Events

Chat With Mer, Oct. 15: How to Build a Relationship with a Recruiter

I get a lot of questions in my coaching practice about working with recruiters. So, I’m bringing in the expert to share some definitive answers. In this month’s Chat with Mer, I sit down with my in-house Job Search Consultant and Interview Guru, Celia Stern, for a fireside chat and Q&A. An experienced recruiter, Celia will educate us on the modern recruiter landscape. You’ll learn: When it makes sense to use a recruiter That there are different types of recruiters—and what they are What a recruiter does–and does not–do How to select and properly screen a recruiter What…

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Chat With Mer, Sept. 17: Parenting + Entrepreneurship: 3 Keys to Integrating the 2

How does one manage being a parent and an entrepreneur at the same time? It’s something I think about and live every day. In this month’s Chat With Mer, I’m sitting down with my friend and colleague Cassandra Massey, Estate Planning Attorney and mom of two young boys, to discuss this topic. I admire Cassandra for her sustainable business success while remaining active in her children’s school and local community. I’m thrilled to discuss how she does it, while throwing in some of my own strategies as well. You will learn: What daily life is like managing a household of…

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Chat With Mer, Aug. 20: Authentic Lively-hood

 I don’t know about you, but August is the time of year I do a mental reset. It’s a time to slow down and reboot myself to ready for the coming season. This week, it’s aloha time. As you read this, I’m in Kauai, taking some time off to enjoy island life with my family. As you linger over the waning days of summer, I invite you to join me on August 20th for this month’s installment of my popular Chat with Mer series. My topic this month is close to my heart: Authentic Lively-hood Wednesday 8/20…

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Chat with Mer, July 7: Building a Legacy

I am excited about this month’s installment in the Chat with Mer series. Join me and Theo Schwabacher, the Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley and the Founder & CEO of the Women’s Intelligence Trust (WIT) as we discuss How to Build a Legacy. Theo and I examine how she promotes a greater understanding of the issues affecting women via a powerful, interactive annual event in the style of a female-only TED talk. Watch a brief preview of my inspiring conversation with Theo. The entire conversation will be available on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Other topics Theo and I discuss include: How to create a…

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Chat with Mer, June 19: A Business Leader’s Search for Meaning

What makes a great leader – and a great life? On Thursday, June 19th, at 5pm PT / 8pm ET, I am featuring my friend and mentor Peter Weis, VP and CIO of Matson Navigation Company,  in my monthly teleseminar series, A Chat with Mer. Peter has been selected one of the CIO 100 by CIO Magazine and will accept this prestigious award later this summer. A good friend, he and I recently sat down to preview his acceptance speech for the award ceremony, on the topic of  dispelling the myth that personal fulfillment and organizational profitability are mutually exclusive. Please join me for: A Business Leader’s Search for…

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Let’s Party! Officewarming September 19th

You’re invited to help us celebrate! Jennifer and I have been in my beautiful office now for five months, and it feels like it’s time to throw a party. Please join us! Date: Thursday, Sept. 19th Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm (note new time) Location: 1516 Oak Street, #328, Alameda Yummy food and wine from local businesses, including East End Pizza, Greens & Grains, Linguini’s and Tucker’s Ice Cream will be served. At 6:00pm, don’t miss the official ribbon-cutting event with Vice-Mayor of Alameda, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. I’ll also make a few remarks on How to Transform Your Career in 30 Minutes…

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Teleseminar with Pam Slim!

I am excited to announce an upcoming teleseminar with one of the most visionary thinkers about the way we work today. On February 27th at 12:15 Pacific, join me for a chat with award-winning author, leader, and speaker Pam Slim, where we will discuss the topic: Test Often and Fail Fast: The Art of Rapid Deployment to Quickstart Your Business. This is a rare opportunity to chat with Pam in a teleseminar where you can ask questions and listen to her words of wisdom that will inspire you to start or move your business forward with actionable,…

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