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Susan Packard on "Fully Human: 3 Steps to Grow Your Emotional Fitness in Work, Leadership, and Life"

4:15-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm book talk; 6:00-7:00pm book signing, sale & reception

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Speaker Series | Initiative for Women in Business

Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Speaker(s): Susan Packard, Co-Founder, Scripps Networks Interactive; former Chief Operating Officer, HGTV Cable Networks; Author
Topic: "Fully Human: 3 Steps to Grow Your Emotional Fitness in Work, Leadership, and Life" (Penguin Random House, Feb. 12, 2019)
Venue: Desautels Hall, 2nd Floor | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $40.00 plus HST per person; $30 for Rotman and U of T alumni (includes 1 hardcover copy of "Fully Human", 1 seat for the talk and the networking reception)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: Emotions can sink us, or they can power us like fuel to succeed. Many of us show up for work, and life, feeling lonely even in a room full of people, or bringing unproductive emotions into work, like anger or fear. You don’t have to feel this way. Fully Human offer an accessible new guidebook to grow your emotional fitness, and it’s arrived just in time, as technology is quickly becoming our main interface for communications. Susan lays out how to develop supportive work relationships, and for leaders, how to build healthy company cultures. Fully Human tackles unconventional topics, like: 

  • How workaholism keeps us emotionally adolescent
  • How forgiveness belongs in the workplace
  • The simple gestures of gratitude, which impact scores of people every day
  • A new process to dispel unproductive emotions (and doesn’t cost a dime)

Susan will introduce you to successful people, and companies, that are rich with "connector" emotions like hopeempathy and trust. And she will share her EQ Fit-catalyzed success at HGTV and the stories of the executives Susan coaches in mindfulness and other emerging techniques, and teach an "inside out" practice of self-discovery, which helps you uncover unproductive emotions, and dispel them. The best leaders balance power and grace, and everyone can effectively use resilience--an ability to endure tough situations and make tough decisions, and vulnerability, a willingness to open up, change, and admit when we need help. Susan offers new tools to bring our strongest emotional selves to work each day.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Susan Packard is Co-Founder of Scripps Networks Interactive and former Chief Operating Officer of HGTV. She was the company’s second employee. Under Susan’s helm, HGTV became one of the fastest-growing cable networks in television history. She held a variety of senior positions at Scripps Networks Interactive, (NYSE: SNI), the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet.  The company’s media portfolio includes popular lifestyle television brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, country music network Great American Country (GAC) and the Travel Channel.  She created and served as president of Scripps Networks New Ventures, where she oversaw the development and launch of DIY Network and online interactive platforms.  Susan was also President of worldwide distribution for the Scripps cable brands. She got her start in media with sales positions at HBO, and then helped to start up CNBC. Following these roles, she moved to SNI. Today Susan writes, speaks, and helps to coach and mentor senior leaders.  Her first book, New Rules of the Game, was written to help women navigate and lead in the workplace.  Susan’s second book, Fully Human: 3 Steps to Grow your Emotional Fitness in Work, Leadership and Life, offers a fresh, new framework for growing one’s emotional intelligence. It will be published in February 2019.

SERIES HOST: Rotman Initiative for Women in Business

SERIES SPONSOR: BMO Financial Group 

QUESTIONS: Laura Lawton
Program Assistant, Rotman Initiative for Women in Business

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