Thank you to everyone who came to our live event "Careers for Big-Picture Thinkers." More than 100 people attended and we live streamed the panel portion of the event (see below). Please note that we do not stream the interactive portions of our events, to respect everyone's privacy and because you have to be there to fully experience the Repurpose Your Purpose difference.
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Are you a big-picture thinker? Do you hate working on little details but thrive when working on large complex problems?
Big picture thinkers face specific challenges when looking for a fulfilling career. For once, they cannot "work their way up," as often by definition they are terrible at entry level or very detailed work. They also have a higher than average need to be creative and can get easily bored or distracted. They are visionaries, big problem solvers and can make great leaders.
Sounds familiar? If you feel stuck at work, or in your business, you might be a big picture thinker trying to do the work of a detail-oriented person. I wrote a blog post about this topic, see if it applies to you 🙂
Discover what to look for in your next career as a Big Picture Thinker:
- Learn how to find a fulfilling career that WORKS FOR YOU
- LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL CAREER CHANGERS who already took the leap - and landed successfully
- EXPAND YOUR NETWORK
PANEL TALK + AUDIENCE Q&A + START EXPLORING YOUR OWN CAREER JOURNEY AS A BIG PICTURE THINKER:
- What you absolutely need to have in your CAREER to feel fulfilled
- Why most career ADVICE out there will not work for you - and what will
- How to think BIG, instead of suppressing that side of you
- Whether ENTREPRENEURSHIP is right for you
Meet and hear from big-picture thinkers who changed careers - leaving jobs that didn't feed their spirits to embark into professions or businesses that they love and feel passionate about.
Psst: This is NOT going to be your typical panel discussion
Meet the panelists:
MARIA S. REDIN - Technology, design, business, social impact: from MIT to IDEO, from GoodCorps to Two Bit Circus, Maria has always been at the intersection of art, and innovation. As the Chief of Staff of Two Bit Circus, she supports LA's modern high-tech circus creating the future of entertainment.
JEROME HELTON is a relationship-driven Growth Consultant for innovative, emerging growth companies. He is a Partner at StartupTAP a Los Angeles-based search firm that provides an integrated and scalable talent acquisition solution for growth-stage companies, across a variety of industries. Since founding in 2012, the team collectively supported 150+ companies, including 6 Publicly Traded and over 150+ VC/PE Backed or Privately Held, with $3.4B+ total growth capital raised.
SHEANA AHLQVIST, PhD is a User Reseacher and the Principal Consultant at PhD Insights. She has served as the head of product and user experience at Ford Digital where she gathered user feedback to set product priorities in alignment with broader corporate goals. While completing her PhD in Quantitative Social Psychology, Sheana gained 7 years of experience in advanced statistical methods and rigorous research design. Her work has been presented at conferences nationwide and published in the top peer-reviewed journal in her field.
AYANNA WILLIAMS HENDERSON loves all things Digital & Social. She built an eclectic career thanks to her talent for recognizing emerging and relevant digital trends and new products, and built major studio relationships with Sony, Fox, Disney, Talent Agencies, Production Studios and more. She is Adjunct Professor of Business & Marketing at Santa Monica College and the Director of Digital Marketing and Social Media Partnerships at Pop Social Agency.
PHIL STOVER co-founded Blue Skies Unlimited in 2016, a startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs incubate ideas and accelerate. He’s an active member of the Los Angeles community, currently serving as board member and in various capacities for several major initiatives including 310YP, California’s largest young professionals organization and Action Group Network (AGN), a national group facilitating a culture of social and political action at the local level. In addition to founding multiple companies, his corporate contributions included oversight of multi-million dollar sales initiatives and product launches, and $2.3B in P&L responsibilities during his time at two Fortune 500 companies: Farmers Insurance and Fifth Third Bank.
We are meeting at PhaseTwo Coworking Space. Arrive and mingle between 6 and 6:40 pm, panel starts promptly at 6:45 pm, followed by audience Q&A. Then stay for guided group activities to get you started on your journey to use what you already know to do something new!
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I have been working as an Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator for years and I SUCK at it. I have an MBA and the chops to manage projects but working my way up through the ranks has been a disaster. I just got laid off from my job and was feeling like a failure when I read your article about Big-Picture Thinkers and it really clicked. I live in Bozeman, MT, and I don't have the funds to fly to LA. Would you consider a webinar version or maybe a phone bridge for this April 26 event?
Thank you for reaching out. I might stream the program live on Facebook, not sure yet. But I am taking your suggestion to host a webinar to heart, that's a great idea. I know it can be tough without a job, a big hug ♥