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February 2016
Friday, 12th
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7:30am-8:30am, Stinson's Bistro & Cafe 4416 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756
Join the Austin Chapter for their Second Friday Breakfast. This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs. RSVP today!

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming Second Friday Breakfasts, they take place at the same time and location each month. More details to come.
Tuesday, 16th
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All DayEtter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus
Join experts in academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues facing society in the second annual UT Energy Week, organized by The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, student-led Longhorn Energy Club, and KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business. Conference supporters include the Cockrell School of Engineering, the Jackson School of Geosciences, CleanTX, and Texas Exes, along with academic units engaged in energy related research across the UT Austin campus. Register today!
Wednesday, 17th
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All DayEtter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus
Join experts in academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues facing society in the second annual UT Energy Week, organized by The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, student-led Longhorn Energy Club, and KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business. Conference supporters include the Cockrell School of Engineering, the Jackson School of Geosciences, CleanTX, and Texas Exes, along with academic units engaged in energy related research across the UT Austin campus. Register today!
Thursday, 18th
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All DayEtter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus
Join experts in academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues facing society in the second annual UT Energy Week, organized by The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, student-led Longhorn Energy Club, and KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business. Conference supporters include the Cockrell School of Engineering, the Jackson School of Geosciences, CleanTX, and Texas Exes, along with academic units engaged in energy related research across the UT Austin campus. Register today!
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Noon-1:00pm, Online

Have you been in your career for more than a decade? Are you wondering if you’ll survive the next round of layoffs? Do you hear the sound of your head hitting the glass ceiling? Are you bored at work and find yourself day-dreaming of starting your own business? If you are curious about the possibilities of what’s next in your career path, but find yourself paralyzed by fear of making a change, this webinar is for you. Wendy Nolin is a Status Quo Crusher who leads executives and business owners like you through the murky waters of change, reducing your sense of overwhelm and fear by shining a light on your innate strengths, talents, and skills. In this interactive webinar, Wendy will present you with a series of exercises to help you reclaim your sense of self with regard to your professional pursuits. If you are pondering a career change, from job change to industry change, to complete transformation into entrepreneurialism, there are important considerations to take into account and questions to answer about yourself before making any rash decisions. RSVP today!

You will discover:

  • Your career Risk Tolerance
  • The Whole You in relation to your career
  • Why “following your passion” isn’t great career advice
  • What you want your work to do FOR you
  • The next steps to take to begin your transition

Wendy Nolin is the president of Wendy Nolin Worldwide, a business and executive career coaching firm that helps people break out of the status quo. Wendy has nearly two decades of business and career development experience coaching executives to advance in their career, and business owners to double their revenue in half the time. After two very successful careers lasting a decade each, Wendy hired her own coach to discover she wanted to be a coach. In 2008, she launched her coaching practice to help people start their own business, upskill their career, expand and grow their business, succeed at work, and win at life.

In 2015, Wendy entered the world of writing, publishing her first book The Top 10 Best Investments in Yourself, in April and her second book, Own Your Greatness, in October. Wendy writes the way she talks, her books offering actionable advice and strategies that she uses in her own business and with her clients to help them break through self-imposed limitations.
Friday, 19th
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All DayEtter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus
Join experts in academia, industry, government, and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues facing society in the second annual UT Energy Week, organized by The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, student-led Longhorn Energy Club, and KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business. Conference supporters include the Cockrell School of Engineering, the Jackson School of Geosciences, CleanTX, and Texas Exes, along with academic units engaged in energy related research across the UT Austin campus. Register today!
Wednesday, 24th
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7:30am-8:30am, Stinson's Bistro & Cafe 4416 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78756
Join the Austin Chapter for our monthly breakfast meeting of the UT Women’s Group at Stinson’s Bistro. This is the group’s second meeting and will feature speaker, Elizabeth Quintanilla. RSVP today!

Elizabeth is a positive, creative, people-oriented, performance-driven Marketing Gunslinger. As a consultant and speaker, she focuses on understanding the customer's perspective and consults on a variety of topics from online technologies and strategies, social business, marketing (traditional, online, social, content, Go-To-Market), product marketing to demand generation.

She has a broad base of experience in multiple industries including aerospace, franchising, IT, software, and real estate. As an expert communicator, she explains complex concepts in understandable terms and delivers high-quality creative solutions to ensure product and customer success. You can follow her on Twitter as @equintanilla or @mktggunslingers.
Friday, 26th
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11:30am-1:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center – Room 203. 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78712
From Wall Street to the National Football League (NFL), the CEO and head coach are co-laborers in an unforgiving battle to increase the bottom-line (profit and wins). Amid the tornado of overblown strategic plans and slick slide decks, CEOs can get lost in the ancillary functions that can deflate a company’s growth.

The NFL offers CEOs a unique setting to examine management strategies. Head coaches do not enjoy the luxury of waiting three months for quarterly reports. The weekly gauntlet of nationally televised games shortens the runway for strategy rollout. Results are instantly made public, and improvements must be made within 168 hours.
Roberts’ talk will take you inside the war room of the NFL and reveal actionable takeaways for your own leadership style.

As a former NFL coach, Daron will:
• Demystify the leadership strategies of NFL coaches
• Highlight organizational similarities between NFL teams and private companies
• Unearth actionable takeaways for improved performance in your organization


About Daron Roberts: Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL coach who serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas. He has been featured in ESPN the Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and Sports Illustrated.

Roberts focuses on issues of governance, management and innovation in the sports arena. He teaches three courses - Leadership Strategy in Sports, Disruptive Innovation in Sports and Gameplan for Winning at Life.

Roberts served coaching stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, West Virginia Mountaineers and Cleveland Browns. He holds a B.A. in Plan II Honors and Government from the University of Texas (2001), an M.P.P. from Harvard's Kennedy School (2004) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (2007). Roberts was awarded the “Outstanding Young Texas Ex” award from the Texas Exes in 2011 and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government recognized Roberts as one of its “75 Most Fascinating Alumni”. The World Economic Forum pegged Roberts as a “Young Global Leader”. The Presidential Leadership Foundation – a joint venture between Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – tabbed Roberts as a Presidential Leadership Scholar for 2015. He was one of 60 members in the inaugural class.

Roberts is the founder of "4th and 1" provides free SAT prep, life skills development and football training to at-risk youth in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The camp has served nearly 500 student-athletes since 2010.

March 2016
Friday, 4th
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12:00am-12:00am, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX 78705
The McCombs Alumni Network's 11th Annual Alumni Business Conference is March 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Register today! Find more information on the event website.
Friday, 11th
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7:00am-9:00am, Dry Creek Cafe 544 Yale St. Houston, TX 77007
Please note: The March breakfast will be on the second Friday so as not to conflict with the Alumni Business Conference being held in Austin on the first Friday.

We will resume the regular First Friday Breakfast schedule in April. All McCombs alumni are welcome to attend and friends are welcome as well. RSVP today! This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs.