There’s two things we can all agree we’ve desperately needed over the past year: humor and a way to combat burnout.
At this year’s Women in Retail Leadership Summit, you’ll hear from two authors who recognized this need, as well as three more women who have turned their experiences into books about achieving your goals, advancing your career, and turning ideas into accomplishments.
You can find these five authors in Miami participating in workshops, serving as career coaches, and sharing their personal success stories through keynote speeches at the Women in Retail Leadership Summit, held Oct. 11-13. Registration for the event is now open.
1. Dr. Amy Shah, “I’m so Effing Tired”
An integrative medical doctor, Dr. Amy Shah takes a scientific approach to addressing the constant fatigue women feel. Shah’s book, “I’m so Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy + Reclaim Your Life,” focuses on three energy areas: your gut, your hormones, and your immune system.
In her book, Shah created a program addressing how we eat, when we eat, and how we manage stress to boost energy and reclaim our lives. “I’m so Effing Tired” includes hormone-balancing recipes, stress-busting exercises, and tips for the best times to eat to have the most energy.
You can find Amy discussing beating burnout at the Lunch and Holistic Leadership Workshop on Tues., Oct. 12.
2. Naomi Bagdonas, “Humor, Seriously: Why Humor is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life”
Naomi Bagdonas, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an executive coach, teaches a course with Dr. Jennifer Aaker to help business minds have more joy in their work and lives. The two women turned their class into a best-selling book, “Humor, Seriously: Why Humor is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life.”
The book takes a scientific approach to humor, drawing on findings from behavioral scientists, world-class comedians and inspiring business leaders to show how humor works and how it can be used to make strong first impressions, deliver difficult feedback, and foster cultures where levity and creativity can thrive.
Bagdonas will give the closing keynote speech on why humor is a superpower at work and in life on Wed., Oct. 13.
3. Dr. Betty Orlandino, “Fast Track to the Corner Office for Women”
This book covers Orlandino’s personal struggles and experiences that led to her current success as a certified talent consultant, mentor, performance coach and author.
The book includes case histories and direct how-to advice for overcoming obstacles on the road to the executive suite. Orlandino uses humor, practical talent and common sense insights to help women answer the most pressing workforce issues they face today.
You can sign up for a 30-minute, one-on-one coaching meeting with Orlandino at the Summit. In addition, Orlandino will be a panelist during the session, Professional Leadership Strategies With Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s Career Coaches, taking place on Mon., Oct. 11 at 2:45 pm ET.
4. Vernice “Flygirl” Armour, “Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals That Matter”
The country’s first Black female combat pilot, Vernice “Flygirl” Armour served two tours in Iraq as a Marine and was a diversity liaison officer in the Pentagon. In joining the private sector, Armour became an entrepreneur, consultant and speaker. She authored “Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals That Matter.”
“Zero to Breakthrough” outlines the steps needed to accomplish your dreams. Integrating concepts such as preparation, strategy, courage and legacy, Armour’s book lays out strategies to combat procrastination, overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.
You can catch Armour giving the morning keynote speech on Wed., Oct. 13.
5. Danielle Moser, “FOCUS: Creating Career & Brand Clarity”
Moser, an executive consultant with ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions, is an expert in the retail, higher education, technology and healthcare industries. She used her experience in career development and management to co-author “FOCUS: Creating Career & Brand Clarity, 2nd Edition,” with Debra Fehr Heindel.
In FOCUS, the authors identify three universal questions to move readers forward in their careers: What do you want to do, how will your personal priorities impact your next step, and who needs what you have? The book lays out the most approachable and simplified process to help readers determine their best next step.
You can sign up for a 30-minute, one-on-one coaching meeting with Moser at the Summit, as well as catch her at the Lunch and Holistic Leadership Workshop on Tues., Oct. 12. Lastly, Moser will be a panelist during the session, Professional Leadership Strategies With Women in Retail Leadership Circle’s Career Coaches, taking place on Mon., Oct. 11 at 2:45 pm ET.