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Women's Leadership Virtual Series

Oct 17 10:00 AM - Oct 17, 2023 11:30 AM
Oct 17, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Join us for this annual Women’s Leadership Virtual Series in October the first three Tuesdays at 10:00 am.

Attend and learn from leading experts in the areas of imposter syndrome, navigating uncertainty and reclaim connection. Be a champion for women leaders – all are invited!

Women's Leadership Virtual Series Dates:

October 3 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Owning Your Success
Kristy Walz, Confluence Consulting 
Imposter Syndrome disproportionately impacts women in leadership roles. Join us for this interactive workshop where we’ll explore the 4 P’s of Imposter Syndrome (perfectionism, paralysis, people-pleasing, and procrastination) and how to turn them into a source of power.   

This session aims to: Connect you with other leaders across the state and discuss what’s unique to being a woman in a leadership role  Engage you in increasing your self-awareness and deserve level  Offer strategies for navigating the 4 P’s of Imposter Syndrome 

October 10 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Future of Leadership: Navigating Uncertainty and Leading Through Change
Carolyn Colleen, Speaker, Author, Owner Acton Midwest | Founder at Fierce Foundation
This thought-provoking message by Carolyn Colleen that equips leaders with the skills to thrive in an ever-changing world. Carolyn explores the trends and challenges shaping the business landscape, emphasizing the need for adaptability and innovation. She shares practical strategies for embracing ambiguity, making informed decisions, and inspiring teams during times of uncertainty. By fostering a culture of continuous learning and resilience, leaders can turn challenges into opportunities and drive positive change. Carolyn highlights the importance of open communication, collaboration, and empathy in building agile and successful teams. Participants will leave with a renewed sense of purpose, armed with practical tools to navigate change, inspire their teams, and lead their organizations towards a prosperous future. This engaging keynote empowers leaders to embrace uncertainty, make confident decisions, and shape a thriving future for their organizations. 

October 17 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Attachment Advantage – A proven framework to reclaim connection and unlock potential  
April Hansen, Professional Speaker 
In 2023, 60% of employees report being emotionally detached at work with nearly 20% being utterly miserable. Despite numerous causes for disengagement and burnout, one factor consistently proves pivotal for employees across industries and roles: meaningful connection. 

The Attachment Advantage proven three-step framework flips the script on burnout and prioritizes connection over detachment, capacity over balance, and security over self-reliance. Leaders and team members who embrace the framework are inspired to invest in human connection, catalyze organizational change, and unlock hidden potential leading to happier, more successful outcomes in work and life. 

This message serves leaders and teams who are:  

  • Facing burnout, endless competing priorities, and mounting organizational pressure 
  • Seeking ways to outperform a rapidly changing market 
  • Craving both increased success and happiness at work and in life 

The audience will leave with:  

  • A proven framework to understand your connection style and how to make connection with others more successful 
  • A visual model to distinguish areas of hidden human potential 
  • Practical tips to prioritize meaningful connection in the face of uncertainty and rapid change 


Additional Info


Kristy Walz

CEO | Confluence Consulting

Kristy Walz is a results-oriented consultant with twenty years of experience working with leaders in varied industries and roles to help them achieve their goals. She helps create change-ready organizations and helps people find purpose in their work. In addition to her responsibilities with Confluence Consulting, Kristy serves as adjunct faculty for campuses within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, and is a practicing Spiritual Director. She is a keen observer with deep curiosity about human interactions and the ability to turn data into decisions.

With an infectious passion for excellence, Kristy will challenge and motivate your team to commit to personal and professional improvement with lasting results.

"She's very bright and dynamic and she had good ideas, but she also listened to our ideas."
Paul Wuensch, Director, Bangor School Board"

Kristy's ability to develop an engaging and safe dialog with people she is not familiar with on a regular basis is wonderful to watch."Jim Johnson, President, Southeast Technical College, ret.

Carolyn Colleen

Speaker, Author, Owner Acton Midwest | Founder at Fierce Foundation

Carolyn Colleen is a multifaceted entrepreneur, renowned international speaker, and accomplished author who is deeply committed to helping individuals achieve their personal and professional goals. As a dedicated mother of three, she fully understands the importance of finding balance between family, career, and lifestyle.

Carolyn is the visionary founder of the FIERCE Foundation, a non-profit organization that empowers underrepresented women and children in the 7 Rivers Region to achieve generational self-sufficiency through education, access, and community. Her program and community, Fierce Network, offers women the tools to create life strategies that enable them to live their dreams.

As an esteemed author, she has authored "F.I.E.R.C.E.: Transform Your Life in the Face of Adversity, 5 Minutes at a Time!" and co-authored "Academic and Educational Entrepreneurship." She is the owner of Acton Academy Midwest, a private STEM entrepreneurial and trades school that fosters collaborative learning and differentiated instruction through real-world projects and experiences rooted in Servant Leadership.

Carolyn's expertise in the scientifically-based XCHANGE approach has made her a leading consultant and thought leader, guiding teams towards effective leadership, facilitation, and management. She has held diverse leadership roles, including Program Manager and Business Development Consultant at Gundersen Health System, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Western Technical College, and Account Management Executive at Gensler.Alongside her professional achievements, Carolyn is also a delegate for the Commission on the Status of Women United Nations 2023, where she had the honor of advocating for gender equality and the empowerment of women worldwide.

April Hansen

Professional Speaker
Forging her way from a small farm town in Wisconsin to becoming one of the nation’s foremost experts on peak performance and hypergrowth leadership, April has carved a path of action-oriented success fueled by curiosity and unapologetic courage. April’s entrepreneurial zest has shaped her career journey from being a frustrated nurse to a high-powered business executive. April’s accomplishments demonstrate that personal success and professional satisfaction are attainable for all. 

Event Type



$79 | Oct 3 - Early Bird before September 26
$99 | Oct 3 - Regular

$79 | Oct 10 - Early Bird before September 26
$99 | Oct 10 - Regular

$79 | Oct 17 - Early Bird before September 26
$99 | Oct 17 - Regular

Bundle Pricing

$179 | Early Bird Bundle before September 26
$229 | Regular Bundle