Boulder Startup Week 2021 Boulder Startup Week 2021

Women Inspiring Leadership Development (WILD)

Monday, May 10, 2021

- MDT
Being Resilient in the Midst of Change, Growth and Uncertainty
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Tara Powers
Tara Powers
Powers Resource Center LLC, CEO

Change is inevitable, necessary for growth and sometimes painful. All organizations undergo changes – whether it’s a pandemic, merger, acquisition, downsizing, restructuring – or even simply new leadership - change happens. And yet when change happens, it can throw people into chaos.

Transformational change significantly impacts people emotionally and can wreak havoc on productivity. It’s important to understand the natural cycle of change and have proven tools to build a resiliency mindset. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be more prepared to handle the constant change you're faced with and choose beliefs, thoughts and emotions that serve you more effectively.

In this interactive discussion, participants will learn about living in a VUCA environment, how to navigate emotional shifts during change, building a resiliency mindset and focusing on well being. Feel more confident and equipped to handle the daily hiccups and challenges that come your way, by exploring key topics such as:

- What it means to live in a VUCA world - The impacts of transformational change - The emotional stages of change and how to address them - Tools to build a resiliency mindset - Six elements of well being and why they matter

About Tara: Tara Powers believes that deep, authentic human connection will change the world. She also believes that companies have an opportunity and responsibility to build inclusive, safe spaces where people can show up and do the best work of their lives, together. With more than 25 years of experience as a Talent Development consultant and leadership expert, Tara Powers is on a mission to help fast growing companies and socially responsible organizations boost employee passion, build connected virtual teams and develop leaders that people choose to follow. Author of Success University for Women, Virtual Teams for Dummies and Working from Home for Dummies, Tara’s commitment is to serve as a catalyst for positive change and create workplaces where people thrive.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

- MDT
Laughing our way to Resilience Community Happy Hour
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Daedre Malone
Daedre Malone
WILD Council, Community Outreach Chair
WILD
WILD
WOMEN INSPIRING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Come join your (new) friends at the WILD council and create connection through shared laughter! This informal happy hour is open to anyone and everyone. The fun folks from Laughter on Call will show you how to take care of your own health and well being while strengthening your RESILIENCE, just as they have for well known clients; Deloitte, Harvard Business School, Microsoft, Salesforce, and the list goes on and on.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

- MDT
Authentic Mentorship: Creating and Leveraging Genuine Connection in a Professional Setting
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Many of us can point to fulfilling experiences where someone shared knowledge or paved the way for us in our career. It's great when that person happens to be your supervisor or colleague, but it can be daunting to find ways to foster those types of meaningful connections if they don't naturally present themselves.

No matter the stage of our career, there is always more we can learn, as well as much we can share. So, in this session, we will explore the different types of mentorship, how to find and develop genuine connections with other professionals, and ways to give back to those coming behind us.

Friday, May 14, 2021

- MDT
Navigating difficult conversations
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Andrew Wien
Andrew Wien
andrewwien.com

Do you say yes when you really mean no? Do you struggle to share difficult news? Do conversations about race, politics, gender, or climate make your blood boil?

All of these topics are difficult. Talking about them is difficult. Difficult conversations are, well, difficult. They make us feel uncomfortable, awkward, or anxious. A lot of times it feels easier to avoid them.

Avoiding them comes at a cost. Nothing changes. No one learns or grows. Instead, you grow [insert appropriate negative emotion] as you are caught with the same problem over and over and over. There is a better way!

Come learn the 5 step approach in this workshop.

Andrew Wien is a keynote speaker and trainer who works with corporations, individuals, and groups to help them turn toward difficult conversations with confidence.