Take Your Brain to Lunch

TAKE YOUR BRAIN TO LUNCH—Focusing on Women’s Business Topics

With the increasing demands on business professionals today, one of the most frequent areas of unintentional neglect is keeping abreast of the most current business literature. This is particularly true for today’s women with their many responsibilities for family, career, and household.  Life seems to end up in tiny time slices with seldom enough time to read a whole book.

Now, there’s no longer a need because we deliver the content without having to read the book! This event was designed for anyone interested in knowing the latest information in current business books, particularly those focused on topics most interesting to today’s professional woman. We offer:

  • Time for networking
  • Book synopsis on two relevant business books
  • Facilitated table group discussions to explore key ideas that might be put to work now
  • Lunch
  • Prizes

See photos of our most recent Take Your Brain to Lunch

All of this, in a friendly, warm environment that is hosted at the Park City Club.

The book synopses, delivered by professional speakers, Randy Mayeux and Dr. Karl Krayer, include a thorough and concise summary of the books, accompanied by a handout with the most important concepts, ideas and notable quotes.

The synopses offer the following advantages:

  • You can pretend you’ve read the books when talking to others.
  • You can make an informed decision on whether or not these books are deserving of your time and money.
  • You can continue learning and gaining new ideas in a fun, engaging way with others.

Schedule of 2011 Events

See photos of our first Take Your Brain to Happy Hour

January 24

March 28

July 25

May 23

September 26

November 28


Day of event $39

Online $37

Reserved table of 8 $34

Two or more reserved tables $32

Time:  10:45 – 1 pm

10:45 am – 11:30 am Registration and Networking

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch, Book Synopses, Discussions and Drawings

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Park City Club

  • www.parkcityclub.net
  • 5956 Sherry Lane
  • Dallas, Texas 75225

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Randy Mayeux

Randy Mayeux is a professional speaker and writer based in Dallas, Texas. He earned an M.A. from Pepperdine University, and completed class work (advanced to candidacy) towards a PhD in Communication: Rhetoric and Public Address, from the University of Southern California.

He gives more than 400 public presentations annually to various audiences, groups and conferences. Among other endeavors, Randy is the co-founder, along with Karl Krayer, of the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas, Texas, now in its 12th year.

Randy has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Pepperdine University, at Richland College, the University of Texas at Dallas, and currently at Eastfield College. He is also an Instructor for the Business Leadership Center at the SMU Cox School of Business, for which he has repeatedly earned the Teaching Excellence Award.

Randy also provides synopses of books dealing with poverty and social justice issues each month for the Urban Engagement Book Club sponsored by Central Dallas Ministries.

Cathy Groos

Cathy Groos, owner of CPG Leadership Solutions—Executive Coaching and Professional Development, is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified coach with over 25+ years business and people development experience.

Cathy’s experience ranges from Leadership roles in the IBM corporation, Executive role at Pritchett and Associates, to her establishing 14 years ago, CPG Leadership Solutions.

In addition,Cathy is going on her 14th year an adjunct lecturer and Executive Coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in the MBA School’s Business Leadership Center and Executive MBA program.

Cathy works extensively with individuals in organizations ranging from start-up firms to Fortune 500 companies who strive to maximize their personal and professional effectiveness and excellence in the workplace. Cathy brings to her clients a passion for excellence, growth, purpose and results.