Michele Rigby Assad | Former Intelligence officer in the CIA, International Security Consultant, Author of Breaking Cover and Keynote Speaker

Michele Rigby Assad

Former Intelligence officer in the CIA, International Security Consultant, Author of Breaking Cover and Keynote Speaker

Michele Rigby Assad
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Lessons from the CIA — How to Pivot in Times of Crisis

One thing you learn planning and carrying out operations in war zones is that no matter how hard you try, you can’t prepare for every contingency. You have to get good at pivoting in the moment and making decisions on the fly. Such is the new world thrust on us in 2020 and 2021. Strong leadership understands that now is not the time to maintain continuity of operations—it is time to rethink everything.

• Learn how to harness fear to cultivate optimism and resiliency.

• Understand how to promote an environment in which your team members’ unique experiences, outlook, and creativity can be harnessed to solve operational challenges.

• Develop new strategies for tapping into your diverse workforce to navigate changing realities and requirements. (You will be surprised how many amazing ideas come from staff that, up until now, hasn’t had the opportunity or encouragement to share fresh ideas that can breathe new life into operations.)

The Life Altering Power of Grit

Michele uses stories from her CIA experience to illustrate the power of grit, the power of perseverance and determination to learn and grow—no matter what. Instead of focusing on the challenges and negativity presented to her, Michele demonstrates how focusing on mastering a skill, learning new material, and pushing to grow is what transformed her life and career.

• Your mindset is the most important thing.
• Grit trumps natural talent.
• What worked before may not work when the storms of life sweep in. Stay flexible to respond to the challenge.
• That which is unexpected and unwelcome could turn out to be your biggest blessing.

My Advantage as a Woman in the CIA

In this program you will learn:

• Use in-the-field techniques to turn challenging situations around so that you leave conversations in a positive way

• Leverage women’s intuition to gain an “unfair” advantage in high-stakes negotiations

• Ninja strategies to engage women and minorities in important conversations for collaboration and growth

Going Undercover
Finding Your Purpose in a Dangerous World

In this program you will learn:

• Secrets for escaping an attack or surviving an ambush that you can apply to pushing out of your comfort zone

• How “going to war” teaches you to manage fear and elevates your game to elite levels

• The role of faith in dealing with terrorists — and overcoming in life

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