Learning to Lead: Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Leadership

Atlantic Ballroom 2

The journey from an individual contributor (IC) to a leadership role is a significant and transformative career milestone. This talk explores the challenges, insights, and strategies involved in making this crucial transition. Drawing from personal experiences and lessons learned, I will share practical advice on developing leadership skills, managing teams, and driving innovation from a leadership perspective. Key topics include the importance of effective communication, the role of mentorship and continuous learning, and strategies for fostering collaboration. Whether you’re considering a move to leadership or are already in the midst of this transition, this session offers valuable takeaways from both successes and personal failures that will help you lead with confidence and impact.