THRIVE: Confidence, Imposter Syndrome, & Your Inner Critic with Executive Coach Paula McLeod D’78
Would you like to be more confident? Do you sometimes feel like you don’t belong, that you are going to be found out? While these feelings are uncomfortable, they are not unusual. In fact, they are quite normal. One source of these feelings is the inner critic. We all have one.
Come find out the truth about these feelings, their origins, and how we can better handle them so we can create and enjoy more success and fulfillment in our lives. You will learn the origin of the inner critic and how yours has outgrown its healthy origins.
Come away with a deeper understanding and some tools for growing your confidence and taking your rightful place at the table.
About the Presenter
Paula McLeod is an Executive Coach and the creator of the Women of Dartmouth THRIVE series. She was one of the first women to graduate from Dartmouth, coming to the college in the third class of women. During her Dartmouth years she frequently felt she was an imposter at the Ivy League school. Later in life she came to understand and appreciate her inner critic.
Paula now coaches women to gain courage and confidence so they can enjoy the challenges of life and work as they continue to grow. Because she believes we spend too much time at work to be unhappy and unfulfilled, she is dedicated to her mission of using coaching to help women find their way to success, however they define it.
Paula loves creating programming for Dartmouth women, is an avid sailor, and splits her time between the Chicago suburbs and the island of Nantucket. She recently completed her first short film with her husband Jamie Pfaff D’77, a comedy, A Nantucket Wedding.
She is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and the founder of Success by Design, Inc. and can be reached at Paula@SuccessbyDesignCoaching.com
HOT SEAT: LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt ’78 talks with Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management Vijay Govindarajan about how leaders need to persevere during turbulent times.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 | 8 PM EDT
Jeff Immelt is a Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), a global venture capital and private equity firm. He is the author of Hot Seat, a memoir of leadership in times of crisis.
Prior to joining NEA in 2018, Jeff was the 9th Chairman of GE and served as CEO for 16 years. He has been named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” three times by Barron’s. During his tenure as CEO, GE was named “America’s Most Admired Company” by Fortune magazine and one of “The World’s Most Respected Companies” in polls by Barron’s and the Financial Times. He has received fifteen honorary degrees and numerous awards for business leadership and chaired the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness under the Obama administration.
Jeff has a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Vijay Govindarajan is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and is a Faculty Partner in the Silicon Valley incubator Mach 49. He is an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is a NYT and WSJ Best Selling Author. His most recent best seller is Three Box Solution. His Harvard Business Review articles “Engineering Reverse Innovations” and “Stop the Innovation Wars” won the prestigious McKinsey Awards for best article published in HBR. His HBR articles “How GE Is Disrupting Itself” and “The CEO’s Role in Business Model Reinvention” are HBR all-time top 50 bestsellers. VG was named by Thinkers 50 as a Top 3 Management Thinker in the world and received the Breakthrough Innovation Award in 2011. VG was inducted into Thinkers 50 Management Thinkers Hall of Fame and was given the Distinguished Achievement Award for most contributions to the understanding of innovation in 2019. VG is the only recipient of Distinguished Achievement Awards in two different categories from Thinkers 50. VG has worked with CEOs and top management teams in over 40% of the Fortune 500 companies to discuss, challenge, and escalate their thinking about strategy. He has been a keynote speaker in the BusinessWeek CEO Forum, HSM World Business Forum, TED, and World Economic Forum at Davos. You can follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Tuck Virtual Natural Capital Summit
April 30, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Virtual
PUTTING A PRICE ON NATURETHE ROLE OF NATURAL CAPITAL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
The full list of the day's sessions will be announced here in the weeks leading up to the conference.
Featured speakers include senior leaders from The Nature Conservancy, Stanford Nature Capital Project, and The Lyme Timber Company, among many others.
Planned sessions include the following:
Founded in 2005, the Natural Capital Project (NatCap) is a global partnership whose goal is to integrate the values of nature into planning, policy, finance, and management. Daily is the Bing Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Biology at Stanford University, the Director of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford, and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
Dartmouth’s Season of Service
Due to the pandemic, Dartmouth did not have a Day of Service in 2020. This year, in an effort to promote service, but recognizing there still are limitations, the College is designating the month of May as a “Season of Service”. Everyone is encouraged to serve their community in a way that is comfortable and follows local community guidelines. Individual events, virtual events, group events are all possibilities.
Dartmouth suggests wearing “Dartmouth swag” while serving, snapping a photo and sharing photos at #DartmouthServes or emailing photos and relevant info to alumni.day.of.service.@dartmouth.edu.
Prior years, DAASV has helped out at Second Harvest Food Bank, one of the largest food banks in the U.S. Second Harvest is still in need of volunteers (as well as monetary donations), although it is only having individual sign-ups at this time.
We have identified a few days and times that might work for multiple Dartmouth volunteers:
Sign-up for one of these (or find more options) on the Second Harvest website. Or come up with a service project of your own!
Just be sure to let email@example.com know what you are doing so we can celebrate your service.
Join us for an evening of honest conversation with bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo on her book So You Want to Talk About Race, which offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America.
Heightened visibility and widespread reporting on acts of racism—from videos showing police brutality toward unarmed people of color to the mass incarceration of Black and brown Americans—has put a media spotlight on race in the United States.
Racism continues to be our national elephant in the room and remains a loaded and difficult subject for honest, open conversation, even with people we love. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair—and how do you apologize and make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend who claims not to “see color”? What do fellow Dartmouth family members feel in the classroom or workplace when painful issues of race arise and all eyes in the room turn to them with the expectation they will do the heavy lifting and have all the answers?
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: we can have honest conversations about race and racism—and candidly discuss how white supremacy infects almost every aspect of American life. So You Want to Talk about Race is a book for everyone, but especially for people of color who need to feel seen and heard.
The event is open to Dartmouth students, faculty and staff, alumni and parents, and all members of the Dartmouth community.
Ijeoma Oluo (ee-joh-mah oh-loo-oh) is a writer, speaker and internet yeller. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race and most recently, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. Her work on race has been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among many other publications. She was named to the 2021 TIME 100 Next list and has twice been named to the Root 100. She received the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award and the 2020 Harvard Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Please register in advance and you will receive a link to join the virtual conversation before the May 5 program. You’ll have a chance to submit questions in advance, and we ask all participants to engage in a respectful dialogue.
All participants are encouraged to read Oluo’s book before the event to derive the most benefit from the conversation and to provide you with insights to help you take advantage of the opportunity to ask educated questions.
The Class of ’88 has compiled the following list of independent, Black-owned and alumna-owned bookstores we suggest you patronize. This is especially important given the disparate impact of COVID on the Black community and Black businesses, we encourage you to purchase Oluo’s book from a Black-owned bookstore.
We also hope you support women-owned bookstores, such as Hanover’s own Still North Books & Bar.
Special thanks to the Dartmouth College Class of 1988 Committee on Social Justice for conceptualizing, organizing, and sponsoring the event.
This event is sponsored by the Department of African and African American Studies; Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality; Geisel School of Medicine; Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies; Thayer School of Engineering; Tuck School of Business; Hopkins Center for the Arts; Office of the Dean of the College, including the Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL); Native American Program (NAP), and the William Jewett Tucker Center; Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (IDE); Office of the President; Office of Student Life; and Office of Alumni Relations.
Daryl Roth P’93 GP’24 champions thought-provoking, inspiring work onstage. She holds the singular distinction of producing 7 Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Anna in the Tropics; August: Osage County; Clybourne Park; How I Learned to Drive; Proof; Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women; and Wit. The proud recipient of 12 Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Award, her over 120 productions include Kinky Boots, 6 years on Broadway and around the globe; Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart; and Paula Vogel’s Indecent. In 2017, she received Dartmouth’s Centennial Circle Award, given each year to a person whose “pioneering efforts and professional achievements have had a significant impact on the advancement of women and the pursuit of a better world.”
Peter Hackett ’75 is The Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities and Professor of Theater at Dartmouth College where he teaches acting and directing.
Mr. Hackett has staged dozens of productions at professional theaters from Sydney to New York to Budapest. He has served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, AT&T On Stage, and the Theater Communications Group, and as a consultant for the theater programs at Georgetown University and Williams College.
In 1994, Mr. Hackett was appointed the Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Cleveland Play House where during his ten-year tenure he directed more than 20 productions and instituted several innovative artistic programs including the Professional Actor Training Program in partnership with Case Western Reserve University. Of the over 80 plays he produced at the Play House, six moved to Broadway and off-Broadway theaters earning national distinctions including Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations and the AT&T On-Stage and Obie awards.
Professor Hackett is a member of the Dartmouth class of 1975.
We are pleased to invite all dues-paying members to the DAASV Board Meeting. We will discuss the Club's budget and activities plan for 2021, present committee reports, and hear the latest news from the Hanover plain.
This meeting will be held via zoom. Registrants will receive the zoom link prior to the meeting.
Writer Rembert Browne ’09 made his national debut on ESPN’s blog, Grantland, where his reporting ranged from interviews of President Barack Obama on Air Force One to the Black Lives Matters protests in Ferguson, Missouri. From Grantland, Browne went to New York Magazine, where, as a writer at large, he focused on pop culture and politics, landing on Forbes magazine’s 2016 “30 Under 30” list of notable young achievers. Browne’s pithy commentaries now appear on Twitter, where, according to Adweek, he is “the social network’s creative lead, brand, and voice.”
Joshua Bennett is the Mellon Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of three books of poetry and literary criticism: The Sobbing School (Penguin, 2016)—which was a National Poetry Series selection and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award—Being Property Once Myself (Harvard University Press, 2020) and Owed (Penguin, 2020). Bennett holds a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University, and an M.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Warwick, where he was a Marshall Scholar. Bennett has recited his original works at venues such as the Sundance Film Festival, the NAACP Image Awards, and President Obama’s Evening of Poetry and Music at the White House. He has also performed and taught creative writing workshops at hundreds of middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities across the United States, as well as in the U.K. and South Africa. Currently, he is the 2020-2021 Visiting Scholar at Friends Seminary in New York City.
Bennett’s writing has been published in The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The Paris Review and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, MIT, and the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His first work of narrative nonfiction, Spoken Word: A Cultural History, is forthcoming from Knopf.
Join the DAASV Events Committee, and help us plan and execute events and activities in 2021. Plan an event that will attract the people you want to meet. Sharpen your event planning and project management skills with like-minded alumni. This is a great starting point for getting involved in your Club.
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