Work-life Balance Conference: Find Your Moose

Susan speaks on work-life balance

I have the honor of sharing some of my work-life balance knowledge with independent software, design and marketing consultants, and with owners of consultant firms, at the first Find Your Moose conference in Chicago on October 28 and 29, 2015. Elusive Moose puts on the conference.

I will be participating in two sessions, described below. Additionally, there are many other conference sessions can help you get your work-life balance in check. Register by August 31, 2015, to take advantage of the early bird specials.

Making Things Happen: Managing Yourself to Success (and improving work-life balance)

Do you wonder where the day went? Are you frequently interrupted or distracted, preventing focus on the work at hand? Do you also get sucked into an endless email inbox? Are you afraid to say no… or yes? Even if you struggle with other productivity challenges, don’t worry: you can develop the skills to be better able to plan, decide, and move forward. But, finishing takes dedication, structure, and consistency. This session will give attendees direction on how to set goals, create to-do lists and timelines, and set priorities in order to conquer their fears and make things happen. In other words, participants will learn to manage themselves to success, while maintaining a good work-life balance!

Attendee takeaways:

  • Setting SMART goals
  • Creating working to-do lists and timelines
  • Setting and managing priorities based on your why
  • Managing your inbox in a more effective way

Project Management Tools & Techniques: Facilitated Panel Discussion with Adam Aronson

A great project manager makes sure budgets run on time, on budget, and with exceptional quality. During this facilitated panel discussion, top project managers will discuss lessons learned and methods for implementing successful solutions. Speakers will also talk about continued challenges and continuous improvement. Topics will include: tools to use to manage projects; recommended books, processes, and resources; additionally, they will discuss worst-case-scenario project management disasters and how to deal with them.


  • Susan Fennema
  • Josie Graham
  • Deneen Gillespie


Update, Post Conference

I was honored to be able to present, “Making Things Happen: Managing Yourself to Success” to a room of solopreneurs and entrepreneurs at Elusive Moose‘s conference. So more can benefit from my thoughts, I have shared the slide deck, Making Things Happen.

The deck will walk you through the steps to help you set priorities, establish goals, and build timelines to make things happen. Following those steps are ideas of how to avoid some of the interruptions that prevent success. Additionally, here is a public link to an excerpt of my presentation.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need assistance to make things happen in your own world.


About Susan Fennema

Susan helps you gain control of your business through process development, organization, and structure of your business operations and projects. From developing processes to coaching project managers, she can help you get beyond the chaos.

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