I Now Pronounce You Work and Life

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:30 PM
Approved for 1.25 SHRM Credits
Speaker(s): Al Chiaradonna

I Now Pronounce You Work and Life 
September Dinner
Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 PM

I was once the guy who missed countless family Thanksgiving dinners and my own surprise birthday party because I prioritized work and career above all else. Unaware I was headed down a path that would only lead to a lifetime of regret, it took a moment of disruption and 4 words from my wife to alter the course of my future permanently. I have since devoted my life to creating a journey of personalized growth, which promotes a simple philosophy that, at its core, is the integration of (or marriage between) life and work. 
 Al Chiaradonna is a self-proclaimed “Minister of Integration”. While he is not an actual minister, he is a husband, a dad, a coach, a friend and a business executive who has spent the last two decades trying to make his way in the world by “marrying” life and work. To him, it’s not a balance of one over the other, but rather a limitless set of experiences that have afforded him a career designed to enable the life he is blessed to lead. 

 SPEAKER-When Al Chiaradonna looked in the mirror on his graduation day, all he thought was “I need to get to work”. By the age of 22, he had lost both of his parents and felt paralyzed by fear that he only had himself to rely on and it was time go to work. 

 Thirty years later, Al is on the executive management team for leading financial services firm, SEI Investments, and serves as an adjunct professor for Villanova University’s Executive MBA program. At Villanova, Al teaches leadership and executive coaching courses, including a course called Managing Yourself and Your Career. It’s a topic that he is passionate about it.

A lot of personal and professional experiences occurred between these two time periods in Al’s life.  Al helped manage businesses ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar enterprises and he has shaped strategies for numerous Fortune 500 companies. He has spoken all over the globe on topics ranging from industry dynamics and global talent management to leadership, business strategy and work-life integration.  As an active member of his community, Al sits on the school board of Gwynedd Mercy Academy Elementary School, as well as AIM Academy and is co-founder of the non-profit organization, Project Gumball.  Along the way he met and married the love of his life and together they have three beautiful children.

Today, Al writes about managing the journey and growing as leaders and individuals through everyday life experiences on a blog he authors for SEI, called Front and Centered.  You can follow him on twitter @SEIAlCh and watch a recent TEDx he gave on work-life integration. 

Since that day over thirty years ago, Al has followed a journey of personal and professional growth. A journey he never sees ending.

Immediate needs that Manna on Main has include: Immediate Needs: • Rice (brown and white) •Soup (especially No salt soup found in the dietary needs section at the Grocery Store) •Almond/Soy/Coconut Milk • Canned tomato’s and Tomato Sauce Non-Food Needs: Diapers (Newborn, size 5 & 6 needed), baby wipes and baby hygiene items (shampoo, lotion, powder) – Toilet Paper, Tissues, Paper Towels – Laundry Detergent – Razors – Deodorant – Shower gel – Feminine Care – Hair Care Items – Cleaning Products (bathroom cleaner, window cleaner, laundry detergent, dish soap ect) – Lotion, Lip Balm, Vaseline Please no soda, candy and junk food

Both GVFHRA Members and Non-Members are invited to this event.


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