Prospanica 2018_FlyerI’m honored to announce that I’ve been invited as the keynote speaker for this year’s ADELANTE conference, presented by Prospanica KC.

Prospanica is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the Hispanic community to reach their full educational, economic, and social potential. They also advocate the pursuit of higher education in all careers and advance Hispanic Leadership.

This year’s conference theme is Fail Forward: Paving your path towards professional development and personal growth through risk-taking, resiliency and reflection.  Specific topics covered during panels and workshops will include communication, career transition, and community involvement, as well as the keynote address itself: How to utilize the concept of failure and resiliency to empower yourself to move forward.

All I can say is, whoever decided to invite me to speak must have been reading my blog!

At first, I was rather daunted by the idea of giving a keynote address, but I’ve found  putting together the talk a very useful exercise. It’s helped me organize and consolidate lessons learned over the course of my career, including those revisited during my recent (and perhaps ongoing) midlife reboot. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with conference participants, and to learning from them as well.

The conference will be held on Friday, August 24, from 11am to 5pm at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. If you’re in the area and interested in attending, you can find out more by visiting the conference event page or Prospanica’s web site. Pre-registration is required.

Hope to see you there!

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