Thursday, 17 May 2018 13:54

WIN Races to Connect at 2018 Educational Conference

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Outgoing Chair Petra Schroeder passed the torch to Incoming Chair Michelle Sullivan. Outgoing Chair Petra Schroeder passed the torch to Incoming Chair Michelle Sullivan.


Explaining that shadow behaviors come from unconscious motivators, which is the core underlying needs that drive a person’s behaviors and decisions, Goldstein turned to the PRINT survey that attendees filled out before the conference to group attendees with other people who shared their major unconscious motivator for a sharing session. He noted that the most common cause of shadow behavior is triggers, actions or inactions and situations that can assault the unconscious motivator and stimulate shadow behavior. 

Dr. Goldstein explained, “Your success is not due to your PRINT. It’s due to the amount of time you can reduce shadow and exist in your best self. Each unconscious motivator can be equally successful, but success is a function of the amount of best self. Shadow behavior is an extreme, exaggerated attempt to get the unconscious motivator met.”

Schroeder then recognized the event’s silver sponsors before attendees indulged in Monday evening’s Welcome Reception, followed by a free evening where networking was encouraged.

Tuesday morning began with the annual Scholarship Walk, followed by breakfast. The conference opened with a couple of committee updates, followed by the Keynote Address, “Leadership is a Woman’s Art,” presented by Dr. Lois Frankel of Corporate Coaching International. 

Frankel began by stating, “If ever there was a time for women to lead, the time is now, and YOU are the women. Don’t let anyone tell you any different.”

Frankel stressed that women must ensure their voices are heard in meetings and noted that, while there are more women leaders these days, it’s not enough. 

“I’m not saying that women make better leaders than men; they make different leaders than men, and we need more women leaders in 2018 because women think in terms of collaboration. Unfortunately, women have to work twice as hard to be considered half as good. Women overwork to make miracles, but miracle-workers don’t get recognized---they get canonized.”