5 Ways to Find Your Spark in 2019

Portrait of Kim Read, RetailMeNotBy Kim Read, SVP, Operations, RetailMeNot 

All too often, we start the year with clarity only to lose our focus and intention in the “go, go, go” of everyday life. So as this year draws to a close and you pause and reflect with an eye toward 2019, it’s a good idea also to think about how you’re going to stay directed and energized. Here is what has worked for me. Read More

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Podcast | Make 2019 Your Year to Be Fearless

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If someone, with the track record to prove it, offered to share the five principles of fearlessness with you in 30 minutes—in a conversation you could listen to anywhere—would you tune in? Well, here’s your chance. We’re launching a new podcast series this month, with our first episode: a conversation on fearlessness—or really how fearlessness is not the lack of fear, but the courage to overcome it. The segment will feature Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation, and author of Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. You’ll learn about the surprising traits Case discovered great change-makers have in common. (Hint: They aren’t wealth, privilege, or even genius.) Case will share how to put the five fearless principles to work in your own life or organization so that you, too, can change the world.

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

Why do some careers take off while others stall? Common wisdom says that successful people attended elite an MBA program, landed high-powered jobs right out of school, and climbed the ladder straight to the top. But the CEO Genome Project shattered these myths. This 10-year study of more than 17,000 C-suite revealed some surprising choices that set successful CEO apart. Join this session to learn the four key behaviors of successful CEOs—and three moves that can catapult your career. Emily Sheeren, one of the principals of this study, and a panel of executives will share how to:

  • Fast-track your career by deploying career catapults
  • Overcome hidden handicaps to getting the job you want.
  • Avoid common hazards that can derail people promoted into a new role.

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2018 Session | Get UnStuck: Navigating a Career Transition

Whether you are at a mid-career inflection point, wanting to advance professionally, or returning from a child-rearing hiatus, uncertainty about your path may cause you to feel stuck. Career planning isn’t easy, and this session can give you the nudge you need to approach a career transition with confidence. Join this panel of experts to identify opportunities, better market yourself, and develop the skill-expanding and relationship building steps to get where you want to go.  This session will inspire you to challenge your status quo, get unstuck and pivot into your next role. Read More

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2018 Session | Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless

Talent and luck play a big part on your road to success, but what role do grit and perseverance play? When Dr. Jen Welter joined the Arizona Cardinals in 2015, she was the first woman to ever break the glass sideline of the NFL and became a trailblazer in the ultimate boys’ club. In this session, Dr. Welter will provide specifics as to how she succeeded despite the odds, through force of will and determination, and reveal the wisdom she gained over countless setbacks and challenges. With vivid wit and candor, she will share her hard-earned advice for cultivating true perseverance and toughness so that you can get big things done. Read More

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2018 Session | How to Get Buy-in to Pioneer Equity and Diversity in Your Organization

Are you tired of waiting for C-level directives to address the equity and diversity gaps in your organization? Don’t sit around and wait! Be a pioneer and create the change you want. Using best practices and lessons learned from first-hand experiences, this panel of experts will share expert advice on gender partnership and diversity initiatives. Get ready to leave this session armed with knowledge, actionable tips, and the motivation to make change in your organization. Read More

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2018 Session | Why Simple Wins: Escaping the Complexity Trap to Get to the Work That Matters

Many people feel like they spend their days drowning in mundane tasks—attending meetings, responding to emails, and completing reports—that prevent them from getting to the meaningful work they truly want to be doing. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Join this session to learn how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make simplification a habit. Find out how to create lasting value, feel more empowered, and spend each day doing more things that matter. Lisa Bodell’s method will show you how to eliminate the busy work that puts a chokehold on us every day, and instead spend time on the work that we value. Read More

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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 workshop 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 offer insights into 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 | 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, 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 relationships. Once we embrace hormonal cycles as adaptive solutions to genuine biological challenges, we can stop letting these changes bring us down and use this information to make better-informed choices. Plan to leave less fearful of hormonal shifts and armed with a new appreciation for how hormones can empower you to succeed. Read More

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2018 Session | ENCORE | Why Simple Wins: Escaping the Complexity Trap to Get to the Work That Matters

Many people feel like they spend their days drowning in mundane tasks—attending meetings, responding to emails, and completing reports—that prevent them from getting to the meaningful work they truly want to be doing. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Join this session to learn how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make simplification a habit. Find out how to create lasting value, feel more empowered, and spend each day doing more things that matter. Lisa Bodell’s method will show you how to eliminate the busy work that puts a chokehold on us every day, and instead spend time on the work that we value. Read More

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