Take Charge of Your Talent Webinar:
Insights for Leading Your Life
Speakers: Don Maruska, Jay Perry, and Jim Kouzes
Prepare to gain fresh talent insight from Take Charge of Your Talent co-authors, Don Maruska and Jay Perry, and hear valuable perspectives based on special guest Jim Kouzes’s decades of research in leadership and talent. By the end of the hour, you will leave with concrete actions to take charge of your own talent and enjoy it.
Discover the truth that YOU make a difference.
About the Speakers:
Don Maruska - founder and CEO of three Silicon Valley companies, venture investor, and recipient of the National Innovators Award – writes from a broad base of experience. He was the first in his family’s history to attend college, earning a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA and JD from Stanford University. A Master Certified Coach, Don focuses on helping leaders and teams cultivate success in their organizations. He founded and directs the Cal-ICMA Coaching Program, and wrote How Great Decisions Get Made: 10 Easy Steps for Reaching Agreement on Even the Toughest Issues. Don has appeared on radio and television, and delivers keynote speeches and workshops across the country and abroad. Don and his family live on the shores of Morro Bay, California, where he enjoys the rhythms of nature amid thriving farming, fishing, and artist communities.
Jay Perry is a Master Certified Coach who helps people to take advantage of business and personal challenges in unique and powerful ways. He earned a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from Ohio University; with a background in professional theater as an actor, teacher, director, stage manager, and theater owner, Jay approaches his work with a sense of playfulness and a passion for developing creative communities. He has coached and led workshops on business planning, leadership, transformational change, coaching skills, communication, and career planning. Additionally, he has a personal mission of bringing the benefits of coaching to traditionally underserved and at-risk populations, volunteering his services in jails and prisons. Jay lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, Susan; dog, Mozart; and cat, Shadow. His son, Max, works in the entertainment industry.
Jim Kouzes is a bestselling author, an award-winning speaker and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the twelve best executive educators in the United States. Jim has been thinking about leadership ever since he was one of only a dozen Eagle Scouts to be selected to serve in John F. Kennedy’s honor guard when Kennedy was inaugurated President of the United States. Kennedy’s inaugural call to action —“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” — inspired Jim to join the Peace Corps, and he taught school in Turkey for two years. That experience made Jim realize that he wanted a career that offered two things: the chance to teach and the opportunity to serve. It was in his first job back in the U.S. where Jim trained community action agency managers that he found his calling. Jim has devoted his life to leadership development ever since.
About the Host:
Becky Robinson is the founder and CEO of Weaving Influence, partnering with authors and thought leaders to grow their online influence and market their books. She is no stranger to discovering and encouraging talent growth in others as she leads the team of Weaving Influence contractors, and is a firm believer that one person can make a positive difference. Both as a business owner AND full-time mom, Becky loves helping others weave meaning and significance into their daily work.