Join us for a discussion about the book Take the Leap. I will be in discussion with Stacy Bare former Iraq war veteran who found healing from PTSD and substance abuse partly through the outdoors. Stacy has made getting other veterans and those suffering into outdoor activities the cornerstone of his work at the Sierra Club and his current ventures. Stacy will talk about taking a leap and changing his life and devoting his life to helping others change too. We will talk about how careers can be vehicles for larger transformation, the power of change, and how to do it.
Interested in making any kind of career leap? Want to break into tech even if you have no coding skills? Timur Meyster shares how he broke into tech and how others can pivot to a high-paying tech career both for coders and non-coders.. The Co-Founder of Career Karma and Breaking Into Startups shares his insight and expertise.
Talking about Hollywood dreams, screenwriting, producing, acting, and what it takes to get there, when to pivot and when to stick with it. In conversation with reality TV production assistant-turned-million dollar screenwriter Lauryn Kahn and actor to hotel manager to producer Jason Carden about their Hollywood journeys.
Join me in conversation with Agatha Achindu who saw a business opportunity that would help other mothers after her first son was born. Agatha left her job in IT at a Fortune 500 company and took the leap to start Yummy Spoonfuls. Agatha will talk about the reality of taking the leap as a mom, the financial reality, and how she went from cooking in her kitchen to having Walmart as her biggest client. An inspiring night for anyone who dreams of taking the leap into a new career.
Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life
Author Sara Bliss, a journalist who pivoted careers herself, talks with four women featured in her new book Take the Leap—make-up guru Bobbi Brown, designer Suysel dePedro Cunningham, chef Angie Mar, and media personality Oneika Raymond—on how they took charge of their dreams and made them a reality—and how you can too.
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Talking about my new book Take the Leap and the lessons learned from 63 people who made radical life and career changes. In conversation with Ge Wang who went from lawyer to Founder of ESQ clothing, outfitting some of Chicago’s biggest names in entertainment, sports, and business. Ge shares his reasons for making a major career pivot (which he never expected), the hurdles he overcame, and advice he has for anyone wanting to make a big career leap. See you at the Book Cellar Chicago.
Book signing and conversation with former NFL player now Activist, Artist, and Author Aaron Maybin
Talking about career leaps & making major life changes at this convo and book signing. In Conversation with Tess Finnegan who went from Federal Trial Attorney to Florist and owner of Green Hydrangea Flowers in DC. Join us!