June 22-24, 2021

Agenda

Monday, June 21

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  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm PT
    111 - 21st Century LeaderShifts: The Millennial Solution to Guiding the Next Generations of Leaders
    In this workshop you'll discover Sawubona (Zulu for "I see you") Leadership - a revolutionary method, revitalizing every generation to create a shared future and an enduring p ... ath to profits through purpose and the power of our gifts.

    A new generation of leaders is ready to take on this challenge - provided they feel aligned with your vision and can use their gifts to do meaningful, purposeful work.

    Learn how to harness the natural gifts of your people so they have the Leadership Capabilities once only required of senior management to anticipate change and stay competitive. Experience the power of purpose to ignite a sense of belonging to something greater, and a deep commitment to the company's success.

    Today if leaders are not willing to make the "shift," they risk not succeeding in this century.

    WORKSHOP HANDOUTS:
    Please click HERE to download and print the handouts for the Break-Out Case Study portion of the workshop.

    Workshop Leader:
    Susan Inouye, executive coach, bestselling author of "Leadership's Perfect Storm: What Millennials Are Teaching Us about Possibilities, Passion and Purpose," and a leading expert on the changing landscape of leadership and millennials, has worked with over 600 companies in 40 industries for the past 20 years. She's helped leaders to increase their companies' productivity and profitability by making the "LeaderShifts" necessary to succeed. She shares a leadership style - proven successful in over 30 countries - known as "Sawubona Leadership" (Zulu for "I see you."). This method has enabled her to turn around companies and cultures for over a decade.
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    Susan Inouye
    Executive Coach

    Susan Inouye
    Executive Coach

    Sarah Campbell
    IT Product Owner, Magellan Health

    Sarah Campbell
    IT Product Owner, Magellan Health

    Laura DiMille
    Director, Global & Regional Events, WITI

    Laura DiMille
    Director, Global & Regional Events, WITI

    Sheilah Pacete
    Vice President, Social Media Marketing & Communications, WITI

    Sheilah Pacete
    Vice President, Social Media Marketing & Communications, WITI

    Elizabeth Wronkowski
    Social Media Communications Specialist, WITI

    Elizabeth Wronkowski
    Social Media Communications Specialist, WITI

Tuesday, June 22

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Wednesday, June 23

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Presenters
  • 5:00am - 5:05am PT
    311 - APAC Track: Welcome and Introduction [5:30-5:35pm IST]
    Join us as we kickstart the first-ever Asia Pacific track of WITI's Annual Global Summit! Engrossing sessions and fascinating speakers await you.

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    Arya Murali
    Vice President, WITI India

    Arya Murali
    Vice President, WITI India
  • 5:05am - 5:30am PT
    312 - APAC Track - Keynote: Authentic Leadership [5:35-6:00pm IST]
    Leaders are not born, but made. They come to light not when the sailing is smooth, but when the storm strikes. They inspire their crew to toughen up, confront challenging situ ... ations, and emerge victorious. We are excited to bring in a celebrated leader, an unstoppable force of nature, who will inspire you to find the leader in yourself - Presenting Vogue Woman of the Year 2020 and former Minister of Health, Social Justice and Woman and Child Development of Kerala: KK Shailaja Teacher!Read More

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    K. K. Shailaja
    Former Minister of Health, Kerala, Vogue India - Woman of the Year 2020

    K. K. Shailaja
    Former Minister of Health, Kerala, Vogue India - Woman of the Year 2020
  • 5:30am - 6:10am PT
    313 - APAC Track - CXO Roundtable: The Future of APAC Women in Tech [6:00-6:40pm IST]
    Where are we now with women in tech in APAC, and where can we go from here? In this CXO roundtable, we dive into what having real representation means - the obstacles that sti ... ll plague women in tech, and the interventions that can be applied so we may chart better paths for the future. As the panelists share their own experiences and observations, we ponder: what should we do now to shift from awareness to action?Read More

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    Michelle Bailey
    Chief Executive Officer, Women In Technology International (WITI)

    Michelle Bailey
    Chief Executive Officer, Women In Technology International (WITI)

    Arundhati Bhattacharya
    Chairperson and CEO, Salesforce India

    Arundhati Bhattacharya
    Chairperson and CEO, Salesforce India

    Gargi Dasgupta
    Director, IBM Research/India & CTO, IBM India and South Asia, IBM

    Gargi Dasgupta
    Director, IBM Research/India & CTO, IBM India and South Asia, IBM

    Rucha Nanavati
    Chief Information Officer, Mahindra Group

    Rucha Nanavati
    Chief Information Officer, Mahindra Group

    Rohini Srivathsa, Ph.D.
    National Technology Officer, Microsoft India

    Rohini Srivathsa, Ph.D.
    National Technology Officer, Microsoft India

    Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D.
    CEO, A2C Academy

    Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D.
    CEO, A2C Academy
  • 6:10am - 6:35am PT
    314 - APAC Track - Fireside Chat: Aligning Your Skills with Your Purpose, with Naiyya Saggi [6:40-7:05pm IST]
    The road to success is an arduous one. What keeps one going is one's passion for the end goal. Often, people sign up for opportunities that are in line with their expertise, b ... ut not our purpose. How do you then switch gears to align your skills with your life's calling, and still emerge successful? Tune in to discover answers as Rituparna Mandal catches up with Naiyya Saggi, who went from being a Lawyer to an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School, before founding her passion-project Baby Chakra, a celebrated technology platform for maternity and childcare, along with taking up the role of a Mentor at Facebook's #SheLeadsTech program.Read More

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    Rituparna Mandal
    General Manager, MediaTek Bangalore

    Rituparna Mandal
    General Manager, MediaTek Bangalore

    Naiyya Saggi
    Founder & CEO, Baby Chakra

    Naiyya Saggi
    Founder & CEO, Baby Chakra
  • 6:35am - 7:00am PT
    315 - APAC Track - Fireside Chat - From the Sticky Floor to the Glass Ceiling: Overcoming Barriers as Women in Tech [7:05-7:30pm IST]
    As Women in Tech, we hit numerous roadblocks: lack of fair opportunities, career breaks, not being given due credit for our efforts, not having enough seats at the table. We c ... an either choose to remain stuck to the sticky floor, or learn to break the glass ceilings that cage us. Mangalapadma Srinivasan delivers a power talk on how we can overcome barriers that hinder our growth and soar high to build remarkable, enviable careers in tech.Read More

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    Mangalapadma Srinivasan
    Director, Verizon Consumer Group, India

    Mangalapadma Srinivasan
    Director, Verizon Consumer Group, India
  • 7:00am - 7:45am PT
    316 - APAC Track - Kickstart Your Career with a Bang [7:30-8:15pm IST]
    "Well begun is half done." - Aristotle. We have all been there: unsure where to start our tech journey, uncertain of what awaits us in the future, unclear on how to chalk out ... next steps in our careers. Fret not! The WITI APAC Summit will host four young dynamic women, each with a unique journey, who have carved a niche for themselves in the world of tech, very early in their careers. We invite all students, graduates-to-be, and early career professionals to voice out their questions and gain valuable insights and actionable steps on how to kickstart a stellar career in tech.Read More

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    Liyana Sahir
    Incoming Masters Student, AI at IISc

    Liyana Sahir
    Incoming Masters Student, AI at IISc

    Arya Murali
    Vice President, WITI India

    Arya Murali
    Vice President, WITI India

    Sukriti Paul
    Genome Data Scientist, NonExomics

    Sukriti Paul
    Genome Data Scientist, NonExomics

    Mehul Smriti Raje
    Software Engineer, Google US

    Mehul Smriti Raje
    Software Engineer, Google US

    Lakshya Sivaramakrishnan
    Technical Program Manager, Google India

    Lakshya Sivaramakrishnan
    Technical Program Manager, Google India
  • 7:00am - 8:00am PT

    David Leighton
    Co-Founder and President, WITI

    David Leighton
    Co-Founder and President, WITI
  • 8:00am - 8:15am PT
    331 - Keynote Power Talk - The Changing Regulatory Environment of Diversity and Inclusion in Tech
    New laws and regulatory practices have historically been the necessary change that has led to meaningful movement toward fairness in the workplace. The technology sector is un ... der increasing pressure from government and regulatory bodies to demonstrate and meet commitments that ensure a diverse workforce. This session will cover the outcomes of recent changes in D&I laws, and set the stage for likely best practices that tech companies will need to incorporate in their future talent strategy and planning. Read More

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    Michelle Bailey
    Chief Executive Officer, Women In Technology International (WITI)

    Michelle Bailey
    Chief Executive Officer, Women In Technology International (WITI)

    Rene Redwood
    CEO, Redwood Enterprise, LLC

    Rene Redwood
    CEO, Redwood Enterprise, LLC
  • 8:15am - 8:35am PT
    332 - Keynote Fireside Chat - Harnessing Technology to Create a Disability-Inclusive and Accessible Future
    A penetrating look at how the intersection of race and disability is largely missing from current equity conversations. To build a future that is truly inclusive and accessibl ... e, we'll examine how technology could dismantle systemic barriers in education and employment - and positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. Read More

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    Noelle Silver
    Founder, AI Leadership Institute

    Noelle Silver
    Founder, AI Leadership Institute

    Heather Dowdy
    Global Accessibility Skilling Lead, Microsoft

    Heather Dowdy
    Global Accessibility Skilling Lead, Microsoft
  • 8:35am - 9:10am PT
    333 - Keynote Panel - Entrepreneurs: Having Social Impact
    Join our global panel as we explore entrepreneurs who are focused on social impact. The world needs positive social change - and together we can all make a huge difference. Wh ... at can one person do to create lasting sustainable change in the world? Our panelists will share their entrepreneurial journeys with you. We'll also discuss the pros and cons of the entrepreneurial journey and provide practical tips that can be implemented to assure impact. Read More

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    Debra Ruh
    CEO & Founder, Ruh Global Impact

    Debra Ruh
    CEO & Founder, Ruh Global Impact

    Betsy Bluestone
    Senior Director, Global Scouting & Partnerships, P&G Ventures

    Betsy Bluestone
    Senior Director, Global Scouting & Partnerships, P&G Ventures

    Dinis Guarda
    Founder, CEO, & Executive Chairman, Ztudium

    Dinis Guarda
    Founder, CEO, & Executive Chairman, Ztudium

    Jourdan Saunders
    CEO & Founder, The Resource Key

    Jourdan Saunders
    CEO & Founder, The Resource Key
  • 9:10am - 9:30am PT
    334 - Keynote PowerTalk - The Networking Journey to Success: What Goes Around Comes Around...
    Strong networking channels created over time are frequently the key to career success. The more senior the position, the more likely it was landed through an executive's netwo ... rk. Networking done through one-off meetings with excellent follow-on introductions and actions are valuable. However, it is also essential to realize that everyone we meet, connect with socially, or with whom we work, becomes a part of our personal eco-system and could impact us in unexpected ways. In this PowerTalk, Karen Cone - an experienced CEO and Board Director - shares her insights on how interactions throughout our career weave a web of connections that we can climb or can break us. Or, to quote Karen: "Beware of burning bridges."Read More

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    Karen Cone
    Advisory Boards Director, Venture Partner

    Karen Cone
    Advisory Boards Director, Venture Partner
  • 9:30am - 10:15am PT
    335 - Keynote Workshop - Never Be Bullied Again: How to Confront Toxic Bosses, Employees, Co-Workers & Family Members
    Is there anyone you know - and have to deal with - where an incoming text or email or voice mail from them or just the mention of their name puts a knot in your stomach? What ... if there were an immediately "doable by you" way to interact with them where you not only can stop avoiding them, but maybe even get them to behave in a civil manner? Bullying creates a miserable work environment that undermines performance and increases employee turnover. The only way to stop a bully - whether it's your boss, colleague, or employee - is to confront them. How to do that effectively is vital. This workshop will train you to effectively deal with any and all toxic personalities in your professional and personal lives. Prep: 1. Think about the most toxic and difficult people you have to deal with either as an employee, boss, or even an outsider.. 2. Be open and willing to learn effective techniques and tactics that will help you become proficient and confident in confronting these people. 3. Come with a list of any questions you have regarding handling any conflicts you may now be avoiding.Read More

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    Mark Goulston
    Owner, Mark Goulston, M.D., Inc.

    Mark Goulston
    Owner, Mark Goulston, M.D., Inc.
  • 10:15am - 10:25am PT
  • 10:25am - 10:45am PT
    337 - Keynote Fireside Chat - How Customer Experience Will Shape the Future of Tech
    A thought-provoking interview with the change-making /forward-thinking author of a Wall Street Journal best-selling book and one of the world's top management thinkers. Tiffan ... i Bova will share her views on topics including: * The Changing Role of Customer Experience in Building Relationships, Driving New Sales, and New Product Innovation * What "Digital First"means to all industries - Examples of how new innovations help companies reimagine customer experience and vice versa * Lessons from the Pandemic around productivity and engagement in a virtual world * The Role for Women in Driving Better Customer Experiences - meeting changing demographics, new buyers/personas, uncovering new opportunities * How employee experience and customer experience collideRead More

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    Michelle Bailey
    Chief Executive Officer, Women In Technology International (WITI)

    Michelle Bailey
    Chief Executive Officer, Women In Technology International (WITI)

    Tiffani Bova
    Global Customer Growth & Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce

    Tiffani Bova
    Global Customer Growth & Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm PT
    345 - Wellbeing Workshop - Yoga Nidra Meditation
    30 minutes of Yoga Nidra equal 2 hours of sleep. Research shows those who practice Yoga Nidra (which means "aware sleep") experience reduced levels of depression, stress, and ... anxiety - and an increase in mood, quality of life, and well-being. "Yoga Nidra is essentially making space for the brain to rewire negative thought patterns and destructive habits." For this dynamic guided relaxation meditation, you will need a quiet place to sit or lie down, an eye covering to block the light, warm clothing, and a Sankalpa (positive intention).Read More

    Rich Brenner
    Founder, TGB Inc

    Rich Brenner
    Founder, TGB Inc
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT
    346 - Wellbeing Session - Business Not As Usual: A Safe Space to Talk About Race
    Please join us as Denise Hamilton and Fred Sugerman from RACE RELAY (TM) create a safe space to talk about race. The mission of RACE RELAY (TM) is to demonstrate: story is ... medicine, and sharing stories with empathy at the core can be healing. So the healing begins with the process of hearing stories having a common thread; a thread that ties all human beings together - through our desires, our fears, and our racial biases. The intention of RACE RELAY (TM) is to dissolve disunity among those who are seated together, enable them to see a pattern to our biases, and perhaps go beyond tolerance to understand the commonality of our frailties.Read More

    Denise Hamilton
    Project Director, Race Relay (TM)

    Denise Hamilton
    Project Director, Race Relay (TM)

    Fred Sugerman
    Movement Artist & Educator

    Fred Sugerman
    Movement Artist & Educator
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm PT
    351 - Breakout Panel - The Female Perspectives on Navigating an Agile Career
    As the world moves through the complexity of COVID, the need to respond competitively to shifting market demands is imperative. And that means organizations are experiencing a ... n unprecedented focus on lean operations, delivering customer value, and investing in employee engagement. These are principles at the core of Agile, which means the demand for Agile roles and experience is substantial, and increasing. If you are navigating a career move or just curious about Agile, we have gathered a panel of experienced female agilists with varying career journeys. Our panelists will share three different Agile career perspectives: Agile Product Management, Scrum Mastery and Leadership, and Agile Software Development. Learn what different Agile roles entail, and ask your questions about tips, challenges, and successes in becoming an active architect of a career in Agile.Read More

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    Julee Everett
    Executive Vice President, Business Agility, ClearlyAgile

    Julee Everett
    Executive Vice President, Business Agility, ClearlyAgile

    Leslie Morse
    Product Owner, Professional Scrum Community, Scrum.org

    Leslie Morse
    Product Owner, Professional Scrum Community, Scrum.org

    Stephanie Ockerman
    Founder, Professional Scrum Trainer, Agility Coach, Agile Socks

    Stephanie Ockerman
    Founder, Professional Scrum Trainer, Agility Coach, Agile Socks

    Mica Syjuco
    Director, Global Head of DevOps & Agile Coaching, Avanade

    Mica Syjuco
    Director, Global Head of DevOps & Agile Coaching, Avanade
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm PT
    352 - Breakout Panel - The Future of Work
    As a result of COVID-19, remote workers can find it difficult to recreate the networks and relationships that once accommodated them. In this new age, it's time to ditch the s ... tigma around working remotely, and embrace flexibility. This panel discusses innovative ways to enhance your at-home work environment. Distributed work comes with unlimited potential, allowing professionals to do things they never could have done in a physical office - such as the independence-driven productivity of designing your own schedule, no matter your living situation. Gone are the scheduling expectations that confine traditional workplace environments! In this session, learn to balance flexibility and security for the digital era, combining HR with information technology and AI to foster a better professional experience. Also included: discussion on how to curate a world where hard work happens anywhere and at any time; a world that incorporates allyship by recognizing when others need support, and humbly offering them help, opportunities, and praise.Read More

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    Jovita Jenkins
    Executive/Leadership Coach, GOOYOW GROUP

    Jovita Jenkins
    Executive/Leadership Coach, GOOYOW GROUP

    Lia Garvin
    Executive Coach & Senior Program Manager, Google

    Lia Garvin
    Executive Coach & Senior Program Manager, Google

    Meerah Rajavel
    CIO, Citrix

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm PT
    353 - Breakout Panel - Women in the Drone Industry: Success in UAS!
    Hear from Drone Women thought leaders, ambassadors, and industry players as they talk all things relating to the State of the Drone Industry for Women. Women are an outstandin ... g asset - and phenomenal Drone experts changing mindsets are actively conducting business worldwide. Come be introduced to the trends and backgrounds of the drone market. Hear recommendations and get answers to all the burning Drone questions concerning careers, jobs, safety, regulations, and training - and how to get accessibility to the male-dominated UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) industry. The panel will cover: * Current Drone/Aerospace/UAS Industry Trends * Pathways for women and children in the Drone Industry * The value women bring to the Drone Industry * Career opportunities for women * Drone certification and hands-on training * Drone Associations and Organizations (USA & Africa)Read More

    Samantha Scully
    CEO, Sam Scully Staffing

    Samantha Scully
    CEO, Sam Scully Staffing

    Desi Ekstein
    Drone Diva Desi, On The Go Video.biz

    Desi Ekstein
    Drone Diva Desi, On The Go Video.biz

    Kim James
    Director, UAV Aerial Works (Pty) Ltd.

    Kim James
    Director, UAV Aerial Works (Pty) Ltd.

    Renee Jones-Welch, Ph.D.
    Founder & CEO, With Kids in Mind Foundation

    Renee Jones-Welch, Ph.D.
    Founder & CEO, With Kids in Mind Foundation

    Maggie Schuster
    Founder, UAS Plus Services

    Maggie Schuster
    Founder, UAS Plus Services
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm PT
    354 - Breakout Fireside Chat - Digital Transformation Leadership: Becoming An Exponential Executive
    Welcome to the age of exponentials! The rate of change is accelerating, powering digital transformations and impacting how leaders lead. What are the principles for digital tr ... ansformation and digital transformation leadership? How do you prepare yourself for an exponential future? These are the questions this session will explore.Read More

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    Marian Cook
    Solutions Principal, Slalom Consulting

    Marian Cook
    Solutions Principal, Slalom Consulting

    Purva Sule
    Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Digital Services, Northern Trust

    Purva Sule
    Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Digital Services, Northern Trust
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm PT
    355 - Wellbeing Center Workshop - Mindfulness and Movement
    Mindfulness and movement bring awareness to your mind, body, and spirit. In this session you'll learn to use guided and self-initiated movement to access information and inspi ... ration to help you with your leadership skills and goals. Read More

    Fred Sugerman
    Movement Artist & Educator

    Fred Sugerman
    Movement Artist & Educator
  • 2:00pm - 2:15pm PT
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm PT
    361 - Coaching Circle - Authentic Self-Promotion Strategies to Raise Your Visibility  (Limited Seating — Reserve My Seat)
    Many women are reluctant to actively promote their value because it feels self-serving or inauthentic. Rather than promote themselves, they prefer to believe that their work w ... ill speak for itself. Unfortunately, without the confidence and commitment to share your value with others, you may lose out on important opportunities to raise your visibility, make a bigger impact, and advance within your organization. In this interactive session, you'll learn practical, actionable strategies to help you authentically promote your value across your organization. Read More

    Kim Meninger
    Executive Coach, Your Career Success

    Kim Meninger
    Executive Coach, Your Career Success
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm PT
    362 - Coaching Circle - The Transformational Power of Changing Your Perspective  (Limited Seating — Reserve My Seat)
    As women in tech, we are continually faced with contradictions: be smart but not intimidating, be assertive but not bossy, be successful but not a show-off. What if instead of ... looking at who we are supposed to be or how we are supposed to act as binaries, we embraced the many facets of who we are and how to look at a challenge? Enter the power of reframing. By examining challenges through new perspectives, you have the power to unlock new realities never possible before. In this coaching circle we will explore how to reframe common scenarios like giving and receiving feedback, quieting the inner critic, managing impostor syndrome, and more. Read More

    Lia Garvin
    Executive Coach & Senior Program Manager, Google

    Lia Garvin
    Executive Coach & Senior Program Manager, Google
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm PT
    363 - Coaching Circle - Helping Kids (and Families) Stay Safe Online  (Limited Seating — Reserve My Seat)
    Over the past year, as our homes transformed into offices, classrooms, movie theaters, and more, the Internet became even more critical to our lives. It allowed us to stay con ... nected and productive, while we stayed home and safe. But it was not without its challenges. Our children were ushered into online spaces for school, for entertainment, and for social connections by necessity; with it came parental guilt and concerns about our children's safety. As we transition through the pandemic, what have we learned? What new uses of the Internet did we adopt as families that are worth keeping? Which ones are not? In this session, you’ll hear practical tips for helping your kids use the Internet in safe, positive, and productive ways. But you'll also have a chance to reflect on your family's relationship with technology over the past year, and consider how to focus on its benefits now and in the future.Read More

    Lynette Owens
    Founder & Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids & Families, Trend Micro

    Lynette Owens
    Founder & Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids & Families, Trend Micro
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm PT
    364 - Coaching Circle - Coach YOURSELF with Powerful Questions  (Limited Seating — Reserve My Seat)
    The benefit of having a coach is proven. However, you may not have access to a coach at the moment you feel the need. In this session, you will learn several powerful question ... s and techniques to guide you through both challenges and opportunities, from dealing with difficult people, failures, or new opportunities that you don't know what to do about. Sitting down in a quiet place with a piece of paper and a pen can do wonders to get more clarity. Read More

    Keiko Munechika
    Co-Founder, Daisuki Coaching

    Keiko Munechika
    Co-Founder, Daisuki Coaching
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm PT
    365 - Coaching Circle: Developing Awareness and Responsibility  (Limited Seating — Reserve My Seat)
    With every breakthrough moment, there is a very specific point in the journey where everything falls into place and makes complete and compelling sense. For me, this breakthro ... ugh moment happened as a result of my greatest failure as a sports coach. I was on the right track for developing awareness and responsibility in the athletes I coached, but I had one flaw that prevented success. Today I want to share where I went wrong and how I corrected my coaching process to ensure success.Read More

    Dean Lowrie
    Founder, Advantage Coaching

    Dean Lowrie
    Founder, Advantage Coaching

Thursday, June 24

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