How to Get Out of the Alligator Pit - And Move On

Thu, May 23, 2019, 6:30 PM (CDT)

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Thanks to Carrie for speaking to #NPTechClubATX. We also appreciate Capital Factory live broadcasting/recording the presentation, and the link has been posted on this event description for your convenience. To learn more about Carrie and her work, here is her website!

Do you sometimes find yourself stuck in the proverbial alligator pit of too many responsibilities, personalities, and expectations? As nonprofit expert Beth Kanter notes, "overwork and stress can lead to burnout and depression and that can lead to even bigger problems. As a sector, we need to understand that working endlessly long hours is not productive."

Developing strong connections and inspiring buy-in and loyalty can be difficult with so many demands snapping at us. On top of that, we are often expected to lead with strong, visionary plans for the future.

Let’s get out of the pit, stay out, and move on! Author, coach and motivational speaker Carrie Vanston will give you ways to do just that. You will learn to:

· Consciously frame your point of view to the positive;

· Forget about compromise, focus on finding the other person's win;

· Clarify your “why” and others will be excited about your “what."

Increase engagement, improve productivity, and drive growth using positive thinking, "win-win" relationships, and shared vision. Come join in as we talk about being more effective and, equally important, happy and fulfilled leaders who are OUT OF THE PIT and moving on!

Carrie Vanston helps leaders increase their leadership and energy levels so they can reach their goals quicker and with less stress. Carrie co-authored the award-winning book, "MiniTrends: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends" with her father, Dr. John Vanston. She also directed the MiniTrends Project and the MiniTrends Conference Series for Technology Futures Inc. (TFI) for three years. Carrie is a Certified Professional Executive Coach and an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. 

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Thursday, May 23
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)


Capital Factory
Cisco Devnet Classroom, 701 Brazos Street Austin78701

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