NY CMO SIG: Facing Your Fears- Break Through the Waves in Life!

Calendar: Metro New York Calendar
Type: Public
Title: NY CMO SIG: Facing Your Fears- Break Through the Waves in Life!
Group: Organization Members
Owner: Susan Russon [LMA Northeast]
Start: Jan 16, 2018 12:00 PM America/Eastern
End: Jan 16, 2018 02:00 PM America/Eastern
Description: Are you living under a “Be Careful” cloud? From a very early age, most of us were warned to be careful as we got on to that first school bus, when we got our driver’s license, when we went off to college, etc. Has any mother ever said, “Take a risk today darling!” What we did not realize as Jack Canfield stated was that “everything you want is on the other side of fear!”

We all fear something… success, failure, public speaking, introducing a new idea at a meeting, asking for a raise, changing jobs, and the list goes on. How we handle our fears can make us or break us. Once we understand that feeling fear means we are growing by facing new challenges, pushing through it becomes less daunting. The alternative is to change nothing, living in the comfort of our confines, and ultimately becoming stuck in a rut. As long as you are trying something new, you will always feel fear.

Understanding fear and having the tools to push through it anyway can be the bridge we need to become more successful in every aspect of our lives. Whatever your fears are… pushing through them can open the door to a whole new way of life, and feelings of increased confidence that you can handle whatever comes your way.

Our colleagues, Marcia Jeffers and Lynn Tellefsen will lead us through a discussion that explores our fears in more detail and against the backdrop of their own breakthroughs. They will also introduce tools and techniques to help you overcome your fears.

A copy of Susan Jeffers’ (Marcia’s sister) book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, will be raffled off at the lunch. Copies of the book may be purchased on Amazon.

About Our Presenters:

Marcia Jeffers
Marcia Jeffers is frequently asked to speak and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs both in the United States and abroad talking about the best-seller book (15 million copies sold), Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, written by her late sister Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. In 2016, she was a featured speaker at a conference in Amsterdam. For 19 years, she was Chief Marketing Officer at Sills Cummis & Gross and also served as Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Cleary Gottlieb. Prior to that, she practiced tax and securities law in relation to a family of mutual funds, served as Vice President of Development and General Counsel for one of the country's oldest non-profit regional lobbying organizations, was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of a multi-million dollar manufacturing corporation and was the Director of Advertising and Corporate Communications for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Ms. Jeffers holds a BA from New York University, an MA from Emerson College, and a JD and LLM from Boston University School of Law.

Lynn Tellefsen
Lynn Tellefsen is Chief Marketing Officer at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., one of New Jersey’s largest and oldest law firms. Lynn has 25 years of experience in the professional services market, particularly with respect to formulation and implementation of strategy and plans that are focused on business development, communication, and creative services. For 11 years, Lynn served as the Marketing Director at Cahill Gordon & Reindel where she developed and oversaw the firm’s initial marketing systems and operation. Prior, Lynn ran the New York regional marketing and business development operations at Dentons. Earlier in her career, Lynn co-founded a business that developed a data compression algorithm for patent data, served as a Vice President for a high growth IP information start-up (that subsequently became a publicly traded company), and helped a Wolters-Kluwer CCH subsidiary to attain profitability.

Lynn is also a co-owner and partner of Cavé, New American Restaurant in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey. She has been a member of the LMA for over a decade and serves on the New York Local Steering Committee. She served as co-chair of the New York Sponsorship Committee from 2012-15. Lynn holds a B.A. (with honors) from the University of Hartford.

No fee.
Lunch will be provided. We hope you can join us!
RSVP BY January 8, 2018

Despina Kartson and Dawn Longfield, Co-Chairs, NY LMA CMO SIG

** This program is open to LMA members who are the most senior in-house/first chair marketing and business development leaders of law firms and other professional services firms.
Location: Davis & Gilbert LLP, 1740 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Contact Name: Despina Kartson
Contact Phone: 212.326.3880
Contact Email: dkartson@jonesday.com