Jenna Bond is founder of Imagine 1369, a communications and brand strategy consultancy for creatives. She launched the organization to translate her experience working in Bill Clinton’s chief of staff office (where her accomplishments include launching the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and writing for the former president) to talent who can benefit from the strategies that drive successful brands and individuals. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Columbia Business School. @thejennabond
Ever so often, especially in the middle of your career, you may find yourself stuck and at a loss for personal passion. You may find yourself with a talent that you are sure of, without a community to support it. And while success is a personal journey, the most successful people of our time are positioned with a cohort that propels their vision.
Motivation and purpose are two senses you have to serve, structuring your time around those events that help you harness your energy and motivate your career can give you the edge that makes you a better team player, a focused worker and a visionary leader. From serving your soul to challenging your best, here are some great events happening across the country that will help you enter the zone that will set your career on fire:
Once a month, in cities including New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Chicago, forward-thinkers gather for free coffee and inspiration from local visionaries. This is one of my favorite things to do, and the one thing for which I will wake up an hour earlier to ride 40 minutes out of my way. If you are someone who likes to be a thought leader or someone trying to get on track with the new innovation economy, this TED-esque gathering is one of the best ways to keep your mind young at heart and your organizational strategy fresh. The one catch is that these gatherings are so popular that they generally sell out within 10 minutes of registration opening.