Because Authenticity Shouldn’t Be a Buzzword: Telling (And Owning!) Your Not-So-Linear Story with Confidence

Staci Taustine
Katy Mason
Staci Taustine, Katy Mason
Because Authenticity Shouldn’t Be a Buzzword: Telling (And Owning!) Your Not-So-Linear Story with Confidence

We all know that having a personal brand is required these days. But how do we talk about ourselves when we can barely make sense of the themes in our own life? From a non-linear career path to unexpected life jolts that put a dent in the resume, I have been there, felt it, and want you to...

We all know that having a personal brand is required these days. But how do we talk about ourselves when we can barely make sense of the themes in our own life? From a non-linear career path to unexpected life jolts that put a dent in the resume, I have been there, felt it, and want you to know that there is nothing stopping you from telling the most beautiful story there ever was about why you are exactly where you are meant to be and qualified to do what you want to be doing.

By the end of this chat you will learn:

  • How to identify key thematic learnings to summarize your own story.
  • Strategies for narrating your story with an authentic “brand voice” that is uniquely you.
  • Skills for maintaining confidence in what you have to offer.

Meet The Speakers

Staci Taustine
Staci Taustine

Staci Taustine is an inspiration seeker, sharer and community builder. With more than ten years of coaching , training, and leadership development experience, she uses her heart-driven approach to deliver impact across the public and private sectors.

Through authenticity and commitment to helping others become their best selves, she has coached more than 2000 professionals (this year!) and partner organizations in career development, culture-building and collaboration.

Staci believes the heart is uniquely human in that we all need the same thing--purpose. She believes in the power of community and the magic that can happen when you bring people together to talk openly about all things life, career, and love.

Staci coaches from experience. Her darkest days inspire her to help others find light in one another. She knows what it feels like to have lost it all and to fight her way back.

Nothing stands between us and the tomorrow we dream of if we are willing to design it…together.

Katy Mason
Katy Mason
Led by empathy and design thinking, I guide weekly virtual beyond-surface-level forums, which have attracted repeat attendees. My active engagements in global virtual sessions provide in-depth knowledge of virtual engagement best practices. I share these gems with leaders and coaches who actively refining their craft. I moderate, evaluate and provide unbiased insights for maximum audience-speaker connection in participatory forums. In all of this, I take closer look at definitions of success, connection, and collaboration for individuals, organizations and for our future. My work celebrates kindness, encouragement and collaboration.

My childhood in Hong Kong shaped my love and appreciation for cultures and perspectives. This adds value as a Qualitative Researcher, where I dig into stories to find patterns, themes and threads. This superpower serves vibrant community with individuals craving for iterative conversational spaces. My constant effort to learn from individual perspectives and belief systems regenerates my connection to humanity.

Conversation Facilitator + Experience Producer + UXR

Qual Researcher: 5+ years qualitative human-centered researcher experienced in building usability interviews, scenarios, and scripts. As a practitioner of empathic customer motivation discovery, I transform thought process and behavior into actionable insights and roadmaps to inform product dev and stakeholders on ‘what’ we need to build for the next version.
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