Mental Fitness and Changemaking: UK Women’s Forum February Professional Development Sessions

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (February 8, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum is delighted to announce two professional development sessions in February. These sessions are free and open to the entire UK community.

From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday February 11, the UK Women’s Forum will host Marian Fish Guinn of MG Coaching and Consulting for a virtual presentation entitled “Mental Fitness: How to Grow Core Mental Muscles to Thrive in Challenging Times”. In this presentation, Marian will introduce you to research-based tools for meeting life’s challenges with a more positive mindset and less stress. Register for this free virtual event here:

Then, from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, February 25, Rikketta Franklin will host the Coffee & Connect virtual conversation, “Being a Changemaker.” After this discussion, participants will have the knowledge to create and foster communities of respect by establishing core values, understanding active participation and collaboration. Register for this free virtual event here:

Marian Guinn, Partner, MG Coaching and Consulting, has a passion for leadership and believes that a focused effort to enhance the capability of leaders is essential to future success. Marian has completed a postgraduate certification in Executive Coaching from the College of Executive Coaching and holds an MBA from the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics. She holds the title of PCC, Professional Coach Certification from the International Coach Federation.

Prior to founding MG Coaching and Consulting, Marian gained real-world experience with leadership and management roles, first at UK HealthCare as Director of Fund Development, and most recently as CEO of God’s Pantry Food Bank, where she successfully ran the food bank for 19 years. through multi-million dollar campaigns, building projects and significant program growth.

Marian is Past Chair of the KNN Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the ICF Bluegrass Chapter Board of Directors. She is a former member of the Gatton College MBA Advisory Board. Marian has been recognized as one of Central Kentucky‘s Most Influential Leaders by the Lexington Herald-Leader, inducted into the Gatton College of Business and Economics Hall of Fame, and received the Distinguished Nonprofit Leadership Award from the Kentucky Nonprofit Network.

Rikketta C. Franklin is a native of Flint, Michigan, and began her professional career in higher education as a Student Outreach Specialist with TRiO at her Alma mater at Lincoln University in Missouri. It was there that she discovered her passion for working with non-traditional students like herself. His journey to Kentucky began with a resident manager position in the UK. In her capacity as Complex Director, Rikketta has worked with the First Generation and Agriculture Living Learning Programs to help coordinate specialized programs to create supportive communities that focus on helping students. to lead a productive life.

Currently, she is the Violence Response Coordinator at the VIP Center in the UK. In this role, she engages and educates faculty, staff, and professional students on topics surrounding interpersonal violence. As well as working in the UK, Rikketta is also the proud owner of Cynette Tutelage and Consulting, LLC. Her company works with others to develop and implement educational workshops, create graphic and visual materials, and offer creative consulting services.

Rikketta’s background includes a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Adult Education and Training from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a major in Vocal Music and Philosophy from Lincoln University in Missouri.

Please visit the UK Women’s Forum website for details of these and future flagship events, as well as the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award.

Questions about these events can be directed to [email protected]

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