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Monthly Lunchtime Panel Discussions: Defining Success – His vs Hers

October 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


Presented by

A panel featuring:

  • Shara Barkovich, Senior Partner Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • Robert Wert, Founder & President of Exaudian
  • Chris Krystalowich, Head of Cisco Ecosystem and Channel Partners, eGain Corporation
  • Yojna Verma, Associate Director at Constellation Advisers, LLC

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

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Date: October 6, 2020

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time


“To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for, we need a Third Metric a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power, and consists of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.” Arianna Huffington, Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman. She is a co-founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of fifteen books.

“If you carefully consider what you want to be said of you in the funeral experience you will find your definition of success.” Stephen Covey, American educator, businessman, and keynote speaker and author of best selling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

We have gathered four incredible panelists for this dynamic lunchtime discussion – two men and two women – all successful professionals who have generously offered their time to share their differing views on success, what it took for them to get to where they are, and how they continue to thrive and grow in today’s chaotic and unpredictable environment.   Our speakers will also share their thoughts on whether gender differences play a major role in what goals we pursue and how we accomplish our goals. Don’t miss this insightful discussion!


  • Community event – open to  everyone (whether members or non-members of The Koa Club)
  • Free for all participants

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Shara Barkovich is a Senior Partner Development and Strategy Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS) responsible for helping consulting firms build solutions and their AWS practices through a focus on technical capabilities, sales, GTM and strategy.  Prior to AWS, Shara spent 14 years at Verizon Wireless in direct sales, technical sales and business development including contract negotiations and co-ran an IoT partner program in the Pacific Northwest.  Shara is a 2018 graduate of LWT and became a Ring leader and Co-chair for the Volunteer Committee in 2019 and really enjoys the networking and speaker sessions of LWT which have positively impacted her career overall.  Passionate about mentorship, Shara works with mentees to continue personal/professional development and enjoys helping others reach their goals professionally and personally.  She is from Pittsburgh, PA (Penn State Alumni) and has lived in Seattle for 15 years and is an avid lover of her family, animals and especially her cats, art, the outdoors, and being active whether running in the rain, skiing in the Rockies, or paddle boarding and hanging out with harbor seals in the Puget sound.

Chris Krystalowich, Head of Cisco Ecosystem and Channel Partners, eGain Corporation, is passionate about building high-performing teams and focusing on creating exceptional outcomes for customers, partners, internal and external stakeholders. Chris focuses on helping customers become wildly successful with eGain products, increasing eGain’s Customer Success and Services team’s impact, improving internal processes, and facilitating employee growth and development. Chris consistently delivers against targets and objectives and he has been recognized for strong leadership, staff development and mentorship. Chris is a domain expert in Customer Success, eCommerce, Account Management, Channel and Partner Management, Omnichannel Messaging and Digital Transformation. He possessed the technical, business and cultural acumen to help businesses succeed in local and international markets, and he is driven with a maturity to repeatedly deliver outstanding results.

Robert Wert, Founder and President of Exaudian, is part of a team of dedicated, creative, and passionate professionals who help leaders and organizations around the world build cultures of compassionate accountability. Exaudian is committed to helping people change their personal and professional relationships and communicate and lead more effectively by teaching about the processes that underlie our everyday interactions, including the different ways that each person experiences the world, prefers to be spoken to and is motivated into action, the ways in which we unconsciously engage in negative conflict instead of effective action and how to take that knowledge to use it optimize every interaction.  Rob is also currently co-owner, Chief Strategy Officer and Counsel for Next Element Consulting, LLC. Rob has been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kahler Communications, Inc. and Vice President and General Counsel of Mattersight Corporation. In addition to being a certified Leading Out of Drama® and Process Communication Model® (PCM) Provider, Rob is a co-creator of The Compassion MindsetTM leadership communication system and one of only a handful of PCM Master Trainers in North America – certified to train and certify other PCM Providers.

Yojna Verma serves as an Associate Director at Constellation Advisers, LLC, a management consulting firm in financial services. She works to provide clients with strategic advice to help them achieve financial and operational efficiencies in their businesses. With over two decades of experience in New York and the Bay Area, she has held high-level roles at companies on Wall Street that include BTIG LLC, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and the New York Stock Exchange. One of her focuses is developing successful process improvements that drive productivity, reliability, and client satisfaction. This strategy has helped her serve as volunteer treasurer and board member of Leading Women in Technology. Leading Women in Technology is a non-profit organization that empowers women to grow their networks, knowledge, and leadership skills for greater professional and personal impact.


October 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Event Category:


Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States