Seth Kahan Leads Seminar on “Creating Events to Bring You Clients” for DC Consultants

Innovative leadership specialist and organizational consultant, Seth Kahan, led a free lunch and learn seminar for independent consultants at Chef Tony’s, Bethesda, MD, sharing techniques for successful event planning to engage CEOs and Executive Directors.

Bethesda, MD, July 02, 2011 --( Seth Kahan led a 90-minute training session, “Seth Kahan on Consulting: Creating Events to Bring You Clients” on Tuesday, June 21 at Chef Tony’s Restaurant in Bethesda, MD. There were more than 15 independent consultants and entrepreneurs in attendance.

Kahan, a successful consultant in the Washington, DC area, has worked with over 100 leaders of private sector organizations, government agencies, and associations. He speaks at 10-25 conferences a year, working with organizers using his theater background, to create special events that stimulate and inspire attendees.

Kahan shared his event planning experience to a room full of DC consultants on how to successfully attract and engage valuable clients. Session topics covered strategies and tactics to create events, including discussion on the 1) four elements of an extraordinarily successful event; 2) design and logistical execution; 3) delivering value with impact; and 4) follow-up that leads to engagements. A reference sheet was provided to all attendees to take back to the office and put to immediate use.

Kahan says, “I am building a community of DC consultants who will provide each other the kind of support that has been instrumental to my success. To date, I’ve had four lunch and learn seminars with more than 100 people in attendance. We’ve networked and shared knowledge on business strategy, growing your practice, earning what you’re worth and more. I believe these gatherings create collective support that turns great entrepreneurs into world-class practitioners. If you are a consultant looking to excel, join us,” says Kahan.

Kahan has been acknowledged as an expert and exemplar in change leadership and coached people for personal and professional growth since 2002. He was the first in the world to be certified by Alan Weiss – recognized as the global thought leader in successfully running a consulting practice. Details about Kahan’s mentor program can be found at

Chef Tony Marciante provided the menu. Marciante is a 23-year veteran of food and the former executive chef at the Bethesda McCormick & Schmick's. He has been featured on Channel 9 & interviewed by over 10 industry publications. He now runs Chef Tony’s ( Marciante provided a special prix fixe menu of $15 per person for attendee. No other charge was required for the event.

Kahan will host another lunch and learn at Chef Tony’s on Friday, July 22 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm. The topic for this lunch is “Targeting Your Client Group: How to Define the Ideal Group for Your Services.” More details can be found at

Kahan is an international speaker, mentor and best-selling author. His book, Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out, is a Washington Post bestseller and was identified on the American Express OPEN Forum as a Top 20 of 2010. He writes online for Fast Company ( For questions or to contact Seth Kahan or to hire him as your mentor, visit or email

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