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Friday – February 1, 2019 | 9:00am – 9:45am | Navarro” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” google_fonts=”font_family:Lato%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:900%20bold%20regular%3A900%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Susan Murphy – a legend in SMPS circles for her no-nonsense communication style and transformative coaching abilities – brings her alter ego, Aunt Bossy, to the SMPS SRC Main Stage. Susan, who writes an advice column for the Lowcountry Weekly titled “Aunt Bossy: Dear Abby on Steroids.” will channel “Aunt Bossy” to answer questions and give advice on challenges and frustrations facing AEC marketers and business developers today in this Q&A style session moderated by Amy Moen, Principal of HOK. If you know Susan, you know how much she enjoys giving advice freely! So, come prepared with questions and prepare to be entertained at this highly interactive discussion.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_single_image image=”2152″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]
Susan Murphy has been coaching Presentation and Interview Skills for thirty years. She began her career as a high school teacher in St. Louis, Missouri, her hometown. A chance meeting led to a career in travel that took her all over the world. Her last job in the industry was Director of Travel Industry Marketing for Club Med.
Susan had midlife reinvention and went to work for Communispond, the leading international communication skills firm for Fortune 500 firms. She survived a harrowing hiring audition. Then, she completed the intense and thorough Communispond faculty training and went on to become one of their top teachers and coaches.
A chance encounter with SMPS landed her at a National Conference in Boston. There was no turning back once Susan met the AEC industry and the SMPS membership. Her practice is now dedicated to helping AEC firms hone their communication skills, with an emphasis on Interview Presentations and coaching.
Susan lives in Beaufort, SC and Bozouls, France and travels to her clients. When she isn’t coaching and teaching, or writing, she can be found reading or hiking with her and her boyfriend, Frankie the rescue mutt, as well as the co-host, Jean Jacques, the cat. Neither responds to her coaching.
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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Amy Moen, CPSM
Amy’s professional journey began in academics and art: she holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from The University of Texas at Austin. After a friend talked her into helping him market his architecture practice, she found a new world where her art-making processes were a fit: discovering, creating, problem-solving, and contributing. Amy finds inspiration in connecting with people and their work in the built environment.
With over 20 years of experience, Amy specializes in marketing and selling professional services for architecture and engineering firms. In 2003, she earned the Certified Professional Services Marketer designation. The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Houston Chapter recognized her with the Hall of Fame Award in 2017, the Marketing Excellence Award in 2011, and the Rock of the Chapter Award in 2005. She earned the Rising Star Award from Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Houston Chapter in 2011. In addition to SMPS and CREW, Amy is actively involved in Construction Owners Association of America (COAA), Rice Design Alliance (RDA), and the Architecture Center Houston Foundation.