Laura: “Welcome everyone, to this celebration of Dr. Jeannine Sandstrom!
Thank you for being here today for the Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony honoring our dear colleague and friend, Jeannine. We will be recording today’s session.
I’m Laura Berman Fortgang, your emcee for today’s event.
In Hollywood, when a supremely talented professional reaches a pinnacle of performance and achievement that deserves honoring, they are presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Last year we presented this award to Dr. Bill Bergquist.
Today’s ceremony allows us to express our heartfelt gratitude to Jeannine as we honor her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. It’s a joy to see so many dear friends and colleagues from all over the world gathered here today in Jeannine’s honor. The Library of Professional Coaching is delighted to recognize the enduring impact of Dr. Jeannine Sandstrom’s lifetime of service to people throughout the world through her contributions to the coaching profession, leadership development and community development. Her work has impacted and touched so many people around the world, and today you will hear all about her impact.
And, like any good awards show, we have some entertainment!”
SONG: Laura sings opening to “Jeannine” to tune of Mame song
Laura: “Here’s how today’s ceremony will unfold: Beginning shortly, and throughout our time together, we will invite people to share stories, memories, or appreciative words about the impact Jeannine has had in the world.
We will share some of the written comments that have been submitted for Jeannine by those who could not be here today.
We will present Jeannine with the award.
Jeannine will have the opportunity to say whatever she wants to say to all of us.
We will open it up to any additional informal comments afterwards.
After today’s event, we will be creating a special segment on the Library of Professional Coaching for Jeannine’s award that will include the video of this session, so if you need to leave early, that’s not a problem. Once it’s posted on the Library of Professional Coaching you will be able to comment on the site directly, and we invite your comments there as well.
I’ll ask that we keep our comments brief to allow time for as many people as possible to share their thoughts. I’m sure we could all speak at length about our dear Jeannine, but we will do our best to manage our time as best we can so we have time for everyone.”
Lyrics to the original song:
A collaboration between Bill Berquist and Laura Berman Fortgang to the tune of MAME