Alexandra Levit’s goal is to help people succeed in meaningful jobs, and to build relationships between organizations and top talent. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a current writer for the New York Times, Alexandra has authored several books, including the bestselling They Don't Teach Corporate in College, How'd You Score That Gig?, Success for Hire, MillennialTweet, New Job, New You, and Blind Spots.
Since serving as a member of Business Roundtable's Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration on current workplace issues, Alexandra produced the critically acclaimed JobSTART 101, a free online course that better prepares college students and graduates for the challenges of the workplace, and a U.S. Department of Labor course that helps military veterans transition to the civilian workforce.
Alexandra consults, writes, and explores leadership development, career and workplace trends on behalf of Microsoft, American Express, Intuit, and DeVry University. She has spoken at hundreds of organizations around the world including the American Management Association, the Federal Reserve Bank, Campbell Soup, McDonalds, and Whirlpool.
Alexandra is also a frequent national media spokesperson and is regularly featured in outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Forbes, the Associated Press, and Glamour. She was just named an American Management Association Top Leader for 2014 and has also been Money Magazine's Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes' best websites for women.
A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, Alexandra just received the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from her alma mater. The award honors a Northwestern graduate under 35 who had made a significant impact in her field and in society. She resides in Chicago, IL with her husband Stewart and their two young children.
To book Alexandra Levit call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.
The Future of Work to 2030
This session for all types of employees will address how the global workplace, organizations, and employees will change in the next 10-20 years. By exploring the implications of these developments, individuals will be in an excellent position to be both productive and competitive in the workforce of tomorrow.
They Don’t Teach Corporate in College
This session for twenty-somethings will advise on developing an effective corporate persona, including how to make a positive first impression on business contacts and how to practice strong communication and diplomacy with colleagues.
Managing the Millennials
This session for Baby Boomer and Generation X managers will provide an overview of the attitudes, behaviors, expectations, and communication styles of today’s twenty-somethings and will explore tactics for recruiting and effectively retaining them long-term.
Communicating Across the Generations
This session for employees of all ages will share some of the communication frustrations between the four generations currently in the workforce and provide attendees with concrete strategies to build a better sense of community in the organization.
Overcoming Gender Differences to Create a Winning Team
This highly engaging and interactive session will educate attendees on documented gender differences, By recommending specific communication strategies to reconcile men and women's sometimes conflicting perspectives, we empower both genders and help your female employees advance.
Combating the 10 Myths of Business Success
This session will offer guidance for surviving and thriving in a post-recessionary business climate that eschews controversy, office politics, and quicky promotions and is returning to an emphasis on traditional workplace values like trust and direct communication.
Why Passion is Overrated
Within the context of 70% of professionals aiming to start their own businesses, this session will focus on why "doing what you love" isn't all its cracked up to be. By the time we finish extoling the virtues of established companies and strategizing about how to create meaningful work in one's current job, your employees will be begging you to stay instead of looking for greener pastures.
Motivating Yourself to an Extraordinary Career
At a time when job dissatisfaction is at an all-time low, this session explores how individual employees can build their intrinsic motivation to succeed at work and feel better about their career prospects. Shared strategies include coping effectively with re-organization and pursuing intrapreneurship.
Effective Social Media Use for Professionals
This session will advise on the real-time social media environment your managers and employees are faced with, including what policies to put in place and what the individual should be encouraged and discouraged from posting online.
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