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    Chapter Event: You Can Be Perfect...OR You Can Be Happy

    Date: April 15, 2021, 8:00am – 9:30am
    South Puget Sound SHRM
    Online: You will receive a link to the event in your confirmation email upon registration.
    $10 for Students; $20 for Members; $40 for Non-Members
    Event Type:
    2021 Chapter Meetings
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    Please welcome

    Karith Foster




    You Can Be Perfect...or You Can Be Happy(TM)


    This engaging presentation reminds us that we have two choices in life: You can be  perfect or you can be happy. Since the former is an impossibility, the question is how do we find happiness in our imperfection? That is what Karith Foster, humorist, speaker, wife and mother answers as she educates audiences caught in the abyss  of trying to be the perfect boss, employee, significant other, parent, friend etc… all while navigating this wild balancing act we call LIFE.

    Using humorous stories, entertaining exercises and some serious reality checks, Karith brings her audience back to the B.A.S.I.C.S. - to a place of gratitude and acceptance of our perfectly imperfect lives.

      Learning Objectives:

      Participants will be able to:

      • Comprehensive understanding  that self-care is NOT selfish. 
      • Recognize seeking assistance/ mentorship displays strength, courage and initiative which leads to greater successes.
      • Learn how to shut down that negative voice before it goes  from a whisper to a deafening scream.
      • Learn how to discern constructive criticism vs. deconstructive criticism from  external sources as well as from your biggest critic - yourself. 
      • Gain understanding that challenges and struggle are opportunities for growth.

      1.0 Credit approved through SHRM


      About the Speaker:

      Karith Foster

      For nearly two decades Karith Foster has taken her passion for entertaining and critical thinking nationwide- from the airwaves to organizations; from universities to corporations creating a seismic shift in mindsets and revolutionizing the way we address issues of diversity and leadership.

      The former co-host of controversial radio personality Don Imus and former Fortune 500 human resources executive administrator brings the perfect blend of humor, knowledge and experience when conveying the ever-present need to address diversity, inclusion and effective communication. Karith leaves her audiences feeling engaged, connected, inspired and encouraged to commit to the journey of mutual respect, acceptance and a greater sense of belonging.

      She kicked off 2020 as a visiting expert for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University where she is a 7-time repeat guest lecturer for the Graduate School of Business course "Reputation Management."

      “If you can laugh at it you can get through it,” is not only her motto, but the invaluable lesson she seeks to instill in others. As a speaker, humorist, TV & radio personality, author, entrepreneur, wife, and mother Karith's sense of duty, service, along with her riotous sense of humor, have made her a positive force of change. The words “no” and “impossible” are not in her vocabulary as evidenced by her career path, life challenges, chosen adventures and desire to help others.
      She is a featured comedian in two hit documentary films “Can We Take a Joke?” and "No Safe Spaces" which have garnered accolades in The Washington Post and TIME Magazine, as has her TEDx Talk “The Art of Defying Stereotypes: Learning to be True to Your Voice” from TEDx Lincoln Square Risk Takers and Change Makers in New York City.

      Karith is the CEO & Founder of F.R.A.M.E the Foster Russell Alliance for Meaningful Expression a 501(c)3 non-profit, whose mission is to inspire free speech, inclusion, social change and empowerment through education and mentorship.

      **There is limited seating; Late Registrations/Walk-ins may be limited based on number of preregistered.