April Luncheon – Brian Greffenius of Sandler Training

Brian Greffenius of Sandler Training

The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) welcomed Brian Greffenius of Sandler Training as the speaker for the April networking luncheon on April 9th 2015 from 11:00 -1:00 at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill (111 Veterans Blvd) in New Orleans.

Effective relationships are a key factor to success in both our professional and personal lives.  We all know that we can’t please “all of the people all of the time,”  but it can be frustrating when our personalities do not mesh with coworkers and business prospects. Brian Greffenius reminded us that when we face such challenges, it’s important to ask, “Who am I talking with?”

“Avoid aggravation by not assuming that your values are represented in the people you’re dealing with. Think about the people who frustrate you and seek to understand them.” -Brian Greffenius

His talk addressed the variety of personality types we encounter in professional situations, and presented effective tools for best addressing those individuals. Greffenius encouraged attendees to plot their own personality using the DISC personality test, in order to better understand how we function in interpersonal interactions. You can take the test here.


Brian Greffenius has eighteen years of executive management experience as CEO & COO, and ten years of direct sales and marketing support experience. His career exposure in multiple industries and his experience as a trainer have honed him into an engaging and dynamic speaker. He has worked in the technology, law firm operations and aviation industries along with having earned an MBA. Brian has been a software trainer and flight instructor and effectively connects with students.

During the meeting, President Elect Rachel Nunez welcomed several new members, introduced the slate women nominated to run for office at the May luncheon, presented the new Organizational Chart, and announced the new levels of corporate sponsorship.

The winner of April’s President’s Certificate of Merit was Wendy Dolan, owner of Get Online NOLA.  Click here for details.

Click here for information about attending a luncheon.

April Photo Gallery (click the images to enlarge)

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