Please join us for this special Intellectual Conversation-style event with special guest speakers, Keirsten Brager & Ashley Kelsch
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 19, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Price: Members: FREE | Non-members: $10
Location: Online via Zoom
"Hacking Emotions: Bypassing The Systems
That Silence Your Voice at Work" with Keirsten Brager
People are often emotionally invested in their solutions or positions on topics. Women often face additional headwinds due to the constant need to prove themselves, automatic disqualification of their opinions, and well-documented bias in male-dominated environments. Additionally, technology solutions are often proposed with no consideration of the people and process impact. As a result, poor decisions full of strategic, operational, and business risks lead to bad outcomes.
The speaker will share her framework that participants can use to make their voices heard with data that does not lie. The framework can also be used in team settings to encourage peers to remove their emotions from the decision making process and make collaborative decisions that are in the best interest of the business.
"Future Focus: How to access your future self to get results today" with Ashley Kelsch
When we decide to pursue a new goal or think about our future, our brain immediately refers to the past to determine how we are going to accomplish it and provides us with evidence to show us what’s possible. This often limits our potential and growth.
I will teach you how to access your future self and obtain the knowledge you need now to create the life you want.
Keirsten Brager is a Lead Security Engineer/NERC-CIP SME in critical infrastructure and was recently named one of Dark Reading’s top women in security quietly changing the game. She is also the author Secure The InfoSec Bag: Six Figure Career Guide for Women in Security. She produced this resource to help women strategically plan their careers, diversify their incomes, and fire bad bosses. Keirsten holds a M.S. in Cybersecurity and several industry certifications, including GICSP & CISSP. As an active member of the Houston security community, Mrs. Brager has participated in a number of panels and public speaking engagements promoting strategies for success.
Ashley Kelsch has 20 years as an entrepreneur in real estate and retail while raising two children as a single mother. In her professional life, personal connection has always been a driving force. Throughout Ashley’s career, her focus has been on helping her clients step out of the safe zone into who they really are. As a coach, she’s driven to empower people to find the answers and solutions that are true to their beliefs and the outcomes they seek. Ashley is certified Life Coach and the host of the podcast, Life Coaching for Modern Renegades. She’s currently pursuing a certification in healing energies while studying meditation and mindfulness. In blending these disciplines, she’s developed a system of coaching centered on cognitive awareness, inner wisdom and spiritual practice.
You can listen to Ashley's recent podcast, "Your Anger Is Trying to Tell You Something" here.
Thank you to our generous sponsor & host, Pimco!