Business4Breakfast seminar to focus on leadership
CHARLESTON -- Huddleston Bolen, the State Journal, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and SCORE will hold a Business4Breakfast seminar entitled "Building a Winning Team" on Dec. 10. The seminar will focus on leadership skills for managers. Kevin Nelson, an employment lawyer at Huddleston Bolen and coach of the three-time West Virginia high school girls soccer champions, will address leadership skills from a legal perspective, focusing on common mistakes managers make when they're trying to motivate their employees. Nelson will also offer tips on how to motivate a team based on lessons he's learned as a successful manager and coach. The hourlong seminar will begin at 7:45 a.m. at Huddleston Bolen's Charleston office, which is located in Chase Tower at 707 Virginia Street East on the 13th Floor. Guests may register at www.huddlestonbolen.com/events or by contacting Tasha Viglianco at 304-691-8474. Business4Breakfast seminars are designed to help professionals understand and navigate the breadth of opportunities and challenges in today's business world. They are free and open to the public. A free continental breakfast is also provided. The seminars present topics on a variety of areas of interest to business people, including sales and marketing, advertising, HR, and improving cash flow. Nelson has been the lead lawyer in trials in the areas of employment law, insurance, medical malpractice, and energy law. His primary emphasis in more than 25 years of practice has been in employment law, where he has litigated matters involving trade secrets, discrimination, and wrongful discharge. He also provides his clients with risk management advice and review on a variety of employment matters including hiring, discipline, discrimination, discharge, promotion and demotion, benefits, and employee handbooks. Mr. Nelson has also been recognized for three consecutive years as one of The Best Lawyers in America for his work on behalf of employers in Labor and Employment Law. In addition to his legal work, Nelson is the girls' soccer coach at Charleston Catholic High School and was named the 2008 Mideast Sectional Coach of the Year for girls' soccer by the NFHS Coaches Association. He was also the West Virginia girls' Class AA-A Region III coach of the year in 2006 and 2009, the Kanawha Valley Girls' Coach of the Year in 2008. His 2007 team finished the season ranked first in the State in all classes. In 2008 Charleston Catholic won the State AA-A girls' championship in the first season that the sport was divided into two classifications. His team won repeat titles in 2009 and 2010, finishing 2010 ranked No. 22 in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's regional rankings. Huddleston Bolen is a leading regional law firm with more than 50 attorneys practicing in Huntington and Charleston, West Virginia and Ashland and Louisville, Kentucky. The firm, founded in 1871, represents clients in many practice groups, including banking and finance, health care, insurance, labor and employment, litigation, natural resources, real estate, transportation, and trusts and estates. For more information about Huddleston Bolen, visit www.huddlestonbolen.com.