Briefly In Business

August 12, 2010
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Business Club presents Burgess

The Laguna Beach Business club meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hotel Laguna, to hear a presentation by business consultant Rochelle Burgess.

Burgess will present "Managing Your Energy Instead of Your Time," geared toward the small business owner and employee. She will discuss:

How to find the energy to finish the projects that matter first.

How to overcome procrastination.

How to overcome the time robbers that drain our energy; and

How to replenish your energy.

Burgess is the founder and principal of Innovative Partners in HR & Leadership, supporting small to mid-size businesses in hiring, government compliance, and employee motivation. She also develops leadership training programs for stand-alone divisions of larger companies. She has more than 30 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies, specializing in employee selection and retention, as well as team building, employee relations and morale, performance management, and leadership development.

Burgess is a faculty member at Chapman University, in the Business Leadership degree program for adults returning to school. She is also pursuing a doctorate degree, with a dissertation on the Mix of the Four Generations in the Workplace, specifically communication and feedback between Gen-X managers and Gen-Y employees.


She has conducted training and keynote presentations for a wide variety of industry, business and professional organizations and recently contributed to a book aimed at people who transition in mid-career. The book is titled, "ADAPT! How to Survive and Thrive in the Changing World of Work."

The Laguna Beach Business Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Hotel Laguna. The cost is $25 including a buffet breakfast. The public is welcome to attend. For reservations, send an e-mail to: or contact Rick Cirelli at (949) 494-4701 or For more information about the club, visit


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