Recover and Thrive

Recover and Thrive

RECOVER & THRIVE PART 1 & 2:

PART 1: MY CALLING TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR SOCIAL GOOD

OCTOBER 15, 20202 PM – 3:30 PM

Kelly Lyndgaard
CEO & Founder
unshattered.org

How can your business solve a social problem while also making a great product? Kelly Lyndgaard shares her journey from corporate executive in the IT industry to starting a non-profit – Unshattered – that employs women in recovery from addiction.

Unshattered provides pathways toward economic independence and sustained sobriety and boasts a ZERO percent relapse rate for their team. Kelly’s “Theory of the Universe” will help you make the most impact with your limited time and resources. You’ll also hear how the women of Unshattered – previously addicted, incarcerated, and homeless – led the shift of Unshattered’s business model to serve their community, skyrocket their online sales, and achieve their highest revenue ever. Unshattered has been featured as #5 on Huffington Post’s Style and Beauty Gifts that Give Back. Their team is proving that women in recovery can thrive and that entrepreneurship can change lives.

PART 2: VIRTUAL SPINNER OR WINNER?
COLLABORATION AND WORKFLOW IN THE NEW ABNORMAL

Paul Zikopoulos
Paul Zikopoulos
IBM VP Cognitive Systems
Professional Speaker & Author

Some wonder when we are going back to “normal”, some call it the “new normal”, for now, I’ll call it the “new abnormal”. Whatever your definition of normal is (or will be), things have changed — making a virtual collaboration and workflow game essential within your business, across your value chain, and with your clients. 

In this talk you’ll hear about four special software categories you have to have on your COVID checklist so your business operations can thrive rather than dive. This isn’t a talk about how to build a digital presence … but more so about how to operate digitally. You get a bounty of proven hints and tips that will make you feel confident when operating in a virtual environment and some proven best practices to virtually engage any audience. But here’s the thing: no matter what the future holds, does COVID go away, is there a second wave, did you time warp to a world where COVID never existed (please take me with you) … what you’ll learn in this talk will have you well positioned as a virtual winner with skills for any world.


RECOVER & THRIVE: PART 3

BEND IT LIKE HELEN
THE NOT SO FAIRY TALE JOURNEY TO A FAIRY TALE ENDING

OCTOBER 29, 2020 • 2 PM – 3 PM

Helen Stoumbos
President/CEO,
the Guelph Games
Co-Founder, Canada Women’s Soccer Alumni

Helen Stoumbos, Canadian World Cup Soccer star discusses her time on the national team and her paralyzing struggle with anxiety and confidence.  Helen shares how she overcame her negative mind chatter and went on to become one of Canada’s most well-respected female soccer player and a member of the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. 

Find out how her journey as an athlete paved the way for her life as a business leader and how her biggest struggles became her biggest lessons. Lessons that have helped her navigate through some of life’s toughest challenges and continue to guide her through these unprecedented COVID times.


RECOVER & THRIVE: PART 4 & 5

PART 4: HOW TO RAISE FUNDING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

NOVEMBER 12, 20202 PM

Roshawnna Novellus
Dr. Roshawnna Novellus
Founder and CEO
of EnrichHER

The Inspiration behind what I do and EnrichHer’s dedication and purpose comes from the story of women named “Barbara Jones,” who built her IT consultancy into a $1.2M business from the ground up. But when it was time to get capital for her business, she wasn’t able to access it from the banks. It wasn’t because she didn’t have revenue or cash flow – it’s because there aren’t enough resources dedicated to women led businesses. 

As the CEO and founder of EnrichHER, I’m going to share with you my tips and tricks about getting financing for your company! I’ve learned this through my experience raising money for my own education (which includes a PhD in Systems Engineering and three other degrees) and business. You’re going to hear about proven strategies for accessing capital from all kinds of avenues, Philanthropic, venture, and so on.

PART 5: INTO THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF A THINKING BUSINESS

Paul Zikopoulos
Paul Zikopoulos
IBM VP Cognitive Systems
Professional Speaker & Author

No question about it …we live in a world that collects data: every action, reaction, and process can be instantly digitized …but does that yield knowledge? After all, Big Data without insights is, well, just a bunch of data. And if we are collecting more and more data, and we aren’t getting more and more insightful, then quite simply, we are getting dumber as organizations: we are more and more guilty about not knowing what we could already know!

What’s more, we’ve left a world where everyone talks to everyone and morphed into one where everything can talk to everything …the Internet of Things (IOT) is truly the birth of the trillion-sensor economy … and this will make that data collection curve we can’t tame even steeper. Enter chat bots, weather, drones, 5G communications, wearables, autonomous, and more to our technology years (which are like dog years in terms of advancement) and there is cause for concern but also optimism for opportunity.

Pause for a moment and consider the analytics journey in the last two decades. We started by finding needles in haystacks (data warehousing, columnar databases); then we thought we could find the needle if we added more hay (Hadoop and the big data lake); today we are left to find needles in stacks of needles and this conundrum quite simply has presented us with a pivotal moment: LIFT, SHIFT, RIFT, or CLIFF? 

S.O.S. We’re going to need some help: enter the world of deep learning, cognitive computing, and AI. After this talk, you’ll have a good foundation on the trends and opportunities that have created this unprecedented era of ideation, innovation, and renovation. You’ll learn about Deep Learning and AI, bots, streaming data, IOT (and a couple of other buzz words people tried to impress you with but never do) and how these technologies have been applied across a myriad of forward thinkers across multiple industries – including your own. 


RECOVER & THRIVE: PART 6

CHAOS, CONTROL AND MY JOURNEY TO EMPOWERMENT

NOVEMBER 24, 20202 PM

Jennifer Gibbs
VP, Global Chief Data Officer TD Bank, CEO Jennifer Gibbs Coaching

Building a business can be messy and full of uncertainty in the best of times. Throw in the social and economic impacts of a global pandemic and it can feel like utter chaos. When chaos hits, I look to take back control and fast. For 20 years, my form of control involved hammering through issues while carrying the heavyweight of anxiety and insecurity. This approach allowed me to continue to achieve but left me feeling exhausted and unfulfilled. At 45 years old, I broke that cycle and began my journey to empowerment – to having my own back no matter what. 

In this session, I will share with you the tools I used to transform my thinking, and the impact they had on the way I experience my career now – from public speaking, selling, presenting to C-suite and Board level executives, leading my team, and launching my own business in the midst of a pandemic. Are you ready to achieve with wings on your back instead of weights on your shoulders? I’m so ready to teach you how! 


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