Past Webinars

Leveraging Strengths & Impact – Playbook for Building Social Capital with Sumayyah Emeh-Edu

Feb. 7, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

Navigating the corporate world can be difficult. Surviving vs. succeeding involves an intricate dance of placating the masses and expressing your authentic self. Leadership and inclusion expert Sumayyah Emeh-Edu shows you how to develop and execute a strategic plan to reach your professional goals.

Although skills and competencies are imperative, social capital can be just as important in securing promotions or dream projects. Research shows that increased visibility and amplification of contributions can be the crucial bump needed for seizing opportunities – especially for underrepresented groups.

You will learn the first step in creating an effective plan is understanding your own strengths and value to your organization. Through an inclusive lens, gain perspectives on the unspoken rules of engagement, managing microaggressions and how pay it forward. And learn how garner and rally mentors and sponsors – they're necessary allies in building support.

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Cracking the Confidence Code with Charmaine McClarie

Jan. 10, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

Have you ever felt that your lack of confidence was holding you back from getting that promotion or higher pay – or from greater joy and ease? Do you wonder how some manage to look and act confident even in the most challenging situations? What's their secret?

You loved Charmaine McClarie at our Watermark Leadership Conference last summer. Learn more as Charmaine unveils those secrets, demonstrates how to turn your ideas into powerful action, shows you how to be seen and heard for the value you add and empowers you to have your best year ever.

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Courageous Presence: Building Your Career and Your Brand with Cindy Solomon

Dec. 6, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

Have you ever noticed that there are some in the organization who are “known” for their expertise? Looked to for the tough assignments or discussed for the promotions? How is it that they were able to build that brand for themselves seemingly without ever having to lift a finger? Well, it’s not as easy as it appears.

In this provocative, funny and challenging program, Cindy Solomon will share her take on why some of us get ahead and some of us are held up by barriers we may even create ourselves. 

While executive presence is discussed frequently, Cindy’s research shows that it’s actually Courageous Presence that allows many of us to more effectively and quickly build our internal brands and spheres of influence in order to rise up through our organizations.   

You’ll learn:

  • The three types of Courageous Presence and how to cultivate one to your highest potential
  • Targeted communication strategies to help you circumvent the normal hierarchy 
  • Micro-mentoring strategies to impact your career both today and tomorrow

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Mastering Your Own Resiliency in Any Work Environment with Indigo Dutton

Nov. 1, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

Energy management is a skill that too few people learn. Most people don't even think about their energy levels until they get sick or exhausted. In this one-hour workshop, you'll learn to create an effective personal plan for managing your well-being in whatever work environment in which you find yourself. How do you get out of multi-tasking and into focused ease?

By learning the skills that Indigo Ocean Dutton teaches in this webinar, you'll be able to create good habits that keep your energy working in your favor in the areas of emotion, purpose, physicality and mental clarity. Come prepared with pen and paper so you can record your plan and have it to guide you in the workplace as your personal secret key to success.

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The Art of Storytelling with Valerie Chan

Oct. 4, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

We are all in the business of communications – from how we present ourselves to colleagues, clients, friends and family to how we present our businesses and our brands. And one of the main tools we use in both personal and professional context is storytelling. In this webinar, Valerie Chan, founder of Plat4orm PR, will demystify the art of storytelling and provide a comprehensive breakdown of the key components necessary to develop an effective storytelling strategy including:

• What makes a compelling story
• Applying the principles of storytelling in a corporate context
• Evolving your storytelling strategy at various stages of your company’s lifecycle
• Key takeaways to begin building your story

The art of storytelling is not a secret. There are clear, measurable steps that you can take to create and deliver a compelling narrative. Join us for this webinar to learn more.

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Stepping Up Your Success Strategy with Jennifer Blair

Sept. 6, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

You’ve got one quarter left in the year. Are you where you want to be in your career? Your life? Are you achieving the goals you set at the beginning of the year, and if not, what will it take to end your year on a high note?

Join Life Coach Jennifer Blair as she helps you identify what’s working and what's not working, and shows you how to move forward to achieve what you truly want. In this webinar, Jennifer will help you:

  • Review, or re-establish, your top goals for this year
  • Identify your 2017 accomplishments to date
  • Prioritize inspired action items and your workload to move you forward
  • Use strategic leadership techniques to boldly move through what blocks you or holds you back
  • Define what success will look like at the end of the year

End the year on an excellent note – and ace your annual review!

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Successfully Managing Challenging or Difficult People with Marvell Allen

Aug. 2, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

There’s no question about it: We are all human, and there will come a time when we will experience interactions with challenging or difficult people, both in the workplace and in our personal lives. In the workplace, difficult people can create a negative environment, impede team progress on projects and reduce employee engagement and motivation. In our personal lives with friends and families, they can be disruptive to our family structure and create tension that often surfaces over and over again.

In this webinar, we’ll review a few reasons why people can be difficult in the workplace and several ways you can begin to have control in your interactions with these team members or colleagues.

We’ll discuss:

• Understanding the reasons for difficult or challenging behavior
• Why it’s important to focus on solutions and not the person
• Using the “Issue-Impact” model to create an environment for constructive two-way dialogue in an effort to provide understanding about the impact of their behavior in a given situation
• The importance of active listening, on-going communication and feedback

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Authentically YOU with Bindu Garapaty

July 5, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

In this webinar, Bindu Garapaty addresses how your true and false selves are developed and deepened. You will explore the value and the purpose of knowing which "self" surfaces and identify practical skills to integrate your reactions and experiences. You will walk away from this webinar with a strategy to identify your most authentic self, have greater insights into your leadership character and embrace the authentic YOU.

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High Performance and Mental Toughness in the Workplace with Sheryl Kline

June 7, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

It's one thing to be a high performer from time to time – but quite another to be a sustainable high performer over the long haul. According to Certified High Performance Coach Sheryl Kline, to be a true high performer in your career, you must be mentally tough and reach new heights in your relationships and personal wellness, as well. Sheryl covers the five pillars that lead to heightened and sustainable High Performance as well as the key factors of Mental Toughness needed to get there. Learn the habits of the world's highest performers and take away clear, actionable steps on how to plan and achieve your absolute best while finding joy in the process.

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Web Meetings that Wow with Sheri Jeavons

May 31, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

Great web meetings empower you to communicate your message to people all over the world in a dynamic way. It’s not just about webcams and desktop sharing, though. It’s about you, the communicator. Sheri Jeavons of Power Presentations will show how to unite remote workforces, conduct on-the-spot collaboration, decisively communicate complex information, inspire through vocal energy, engage international attendees and more.

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How to Get to the Boardroom with Shellye Archambeau

April 26, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

So you want to serve on a public board. Now what? What steps should you take? How to you prepare for a board search? These and many other questions and topics are addressed in this Watermark Webinar with Shellye Archambeau, Watermark board member who serves on the boards of both Verizon and Nordstrom.

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Harness Your Emotions for Powerful Leadership with Joie Seldon
April 5, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

Joie Seldon's practical approach to Emotional Intelligence features essential tools to manage emotions in ways that:

• Reduce conflict with co-workers
• Diminish stress
• Create more fulfillment
• Make the workplace more enjoyable

You will learn the value of all emotions, even those labeled as negative, and how embracing your emotions allows you to strengthen your self-confidence and your ability to be the master of your own fate.

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Yes/No: How 2 Simple Words Determine Your Balance with Akanke Adefunmi

March 1, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

The average person makes 35,000 decisions per day. These accumulated choices all work together and send ripples outward through your work and personal lives. Each decision you make can determine whether you stay in or fall out of balance. Getting and staying clear about your “Yes” and “No” is your ticket to lasting fulfillment and balance at work and home.

In this webinar, Personal Success Coach Akanke Adefunmi will take you through the steps to understand:

• The answer to the question, “Is work-life balance even possible?”
• 3 key factors that block your ability to achieve balance
• How to stop juggling so you can start living
• How to free up your time and energy for the people, things and projects you love
• How to master the “choice challenge” for good

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Behind Closed Doors: Executive Coaching Revealed with Rita Graziano and Connie Feghali

February 8, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

What is executive coaching and who benefits from being coached? Is the ROI of executive coaching measurable? What is it like to be the leader being coached? What are the phases of a coaching engagement?

These are a few of the many questions that will be addressed in this very special Watermark Webinar, designed to keep your 2017 on track.

Co-presenters Rita Graziano, CEO, Avanti Leadership Group, and Connie Feghali, Director, NetApp Customer Support Operations, will present on the experience of executive coaching in large companies. If you've been interested in working with an executive coach, here's your chance to learn everything you need to know before diving in. Rita and Connie will tell you what to look for in a coach and how the experience will help you grow as a leader.

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Essential Skills for Leading Change with Kelly Simmons

January 4, 2017 | Webinar | Watermark

What is your role in the change equation? Research tells us that if you are in an organization, you encounter change sometimes or frequently. The way you lead change impacts yourself, others and the organization. What do you need to know? How do you lead change? What are the skills you must master? Join Kelly Simmons, Senior Faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, to learn how you can up your game in change leadership and deliver results.

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