The Way To Success Southern Methodist University.

The Fall 2019 TWTS begins August 24.

This free workshop series consists of nine compelling topics presented in the following series of workshops. You can earn the Certificate of Leadership and Global Engagement by participating in the full series of workshops.

Workshops begin at 11:00 am.
A light lunch is provided
Workshops conclude at 2:00pm

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August 24 - Workshop #1 Elements 1, 2
@ Crow 391
Topic 1: The Way to Success
Topic 2: A Life of Excellence - presented by Mr. Peyton Millinor

September 21 - Workshop #2 Elements 3, 4
@ Crow 0190
Topic 1: Servant Leadership - Mr. Aaron Farmer
Topic 2: Effective Communication - Ms. Margie Potter

October 26 - Workshop #3 Elements 5,6,7
@ Crow 0190
Topic 1: Dealing with Adversity and Conflict - Mr. Jim Wilson, Partner-New MainStream Capital
Topic 2: Emotional Intelligence

November 16 - Workshop #4 Elements 8,9
@ Crow 0190
Topic 1: Cultural Intelligence - presented by Mr. Brian Martin
Topic 2: Career Development

For more information contact:
Robert Taylor

Program presenters at SMU include:


Margie Potter is a career sales professional with over 20 years of experience in outside sales, retail sales and corporate sales training. She has a passion for customer service and deeply understands the importance of the personal relationship which stems from a thorough understanding of emotional intelligence, cultural IQ and above all, living a life that entails true servant leadership. Margie is currently the General Manager of Brighton Collectibles in Fort Worth, Texas, a retailer of women's luxury leather goods and jewelry. Margie graduated in 1999 with Bachelor's in Social Work and has been happily married to her Husband Dan for 24 years. She enjoys a life of serving, loving and sharing her joy with the world around her.

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Brian has worked in the IT sector for nearly twelve years. After starting in web applications quality assurance, he moved into project and program management and has worked in the energy industry for nearly ten years. He specializes specifically in Agile frameworks for software delivery, specifically Scrum. He currently works for Vistra Energy, an integrated power production company based in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Brian holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Communications from The University of Texas in Austin; he also spent two years overseas in China where he studied Mandarin Chinese.

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Jim Wilson is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer for NMS Capital, a New York-based private equity firm with over $700 million in assets under management.  Prior to joining NMS, Jim served as SVP/Chief Financial Officer for Haas Wheat & Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm.  During his 20 years in private equity, Jim has been responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, overseeing due diligence activities and leading the financial reporting investor communication functions for these firms.

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Peyton Millinor, Finance, Private Equity and Commercial Real Estate Investment Professional and Principal of PM|RE Consulting.  In 2018, Mr. Millinor formed an advisory and consulting practice,  PM|RE Consulting, offers his depth of experience within the commercial real estate investment realm to clients as they assess acquisitions, dispositions and value, maximization of their real estate assets and real estate loans.