Thursday, September 17, 2020 / 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Author of Open Says Me: THE System That Can Open Any and All Opportunities In Your Career
Professional networking expert and author Carlos Davis has seen networking defined in numerous ways. Is it passing out business cards? Is it use of social media? Is it ‘all about the numbers’? Is it just for extroverts? With numerous years of professional networking coaching, professional speaking, working in the corporate environment, and real life business experience, his view is radically different. He shares that networking is less about your needs and more about the needs of others.
Get ready to move, be energized, and be empowered with the mindset, tools, and strategies of professional networking and community building to create and sustain opportunities for yourself and those around you!
Friday, September 18, 2020 / 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Dr. Bryan Robinson
Professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, psychotherapist in private practice, and award-winning author
Dr. Robinson is an author of two novels and 40 nonfiction books that have been translated into 15 languages. He has appeared on 20/20, Good Morning America, ABC's World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, NBC Universal, the CBS Early Show, and The Marketplace on PBS. He hosted the PBS documentary “Overdoing It: How to Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself.” His book, Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them, is now in its third edition (New York University Press, 1998; 2007; 2014). He developed the Work Addiction Risk Test (WART), an instrument used worldwide to measure work addiction. His latest book from William Morrow/Harper Collins is #Chill: Turn Off Your Job and Turn on Your Life (2019) and Daily Writing Resilience: 365 Meditations & Inspirations for Writers from Llewellyn Worldwide (2018). He is a monthly contributor on leadership and careers for Forbes.com, Psychology Today (called the Right Mindset) Thrive Global, and The Big Thrill. Bryan writes both fiction and nonfiction. His latest novel is She’ll Be KILLING ‘Round the Mountain. He lives in Asheville with his spouse, one Yorkie, three Golden Doodles, and Krishna, an adopted cat, who wandered into their lives, along with occasional bears at night.
We’ve crowded our lives so much that we’ve lost touch with our center—a place within I call the thrive mind. Survive minds have gradually taken over on a universal and individual scale, as evidenced in mass shootings, racially motivated murders, hate crimes, deadly reactions to the Covid-19 lockdown, and terrorists’ attacks around the world. On an individual level, the survive mind will colonize our heart and decide our fate if we forfeit our power to it. Many have, and many will. We have a choice to permit our lives to be driven by the survive mind or drawn from the thrive mind’s wisdom, compassion, harmony, and resilience. Our lives are shaped from the inside out. If we lose our inner connection, in small ways and big, our lives, the workplace, and the world unravel.