SHIFT to Heart Health – A Message from the American Heart Association

By Jennifer Redmond Executive Director, Omaha American Heart Association As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Today, that applies more than ever to women’s health. That’s why the American Heart Association is urging women to schedule a well-woman visit this February to celebrate American Heart Month. A well-woman visit an annual physical and discussion about your health that all women should get to help identify serious health concerns before they become life threatening – such as heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of women, taking one in three
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What can we all do to advance women leaders? The Language of Leadership

By Lori Mackenzie 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference Keynote Session Speaker I developed the talk, the Language of Leadership, in response to the question, “What can we all do to advance women leaders?” Advancing women’s leadership is a complex challenge. If it were easy, it would be done! And the more one knows, the more the issues intertwine and thus, feel inextricable. Understanding that cultural norms shape expectations—our own and those that others have for us—and seeing how those expectations can become barriers, sheds light on the cycle of inequality which has been maintaining the status quo. In the face of
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Generations & Transformations

Video Blog by Curt Steinhorst  2016 Women’s Leadership Conference Main Stage Keynote Speaker Click the image above to view a special message from Curt Steinhorst of the Center for Generational Kinetics. He provides a preview into his research and expertise on the transformational impact of the 4 – almost 5 – generations in today’s workplace. He’ll be sharing more as our morning keynote on April 6!
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What is IMPACT? A Note from the Program Leaders

By Todd Darnold, Phd  & Nicole M. Bianchi, SPHR and PCC IMPACT Program Leaders COLLABORATION is critical to the success of any leader and any team… when we collaborate we tend to identify new possibilities.   In our new program –IMPACT:  Leading High Performing Teams, we go beyond the typical leadership development experience.   WHY?   Because we believe development of leaders and teams must to be based on best practices, experiential and peer learning but equally as important – SUSTAINABLE.
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Coaching: Helping You to Think Outside the Box

By Laura Roccaforte, Marty Malley, Karen Baldwin & Dawn Gelderloos 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Coaching Corner Coaches ICAN Program Leaders You are the author of your life and your work, and a coach can help you discover your personal and professional potential and guide you to think outside of the box.  Coaching is about creating and implementing a powerful vision for your life.  It is a process that helps you to generate strategies and solutions that are best for You!
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Boost Your Creativity!

By Nicole Williams 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker Sitting in the same office staring at the same co-workers day in and day out can lead to major apathy. How can you blast yourself and your team out of a rut to think more creatively about your work? Here are a few ways to rekindle your inspiration.
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The Stunning Power of Collaboration

By Stacey Flowers 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker Click image above to view a video blog by Stacey Flowers about how to harness the stunning power of collaboration, dispel the myths and draw out the best skills from a group to work towards a successful goal.
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Confidence, Composure, Credibility: The 3 C’s of maintaining a collaborative spirit at work

By Michelle Ray 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker It is often said that we spend more time with our work colleagues than our own families. With many of us working long hours, the pressure of juggling multiple tasks, doing more with less and managing mounting stress can often take a toll. In addition, we find ourselves spinning our wheels knowing that we need to be the best versions of ourselves at all times; maintaining a helpful and pleasant demeanor with our internal and external clients alike. However, the ability to work collaboratively while being mindful of our emotions sometimes
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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

By Selena Rezvani 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference Breakout Session Speaker On a regular old day, you’re plugging along, attending to the work tasks in front of you. Maybe you’re plotting out what assignments are coming up. Maybe you’re engrossed in a project with a tight deadline. Either way, you’re feeling good, generally speaking, about your work, your career decisions and progress. And then you do it.
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