Kathleen Christensen: A Vision for a Flexible Workplace

October 21, 2013
Hosted by Kate Ebner

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What does work mean to you? For millions of Americans, it means spending your days at a computer in an office for a fixed number of hours, on a schedule you probably didn’t set yourself. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? The ways in which we work have been profoundly changed by the technological advancements of the past 30 years. Now it’s possible for people to work at any time, anywhere, allowing meetings to happen seamlessly between colleagues in San Francisco and New York but also blurring the lines between professional and personal lives. Momentum is growing to change this, thanks to institutions and employers who are advocating for more flexibility in the workplace. Join Host Kate Ebner and Kathleen Christensen, Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and a pioneer of workplace flexibility, to hear the business case for why flexible work arrangements are beneficial for both individuals and their employers.

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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Top leadership coach and change guru Kate Ebner teaches leaders in business, education, government and non-profits how to create compelling and inspiring visions that lead to extraordinary results and outcomes. Each week on “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life,” Kate introduces you to the amazing visionaries who are shaping our future. She’ll show you how to create your own motivating leadership vision – and how to make it real. Discover the simple, yet powerful steps that add up to a great vision and an extraordinary life. Explore how real visionaries are using vision to drive exceptional results. Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life features guests who open our eyes to new possibilities and whose stories inspire. Tune in and learn how and why to create your own vision. Join Kate for practical tips, wisdom, and knowledge that will take your leadership and your life to a new level.

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Kate Ebner

Kate Ebner

Top leadership coach Kate Ebner invites people to be visionary. Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C., Kate teaches leaders how to use vision as a powerful and practical tool for manifesting the important changes they want to see. Kate works with senior executives and teams at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies who are leading significant change, helping them to thrive in their careers and find greater fulfillment and satisfaction in life.

Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. She gained more than two decades of firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College and as senior vice president of an international strategy consulting firm. Her own journey from executive to master coach is a story of vision and personal transformation. As faculty and co-director of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Kate authored of "Coaching for Leverage,” a chapter in On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Kate Ebner is frequently quoted in publications and speaks at conferences about leadership, vision, and empowerment.

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