Lunch & Learn - Atlanta Chapter | NAWBO

Lunch & Learn - Atlanta Chapter

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:30am1:00pm
The Georgian Club
100 Galleria Pkwy SE
17th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30339
United States


Defining Influence

Presenters: Mack & Ria Story


Leadership is influence and everything rises and falls on influence. Nothing will impact your professional and personal life more than your ability to influence others. Everyone can learn to increase their influence and in this presentation, Mack and Ria Story will address five foundational leadership questions on defining what influence is and sharing how to increase it.

1.Define what influence and leadership is and why it’s important. 

2. Identify opportunities to increase influence and leadership in both personal and professional life.

3. Answer the five foundational leadership questions on why, how, where, who and when we influence. 


Mack began his career in manufacturing on the front lines of a machine shop. He grew himself into upper management and found his niche in lean manufacturing and along with it, developed his passion for leadership.

With more than 20 years working with and on the front lines, he brings a powerful blend of practical experience and leadership knowledge to his clients. Mack is a published author of several leadership books including: Defining Influence, 10 Values of High Impact Leaders, and Blue-Collar Leadership: Leading from the Front Lines.

He understands that everything rises and falls on leadership.

Like many, Ria faced adversity in life. Raised on an isolated farm in Alabama, she was sexually abused by her father from age 12 – 19. Desperate to escape, she left home at 19 without a job, a car, or even a high school diploma.

Ria learned to be resilient, and not just survive, but thrive. She went on worked her way through school, an MBA, and a successful career in the corporate world of administrative healthcare.

Now a motivational speaker, coach, and author of 7 books, she co-founded Top Story Leadership, which offers leadership development, speaking, training, coaching, and consulting.