Punctuate is the “come to life” version of our fall magazine, “Innovate You” – in which our program of inspiring speakers and interactive tastemakers take a look at all the things we can do the be personally innovative at home as well as among our friends and family, in our communities, neighborhoods and workplaces.
How to Listen
Relationships are best when the people in them have strong listening skills. In her session, writer Lily Hansen will describe how her own listening skills have translated into a popular new book that has been making the rounds throughout Nashville. She’ll also conduct a live interview to demonstrate in real time how this can work for you, whether it’s in your professional, personal or family life.
Innovate Your Rolodex - How to Meet People in Nashville
Nashville can be a tough market to break into, professionally speaking. We’re a large enough city that the opportunities feel abundant, but the kind of small town where who you know is sometimes far more important than what you know. Networking and HR coach Jennifer Way provides tips for meeting new people and building meaningful relationships whether you are new to town, new to your job, or simply looking to meet some new people.
Innovate Your Personal LIfe - Intimacy in the Mobile Age
The so-called “hookup culture” created through apps like Tinder and Ok Cupid generates alarmist headlines, cynical jokes among friends, and relief between couples who found each other in a more analog era. But what’s the reality behind the digital dating landscape? In this session by relationships coach Emi Canahuati, we’ll discuss how we can keep ourselves sane, safe and authentic in the age of mobile intimacy.
Innovate Your Career - The Company You Keep
MTSU Business College Dean and frequent 12th & Broad contributor David Urban recently heard a successful social entrepreneur observe, "You are only as good as the average of your five closest friends." She explained that we need to be choosy about the people with whom we spend our time, and to avoid getting bogged down in others' negative energy. In his opening session, Dr. Urban will set the tone with a meditation on what it means to choose good influences.
Innovate Your Home - New Ways To Live
These days people are finding creative ways and places to live, choosing options from tiny houses and modern communes to urban infill and exurban retreats. Our panel includes representatives Ben Thomas who will discuss the urban farming movement, OneC1TY, Gabriela Lira from Remax and other innovative housing experts who will explore the modern real estate landscape and shares their personal experiences.
Innovate The World Around You - Starting Over
Jessica Harthcock was an aspiring athlete when she was paralyzed from the waist down after a diving injury. But now she walks again. Her story is one not only of personal perseverance, but of savvy entrepreneurship. The young, nationally recognized healthcare executive talks about how, in the process of healing herself, she she discovered a business opportunity and launched a healthcare enterprise.
Food and Drink
Healthy and creative boxed lunch served by Cantina Laredo's executive chef, Roy Batista. Chef will also discuss a time in his career where it hasn't gone as planned and the ways he made it work! Lessons we can all learn from!
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Join us for this riveting speaker series that includes a boxed lunch provided by Catina Laredo followed by happy hour at the conclusion of the event!
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