Monthly Archives: March 2015

Life Balance Survival Strategies in a “Lean In” World: Real People, Real Stories, Real Solutions

Listen to a complete audio recording of this 2015 breakout session below.

In a world that has become increasingly faster-paced, over-connected and with no boundaries, the notion of balance is insane and impossible to achieve. Rather than attempt the impossible, this session will offer a blend of practical advice and inspiration to attain a new equilibrium, redefine your goals and priorities, and try to attain some sanity. Whether you are grappling with motherhood, caring for elderly parents, managing the abyss of a home, or all of the above, this session led by Jaleh Bisharat will offer you some levity, humor, real stories and great tips from real women for managing the day-to-day chaos of life! Read More

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How to Use Body Language to Influence Human Behavior and Enhance Your Presence

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Effective application of rapport building and people-reading skills are essential to succeed in today’s world. Leaders with presence have the ability to influence others through interpersonal relationships, are open to meeting new people, can establish rapport and can find a way to connect with others. Award-winning “human lie detector” and communications expert Janine Driver will help you better understand the impact of your nonverbal and verbal communications on others. Through use of her cutting-edge new body language strategies, you will learn how to read others’ hidden emotions and build better relationships to ultimately enhance your presence, improve your business impact and expand your networks both in the workplace and in life. Read More

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Small Changes, Big Results: Your Journey to Physical and Emotional Wellness

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This session won’t focus on cutting all the carbohydrates out of your diet, or replacing every single gram of sugar with omega-3 fatty acids, or urging you to do 100 sit-ups a day, or getting on the treadmill whenever you have a free second. In fact, it’s not about any of the total lifestyle-replacement gimmicks — whether diet, exercise or pop psychology — that have swept our culture in recent years, putting untold millions of Americans on the risky roller coaster of success and failure that defines fad diets and programs. Small Changes, Big Results is about reality — the reality of what you can do, the reality of what you want to do, and the reality of what works. This interactive session will explore how you can introduce a series of small changes each week for the next three months in the three core areas of diet and nutrition, exercise and fitness, and emotional wellness. Learn how you can implement a practical action plan with incredibly doable tasks each week that will have you yield optimal results and achieve both physical and emotional wellness. Read More

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Breaking Through: How to Overcome Fears, Inertia, Gender Bias and Other Obstacles

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What holds women back and why? While we’ve made great strides in achieving positions of leadership in many fields, we still lag behind our male peers for several reasons. This session will explore those reasons, including the barriers we may be unknowingly placing on ourselves. In this candid discussion featuring women who’ve experienced many types of barriers and biases, attendees will take away strategies to identify and overcome what’s holding you back. Read More

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Your QUANTUM LEAP: How & Now!!

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Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks has consistently beaten the odds to achieve phenomenal success in her life and business. She defied dyslexia to earn a college degree and a Harvard MBA, left an abusive marriage and a corporate career at IBM 20 years ago to sell lipstick — quickly ascending to elite executive national sales director with Mary Kay, Inc. Over her career with Mary Kay, Inc., Banks has broken company sales records, including largest personal team, largest unit and largest national unit; her performance ranks as No. 3 in the United States and No. 1 for an African American. Using her firsthand experiences, Gloria will share invaluable lessons that she learned for persevering and share 10 specific steps for making a QUANTUM LEAP in life and at work. With a mix of inspiration and practical advice, this session will help you shift your thinking to create different results for you and those you lead. Attendees will walk away ready to break records and set new standards to create the best life for you while always remaining true to who you are! Read More

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Communicating Effectively for Inclusion: How to Go From Well Meaning to Doing

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We have all had those moments when we feel like we have communicated something carefully, only to be met with blank stares or even worse, ruffled feathers. In this session, Verná Myers, a nationally recognized expert and author of Moving Diversity Forward, will teach us how to go from well-meaning to well-doing in our efforts to communicate inclusively. From race to gender to generation, Myers brings a wealth of knowledge about effective communication strategies. Read More

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Courageous Innovation™: Innovating in Your Organization, Your Team and Your Career

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How do some companies innovate quickly and easily while others struggle with slow-moving decisions and missed market opportunities? After over 5,000 interviews across organizations in all industries and from around the globe, results reveal the defining characteristic of successfully innovating cultures is: courage. How do organizations create courageous cultures and ignite the innovation within teams? How do we as leaders create courageous innovation within our work groups and our own careers? We’ll explore the answer to these questions and others through this provocative session with women who have created innovation both within their organizations and in their careers. Read More

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Podcast: Get Smarter About Thinking Clearly with Elizabeth Thornton

Thornton, ElizabethHave you ever over-reacted to a situation? Do you sometimes take things personally that really are not meant that way? Have you ever misinterpreted the tone in an email and then responded with “tone?” How often do you judge other people unfairly? Read More

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