Category Archives: Breakout Session

Session 2017 l Pioneer Your Big Life: How to Use Grit and Perseverance to Your Advantage

The best thing about life on your own terms? There is no one clear-cut path. The hard part? There is no one clear-cut path. How do you create the life you want when you’re not even sure you know what that looks like or how to get it? Welcome to the Big Life—it’s not only within your reach; you get to write the rules. Led by Ann Shoket, former editor-in-chief … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace

Incivility can impact productivity, hijack focus and create stressful environments. It can even affect customer, client and stakeholder relations. Ultimately, incivility cuts the bottom line and can lead to huge costs to the economy. Join researcher and rudeness expert Dr. Christine Porath as she leads a session on the costs and remedies for incivility. In this session, you will learn how you can enhance your influence and effectiveness with simple … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Managing Up: A Strategic Approach to Success in the Workplace

Did you know that employees spend an average of nearly 20 hours a week worrying about what their boss says or does? That equates to almost half of one’s work week. Imagine how much more productive (and happier) we would be if we were able to spend our time focused on hitting business goals rather than stressing about the relationship with our boss. And even if you have the best … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Navigating Office Politics…and Difficult People

Your work day is filled with them–people who frustrate, impede, maneuver, undermine, plot, connive, and whine. Attend this invaluable session and learn how to navigate through the emotions, stress and anger that distract from your actual work and achieving success. Attendees will explore easy-to-follow scenarios for every situation – including technology, generation gaps and language barriers, as well as address tyrants, to the pushy and presumptuous to camouflagers. Learn helpful … [ more ]

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2017 Session | How to Build and Harness a Meaningful Network

Networking is no longer just schmoozing before or after hours at a handful of industry events, coffees or cocktail parties. In an always connected digital world with every platform literally at your fingertips, networking has become a 24/7 endeavor and a must-do if you want to set yourself apart from the rest. How do you cut through the noise and build meaningful connections that ultimately create a powerful network focused … [ more ]

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2017 Session | How to Get Buy-In to Pioneer Equity in Your Organization

Are you tired of waiting for C-level directives to address the equity gaps in your organization? Do you feel frustrated and helpless? Don’t sit around and wait – be a pioneer and create the change. This session will share the real-life story of a manager at Salesforce and their journey to address the glaring equity issues – both pay and positions – within their company. Learn how they got the … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Option B: Finding Joy in the Face of Adversity

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with … [ more ]

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2017 Session | The Future of Modern Love

The quality of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships. Yet, when it comes to modern love, the expectations and social norms are quickly shifting beneath our feet. Over the past three decades, iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, Esther Perel has been a penetrating observer of cultural patterns.  In this session, she will explore desire, … [ more ]

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2017 Session | The “Skinny” on How to Build a Cocktail for Success: A Fireside Chat with Skinnygirl Mogul Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel is a businesswoman ahead of the curve, who has always identified and capitalized on business opportunities, from becoming a natural food’s chef and marketing Bethenny Bakes, her healthy baked goods to selling “Princess Pashminas” at house parties, and ultimately creating the low calorie cocktail category, with the launch of Skinnygirl Cocktails which has grown into an empire by expanding beyond just beverages. Bethenny has a distinct voice and … [ more ]

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2017 Session | A Conversation on Life Hacks for Life Zen

Busy has become a way of life – an epidemic of sorts. We complain about “how busy we are” yet do we secretly like it? When did busy become a badge of honor? Is it cool or is it just a facade for us to hide behind? Our perception of our busyness, doesn’t just give us something to talk about, it allows us to create chaos and obstacles that prevent … [ more ]

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