Conference Sessions

Networking: Building the Relationships YOU Need to Succeed | 2017 Session

If you think of networking as schmoozing at cocktail parties or scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add, think again. In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small. In this session, networking expert J. Kelly Hoey will share her approach to mastering this timeworn skill in a world where everyone is posting, liking, and friending fast and furiously, but many are failing to leverage their connections successfully. Hoey will provide Innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, mutually beneficial, long-lasting kind—using the social tools at your disposal and show attendees how to: Read More

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Make It Happen: Your Idea, Vision, Dream! | Podcast

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What’s stopping you from actualizing your ideas? For many of us, it’s the lack of access to power and the inability to be heard. Yet we are at a turning point: “Now that the Internet has liberated ideas to spread through networks instead of hierarchies, power is no longer determined by your status,” says Nilofer Merchant, a leading business thinker and author of The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World. Join her 30-minute teleclass, where she’ll share inspirational and instructive stories and proven strategies for building and mobilizing support, so you can seize your moment of opportunity.
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Boycott Busyness—and Find More Meaning | Podcast

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Are you overwhelmed with busyness? In a culture that prides itself on productivity, many of us rush through each day reacting to the demands of life and work. Simplicity expert Courtney Carver gets to the bottom of how feeling busy can make us act busy and offers her strategies for what to do instead. In 30 minutes, the author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More shares how to prioritize what’s meaningful, make decisions that support those choices, and stop saying yes when your heart says no—behavioral shifts that can bring more meaning to your work, relationships and life.
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Transform Your Workplace with Radical Honesty | Podcast

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When Patty McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, she co-authored the company’s famous “culture deck,” which spelled out her vision for creating a company culture that hinges on employees behaving like, and being treated as, adults. In this 30 minute teleclass, the author of Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility will share what she has learned about radical honesty in the workplace, motivating with challenges and treating your coworkers like grown-ups. She will also provide an HR director’s take on how to address failure in an interview, disagree with your boss and even say goodbye to the best job you’ve ever had without looking back.

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What No One Tells You About Negotiating | Podcast

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Forget “winning.” To reach agreement—the real goal of any negotiation—focus on communication and collaboration. Amy Trask, former CEO of the Oakland Raiders and current BIG3 chairman of the board, has 30+ years of deal-making experience. In this 30-minute teleclass, the author of You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League will share her strategies for identifying the points that matter most to each party, showing your cards without putting yourself at a disadvantage and arriving at a deal that’s mutually beneficial.
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Minimize Stress and Maximize Your Wallet this Holiday Season | Podcast

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As joyous as the holidays are, the season of giving and presents and festive nights out can also cause tremendous angst and stress. In this 30-minute teleclass, seasoned finance educator Tiffany Aliche, aka “The Budgetnista,” will address three key ways to approach your finances this time of year, including preparation, savings and recovery. Get practical and easy tips that you can implement right away so you can downsize your debt and stress and amplify the joy this season! Read More

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The New Networking Roadmap: Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed | Podcast

J. Kelly HoeyClick Play below to listen. 

In this hyper-connected world, where everyone is posting, liking and friending fast and furiously, are you actually leveraging your connections successfully? In this 30-minute teleclass, networking expert J. Kelly Hoey will provide some of her innovative strategies for forming strong relationships—the genuine, long-lasting kind that is mutually beneficial. Master the social tools at your disposal, and never clutter your calendar with dead-end coffee dates and endless informational interviews again! Read More

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2017 Session | ENCORE | The Future of Modern Love

Iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel has traveled the globe and worked with hundreds of couples on their relationships.  Her latest research touches on infidelity and why it is so poorly understood. Affairs are a time-honored taboo, universally forbidden yet universally practiced, and have a lot of teach us about our relationships and about love, lust, and commitment. Join this session for a groundbreaking and provocative look at sex, infidelity (even thoughts of infidelity) and a daring framework for understanding the intricacies of love and desire. Attendees will walk away learning how to strengthen their relationships, making them more honest and more resilient.  Read More

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2017 Session | How to Raise an Adult: Resisting the Over-Parenting Trap

Julie Lythcott-Haims’ provocative manifesto, How to Raise an Adult, drew worldwide acclaim for outlining the harms of helicopter parenting and offering her strategy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood. Come hear Julie in person talk about her philosophy as to why over-parenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to over-helping, Lythcott-Haims will share practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Read More

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2017 Session | Financial Security: Why You Need to Own It

Establishing financial security and maintaining our lifestyle through retirement is something we know is important, but may not always prioritize in our day-to-day decision making.  These behavioral inhibitors further exacerbate our financial gaps. Join this session to bring these challenges and behaviors to light and learn how to get back on track to reaching your long-term financial goals. Read More

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