It’s hard to believe I’m watching the snow fall as I sit here writing from my dining room. Where does the time go in these most unusual times? As we head towards the holiday season, I hope this note finds you well. 

Since our last newsletter, the programming team has been hard at work providing some fantastic virtual offerings. Hopefully you were able to join us for the recent Speed Mentoring event which featured some of our industry’s best and brightest executives. If you haven’t already, be sure to register for our final offering this year, Michael Veltri’s dynamic presentation on avoiding burnout. You do not want to miss this this once in a lifetime educational experience from a top rated leadership keynote speaker. As an added bonus for those who attend, we will providing complimentary copies of his bestselling book, “The Mushin Way to Peak Performance.” We look forward to ‘seeing’ you November 12th

Although this year has presented its fair share of challenges, I couldn’t help but be inspired by some of the speakers from WICT’s Leadership Conference. For anyone who has ever attended, the conference is a highlight every year. This year's conference was shifted to virtual content but it was just as impactful. I encourage you to take some time and look through the conference program.  There are so many relevant and diverse speakers to look into! Two highlights for me were Angela Duckworth’s keynote on Grit and the session Arin Reeves hosted on insights into our neuro behavior and how it relates to fear and courage. However the biggest takeaway was a simple mantra Sheinelle Jones shared, “Bloom where you are planted.” I don’t know about you, but this phrase just resonated with me on so many levels.  

On behalf of your WICT New England Board, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones and we look forward to seeing you soon. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your continued support of our chapter.