Power Boost Event

Leading in Times of Magnified Uncertainty: How to Find Your Footing When Standing on the Edge

with Gayle Karen Young

March 4, 2020 | 11:00 AM MT

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Leading in Times of Magnified Uncertainty: How to Find Your Footing When Standing on the Edge

Leaders around the globe will tell you that they’ve had to make tough calls and firm decisions many times in their careers when feeling they were on shaky ground. We live in a chaotic, fast-paced time and uncertainty looms around us in every direction; in just a split second, things can shift and change dramatically. How can we stay grounded and living in our truth to make solid decisions and lead others in this environment?

This month, we visit with Gayle Karen Young, a guru of human and organizational development who is passionate about teaching people to tap in, to root down into their own authentic self, and to stabilize in order to lead effectively. There are many components to leadership and it can be a rather subjective topic; everyone has their own opinions on what makes a leader valued and impactful. However, all leaders who are successful resonate in the reality of Gayle’s topic: Leading in Times of Magnified Uncertainty.

In a time of uncertainty and ambiguity, when the paradigms we have lived with are shifting, what is required of us personally and generationally is enormous, and we need to develop our own capabilities to walk the path ahead of us. The principles we’ll talk about are an invitation to a more full life, a more grounded life, a way to shape attention to what matters, and an exploration in curiosity about what leadership in these times asks of us and how we keep shaping ourselves in turn to be able for this.

Women will have a conversation that creates a reflective moment in their day to think with me about what supports their capability to lead in times of magnified uncertainty.

To lead in times of magnified uncertainty, you need to hone your capacity and attention to be able for it. We’ll talk about what it means to drink from a deeper well, the need to dream with moral imagination, the need to be in one’s own body, have one’s allies, and learn from the edges and to risk delight.

Join us for our March Power Boost and experience clarity and focus that you can take with you into your next endeavor!

March 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM MT
Gayle Karen Young photo

Gayle Karen Young

Former Chief Culture and Talent Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation

Power Boost Leader

Gayle has a rich organizational consulting background with both corporate and nonprofit clients, and was in the process of becoming a monk when she became an executive instead. She joyously took on the role of Chief Culture and Talent Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia and its sister free-knowledge projects) until early 2015, when she decided to return to private practice. Born in the Philippines to Chinese parents and raised in the United States, Gayle carries a multicultural perspective, an adventurous spirit, and a deep commitment to expanding human freedom.

From high-level strategic thinking to practical implementation, Gayle’s bailiwick includes leadership and executive development, change management, instructional design, training, strategic communications, team building, and personal and organizational transformation. Her clients have ranged from McDonald’s Corporation to Kaiser Permanente to Yale University to Ernst & Young. She has worked as a facilitator for the Stanford Graduate School of Business Interpersonal Dynamics course and their Women in Management program, and continues to mentor for programs such as the Unreasonable Institute and Singularity University.

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Chelsea Brookshire

Executive Assistant and Relationships Manager

Chelsea has over 10 years of experience in administrative and executive support. After her years of working in the legal and oil and gas industry, Chelsea has made it her passion to fill her life with creativity and incorporates that into everything she does. Her position at Emerging Women allows her to expand on that creativity and assist with empowering women around the world. She is a native of Colorado and enjoys spending time with her husband, bonus son, family, and friends. In her free time she loves painting, refurbishing furniture, and all things creative.

Michelle Caggiano

Online Business Manager

Michelle studied Marketing and received her degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her passion for marketing, combined with great attention to detail, and over 7 years of experience in the tech-world makes her a valuable asset to the team! In addition to Emerging Women, she is also a solopreneur and works with a number of different clients in the online business realm. She is an experienced Online Business Manager and Virtual Assistant who specializes in marketing operations, project management and online course launch management. She is a Colorado native, mother of two dogs, a cat, and a turtle, and step-mother to an amazing little girl. In her spare time she enjoys live music, good food, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Jen Jefferson

Power Circle Administrator

Jen comes to Emerging Women with over 20 years of experience in event operation and volunteer management. She has worked various types of events among those including Volunteer Manager for Integral Life conferences and Event Coordinator for various large arts and sports festivals throughout Colorado. Alongside her passion for creating and producing events, she worked as a hospital administrator for over a decade in one of Denver’s largest hospitals helping make care affordable to hundreds of patients. Jen is a native of Lima, Peru and is currently on a sabbatical in South America. In her spare time, she loves exploring foreign countries, playing capoeira, and deepening her yoga and meditation practices.

Nicole Fegley

Director of Power Circles

For over 13 years, Nicole has been a producer and connector in the field of personal and professional growth and transformation, creating diverse content, life-changing curriculum, and exquisite live and online experiences. She loves to unite and facilitate people in their work to live more good, true, and beautiful lives. She’s honored to bring this diverse expertise to Emerging Women. For the past two years she has been the lead producer for Emerging Women Live, and now is bringing her extensive production, coaching and facilitation skills to EW’s Power Circles. Nicole works in private practice as a Certified Integral Master Coach™, through her company, Unabashedly You, and has worked with hundreds of women (and men) individually and as a group facilitator. She also creates programs and interviews fascinating teachers and wellness experts in her role as U.S. Content Producer for Conscious Life. She is the co-founder of Core Integral, an educational company offering a comprehensive and accessible approach to learning integral theory. Prior to this work, she owned a large and lively restaurant and brewery in Pennsylvania. She has studied extensively and worked alongside Ken Wilber (Integral Theory), Daniel Brown, PhD (Tibetan Buddhism, Self-Development, Attachment, and Positive Psychology), and Sofia Diaz (Hatha Yoga and Feminine Embodiment). She holds a Masters Degree from Lehigh University. She regularly delights in the sunshine and mountains of Colorado with her two dogs and her partner Clint, and is a new mama to her daughter Truly Golden.

Chantal Pierrat

Chantal Pierrat

Founder & CEO

Chantal’s mission is to increase women’s leadership across the globe. After earning an MBA from the University of Colorado, Chantal left a career in medical device manufacturing in search of work that would align her dedication to transformative leadership with her passion for living an inspired, impactful life. In September 2012, she founded Emerging Women, a global leadership and media platform that serves over 70,000 women worldwide and has advanced women’s leadership within Fortune 500 companies such as HP, Oracle and more. Chantal’s ultimate vision is to weave feminine leadership and authenticity into businesses, and to create a world where women have a strong voice in the shaping of our future. Prior to Emerging Women, for over a decade, Chantal served on the executive team as the VP of Sales and Marketing for Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company focused on spirituality, personal growth, and holistic living. Chantal is a sought after speaker delivering keynotes at The Grace Hopper Celebration, Wisdom 2.0, and many other stages where women’s leadership is critical to the conversation. When she is not dancing or working to empower women around the world, Chantal enjoys family time with her husband and two sons in Boulder, CO.