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The Grit Factor with Shannon Huffman Polson

Online • Seattle | Bellevue | Puget Sound • July 14, 2020

Discover your grit and build your resilience with author, keynote speaker & fellow Ellevate member Shannon Polson Huffman.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PDT

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Many of us may remember 2020 as one of our most challenging years, given how we have been navigating Covid-19 as an unprecedented and enduring event that is affecting our day-to-day lives as well as coming to terms with the structural racism and injustice that many groups have suffered for centuries -- along with the stresses that typically accompany our personal and work lives.  For anyone, who is starting to feel fatigue or burnout – it’s time to invest in building our resilience!

“Resilience is the ability to withstand, recover, and bounce back amid stress, chaos, and ever-changing circumstances. Resilient people don't dwell on failure but rather acknowledge the situation, learn from their mistakes, and move forward. The good news is that resiliency is a skill that can be learned and improved with practice”.

Our session will start with Shannon Huffman Polson providing insight on how to build your capacity for grit and resilience. Then we’ll break into smaller sessions and work collaboratively so we can share ideas and develop our game plan for the rest of 2020!

You can pre-order Shannon's book here.

More about Shannon Huffman Polson

At age nineteen, Shannon Huffman Polson became the youngest woman ever to climb Denali, the highest mountain in North America. She went on to reach the summits of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro and spent more than a decade traveling the world. Yet it was her experience serving as one of the Army's first female attack helicopter pilots, leading two Apache flight platoons-- taking one on deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina-- and a line company in Korea, that she learned the lessons of leadership she would take with her for the rest of her life.

With gripping narrative and relatable takeaways, The Grit Factor is both inspiring and pragmatic, a book that will energize and enlighten current and aspiring leaders everywhere – whether male or female.



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Full Agenda

4:00-4:10 Welcome

4:10-4:25 Shannon Huffman Polson – Talking Grit!

4:30-5:20 Networking sessions to share ideas for building our grit

5:20-5:30: Wrap-up/Announcements


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