As a team leader, you may find that returning to work in these trying times is demanding more of you and your team, and in new ways. Not just doing more with less, or putting in more time, but also updating your leadership approach or strategies to effectively navigate the changing conditions, a strained environment, or difficult yet necessary conversations.

The Wharton Club of NY is delighted to invite our Supporting Members to a complimentary coaching series facilitated by Wharton-alums – Nancy Chen and Barbara Deskey. You will join a small group of team leaders for an online series of brief, practical discussions designed to let you pick up team leadership tips and proven practices that you can use right away.

You have the option of attending all three, 1-hour sessions over two weeks’ time for the full series experience or attending any one of the sessions individually. Each session will provide time for theme-based learning (with up to 30 attendees), and for the group to discuss and share ideas on how to apply the learning (up to 15 attendees), led by seasoned, executive coach-facilitators. Bonus: a complimentary 1-on-1 coach-consulting session to help you apply practices to your specific situation.

Sessions will focus on 3 action steps:
  • Thursday, July 9 11am EST: De-Stress. Simple ways to discharge negative emotions and circumstances imposed on you and your team, to pave the way toward better performance. How to avoid a contagion of negative emotions.
  • Tuesday, July 14 11am EST: Reassess. Rethink priorities and strategies. Take stock of your people, stakeholders, and resources to design the go-forward game plan. How to balance productivity with caring. Enrolling others and anchoring your commitments to your unifying purpose.
  • Thursday, July 16 11am EST: Model. What new kind of leader and team is the situation asking you to be? How to resolve conflicting stakeholder agendas and expectations. Maintaining credibility and trustworthiness; influencing team members to perform, collaborate, and lead under new and formidable conditions.

About the Facilitators
nancychen Nancy Chen, MBA, PCC*, GTCI*, XP*
  • Founder, Nancy Chen Leadership and author of the “Power to the Queen” blog series 
  • Expert in designing collaborative teams; women as leaders; and marketing strategy
  • Facilitator for 300 teams; 600 coaching hours with Fortune 1000 clients in finance, IT, manufacturing, construction, and non-profit 
  • Marketing and Learning & Development Lead at IBM, American Express, Marcum
  • MBA, Wharton; BA, Wesleyan
barbaradeskey Barbara Deskey, CPCC, MBA, XP*
  • President, Idea-Lens Coaching & Consulting
  • Expert in leadership communication, growth strategy, business development, and leading complex change
  • Coach-Consultant to 125+ Fortune 1000, SMBs, start-ups, and non-profits
  • Growth, Business Acceleration, and Customer Relationship Lead at start-ups and SMBs such as EchelonCommunicate, STS Capital Partners, Pinpoint Selling. Partner, Deloitte Consulting
  • MBA, Wharton; BA, Duke
  *certification pending

These sessions are offered exclusively to our Supporting Members. If you would like to gain access to these premium events and receive the full benefits of membership, click here to become a Supporting Member.

Meeting Access Information:
A link, accessible by personal computer, tablet or smartphone, will be emailed to all registered guests 24-48 hours prior to the event to the "Primary Email" address listed in your profile.  Please login to update your profile and confirm that the email address listed is correct.  We will attempt to provide the ability to ask questions at the end of the presentation and time permitting.

You will be required to register for each session that you would like to attend.
  • Thu, Jul 09 11am EST - De-Stress: Click here to register for this session.
  • Tue, Jul 14 11am EST - Reassess: Click here to register for this session.
  • Thu, Jul 16 11am EST - Model: Click here to register for this session.
Pre-registration is required.  Registration for Session 1 is subject to availability and will close on Thursday, July 9th at 9:00am.