Join round-table discussions about relevant topics such as how to effectively network a room, understand why people with high EQ make better managers & leaders, how to manage up, down, and sideways, how to say no to get to bigger yes’s, and what are the three key essentials to elevate your career & see real results.
Attendees will select three coaches/sessions to attend during the evening. Session selection will be in a separate email closer to the event date. These sessions are limited so be sure to select as soon as possible. Attendees will be able to hear directly from coaches about their topic, lessons learned, and biggest tips for success!
This is a great opportunity to connect with leaders, get real time feedback, and have a discussion about relevant topics in a small group setting. Be sure to come with your questions prepared!
A very special thank you to our event sponsor, The Houston Constellation Group at Morgan Stanley for generously supporting this event.
Virtual Event Details
Monday, October 19, 2020
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Meet Our Coaches
Managing Director, Newport Board Group
Managing Up, Down and Sideways – The Many Interactions to Think About on Your Path to Getting Ahead
When considering how to spend your precious time and who can be most critical to your career, don’t leave out a soul you interact with. Your ability to make those around you successful, wins you admiration, loyalty, and support. All critical to opening doors and giving you career options. We’ll talk about how to hone your skills, be intentional, and how to do this well.
About the Coach
Kimberly (Kim) has served as a Director of two Air Liquide SA. (AI: Euronext Paris) companies, as a Director of Lewellyn Technology, and as a Partner of Newport Board Group since 2011. She currently chairs the Board of Advisors for Joule Processing. Ms. Denney’s 36-year career has included executive positions in the chemical, petrochemical, energy, and manufacturing industries including, President and Chief Administrative Officer with Air Liquide USA (a subsidiary of Air Liquide S.A. based in Paris France), and Energy Manager and Operations Superintendent at Quantum Chemical Company. Her financial and operations leadership has driven organic growth, successful acquisitions and millions of dollars in savings through cost-cutting, divestitures, integrations and efficiency projects in utilities, chemicals, pipeline and logistics operations in several companies. She has spent over 6 years advising CEOs and Boards; helping companies thrive. Kim holds an MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Sr. Finance Controller, Schlumberger
Digital Transformation and Impact for the Management of Tomorrow
After the age of steam machines and manufacturing, after the age of electricity and machine tools, after the age of internet & computers, we are now at the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution. In which IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality are radically transforming the brain added value of professionals. Many support functions are highly manual today: Accounting and finance, tax, intellectual property, human resources, supply chain management. They require large shared centers and are big business for Accenture, EY, KPMG and other providers. In this session you can learn more about that these changes will mean to you as a professional, and how to prepare to take advantage of them.
About the Coach
My biggest passion is to turn around dysfunctional business areas, and make them better and more efficient than any comparable. In this XXI century the success is awarded to the fastest able to adapt to fast changing market conditions. Experienced in analyzing complex problems, developing clear visions, and achieving results through strategic execution. Background in finance and IT operations, with eleven years of experience in oil & gas, that followed nine years in high demand IT operations. I have a MBA from Rice University, and a professional career that spans on two continents. Currently I work for Schlumberger a Head of Process – Continuous Process Improvements, in the Houston Finance Hub. Executing the finance strategy of automation and digitization.
About the Coach
Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized Diversity & Inclusion leader, specializing in Ally training. Denise is Founder and CEO of WatchHerWork, a digital learning platform for professional women. She is a highly requested speaker and trainer as well as media personality whose platform has reached and served people all over the world. Denise leverages her 25 years of executive experience with Fortune 500 organizations like AOL and CBRE to provide solutions that support the employees and the bottom line.
Clients have said Denise’s superpower is the ability to have the most challenging discussions and come out the other side with solutions and a positive direction. She uses this gift to lead workshops, design education programs, and coach senior leaders. The goal is to empower individuals and teams to mine and close the gender gap, understand differences, resolve conflict, and become better allies. Her clients include household names, like Apple, ExxonMobil, Hines, Shell, the United Nations, and the WNBA.
Denise has been featured on NPR, Forbes, FOX, Huffington Post, CBS, NBC and on many other outlets. She was named one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Woman Magazine, one of the 41 Most Fascinating People in Houston by the Houston Chronicle and a 2018 Woman Who Means Business by the Houston Business Journal.
Owner, Women Leading Together
Making the Most of Your COVID Time
Challenging times call for challenging our thinking. In the future we’ll all look back on this time of global pandemic. When you do, what do you want to remember? What do you want to have achieved? How can you reach those goals during a pandemic? These are some of the questions we’ll explore as we learn and share how to make the best of COVID-19.
About the Coach
Susan is a Certified Professional Coach and a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience leading global organizations. In the past, she has served as Treasurer of Shell Oil and Vice President of an international group within Royal Dutch Shell. She has led teams in both multicultural and virtual settings. Throughout her career, she has been passionate about mentoring, developing people, and diversity. In 2012, Susan combined her passion and experience to found Women Leading Together LLC, a professional coaching practice. Susan has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her professional coaching certification from the College of Executive Coaching and is credentialled by the International Coach Federation. She has been recognized by Texas Executive Women as a “Woman on the Move” for her leadership and community service and was featured in The Diversity Journal as a “Woman Worth Watching”.
Certified Career Strategist & Executive Coach, Urban Professional Performance Solutions, LLC
Top Strategies to Grow Your Career in Challenging Times
Are you feeling stuck, stressed out, and aren’t sure how to get the results you’d like in your career during disruptive times? Discover the top strategies busy professionals use to elevate your career, expand your network, and keep your finger on the pulse so you can take advantage of opportunities when they arise.
About the Coach
Erin Urban is a certified Career Strategist and Executive Coach helping driven, experienced professionals, remove career roadblocks and unlock their potential for more influence, impact, and income. She is an international speaker, published author, the brain behind CoachEUrban.com (powered by UPPSolutions, LLC), and the host of the Career Coffee Chat Podcast. Erin is a Forbes Coaches Council Member, Board Member of Women’s Masters Network, the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Certified Leadership Development Coach, and Leadership Phycology Certified.