Upcoming Events

We are excited to be presenting at the following locations this Summer and Fall! Dates are filling up quick, so contact us today to book your workshop or keynote!

Shelter Insurance Multi-Cultural Group 

UM System Finance Office

Shelter Insurance Women’s Advocacy Group

Mizzou Visitor Relations Tour Team

Columbia Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network Luncheon, Sept. 20, Tickets

South Dakota State University

Shelter Insurance Emerging Professionals Network Development Group





Hidden Gems of Columbia

Wednesday night I was honored to receive the Hidden Gems recognition from Worley Street Roundtable. I was able to be on a panel with wonderful company owners from Columbia and share some of my story.

The quote that was chosen for my award could not be more perfect! Thank you Mrs. Laboy, David, Chrystal, and Mr. Whitt for a great event and celebration!


Media Coverage: 


April with the Inclusive Journey, REDI, and the Hatchery!

Alliance Professional Development is excited to announce two upcoming events for April! We are excited to partner with several community establishments to bring you these great events this month!

Join us on the Journey Towards Inclusive Excellence with a workshop on April 11 at REDI! And to sharpen those networking skills, join us on April 18 at The Hatchery for a workshop on LinkedIn! Spots are limited for both sessions, so sign up today!

April 11| 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. |Understanding the Leader in You| Register Today!

In a workforce that is increasing in cultural diversity, there is little direction on how to establish an open and inclusive environment in a team, as employees or students. This workshop is an introduction to unconscious bias, stereotype threat, and imposter syndrome for those unfamiliar with these concepts or those who want to discuss them with their peers in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.

April 18| 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. | Unraveling the Mystery: How to Use LinkedIn | Register Today!

We will help you get started on our own LinkedIn profile. Dr. Rahhal will explain how to create a profile, the key features to look out for, how to find a job and to leverage your network. She will also talk about making a company page and how to use it to grow your business. Please plan to bring a laptop or tablet as this is a working session!

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of our events!


This week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Women of Mizzou event in a Ted-Talk style session! I gave a talk titled, “The Power of Confidence: Unsolicited Advice”, where I dived into how I got to where I am and what my journey looked liked. I left the audience with 13 pieces of advice.  It felt like a presentation that completed my recent podcast.

My #1 advice was Sky is the Limit, followed by the importance of Positive Thinking!

One of my favorite things was hearing about women having kaleidoscope careers, this may be because I made a Harry Potter themed kaleidoscope for my school science project at one point, but also because it is such an accurate description of our careers!

It was wonderful being around amazing women from different parts of campus and hearing two wonderful talks. Topics ranged and I was happy to be a part of it.

Alliance Professional on ProFresh Podcast

Today we want to share an interview Dr. Rahhal, our Team Leader, did with a local Podcast! ProFresh Podcast focuses on “fresh confessions from female entrepreneurs” and is run by Kristin Brown, owner and boss lady at Hoot Design Co. amongst other things. Dr. Rahhal shares her experiences and the reason why she started Alliance Professional Development!

Check out Dr. Rahhal’s podcast and feel free to share your thoughts and comments.

Alliance at ABRCMS Conference!

We started off November with a flight out to Phoenix, AZ to present at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Scientists. We shared with students the ins and outs of networking as they prepped to meet numerous colleges and recruiters. We talked about the A to Z of making business cards to creating a LinkedIn profile. The students really enjoyed it, commenting on how beneficial it was for them and how excited they were to use what they learned at the conference. We were happy to provide them with the tools they needed to find their match!

We had faculty in the audience who also found it beneficial and remarked “I am a professor, and I even learned something new! Who knew LinkedIn could be so powerful!”

A few photos as students funneled into the session:

Alliance at Veteran’s United, Griffiths Leadership Society and more!

We had the opportunity to do a Lunch n’ Learn for Veteran’s United staff in October. We had a great turnout of 60+ employees who learned about Imposter Syndrome, how to overcome it and what to do as a team leader. We really enjoyed being at VU and look forward to our next event with them!

We also presented at the Boonslick Women’s Business Network October Meeting! It was great meeting more women from the region and sharing some tips and tricks! We look forward to many more sessions with this great group!


And lastly this month we were selected to do the main workshop for the Griffiths Leadership Society Fall Leadership Conference. We had the pleasure of providing them with their main workshop for the day. We discussed bias and imposter syndrome, what they mean, how to overcome them and continue being successful women in society. We met wonderful students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our workshop was followed by a keynote speech from Susan Hart. She spoke of her journey and experience being a women in a male dominated field, it was truly inspirational.


CoMo Crawl and the ironic painting!

Despite the cold and rain, we had numerous visitors at our booth for this great event! We were placed in front of a painting that seemed to be depicting “The Unconscious”  based on the signage. We thought this was irony at its best since we provide trainings on Unconscious Bias, but it made for great conversation! We look forward to working with some company teams and educational groups that we met! The Missourian wrote a great article about the event that you can read here as well.

We met lots of local companies like Ravensnap which sells handcrafted jewelry with 50% of profits going to foster children and the Hatchery which is a great space for those needing some temp. office space or childcare while working, or just to have a nice place for those meetings other than a coffee shop! We also met Coming Home , which is housed in the same building as Range Free, and is going to be our go to for house warming gifts and unique gadgets!! Find more pictures and info on the night by searching #CrawlCoMo on Twitter!

Thank you to everyone who came out and we look forward to seeing you again!