Featuring Christina Wallace, a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, moderated by Sasha Grinshpun, a Master Executive Coach and career strategist and facilitator.
Whether you call it the “end of ambition”, “quiet quitting”, “the Great Resignation”, or just a moment of collective burnout, it’s clear over the last few years that Americans are at a breaking point in their relationship to work. Researchers and reporters alike are noticing a movement to prioritize health and happiness alongside professional aspirations, and to toss out the old model of work/life balance in favor of building a life where work works.
In her new book The Portfolio Life, HBS senior lecturer Christina Wallace has applied financial portfolio theory to career and life management and proposed a new model to address this issue. At its core, a Portfolio Life is built on three tenets:
Join Professor Wallace for this interactive discussion about her work and the implications for individuals and organizations alike as more and more workers embrace a portfolio life.
Christina Wallace is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School where she teaches entrepreneurship and marketing and leads the HBS Startup Bootcamp immersion program. She is also an active angel investor and startup advisor. Christina’s book The Portfolio Life: How to Future-Proof Your Career, Avoid Burnout, and Build a Life Bigger Than Your Business Card will be published by Hachette on April 18.
Participants must register by Noon on April 10th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School
A self-described “human Venn diagram”, Christina Wallace has crafted a career at the intersection of business, technology, and the arts. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, where she teaches entrepreneurship and marketing. Her latest book is The Portfolio Life: How to Future-Proof Your Career, Avoid Burnout, and Build a Life Bigger Than Your Business Card (Hachette). A serial entrepreneur, Christina has built businesses in ecommerce, edtech, and media. She also co-authored New To Big: How Companies Can Create Like Entrepreneurs, Invest Like VCs, and Install a Permanent Operating System for Growth (Currency, 2019) and was the co-host of The Limit Does Not Exist, an iHeart podcast with millions of downloads over 3 seasons and 125 episodes. In her free time, she sings with various chamber choirs, embarks on adventure travel, and is a mediocre endurance athlete. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and their two children.
Keep up with Christina: www.linkedin.com/in/christinawallace
Executive Coach, Facilitator, and Speaker, Catapult Circles
Sasha Grinshpun (MBA 02) is a master executive coach and career strategist and facilitator with 15+ years of experience. Her eclectic background spanning IDEO/design thinking, consulting, and entrepreneurial ventures puts her in a unique position to have the conversation around, “What do you really want?!”
Sasha combines her gift for quickly gauging the strengths, constraints, and aspirations of clients with her experience in navigating life's inflection points. She helps exceptional people craft their own definition of success and confidently make their next move.
In addition to coaching individuals and teams, Sasha has facilitated interactive talks with diverse audiences thinking strategically about doing good work in the context of an authentic life, as well as design thinking, high-impact communication, getting unstuck, executive presence, diversity/inclusion, the multi-generational workforce, work-life management, and authentic networking.
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