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Career Resiliency for Women: Podcast With Lynn Schmidt and Kevin Nourse

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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In this podcast, Sue Kaiden, Career Development Community manager, interviews Lynn Schmidt and Kevin Nourse, authors of Shift Into Thrive: Six Strategies for Women to Unlock the Power of Resiliency, about resiliency and women in the workplace. 

Lynn Schmidt has more than 20 years of experience as a talent management and organization development leader in large organizations across multiple industries. She also has more than 15 years of experience as an executive coach and received her coaching credential from the International Coach Federation. Kevin Nourse is a research-based executive coach with more than 20 years of progressive coaching and leadership development experience in both for-profit and governmental organizations. He focuses his practice on building resilient leaders and teams.

Listen to the podcast to learn the basics about resiliency and discover suggested actions that women can take to address issues they encounter in the workplace. In the podcast Lynn and Kevin answer questions such as: 

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  • What is unique about women and resiliency? How does it differ for women versus men? 
  • What progress has occurred over the last few years regarding women and gender issues in the workplace? 
  • What are the biggest challenges women face today in the workplace? 
  • Why is there a negative bias toward strong women who are seeking—or are in—leadership roles? How can women navigate these biases? 
  • How do women stay emotionally strong during challenges? 

For answers to these questions and more, listen to this podcast or one of the others in our series or attend Lynn and Kevin's session, Six Powerful Resiliency Strategies for Women to Thrive at Work, on May 22 at our International Conference and Exposition in Atlanta.

About the Author

Lynn Schmidt has more than 20 years of experience as a talent management and organization development leader in large organizations across multiple industries. She also has more than 15 years of experience as an executive coach and received her coaching credential from the International Coach Federation. Lynn is a sought-after presenter on topics such as leadership development, succession management, learning scorecards, and coaching, and is the author of several publications, including Integrated Talent Management Scorecards. Previously, Lynn was a talent management director at Group Health Cooperative and was responsible for succession management, leadership development, coaching, leader onboarding, and performance management. Lynn has a BS in business administration, an MBA, an MA in human and organizational systems, and a PhD in human and organizational systems. She received the Talent Leadership Award at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India, for her contributions to the field of talent development.  

About the Author

Kevin Nourse is a research-based executive coach with more than 20 years of progressive coaching and leadership development experience in both for-profit and governmental organizations. He focuses his practice on building resilient leaders and teams. Kevin has a PhD from Fielding Graduate University, where he conducted research on resilience among middle managers during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. In addition, he has an MA in human resource development and a BS in information science. Kevin is on the faculty of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program.

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