Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Monday, March 29, 2021.
Victoria Labalme, performance strategist and author of Risk Forward: Embrace the Unknown and Unlock Your Hidden Genius, will give a special presentation for the Chautauqua Lecture Series on CHQ Assembly at 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2021.
Labalme is the founder of Risk Forward and Rock The Room, a full suite of products designed to help individuals and organizations uncover their original ideas and express them with the unexpected twist that distinguishes their work. Working with entrepreneurs, artists, consultants, executives and more than 700 organizations, Labalme — through an unconventional approach blending art and business — helps people unlock their hidden genius and perform at their highest levels in work, onstage, on camera, and in life. She has been the trusted consultant to c-suite executives, leading entrepreneurs, artists, and New York Times best-selling authors and coached hundreds of individuals for high-stakes presentations including keynotes, live streams, PBS specials, Oprah’s SuperSoul Session and arena events.
Labalme’s films, performances and theater projects have received critical acclaim from The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Variety, BBC, CBS, Los Angeles Times, and “Good Morning America.”
In Risk Forward, to be published March 30, Labalme shares a series of practical and reassuring strategies to navigate through uncertainty. The easy-to-read, full-color book explores how to identify what matters and find your way, why your disparate talents are essential to your path, how to handle moments of indecision, key questions to ask when you get advice, and how to stay on course and know that what you do makes a difference.
Labalme’s March 29 CHQ Assembly presentation is for a general audience and will be followed at a later date by a special conversation with the Coalition of Chautauqua County Women and Girls. The Coalition is a community that provides opportunities for women and girls to thrive and build a better future.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.