Category: Life on Your Terms

2019 Session | The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength

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To advance their careers, many introverts think they must subvert their natural tendencies and change who they are. But you don’t have to pretend to be an extrovert to rise to the top. By recognizing the value in listening, carefully preparing, and making others feel valued, introverts can build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power. In this conversation, business leaders share their advice for tapping into your introverted tendencies and succeeding in an extroverted world. Read More

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2019 Session | Mind the Gap: Negotiation & Getting Paid

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Are you negotiating to the best of your ability? No matter what industry you are in, knowing how to negotiate is an essential skill for communicating your value and advancing your career. Whether you are negotiating on behalf of yourself or others, this session will cover how to prepare for a negotiation, present yourself effectively, and respond to pushback. A panel of experts will provide you with important talking points and insights to consider before your next business negotiation. Read More

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2019 Session | Mental Health Check-Up

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Everyone struggles with mental health issues from time to time. Knowing how to care for your well being and when to seek professional help is as vital as caring for your physical health. From finding the best therapist to navigating harmful and toxic relationships and everything in between, licensed marriage and family therapist, author, and YouTube sensation Kati Morton clarifies and de-stigmatizes the struggles so many of us go through. In this workshop, she shares strategies for managing stress, facing challenging emotions, and the red flags of mental health issues. Attendees will learn the best ways of talking about mental health with family, friends, and colleagues, and seeking support for themselves or others in difficult times. Read More

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2019 Session | How to Live Forever: Legacy and Longevity

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Today, there are more Americans over 60 than there are under 18. We are living longer, and with increased longevity comes new opportunities to have a meaningful impact on the world. In this workshop, social entrepreneur Marc Freedman will explore the possibilities that come when we know life is long, but time is short. Whether you are considering a second act career at midlife or the impact you can have in retirement, join this conversation to plot your course forward and shift your perspective on fulfillment, connection, and building your legacy. Read More

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2019 Session | Encore: Choose Wonder Over Worry: Moving Beyond Fear

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Worry. Fear. Doubt. It can stifle a dream, hinder a relationship, or bring your life and career to a halt. But while we often think fear is a challenge to overcome, what if instead it’s an ally on the path to unlocking our full potential? Author, speaker, and artist Amber Rae urges us to “choose wonder” as we embrace discomfort, and shares with us a unique approach for understanding the hidden meaning in our emotions: by dialoguing with them. This session will guide you to reframe your relationship to emotions like anxiety, fear, stress, imposter syndrome, and envy. You will leave with strategies for both your life and work, so that you can be the best you. Read More

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2019 Session | A Purpose-Driven Life: Creating Change from 9-to-5

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Whether you work at a startup or a non-profit, for a large corporate or for yourself, turning your personal mission into your purpose at work can lead to great change in your life and in the world. Purpose can be found in any position because it’s not about your job title, it’s about your approach to your work. Jennifer Dulski, former president and COO of Change.org, leads this panel of changemakers as they consider integrating your personal mission, authenticity, passion, and giving back into your career and life. They share what they have learned about driving change–even if you aren’t in charge of policy–by creating a clear vision, identifying your story, inspiring supporters, and persuading decision makers. Read More

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3 Facts About Ambition That Will Help You Succeed

Hana Schank

Hana Schank

When careers don’t go as planned, what went wrong—and how do people adjust? Seeking to find answers that would help them navigate their own paths, Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace interviewed all of their sorority sisters who graduated with them from Northwestern University in 1993. What they learned was “life-changing,” Schank says, because it gave validity to their choices, and she saw “I wasn’t just flailing here and there.”

But you don’t have to be going through a midlife crisis to be helped by their findings, which they published in The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family and the Path to Building a Life. Here are three key facts about ambition that every woman should know: Read More

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Podcast | Make 2019 Your Year to Be Fearless

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If someone, with the track record to prove it, offered to share the five principles of fearlessness with you in 30 minutes—in a conversation you could listen to anywhere—would you tune in? Well, here’s your chance. We’re launching a new podcast series this month, with our first episode: a conversation on fearlessness—or really how fearlessness is not the lack of fear, but the courage to overcome it. The segment will feature Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation, and author of Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. You’ll learn about the surprising traits Case discovered great change-makers have in common. (Hint: They aren’t wealth, privilege, or even genius.) Case will share how to put the five fearless principles to work in your own life or organization so that you, too, can change the world.

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Beauty Truth-Teller Paula Begoun on Being an Entrepreneur, Hiring and Handling Stress

By Bryan Barron, for Paula’s Choice Skincare  

Work for Paula Begoun, founder of Paula’s Choice Skincare and Beautypedia.com, and you will laugh a lot. You’ll also become used to her straight-shooting ways. “I’m blatantly honest to a fault,” she says. 

Indeed, her truth-telling is her commodity and specialty. Combined with a passion for beauty products, it has resulted in 21 bestselling books on beauty and regular appearances on CNN, “The Today Show,” “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The View”, to name a few places—as well as her product review site Beautypedia.com and her global skincare company PaulasChoice.com.

It all began 35 years ago, when Paula was struggling with acne and eczema. She resolved to find a solution and began studying product labels, formulations and skin physiology. She discovered why everything she had been using on her skin either made it worse or didn’t help at all—and felt that her information could help so many other people, too.

Now Paula travels the globe speaking to women about truths and myths in beauty. “I love my job,” she says. Here, she shares more about entrepreneurship, work regrets, stress —and yes, her favorite products. Read More

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Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Embrace Your Strengths | Podcast

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Feel like a fraud? You’re not alone. Even the most accomplished among us have felt that way. It’s called “imposter syndrome,” and it could be holding you back. In this 30 minute teleclass, Ladies Get Paid founder Claire Wasserman shares tools to combat Imposter Syndrome so that you can better advocate for yourself at work and in your personal life. You will learn how to stop “faking it to make it” and how to start believing deeply in your value.
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