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Unity of Charlottesville
2825 Hydraulic Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Category: Events

Effective Leadership and Work/Life Integration: The Crucial Connection

Cathy Smalley Pales, Ed.D., Take a Breath Coaching, LLC


Session Content Summary

Most leadership development programs focus on teaching participants the practices of effective leadership within an organizational context. There is not enough emphasis placed on the reality that leaders are whole people and have rich lives outside of the organization. A focus of study at the Wharton School of Business, Harvard Business School and others suggests that there is a crucial connection between effective leadership and work/life integration. Good work/life integration occurs when all of our domains - work, home, self and community - are aligned

around a common set of values, strengths and priorities. The work domain is not independent of the other domains. If we are not satisfied with the quality of our life outside of the work domain, our leadership effectiveness will suffer. If we do not have a quality work domain, our whole life will not be want we want.

About our speaker

Cathy Smalley Pales, Ed.D., is the owner of Take a Breath Coaching, LLC. Cathy works with women business owners to help them discover and embrace what makes them uniquely powerful so that they can lead at their best in business and life. Her clients align their strengths, values and priorities with their actions and behaviors grounded in practices of effective leadership so that they can achieve their business goals. Cathy's central focus is providing the space for women business owners to discover their courageous authenticity, leadership presence and potential. With extensive experience in the professional world, she knows all too well the tendency to survive rather than thrive. Her passion for providing space for women to

grow, develop and change led to her starting this coaching practice and she is excited to work with amazing women. Cathy’s particular areas of interest include: leadership presence, work/life integration, energy management, the affect of wellness on leadership behaviors, developing professional and personal wellbeing, mindfulness and employee engagement.

Cost: $15 for members / $20 for nonmembers

Walk in (did not preregister): Additional $10 fee applies
No refunds will be granted after pre-registration ends (12:00 PM on the Friday prior to the meeting date)



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