Upcoming Event: Tiara's Virtual Roundtable on How To Manage A Mid-Career Transition

DATE: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

TIME: 9:00 - 9:45 am Central Time (convert your time zone here)

PLACE: Hosted via Zoom Webinar. You can watch the panelists live online. You will not be on video, but can post live questions. Dial-in options available.


As we reach the midpoint of our career, most of us find ourselves asking whether or not it's time for a change. Sometimes we contemplate internal moves to increase our influence. Other times we consider making significant changes like changing industries, going from for-profit to non-profit, or starting our own business.

On this panel discussion, you will hear from leaders and experts who either have made mid-career changes themselves or support others in doing so.

Our panelists will discuss questions like these:

  • What are the risks and challenges of making a mid-career change? What are the potential opportunities and rewards?

  • How do you prepare for a career change? What steps do you take to ensure success?

  • What resources are available for support?

  • How do you tell your professional story to support your desired change? If you were part of a downsize or a layoff, how does that affect your story?

  • What tools are most relevant? Resume? CV? Linked In? Other?

  • If you made a change, what advice do you have for others? What surprises did you encountered?

  • What happens if someone makes a big mid-career move then feels as if it was a misstep or mistake?

  • What have been your best practices for entering a new organization at the mid or senior level?

Your Moderator

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Peg Rowe is a Managing Partner with Tiara International LLC. Through her business experience, Peg brings knowledge, wisdom and unique perspective on building high performance teams, creating a collaborative culture, developing leaders and delivering exceptional results. She has served in senior executive level operations and general management roles at American Hospital Supply Corporation, Baxter International, Caremark International and Paidos Healthcare Management Services. As a leader, Peg coached teams during major corporate transitions and change initiatives, exceeding business objectives.

 Your Panelists

Nancy Johnston, Leadership Development and Career Management Coach, Columbia Business School

Nancy Johnston is an expert in mid-career transition, and supporting others through these changes is her passion. She currently holds a position as the Director of Alumni Career Management at Columbia Business School while also supporting her own clients. Nancy works closely with her clients to help them identify and pursue their career passions. She serves as an objective advisor, connecting the dots on the areas that spark their interests, capitalize on their strengths, and provide a sustainable path for future growth. Using an appreciative inquiry approach, Nancy helps you craft a strategy for finding the next source of professional inspiration, and personal satisfaction. Nancy is certified in the Tiara Model for True Leadership (SM) and shares some of her wisdom on navigating your Third Act in this blog.

Keri Kersten, Senior Manager of Learning Innovation and Community Management, Ultimate Software

Keri Kersten is the Senior Manager of Learning Innovation and Community Management at Ultimate Software. Keri has recently joined Ultimate Software after 13 years at a previous company where she invested intentionally in her career development both internally and by earning her Master’s Degree in Learning and Organization Change from Northwestern.

Keri is particularly skilled at helping others see beyond what they believe is possible, inspiring change, supporting growth and development through organization development and change management practices and principles.

Iris Sadeh-Rosler, Organizational Consultant and Leadership Purpose Coach


Iris has MA in Communication and Journalism and works as Organizational Consultant and Qualified Group Facilitator. She is a certified coach of “True Purpose” and has 20 years experience in process facilitation of Task and Empowerment Groups. She left a corporate role to start her own practice and follow her passion mid-career .

Iris is an instructor in innovative methods of ODT workshops. She is the creator of “MAOF” program for empowering women managers inside the organization.  Iris works and lives in Israel. She is active in Tehila-Parents support parents of LGBT children.