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JUL
03
2018

Mastering the Art of Storytelling

What’s your story? Why do you exist? Why are you here? Why are you better than AND different from every other option that exists? And, can AND DO your employees, partners, and clients tell the same story? ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦  Last week I had the privilege
MAY
15
2018

The Art of Giving: Exploring the Rockefeller’s $832M Art Auction for Charity

I was privileged to attend a panel discussion for collectors and philanthropists hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas in April. I learned all about the thinking and process to use art for charitable giving. Most of you may be aware of the most significant charity auction
MAR
27
2018
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A Nugget, A Need, A Mindful Moment: Women’s Networking at Its Finest

There is something about a room full of women determined to lift up the those around them that is both inspiring and energizing.  In honor of  Women’s History Month, I found myself in such an atmosphere in the home of a dear friend as we gathered with approximately 40 other
NOV
27
2017

Mind Reading for Managers: It’s possible to create a culture that promotes engagement and productivity

In today’s blog, MPD Ventures Intern Katherine Wilkes shares key takeaways from Pearson Partners International’s HR Roundtable event featuring Ignite Global. Mind Reading for Managers I recently attended a DFW HR Roundtable event hosted by our client Pearson Partners
SEP
20
2017

Awe & Disgust, Creativity & Planning: Event tackles if we can really LIVE and PAY for the life we want

We were honored to have the opportunity to participate in planning and promoting an event hosted by our client, Brennan Financial Services, at the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) office yesterday. The luncheon, Money + Mindset: Creating a happier future by aligning your
SEP
13
2017

The Value of Breakfast Networking Events: An Intern Perspective

In today’s blog we’re pleased to introduce MPD’s newest intern, Katherine Wilkes. A recent Texas A&M graduate (yes, we’re up to two Aggies for those counting), you’ll get to know her this fall as she works on supporting our client projects. While she has only joined us last
MAY
25
2017

Together We Dine: A Candid Conversation on Race Relations

Recently, I joined with Dallas-area leaders to embark on a candid discussion on race relations as part of the Year of Unity project event, “Together We Dine.” The brainchild of Reverend Richie Butler, Year of Unity is a collaborative movement among Dallas-area religious,
MAR
28
2017

What Do The City of Terrell and Sir Winston Churchill Have in Common?

Most know the U.S. joined WWII a few years after it began. But did you know that earlier we participated through the Lend-Lease Act of 1941, a means for the U.S. to provide military aid to foreign nations during the war? The United Kingdom recognized they would need to train a
FEB
24
2017

Celebrating Attitudes & Attire’s 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

A charitable event like no other, Attitudes & Attire hosted their 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show today. Some 700 of us packed the Dallas Market Center to listen to powerful client stories, celebrate award winners, look at fashion, dine on a scrumptious veggie plate,
NOV
08
2016

Grammar Errors, Funnel Cakes & Fun: MPD’s 11th Annual State Fair of Texas Outing

It’s fall in Dallas and everyone knows what that means (or in this case meant): State Fair of Texas. Our team at MPD Ventures Company scooted over on the last Friday it was open for our annual office fair day. We asked one of our fabulous interns, Hailee Binet, to do the honors
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