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Building Resilience for Career Growth: Self Care For The Long Run

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Hosted by Srabasti B.

Right now, you may be keenly focused on getting your next position. And the pandemic has added extra stress for many of us. Note that what you are learning at WiBD is really for the rest of your working life, as no company offers much stability these days, except perhaps the government.

So, knowing how to take care of yourself if you experience prolonged transition, stress, and uncertainty is essential for staying healthy and getting what you most want. This session provides insights, tips, and practices that can help sustain you, and those close to you, through all kinds of situations that you did not create, but you must work through, and, ideally, thrive in.

Join Bob Loftis to discuss attitudes and elements of our mindset that can interrupt a positive progression in what we believe is needed for success. We will explore some activities that stop the negative influence that we all internalize but may not realize, unconsciously. We will review how to set a direction for our career in a few years along with suggestions for planning to get there.

Directed action overcomes worry and judgements – we hope you’ll be able to invest some time to take care of yourself!


– Recognize the power of mindful self-care

– List 5-7 ways to make yourself more resilient (longer list provided)

– Practice some resilience daily

– Connect this info to your current situation to enhance career path progress


Bob Loftis has supported WiBD members in career development for the past four years. In his coaching practice, he works with clients to use their talent, energy, and expertise to break through self-imposed limits to success in career growth, personal relationships, and overall health. He guides people to achieve the changes they desire for their progress. Bob is trained as a co-active coach (Coaches Training Institute), a certified facilitator of Crucial Accountability® and Crucial Conversations® (VitalSmarts), and a certified Master Practitioner and Coach of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Mental and Emotional Release ® and Hypnosis (Association of Integrative Psychology). He holds an MA in Educational Psychology and has advanced corporate learning and development at Wells Fargo, Apple, Tandem/HP, Solyndra and Symantec. He is the founder of NowForward Coaching and provides career transition services with Torchiana in Santa Clara. He regularly volunteers his skills at and other non-profits, such as Bay Area Cancer Connections and Breathing Spaces.

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August 6
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

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