(Formerly known as YPLG Leadership Breakfast)

Our mission is simple: sharing strategies for success. The SCN Leadership Group, originally called YPLG, was started by Misti Burmeister, Steve Dorfman, and Mali Phonpadith in 2007. Throughout the years, our group has been organically grown through referrals and currently includes and serves over 300 members. In November 2016, the SOAR Community Network became the primary organizer; taking the lead in continuing the mission. Thank you for sharing your strategies for success and staying with us. Welcome to the SCN Leadership Group.


  • The SCN Leadership Breakfast is held on the first Tuesday of every month (except on major holidays)
  • Sessions are highly interactive, facilitated discussions
  • Facilitators lead the group on a voluntary basis
  • Doors open at 7:00am and the facilitated discussion begins promptly at 7:30am (ends promptly at 8:45am)
  • There are no annual membership fees, only $25 registration fee which covers food, beverage and service charges (continental breakfast will be provided)
  • Sponsorships are available to promote your company to our 300+ members

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June 6, 2017 :: Jane Lovas :: North Star Express:: Reconnect with Your Inspiration

Just as sailors and explorers used the North Star to guide them through new territory and keep them going in the right direction your North Star will guide you as you grow your business.

As you reconnect with your inspiration that caused you to start your business, you’ll regain the excitement and fun you had in the beginning.

Create your own North Star and gain the clarity and confidence you need to know you are heading in the right direction.
You’ll gain the confidence to say “No” to what’s not working and “Yes” to what resonates with your clients.

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Jane, consultant, thought leader, author, and speaker helps leaders create the transformation and innovation that is required to foster profitability and business growth.

A known speaker, Jane tailors her messages to her clients and audiences using personal stories that are delivered with wit and humor. Jane has a Master’s of Science in Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University and a BS in Information Systems from Park University in Parkville, MO. She has consulted to companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Washington Mutual Inc., Fannie Mae, Nextel Communications, Neustar and XO Communications where she has a proven track record of successfully transforming failing projects while improving morale, communication, and team cohesiveness.

Jane is the author of Put Your Big Girl Panties On and Kick Your Fears in the Ass, and Co-Author of Seen and Sustained: Best Practices in Communication that Increase the Visibility of Small and Diverse Businesses.

Contact Jane via email at jlovas@lovasconsulting.com or at 703.981.3157.

For more information on Jane check out her website www.lovasconsulting.com or read her blog at blog.lovasconsulting.com. Follow Jane on twitter at www.twitter.com/jlovas.



Join us and let’s share strategies for success. We look forward to seeing you at the next SCN Leadership Breakfast.



As facilitator you define the topic, offer thoughts, facts, & observations about it, and tie it to the role of leadership. In the process, you create opportunities for interactive participation by the attendees in groups, as teams, or in some other grouping.

Interactive participation is an important element of the meeting’s success – the attendees have a strong desire to share their experience and to learn from the others, as well as from you. If you are interested in facilitating a future session, please contact Mali or Victor at info@soarcommunitynetwork.com.


Facilitator Guidelines


Our special thanks to Renewed Living for being our sponsors this quarter.

The mission of Renewed Living, Inc.is to provide access to valuable information, technologies and programs that you can use to reverse the damages created by toxic environments and take control of your health. We aim to make it simple and fun.

Learn more about Elaine and Nevin’s powerful journey and why they are on a mission to help everyone live their most extraordinary lives. http://renewedlivinginc.com/


Our special thanks to Empowered Women International for being our partner.

The mission of Empowered Women International is to unlock the potential of women in the Greater DC Metro area facing economic and social challenges—including immigrants, refugees, and American-born women.

We equip them with the training and support they need to become economically mobile, financially stable and socially engaged. Learn more about EWI’s programs here: http://ewint.org/

8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700, Vienna, VA 22182

Parking for the Tower Club is located in the Towers Crescent Retail Parking Garage.
Validated Hours & Rates are as follows:
2 hours or less: Free
2-3 hours: $2.00
3-4 hours: $4.00
Over 4 hours: $6.00
Please note: you must physically bring your parking ticket to the Club for validation.

For your convenience, there are payment terminals located throughout the garage. It is most efficient to pay for your parking before getting into your car and exiting the garage. There is also free first-come first-serve 2 hour parking located directly along the back of the building. Please note that the time limit is enforced.

Dress Code: Business

Your 3-month sponsorship investment is $300 and includes:

  • Your own tailored two-minute corporate spotlight at our monthly breakfast meetings for each month associated with your sponsorship

This is a unique opportunity for you (and/or your company representative) to address those in attendance before the facilitator begins.

  • Distribution of your company’s marketing collateral for attendees at our monthly breakfast meetings for each month associated with your sponsorship.
  • Your company name, logo, and a link to your web site on all electronic invitations and correspondence for the months associated with your sponsorship commitment

Feel free to contact Mali Phonpadith or Victor Cora Nazario with any questions at info@soarcommunitynetwork.com.


We follow the lead of Fairfax County Public Schools.

If FCPS announces EITHER

1) a delay or;
2) a closing of their public schools

… our session will be rescheduled.

In that event, we’ll send you further details as soon as we’re able to make other arrangements.

Here’s the link to check the verdict:


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