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There is only one CEO at a time in each company, and over 65% of CEOs are the company founder. So, if you want to become a CEO, it helps tremendously if you know how to stand out in a crowd. The best way is to have a unique and compelling thought leadership platform that aligns with the types of businesses you want to lead, either in industry and product, or ethos and culture. What if you prepped like you have been asked to stand on the red dot - the coveted "TedTalk". Join Athena coach, Nan Crawford, to learn what makes a GREAT TedTalk. She's deconstructed a TedTalk to illustrate what goes into the making of one that goes viral. This salon will inspire you to uncover your own unique topic you wish to hone to an amazing 20 minute moment in time you can build into your Thought Leadership Platform as you rise. 


Nan Crawford Coaching Bold Women Leaders to Step Onto a Bigger Stage

Nan has coached clients to write and deliver powerful presentations for boards of directors, major conferences, funding pitches that have raised millions of dollars, TED, The Clinton Global Initiative, The State Department, The White House and The Colbert Report.

Nan Crawford delivers dynamic keynote presentations that help individuals and organizations thrive. As a keynote presenter, Nan has shared the stage with Dan Pink, David Allen,Robert Reich, Bill Strickland, Steve Ballmer, Lisa Ling and Anna Deveare Smith.

For over 20 years Nan has coached executives and conducted leadership development programs for organizations such as American Express, Boeing, eBay, Deloitte, Google, KPMG, Office Depot, Oracle, Paramount Pictures, PayPal, Target and USAA. She has served on the Executive Education Faculty for Columbia, Harvard, Duke and UC Berkeley's Graduate Schools of Business. Nan Crawford has been featured in Fast Company magazine and The New York Times calls her work “inspirational”.

Nan was the Founder and Artistic Director of the San Francisco based improvisational ensemble Pacific Playback Theatre. She is a cum laude graduate of The University of Texas, with a B.F.A. in theatre, and holds an M.A. in Organization Development & Transformation from the California Institute of Integral Studies.


Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.

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Want to be a CEO? Learn to Stand Out From the Crowd

Tue, Sep 13 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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