Nancy Johnston

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Nancy is an experienced executive and transition coach who works closely with clients to help them identify and pursue their career passions. She serves as an objective advisor, connecting the dots on the areas that spark their interests, capitalize on their strengths, and provide a sustainable path for future growth. Nancy is convinced that all individuals can find fulfillment and joy by contributing their talents while integrating the professional and personal aspects of their lives. She is currently the Director of Alumni Career Management at Columbia Business School. Previously she served as the Director, Corporate Relations at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to that, she was an Executive Coach at Right Management in the Career Transitions practice. Nancy made her own career pivot. Before transitioning into the field of leadership development and coaching, she worked as a marketing executive in a variety of organizations, primarily in software firms. She is certified in the Tiara Model for True Leadership (SM), various Hogan Inventories, and a certified coach in the popular Designing Your Life Program developed at Stanford. Nancy earned a Masters in Counseling and Organizational Psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology, an MBA in Marketing and Finance from DePaul and a BA in Marketing from Loyola.

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Roles at Retreat: Panelist, Breakout Session Speaker, Coach, Participant
Breakout Session Topic: Crafting the Next Step in Your Career and in Your Life – With the transformative changes in today’s workplace, mid-career change can be unexpected, and common. How do you manage your career and stay relevant in an increasingly digital and technical world? How do you transition to a new role or get back into the game after a career break? What do you do for a second or third act? All change can be an opportunity for personal growth, and mid-career also means many different stages during your career. This session will provide you the opportunity to consider what you want to focus on as you craft the next steps in your career – and your life!

Session Times: Friday, Nov 8 from 1pm-2pm and Saturday, Nov 9 from 5pm-6pm