Career Development and Soft Skills

1:00–1:30 pm ET

How Psychological Principles Can Help You Think and Act Your Way through a Financial Crisis and Personal Stress

Daniel Crosby
​Chief Behavioral Officer
Brinker Capital

  • The COVID-19 pandemic is unique in that it threatens our physical, psychological, and financial well-being.
  • Financial services professionals, who often serve as buffers between their clients and bad decisions, can be especially taxed because they must attend to their own needs as well as those of the people that they serve.
  • Hear practical tips for maximizing personal wellness while assisting clients in making sound decisions in uncertain times.

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1:30–1:45 pm ET

Enhancing Your Mental Strength in a Time of Crisis

Amy Morin
​​Psychology Lecturer, Northeastern University
Author, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

  • What is mental strength and how can you enhance it?
  • Learn the best mental strength exercises for reducing anxiety, managing stress, and combating negative thoughts.
  • Discover actionable tips for thinking, feeling, and performing your best during a time of crisis.

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1:45–2:15 pm ET

Mindfulness for Overcoming Stress and Staying Effective in the Age of COVID-19

Donald Altman
​​Author, Mindfulness Consultant, and Trainer

  • Learn about proven strategies using brain science to help you cope with pressure and succeed.
  • A simple practice to discharge tension and stress
  • How to use selective attention to overcome worry
  • A three-minute stress detox to invite calm

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2:15–2:30 pm ET

Notes on Resilience: A Learned Skill to Guide You through Tough Times

Christiane St-Amour
​​Executive Coach and Leadership Development Specialist​

Interviewer: Lauren Foster, Content Director, Live Events, CFA Institute
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2:30–2:55 pm ET

Why Your Personal Brand Matters More than Ever

Curt Mercadante
​​Principal
Merc Enterprises, LLC

  • To thrive in the COVID-19 economy, it’s going to be more important than ever to differentiate yourself from your competitors.
  • Right now, people are hungry for solutions and content that will help them navigate the new financial realities.
  • It’s easier than ever for you to become your own media company and share unique, consistent, compelling content.
  • Learn actionable steps for you to create and promote your solutions, ideas, and compelling content to the audiences that matter most.

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