Monthly Archives: March 2018

Boycott Busyness—and Find More Meaning | Podcast

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Are you overwhelmed with busyness? In a culture that prides itself on productivity, many of us rush through each day reacting to the demands of life and work. Simplicity expert Courtney Carver gets to the bottom of how feeling busy can make us act busy and offers her strategies for what to do instead. In 30 minutes, the author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More shares how to prioritize what’s meaningful, make decisions that support those choices, and stop saying yes when your heart says no—behavioral shifts that can bring more meaning to your work, relationships and life.
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2018 Session | Play Big: How to Go All Out, Beat the Odds, and Be Limitless in Life

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What limits–self-imposed or from others–are holding you back? At 5’2” and 130 lbs, Dr. Jen Welter broke the mold by playing professional football and becoming the first female NFL coach. In this workshop, she talks about how perceived shortcomings might also be strengths and how a winning mindset and reputation can help you win the game. Participants will learn how to know your perception so you can create your own reality, cultivate grit and toughness to overcome inevitable setbacks, and how to find your own “it factor” on and off the field.
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2018 Session | The Language of Leadership

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Words can carry enormous weight, influencing our perceptions of people and even their leadership potential. Research shows that the words chosen to describe women leaders may vary from the way male peers are described for the same level of performance. Examining the bias embedded in our words, this session will change the way you describe yourself and others. Led by Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, this panel of experts will provide strategies to choose your words wisely when advocating for organizational talent and communicating your strengths as a leader. Read More

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2018 Session | A Conversation on Sponsorship for Men and Women

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Women with leadership aspirations need advocacy from men and women in positions of power. In other words, they need a sponsor. A mentor can help define a dream; but a sponsor doesn’t stop until the dream has been realized. These mutually beneficial relationships are especially critical at transition points; a great sponsor can help remove obstacles, reveal opportunities, and make talent visible to key leaders. Whether you are looking to increase diversity and satisfaction at your company or to inspire meaning or momentum in your career, join this essential conversation about allyship, advocacy, and what it takes to find and become a sponsor. Read More

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2018 Session | We Need to Talk

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“We need to talk.” These may be some of the most dreaded words ever spoken in an office or over the dinner table. But in our personal and professional lives, civil discourse can be a potent tool to diffuse conflict, find understanding, and feel connected. As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has interviewed thousands of people on all sides of every equation. These years of experience give her a unique perspective on how to have a conversation with people who disagree with you. In this workshop—inspired by her new book We Need to Talk and her wildly popular TED Talk—she offers simple tools that anyone can adopt to turn a difficult conversation into a productive one. Read More

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2018 Session | We Persist: Building Resilience for Success

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An unexpected stumble or fall can throw off our careful planning and feel like a defeat. But, a setback can also unleash creativity, provide new opportunities, and strengthen resolve: key ingredients for success. Using real-life experiences, this engaging discussion will help you discover how facing challenges can help you build grit, grow professionally, and reach your goals. Whether you are bouncing back from a personal or work-related disappointment, attend this session to learn how to become more resilient and, ultimately, successful. Read More

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2018 Session | ENCORE: The Balance Quest: Building a Life That Works for You

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“Having it all” has become the subject of much debate with passions running high in all directions. And with such a wide spectrum of priorities, workloads, and resources, it is impossible to define “life balance” for all women. But what if the equation was different altogether? What if there was a recipe for giving you more time to do what is important to you? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam will share time management strategies that may make a difference between just hanging on and possibly feeling like you are “having it all.” Read More

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2018 Session | Forging Powerful Relationships: Networking to Where You Want to Go

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Effective networking can help you accomplish your ambitions, land your dream job, and build a lasting career. In this hands-on workshop, acclaimed networking expert J. Kelly Hoey cuts through the networking noise and presents innovative strategies to start building strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, enduring kind. Workshop attendees will learn creative and simple ways to connect before taking part in some active networking with other participants. Read More

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2018 Session | What No One Tells You About Negotiating

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Many people avoid negotiating, fearing conflict or even failure. But if the goal of negotiating is to reach agreement, forget “winning” and focus instead on communication, cooperation, and collaboration. Amy Trask, who went from Raiders intern to the first female CEO of an NFL team, knows how to make a deal and will change the way you think about sitting down to negotiate. The author of You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League shares her personal story and hard-earned wisdom about coming to an agreement. Attendees will leave this workshop with a new perspective on negotiation and renewed confidence in their ability to advocate for themselves and on behalf of others. Read More

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2018 Session | What’s Next: Life After High School

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Your high school years are formative in every sense—academic, social, spiritual, and emotional—but the choices you make after graduation will build the foundation for your career and your adult life. So what’s next? During this session, we will explore higher education, internships and other career starters, relationships, first apartments, and more milestones on the road to adulthood. Participants will leave this session with new ideas about how to make the most of their twenties and beyond. Read More

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