The Truth About Fear and Frustration in Career Development

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 12 pm (Central)

In the age of positive thinking, everyone is afraid to admit to fear or embarrassed to talk about their frustrations. In truth, these feelings, in their pure form, can be excellent sources of information and motivation.

Learn a different way to look at the so-called negative emotions and in turn become more powerful and effective in the moments that count the most. Topics explored during this webinar include:
  • Why understanding what we feel and why we feel it is a source of power for creating change and spurring transformation.
  • How feeling negative emotions can help us decode hidden information inside those emotions to help us perform at our best.
  • What we can do to recognize what we’re feeling — especially if we’ve regulated ourselves to feel nothing in the face of difficult decisions.
  • How a thesaurus can be used to keep us from making mistaken decisions.

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Other Key Takeaways:


  • Emotional and neurological reasons for our decision-making
  • How to differentiate your feelings
  • How to recognize and own your emotions
  • Why escaping the influence of emotions on actions is counterproductive
  • How to turn bad emotions into good decisions

About the Presenter:  

Denise Shull AM'95

shull-print-size-green-squareDenise Shull, MA, CEO and Lead Performance Coach, The ReThink Group, leverages her training in psychological science to solve the challenges of mental mistakes, confidence crises and slumps in Olympic athletes, Wall Street traders and corporate warriors. Denise is known for her uncanny effectiveness in coaching, training and assessing for the X factor of human performance under pressure. Her clients include portfolio managers, traders, professional and Olympic athletes and business innovators.  
Ms. Shull’s Wall Street career began in 1994 at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. She traded for Electronic Trading Group and Schonfeld Securities before moving to NYC to run trading desks at Sharpe Capital and NYSE Floor Broker Bonfanti. She founded the risk decision consultancy, The ReThink Group in 2003. Her 2012 book, Market Mind Games: A Radical Psychology of Investing, Trading and Risk has been described as the “best of its genre” and a “veritable Rosetta Stone of trading psychology.” In 2015, Shull consulted on Showtime’s drama BILLIONS and the character Wendy Rhoades and in 2016 Bloomberg’s Tradebook built the Trader Brain Exercise based on The ReThink Group’s work. In 2017, Shull delivered HEADSx, a unique talent assessment tool, used by hedge funds to hire exceptional market talent.   
An engaging speaker, Shull has delivered keynotes at MIT’s Sloan Fellows program, US Ski and Snowboard, Harvard Business School, Leaders in Sport, Women in Entertainment and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan among many others. She has appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box both in the US and Asia - most recently to discuss risk psychology in the NFL. FORBES, WSJ, FT, Bloomberg Markets, and New York Times’ Dealbook have run profiles on her unique work. She has also appeared on FOX Business with Liz Claman, Bloomberg, Cavuto, PBS, The Discovery Channel and CNBC’s Halftime Report and REAL VISION, the innovative financial TV start-up. 
She holds a Master of Arts in neuro-psychoanalysis (1995) from The University of Chicago. Her thesis research, “The Neurobiology of Freud’s Theory of the Repetition Compulsion,” was published in 2003 in the Annals of Modern Psychoanalysis and was cited in 2013 as one of the first papers written in neuropsychoanalysis. She is also a 2009 alumna of Harvard’s Kennedy School Executive Education program, Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance.
Shull resides in NYC but remains a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns and a relatively fast downhill skier




Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 12pm (Central)

Cost: Complimentary
Location: Online

Event Contact

Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger
Assistant Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Association Contact