Announcing New Event: Identity & Leadership


Save the Date:  January 23, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm

RiverBirch Events are offered three to four times a year.  We skipped this Fall, but some very good things are in the works for 2014.   One event, announced here, focuses on Identity & Leadership. Another event, to be offered later in spring, will be on the topic of Mentoring.

Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers; see the article:

Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers, from Harvard Business Review.  This important article illuminates the second level bias that interferes with women stepping fully into leadership roles.  It relates, in part, to identity and how tricky adopting a leadership identity can be.   I see it often in my coaching practice: confidence is a recurrent theme, even among the most seasoned leaders.  Another theme among highly trained professionals is ‘being the expert’, and while ‘skill competence’ is important, leadership involves much more.  Professionals, having invested many years in training and education, can over-identify with  ‘preparation’ and ‘being the expert’… when a new identity must be formed around “being a leader”.

Announcing:  Women, Leadership & Identity

The idea came together for a new RiverBirch Event: Identity & Leadership after I saw a workshop given by Shannon Patterson.  Shannon focuses on working with the concept of core identity and how we can intentionally reflect and develop / get acquainted with our preferences and gifts and core values, and how these form our identity.   This operates in our personal and our professional lives (including our leadership lives) as a ballast, as a guide… I wanted to bring this inquiry and conversation to our group!

With Guest Speaker, Shannon Patterson, MSOD   (for more information on Shannon, see Connection Works)

Event Date:   Thursday, January 23, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm, in Seattle

Registration for this event is now closed!  It is filled to capacity.    A re-cap and follow up resources will be posted on this site.

~Lynn Hagerman

November 9, 2013, and Updated  to open registration on January 2, 2014; Updated January 17, 2014 to close registration.