Have you been toying with the idea of writing a book to build your business or personal brand? Many entrepreneurs and executives have reaped huge benefits from publishing. But getting there is a process, requiring dozens of decisions. Part 1 of this webinar, led by Karen Leland, will show you the pathway to conceiving, writing and publishing a successful book.
The 5 most common reasons why entrepreneurs and executives publish a book
The pros and cons of self vs. traditional publishing
Do you have the content for a book or just an article?
What’s in a book proposal and why you need one
Reasons to hire a ghost writer – or not
The art of getting an agent – or if you even need one
The brave new world of hybrid publishing
How and when you should approach agents/publishers
“Women who accuse men, particularly powerful men, of harassment are often confronted with the reality of the men’s sense that they are more important than women, as a group.”
― Anita Hill, Speaking Truth to Power
Join us for a candid discussion regarding the new era for sexual harassment in the workplace. In this webinar, led by attorney Kelly Armstrong, you'll learn:
• How to identify sexual harassment
• Your legal rights
• What to do if it happens.
Sexual harassment survivors – women and men – need to know how to safely speak up, and know that their raised voices can help tear down systemic barriers to women’s advancement.
California is a leader in sexual harassment protection for employees and provides guidance for progressive sexual harassment policies and procedures. New regulations enacted in 2017 include actual legal requirements for creating a confidential complaint process, timely response, impartial and timely investigations by qualified personnel, documentation and tracking for reasonable progress, options for remedial actions and resolutions and timely closure.
Employers are also required to provide a complaint mechanism so employees do not need to complain directly to their supervisor including a complaint hotline, access to an ombudsperson and identification of the local state agency and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
With the competitive and changing landscape in today’s work environment, achieving career success requires more than just hard work.
Mentorship, sponsorship – and even career coaching – are key aspects of workplace advancement. Look at any top executive today and you'll find any number of allies who have played a major part in that executive's career success.
In this webinar, professional development coach Jackie Welch provides clarity around the key differences between mentorship and sponsorship – and discusses how coaching can play a helpful role, too.
What to look for in a mentor, sponsor and coach
Best practices for approaching a mentor, sponsor and coach
How to structure these relationships
How to parlay these relationships into your career advancement
The value you can – and should – give back
Elevate your career with new insights into these key success ingredients.
The process of becoming a director may seem mysterious and magical – as if an invisible hand takes a few select professionals and gives them a corporate board seat.
This, of course, is a myth. The reality is much more intentional than magical. In fact, clear intention, educated choices, coherent strategy, time investment and flawless execution are all you need to eventually make your director dream a reality.
In this webinar, board expert and Watermark Make Your Mark Advocacy Award winner Olga Mack will address five questions that most professionals have in the beginning of their journey.
Now, more than ever, it is imperative that women be able to comfortably speak their truth. But years of accumulated social conditioning have taken a toll on our energy, creativity, productivity and inner integrity, with Impostor Syndrome and diminished confidence the all-too-common result.
Recent advances in gender intelligence have changed our understanding of how masculine and feminine brains function, clarifying the significant value of the complementary leadership competencies that women bring to the workplace.
In this webinar, Holly Berkley will share exciting data, insights and a process to clear the conditioning, shift your inner experience and free up your authentic voice.
Our #MeToo moment offers new case studies for understanding the impact of bias on our daily workplace experiences and our long-term career roadmaps. Take, for example, this excerpt from recent New Yorker article “The tech industry’s gender discrimination problem”:
"In 2015, a group of female tech investors and executives conducted a survey of 200 senior-level women in Silicon Valley. Titled “The Elephant in the Valley,” the study demonstrated how intertwined, and how pervasive, these kinds of discrimination are. Eighty-four percent of the participants reported that they had been told they were 'too aggressive' in the office, 66 percent said that they had been excluded from important events because of their gender, and 60 percent reported unwanted sexual advances in the workplace. A large majority of those advances came from a superior, and a third of the women said that they’d been worried about their personal safety. Almost 40 percent said that they didn’t report the incidents because they feared retaliation. 'Men who demean, degrade or disrespect women have been able to operate with such impunity – not just in Hollywood, but in tech, venture capital and other spaces where their influence and investment can make or break a career,' Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said. 'The asymmetry of power is ripe for abuse.'”
How are these incidents at once prevalent and under-scrutinized? In this webinar, Laura Mather, Ph.D., will dive deep into research findings on the ways implicit bias seeps into our day-to-day decision-making and influences:
1) Who is selected to fill our jobs
2) How individuals are treated in our workplaces
3) Who advances and receives promotions.
Laura will also present solutions that organization leaders should implement to mitigate these kind of microaggressions, as well as strategies for recognizing when you are the victim of implicit bias and steps to combat it.
Forget Type As and Bs. The future lies with Type Rs – the resilient individuals, leaders, businesses, families and communities that turn challenges into opportunities in times of upheaval, crisis and change.
The nature of stress has changed dramatically in recent years. We now live in a world where significant global challenges – including climate change, terrorism and political turmoil – impact us daily, alongside the stresses and strains of our professional and personal lives. This comes atop the pressures we face from the gender stress gap to the gender pay gap to facing greater trade-offs between career and home.
Now, more than ever, dealing with stress and challenges is about developing our own ability to learn, grow and innovate – in other words, creating Transformative Resilience.
In this webinar, Ama Marston, an internationally recognized strategy and leadership expert, explains how we can cultivate Type R strategies and mindsets in our own lives, work, leadership and businesses, and in the larger world as we navigate disruptive change and stress. Her talk draws upon research that spans the personal and professional, the local and the global, and reaches across psychology, neuroscience, business and politics. And, she will explore the keys to success, looking at examples of those who are progressing and thriving while addressing the unique stresses, challenges and barriers, that we face every day.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
• 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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