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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. But why let others define your reputation? Join this session to explore how to brand or rebrand yourself. These branding experts will teach you how to re-assess your brand –in person and online—and adjust your communication to attract high-profile projects, solidifying your reputation as a leader.

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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 emotional waste. Some people thrive on the drama and 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 your job again, no matter your level at an organization. She will provide you offer the tips and tools for cultivating accountability so you can help drive results and restore sanity to the workplace.

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2018 Session | Corner Office Success: How to Accelerate your Career Trajectory

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.  Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But the CEO Genome Project overturned these myths and shows a completely different picture.  This 10-year study, in which more than 17,000 C-suite executives were assessed to analyze who gets to the top and how, revealed more counterintuitive choices that set apart successful CEOs. This session will share the four key behaviors of these success stories and the three types of career catapults that anyone can undertake. Join Shoma Chatterjee, one of the principals of this study, and this panel of executives to learn how to:

  • Fast-track your career by deploying the career catapults used by those who get to the top quickly
  • Overcome the hidden handicaps to getting the job we want.
  • Avoid the 5 hazards that most commonly derail those promoted into a new role.

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2018 Session | Get Money: Understand your Finances…without Stress!

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. She will share how to build a budget that actually works and how to:

  • Super-charging a debt payoff plan
  • Strategically hack your credit score
  • Side-hustle to speed up your money goals
  • Start a lazy investment portfolio

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2018 Session | Parenting: How to Find More Day to Day Happiness

We love our kids, but do we love our role as parents? Many parents crave a greater sense of happiness in their daily lives. KJ Dell’Antonia, the former lead editor of the New York Times Motherlode blog, decided to dig deep to find out if we could change our family life so that it is full of the joy we’d always hoped for. In this session, she will share the nine common problem spots that cause parents the most grief, and offer doable steps to make them better. Whether it’s getting everyone out the door on time in the morning, or making sure chores and homework get done without another battle, this session will show that having a family isn’t just about raising great kids and churning them out at destination: success. It’s about experiencing joy–real joy, the kind you look back on, look forward to, and live for – along the way.

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