October 10, 2018
San Mateo, California

Career & industry experts from San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Reno, & Silicon Valley with experience and expertise in marketing, sales, product development, brand management, research, management consulting, investment banking, commercial banking, law, government, politics, tech, design thinking, the arts, nonprofits, & much more share successful career transition strategies & tactics.
My Journey: A.C.T.

Assess and Adapt

“I’m not sure I want a traditional job.”

CONNECT Red Stripe
Connect with My Network

“I’d like to work; what are my options?”

TRAIN Yellow Stripe
Train for What’s Next

“Help me fine-tune my skills to up my game!”

10:15am | Break & Networking
11:30am | Break & Networking
11:45am  | Keynote & Lunch 
Lead YOUR Life, Own Your Career

Jeanny Chai, Two-time Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work You Love Conference Participant, CEO,, and Author, Out of the Bamboo Jungle: Daughter of Tiger Mom triumphs over mid-life personal shame to achieve authentic success

When Jeanny attended her first Return to Work You Love Conference in 2014, she was a newly single mom to four children. Following the conference,  Jeanny wrote to Connect•Work•Thrive CEO Johanna Wise: “Bravo!  I have great respect for what you have started and your ability to motivate and inspire others. I have decided to pursue my dream and passion – and will be leaving high tech to start a new education movement, that will also engage the parents who are highly educated but want to spend time with their kids. Would you have time to connect with me by phone or in person over the next few days? I am eager to not lose momentum and have a few questions I’d like your thoughts on.”

Soon thereafter, Jeanny was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer…

During her treatments, Johanna and Jeanny continued discussions. In 2017, Jeanny attended her second Return to Work You Love Conference. Those three years represented a significant breakthrough about what it means to live the happiness and success she desired. Now, she’s returned to help you live YOUR leadership potential on every level!

2:30pm | Break & Networking
2:45pm | Workshops
3:45pm | Concluding Remarks & Networking

Johanna Wise, MBA
CEO, Connect•Work•Thrive™ LLC