Lunch & Learn Series: Good Leaders ask Great Questions Overview – Xerox Square

  • April 26, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This event will be held in the Xerox Square, XRX2CR 13-1 and 13-2.

  • Do you feel you have plateaued on your journey to develop your ultimate potential?
  • Do you desire to help others reach their ultimate potential?
  • What are the questions leaders should ask themselves?
  • What questions should they ask members of their team?

The content of Good Leaders Ask Great Questions delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage to develop both yourself and the emerging leaders around you. Maria presents the content in a manner that fosters engagement from your team, this interaction allows for a more integrative learning approach! Each participant will walk away with at least one actionable step to apply to themselves or to their teams to begin developing the potential that lays within.

11:30 AM to Noon: Lunch & Networking
Noon to 1:00 PM: Presentation

Food: We will provide box lunches, so all you will need to do is register and attend. If you have dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegetarian, etc.), please send a note to

Meet our presenter, Maria Kast.

Maria Kast is the founder of CORE Leadership Development. From a young age, she has longed to live a life of significance- not just success and believes that an organization’s best assets are its people, especially when they are continuously being developed.

She graduated from RIT with a BS in Hospitality Management, which is the field in which she opened her first business – An organic, vegetarian café. This was years before Organic, healthy eating was a trend.

More recently, she had a successful eight-year career as a Sales Director in a global cosmetics company. Here she focused largely on her own personal growth and leadership development while coaching her team to do the same.  The affect astounded her.  They were all expressing more into their businesses and family lives through this intentional growth, and it showed up with significant results across all these areas. It was at the beginning of this career that she was introduced to the teachings of John Maxwell, and decided in 2016 to become a Certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach with the John Maxwell Team.

This experience became the foundation of her belief that for a business to thrive, it is the responsibility of the Leader to become their best self and empower their people to do the same.  This creates a leadership culture, which keeps the company relevant, successful and significant for years to come.

She volunteers for the Junior Achievement and is a member of both the program and entrepreneurship committees. JA allows her give back to the Rochester community and pass on her experience in empowering tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

In January of 2016 she began her company CORE Leadership Development. CORE carries out her passion for empowering leaders to develop a culture of leadership, moving their organizations from mere success to long lasting significance.


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