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Golf: A Forum for Building Business Relationships

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Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

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Joan Cavanaugh is the founder and CEO of Boardroom Golf.   The mission of Boardroom Golf is to empower women to use golf to further their careers and eventually reach a place in the boardroom.  As a certified business golf expert with 25 years of experience playing golf for business on American and international courses, Joan coaches business women showing them how to maximize the social networking skills of the golf game. Since business golf is not an end in itself but a means to building strategic relationships it becomes a tool for building a successful career.  Joan is a popular speaker and master teacher and simplifies the game play for new golfers and experienced golfers alike who need relationship skills to be effective. Through one-to-one coaching sessions, interactive workshops and in-house corporate forums, she provides a step-by-step skill building process that prepares participants to develop rapport with power brokers and decision makers. She also demonstrates how the lessons of leadership and business savvy practiced on the golf course work to enhance a business career.   Joan received the 2003 USA Canon Businesswoman of the Year award and the following year was named Office Depot Businesswoman of the Year. She has been a master teacher in academia, a corporate administrator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the founder and CEO of an international publishing company. She served on the national board of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, a women’s committee for the USGA and was the founder and site director of several LPGA/USGA girls’ golf programs. She is a member of the EWGA, USGA, and Women in the Golf Industry.