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Coach Yourself To Leadership: Empower the Voice in Your Head
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Coach Yourself To Leadership: Empower the Voice in Your Head


When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Coach Building
10 Hudson Yards
New York, New York  10001
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

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Online registration is closed.

Coach Yourself To Leadership: Empower the Voice in Your Head
Cosponsored with the Harvard Business School Women’s Association of New York (HBSWANY)


Did you decide not to apply for your “dream job” because a little voice in your head whispered – “Don’t do it! You’re not ready!”? Did you pass on applying for a position which would be a promotion because that little voice warned you to “stay put; you’ll probably fail if you step up” only to watch your colleague, who had less experience and skills, raise his hand and get the job (and become your boss)?

According to an internal report prepared by Hewlett Packard and quoted in the Harvard Business Review*, men apply for a job when they have only 60% of the qualifications, while women apply only if they have 100% of the qualifications.

Don’t fall into this trap! Train the voice in your head to be your coach, rather than your critic.

Join our panel of “multi-hyphenate” professionals:

  • Andrea Shaw Resnick, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications at Coach, Inc.
  • Sarah Dunn, Global Human Resources Officer at Coach, Inc.
  • Jim Arnoff, Certified Professional Coach/Entertainment Attorney/Television & Digital Packaging Agent/Adjunct Faculty, NYU, School of Visual Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology

The panel will be moderated by the equally “multi-hyphenate” Stacy Lauren Musi, Managing Director at Chadick Ellig and Co-Chair of the FWA President’s Circle Committee.

Here are the some of the powerful things you’ll learn:

  • How to stop second guessing your decisions.
  • How to stop allowing fear to prevent you from taking appropriate risks.
  • How to turn off the negative tape recording in your head.
  • How to stop feeling guilty about wanting more in your career and going for it!

This FWA Event, which will be held at Coach, Inc.’s spectacular new headquarters located in uber-trendy Hudson Yards, steps off the Highline, is a great way to boost your success!

* Mohr, Tara S. “Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified.” (Aug 2014) Harvard Business Review (quoting a Hewlett Packard internal report).


Speakers' Profiles


Andrea Shaw Resnick is Interim Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications at Coach, Inc. She joined the company in 2000, prior to the company’s initial public offering. During her tenure, she implemented an Investor Relations program for the company which has been regularly recognized as best-in-class by both Institutional Investor Magazine and IR Magazine, as well as creating on-the-ground corporate communications capabilities in Japan and Greater China. In 2011 she spearheaded the company’s listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the first U.S. issuer to do so.

Before joining Coach, from 1988 through 1999, Ms. Resnick was a Director and Senior Portfolio Manager with HSBC Asset Management Americas in New York where she managed $500 million in U.S. mid-cap and aggressive growth equity funds and co-managed an additional $2.6 billion in growth and income funds. She achieved superior track long-term records in her funds, with top quartile performance. Ms. Resnick also established and chaired the Regional Investment Strategy Group for North America, providing input to global asset allocation strategy.

Previously, Ms. Resnick was an Equity Research Analyst for Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. from 1982 to 1987, where she researched, analyzed and recommended stocks within the restaurant, lodging and gaming industries.

Ms. Resnick attended Barnard College of Columbia University and is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute.


Sarah Dunn is Global Human Resources Officer for Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH, SEHK: 6388), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. Since 2008 she has led Coach’s HR function and is responsible for Coach’s human capital; 16,000 employees in over 20 countries. She has partnered closely with the CEO in evolving culture and talent to deliver on Coach’s vision of becoming the company that defines global Modern Luxury.

Prior to joining Coach, Ms. Dunn’s career was focused on financial information. At Thomson Financial from 2002-2008, she served as Chief Content Officer, and then as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development.
From 1986-2002 she worked for Reuters, starting in London, and moving to New York in 1993 as EVP, Marketing for Reuters Americas. She also held roles as EVP Global Accounts, as CEO of Lipper and as President of Reuters’ Corporate and Media Division. She was also a Board member of Factiva then a Reuters/Dow Jones joint venture.

Ms. Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Sciences from University College, London, U.K., and a Masters degree in Information Science from City University, London.

She is a past non-profit board member of Youth Inc and currently sits on the board of Renaissance Youth Center,Bronx, NY and LiveSource Theater Group, NY.

She is married to a photographer, they live in Chappaqua NY and have two children; Jack, works in executive search and Phoebe, an actor.


Jim Arnoff is a Television Packaging Agent representing New York production companies (reality, documentary, non-fiction and scripted) in developing and selling original programming to the networks and new media. He is an entertainment lawyer and Certified Life/Career Coach to the entertainment industry.

Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and packaging agent. He leads workshops for the Producers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Writers Guild of America, HBO, TimeWarner, New York Women in Film & Television, Time, Inc., NYU Career Services/Alumni Relations and MTV Networks. Jim is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts, FIT and NYU. He is a member of the New York State, NewYork City and LGBT Bar Associations.


Stacy Lauren Musi (moderator), is a Managing Director of Chadick Ellig, a leading retained executive search firm. She joined the firm in 1994, and is known for her highly consultative partnership approach. She has built long-term relationships with a broad array of clients, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.

Stacy’s practice spans a variety of industries, with a particular emphasis in the financial services, business and professional services, life science and consumer sectors. As a generalist, she has expertise across functional disciplines, including but not limited to finance, marketing and sales. She places executives in the C-suite as well as in specialty roles and general management/board positions.

Prior to joining the firm, Stacy spent eight years with First Century Partnerships, Smith Barney’s venture capital funds. She began her career in human resources with Reliance Group Holdings.

Stacy received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Psychology) Summa Cum Laude from New York University, graduating with a 4.0 GPA and winning the Wallace Gobetz Memorial Award for scholastic achievement.

Stacy is Vice Chair of the New York University School of Professional Studies Alumni Board, and serves as the Chair of its Industry Feedback and Programming Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Women’s Association (FWA), and serves as Co-Chair of its FWA President’s Circle Committee. She is Co-Founder and former Co-Chair of the FWA Executive Leaders Committee, and is a former member of the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters (IACPR) Board of Directors and served as its Communications Chair.

A frequent speaker, Stacy has addressed senior executives for the FWA, Right Management and Drake Beam Morin; the women’s leadership networks of HSBC and BNY Mellon; and has appeared on television, including CNBC.

Stacy has also earned a Black Belt in Seido Karate.

A native New Yorker, Stacy maintains a home in Manhattan and on Long Island.


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Event Schedule
6:00 - 6:45 PM Registration/Networking/Cocktails
7:00 - 8:00 PM Presentation/Q&A


$30 FWA Members  |  $40 Non-Members  | Includes refreshments



Mass Transit: 7 to 34th Street Hudson Yards (last stop).

Many thanks to Coach, Inc. for sponsoring this event and to the Harvard Business School Women’s Association of New York (HBSWANY) for their support.

Special thanks to Sarah Dunn, Global Human Resources Officer of Coach, Inc. and Stacy Lauren Musi, Managing Director at Chadick Ellig and Co-Chair of the FWA President's Circle Committee for their contributions in organizing this program together with the FWA's Directorships & Corporate Governance Committee.


Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- No Walk-Ins

 Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Monday, February 27, 2017.


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