Work-Life Balance in the Real-World

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Work-Life Balance (in the Real World…)

Maintaining a sense of balance between our lives and careers can be challenging. Join us for insights on how to achieve this balance with Laura Bickle, managing editor of Today’s Parent and Launi Skinner, former President and COO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? & former President of Starbucks North America.

Webinar Panel

Laura Bickle Managing Editor of Today’s Parent Magazine

Laura Bickle is the managing editor at Today’s Parent magazine and has written and edited for several Canadian magazines. She holds a master of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario. Laura lives in Toronto with her husband and two children (plus a golden retriever and two fish).

Launi Skinner Former President & COO, 1-800-GOT-JUNK and Former President Starbucks US

As the former President & COO, Launi Skinner was responsible for the growth of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? brand in North America and Australia. An exceptional leader, Launi’s focus was on driving revenue through the increased productivity of Franchise Partners and on building rigorous commercial and environmental expansion programs.

Named one of “Four Women to Watch” by Fortune Magazine, Launi joined 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in the summer of 2008. Launi says what attracted her most to the company were the great people, the opportunity to develop and execute a plan to grow the company to its next level of success, and her love of the brand. Launi’s passion, energy, and experience were a natural fit for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?.

Before joining 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Launi was President of Starbucks U.S.. As the former President of Starbucks U.S., Launi had direct responsibility for all U.S. company operations. These functions included finance, store operations, human resources, marketing, store development and license stores. The team was opening up in excess of 600 stores per year and managing the people and assets of more than 7000 locations.

A Starbucks partner for more than 14 years, Launi began her career as a District Manager in B.C. before her leadership and organizational skills earned her the position of Vice President, Starbucks Canada. Before accepting the role of President of U.S., Launi was Senior Zone Vice President for the Northwest U.S., and later Senior Vice President, Store Development U.S.

Launi received her Business Administration diploma from Okanagan College in B.C. and has also been a Certified General Accountant. Participating in the community is important to Launi, who is currently a Board of Trustee for the Northwest Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, WA, and the 2010 committee chair for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, Vancouver.

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