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Rebalance and Refocus for CIO Success
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When: 9/13/2011
5:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Where: Pooks Hill Marriot
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, Maryland  20814
United States

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Rebalance and Refocus for CIO Success

The transition from technical leader to CIO is not always a natural process, and in a time of economic uncertainty, with shifting financial portfolios and organizations doing more with less, this transition can be even more challenging. A CIO title rarely conveys just one job. In reality, you are expected at once to be business leader, industry expert, thought leader, community leader, mentor, manager, rainmaker, speaker, and board member. At the same time, you have family, friends and personal interests that require your energy and attention. So, how do you find the right balance that allows you to achieve success for yourself and also your organization?

In this interactive evening, you will:

  • Re-imagine your career as a portfolio of professional assets – your roles, talents and priorities.
  • Assess whether the balance of your current leadership portfolio is serving you both professionally and personally as a business executive with your own personal brand.
  • Learn to apply a new definition of "Income” to your professional choices.
  • Gain clarity in how and why to leave your old brand identity behind in order to step more fully into an authentic personal brand that can bring you executive success.
  • Learn an approach that you in turn can apply in the mentoring of your high-potential employees.

When: September 13, 2011, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

What: Networking, Cocktails, Dinner, and Program

Where: Pooks Hill Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

About the Speaker: Elizabeth Lilley is a partner in possibility for leaders and emerging executives in business and community. Wearing glasses since the age of two, she brings a variety of fresh perspectives in facilitating a vision of growth and transformation beyond the limitations of the day to day business experience.

Elizabeth has been facilitating change as a Coach, Business Analyst, Project Manager and Consultant for more than 25 years with extensive experience in financial services, information technology, consulting and manufacturing industries as well as local and globally focused NGO’s.

Her current initiatives include growing The Launch Box™ with Sonata Venture Solutions a workshop series helping entrepreneurs and business leaders survive and thrive in both stable and volatile economies.. She is also completing a forthcoming book The Diversified Portfolio Career – compiling her experiences with executives and professionals who are compelled in today’s world of work to lead many roles whether in one organization or across many.

A Certified Hudson Institute Coach (CHIC) and member of the International Coach Federation, Elizabeth received her MAS in Information Technology Management from Johns Hopkins University, a Certificate in Transformational Leadership from Georgetown University, and her BA in French from Salisbury University. Through the Global Business Network, Elizabeth completed the renowned training "Developing and Using Scenarios" for strengthening organizational strategy and future perspective.

Elizabeth currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. You can learn more about her work at

Cost: Members - $75; Non-Members - $85

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