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Signature Series | Achieve Success Through Storytelling
Qualcomm Building Q
6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Category: Signature Series


Athena's Signature Series Presents |
What's Your Story?
Achieve Success Through Storytelling
with Ann marie Houghtailing

 Contact Jessica Simington to be placed on the waiting list

Are you great at advocating for others, but not yourself?
Is your attitude of gratitude getting in the way of your professional advancement?
Do you worry that asking for your worth will make you appear greedy or ungrateful?
Are you working hard waiting to be rewarded?
If you're a great champion of others but struggle to advocate for yourself, this presentation will help you elegantly and ethically ask for what you deserve and stop waiting to be noticed. Self-advocacy is not selfish but rather a pathway that helps us create a legacy of equity for those that come after us. The beliefs we consume from our culture inform how we behave and can impact how we manage our careers.
This interactive presentation will focus on:

  • Beliefs that are impeding your advancement
  • How to ask with elegance
  • Why negotiation can be a form of social activism
  • How to prepare for hard conversations
  • How to be accountable to yourself

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Ann marie Houghtailing
Corporate Storytelling Expert | Ann marie Hougtailing, Inc.
Corporate Alliance Partner, Center for Corporate Storytelling | CA International Business University
In 2009, Ann marie Houghtailing launched her practice as a business development expert with only $5 in her pocket, a Macbook, and a truck-load of tenacity in the worst economic climate of her life. Just one year later, she was the Corporate Alliance Partner for the Institute for Sales and Business Development at the University of San Diego.
Since then, Houghtailing has developed a reputation as one of the most sought-after business development and storytelling experts in the country and speaks regularly on Narrative Leadership and how to use storytelling as a tool of influence in business with her trademarked Narrative Imprinting® process. She has trained thousands of people in 42 states and abroad, delivered a TEDx talk, and is currently working with a California men’s state prison to bring storytelling to incarcerated men as a tool of learning, empowerment and connection to the outside.
In 2018, Houghtailing will launch the Center for Corporate Storytelling with California International Business University. This groundbreaking program will offer the nation’s first academic certification in Corporate Storytelling.
Her writing regularly appears in national mainstream press outlets including the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Daily Worth, XO Jane, San Diego Business Journal, Yahoo! Finance, San Diego Union Tribune, Motherwell, and Thought Catalog.
Houghtailing has also written and performed two one-woman shows, Renegade Princess and Raising Humans. Over the last two years, Houghtailing’s Acts of Love program has donated all proceeds of her performances to worthy organizations and raised more than $35,000 for people in need.

Date/Time     Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location            Qualcomm Building Q | 6455 Lusk Blvd, San Diego
PLEASE NOTE: Food and beverage are not allowed inside the auditorium

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