Navigating next: How to get clear (So you can get going)

Why—in a world of multiple possibilities—do we get stuck and stress about what to do next? Why do we default to well-worn paths for our careers, projects and teams, even though we can see the shifts happening in our companies and profession and know it’s time to change course?

Here’s why. It’s because it’s harder than ever to get clear about who we are, what we want, and how to get where we want to go with confidence and even courage. But how do you get clear? How do you sort through the options, make confident decisions, and move forward in a way that matters? In this hands-on, interactive workshop, you’ll discover the tools to navigate what’s next in a way that helps you thrive—not just survive–as a communication professional in the new decade.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Why planning is dead—and what’s replacing it instead.
  • The surprising tool you’re forgetting to use to make better decisions.
  • Fresh ways to evaluate risk (and redefine reward).

Whether you’re asking what’s next for your career, your project, or your team, you’ll walk away with straightforward, practical tools you can put to work immediately.

Format: Workshop
Track: Career & Future Skills

Presenter / Darcy Eikenberg, PCC / U.S. is a leadership and career coach, speaker and author who helps high-performance leaders and teams manage through constant change with more clarity, confidence, and control—plus a bit of courage thrown in to handle today’s complex life at work. Working with companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, State Farm, Deloitte and others, she brings her clients a practical, real-world perspective that gets results with a touch of humor and heart. She’s the author of Bring Your Superpowers to Work: Your Guide to More Clarity, Confidence & Control, and has been cited in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CNN and others. She shares short stories & career strategies regularly at, where you can also get free tools and scripts to help you change your life at work without changing everything in your life.