The “Embracing Change” leadership series led by Julie Benezet is an opportunity to confront and convert professional challenges into positive change. Change can be hard at the best of times because of unknown outcomes and the scariness of uncertainty. This problem has become especially daunting with the unprecedented chaos caused by COVID-19. Dealing with COVID-19 has had repercussions on our health, economy and politics. It has also made change our only option. The work world is not the same, real estate is not the same and we are not the same. All of these add up to the need for finding new ways of thinking and doing things better to realize our dreams.
Combining conversation, insights and strategic tools, "Embracing Change" will help participants manage the uncertainty of the unknown, define their dreams and get past defensive behaviors to achieve positive change. Attendees will leave the program with an actionable plan to lead positive change in the workplace and raise their leadership game.
To encourage meaningful conversations and engagement, this leadership series will be limited to 60 participants.
Registration Includes ($450 Value)
Session 1 - NEW DATE: April 28 (3PM - 5PM)
You & the Unknown
- All 5 Workshops
- Julie's Book, The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None
- You Choose Paperback, Electronic or Audible Format
- Julie's Companion Journal, The Journal of Not Knowing: Charting Your Own Course
- Paperback Copy Delivered to Your Preferred Address
How does change impact your life? What impact has COVID and its ripple effects had on your business, career and personal life? How do leaders make new ideas happen and how are you as a leader of change? In this course you will understand the impact of change in your life and how it can lead to something better.
Session 2 - May 26 (3PM - 5PM)
Dare to Dream: The Risky Business of Leading Change
With all that has (or has not) changed in the world, what dream would you like to pursue to make life better? Who will benefit from that dream besides yourself and what do you need to know about them? In this course you will discover your relationship with risk and how you can embrace it to lead change.
Session 3 - June 23 (3PM - 5PM)
When you propose a new idea, the walls of resistance rise. The pushback comes from others and, even more so, you. In this course you will learn how to overcome self-sabotaging behaviors and fuel your leadership for change to achieve your dreams.
Session 4 - July 28 (3PM - 5PM)
Avoid Conflict Avoidance
Conflict avoidance appears everywhere in business and in life. Not dealing with it wastes precious time, resources, and talent. Overcoming conflict avoidance requires recognizing its many forms, understanding one’s personal relationship with conflict and then knowing how to overcome it. In this course you will learn how to take behavorials risks to win support for change.
Session 5 - August 25 (3PM - 5PM)
Your Executive Presence
To carry you through the scariness of trying new ideas, you need strong internal fuel. Who are you as a leader and what purpose drives you through uncertain situations? What have seasoned leaders learned about taking chances and themselves to create positive change? What is your plan to lead change to achieve your dream? In this course you will define who you are a leader and develop a plan to lead change and achieve your dreams.
About Julie Benezet:
Julie has devoted her professional life to exploring the new, building businesses and helping others do the same. She speaks, coaches and writes on leading and living in the 21st Century and decoding human behavior in the face of change.
Her book, The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None, advocates a new approach to leadership that confronts rather than avoids fear of the unknown to create a better future. The book received a 2020 Distinguished Favorite NYC Big Book Award and a 2020 Independent Press Distinguished Favorite Award for leadership, the 2016 Foreword INDIES Silver Medal for Business & Economics and a 2017 IBPA Gold Medal.
Julie earned her stripes for navigating the unknown when she spent four years as Amazon's first global real estate executive through the company's early steep ramp up phase to its emergence as a thriving enterprise. Before joining Amazon.com, Julie poured her energy into building management and real estate companies serving clients that ranged from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups and working as a finance lawyer in New York and Seattle.
Julie led for 10 years the "Challenges of Leadership" program for executives at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has appeared and written in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Tech Republic, The Zweig Letter and SWAAY.
She lives in Ashland, Oregon with her husband. She loves to read mysteries, explore new wineries, and wander through compelling physical environments.
Space is Limited | Registration includes all 5 sessions