Operation: MOVE NLC. Status: Success!

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

Team NLC is so excited to be settling into our brand-new, state-of-the-art Training Center in the Towers at Westshore at 1408 N. Westshore Blvd., Ste 140. Our official moving day was last Friday and today marks one week in our new headquarters! (The bubbles above were a thanks from our CEO Emily and the strawberries were a congratulatory treat from our NLC Board Chair, Jessica Muroff. We work hard and celebrate often!)

We still have a bit of fine tuning to do, but our new Training Center is 100% functional and 97.99% finished and decorated–and looks so very different from the photos you saw in our previous blog post about the move. (Go ahead, click over and have a look at the raw space to refresh your memory…..)

As always, we get by with a little help from our friends:

  • Thanks to the NLC Board of Trustees for, once again, supporting us in the leap to a new home base.
  • Once we moved into the space, we realized my old desk doesn’t work–ergonomically speaking–in my new office. NLC Board member, CEO Circle #1 facilitator, and Hiregy CEO to the rescue! Bill Fries has donated the exact opposite of my desk as well as three matching storage cabinets to make my space truly work! Thank you, Bill!
  • We’re also grateful to Freedman’s Furniture for a discount on a new desk for our Director of Strategic Solutions, some truly upgraded visitor chairs, desk chairs for the whole team, and the chicest reception desk ever (above left, but take a gander at our cafe/collaboration space on the right, too)!
  • And many, many thanks to Bank of America volunteers Dennis and Philip, who not only picked up, delivered, and assembled Jen’s new office suite but also installed other organizational tools around the Training Center!

We were thrilled to have a few visitors in our first few days in the new space, including former Board member and great NLC friend (and 2018 Leadership Conference sponsor) Robin Moch of M.E. Wilson. NLC trainer Sara Leonard also stopped in to check out the new tech in our state-of-the-art Training Room before her first class in our new space next week (Check @SaraTampa on Twitter for her selfie!).

Thanks, too, to our teams at BCi Integrated Solutions and Lair Services who got our phones, computers, interactive touch display, and sound systems installed and up and running!

We’re over the moon about how easy it has been to work with the team here at the Towers of Westshore, as well. Our sincerest thanks to Diane, Robert, and all of the support crews who made our brand-spanking new Training Center come together inside what was an empty shell.

CEO Circle #1, one of the 4 robust cohort-based programs we have, was the first group to meet in our new Training Room on Wednesday, March 28th (I sneaked a quick pic through the frosted logo on the door rather than disturb them in session).


So the question becomes: When will we see YOU in the brand-new NLC Training Center?? Check out our Upcoming Class Schedule and pick the perfect training to fit your personal and professional needs. Don’t worry about getting lost; we’ve posted detailed driving and parking directions.