Training details

calendar_today Tuesday, August 28, 2018

access_time 9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

place Candid
6815 Euclid Avenue, Office #306
Cleveland, OH

This location will be closed to the public as of November 1, 2019. For in-person help, visit our FIN locations.

attach_money $35


What do Superman, Yoda, Tony Stark and Xena, Warrior Princess have in common (besides reflecting some awesome characters from TV and movies)?

Each character had a moment of personal “time-out.”  Whether it was due to a catastrophic experience, a desire to be “normal or to meditate and rebuild your self-confidence, each one found their motivation and returned to do what they did best-SAVING THE WORLD.

Working in the nonprofit sector takes a special leader who can keep the vision of what can be while faced with the day-to-day operational challenges.  It can also lead to high stress, working 24/7, and even a moment of “we cannot impact this issue, why do we try?”

It’s normal.  You’re human. You can’t fly to the North Pole and visit your ice castle, you cannot leave and live in a swamp until your successor shows up, and you cannot visit the world to find peace of mind with your trusty companion while others continue to destroy the world.

So how do you regroup yourself and keep yourself motivated and inspired?

Join Allison Motz and Symone McClain of Ascend Advisors for this key session of our new leadership series Conversations and we will walk through 10 steps to keep yourself motivated by creating your personal goals, helping your find your inspiration and designing a plan to recharge.


  • Participants will take home tips and guidance for keeping themselves motivated.
  • Participants will learn how to design a plan to recharge their creative energies.

Intended audience

  • Intermediate
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Program directors and staff


Allison Motz President Ascend Advisors
Symone McClain Grantmaking Professional

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