Lark Doley, of Jonestown, Texas, First Vice President of Toastmasters International, the world’s leading organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development. Doley will be visiting District 12 in November; she will be at several events throughout the district. Most notably, Lark will be the keynote speaker at the Fall Conference on November 12, 2016 at the Riverside Convention Center. She will be presenting on “Personal and Professional Excellence through Toastmasters”.
As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Doley is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop and support the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.
Doley is a senior training coordinator for MAXIMUS, where she has worked since 2007. She manages the professional development strategy for the MAXIMUS Texas Project, which includes webinars, computer-based training and instructor-led workshops. As chief executive of Second Wave, Inc., a company she founded in 1987, Doley led a team that manufactured hardware peripheral devices for Apple Macintosh products.
A lighthouse homeowner, Doley served as secretary of the Lighthouse Estates Homeowners Association. She also served as president of the Metropolitan Breakfast Club, an Austin business group that meets weekly and features business and government speakers presenting topical issues of importance to the city and state.
Doley graduated with honors from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and German. She continued her education studying business management at St. Edward’s University in Austin, and mathematics at the University of Houston–Clear Lake, in Houston, Texas.
A Toastmaster for 26 years, Doley is a member of two clubs, including her home club in Pflugerville, Texas, the Arthur Storer club that was chartered in honor of her father-in-law after his death in 1997. Doley has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.
Doley says, “I have used my improved communication and leadership skills to found and lead a successful company. I now have the privilege to work for a company where I use my skills daily to teach others.”
Grow Public Speaking and Leadership Skills
If you want to become a more confident speaker or a stronger leader, we hope you will find a Toastmasters club in the area and begin your journey.
Toastmasters is a self-paced learn-by-doing program to help strengthen your communication and leadership skills. Whether you are looking to grow your presentation skills, increase your earning power, or brush up on interview skills, try visiting a club in the area. Click on the “Find A Nearby Club” link on the right side of the page. Look for a club that can accommodate your schedule, then visit a few clubs. Every club has its own culture; experiencing several will help you find one that meets your needs.
To those that are already members of District 12, congratulations for being a part of a thriving district. The Inland Empire District started 12 new clubs last year with more than 9% membership growth by sharing the benefits of Toastmasters!
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