How to Pick Your Battles: Which Causes Help or Hurt Your Career Progression

11:15 AM-12:15 PM ET – Breakout Session Round 1

Attendees Can Earn 1 CPE Credit

If you’re a parent, you know how critical it is to pick your battles. Kids can take umbrage with just about anything. But there are some infractions that you must deal with. The same is true at work. If you fought every single battle to the end, you wouldn’t have time to get any real work done. The key is figuring out which are essential and which to let go of. In this breakout session, you will learn how to do just that.

Key Takeaway: From this session, you’ll walk away with a matrix to help you decide which battles must be fought and which can impede your career development.

Relevant Competencies: Leading Change


Wendie Veloz is a social impact strategist, coach, and consultant with over a decade of experience in the field. She has a passion for helping organizations and individuals make a positive impact in their communities and the world. Wendie brings a unique perspective to her work with a background in government funding, nonprofit management, and social entrepreneurship. Wendie’s expertise helps clients develop and implement sustainable strategies for social change. In addition to her consulting and coaching practice, Wendie is also a speaker and thought leader on issues related to social impact and sustainability.

Wendie also uses her skills as a reiki and sound healer to help social entrepreneurs break mindset barriers and change the world. Wendie is the creator and co-host of the Social Impact Level Up podcast building synergy and impact between nonprofits, businesses, and communities.

Wendie holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work Policy from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s of Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.