Career Summit – San Diego

Career Summit - San Diego

Career Summit – San Diego


Start: Apr 27, 2023 at 08:00 am
End: Apr 27, 2023 at 06:30 pm


Solamar San Diego
435 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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Career & Leadership Development Training

Come join us in San Diego or Virtually for our Leadership Summit on April 27th, 2023 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
Live Streaming: $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: $2995

Optional Ticket Add-ons:

  • 60 Minute Career Coach Session: $295
  • 60 Minute Executive Coach Session: $395
  • LinkedIn Profile Refresh: $595
  • 90 Day New Manager Training: $1995
  • Team Leadership Training: $2995

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 (Pacific Time):

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:

San Diego

  • Ronda Sedillo, SVP & CFO, San Diego Padres
  • Annie McBride, VP, Strategy, ResMed
  • Reema Poddar, EVP, Products & Technology, Teradata
  • Shelly McTighe-Rippengale, SVP, Dev, YMCA San Diego
  • Heather Yazdan, VP, Financial Operations, Cubic Corp
  • Jamy Salazar, VP, Talent Management, DJO
  • Hrissi Samartzidou, VP, Marketing, Thermo Fisher
  • Amanda Morgan, VP, Sales & Market Access, ACADIA Pharm
  • Hollis Winkler, VP, Human Resources, GenMark Diagnostics
  • Jen Kennedy, VP, Product Marketing, Jack in the Box
  • Carol Dedrich, CEO, Girl Scouts San Diego
  • Rebecca Maffei, VP, IT Data & Analytics, Petco
  • Amanda Stuckey, VP, Marketing, Chef Works
  • Janelle Nelson, VP, Dev, American Heart Association


  • 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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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.

Optional Ticket Add-ons:

  • 60-Minute Career Coach Session: $295 - 60-minute live or virtual coaching session with one of our Career Coaches.
  • 60-Minute Executive Coach Session: $395 - 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: $1995 - enhance and optimize your leadership skills with a 90-day program focused on Managers, Directors, and Executives moving into new leadership roles. Includes: a 90-minute kick-off session and bi-weekly 60-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.

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