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WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!

FINISH STRONG: LIVE EVENT INFORMATION

October 27th, 2017

10:30AM - 3:00PM

We are looking forward to the Finish Strong Planning Summit!!  This is a face-to-face opportunity for students who have completed training, focusing on sales and marketing to close out the year and prepare for 2018. 

PLEASE BRING:

  • Laptop/Tablet, notepads (free wifi is available)

  • Collateral or marketing materials for feedback

  • 1 - 3 products to touch

You are invited to bring your current 4th quarter plans as well as your plans for 2018.  We encourage you to bring test plans to maximize your time, blank templates will also be provided. 

Questions?  Please email inquiries@tierradestinyreid.com

 


Agenda

Arrival 10:00 a.m.
Session begins 10:30 a.m.
TDR welcome
Overview of Planning
Kadian Langlais - Important Steps for Strategic Planning and Women in the World of e-commerce
Leslie Briscoe - Plan Big, Measure Small:  How to Achieve a Large Financial Goal
TDR Template Review
Lunch
Live Planning


Event Contributors

 
Leslie Briscoe, Special Guest Facilitator Plan Big, Measure Small:  How to Achieve a Large Financial Goal

Leslie Briscoe, Special Guest Facilitator

Plan Big, Measure Small:  How to Achieve a Large Financial Goal

Kadian Langlais, Special Guest Facilitator Important Steps for Strategic Planning and Women in the World of e-commerce

Kadian Langlais, Special Guest Facilitator

Important Steps for Strategic Planning and Women in the World of e-commerce

Tierra Destiny Reid, Finish Strong Sales & Planning Facilitator Event Host

Tierra Destiny Reid, Finish Strong Sales & Planning Facilitator

Event Host

 

LOCATION INFORMATION

1075 Peachtree Street NE, 14th Floor, Atlanta GA 30309

Parking:  Valet Parking is available at the Loews Hotel adjacent to the facility.  Bring your ticket to the event for validation.  Paid parking is also available under the event building.  Please arrive 15 minutes early if this is your first visit to the event facility.

MUST CHECK-IN WITH SECURITY FOR ACCESS TO THE BUILDING. NO WALK IN SPACES WILL BE AVAILABLE.  VALID ID REQUIRED.

Inform security that you are there with TDR Brands International, you will receive a name tag and be permitted to proceed to the event.  The training location is on the 14th floor, as soon as you are off the elevator look for event staff dressed in black.

 
 
 

 

Contributor Bios

Leslie Briscoe I began a journey into the retail profession after college and have worked my way through the ranks at various leading retailers including – May Company, American Eagle Outfitters, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macys, Belk and now Carters/Oshkosh. While professional success has been satisfying, I have no greater or more rewarding role than that of Mommi to my beautiful, 11 year old princess, Gabrielle Renee. I am because she is and being her Mommi is my number one priority.  Quality time with Gabrielle is how I choose to spend my free time but when time allots I love to read and journal and dabble in some event/party planning. I am addicted to Pure Barre and take my health and fitness seriously. I've made it my personal goal to redefine what 40 looks like- #fabinmy40s. Mentoring our youth, our girls in particular is another passion. My faith has sustained me through life's experiences and is fundamental to who I am and the way I approach life. Every day is a gift and acknowledging that and applying it to how you live can be life changing! PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Results driven professional with over 20 years of retail experience in fast-paced environments. Strong analytical and organizational skills, with a constant focus on customer service and profitability. Skilled at building solid, productive working relationships with vendors, merchants, senior management and associates. Approach responsibilities with a sense of urgency, work well under pressure and ability to prioritize while being a team player. WORK EXPERIENCE: CARTERS INC, Atlanta, GA June 2016 – present Senior Buyer: Carters Accessories/Shoes - $150M • Promoted to Carters Accessories in June 2016. Responsible for building and managing compelling assortments, developing competitive promotional strategies with the primary focus on exceeding annual sales and margin plans. Responsible for over 22 categories across 2 SBUs. • Adept at team building and developing partnerships. Leads to dynamic collaborations and buy-in to achieve team goals. Daily collaboration across multiple channels of business as well as outside vendors, Licensing teams and Merchandising. • Customer-centric approach to business. On top of trends and competitive opportunities within the marketplace. • Manage a team of 7 including 2 Associate Buyers, 2 Assistant Buyers and Planning and Allocation support  

Leslie Briscoe

I began a journey into the retail profession after college and have worked my way through the ranks at various leading retailers including – May Company, American Eagle Outfitters, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macys, Belk and now Carters/Oshkosh.

While professional success has been satisfying, I have no greater or more rewarding role than that of Mommi to my beautiful, 11 year old princess, Gabrielle Renee. I am because she is and being her Mommi is my number one priority. 

Quality time with Gabrielle is how I choose to spend my free time but when time allots I love to read and journal and dabble in some event/party planning. I am addicted to Pure Barre and take my health and fitness seriously. I've made it my personal goal to redefine what 40 looks like- #fabinmy40s. Mentoring our youth, our girls in particular is another passion.

My faith has sustained me through life's experiences and is fundamental to who I am and the way I approach life. Every day is a gift and acknowledging that and applying it to how you live can be life changing!

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:
Results driven professional with over 20 years of retail experience in fast-paced environments. Strong analytical and organizational skills, with a constant focus on customer service and profitability. Skilled at building solid, productive working relationships with vendors, merchants, senior management and associates. Approach responsibilities with a sense of urgency, work well under pressure and ability to prioritize while being a team player.


WORK EXPERIENCE:
CARTERS INC, Atlanta, GA June 2016 – present
Senior Buyer: Carters Accessories/Shoes - $150M
• Promoted to Carters Accessories in June 2016. Responsible for building and managing compelling assortments, developing competitive promotional strategies with the primary focus on exceeding annual sales and margin plans. Responsible for over 22 categories across 2 SBUs.
• Adept at team building and developing partnerships. Leads to dynamic collaborations and buy-in to achieve team goals. Daily collaboration across multiple channels of business as well as outside vendors, Licensing teams and Merchandising.
• Customer-centric approach to business. On top of trends and competitive opportunities within the marketplace.
• Manage a team of 7 including 2 Associate Buyers, 2 Assistant Buyers and Planning and Allocation support
 

Kadian Langlais Kadian Langlais is an accomplished retail executive known for developing creative solutions to today’s retail challenges. She has extensive experience in buying, planning, merchandising, product development, eCommerce, and has executed multiple strategies for customer acquisition and retention sales growth and improved profitability. Her retail expertise spans department stores, eCommerce, club, mass, and travel retail. Kadian has worked with top retailers such as Amazon, Macy*s, and Lord & Taylor. Kadian recently lead Kayser- Roth’s (maker of Hue and No nonsense legwear) eCommerce and retail strategy, growing the company’s eCommerce business by 50%. Kadian has also worked with Top luxury brands such as Lilly Pulitzer, Tommy Bahama, Lacoste, Vera Bradley, just to name a few.  Kadian Langlais is now bringing her extensive experience to emerging brands, bridging the gap between product inception and retail execution. Her solutions focus on the consumer, impacting purchase intent and drive point of purchase in a seamless omni-channel environment, integrating in-store, digital, and social media touch points. With this exclusive approach, your brand will be fully positioned for success and growth.

Kadian Langlais

Kadian Langlais is an accomplished retail executive known for developing creative solutions to today’s retail challenges. She has extensive experience in buying, planning, merchandising, product development, eCommerce, and has executed multiple strategies for customer acquisition and retention sales growth and improved profitability. Her retail expertise spans department stores, eCommerce, club, mass, and travel retail.

Kadian has worked with top retailers such as Amazon, Macy*s, and Lord & Taylor. Kadian recently lead Kayser- Roth’s (maker of Hue and No nonsense legwear) eCommerce and retail strategy, growing the company’s eCommerce business by 50%. Kadian has also worked with Top luxury brands such as Lilly Pulitzer, Tommy Bahama, Lacoste, Vera Bradley, just to name a few. 

Kadian Langlais is now bringing her extensive experience to emerging brands, bridging the gap between product inception and retail execution. Her solutions focus on the consumer, impacting purchase intent and drive point of purchase in a seamless omni-channel environment, integrating in-store, digital, and social media touch points. With this exclusive approach, your brand will be fully positioned for success and growth.

Tierra Destiny Reid As founder and president of TDR Brands International™, Tierra combines an unmatched passion with Morpheus-like leadership that is both spiritual and influential. She looks and listens with the heart and intent to help women manifest their dreams through education, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. TDR Brands International has created:   - The Retail Campus, an international business community for women with product and stores, which serves to unite business/retail owners. The Retail Campus also features The Small Business Success Summit Intensive, a two-day virtual training designed to help businesses finish the fourth quarter in the black and build solid forecasting for 2018. - TDR magazine, which highlights women’s testimonies of victory through seemingly insurmountable odds. - Annual Pause and Propel Africa Summit and Retreat, a platform for women of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to develop sisterhood and expand professional collaborations between South Africa, The U.S, and The Virgin Islands.. Tierra’s passion has taken her to the red carpet for Oprah Magazine's "O You Conference,” where she shared inspirational tips for women who couldn't attend. Since then, she’s been featured in O Magazine's "We Hear You" column, and is a proud OWN ambassador. Through her affirmation to help others so they, too, can make a difference and gain results in business, she’s shared the stage with a host of nationally-recognized speakers such as Barbara Corcoran and Lisa Price, and maintains support from a growing list of sponsors and well respected leaders in the community. Her passion for learning started early in her retail career as she assisted national product retailers and household brands with multi-million dollar contract negotiations, sales forecasting and marketing strategies. Tierra’s assistance included guiding more than 123 store locations through the buying and purchasing process, managing major in-store events, and advertising to drive sales. This experience working with major brands -- including Macy's, Victoria's Secret, Kmart, Lancôme Cosmetics, Proctor & Gamble, Nike, Christian Dior and MAC Cosmetics -- earned Tierra a strong understanding of the complete sales cycle and how to react to changes in consumer spending, customer relations and the importance of marketing. Tierra further fueled her passionate spirit as the owner of a resale boutique in Lilburn, Georgia. Opened on a shoestring budget and without any investors, Stylish Consignments showcased  Tierra’s expertise in store offering diversification. Within the boutique’s first two years, sales exceeded the six-figure mark. The following year, she leveraged encounters with clientele and colleagues, conferences and consulting opportunities to double sales. Stylish Consignments served thousands of customers; hosted numerous charity events; and was featured in various media outlets, including Good Morning America’s Work Spot, Lifetime Moms, Success Magazine,  Best Self Magazine, the Atlanta Tribune and more. The proud mother of two tweenagers, Tierra has built her brand on the cornerstones of love of community, a positive spirit, undeniable work ethic, evolving education and a relentless mission to empower others. Results are important to Tierra and she believes that as we heal we become clear and strong enough to make better decisions to reap the results and life we deserve.  

Tierra Destiny Reid

As founder and president of TDR Brands International™, Tierra combines an unmatched passion with Morpheus-like leadership that is both spiritual and influential. She looks and listens with the heart and intent to help women manifest their dreams through education, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. TDR Brands International has created:  

- The Retail Campus, an international business community for women with product and stores, which serves to unite business/retail owners. The Retail Campus also features The Small Business Success Summit Intensive, a two-day virtual training designed to help businesses finish the fourth quarter in the black and build solid forecasting for 2018.

- TDR magazine, which highlights women’s testimonies of victory through seemingly insurmountable odds.

- Annual Pause and Propel Africa Summit and Retreat, a platform for women of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to develop sisterhood and expand professional collaborations between South Africa, The U.S, and The Virgin Islands..

Tierra’s passion has taken her to the red carpet for Oprah Magazine's "O You Conference,” where she shared inspirational tips for women who couldn't attend. Since then, she’s been featured in O Magazine's "We Hear You" column, and is a proud OWN ambassador.

Through her affirmation to help others so they, too, can make a difference and gain results in business, she’s shared the stage with a host of nationally-recognized speakers such as Barbara Corcoran and Lisa Price, and maintains support from a growing list of sponsors and well respected leaders in the community.

Her passion for learning started early in her retail career as she assisted national product retailers and household brands with multi-million dollar contract negotiations, sales forecasting and marketing strategies. Tierra’s assistance included guiding more than 123 store locations through the buying and purchasing process, managing major in-store events, and advertising to drive sales. This experience working with major brands -- including Macy's, Victoria's Secret, Kmart, Lancôme Cosmetics, Proctor & Gamble, Nike, Christian Dior and MAC Cosmetics -- earned Tierra a strong understanding of the complete sales cycle and how to react to changes in consumer spending, customer relations and the importance of marketing.

Tierra further fueled her passionate spirit as the owner of a resale boutique in Lilburn, Georgia. Opened on a shoestring budget and without any investors, Stylish Consignments showcased  Tierra’s expertise in store offering diversification. Within the boutique’s first two years, sales exceeded the six-figure mark. The following year, she leveraged encounters with clientele and colleagues, conferences and consulting opportunities to double sales. Stylish Consignments served thousands of customers; hosted numerous charity events; and was featured in various media outlets, including Good Morning America’s Work Spot, Lifetime Moms, Success Magazine,  Best Self Magazine, the Atlanta Tribune and more.

The proud mother of two tweenagers, Tierra has built her brand on the cornerstones of love of community, a positive spirit, undeniable work ethic, evolving education and a relentless mission to empower others. Results are important to Tierra and she believes that as we heal we become clear and strong enough to make better decisions to reap the results and life we deserve.