Got Resilience? What it Takes to Leap from Corporate to Entrepreneurship
More and more corporate executives and senior business managers are making a transition from the corporate world to owning their own businesses. Some folks become solopreneurs, others buy companies, and yet others build passion businesses from the ground up. No matter which route they choose to pursue, they embark on a transformative path in their lives.
So how do you ensure that you land successfully on your feet? Got Resilience helps corporate executives and expats alike learn how to prepare and successfully navigate the hidden mines of this life-changing transition. You will learn how to help prepare mentally and financially, how to better deal with emotional vulnerabilities of a passion business, how to build your network early, and how to deal with unexpected issues of isolation.
If you have been thinking about taking this leap or have recently done so, you will benefit from attending this program. Based upon popular demand, this webinar is a continuation of the discussion on mental resilience started at the UCWBG Enterpreneurship Thing in November 2013.
About the Speakers
Jinnie Cristerna is affectionately known as "The High Achievers Therapist"™. After receiving her master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago, she spent several years working as a social worker for various not-for-profit agencies. In 1999, she launched English Consulting and in 2006, renamed her company Chicago’s High Achievers (CHiA). CHiA focused solely on providing clinical mental health services to executives wanting to achieve a high level of personal and professional success. Jinnie is a contributing writer and blogger for Today’s Chicago Woman magazine, and is an expert commentator for local and national media.
Irina Fursman has close to 20 years of experience in a variety of settings as corporate executive, intrapreneur, entrepreneur, and market strategy consultant. In 2012, she started Delectable Odysseys, a culinary adventure company to share her passion for food, wine, and personal odysseys of people who create them. In 2014, Delectable Odysseys is showcasing Tuscany with a week-long tour at the end of October. Irina also runs a consulting practice HAAT Solutions which helps business owners successfully grow and exit their businesses. Irina received her MBA from the Booth School of Business in Marketing and Business Strategy and a AB in Economics from Bryn Mawr College.