Event Date and Time
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Get Out of Your Own Way with Lauren Lefkowitz

About this presentation

You are an amazing doer, right? You're such a great doer/manager/leader that you get 'rewarded' with more work. And when that work comes to you, it is flattering, boosts your ego, and helps you feel valued. Until it doesn't.

After years of working very hard, leveling up, and getting to where you thought you'd be happiest, have the most flexibility and be taking lavish vacations, you instead find yourself just showing up to the same grind every day. You have no boundaries. You don't feel like you can say no to anything without disappointing everyone. You respond and react to work instead of planning, being proactive, and choosing your work. And it's just the way it is because that's just the way things are, right? It doesn't have to be that way. You have gotten so used to the daily this-is-just-what-it-is of your career that you can't even see that it could be better. It can. 

What will you learn

In this presentation, you will gain the tools to help you assess your career pathway and decide, 

  • if the work you're doing is working for you.
  • if you love the work, but not the way you're doing it.
  • how to set new boundaries, spend more time with friends, family, and yourself, even start a hobby!

It's not too late. You're not too old. You CAN make CHOICES in how you show up to work and life.


Who should attend?
This presentation is best for those with a least 10+ year of professional career experiences and open to all UMD alumni and faculty/staff.  

About the presenter

Lauren Lefkowitz '98 has 20 years' experience in human resources and operations, which includes side-gigs in career coaching, training, resume and cover letter writing, interview coaching and other HR and operations related small-business consulting. In addition, throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to manage several departments outside of HR, including Meeting and Event Planning, Communications and Marketing, Finance and other corporate departments. Always, her favorite job has been career and mindset coaching, helping those who feel stuck in some way get unstuck and give themselves permission to dream and pursue their goals.

Now, her work focuses entirely on partnering with individuals, small groups and small businesses to support mid-career professionals and leaders who want to find joy, excitement, challenge and balance in their careers...and still have a personal life to love. She has been where you are, working 80+ hour weeks, giving everything she has to her job, sacrificing her personal life to make work the top priority, and she has come out the other side with more balance and purpose in her life. Lauren is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where she received her B.A. in psychology. 

Cost: FREE
This event is sponsored by the BSOS Alumni Chapter Board

RSVP by 11-10-2021
Space is limited. A waitlist will start after event registration has reached capacity.

Please note that this is an online event. A Zoom link for the event will be sent to all registrants in the event registration confirmation and again, prior to the session.

For questions about the BSOS Alumni Career Development Series or about this specific talk, contact Jenny Kilberg, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, jkilberg [at] umd [dot] edu