Start 2021 strong and set yourself up for success

Get the new year off to a great start with career tips and insights from 25 world-class experts for FREE!

Virtual Summit  |  January 25 – 29, 2021

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FREE Career Insights to Succeed Faster

Career Mastery™ Kickstart is the popular online Summit that gets the new year off to a great start and sets you up for success. Now in its fifth year, it’s free to participate and there’s potential to reap big rewards.

For 5 days starting on Monday, January 25th, 25 world-class experts share tips, strategies and insights to succeed in your career faster and more easily. All for free!

By the end of the Summit, you’ll be more focused, confident and effective in advancing your career. And as previous participants have found, just one or two tips can take your career to a new and exciting level.


Actionable Content, Inspiration, and Interaction

CMK 2021 Tip

Career Mastery™

Every day of the Summit, you get actionable Career Mastery™ Tips to use right away. People love these tips because they’re designed so you can experience fast results when you put them into action.

CMK 2021 Interview

Career Mastery™

The Summit’s experts share more tips, strategies and insights to advance your career in these value-packed interviews. Proven career advice to help you succeed and reach your goals faster and more easily.

CMK 2021 Community

Career Mastery™

The community is one aspect of the Summit that participants find most useful and valuable. May Busch, the Summit’s host, and her experts will be answering your questions, and you’ll be able to interact with other participants.


Insights from best-selling authors, award-winning executive coaches, and senior executives

Alisa Cohn

Alisa Cohn

Executive and Startup Coach, CEO of Alisa Cohn & Associates

How to Build Your Executive Presence

Andrew Blotky

Andrew Blotky

Founder & President of Azure Leadership Group and author

How to Communicate to Get the Outcomes You Want

Anusha Wijeyakumar

Anusha Wijeyakumar

Global Speaker on the Science of Mindfulness and Meditation

How to Be Resilient During Challenging Times

Carrie Gallant

Carrie Gallant

Leadership coach and negotiation strategist, Founder of The Gallant Leader™ Institute

How to Negotiate a Pay Rise

Chris Westfall

Chris Westfall

Forbes contributor and author

How to Be More Influential and Persuasive

David Burkus

David Burkus

Bestselling author, keynote speaker

How to Build a More Diverse, Valuable and Rich Network

Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

Founder of Cotential, world’s leading authority on Connectional Intelligence

How Superconnectors Communicate to Align and Motivate Teams

Heather McGowan

Heather McGowan

Future of Work Strategist and author

How to Discover Your Passion and Future-Proof Your Career

James Brook

James Brook

Leadership Consultant, Organizational Psychologist, Executive Coach, Founder of Plexus Leadership

How to Optimize Your Strengths to Achieve Greater Results

Karen Mangia

Karen Mangia

Vice President at Salesforce, TEDx speaker, and author

How to Achieve More by Doing Less

Karen Wickre

Karen Wickre

Founder, KVOX Media

How to Make Networking Easy and Stress-Free

Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi

#1 NYT bestselling author, Founder & Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight

How to Lead Without Authority

Kim Scott

Kim Scott

Co-Founder of Radical Candor and author

How to Handle Bias at Work

Laura Huang

Laura Huang

Associate Professor at Harvard Business School and author

How to Shift Unfair Perceptions in Your Favor

Leo Bottary

Leo Bottary

CEO of Peernovation and author

How to Be Resilient to Get Big Things Done

Lisa Rangel

Lisa Rangel

Founder of Chameleon Resumes

How to Discover Unpublished Jobs Using LinkedIn

Michael OBrien

Michael O’Brien

Chief Shift Officer at Peloton Executive Coaching

How to Prevent a Bad Moment From Turning Into a Bad Day

Natalie Nixon

Natalie Nixon, PhD

Creativity Strategist, President of Figure8Thinking

How to Be Super Creative to Navigate Complexity

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

World-Leading Expert in Business Storytelling and author

How to Use Storytelling to Be a Better Leader

Risha Grant

Risha Grant

Internationally Renowned Diversity, Inclusion and Bias Expert, and author

How to Turn Your Diversity Into Your Superpower

Simon Alexander Ong

Simon Alexander Ong

Award-winning coach and keynote speaker

How to Have More Energy to Focus on What Matters Most

Simon T Bailey

Simon T. Bailey

Breakthrough Strategist and author

How to Tap Into the Wisdom of Successful People to Advance Your Career

Tanveer Naseer

Tanveer Naseer

Leadership keynote speaker and award-winning writer

How to Empower Your Team to Deliver Successful Results

Wayne Baker

Wayne Baker

Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Director of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business

How to Make Amazing Things Happen in Your Career and Life

William Arruda

William Arruda

Personal branding pioneer, CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) at Reach, Co-founder of CareerBlast, and author

How to Make a Powerful Digital First Impression

May Busch
Summit Host

May Busch is a sought after executive coach, speaker, consultant and Senior Advisor in the Office of the President at Arizona State University. She’s a seasoned business executive with a passion for helping leaders be the best they can be.

As an executive coach and mentor, May brings 24 years of front-line corporate experience and expertise, most recently as COO of Morgan Stanley Europe, to help professionals overcome (often hidden) obstacles, advance to the next level in their careers, and reach their full potential.

May is the author of Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage and founder & CEO of Career Mastery™.

May Busch, host of CMK Summit

What participants say

I got valuable takeaways that I can put into practice immediately from every single talk. This is exactly what I needed to re-energize for the year ahead.

Casey H.

Once I began applying the tips, I was able to take charge on two major projects! I feel like more of a leader and more confident in leading other people.

Alicia S.

The summit was amazingly informative. The takeaway material was great and the tips are imperative for both personal and professional success.

Bontle O. L.

After implementing two tips I was asked to take on more leadership with more pay!

Phil O.

Thank you for such an amazing event. It was a wealth of knowledge, resources and information from seasoned professionals from different backgrounds and industries.

Sharon P.

CMK is a wonderful gift from you to me to boost my new career! The passion, determination and persistence combined with strategies and tactics are oozing out from all of you. What an amazing crowd!

Liru W.

Common Questions

“Where is this Summit taking place?”

Career Mastery™ Kickstart takes place online so you can watch, learn and interact wherever you have a computer and internet connection or on a smartphone – from the comfort of your home, in the office, during your commute, in your favorite coffee shop, at the gym… you get the idea!

“How do I watch the Tips and Interviews?”

You’ll receive an email every day of the Summit with links to that day’s sessions of Career Mastery™ Tips and Interviews. You can view the sessions from any computer, tablet or mobile device.

“How long will the Tips and interviews be available?”

The Summit’s Tips and Interviews will be available for 24 hours following their release and you can watch them for free during that time frame. If you miss any sessions, or want to revisit them later, you can upgrade to the Summit’s All Access Pass for unlimited and lifetime access to all the Tips and Interviews.

“Can I join after the Summit has started?”

Yes! You’ll be able to access the current day’s Career Mastery™ Tips and Interviews. If you wish to catch up on all the Tips and Interviews you missed, you can upgrade to the Summit’s All Access Pass and access them at anytime in the future.

5 days.
25 experts.
Your career success.

Start the new year strong and make 2021 a great year!

Career Mastery™ Kickstart Summit 2021 starts in

2021/01/25 13:00:00

January 25 – 29

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Mind Share Partners

10% of the Summit’s proceeds will be donated to Mind Share Partners, a nonprofit that is changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both employees and organizations can thrive. It provides workplace training and strategic advising to leading companies, hosts communities to support ERGs and professionals, and builds public awareness.

Brought to you by May Busch