Career Summit – Dallas

Career Summit - Dallas

Career Summit – Dallas


Start: Aug 22, 2024 at 08:00 am
End: Aug 22, 2024 at 05:00 pm


W Dallas – Victory
2440 Victory Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75219

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Career & Leadership Development Training

Come join us in Dallas for our in-person event or virtually (via Live Streaming) for our 2024 Leadership Summit on August 22nd, 2024 starting at 8am! It will be a full day of leadership development training! Topics that will be discussed by our amazing panelists:

  • Career Planning & Pivots
  • Managing Obstacles & Uncertainty
  • Being an Impactful & Agile Leader
  • Executive Skills & Training

And roll-up your sleeves for workshops between panel discussions on:

  • Executing a Successful Career Plan
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Prioritizing Your Financial Success

Standard Ticket: $395
Virtual Ticket Price: $295
Event + 1×1 Coach: $595 (60 minute coaching session)
Event + Two 1×1’s: $795 (Two 60-minute coaching sessions)
Group Table (10): $5495 (10 Tickets to the Live Event + 10 Coaching Sessions)

No Refund Policy. Registration fees for SharpHeels Events are non-refundable. A registrant may transfer their registration to another SharpHeels event (within the next year) or transfer the registration to another person with at least 72 hours’ notice.

Parking not included. The ticket does not include parking or transportation. We will offer some suggestions at the hotel (valet & self-parking options), but we suggest public transportation, car-pooling or ride-sharing apps.

No Heels Required. Everyone is welcome to attend our events, regardless of their footwear preferences 😉

Continuing Education. We will provide a certificate of completion after attending the event for 8hrs of Leadership Training if requested. Please let us know if you’d like us to reach out to a particular organization/association to confirm continuing education credits, and if you need a certificate.

Inclement Weather Policy. In the event of dangerous weather conditions, SharpHeels may postpone an event. Postponements will be communicated via email and also posted online, as soon as the information is made available.

Health/Safety Precautions. We will be implementing enhanced health & safety measures to align with local and state laws. As such, SharpHeels Career Summits are small, intimate events for local professionals and will have a limited number of onsite tickets available based on safety precautions.

Panel Discussions & Workshops:

8:00-8:30am: Check-in & Waiting Room
Check into the Registration Desk or Sign-in to your Zoom Link and make sure everything is ready to go for 8:30am kick-off

8:30-9:00am: Kick-off
Our Mistress of Ceremonies will kick-off the day with an overview of the importance of Career Planning and Leadership Development and will discuss the panels and workshops for the day.

9:00-9:45am: Panel: Career Planning & Pivots
Hear executives discuss how career planning and career pivots impacted their careers, how important mentors and supporters were for their careers, how they set career goals, advice on career changes, and insights on negotiating a promotion.
Panelists: Katrina McGhee, EVP & CMO, American Heart Assoc, Lindsay Dowdy, SVP, Human Resources, Dallas Stars, Valerie Pompa, EVP Operations, HF Sinclair, Joan Cetera, VP, Comms, Caterpillar, Inc., Moderator: Career Coach: Sheryl Chacko

10:00-11:00am: Workshop: Career Planning (Plan/Goals/Execution)
Conducted by a career coach, the career planning workshop and worksheets are designed to help attendees build and execute an easy career plan for the short-term (1 yr), mid-term (2-5 yrs) and long term (5 yrs+) goals. Attendees will also be asked to set and accomplish at least 3 career action items over the next 6-12 months. (If you attended a SharpHeels Career Summit last year, please try to bring last year’s worksheets)

11:15-12:00pm: Panel: Managing Obstacles & Mishaps
Hear executives discuss their biggest career obstacles and how they overcame them (Work-Life Balance, Job Loss, Losing Career Direction, Lacking the right Experience, etc.). In addition to top career mishaps and how they avoided and/or embraced career them.
Panelists: Iris Diaz, Former CMO, Dallas Mavericks, Stacey Maris, SVP, Secretary, & Chief Privacy, AT&T, Sarah Rosales, SVP, Marketing, Susan G. Komen, Moderator: Leadership Coach: Dr. Nancy McGruder

12:00-12:45pm: Lunch
Enjoy a long break and grab something for lunch

12:45-1:45pm: Workshop: Leadership Development
Conducted by an executive coach, this workshop will train attendees on the key success factors for building your professional brand, enhancing your executive presence and how to be a thought leader at your company and in your industry.

2:00-2:45 pm: Panel: Impactful & Versatile Leadership
Hear executives discuss how to lead and inspire people, the importance of emotional and cultural intelligence, how to manage through internal and external change, and communicating a clear vision.
Panelists: Jacobia Solomon, President, AMN Healthcare, Erin Kearney, SVP, Counsel, Texas Rangers, Anne Moroni, VP, Operations, American Airlines, Moderator: Leadership Coach: Lizette Warner

3:00-4:00pm: Workshop: Negotiations & Promotions

In this workshop you’ll learn the importance of developing your Negotiation skills for your business success and career success, in addition smart and easy negotiation skills and how to plan & negotiate yearly bonuses & raises.

4:15-5:00pm: Panel: Building Executive Skills
Hear executives discuss how they developed leadership skills throughout their career journey, insights on becoming more visible and recognizable within their organizations and how to manage the perception of their value.
Panelists: Lisa Gulick, SVP, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Erin DeJesus, VP, Controller, Toyota Financial, Chasity Henry, VP & Deputy Gen Counsel, Jacobs, Kelly Smoyer, VP, Strategic Marketing, McKesson, Moderator: Executive Coach: Lupe Prado

5:00pm: Wrap-up

Katrina McGhee
American Heart Assoc

Lindsay Dowdy
SVP, Human Resources
Dallas Stars

Valerie Pompa
EVP, Operations
HF Sinclair

Joan Cetera
VP, Comms
Caterpillar, Inc.

Iris Diaz
Former CMO
Dallas Mavericks

Stacey Maris
SVP, Secretary, & Chief Privacy

Jacobia Solomon
AMN Healthcare

Erin Kearney
SVP, Counsel
Texas Rangers

Sarah Rosales
SVP, Marketing
Susan G. Komen

Anne Moroni
VP, Operations
American Airlines

Erin DeJesus
VP, Controller
Toyota Financial

Chasity Henry
VP & Deputy Gen Counsel

Kelly Smoyer
VP, Strategic Marketing

Career Coach: Sheryl Chacko

Leadership Coach: Dr. Nancy McGruder

Leadership Coach: Lizette Warner

Career Coach: Lupe Prado


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Event Ticket Options:

Standard Ticket: $395
Includes: Registration for the live event with four panel discussions, three workshops, leadership development worksheets, networking sessions, professional headshots, SharpHeels tote bag, breakfast, lunch, snacks and wine!

Live Streaming: $295
Includes: Virtual access to the live event through a live streaming link, in addition to links to the career and leadership development worksheets. (You can add 1x1 coaching sessions as a follow-up for the event by selecting Coaching Session Add-ons)

Event + 1×1 Coach: $595
Includes: Standard ticket to the live event and a 60-minute Career Coaching Session (virtual or live) after the event with one of our Career Coaches. The Coaching Session will be conducted within 90 days after the event, based on your needs.

Event + Two 1×1’s: $795
Includes: Standard ticket to the live event plus two 60-minute coaching sessions with one of our Career Coaches. We recommend one coaching session before the event to and one after the event, but you can also request to have them both after the event. The Coaching Session before the event will be conducted 2-4 weeks before the event and coaching sessions after the event will be conducted within 90 days, based on your needs.

Event + Six 1x1's: $1595
Includes: Standard ticket to the live event, plus Six Coaching Sessions after the event with one of our Career Coaches and/or one of our Executive Coaches. We will customize your coaching session mix based on your individual needs. The six coaching sessions will be conducted within 1-year after the event, based on your needs.

Event + Full Year Coaching: $2995
Includes: Standard ticket to the live event, plus twelve Coaching Sessions after the event with one of our Executive Coaches. Your coaching sessions will be customized based on your individual needs. The twelve coaching sessions will be conducted monthly.

Group Table (10): $5495
Includes: Reserved table and 10 Standard tickets to the live event, plus a Coaching Session after the event for each of the attendees. Coaching sessions will be customized based on individual needs. .

Optional Ticket Add-ons:

  • 40-Minute Career Coach Session: $395 - 40-minute live or virtual coaching session with one of our Career Coaches.
  • 60-Minute Executive Coach Session: $495 - 60-minute live or virtual coaching session with one of our Executive Coaches (recommended for professionals managers, directors and above).
  • LinkedIn Profile Refresh: $595 - have your LinkedIn profile updated by a LinkedIn professional to optimize how you display your specialized skills (includes two 30-minute virtual sessions).
  • 90-Day New Manager Training: $2995 - enhance and optimize your leadership skills with a 90-day program focused on Managers, Directors, and Executives moving into new leadership roles. Includes: a 60-minute kick-off session and bi-weekly 30-minute coaching sessions.
  • Team Leadership Training: $2995 - we will host a customized 3.5-hr leadership training with your team (up to 10 attendees) virtually, on-site at your office, or offsite at a local venue (breakfast, lunch or afternoon snacks not included but recommended). **team training sessions are sold in increments of 10 attendees, so please purchase two for teams up to 20, three for teams up to 30, etc.
  • Maternity Leave Prep & Planning: $1295 – Get prepared for maternity leave and your career with four 40-minute sessions – two before maternity leave and two upon return with one of our experienced maternity leave coaches.

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