STILLWATER, Okla. – We experience situations every day that ask the question, “Is now the time to boldly lead by speaking or by listening?”  


We frequently ask ourselves, do I take control of the conversation, or do I let the ideas grow and information be collected for a while longer? Should I answer questions I already know the answers to for efficiency, or should I allow others to come to the answer on their own? Do I step in and grab the mic, or do I pass it to someone else?   


Every conversation we have, whether it is in front of an audience, a small group, or even one-on-one, is the opportunity to make these choices over and over again.  


On August 10, as part of the Lunchtime Learning series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, Amie Haar will present "Listen to Lead: Finding Balance in Conversation.” 


In this session, Haar will offer strategies to help you choose your response in those moments, so you can effectively drive the way others respond to you.


Haar is passionate about many things, including her faith, family, the power of a good belly laugh, and how the world can thrive through education, especially when it comes to ourselves. She believes strongly in helping others find their true purpose through individual coaching, team facilitation, or large group training, specializing in communication, relationship building, and presence. As a nationally certified Gallup Strengths Coach, Haar comes alongside and teaches others how to best show up for themselves and those around them.


Lunchtime Learning sessions are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Meridian’s campus. Registration is $15 per session and includes lunch. For more information or to register for the upcoming Lunchtime Learning series, visit or contact Marcy Luter at, (405) 377-3333 ext. 297 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.


Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, Business and Industry services and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.