Past Webinars


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Negotiating Effectively: 6 Steps to Successful Outcomes with Ching Valdezco
September 12, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

We all negotiate a variety of issues and items every day. How do you get what you need without burning bridges? It’s not just “win or lose” – every interaction is an opportunity to build support for your proposals, while developing stronger long-term relationships.

In this webinar, negotiation expert Ching Valdezco shares practical techniques you can immediately apply to get better results and build more effective relationships. We’ll discuss strengths, challenges, fears and how to break through the ‘invisible scripts’ that hold you back.

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Stop Striving and Start Thriving – Create a Juicy Integrated Life™ with Anisa Rashad
August 1, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

Does your job come with a big title and great pay – but you're too busy to enjoy the perks that come with it? Does your calendar control you instead of the other way around? Are you feeling alone and anxious about meeting the demands of your role?

Executive Coach and Leadership Strategist Anisa Rashad can help you create a life with more of the things you want and less of the things you don’t? A life where you don't simply strive – you thrive!

Join us for this high-energy webinar and learn to:

  • Be intentional with your time
  • Stay off the merry-go-round and resist those who want to pull you back on it
  • Say "no" gracefully
  • Manage other people's expectations
  • More effectively allocate your time so that you plan your projects better

Anisa will share her proven JAMMM process to help you become more centered and grounded and better prepared mentally and emotionally to deal with life’s challenges. You'll leave with real-time strategies and a dose of inspiration to set you on the path to thriving and living a more Juicy Integrated Life (JIL)™.

"You own the time in your life – tell it where to go." – Anisa Rashad

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Self Compassion – Your Competitive Leadership Edge with Marie-Jeanne Juilland
July 11, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

Do you constantly push yourself to raise the bar on your performance? And at the same time, do you wonder how you can possibly sustain this kind of intensity over the long run? Ironically, one of the keys lies in a simple act of kindness – to yourself.

Marie-Jeanne Juilland will share with you the recent research behind self-compassion and, more importantly, simple practices that give you the resilience to make sure you finish the second half of 2018 at the top of your game.

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Building Your Brand with a Book Part 2 – Book Promotion and Marketing with Karen Leland
June 27, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

You sweated over the title, worked on weekends to finish the text and at last are holding in your hands the book you have always wanted to write. Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy a job well done.

Not so fast!

In this changing world of book publishing, the degree to which you promote your own book often determines your level of success. That means it’s up to you, the author, to finish the job you started. Part 2 of this webinar series, led by Karen Leland, shows you how to become a star, or at least proficient, at the art and science of book promotion and marketing.

Topics include:

  • Blog tours
  • Booking podcasts
  • The role of radio and TV
  • How to get reporters to cover you and your book
  • The best pitch for producers
  • Key elements of a book promotion strategy
  • 3 biggest (and most expensive mistake) authors make in book promotion

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Building Your Brand with a Book Part 1 – Self and Traditional Publishing with Karen Leland
June 6, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

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.

Topics include:

  • 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

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Workplace Sexual Harassment – Tearing Down Gender Barriers with Kelly Armstrong
May 16, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

“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.

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Mentors, Sponsors and Coaches – How to Leverage All Three with Jackie Welch
May 2, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

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.

You'll learn:

  • 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.

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From C-Suite to Boardroom: What You Can Do Today to Become a Board Member with Olga V. Mack

April 25, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

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.

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Ditch the Doubt: How Gender-Based Intelligence Will Make You Rethink Impostor Syndrome with Holly Berkley

April 4, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

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.

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Unconscious Bias at Work: The Decisions We Make (and the Decisions Made About Us)  with Laura Mather

March 7, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

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.

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Type R – Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World with Ama Marston

Feb. 28, 2018 | Webinar | Watermark

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.

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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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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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