Upcoming Events

While we are all enjoying the summer, check out these webinars you can download and watch anytime:

Wanting a Career Change? Here’s How to Get Clarity
Are you thinking about working in a new field or career? Do you need clarity to figure out what you want to do and how to make it happen? If you answered “yes” to these questions, this webinar is for you. You will learn exercises that can help you identify your strengths and interests, and give you tips about ways to explore new possible careers. By the end of the webinar, you will have strategies to start you on your way.
Download the webinar here. Cost: Free

Planning to Return to Work? What you Need to Consider
Time to go back to work? Are you mentally ready, but need help figuring out the different steps to make it happen? This webinar will tell you what you need to think about as you prepare to return to work and why each of those pieces are important. By the end of the webinar, you will feel more empowered and confident. You’ll know the next steps to take to move toward your goal of returning to work.
Download the webinar here. Cost: Free

Build Your Confidence Through Self-Talk
Interview with Kit Pang of Boston Speaks

When you’re psyching yourself up for an interview or networking event, how do you talk to yourself? We’re often not aware of what we say to ourselves, and we should be. We have the power to affect how we show up in conversations, and the first impression that we make. If we want to be confident and an effective communicator, there are ways to talk to ourselves. Here’s what you’ll learn about in this interview:
-Neuroplasticity: What it is and why it matters
-Inner critics: Who they are and what we can do about them
-An easy tool to start changing your self-talk
-Affirmations that really work to make you feel better!
Watch the interview here.

Here are my upcoming events:

November 30, 5:30 to 7:30 pm: Networking and Elevator Pitch for Women
Location: Arlington Workbar

Research has shown that most people find their next job through networking. Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, this workshop and mixer will help you learn and practice ways to feel more empowered when building professional relationships. We’ll talk about the who, what, why, when, and how of networking. Through both discussion and practical exercises to practice your pitch, you’ll build your confidence, get clear about your strengths, understand your networking goals, and recognize what is in your control in a networking situation. It’s time to get out there!
Register through ReBoot Career Accelerator here.

January 10, 7:30 pm: Rewriting Old Stories: Using the Power of Neuroplasticity for Personal Growth
Location: Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, MA

Personal and professional growth require change. The power of neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to create neural pathways throughout life – means that we can rewrite the old stories we tell ourselves to create new thoughts and behaviors. Join Deb Elbaum and her colleague Jennifer Riggs to learn about neuroplasticity – what it is, and how we can use it to help us make needed changes in order to feel happier, calmer and more empowered.
In this interactive evening, Deb and Jennifer will help participants learn ways to help enhance neuroplasticity and practice ways to break old patterns and create new ones.
More information here.

January 31, 7 to 8:30 pm: Introducing Yourself or Your Business in 30 Seconds (or less)
Location: Newton South High School

Imagine that you have 30 seconds (or less!) to explain what you do, what projects you are passionate about, or what your business is all about. Can you do it? If not, we’ll help you learn to give an “elevator speech” with ease and poise. It’s not just about the rehearsing, though we’ll cover that—we’ll go over body language, word choice, getting feedback, and above all else, how to grab someone’s attention with a compelling and interesting story. Be prepared to practice.
Register through Newton Community Education.