Career Summit – Jacksonville

Career Summit - Jacksonville

Career Summit – Jacksonville


Start: Aug 25, 2022 at 08:00 am
End: Aug 25, 2022 at 06:30 pm


Jacksonville, FL

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Career & Leadership Development Training

Come join us in Jacksonville or Virtually for our 2022 Leadership Summit on August 25th, 2022 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: $345
Virtual Ticket Price: $295
Event + 1×1 Coach: $595 (60 minute coaching session after event)
Event + Two 1×1’s: $795 (Two 60-minute coaching sessions before & after event)
Event + Six 1×1’s: $1595 (Event + Six Coaching Sessions)
Event + Full Year (12) 1×1’s: $2795

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.

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: TBD

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: TBD

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: TBD

3:00-4:00pm: Workshop: Financial Success
In this workshop you’ll learn financial literacy and the importance of understanding and managing your finances, in addition to smart ways to invest, prepare for unexpected expenses, and 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: TBD

5:00pm: Wrap-up

We're still working on our speakers, but please see below for our speakers at a few of our previous events:


  • Alina Schreiber, SVP, Product Finance, One Call
  • Crystal Brown, VP, Operations, Florida Blue
  • Nicky Sparrow, Market President, iHeartMedia
  • Sheila Latiff, VP, Client Services, Digital Risk
  • Amy Mergen, SVP & Chief of Staff, FIS
  • Jessica Micciche, SVP & CHRO, Availity
  • Jannet Walker Ford, VP, Govt Relations, Cubic Corp
  • Melanie Simmerman, SVP, Commercial Strategy, TIAA Bank
  • Barbara Morgan, EVP, Development, FIS
  • Kirsten Sabia, VP, Comms, PGA Tour
  • Cathy Chambers, SVP, Biz Dev, JAXUSA Partnership
  • Jane Landon, SVP & CTO, Web.com
  • Aquanda Lewis, SVP, Business Strategy, One Call
  • Joy Fulton, COO, Clearsense
  • Jen Silva, Chief Programs, Wounded Warrior Project


  • Kye Mitchell, COO, Kforce Inc
  • Patti Girardi, CMO, Valet Living
  • Crystal Biasi, VP, Supply Chain, Bloomin’ Brands
  • JC Ayers, VP, HR, Seminole Hard Rock
  • Debbie Brown, General Counsel, Zoo Tampa
  • Lynn Niedrowski, SVP HR, Raymond James
  • Cindy Ulvenes, VP, Partnerships, iHeartMEDIA
  • Jessica Muroff, CEO, Girl Scouts, W. Central Fla
  • Rafaela Amador Fink, VP, Comms, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Kari Goetz, VP, The Florida Aquarium
  • Eileen Canady, SVP, Global Marketing, SYKES
  • Wendy Larrison, VP & CHRO, Anchor Glass
  • Stacey Pittman, EVP, BT Wealth Advisors
  • Bernadette Van Osdal, EVP, Triad
  • Kelly Cullen, EVP & COO, Tampa General Hospital
  • Sonya Parham-Shannon, VP, Busch Gardens
  • Karen Mincey, VP & CIO, TECO Energy

South Florida:

  • Katrina Lindsey, SVP & CCO, Office Depot
  • Karen Jones, EVP & CMO, Ryder
  • Patricia Abril, Vice Dean, Miami Business School
  • Katerina Perez, VP, Corp Partnerships, Florida Panthers
  • Ashaki Rucker, SVP, HR, NBCUniversal Telemundo
  • Diana Trowbridge-Plazas, VP, Marketing , Marriott
  • Mindy Kramer, VP, Public Relations, Comcast
  • Sheryl Woods, CEO, YMCA, South Florida
  • Nancy Meyer, Publisher & GM, Sun Sentinel
  • Joanne Li, Dean, FIU, College of Business
  • Jennifer Pinto, VP, Talent, Southern Glazer’s
  • Katina Athanasiou, Chief Sales Officer, Norwegian Cruise
  • Jill Granat, General Council, Burger King/RBI
  • Nikka Copeland, SVP, Finance, World Fuel Services
  • Shari Gonzalez, RSVP, Sales, iHeartMedia S. Fla
  • Traci Wilk, SVP, People, The Learning Experience

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