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Monthly Lunchtime Panel Discussions: Closing out 2020 and Planning for 2021 (New Date)

December 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm PST

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Presented by

A panel featuring:

  • Carol Elizabeth, Founder of Carol Elizabeth Coaching
  • Genet Teffera, Senior Manager, Global Privacy and Info Security Governance at Silicon Valley Bank

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

*****Zoom link will be sent out to registered participants*****

You can also watch the event by clicking on the “Watch” button below.

Date: December 15, 2020

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


We can all pretty much agree that 2020 has been an exhausting year and certainly not how we expected the new decade to begin. Our lives, together as a human race, were uprooted in ways we could not imagine by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic that raged across the globe. Then came the economic downturn as millions lost their jobs due to the pandemic, the violent protests and social unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd, the widespread wild fires this summer that created hazardous air quality for many, the onset of other natural disasters that destroyed homes and lives, and the political hoopla in this election year that is more intense and divided than ever before.

Most of us are looking forward to the end of 2020, with the hope that the new year will usher in better times and less unpleasant surprises for us. But instead of just pushing into 2021 without much thought other than saying “thank goodness that 2020 is over,” take this time to reflect on the previous 12 months and get a jump-start on setting your goals and resolutions for next 12 months.

Our speakers today will share their insights on how to finish 2020 feeling focused and clear as well as any mindfulness practices they are engaging in to close out the year calmly and with satisfaction that they have done the best they could despite the unfortunate circumstances.

They will also share how they plan to effectively kick start 2021 as well as preparation tips for tackling life and work in the new normal in 2021.


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

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Carol Elizabeth is a certified life coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. Founder of Carol Elizabeth Coaching, Carol Elizabeth uses her role as coach, writer, podcaster, and speaker to move women to a place of radical personal empowerment, confidence and success. Carol Elizabeth has been a multi passionate entrepreneur for the past 25 years and has worn many hats : restaurant manager, personal chef, personal trainer, fitness instructor, and now certified life coach. She received her Bachelor of Science from University of Florida in Health and Human Performance and has been an avid learner, adventurer and women’s advocate her entire life.

Genet Teffera, Senior Manager, Global Privacy and Info Security Governance  at Silicon Valley Bank is an accomplished global privacy, data protection and commercial transactions leader with extensive in-house experience at financial institutions and high tech start-ups and mature organizations. She has proven success in designing and implementing business processes to improve client/customer service, transparency and to create greater efficiencies. She also partners effectively with cross-functional teams cultivating trust and confidence – marketing, legal, HR, Info Sec., risk management, product development, IT, insurance, finance, tech support, sales, engineering, audit, tax.


December 15, 2020
12:00 pm PST
Event Category:


Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States