2018 Session | Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you – the problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. No matter your goals, this session will offer a proven framework for improving–every day. Led by James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, you will explore practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. Learn how to:

  • Make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);
  • Overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;
  • Design your environment to make success easier; and
  • Get back on track when you fall off course.

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2018 Session | Get Money: Play (and Win) the Real-Life Game of Personal Finance

Does the idea of managing your money feel like going to the dentist or standing in line at the DMV? Personal finance may seem dreadful, but it doesn’t have to be. By having a better understanding of how your finances work, you’ll “get” money and leave out the stress and intimidation. In this session, personal finance expert Kristin Wong will show you how to get more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. Participants will learn how to:

  • Build a budget that actually works
  • Super-charge a debt payoff plan
  • Strategically hack your credit score
  • Side-hustle to speed up your money goals
  • Start a simple investment portfolio

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2018 Session | How to Survive (and THRIVE) Your Next Career Pivot

Life is too short and you spend way too much time at work to just go through the motions. Attend this session and learn how to give your career a reboot so you can thrive, not just survive Monday through Friday. Whether you’re bored at work, burned out on a job, or just looking for a fresh challenge, this session will give you a nudge and some concrete tips to approach a career transition regardless of your age or professional stage. Career pivots are not easy – but they are possible and this session will inspire you to challenge your status quo, get unstuck and redesign your life.
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2018 Session | Women & Work: The Changing Meaning of Ambition

Faced with pivotal and thought-provoking moments in their careers, college friends Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace came back together decades post-graduation to embark on a project about women, ambition, transition, crisis and achievement. This thought-provoking session will share their rich insights, findings and first-hand experiences about the changing meaning of ambition. Drawing on their project, The Ambition Interviews, they will discuss the variables that push women to make big decisions, and offer tools to help emerging professionals make those decisions easier. For a new generation of working women or anyone at a crossroads, this session will explore the impact of modern parenting, a 24/7 work culture, and sexism in the workplace so that those big decisions become a little easier to make. Read More

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2018 Session | Ditch Workplace Drama and Drive Results

Ego-driven behaviors are the #1 source of drama in workplaces today, generating huge amounts of drama, politics and emotional waste. Some people thrive on the toxicity. But for most of us, it is an unwanted distraction. How do we eliminate the big egos and frenzy from our organizations? In this session, leadership expert Cy Wakeman will show you how to ditch the drama so you can be responsible for your own success and learn to love you job again, no matter your level at an organization. Learn the tips and tools for cultivating accountability so you can help drive results and restore sanity to the workplace. Read More

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2018 Session | Self-Advocate, Stand Up and Negotiate for What You Want

Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, an executive or a manager, shy or a social butterfly, this session will provide new tools for you to have powerful conversations and better listeners in the workplace. Learn skills that will have a direct impact on your ability to negotiate, advocate, and build relationships. Attendees will be exposed to new perspectives on negotiation and offer renewed confidence in your ability to self-advocate, hold your own and push back to secure what is rightfully yours – promotion opportunities, plum assignments and higher pay. Read More

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2018 Session | Personal Brand Overhaul: Redefine the Way You’re Perceived at Work

People tend to come up with their own perceptions about who you are, what you’re good at—and, quite likely, what you’re not good at. They “brand” you in their own minds, which means your brand is created by default, rather than by intentional design. Why let others define your reputation? Join this session to explore how to brand or rebrand yourself. Experts will share their personal experiences to help you reassess your brand –in person and online—and adjust your communication to attract high-profile projects and clients solidifying your reputation as a leader. Read More

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2018 Session | Be a Great Boss and Colleague AND Stay Human

Acting with empathy and humanity is critical in today’s complex workplace. Do you want to learn a framework that shows how to be a better boss and a better colleague and still get your job done and achieve success? This session will explore the basic fundamentals of human communication between each of us as neighbors, communities, and collaborators. We will offer advice to help you balance being empathetic with being decisive; challenge directly and still show you care; and say what you think while also giving a damn about the person you’re saying it to. This is the perfect session for those trying to navigate the complexity of relationships at work while staying human. Read More

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2018 Session | Your Personal Best: Winning the Marathon… of Life!

Sometimes the worst thing in your life can inspire you to action, and sometimes that action can change the world. Let’s get up close and personal with iconic Olympian athlete Des Linden. She’s the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, with an unofficial time of 2:39.54—more than 10 minutes off her personal record despite Boston’s harsh cold, wet and windy weather conditions. Don’t be fooled, this session is not about running—it is about overcoming the impossible and changing lives. We will explore breaking gender barriers, perseverance, teamwork, and many other valuable insights that will leave you feeling empowered and ready to re-examine your own life to develop a sense of vision to go the distance. Read More

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2018 Session | Time Saving Hacks to Boss Up & Beat Burnout

For most of us, a life with more time to do what you want and less stress would be optimal. But, making intentional, purposeful choices to create a life with more clarity and ease when you feel so harried is challenging. Whether you feel overwhelmed by busyness, trying to balance work and home, or just looking for more time-saving tips, this session will explore how to “un-complicate” and achieve the simpler, more intentional lives we desire- with less clutter mentally and physically. Featuring a panel of professional women grappling with the same life integration conundrum as us all, will offer validation and some simple hacks to help you: Read More

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