Be inspired at Forbes School of Business Mentor Week, a five-day interactive online event featuring influencers and innovators from all corners of the business community.

Throughout the week, these entrepreneurs, executives, and educators will discuss career-changing habits and problem-solving techniques for the modern workforce, with the goal of motivating attendees to further develop their skills and turn their big ideas into reality.

Following each video presentation, the spotlight is on you. Join us for a live chat with each speaker on Facebook, and take advantage of this rare opportunity to have your questions answered by the experts.* Don’t miss your chance to gain valuable perspective and inspiration from some of today’s brightest business leaders.

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MON 7/27  -  TUE 7/28  -  WED 7/29  -  THU 7/30  -  FRI 7/31

Navigating the Future with Your Personal Action Plan

Dr. Karen Lynne-Daniels Ivy

If you do not choose to plan, then you choose to have others plan for you. Dr. Karen Lynne-Daniels Ivy shows you how to get in the driver's seat and breaks down the four things you'll need to remember on your personal planning journey.

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Strategic Planning

Dr. Shawn Milligan

Dr. Shawn Milligan introduces you to the strategic planning strategy used by the professionals – the SWOT analysis – to help you better understand yourself and the external environment so you can position yourself for career success. You’ll be surprised how a little self-analysis allows you to better see yourself and the opportunities available to you.

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Dr. Travis Bradberry

Emotional intelligence is the "something" in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Travis Bradberry explains the core skills you'll need to embrace this discipline and why it's critical for leaders in today's corporate environment.

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Emotional Intelligence Action

Dr. Andree Swanson

Improve your emotional intelligence and increase your effectiveness with co-workers and friends. Dr. Andree Swanson shows you how to build an emotional intelligence action plan that will pave the way for your future success.

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Inside Sales

Ken Krogue

Unlock the secrets of successful inside sales and how to leverage modern technology for results.

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Branding Yourself

Dr. Marcus Crayton

What are you doing to make sure hiring managers, recruiters, and peers are primarily focused on you? Just as brand identity is key to selling a product, you need to make your personal brand stand apart. Dr. Marcus Crayton shows you the critical elements of your brand and how you can boost your profile in-person and online.

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Increase Your Visibility Through Networking

Dr. Paula Zobisch

Where do you begin finding a job after graduation? Do you know the right approach to ensure your connections are telling their connections about you? Dr. Paula Zobisch explains the simple and free methods to make contacts with people "in the know" and how you can broaden your network at the beginning of your career.

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Are You Bad Enough to Be a Good Leader?

Rob Asghar

Good leadership isn't about being nice. Leaders need to make compromises and sacrifices in order to reach a great goal. You don't need to sell your soul as you climb the corporate ladder, but, as Rob Ashgar explains, it requires a very different way of looking at your role.

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Crafting the Perfect Elevator Speech

Dr. Murad Abel

If you had to showcase your skills to a future boss or business ally, what would you say? Now try doing it in just a few seconds. In his presentation, Dr. Murad Abel applies his management experience to crafting the perfect "elevator speech" so you'll know exactly what to say to make a memorable impression.

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Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

Bill Davis

A time-tested formula for maximizing productivity and inspiring confidence in your team, these six steps of project and time management will reshape your idea of the traditional workday. Bill Davis breaks down how easy it is to apply his model to projects and goals in your professional and personal life.

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10 Tips for Entrepreneur Productivity and Time Management

Martin Zwilling

Every startup founder feels the pressure of the thousands of things that need to get done, all seemingly at the same time. Martin Zwilling shows you to how to focus your energy for success and the 10 things you can't forget to do.

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The Future of the Workplace

Dr. Diane Hamilton

As Baby Boomers retire and Millennials take over, the modern workforce is undergoing a titanic shift. The solution for smoothly maintaining a well-oiled machine may be dependent upon having foresight and patience. Dr. Diane Hamilton explains where companies will shift their focus, what generations can learn from each other, and how both can work together for better results.

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Your Digital Presence

Dr. Alan Swank

Your personal and professional lives are intertwined in the digital world. What kind of personal or professional brand do you want to establish? Dr. Alan Swank explores the three categories that comprise your digital presence, how evolving technology is changing our behavior, and what you can do to avoid making a costly error in your personal and professional life.

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Simplexity

Dr. Markus Spiegel

Why do many so many mature firms struggle to innovate despite possessing far more resources than start-ups? Dr. Markus Spiegel breaks down the four conditions that leaders need to create in order for innovation to thrive, and he discusses how putting them together will separate your company from the rest of the pack.

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