Igniting Your Next (Guests Welcome)
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central
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Join us for breakfast at The St. Louis Club for Igniting Your Next with Cynthia Bentzen Mercer, Ph.D., co-author of Now, Near, Next: A Practical Guide for Mid-Career Women to Move from Professional Serendipity to Intentional Advancement!

Igniting Your NEXT

Our research revealed that throughout the long cycle of mid-career or when at the door of one’s encore career, many women grow professionally restless on more than one occasion. And, while we can attribute feeling stuck or unfulfilled to social norms or lack of time, at its’ root, the cause is unactualized potential. You have more to offer than you have fully realized.

Now, Near, Next debunks the myth that putting your head down and working hard is the best way to attain your greatest possibilities. Energizing self-agency means taking control of your path ahead. You look forward with intentionality, action, and reflection. 

Regardless of your career stage, it is time to amplify your potential by making room for yourself, bringing forethought to your journey, and developing a roadmap to your Now, Near, Next.

To learn more before our gathering, you can order Now, Near, Next on Amazon, or wherever books are sold. Cynthia will also have copies available for purchase at the event.

Registration Begins: 8:00 am
Event Concludes: 10:00 am

Registration will close on one week prior to the event. Refunds are available to your prepay balance or original payment method prior the close of registration. Once registration has closed, we have submitted our expected attendance count to the venue and/or caterers. Please note that we may opt to extend registration for circumstantial reasons. The date above will continue to be the last date that a refund will be available. For more information, please contact admin@stlforum.org.

Cynthia Bentzen Mercer, PhD 

Cynthia is a distinguished talent and organizational development strategist. With over three decades of international business experience, she has transformed corporate culture by identifying, unleashing, and nurturing human potential.

Cynthia's expertise centers on workforce cultivation, anchored in integrity, passion, service excellence, and diversity. She is renowned for her ability to ignite professional growth and foster innovative and progressive environments.

In her personal life, Cynthia is a loving mother of two adult children, a mother-in-love, a grandmother, and a breast cancer survivor. She is a dedicated leader and passionate about helping women and organizations unlock their full potential.

About The Book
​Now, Near, Next
Cynthia Bentzen-Mercer, PhD and Kimberly K. Rath, MBA

For some women, mid-career feels like a merry-go-round. You begin your career eager to jump on. You pick the pink pony and hold on tight. You might move to the purple pony during the first stop. Look, Mom, no hands! 

However, a few years later, you look up and are still belted into the same saddle, on the same ride, following behind a new group of riders, going in circles.

You need a bigger amusement park and a more challenging ride! 

A must-read for all women trying to find or fight their way to what is possible. The methodology outlined in Now, Near, Next debunks the myth that just putting your head down, enjoying the ride and working hard is the best way to realize your fullest potential.
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