FOCUS on Policy: Making Difficult Leadership Decisions
Date(s) - December 02, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This event will be presented virtually; Zoom link and details will be sent with your final confirmation ahead of the event.
Making difficult decisions has always been a part of leadership. For leaders thrust into a global pandemic, those decisions have taken on even greater weight, affecting not only the future of our organizations but also the health of our employees, customers/clients and the community at large.
Join us for our next FOCUS on Policy for some real talk about making decisions when the stakes are high. Hear from area leaders about their experiences, including:
- Tackling decisions that feel “out of your league,” whether you’re dealing with a lack of data, knowledge or experience
- Communicating decisions in a constantly shifting environment
- Keeping operations moving forward while also looking out for your team (and caring for your own needs)
Come for their stories and leave with powerful insights on how you can lead authentically and effectively in these uncertain times.
- Tosha Anderson, Founder & CEO, The Charity CFO
- Kwofe Coleman, Managing Director, The Muny
- Rebeka Garcia Cook, Founder, Green Boat Executive Coaching & Consulting
- Shayn Prapaisilp, Co-owner, Chao Baan
FOCUS members – $10 (must log-in to access discounted pricing)
Nonmembers – $30
About the Panelists
As Founder & CEO of The Charity CFO, Tosha Anderson has committed her career to working with nonprofits across the United States, with a focus on financial thought leadership, unique accounting guidance, and fiscal management. Prior to this role, Tosha spent more than 15 years working alongside nonprofits in many capacities, including as an auditor, as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as a prominent board member, as a dedicated volunteer, and as a knowledgeable consultant. She holds a master’s in business administration from Webster University, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Louis University. Additionally, she is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Kwofe Coleman began his Muny career in 1998 as an usher and has served as the managing director since 2018. Over the last two decades, he has held several other positions at The Muny, including staff accountant, house manager, digital communications manager and director of marketing and communications. Among his current duties, he oversees the organizational, financial and business affairs of The Muny, while creating strategic initiatives to expand and deepen community engagement, educational and outreach efforts. He was a 2018 Fellowship Advisor for The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland and is the current President-elect of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Musical Theatres (NAMT). He serves on the Advisory Board for Common Circles and the Advisory Council for Cor Jesu Academy. He is a Founding Board Member for Atlas School and a mentor for The Urban League’s Save our Sons program. He is the recipient of the St. Louis American’s Salute to Young Leaders Award and an inductee into the 2019 St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 under 40.
Rebeka Garcia Cook helps create sustained outcomes for leaders and the systems they impact. From her public health background, she takes a systems approach to both navigating and creating change. As an executive coach Rebeka draws out the leadership genius of executives, emerging leaders, entrepreneurs, and community leaders as they determine paths forward. She brings clarity, resiliance, and even joy into the leadership journey. Rebeka is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Public Health with a joint M.P.H. in Behavioral Science and Epidemiology and additional doctoral work in Epidemiology. Rebeka is a Townsend Certified Executive Coach.
Shayn Prapaisilp is the Chief Operating Officer for STJ Group Holdings LLC, his family’s company specializing in food and beverage concepts. Currently their holdings include two international supermarkets as well as four restaurants. Shayn received a bachelors of arts in political science from The George Washington University and a masters of science in Public Service Management from DePaul University. Shayn serves on the boards of FOCUS St. Louis, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, and formerly as President of the St. Louis Young Democrats.