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Breakout Presentation

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Presentation Details

Management expert and icon Peter Drucker said, "Your first and foremost job as a leader is to take charge of your energy, and then to help orchestrate the energy of those around you." But if your tank is empty, how can you do that? In this session, you will learn how to recognize the signs of burnout in yourself and others, and develop a self-leadership plan for you to be a better, healthier, happier leader at work and beyond.

After this presentation, you'll know how to:

  1. Recognize the 3 pillars of burnout in yourself and others.

  2. Build a self-leadership plan for burnout prevention/recovery.

  3. Leverage mindfulness and breathing exercises.


Speaker Bio:

Valerie Jackson serves as Chief People Officer at Zuora, a publicly-traded SaaS company that helps the world's best businesses monetize their customer relationships. Valerie has built and led people and culture initiatives in global, billion dollar companies for nearly 20 years in the technology and legal industries. Prior to entering the HR field, Valerie began her career as a corporate finance lawyer representing public companies, and as an international policy advisor and negotiator for the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

A lifelong student of people and cultures, Valerie has lived in six countries and can communicate in several languages. She is actively licensed to practice law in Georgia, and earned her undergraduate degree in Government/International Relations cum laude from Harvard University and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Valerie is also an executive coach and International Coaching Federation member who has trained with the Hudson Institute, Co-Active Training Institute and Gallup, and is a certified Reiki Master in California.

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