2013 Conference Breakout Sessions
Why in the World Are You Doing That?!
Speaker: Chris Tabish, EVP Strategic Accounts Bodhtree Solutions
OK, so you know what you are doing and you might be lucky enough to know how to do it (or at least you don't set off the metal detector at SFO). But…Why in the World Are You Doing That?! Does it make you happy? Do you get fulfillment? Or, are you just trying not to disappoint your parent-in-laws? (Oh I know, I've got them too).
The simple yet profound concepts explored in "Why in the World Are You Doing That?!' are universally applicable to all aspects of life – career, sports, comedy, relationships, and, especially, leadership. This session will introduce why the 'why' is so critical and how it can catapult you to success both personally and professionally.
Why Your Fear of Failure is Getting in the Way of Your Success (and What You Can Do Instead)
Speaker: Jo Ilfeld, PhD, Owner, SuccessReboot.com
"Failure is Not An Option" is a common motto. Why? In business (and in life), planning to not fail misses the point –and often means we're asking the wrong questions.
In this talk we'll explore:
-Why you're trained to focus on failure (and even if you think you're not, what you're probably still doing to avoid it.)
-How to recognize even the hidden signs that this is at work in your life
-How to effectively change your mindset and approach to new opportunities
-A better route to success
Negotiating Your Way to What You Want
Speaker: Nita Kaushal, Founder of Miss CEO
Whether you are looking to obtain a higher salary, more resources or a better job title, negotiation is a skill that is critical to master in order to successfully achieve your goals.
Unlike most negotiation talks, this presentation will provide you with practical, useful and realistic information on how soon-to-be and current working women can excel at negotiations commonly found in a variety of professional situations.
Specifically, you will learn how to:
- Develop a more confident and proactive approach and gather the right information so you are fully prepared to negotiate well
- Assess your market value so your expectations are realistically aligned with what you deserve
- Leverage exclusive, real-life examples and case studies of what has worked for many professionals when it comes to negotiating new job offers, raises, bonuses, and promotions. i.e. What does a successful conversation with recruiter look like? How and when do you approach your boss for a raise? How does salary negotiation differ at a start-up vs. big company?
This talk is guaranteed to empower anyone who is preparing for an important negotiation or wants to generally be well versed in this critical leadership skill.
Building Personal and Professional Brands with Blogs and Social Media
Speaker: Maria Niles, Director of Client Services, BlogHer.com
Whether you are job hunting, building your personal brand, growing your Startup or marketing the company you work for, incorporating blogs and social media into your strategy is smart business. We will discuss how and when to add blogs and other social media to your tool kit.
The Balancing Act: Strategies for Juggling a Healthy Work/Life Balance
Speaker: Stacy Rue, Senior Manager, Business Development Strategic & Missile Defense Systems at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
There is no one secret to work –life balance, therefore you just need to do it! Stacy will discuss how she has managed her work – life balance over her thirty-plus year career as a working professional, SCU MBA grad, mother, community volunteer, and runner. Her talk will suggest that each element in her life made her better in each of roles and she will offer advice on how she has been able to excel in each area of her life while continuing to learn and growth as a leader.
Startup Fulfillment: How to design your venture for human flourishing
Speaker: Kevon Saber, Founder of Fig
- How can business contribute to the holistic flourishing of its team members?
- Can you successfully build a startup and a family at the same time?
- Is it possible for a new venture to prioritize social impact and still become financially successful?
These are some of the questions and objectives Kevon's team is seeking to answer with Fig's corporate design. In this talk, you'll learn how a proven entrepreneur has designed Fig's culture and operations to foster well being for team members and results for everyone i.e. customers, team members, and investors.