Through the generous support of our sponsors, L’Evate’s Leadership Learning Series offers free seminars designed to educate and inform attendees Topics range from calculating ROI and process improvement to trend spotting and relationship building. Held to educate and inform participants who may be from within our organization or the community at large.

Navigating Difficult Conversations
Featuring BJ Keener

Oct 27, 2023
7:30 AM CT | Doors open
7:30 – 8:00 AM CT | Networking
8:00 AM CT | Program start
Hermitage Police Precinct – Community Room

Mark your calendars for Oct 27 when the Leadership Learning Series welcomes BJ Keener, Executive Director of the Donelson-Hermitage YMCA, who will be discussing how to navigate difficult conversations. How many times
have you either avoided a conversation or gotten in the middle of ‘talking things out’ and things go from bad to WORSE – explosions ensue and no one is getting anywhere except MORE FRUSTRATED and LESS PRODUCTIVE?!  If you’ve even been caught in this trap and
truly want to have productive AND respectful conversations – this is for YOU!!

Don’t miss out on this informative session – Register Today!

And come early for an opportunity to network! Doors open at 7:30 AM CT.

About our presenter

BJ Keener

Executive Director
Donelson-Hermitage YMCA
BJ is a branch executive with a passion for wellness and community. She believes in strengthening the foundations of community because it brings hope, health and strength to individuals and families. In addition to her role at the YMCA, BJ is active in
the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber and Women In Business (winning the Influential Women In Business:  Heart of Donelson Award in 2021). BJ holds a BS in Psychology and continues to teach yoga and maintain her Personal Training certification.

If you have questions about this or any session in our Leadership Learning Series, contact Deann Bradford at

Thank you for your attention and response, we look forward to seeing you!

See you there!

Deann Bradford