November 22, 8:30am - 10:00am PST. Hosted at The Nightwood
About the speaker
When is the last time you felt truly lost, like you were on a path you couldn’t see, or you had no idea what to do next? That is one of the most human and yet uncomfortable feelings in your emotional library. When we feel lost, it’s often easier to retreat to the old standbys of panicking, avoiding, or not getting out of bed. In changing how we look at and deal with feeling lost, Evan hopes to remind us that the challenge is appreciating the path you’re on even when you can’t see it.
Finding his own path through careers in tech, research, mental health and career counseling, the one constant Evan Dumas has seen is a need for our humanity to play a bigger role in our professional lives. Working in the space between mental health therapy and standup comedy, he speaks to groups large and small about the heavy stuff—with humor and lightness. Evan’s aim is to help workers everywhere cope with the occupational hazards of burnout and compassion fatigue. By addressing systemic issues both external and internalized, he helps people better understand their relationships to themselves and their work.
Evan holds a Masters of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College.
Alchemy Code Lab is an integrated work and learning environment dedicated to advancing human potential through code. Our Professional Software Engineering Program turns bright and curious people into impactful technology leaders ready to launch meaningful careers. We also help entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses through AppLab, our in-house consultancy that bring ideas to life. At Alchemy, we are dedicated to generating opportunity for all members of the community including women, minorities, LGBTQ, veterans, and all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
52 Limited is a digital resource company connecting creative + technology talent with leading brands, marketing departments, start-ups, design firms, advertising and interactive agencies. 52 Limited began as Portland’s only locally-owned creative staffing agency and has grown to serve some of the world’s most recognizable and forward-thinking companies in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York.
Wacom wants to inspire people and make the world a more creative place through its natural and intuitive line of digital pen tablets, pen displays and styluses. Whether a creative enthusiast seeking a new artistic outlet or a high-end professional making the next big animated movie or industrial design, Wacom allows people to explore creativity at a level they never dreamed possible.
We build community through still and motion photography. Our mission is to assist our community in the pursuit of the art, the craft, the profession, and the joy of still and motion photography. We strive to provide the service, expertise, and products to help our customers fully realize their creative visions. Whether you use photography to earn a living, to enact social change, for personal expression, or simply to record family memories, we are here to help you.
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