So, You Know Your Why. Now What?

About the Workshop

Finding your why is essential to becoming a confident leader. Everyone deserves to be led well, and knowing your WHY will give you the tools to lead yourself and others. In this session, we will uncover the key attributes of the 9 WHYs, the power of your WHY, and the proven strategies to improve your confidence through effective communication to impact your life and career.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Identify the 9 WHYs
  • Relate the 9 WHYs to gaps in personal and professional growth and what holds us back from reaching our potential
  • Use the 9 WHYs as a leader to create your ideal team in your industry
  • Illustrate the right communication strategies for each of the 9 WHYs
  • Validate key behaviors, conversations, and expectations based on a person’s WHY
  • Create a game plan for asking the right questions to build confidence in any conversation 

About the Facilitator

Melahni Ake is a dynamic and visionary leader passionate about driving positive change in various spheres of life. She graduated from Greenwood High School, where she was a catalyst for starting the first girl’s softball team and the school’s radio program, and she holds a Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree from UIndy in Business and Psychology. She is a certified speaker, coach, trainer with John Maxwell’s Maxwell Leadership Team and the first WHY Affiliate Coach in the U.S. She is also the 2024 recipient of Aspire Johnson County’s Woman Of The Year award. 


We are still securing sponsors for our workshops. If you’d like to sponsor this workshop and have your logo appear here, contact Tandy Shuck.

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January 30, 2025


9 a.m. - Noon


$59 per person LJC and Franklin College alumni, Franklin, Aspire and Indy Chamber members; $69, general public


Johnson County Armory
325 Minuteman Way
Franklin, Indiana 46131

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