2020 – A Transformative Year

2020 – A Transformative Year

2020 was supposed to be our 30th Anniversary year, but like so many, we needed to pivot part way through our event planning and lead our community in a very different way.  In March we began a series of virtual Lunch and Learns and Happy Hours.  It was our way of...
2020 – A Transformative Year

Thriving Through Disruption

How much has your personal or professional life changed in the last eight weeks? Are you working from home? Not working? A part-time teacher / part-time parent? Starting to get screen headaches? Zoom overload? Stressed? Anxious? Missing friends and family? Maybe all...
Susan Bailey, LOXIX Interview

Susan Bailey, LOXIX Interview

Executive Director of Leadership Oakland, Tom Sommer, interviews Susan Morgan Bailey, LO board member, entrepreneur and culture & wellbeing expert. Tom: Susan Morgan Bailey is the Vice President of Culture and Wellbeing Practice Leader for Marsh and McLennan...
You Don’t Know the Whole Story

You Don’t Know the Whole Story

Tears of sadness filled my eyes as Clarence shared his story of being diagnosed with advanced colon cancer at the age of 31! They turned to relief as he relayed the news of his remission. Then the questions flooded my mind, “What?! When?! How?!” After quickly doing...
Slow Down! Networking is Not a Race

Slow Down! Networking is Not a Race

Slow Down! Networking is Not a Race It’s easy to feel more professionally connected than ever. Linked-In broadcasts our resume, accomplishments and career goals to the world. New connections are a few clicks away. But, virtual relationships pale in comparison to...