CO-Mingle

An Interactive Q&A Series on Personal Career Development

“Playing to your strengths”

 

From schooling and grades to work and annual reviews, so often what’s highlighted are areas of weakness and where we may be underperforming. While not always the case, many of us can feel the pressure to improve in places where we may not be as naturally talented versus focusing and building upon the strengths that we already have. What would happen if we all better understood our natural abilities and were to not only play to them but amplify them to have the greatest impact in our work, community and personal endeavors? Not only will we feel more energized and fulfilled, but we would be using our collective talents to create the greatest impact. Not to say that we can’t always improve and learn new skills, but maximizing each of our strengths has the ability to move the levers in our lives in often surprising ways.

Join us for a conversation about how we all can learn to better use our strengths while partnering with those of others. We’ll share the trials and errors within our own careers. And we’ll discuss the resources and tools that can help us learn and leverage the strengths already within us all.

To help us facilitate this discussion we welcome Christopher Moxley, a multi-dimensional professional who is a leading example of someone leveraging his strengths to perform professionally, partner entrepreneurially and lead within the community.

Guest host

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Christopher Moxley

Corporate Professional, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder 704 Shop, Community Activist

Christopher Moxley is a Senior Compliance Associate at TIAA.  He has been in the financial services industry for over 16 years, with a background in client services and more recently specializing in data privacy, identity theft, compliance, and risk management. At TIAA, he helps the organization navigate the complex legal and regulatory landscape of data privacy and protection, while embracing innovation.

A Charlotte native, Mr. Moxley received his bachelor’s degree cum laude with honors in International Business from UNC Charlotte, where he currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors. Recent accomplishments include receiving an Excellence in Leadership Award from the UNC Charlotte Black Alumni Chapter in 2017, being recognized by the UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business as a Distinguished Young Alumnus for 2018, and graduating from the 2017 class of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Leaders program. Chris also recently launched a UNC Charlotte need-based scholarship for first-generation college students.

Mr. Moxley is also co-owner of several businesses, including the award-winning Charlotte-based lifestyle brand, 704 Shop, where his primary responsibilities include business strategy, sales, and expanding both business relationships and brand visibility, and V (Five) Lions Entertainment, an artist booking and upscale event planning company. He is a member of MALIK Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate fraternity founded on the concept of African Fraternalism. The Charlotte MALIKs are dedicated to raising cultural awareness of the African and Latino diaspora and engaging in other service projects in the Charlotte community. Moxley also volunteers his time through public speaking and writing, lending his services to the Charlotte Business Journal, LendingTree, UNC Charlotte, TIAA, The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, The Charlotte Business Group, and Junior Achievement, and volunteers with the Jamaican American Cultural Association and the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund Alumni Association.

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More About This Series:

This event series is our first step in creating a learning environment for people of all backgrounds, experiences and ages who may be feeling stuck in their careers. We are creating a community of support where you can learn the tools, habits and methods for getting unstuck and charting your path forward. It will be a place to explore your curiosity and learn more broadly. It will be an environment to create new friendships and foster a more diverse peer network in which we all can help and learn from each other. And we will give space to share the stories of those that have made changes to inspire us to do the same.

These will not be pop up classes nor your stereotypical networking events. Our goal is to create an ongoing, collaborative and connected learning community to help each other grow, level up and achieve more in our lives and careers.

But first, it starts with a choice. A choice to make a change. A choice to step outside your comfort zone. A choice to show up.

We hope you join us and help build Charlotte’s new colearning community.

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