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With Annette Herfkens (Author), Brian Kinsella (Founder, Stop Soldier Suicide), Kurt Soderlund (CEO, Safe Water Networks), Christine Loomis (Lee Hecht Harrison).
Monday, December 02, 2019 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Betaworks Studios, 29 Little W 12th St


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Best motivation to change careers: hate current job; financial rewards; power; greater glory; keep busy; unfulfilled ambition?

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Do you change careers because you seek more money, are in a job you dislike or due to a mid-life crisis? Do you restart careers because you are bored or eager for bigger challenges? What is the best motivation for a new focus & renewed energy: financial rewards; greater glory; something to keep busy; chasing an unfulfilled ambition? Do you need to acquire special skills to make career switches? Or is interest in a new career more important for success?

These issues will be discussed by a Silley Circuits panel: Annette Herfkens, a best selling author & former Wall Street banker; Brian Kinsella, a Wall Street banker & former army captain; Kurt Soderlund of Safe Water Networks & founder of healthcare consultancy; & Christine Loomis, a banker turned professional coach, who will moderate.

Annette Herfkens left Wall Street after being one of the biggest revenue generating bankers at ING Group & Banco Santander. A Turbulence: A True Story of Survival, a book she wrote after surviving a plane crash, became a best seller. Having raised a daughter & a son, she is back working on getting the book made into a film.

Brian Kinsella, a former army captain, co-founded a mental health start up in 2018 after leaving Goldman Sachs. He is also a senior adviser to Roberts & Ryan, a service disabled veterans owner broker dealer. Earlier he worked at BNP Paribas after serving fours years in the army. Brian is chairman & co-founder of the philanthropy Stop Soldier Suicide. He studied Political Science at John Hopkins.

Kurt Soderlund is CEO of Safe Water Networks which supplies clean water to about one million people, through a network of over 300 small entrepreneurs in India & Ghana. Safe Water was founded by Paul Newman. ( Earlier Kurt was a special assistant to the president of the New School University, where he supported the university's international programs & the president's work as Chairman of Human Rights Watch. His business experience includes co-founding NorthStar Partners, a business development consultancy in healthcare, & an internet start-up spun out of Marketing Corporation of America & funded by leading technology firms. Kurt has degrees from Cornell University & the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

The panel will be introduced by Christine Loomis, a Senior Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison, who coaches professionals in career transition. Earlier, her 25-year banking career included being SVP of the US-Russia Investment Fund, based in Moscow; consulting for AIG Consumer Finance & Societe Generale; being a VP at NatWest; & working at Chase Manhattan. Christine is on the Board of Governors & Co-Chair of the Program Committee at the Princeton Club of NY. A BA from Princeton University, she has an MA from Columbia University. She is fluent in Russian & French.
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