Meeting/Event Information

    Southwest Meeting: Lead from Behind

    September 20, 2017
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    First Colony Library
    2121 Austin Parkway
    Sugar Land, TX 77479

    Due to renovations at our typical location we have temporarily moved the PMI Southwest Venue to:

    First Colony Library
    2121 Austin Parkway
    Sugar Land, Texas 77479

    If you will be attending this meeting, please register online. We are keeping attendance records online for PMI auditing purposes. Thanks!

    PMI Southwest Meeting Venue:

    Kim Sawyer

    Kim Sawyer has over twenty years of diverse business experience; he has started businesses, led companies, and been involved in almost every aspect of a business enterprise. In 2000, Kim took that expertise in leadership, professional and business effectiveness and entrepreneurship, and founded theWealthSource®, an executive and enterprise coaching firm. Under his guidance, they coach and facilitate key business people, teams and enterprises to create extraordinary wealth – in all its forms.  They accomplish this primarily by means of individual coaching, their Success-Group™ team coaching program and Enterprise Coaching™, their program to build a "Coaching Culture" in an organization. In addition, theWealthSource® facilitates meetings, management retreats and learning events and provides specialty training in coaching and leadership skills.

    Kim’s professional mission is to integrate the development of emotional, relational and business competencies to enhance bottom line performance. He is known for challenging and guiding people to consider new perspectives, alternate ways of thinking and innovative actions. To achieve his mission, Kim has created a diverse set of proprietary tools for responding to often daunting challenges and changes. 

    In the first phase of his career, Kim founded, served for ten years as the C.E.O. of and in 1998 profitably sold his company, Muscles for Hire, L.L.C., a commercial and residential specialty service provider. Features in the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Business Journal are a testament to his leadership and the company’s successes

    Kim holds a BBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and an MS in Organizational Development from the University of Texas. He is an ICF Certified Coach and Certified Birkman Consultant.

    He has been published and interviewed in the Houston Chronicle and other news publications, appeared on CNN Business Radio and speaks frequently to companies and professional and industry organizations across the country.

    Kim has a keen interest in philosophy, spirituality, poetry, science, and technology. He has traveled broadly and served his country in the US Army. Kim resides in Houston, TX with his beautiful wife, awesome young son, and two cuddly pit bulls - a wonderful family whom he loves deeply.

    A representative sample of Kim’s clients include: Continental Airlines, JP Morgan Chase Bank, British Broadcasting Corporation, IBM; Chevron, Trans-Ocean; AET Tankers, Spectra Energy, Winstead, Sechrest and Minick Law Firm, Rice University’s Jones School of Business, The City of Lake Jackson, Texas, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs – Houston and numerous regional entrepreneurs. 

    Topic Description: 

    LEADING FROM BEHIND: Covert Ops in Leadership aka Manage your Manager Without Getting Fired

    Have you ever left a job because of a boss who was a terrible leader?  Have you ever been kept from advancing in your career by a boss or company management?  Are you tired of giving away your power at work - of having your work, success and your career path be defined by bosses and management above you?  Do you want to discover the real source of true leadership?

    Join Kim Sawyer for an exploration into the concept and skills of Managing Up.

    With him, you will:

    • Question Authority: Explore the concept of leadership/influencing change.
    • Exercise Your Brain: Share and file a away a few new ideas.
    • Gear-up for Success: Take away a few valuable tools and tactics to employ or support others in doing so.

    This Session Qualifies for: 

    First Colony Library
    2121 Austin Parkway
    Sugar Land, Texas 77479

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    Professional Development Units (PDU) for PMI certified professionals:

    The introduction of the updated CCR system, has resulted in a much simpler procedure for claiming PDUs. As before, there are no specific PDU codes for events that award up to 2 PDUs. Each PMI Houston meeting with a 1-hour presentation, on a PM Talent Triangle topic, equals 1 PDU. (The category for each presentation will be indicated on the web-site)  This includes dinner meetings, pre-dinner meetings and meetings at any of PMI Houston's satellite venues.  If you attended both pre-dinner and dinner presentations, please submit 2 PDU claims following the process below for each presentation event.

    Procedure for getting PDU credit for PMI® Houston’s meetings towards the recertification of your PMI credential (PMP, PgMP, etc.):

    1. Go to and log in using your Username and Password.
    2. Select myPMI and click on “Report PDUs”
    3. Click on “Organization Meetings” and fill in the form.
    4. Organization Host " PMI Houston "
    5. Title  “Chapter Meeting”
    6. Meeting Number (Optional)  C012 (zero)
    7. Date Started Use Calendar to complete
    8. Date Completed Use Calendar to complete
    9. PDUs claimed - Enter 1, under the relevant category of the Talent Triangle. (Each 1 hr. presentation equals 1 PDU)
    10. Review the data entered, if correct click the box indicating "I agree this claim is accurate"
    11. Click Submit

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