University of Wisconsin–Madison

2020 Keynote

“How to Stay S.T.R.O.N.G. When Managing Your Career”

When your job is filled with roadblocks, confusing traffic signals, and unknown road delays, how do you know where you’re headed? Who is really “driving” your career? How can you advocate for yourself without stepping on toes?

This interactive and tactical session will prepare you to stay S.T.R.O.N.G. during a day of career management and moving forward in your career. Ellen Bartkowiak, Certified Executive Leadership and Development Coach and President of EllenCoaching, a mindfulness leadership development firm, will discuss her six neuroscience principles of successful career management:

  • Self
  • Thoughts
  • Resiliency
  • Opportunities
  • Network
  • Gratitude

These principles make up the mindset and mechanics needed when moving forward in your career. Whether you are happy where you are or are thinking about change, bring your hard hat and get ready to work on yourself. You’ll leave feeling optimistic, curious, and knowledgeable about your options and ready to get the most out of the 2020 Employee Career Conference.


  • Participants will learn the Mindset and Mechanics that go along with managing their career.
  • Participants will learn the difference between a career enhancer and a career changer.
  • Participants will review the S.T.R.O.N.G. Method and focus on a few principles with exercises that allow them to learn the technique and logic behind each one.

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