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How to Lead Confidently in the Age of Uncertainty: An Interview with the former President of Starbucks, Howard Behar

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Presenter: Howard Behar

As a woman in technology, are you feeling the pressure to "do more and be more" with fewer resources than ever before? Are you looking for better ways to handle the increasingly complex problems you and your team are facing on a regular basis? Are you struggling to keep up with performance expectations while making time to invest in your team - and even your own leadership potential?

Join us for a conversation with Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks, and learn what it takes to lead confidently in the face of adversity and change. During the webinar, you'll hear about the setbacks and challenges that Howard faced in growing Starbucks from a regional store to an international brand. In addition, you'll hear stories and lessons you can use to:

- Harness your personal values to grow your influence and impact
- Put your people first - even in the face of increasing demands - and meet expectations
- Increase your impact and results by empowering those around you
- Use the skills of curiosity and courage to solve complex challenges

Howard Behar is the former President of Starbucks and the author of two books, It's Not About the Coffee and The Magic Cup.

For 21 years, Howard led Starbuck's domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International, opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from only 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for twelve years before retiring.

As an author and speaker, Howard now travels the world delivering keynotes to leaders, corporations, and students on how to put people first and lead with their values.

In addition, Howard serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Education Element, iD Tech, The School of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University. He is on the advisory boards of Anthos Capital, University of Washington Foundation, and a Trustee for The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.