Bringing our True and Best Selves to Work: Cultivating Authentic Leadership

April 15, 2015
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD

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Have you ever felt like you couldn’t be your real self at work? Or, do you knowingly hold back or stifle important parts of yourself because you somehow feel pressure or uncertainty? Many people hunger to bring their true selves to the workplace, but when there are so many pressures to fit a certain mold or follow some kind of prescription to get results, how do you dare to be real? And in a world of work that’s rife with change, where all the old rules don’t apply, what do you do? What does it mean to be a truly authentic leader? These are just some of the questions we’ll address with OnStage Leadership Founder and Director Kimberly Davis. Whether she’s speaking to small business owners, Fortune 500 leaders, or leaders of the future, Kimberly is committed to connecting people to the best of who they are; challenging her audiences to consider what they need to do, on a personal level, to authentically and powerfully bring their best selves to work and life for real results.

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Alise Cortez, PhD

Dr. Alise Cortez is affectionately referred to as “The Anti-Undertaker” as she awakens the often otherwise “walking dead” to discover and nurture their passion, inspiration, and purpose in life and at work. She is one part Chief Purpose Officer and Management Consultant specializing in meaning and purpose, and one part Inspirational Speaker, Author, and Radio Host. Having developed her expertise within the Human Capital / Organizational Excellence industry over the last 20 years, today she is focused on enabling organizations to lead from purpose and create cultures of meaning that inspire impassioned performance, energizing engagement and fulfillment, while encouraging a devoted stay within the organization. For individuals, she also facilitates the online Catch Fire global community and various retreats to enable people hungry for a more meaningful and purposeful life to discover and create it for themselves.

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