The East Bay Chapter of the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network and the Haas Career Management Group invite you to a highly interactive workshop designed to catapult your career.Your next promotion isn’t going to be about you; it’s going to be about what you inspire in others. Join Jo Ilfeld, (Ph.D. ’04) and Lara Klein, Haas Career Management Group, for a refreshing and frank workshop about the leadership skills you need to use for your next promotion – even if you’re in or have gone to business school.

Have you ever wondered why certain people stand-out and are on everyone’s radar?

There’s one skill that gets talked about in corporate circles more than anything else. A skill that separates individual contributors from the influencers and impact players. A skill that sets top performers apart from the pack. And that skill is leadership.

But the truth is, there’s no such thing as leadership — it’s actually a collection of skills, relationships, and abilities a person needs to rise up the ranks in their organization.

There’s just one catch. A person working alone–even if they work hard– is not a leader. Leaders rise to the top because they know how to confidently and effectively influence other people — whether they are direct reports, collaborators, or bosses. The good news is, this can be learned.


Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The simple key to quickly build influence that produces stellar results
  • The most common communication mistake that people make — and what to do instead so things go your way (no matter what)
  • How to achieve the outcome you want at ANY meeting without coming off as an unlikeable — or a know it all
  • The importance of mastering executive presence and how to use subtle body language cues to your advantage no matter the situation
  • and so much more…

You’ll walk away from this workshop with practical strategies to use right away to shift the way colleagues, managers and direct reports respond to you. You’ll understand how to quickly build influence and master the subtle signals of executive presence. You’ll leave with how-to strategies for creating and standing-out on strong, high-performing teams. Structured networking is incorporated into the workshop so you’ll leave with some great new Haas connections.

The event is graciously hosted by Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Time: 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm


Location:  Offices of Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

      1111 Broadway – 19th Floor Conference Center

      Oakland, CA

BART & Parking: Immediately at the 12th Street/Oakland City Center BART station exit; several parking lots nearby.

Cost: $25 Alumni & Guests / $15 Current Haas Students; light refreshments and drinks will be served.

Questions: Contact Jo Ilfeld, PhD at; Lara Klein at; or Steve Terusaki, MBA at

Jo Ilfeld, PhD is an executive leadership coach who works with high potentials and established leaders to create more impact and influence in their organizations. She helps her clients build competency as confident, effective leaders of high-performing teams. On a mission to cultivate wise and successful leaders in the business sector, Jo offers one-to-one and group coaching privately and within organizations, as well as team workshops, and on-site trainings. Jo has worked with executives and entrepreneurs for companies throughout the Bay Area and beyond including eBay, Cisco, Paypal and Kaiser. Prior to starting Success Reboot, Jo grew her first company from a hobby into a million dollar business. She is a graduate of Yale College and holds a PhD in Business from UC Berkeley.


Lara Klein is a career coach with the Berkeley-Haas MBA Career Management Group, supporting Haas MBA Alumni and Evening/Weekend MBA students in making their next career move, whether it’s advancing to a higher level role or making a career change. Prior to joining Haas, Lara spent five years coaching the Executive MBA students and other working professionals at NYU Stern School of Business, helping students and alumni to advance their careers and make transitions in a variety of industries and functions including consulting, finance, marketing, media, entertainment, technology, and healthcare/pharma. Lara spent the first 15+ years of her career in human resources and recruiting across a range industries, including companies such as Sony, International Creative Management, and Sanyo (now Panasonic). She earned a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and an MBA from San Diego State University. She is a graduate of Accomplishment Coaching, an accredited coaching program in New York.