We often refer to the milestones in our professional or personal lives quickly and in passing. What happens when we stop and listen again, when we pay close attention to the lessons we can find in our own experiences? Anne Coon will talk about how we can discover and benefit from the richness of our own stories.
Anne Coon earned a PhD in English Literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo and holds the rank of Professor Emeritus from the College of Liberal Arts at RIT.
Since taking an early retirement from RIT, she has continued an active career as an independent scholar and writer. Anne has been recognized for both her scholarly and creative writing. Her published works include the co-authored book Discovering Patterns in Mathematics and Poetry and the book Hear Me Patiently: The Reform Speeches of Amelia Jenks Bloomer, as well as several collaborative projects with artists and photographers, three poetry collections, and numerous poems in anthologies and journals. Anne’s most recent book is Thriving in Retirement: Lessons From Baby Boomer Women, coauthored with Judy Feuerherm and published in September 2017. An in-depth study of the lives and careers of 25 Baby Boomer women, the book uses a unique research methodology that combines strategies from professional coaching with careful attention to women’s stories.
About our series: RWN will be featuring practical advice and strategies from some of Rochester’s most savvy women leaders. This series will provide attendees with useful insights for how to proactively manage the opportunities and challenges that arise while building a productive and fulfilling career. The wealth of experience and diverse viewpoints of the featured speakers will ensure an engaged and thought-provoking experience for attendees, each of whom will walk away with useful skills and tactics for how to more successfully navigate their professional life.