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    How to Brand Yourself "High Potential" in Preparation for the Upturn

    Right now, companies are delaying hiring and promotion in response to the economic downturn. Some employees may be so focused on holding onto their current jobs at the expense of demonstrating how truly capable and resourceful they are.

    Our presenters, Pam Fox Rollin and Sharon Richmond, will provide background information and tips on how to:

    Executive Coach, Stanford GSB; Founder, Richmond & Associates

    Sharon’s partners with executives to improve their leadership effectiveness, and to build the structures and culture critical to their organization’s success. For more than 20 years, Sharon has specialized in leadership coaching, building high-performance teams, and creating agile, competitive organizations.


    Since beginning her post-MBA career with Touche Ross management consulting, Sharon has worked with leaders at companies from venture backed start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Clients have included: Aruba Networks, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, DHL, Epocrates, IMVU, Proteus Biomedical, Roche and Sun Microsystems. Sharon has also consulted with numerous early-stage companies, both privately and through organizations such as Springboard and Astia.


    Sharon is an internationally known speaker and author on the topics of Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and Personality Type. Her book Introduction to Type and Leadership, was recently published by CPP, Inc. In addition to consulting privately, Sharon has spent the last four years working with senior faculty at Stanford GSB revising the leadership curriculum for MBA students, and coaching students in advanced Leadership classes.

    Genevieve Haldeman, Vice President - Corporate Communications at Symantec Corporation
    Pamela Jackson, Director of Product Marketing at Symantec Corporation
    Phyllis Stewart Pires, Director of Community Experience at SAP Labs North America
    Anita Ganti, Business Unit Director at National Semiconductor 

    6:00 - 6:30 p.m   Registration and Networking
    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Program / Q & A

    $10 for SDForum Members
    $25 for Non-Members
    $0 for Platinum Pass


    • Demonstrate your strengths in times of cutbacks and confusion
    • Navigate the leadership pipeline in your company and in your industry
    • Be identified as a high potential leader
    • They will then moderate a panel of successful women leaders who can share their experience

    Pam Fox Rollin, Founder/Executive Coach of IdeaShape (
    Pam Fox Rollin coaches executives and their teams to lead even more effectively and achieve results more rapidly. Her clients include Accenture, Autodesk, Blue Shield of CA, eBay, Sun Microsystems, Charles Schwab, and Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Before founding IdeaShape in 1999, Pam guided executives of healthcare and financial service companies through major strategic change as Senior Manager with Accenture Strategic Services and Bain & Company.;

    Pam is recognized internationally as an expert in using assessments including the MBTI® and various 360 feedback instruments. She is frequently invited to speak on her research into how leaders of different types define and develop emotional intelligence and leadership.

    Pam earned an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and BA from University of California, Davis.

    Sharon Richmond,