New for 2016: The Coaching Track

Do You Find Yourself Unsure of How To:

  • Step Into a Larger Role?
  • Take an Idea and Build a Startup?
  • Reach for that Next Level in Your Career?

Do you Replay in Your Head Every Wrong Word You Said in a Meeting?

We believe good coaching on professional development skills from those who have conquered the career challenges you’re facing will increase your odds of achieving positive outcomes.

With such positive feedback on the Coaching Circles offered at last year’s Summit, by popular demand the COACHING TRACK at the 2016 WITI Summit will feature more than 120 informal Coaching Circles and One-on-One Coaching, as well as more structured Coaching Workshops.

These 60-minute mini-coaching morsels are an opportunity to engage with a qualified coach and discuss a work-related or personal topic of your choosing. Coaching topic areas include:

  • Leadership Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Observation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Work/Life Balance
  • And More...

Each Coaching CIRCLE Consists Of

  • A Qualified, Professional Coach
  • A Topic in which the Coach has Experience and Expertise
  • 5-10 Women Interested in that Topic
  • Space for the Circle that is Conducive to Share and Learn Together

You can feel completely free to just listen or participate 100% – no pressure – just a lot of “AHA! moments” and gathering information you can immediately apply when you return to your office.

Coaching WORKSHOPS – more traditionally-structured 60-minute interactive presentations – will also offered Sunday through Tuesday.

Tips to get the most from Coaching Circles

  1. Be on time. Coaches will adhere to the signup schedule.
  2. Laser your question. For this mini-coaching format, the narrower and more specific your question, the better. For example, asking, “What do I say to a boss who says __________?” will yield more concise coaching than a question like, “What’s my next career move?”
  3. Tailor your expectations. If you are coming to a coach with a longstanding or complex issue, expecting a solution from your coach in 20 minutes isn't realistic or fair.
  4. Coaches vary widely. Bios on all the Summit coaches are available online to help you make better matches. Even so, only sitting with your coach will establish if there’s coaching chemistry.
  5. If you would like post-Conference coaching support, ask your coach if she/he is available for this, and in what form.
  6. If you need more coaching time, or slots are already filled with your preferred coach, don’t despair. We will make contact information available for those coaches willing to offer post-Conference coaching consultations.

Here is a just a taste of the Circles and Workshops being planned for the WITI Summit Coaching Track (click here for the complete schedule):

  • Breaking Through Bias: Retraining the Brain to Ignite Innovation
  • Creating Connections and Building Business Alliances
  • Cultivating Disruptive Diversity
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?
  • Generations in the Workplace: Introducing iGeneration
  • How to Build Better Relationships by Avoiding the 4 Behaviors that Sabotage Them
  • How to Create a More Engaging Working Environment When Leading and Managing Teams
  • How to Win without Fighting: The Art of Everyday Negotiations
  • How to Work with Half-Grown Men
  • How Women Can Better Support Women: A Real Power Tool in Business
  • Interview Skills: Take the Lead and Get the Job!
  • Lead Outside Your Comfort Zone: Four Strategies To Create A Greater Impact
  • Leadership Essentials: Executive Presence, Influence, and Persuasion
  • New Employee Accelerator
  • Returning to the Workforce Confidently (Even If You’ve Been Out of the Game for a While)
  • Think You Need the Title to Be a Leader? Think Again!

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