Spirit of Women Program Offers ‘Power of Positive Confrontation’

WEST BROOKFIELD — Learning to confront others is a key element of professional and career development. Yet, when slighted, taken advantage of, or treated rudely, most people will pretend to ignore the situation, complain to others, or lose their temper. They often miss the most effective strategy of all: confronting positively.

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital’s Spirit of Women Program will present Barbara Pachter and the “The Power of Positive Confrontation” on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Salem Cross Inn, 260 Main St., West Brookfield.

During this special event based on Pachter’s highly acclaimed book The Power of Positive Confrontation, participants will assess their confrontational styles and learn a practical step-by-step guide to dealing with difficult situations.

Throughout her 25 years in business, Pachter has had several career firsts, including being the first woman photographer for one of the country’s largest newspapers, and delivering the first-ever seminar for businesswomen in Kuwait. Photography taught Pachter to ‘see,’ and she has used that skill in business to help men and women present themselves more professionally in today’s workplace. As a leading business-etiquette and communications expert, she has given more than 2,100 presentations throughout the world. Regularly quoted in newspapers and magazines including the Wall Street Journal and O magazine, Pachter has also appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and NBC’s Today show.

Spirit of Women is a program specifically designed for women, offering monthly seminars with direct access to physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals, and the latest women’s health information in a comfortable and lively setting. The program is designed to increase knowledge of women’s health issues and provide information needed to make the best health decisions.

The fee to attend The Power of Positive Confrontation is $25 for Spirit of Women Members and $45 for non-members. The registration fee includes program materials and dinner. For more information, to register, or to become a Spirit of Women member, visit baystatehealth.org/spiritofwomen or call Baystate Health Link (413) 967-9077 or (800) 377-4325.

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