How to Build Skills to Help You Succeed

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Seminar Room 2, Exhibitor Hall

Ryan Stelzer
Strategy of Mind, LLC

Ryan co-founded Strategy of Mind as a management consultant specializing in both individual and organizational performance improvement. Prior to his work in consulting, Ryan served at The White House as a Presidential Management Fellow during the Obama Administration, where his team was responsible for improving and sustaining high levels of performance across federal agencies. Before this, Ryan also worked as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the US. Ryan has delivered a TEDx Talk and written articles for various publications. He holds a master's degree from the University of Chicago and undergraduate degrees from Boston University and the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Work is changing and the skills considered necessary to be successful at work are changing as well. In our globalized, highly technical economy, we’ll need technical experts to build the future, but we’ll also need those people to grasp the whys and hows of human behavior. Making things is easy, but understanding what people want is hard. At Strategy of Mind, we build the Human Quotient (HQ), a comprehensive, evidence-based approach that is defined as being more proactive and less reactive in three key areas of human experience and performance. In simple terms, we help individuals and organizations build their future. In this program, participants will spend their time engaged in a carefully structured HQ dialogue that is uniquely designed by our team of experts to foster active inquiry, careful listening, and creative thinking about alternative approaches to problems and challenges. By developing these critical qualitative skills, individuals and organizations alike will flourish and innovate for success.

Participants will learn to:

  • Elevate the level of trust and collaboration amongst colleagues and clients
  • Manage stressful experience with greater resilience and strength
  • Deepen self-awareness, mental focus, and creative collaborative thinking
  • Address divers, often unfamiliar, challenges
  • Better judge and assess complex scenarios