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ECE Speaker Series

Join us for inspiring speakers from different backgrounds and industries.

Emory Continuing Education (ECE) is pleased to launch the ECE Speaker Series. In these free events, you'll meet dynamic speakers who will share their personal stories, personal and professional advice, career direction, learning ideas and more. These events will occur throughout the year and can be joined online via Zoom.

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Past Event

Claim the Power of You: A Self-Advocacy Workshop

ECE Speaker Series

When: January 13, 2023, 10am-12pm ET
Where: Video archive
Cost: Free event

Speaker: Sarah Carlson

Career coach, speaker, lawyer liberator

To move up in your workplace, make a career transition, or simply do a better job of promoting your skills and talents, you need to engage in effective self-advocacy. Although lawyers spend years in law school learning how to advocate for others, no one teaches us how to effectively advocate for ourselves.  Join us as we learn from a Harvard trained lawyer how you can better claim, honor, articulate, and effectively offer what only you can in the world . . . and why you must.  In this 2-hour seminar, you will learn about the delicate art of self-advocacy, assess yourself on the four component parts, and gain skills to identify, speak to, and leverage your unique value with confidence and integrity.

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About Our Speaker

Sarah Carlson
Sarah D. Carlson is a career transformation expert, a professor, public speaker, and professional powerhouse. Her mission is to equip people to claim the full power of their potential in a world that desperately needs them.

Sarah started her professional journey by graduating from Harvard Law School, going to a job on Wall Street, and quickly rejecting that professional life for a more wholehearted one. She left her life as a Wall Street attorney to become a volunteer in Haiti. While living in a tent and building schools and water filters, she reconnected to her values, and returned to become a career coach and professor at a top 25 law school. As a professor and career advisor, she coached individual law students and created coursework to help students identify their professional strengths, interests, and values and taught the invaluable tools of professional self-advocacy. Sarah’s coursework is now mandatory for first-year students at Emory Law, she is now working to integrate this coursework at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, and she started her own company, Miracles Incorporated, to inspire and equip people from all industries to claim and realize their unique professional potential.

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