2018 Session

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 … [ more ]

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 … [ more ]

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 … [ more ]

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 … [ more ]

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 … [ more ]

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 … [ more ]

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, … [ more ]

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 … [ more ]

2018 Session | Break the Cycle: Embrace Your Hormones

Feeling “hormonal” is not usually seen as a positive thing, even though it is entirely natural. But Martie Haselton, the world’s leading researcher on sexuality and ovulation, argues that there is great value to be had in better understanding the hidden intelligence of hormones. In this session, she will clearly explain the biological processes that profoundly influence our behavior and offer a radical new understanding of our bodies, minds, and … [ more ]

2018 Session | Tackle Life’s Curveballs with a Financial Plan…and Sanity!

Are you thinking about a career change, single, married, going through a divorce, having your first or third child, caring for elderly parents, managing medical care for family? It’s during these transitional life events – big and small – that our emotional and financial health can take a beating. Yes, transition can be exhausting, stressful and unpredictable, yet it can also be empowering, filled with opportunity and new beginnings. Featuring … [ more ]

2018 Session | It Takes a Village: Create Your Tribe of Mentors

Mentors and sponsors can put you on a path for pay raises, promotions, and high profile assignments. To make the most of your career, one mentor is not enough. You need multiple mentors with separate areas of expertise to support you throughout your multifaceted career journey. In this discussion, a panel of mentors and protégées will talk about assembling a personal board of advisors. Whether you are looking for a … [ more ]

2018 Session | Super-Connectors: Build a Network of Relationships, Not Just Contacts

The ability to make meaningful connections with people is critical to success in life and in your career. For over two decades, FOX’s NFL coverage reporter Laura Okmin has covered the biggest names on the biggest stages including over ten Super Bowls, two Olympics, multiple NBA Finals, World Series and All-Star games. But what Laura is most known for, and most proud of, is the connections she has cultivated by … [ more ]

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