2020 Business Forums
January 23, 2020
Topic: Beating Burnout: Using Inspiration and Empowerment to Foster Successful Organizations
Two-thirds of Americans report being burned out on the job — a staggering percentage of the workforce. But burnout isn’t an abstract phenomenon: It’s been shown to have serious health consequences up to and including precipitous death. But what’s causing it? And what can we do about it? In this interactive talk, Dr. Kate Newburgh drew from a decade of research and practical experience to reveal the real origin of burnout. She delve deep into the assumptions that undergird how we organize ourselves at work, examined the leadership practices that result in employee disengagement and illuminated what needs to change in order for us to re-engage in our work on a global scale.
Deep Practices Founder Dr. Kate Newburgh has more than a decade of experience and research in organizational change. She began her career as a New York City Teaching Fellow in the Bronx, NY. Since then she’s held diverse roles in the field of education including Educational Researcher, Academic Affairs Director for a national non-profit, and Curriculum Lead for Transformative Learning for Eagle County Schools, CO. She currently works with executive leadership to create sustainable, trust-based workplace cultures and practices. She also runs a Women-in-Business Empowerment Group in the Vail Valley. She earned her Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver with a research focus on system-wide teacher retention and structural, whole-teacher supports.
April 9, 2020
Topic: The Costs of Miscommunication and Strategies for Effective Communication
The moment you have more than one person in a room, there are going to be misunderstandings. Unresolved breakdowns in communication are costly; if left unaddressed these breakdowns can derail a team, division or company. Whether you’re trying to develop a high-performing team, resolve a potentially explosive employee issue or negotiate with a client or customer, creating mutual understanding is the key to moving forward.
In this program, attendees will gain insights into the strengths and preferences of their own communication styles and the styles of those around them. When we know how our audience needs (or prefers) to receive information, we are better able to tailor our spoken and written words to have the greatest impact. Attendees will learn to: Build personal and professional trust within teams; develop and innovate solutions to everyday issues and replace judgment with understanding.
Julie Holunga is a leadership coach who trains and develops business leaders with expertise in effective communications. Her trainings inspire driven professionals to bring their careers to the next level. Holunga started her career working at Harvard University in the Capital Gifts group, assisting high-net worth alumni impact change. At The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, she worked with senior leaders at Fortune 500 corporations to develop, implement, and improve corporate citizenship initiatives. Following her work at The Center, Holunga served as the project manager for Alumni Career Services at Harvard Business School focusing on the careers of alumnae. Holunga received her bachelor’s degree in French Literature and Economics at Union College and her MBA from Boston College. She spent seven years living and attending school in France, India and Hong Kong.
May 14, 2020
Topic: 4 Non-Obvious Megatrends That Matter Since the Pandemic (And How To Use Them)
One of the biggest effects of the disruption we are facing today is the acceleration of ideas. Distance learning, ghost restaurants, esports, telemedicine, streaming entertainment, videoconferencing and more than a dozen other futuristic ideas are now becoming daily realities and going mainstream.
In this candid talk, bestselling author and trend curator Rohit Bhargava will share how anyone can become an observer of the non-obvious and why the people who build this skill will be the ones who emerge from this time of change better prepared for whatever comes next. The future will belong to non-obvious thinkers; this talk will help you become one of them.
Rohit Bhargava, founder of the Non-Obvious Company, is on a mission to help the world be more open-minded by teaching others how to be non-obvious thinkers. He previously spent 15 years in leadership roles at two renowned ad agencies: Leo Burnett and Ogilvy. Rohit is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of six books and has been invited to deliver keynote presentations in 32 countries around the world. His signature workshops have been used by the World Bank, NASA, Intel, Disney, Colgate, Swissotel, Coca-Cola, Schwab, Under Armour, NBC Universal, American Express and hundreds of others. Rohit is a popular Adjunct Professor of storytelling at Georgetown University and also writes a monthly column for GQ magazine in Brazil.
June 11, 2020
Topic: The Business of Connection – Skills to Cultivate Thriving Relationships in the Workplace
Whether we have a formal role inside an organization, lead efforts in our communities or manage clients and partners in our own business, we’re all leaders in some way and we all need to relate well with others. With the challenges brought on by COVID-19, maintaining strong relationships despite social distancing is vital for our well-being and success.
This workshop offers training in the Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills tied to connection mainly self-awareness and empathy. Strengthening these two EI domains enables better collaboration with team members, clients and partners. Self-Awareness means honest clarity about our “internal states, impulses and disposition,” a foundational EI skill that positively impacts self-regulation. Empathy, an interpersonal skill, attunes us to how others are feeling enabling improved social interactions and better teamwork. Increased self-awareness and empathy translate to greater purpose, improved communication skills and productivity. As we’ve experienced on a global scale, human connection is crucial for business and life.
Founder of A Traveling Time, A Well Being Consultancy, Amy Quinn brings her facilitation, speaking, coaching and creative skills to the travel and wellness industries providing mindfulness workshops, retreat and travel services, and an active blog. As we “travel our lives”, Amy is passionate in her current work as a Certified Teacher of the global Search Inside Yourself program, teaching emotional intelligence skills. For the Outer Journey, Amy creates meaningful Wellness travel itineraries, active, adventure, restorative, and or culturally immersive experiences for solo travelers or groups of families, friends, passionate pals and Executive teams.
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