Conference Sessions

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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