Are you interested in starting your own business? If you aren't used to the entrepreneurial life, it can be like drinking from a fire hose when you get started. In this session, led by two successful talent development entrepreneurs, we'll cover what you should consider when deciding whether or not to open your own business or become an independent contractor and what those first steps should be in embarking on your new journey. This session is not a complete "how to" open your own business, but we'll make sure to cover the information you'll need to make an informed decision and point you in the right direction to move forward in this exciting (and sometimes scary) adventure.
Stephanie Hubka wants to live in a world where learning is exciting and inspiring, and training is recognized as a natural driver of an organization's strategy. For the past 15 years, she has provided strategic leadership and expertise on professional learning and organizational performance solutions to companies in more than 50 countries. As the managing partner of Protos Learning, LLC, she specializes in developing strategies and products that advance a company's mission, vision, and professionalism.
Known for innovative solutions that initiate immediate organization-wide growth, Stephanie has developed hundreds of instructor-led, eLearning, virtual, social, and blended learning programs for clients in the non-profit, for-profit, government, and education spaces. She is the co-founder of Road Unraveled, a human capital organization that encourages businesses to embrace the connection between paid time off and professional success.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Stephanie is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD). She is a past president of and current VP of Finance for the Metro DC Chapter of ATD and serves as a National Advisor for Chapters for ATD. Her passion for training is equaled only by her love of exploring the globe; an avid traveler, she has visited all seven continents, 70 countries, and all 50 US states.
Christina Eanes is on a mission to help others achieve more in life – mainly by getting out of their own way – as an author, speaker, podcast and YouTube channel host, and an array of professional development programs. Through her products and services, she inspires others to take responsibility for their success at work and home. Along with her team, she provides invaluable strategies that lead to better professional and personal relationships, improved communication skills, and, ultimately, increased productivity in accomplishing individual and organizational goals.
Before founding her own company, through more than fifteen years of public service with a California police department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Christina worked on an array of programs, including the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program and the FBI's Leadership Development Program, where her teams helped train thousands of leaders.
Christina has published three books: Quit Bleeping Around: 77 Secrets to Superachieving (2015); The Secret To Super Productivity: *Time Is Not Your Most Limiting Resource (2018); and Life Is An Escape Room: Apply Lessons Learned from Successful Escapeletes to Achieving More in Life (2020).
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