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Featured Panelists Spotlight: Strategies For Negotiating a Promotion

July 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

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What is the Featured Panelists Spotlight?

Our Featured Panelists Spotlight will be held on a Wednesday of each month. During the Featured Panelists Spotlight, we invite guest panelists to share their experiences, insights, tips and strategies that they have found to be effective in their professional or personal lives when tackling the featured topic for the month.

July Featured Topic – Strategies For Negotiating a Promotion

If you’re sitting around waiting for a promotion, don’t expect one anytime soon. The first and often most overlooked step in receiving a promotion is to ask for one. Few employers take the time to look around at who deserves a promotion and starts handing them out. If your career aspirations involve advancing to higher-level positions, you have to advocate for yourself. That means negotiating for a promotion.  

But before you rush in and schedule a meeting with your boss, take some time to get prepared. Whether your nerves stem from fear, low self-confidence, or a lack of knowledge surrounding your market value, asking for more from your employer is uncomfortable — even when the odds are in your favor. We sometimes get in our own way but this panel will be giving tips, tricks and strategies for positioning yourself in a place to know your worth and negotiate effectively.  


An experienced marketing leader, Jen Castleberry frequently speaks on professional development topics, including executive presence, marketing strategies, pitch development, and women’s empowerment. With a proven track record of leadership and innovation, Jen works with companies to build integrated marketing, communications, and business development teams with a laser focus on client-centric strategic initiatives. Her thoughtful and anticipatory approach to client service makes her an excellent advisor to executive leadership, boards, and founders.

Julie Schaller is president of Career Growth Coaching, a professional credentialed (PCC) leadership coach through the International Coach Federation, certified in both Myers-Briggs personality typing and Reach Personal & Social Branding. She brings 20+ years of corporate business experience (including 12 years at Microsoft) and credibility to her coaching practice. Julie has worked with hundreds of corporate leaders primarily in the tech industry to help them elevate their career through intentional and planful next-level career change. Her superpower is helping each leader increase clarity in their next step, confidence in themselves and impact in their career. Career Growth Coaching is a professional coaching firm specializing in leadership & career growth.  Our mission is to inspire and empower leaders to realize their potential and create positive impact in their careers.

You can connect with Julie on LinkedIn and learn more at her website here

Amy Trenary has spent much of her 20+ year career building and executing results-driven go-to-marketing strategies in hyper-growth, highly-matrixed technology organizations.  She’s a top performer whose calm, open and data-driven approach to solving complex problems balanced with her bias for action and ability to drive alignment with all stakeholders to deliver strong results have won her recognition from her leadership team, peers, direct reports, and partners. The common thread throughout all Amy’s accomplishments is her ability to be the voice of both sides of the organization to drive mutually beneficial growth—both for the company and themselves.  She’s a firm believer that all leaders have a moral obligation to raise up the next ones in line by passing on valuable knowledge and insights they’ve learned throughout their career (and life!).  As a women in tech, she intimately understands the barriers women in particular may face as they juggle advancement in their careers and their personal lives, and has mentored dozens of colleagues along their journey in reaching their goals. Currently serving as the Chief of Staff to the VP of the Americas Cloud Sales at VMware, Amy acts as a general manager to a 400+ team and supports both her direct executive and leadership team with strategic planning, change management/organizational health, and GTM strategy. She’s an Arizona State University graduate with graduate certificates from the University of Washington and Northwestern University. Outside of work, Amy loves spending time with her husband, 16-year-old son, and their many friends and family members. Turquoise blue ocean water, baby’s belly laughs, entertaining friends/family, the burn from a barre or pilates class, white wines and anything coconut fill her bucket list.

Feel free to connect directly with Amy on LinkedIn.

Who Can Attend & Fee

Public Event – Open to all members and non-members of The Koa Club

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

*****Zoom link will be provided in the RSVP confirmation email*******

Date:  Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Time: 12pm – 1:00pmPT/2pm-3pmCT/3pm-4pmET



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July 5, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Event Category:


Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States