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Conscious Leadership: Why Leadership is Mostly About Paying Attention

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 8:30-11:00am
Location: Buchanan Hall – Advanced Technology and Business Center

We live in a world of more intake than ever before. At any given moment, it seems that there are is an infinite list of things competing for our attention: an unanswered email, an incoming text, a task we've been meaning to get to for the last week, and our team member who has a question. It can make us feel like we're playing Whack-a-Mole: trying to keep our heads above water while making progress on our ongoing to-do lists. When this is our reality, it is almost impossible to effectively lead ourselves—let alone other people. At the end of the day, leadership happens in the moments, and in order to lead effectively, we need to be present in those moments. Explore how to increase overall leadership effectiveness by tuning in, clearing out distractions, and creating meaningful connections with the people around us.

Facilitator – Sarah Young

 Sarah is an experienced talent management professional who has led multiple teams and projects in the corporate world, in her roles as implementation executive, staff management executive, implementation executive, and HR director. She is an entrepreneur, a certified professional co-active coach and leadership development consultant, and the founder of Zing Collaborative. She specializes in creating high-impact, highly experiential events, courses, workshops, and retreats that consistently receive top ratings from participants and clients.

During her time in the corporate world, Sarah partnered with executives from top healthcare institutions across the country to transform the way they provided care, owned leadership development programming across a 6500 person company, led staffing for a division of 1000+ people, and managed the hiring of 2000+ team members. Sarah is wildly passionate about empowering others to make the greatest impact possible in a way that feels alive. She blends real-world corporate experience with leadership development expertise, certified professional co-active coaching, and approaches that pull from cutting-edge research, agile methodology, and mindfulness. Clients state that their work with Sarah is actionable, relevant, sustainable, and transformative.

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