Guidance counselors from public and private schools attended a conference hosted by Brookdale’s Admissions Office on September 27 and learned about recent news, developments and opportunities at Brookdale.

Keynote speaker Dr. Helen Rothberg discussed the role of leadership and how to inspire others. Her coaching, consulting and writing have inspired and encouraged individuals to lead with meaningful impact in their personal and professional lives.

Her most recent book, The Perfect Mix: Everything I know about Leadership I Learned as a Bartender, outlines the lessons she learned from her personal and professional experiences. Drawing on her work as a bartender and restaurant manager, Dr. Rothberg’s anecdotes and stories combine humor, with practical how to advice on developing the courage and desire to refine who we are, to adapt and to succeed. Dr. Rothberg has worked with leaders and teams across sectors – from corporate to startups, non-profits and higher education.