Lunch & Learn: Doing More With Less: Real-Life Time Management That Works (LL518)
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Get tools to help you effectively meet the demands you face, without adding more hours to your work day. This presentation will address many topics that currently threaten to trip us up, such as procrastination, prioritization, meetings and more.

When: 09/18/2018
11:30 AM until 1:10 PM
Where: Via Webcast OR Onsite at LCPA Training Facility, 2400 Veterans Blvd, Ste 500, Kenner, LA 70062
Kenner, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Karen Johnson

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LCPA members $48
Non-members $70

In today’s work environment, increasingly we are expected to accomplish more and more with even less — sound familiar? Karen will give you tools to help you effectively meet the demands you face, without adding more hours to your work day. She will address many topics that currently threaten to trip us up, such as procrastination, prioritization, meetings and more….  Be sure to be on time!  (That’s tip number 1!)

Category: Personal Development

Meet Our Presenter

Karen Johnson, MBA, CPA, CGMA , Turn-Around CFO

Karen is proud to be the first FocalPoint Business coach in the state of Louisiana. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a May 2011 graduate of the Executive Track MBA program at LSU-Shreveport.

Karen established and managed a CPA practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she learned through experience the challenges and rewards of building, growing and selling a business. She worked with small "mom and pop" businesses as well as those with international branches. She spent many hours working with her clients on issues beyond the technical details of tax returns and financial statements. These relationships helped her establish the problem solving, marketing, negotiating and creative thinking skills needed to effectively function as a Certified FocalPoint Business Coach.

She also authored “Business is a Battlefield: Tales from the Trenches”, where she shares other real stories of real people in the business world.


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Category: Specialized Knowledge


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Claire Joyce, CPA • Associate Director
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Category: Management