9. Saturday dinner at Joyful House Chinese. Almost 30 friends, old and new, joined us for an HR Social Hour dinner.
5. Confirmation (again) that it’s all about connection. I was struck by this during the keynote by Tom’s CEO Blake Mycoskie. The story of Tom’s (which let’s be honest involves a LOT of privilege — there’s not many of us who can take time off to “find ourselves” and live overseas, even if it does lead to a great idea) is connection. “Why can’t we create a business that makes the world a better place?” Blake shared his idea for starting a shoe company that gave away a pair of shoes with every purchase with his friend who knew someone who made shoes. So even though Blake had this great idea, it took him sharing it with someone else to keep the idea alive and bring it to fruition. We are not successful on our own.
4. Jon & I sharing our story at the SHRM Emerging Professionals Super Sunday Session. We had a cheering section who kept the Tweets alive while we were speaking! We loved sharing how to Find Your Voice and a live podcast recording with Kevin Hubbard.