Engineering Leadership SIG: How to Turn This (or the next) Job Change into Your Best Work



  • Presenter: Jean Fuller, Executive Coach

    Topic: How to Turn This (or the next) Job Change into Your Best Work

    If you are in transition now, or you are planning your next career move, it’s helpful to reset goals and apply the skills you’ve master in other domains toward the person in the mirror - you. If you would like to practice applying your engineering and leadership skills to fast track your own job search, and with an experienced career coach and supportive community, join us: November 19, 2009, This will be a small interactive group, with team working sessions guided by best practices and tailored in discussion for the attendees’ current priorities. You’ll leave with ideas for: · Re-energizing your approach to the job search (project and product management skills in action) · Ensuring you’ve done the right level of skills, aptitude and brand assessment for your situation (your market map, personal brand, and gap analysis ) · Prioritizing and weighting your criteria for decision and change over time · Flowcharting and simulating your next jobs (tactical and strategic project and product management mindset) · Planning alliance strategies, including strategic network expansion and visibility strategies · Utilizing past lessons learned to steer your next decisions, despite the unknowns · Forming ‘mastermind’ groups for working discussions in the session and optionally to continue support for your search. Join us, and bring your questions for our group discussion!

    About The Speaker

    Jean's experience includes leadership roles with Fortune 100 and startup companies.  She was a VP of an executive retained search firm, CEO of an Executive Services company, executive managing a $20M staffing business, and an executive coach to senior and emerging leaders for over 8 years. Jean was the executive coach and facilitator for the 2006 -2007 Stanford University Graduate School of Business Founders Forum for startup CEO's. Her diverse management experience includes management roles in engineering, technology consulting, sales and marketing, product management, and computer center operations. She is a frequent speaker on topics such as C-level executive and team effectiveness, executive career roadmapping, networking, personal branding, and how to drive your own executive development while dealing with current challenges. 


    Building 2 - Baltic Room
    3412 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94304


    6:30 - 7:00 Registration, Free wine, beer, snacks, pizza, soda and networking
    6:45 - 6:58 Engineering Leadership Roundtable (new!)
    7:00 - 7:10 Introduction and brief announcements
    7:10 - 8:20 Keynote and Q&A
    8:20 - 8:30 Other announcements (next month's topic & speaker, jobs, blogs ...)
    8:30 - 9:00 Informal networking


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members

    Engineering Leadership SIG