Finding Your Path: Confessions of a Former Workaholic

You are invited to attend an evening with Stacy Sharpe, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations at Allstate Insurance Company. Amplifying the voice of Allstate has been a theme for Stacy in her 20 years with the company. In her current role, she helps tell Allstate’s iconic story of transformation and growth by leading communications for Allstate’s CEO and chief financial officer as well as Allstate’s largest business units. She also helps build Allstate’s reputation and voice by managing the company’s media relations strategy.

In today's ever-connected world, the boundaries between work and life can become muted as we find it more difficult to disconnect. Please join Stacy for a conversation that traces her unexpected journey from self-described workaholic to purpose-driven leader. Stacy will share some key lessons from her career about how working with passion and purpose trumps a never-ending workday, as well as what we can all do to define our own purpose-driven path.

YPC is partnering with Allstate’s Young Professionals Organization - the event is free to attend, but space will be limited. Be sure to RSVP today!

SPECIAL TICKET OFFER: Steppenwolf Theatre will offer discounted tickets to the Pulitzer Prize award-winning show The Flick to those in attendance. Tickets will be available at the price of $50 (regular price tickets that evening are $62) and must be purchased in advance no later than Feb. 9. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre immediately following Stacy’s presentation.

To purchase your ticket, use the promotion code: 23392 online or over the phone with the Steppenwolf box office. If you purchase online, pick your assigned date and time and then enter the code in the box labeled Enter a promo code.”  You can select your own seats – or allow the website to choose the best available for you. You can also call the Box Office at 312-335-1650. Be sure to mention the promotion code at the beginning of your transaction.

Event Date: Feb. 16, 2016
Event Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Networking and Refreshments
6:00- 7:15 p.m. Discussion with Q&A
Event Cost: Free for Allstate employees, YPC members, and guests
Event Location: Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St., Chicago IL 60614, Onsite garage parking will be available for $10.

Price: $0.00

Date: February 16, 2016

Available Spaces: 65

Taking Creative Risks: Business Improv Workshop

Participate in this unique and exciting workshop to experience the impact that improvisation techniques can have on your overall professional presence and ability to take creative risks.

Are you a business professional who would like to learn fun and creative techniques to more effectively take risks, quickly build rapport, and communicate in different ways?
Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team?
Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself?
In this 2 hour workshop, you will participate in an interactive lecture and series of improvisation-based exercises led by professional improvisers. By the end of the workshop you will have learned and practiced how to create a safe environment in which people are willing to take risks and communicate in different ways, how to see creative inspiration differently by taking a step back and be willing to see another point of view, and how to help individuals understand that being a leader and taking initiative works in a dynamic way that is always changing.

The workshop will be led by improve it!’s founder, Erin Diehl, and three of improve it!’sprofessional improvisers --- all who have trained and performed at top theaters in Chicago and around the United States.

improve it! LLC is a Chicago-based company that provides high-energy, laughter-filled corporate team building workshops that incorporate improvisation teams & techniques, as well as improvised performances at corporate events, while donating a portion of proceeds to charity.  To learn more about improve it! visit www.improveitchicago.com.

Additional Details:

Time: Registration opens at 5:45 p.m. and the workshop will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. The workshop will last until 8:00 PM.

Location Details: Coalition:Impact – 405 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Attire: Although this is a professional event, comfortable professional clothing is encouraged as this will be an interactive workshop.

Register here.

Price: $20.00

Date: March 2, 2016

Monthly Networking Breakfast

There are so many reasons to NOT get up early in the morning, but in a fast paced online dominated society, social media can’t replace the simple value of shaking hands, sharing personal stories and forming real relationships. Many of life’s pleasures come from human interaction and YPC provides you that opportunity with an informal, yet impactful start to your day! This year, YPC will host monthly breakfasts on the first Thursday of every month for members and prospective members at Pazzo’s in 311 S. Wacker Drive. The breakfasts are $5.00 for members and only $10 for guests (you can hardly get a half-caf latte and muffin for that!). Included is an assortment of breakfast options, coffee, juice and an hour of networking with other attendees. Space is limited to the first 50 and you must register in advance (below), so set those alarms and join us!

Price: $10.00

Date: March 3, 2016

Available Spaces: 50

Monthly Networking Breakfast

There are so many reasons to NOT get up early in the morning, but in a fast paced online dominated society, social media can’t replace the simple value of shaking hands, sharing personal stories and forming real relationships. Many of life’s pleasures come from human interaction and YPC provides you that opportunity with an informal, yet impactful start to your day! This year, YPC will host monthly breakfasts on the first Thursday of every month for members and prospective members at Pazzo’s in 311 S. Wacker Drive. The breakfasts are $5.00 for members and only $10 for guests (you can hardly get a half-caf latte and muffin for that!). Included is an assortment of breakfast options, coffee, juice and an hour of networking with other attendees. Space is limited to the first 50 and you must register in advance (below), so set those alarms and join us!

Price: $10.00

Date: April 7, 2016

Available Spaces: 50