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2023 Leadership Series- Navigating Transitions to Create a Life Worth Remembering

2023 Leadership Series- Navigating Transitions to Create a Life Worth Remembering

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) (CST)


Navigating Transitions to Create a Life Worth Remembering

Facilitated by Jann Freed

Mid-life (50+) can be a time of life transitions. Most people don’t understand how to plan for meaningful transitions. Without a plan, it is easy to drift and watch life pass you by. The goal of this interactive workshop is to help you get the most out of today and develop a life plan that reframes transition into a time of opportunity and purpose – ensuring a life worth remembering. Based on Dr. Freed’s new book (all participants receive a copy!), Breadcrumb Legacy: How Great Leaders Live a Life Worth Remembering, you will learn how to use a growth mindset to keep you going and growing in personal and professional ways that are fulfilling—not just filling up your calendar.

About the facilitator: 

Jann Freed, PhD (GDMLI '91) is a leadership development consultant and speaker organizations hire to improve employee engagement, navigate change management, or develop leaders at all ages and career stages. She is particularly interested in helping employees 50+ find meaning and purpose beyond their careers. She does this through the use of a concept she developed -- The Breadcrumb Legacy™ -- in which people create new meaning for themselves and others through small daily actions.

A partial list of her clients includes American Enterprise Group, Drake University, IMT Insurance, and UnityPoint Health. 

Dr. Jann is the author or co-author of five books. In her most recent book, Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, she interviews prominent leadership gurus such as Jim Autry, Marshall Goldsmith, Sally Helgeson, Dan Pink, and Margaret Wheatley. One of the book’s key insights: to be a powerful leader you must keep your ego in check. In other words, it’s hard to be a good leader if you’re not a good person. 

On her website, Dr. Jann blogs weekly about leading, living, and sage-ing or conscious aging.  She also has a monthly podcast series, Becoming a Sage, where she interviews top thought leaders in the field of conscious aging.

Dr. Jann is Professor of Business Management Emerita and the former Mark and Kay De Cook Endowed Chair in Leadership and Character Development at Central College, Pella, Iowa. After 30 years of college teaching and administrative responsibilities, she left to become a senior consultant with the organizational development firm, the Genysys Group.

In addition, Dr. Jann is an adjunct professor for the University of Iowa. 

Community involvement is a priority. Dr. Jann is a Director for the Bank Iowa Board and a member of several community organizations, including the Planning and Zoning Commission for the city of Des Moines, Eat Greater Des Moines, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Iowa, Women United of United Way of Iowa, and Nexus Executive Women’s Alliance.  

Dr. Jann has been married for 30+ years and is proud of her three adult sons who are all employed and self-sufficient.  

This workshop is graciously presented by:

C3 Center
1910 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
Event Contact
Kelly Royal
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) (CST)
Light breakfast & networking 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Workshop Presentation 9:00 a.m. - Noon
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