Competitive Edge Series

Here is a listing of some of our more recent Competive Edge events.

Assessing Leadership - Looking At You And Those Around You

Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

11:30am - 1:30pm

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Participate in an interactive experience where you will:

  • Learn about yourself as a leader.
  • See what you appreciate about others’ leadership.
  • Assess your strengths and opportunities as a leader.
  • Engage in thought provoking questions that will open your eyes.
  • Be challenged and edified by those around you.

Featured Speaker

Amy Modglin – President and CEO, Modglin Leadership Solutions

Amy Modglin is certified by John C. Maxwell as a coach, speaker and trainer. She has worked with several organizations coaching and facilitating workshops on leadership, culture and communication both locally and globally.

Currently, as President and CEO of Modglin Leadership Solutions, a people investment company, Amy leads transformation by designing, building and remodeling people’s lives through leadership and growth.

Amy holds a MA in Organizational Leadership and BS in Organizational Leadership and Management from Regent University and is a certified DISC Behavioral Analysis Consultant. She serves as a Board Member for the International Women’s Baseball Center and is a member of the John Maxwell President’s Advisory Council, Forbes Coaches Council, and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Community Outreach Committee. She has also had numerous articles published in Forbes and in John Maxwell’s blog, The Leading Edge.

Lunch Sponsor

Food for this event is generously being provided by Outback Steakhouse.

Cultivating Customer Experience

Tue., Jun. 11, 2019

11:30am - 1:30pm

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Join the Chamber for our monthly Competitive Edge Series featuring a panel discussion with customer experience experts including representation from Chick-fil-A, Publix, and USAA. They will highlight their organization’s customer experience philosophy and how they implement it as well as the process of training their employees and ensuring quality control throughout their brand.

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how you can improve the customer experience at your organization.
  • Discover the must-have elements for the best customer experience.
  • Understand how to train your staff and equip them with ways to provide the best customer experience.

Panelist Companies


Fighting for Freedom: How Businesses Can Become Champions Against Human Trafficking

Tue., May 14, 2019

11:30am - 1:30pm

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Every year, more than 300,000 American children are at-risk of being sexually exploited. While human trafficking in the United States is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises, organizations like Selah Freedom are bringing proven solutions to save lives. Today, more and more businesses are joining the fight against human trafficking and making a difference in their communities. With companies like Marriott International, Delta Airlines and AirBnb training hundreds of thousands of employees on the issue of human trafficking and the signs to look out for, major corporations are demonstrating their commitment to protecting their clients and their brand.

It's more important than ever for business leaders to unite against this epidemic. By training and engaging employees across every sector of business, leaders are empowering their teams to not only understand the issue, but be a part of the solution.

*Food for this event is generously being provided by Goodwill-Suncoast

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the root of human trafficking and how this issue affects every zip code in America.
  • Engage in the conversation about best practices for business owners to educate their staff on human trafficking.
  • Unite with Selah Freedom and have their staff train your employees.


Sarah Pretorius
Executive Lead and Advocacy and Awareness Coordinator
Selah Freedom

Misty LaPerriere
National Law Enforcement Liaison and Trainer
Selah Freedom


Julia Gorzka Freeman
National Director of Philanthropy
Selah Freedom

Brandi Bynum
Blue Campaign Lead Campaign Coordinator
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Confident and Effective Presenting

Tue., Apr. 16, 2019

11:30am - 1:30pm

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

As professionals, we present ourselves and our message daily — in a myriad of situations: from meeting a prospect for lunch, to introducing ourselves at a networking event, to making presentations and speeches, to hosting or participating in video webinars and meetings.

In any situation, we want to come across as confident, credible, and engaging. This workshop will equip you with these skills and more.

During this workshop, you will discover how to:

  • Create and prepare your presentations—staying on track and with your audience continually in mind.
  • Professionally present yourself and effectively present your message. (This will include virtual presentations from your company or home office—framing the shot and preparing the background.).
  • Foster audience engagement and retention with questions, participation, stories, and accountability.
  • Clearly and continually communicate the purpose of the presentation and end with an action step or a conclusion that cements that purpose.

Featured Speaker

Elizabeth MacDonald – Speaker, Author and Founder, The Verbal Edge

Elizabeth (Liza) MacDonald transforms professionals who are already good communicators into even better ones.

She is a communication skills specialist, founder of The Verbal Edge, speaker, and author of the book Sharpen Your Verbal Edge: 101 Tips to Enhance Your Professional Communication Skills, which gives professionals tips on correct grammar usage; the power of words; video interviewing; successfully tackling elevator speeches, presentations, professional emails; and tactfully confronting clients and colleagues.

Passionate about equipping others, Elizabeth provides consultations to individuals and presents customized workshops to staffs and teams.