the Maine Women’s Conference, share advice on making the most of who you know in the age of Covid.

About the panel:

Stefa Normantas, Co-owner, Green Tree Event Consultants

Stefa Normantas is a seasoned event manager and co-owner of the New England Products Trade Show/New England Made Shows and Green Tree Event Consultants/Giraffe Events, Maine-based event services companies. Whether directing a trade show or managing a conference for hundreds, Stefa enjoys the challenge of project management. She is the president of Saco Main Street, board member of Camp Neringa, former board member of the Pine Tree Society, Maine Marketing Association, and former president of the Ad Club of Maine. Stefa holds a dual undergraduate degree in Communications/Studio Art and master’s degree in Communications Management from Simmons College.

Jodi Flynn, Executive Coach, Women Taking the Lead

Jodi Flynn of Women Taking the Lead is an Executive Leadership Coach, Podcaster, Author, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator. Companies hire Jodi to partner with their female leaders to master their last promotion and thrive in Senior Leadership. She is the host of the critically acclaimed Women Taking the Lead podcast, and an Amazon bestselling author with her book, Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. She is the President of the board for The Maine Women’s Conference and has been featured in Entrepreneur and Forbes Magazine.

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