Weekly Virtual Office Hours - with Barbara Mark, PhD
This is an interactive Q&A session. Please be prepared to have your audio and video connected; when you join, please mute your audio.
If you're going through a transition (and who isn’t?)—whether it's the current COVID-19 situation or an empty nest; a career shift; dealing with ageism, divorce, the loss of a spouse or parents; not to mention hot flashes in the conference room—this event will support you with many survival tips and tricks as well as the power that comes from information. For decades, Barbara Mark has worked with professional women in midlife to listen, guide, support and cajole them to clarity and decisive action as well as attaining professional and personal fulfillment and satisfaction. She is an in-demand speaker on the psychology of midlife women, the stages of adult development and how these stages impact career and leadership development in women.
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Watermark's new Weekly Virtual Office Hours are an opportunity to ask your questions and get immediate answers, solutions and recommendations for the issues that you face. The 30-minute session is face-to-face, allowing you and others to connect with the expert thinkers, leaders and solution-driven people you want to meet. Bring a cup of coffee, tea, and a snack during this personal and real conversation.
- Answering questions around support for unique circumstances
- The impact of upheaval and change on mental and physical health
- Navigating emotions and isolation
About Barbara Mark, Ph.D.
Barbara Mark, Ph.D. is an elite leadership, career and life strategies coach and advisor to senior executive women who find it can be lonely at the top. Barbara has been brought into the confidence of hundreds of professional women seeking to maintain inner balance while facing diverse external demands, personal ambition, and the desire to feel satisfied and fulfilled personally and professionally. She has been working with women in business for over 30 years across all industries from small-business to Fortune 100 companies as well as non-profits and has supported their success in the constantly changing landscape for female executives.
Determined to see more women at leadership tables, Barbara chose to use her clinical psychology training to support the continuing development of leadership skills and resilience in executive women. She uses her insights into human thought and behavior along with her decades of working with women in corporate settings to listen, guide, support and cajole them to clarity and decisive action as well as fulfillment and deep satisfaction. "Today's environment requires that we work together for the betterment of all. Women naturally bring skills to the table that are invaluable on the current global playing field. Life serves up many changes, opportunities, and challenges; my goal is to help and inspire women to face them with courage, passion, grit, wisdom, and grace."
She completed her masters in Humanistic Psychology with a focus in adult development and the psychology of women and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus in human potential and leadership. She is also certified in meditation instruction, stress management, and Interactive Guided Imagery - a process of creating change through visualization and focused attention.
Barbara is a recognized expert on the psychology of women and the stages of adult development and how these stages impact career development and leadership in women. As a result she is a sought-after coach by women who are looking to make appropriate and actionable personal and professional decisions at critical stages of their lives and careers. She has a deeply held passion for working with women in midlife. Helping her clients find clarity around everything from how to deal with career and life challenges to avoiding hot flashes in the boardroom makes her an invaluable asset to every woman in business. “I have been with very senior women leaders in every professional and personal situation along the continuum from their most broken, disappointed and confused to their most confident, successful, proud and empowered. I appreciate their confidence and trust."
Dr. Mark is a past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (2007-2011 president). She is a past-president of the International Association of Coaching, one of the two international certifying organizations for professional coaches (2003-2006). As the organization's 2nd president, her work was foundational and influential in the development of the coaching profession. Barbara also spearheaded the IAC's development of their globally-based certification criteria. She has served as a president of SFCoaches, the local chapter of the International Coach Federation; the president of Imagery International (the professional organization for practitioners of Interactive Guided Imagery); the vice-president of The Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, on the board of the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative and on the advisory board of AnnieCannons.
She is a recipient of the "2010 History Maker - Most Powerful Women of the Bay" Award, the 2011 NAWBO-SFBA Business Woman of the Year Award, the 2019 Bay Area Powerful Women Award, and is a frequent keynote speaker.
Barbara is also developing programs to bring Menopause Awareness into corporate and professional settings. She is educating leadership and helping them to develop a Menopause Policy so that women going through this time in their lives are supported rather than misunderstood and potentially suffer career derailment as a result of the symptoms of menopause.
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