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Slay Your Job Search Pirates: Tips for Getting Out of Your Own Way

  • Apr 1, 2014 · 9:00 AM
  • Valencia Gardens

Last week, we set our Goals for Q2, including the dos and don’t dos. This week, we will work at slaying the pirates that separate us from actually moving the dos to done! and keeping the don’t dos from wasting our time.

Our speaker, Barbara Gottesman, defines “pirates” as our negative self-talk that robs us of our dreams. With her nearly 2-1/2 year family sailing adventure as the framework, Barbara will acquaint us with our pirates and how they get in our way. We will leave with practical techniques for moving beyond them.

The single biggest factor that separates us from following through on our committments is how we navigate the pirates. Although counter-intuitive, Barbara suggests that we listen to the negative self talk in order to get past it by either conversing with it so that we can refute or accept it, or by creating a vision that giants over it.

About Our Speaker

Barbara Gottesman has been a certified Professional Life, Career and Leadership Coach since 2007 and maintains a satisfying private practice working with aspiring individuals examining what’s next in their lives. She has also served dozens of women on the Peninsula in her 8 week ReInventing Your Career Self series. As a former attorney who has reinvented herself several times, she gets what it takes to truly live your dreams personally and professionally. She is passionate about inspiring people to make their next step count, and is known for using a practical approach to creating unique tools for making meaningful and sustainable change. Barbara spent nearly two-and-a-half years sailing with her husband and two children through the Pacific, realizing a lifetime family travel dream, and wrote about the lessons learned in her book, “How to Slay a Pirate: Lessons on Success from Sailing the Pacific”. All four of them survived and now live on land in northern California.

Connect with Barbara on LinkedIn, on and by email.

Program Schedule

We begin networking at 900am. The program begins at 915am and finishes by 1100am. You are welcome to stay and network with the speaker and your peers up to 1130am.

$2.00 donation requested.

Mass Transit and Parking

The BART 16th & Mission station is a short two block walk from our location. The MUNI Market & Church Street station is four blocks away.

Inexpensive parking can be found at the Hoff Street Garage, 42 Hoff Street, San Francisco.

Valencia Gardens' parking is restricted to its residents. Parking within its lot by non residents will result in your vehicle being towed at your expense. 

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  • Maryann

    Fabulous! Barbara gave a very personable and informative presentation captured in such a great "pirates at sea" mode. Thanks, Barbara. Can't wait to read your book!

    April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Author, Barbara E Gottesman, offered insightful suggestions that I can implement immediately to be more effective both personally and professionally. I enjoyed the event and it was definitely worth the time! Thanks again to the organizers of SFPCN.

    April 1, 2014

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