Monthly Coffee Talks

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Welcome to our virtual cafe where you'll find information about regular coffee talks for the advising community. These informal events bring advisors together to hear from colleagues throughout campus.


Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway: Why Mastering Fear is Critical in Living a Life of Purpose

February 15 | 9:00-10:15 am | Student Community Center, Room D

How many times has fear stood in the way of you following your passion? As a continuation from a recent NACADA webinar presentation, Lisa Laughter will discuss how fear has the unique ability to steal potential, to stand in the way of dreams, to prevent people from living lives full of intentionality and purpose. This topic is especially important to address in the face of the mental health issues we are seeing in our students related to identity, risk, and failure. The session will address the pitfalls of living in fear and discuss how to feel the fear and do it anyway. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of the different levels of fear and concrete, innovative, and sustainable tools to work through fear (personally and with your students).