WHAT ARE LEAN IN CIRCLES?
Leaning in is not a solo sport. In a world where women still face bias and other barriers at work, Lean In Circles are a safe space to share your struggles, give and get advice, and celebrate each other’s wins. Whether you need help navigating your new normal at work or are looking for support from women who understand what you’re going through, your Lean In Circle will give you the boost we all need.
Central Exchange is committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals, and we are very excited to partner with the Lean In Network | Kansas City to offer Lean In Circles to our members and non-members throughout the KC metropolitan area.
Based on Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, these small cohorts focus on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions and change the conversation from what we can’t do to what we can do.
Each Lean In Circle provides you an opportunity to connect with other women and share experiences that allow you to know each other by tapping into one another ideas and giving support. The group dynamics will grow and change throughout each session based on the participation of the cohort’s attendees.
Join the Waitlist for the TEAL Lean In Circle meeting the 3RD TUESDAY of the month 5-6 pm from February through July! We will let you know if a space comes available. Or, join any other Lean In Circles, which can be found on the CX Calendar beginning in February and March.
MEET YOUR LEAN IN CIRCLE LEADER, LAURA JANUSIK!
Laura Janusik is a dynamic trainer, researcher, speaker, coach, and consultant. She’s one of the world’s leading experts in teaching and training listening. She uses her MBA and PhD in Communication to help others listen well, hear more, and change lives.
She is a past president of the International Listening Association, and she is published both nationally and internationally. You’ll find her research and ideas cited in publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and US News and World Report. In addition to education, Laura was in HR Managements in private industry for 15 years
Laura left academia after 20 years to bring the message of listening to a wider audience. She works primarily with ICF certified coaches and business leaders. Her work ranges from 1:1 coaching sessions to private programs to company trainings.
Laura is a huge supporter of Central Exchange, and she’s been a member for many years. She counts herself as very fortunate to meet wonderful member’s of the community through the events she attends, as well as the quarterly communication programs she hosts for CX. She’s very excited to host a Lean In Circle focused on Imposter Syndrome, a syndrome she manages daily.