About Barbara Weaver Smith
Barbara Weaver Smith is the president and CEO of The Whale Hunters, is an author, consultant, speaker, and coach. Barbara held positions as an English professor, a college dean, and a nonprofit organization president before founding her first company in 1996. Informed by her leadership experiences in all economic sectors, Barbara’s mission is to support women to achieve exceptional growth in their companies and organizations by doing bigger deals with bigger customers and partners.
Barbara Weaver Smith will be offering workshops in the following cities:
2009 Workshops and Events
In Phoenix, Arizona
May 19 - Whale Hunting - Vistage member-only workshop
May 20 - Whale Hunting - Vistage member-only workshop
May 21 - Whale Hunting - Vistage member-only workshop
In Indianapolis, Indiana
June 4 - Whale Hunting Women Summit - Indianapolis, IN - Open Registration
In Phoenix, Arizona - June 10 - Whale Hunting in Rough Waters - Women Presidents Organization members-only
June 15 - Reception - Business Clubs of America members-only
June 16 - Whale Hunting Introduction - Business Clubs of America-members & guests
As you can see Ms. Weaver Smith is very busy this season but hopes to talk with you about her organization and her book.
ABOUT WHALE HUNTING WOMEN
Whale Hunting Women, a power network of women who do big deals and women who want to learn from them. Members hear and share remarkable stories from Whale Hunting Women and about Whale Hunting Women in all fields of endeavor. Whale Hunting Women celebrates and supports the women who do big deals in business and community.
Women do big deals every day – with grace, strength and passion. With teamwork and teaching and inclusion. With partners and allies and friends. Sometime we don’t think our big deals are big enough; sometimes we take them for granted.
Maybe you are wondering – why whale hunting? We founded the The Whale Hunters based on true stores of how the Inuit people of the far northwest coast of Alaska hunted whales, early each spring. Theirs is a remarkable story of courage, preparation, and collaboration. Everyone in the village took part; everyone had an essential role. In a tiny boat they set out to land the largest creature on earth. Why did they take these risks? Because a whale would feed their village for an entire year!
In June 2008, the inaugural Whale Hunting Women event occurred in Indianapolis. Over 180 women joined together to launch Whale Hunting Women and learned:
- What is whale hunting? A powerful metaphor and how-to process for doing big deals in business and community.
- Why women’s talents and preferences make them such good whale hunters?
- How to apply
- The Whale Hunting Process to succeed big deals in business and community
Motivational stories from Whale Hunting Women, including Lyn St. James, Indianapolis 500 driver and Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman
- How to fully utilize the Whale Hunting Women network for learning, support, and motivation