How to Ditch the Comparison Trap featuring Sanyin Siang

October 2nd 2019 8:00 pm (EDT)

Ditch the Comparison Trap

You’re probably doing better than you think. But you can’t see that now.

Join these women

On The Panel

Sanyin Siang

Sanyin helps leaders launch and create value by focusing on mindset, behavioral change, and team and culture building. Sanyin is a CEO Coach, Author, and the Executive Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University. The COLE center is a leadership laboratory that engages all of Duke’s Daytime MBA students and convenes high-level think tank gatherings to explore today’s complex leadership opportunities and challenges.

Sanyin works with C-suite executives and generals to help them become even more successful. She is an advisor for GV (former Google Ventures), Duke Corporate Education, and the Sports Innovation Lab. Her thought leadership has appeared in Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN. She has more than 865,000 LinkedIn followers. She is a LinkedIn 2017 Top 10 Influencer and a 2018 Thinkers50 On the Radar.

She has served on boards of startups and nonprofits including the National Board of the Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, the Governing Board of the Emily Krzyzewski Center, and Museum of Life & Science, and the National Governing Board of USA Taekwondo. She is a member of the 86th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference.

Driven by the belief that today’s complex challenges require collaboration across public, private and social sectors, a theme through her work is convening interdisciplinary, diverse think tank gatherings towards defining complex problems and implementing new approaches for solving them. Prior to Duke, she was at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (the world’s largest federation of science and engineering societies) where explored the ethical, legal and social implications of technological advances and served as AAAS Professional Ethics’ Publication’s Managing Editor.

Her award-winning book, The Launch Book: Motivational Stories for Launching Your Idea, Business, or Next Career helps readers build the leadership mindset for addressing the changes in their careers, businesses, and lives.

Sanyin received a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA from Duke University.

Lesley Jane Seymour

CoveyClub founder, Lesley Jane Seymour, is a media entrepreneur and one of the industry’s most respected leaders. From 2008-2016, she served as editor in chief of More Magazine, the leading lifestyle magazine for women over forty with a readership of 1.5 million. She was also the editor in chief and social media director of, which attracted over 12 million monthly page views and 600,000 unique visitors.

Before taking over More, Lesley Jane Seymour served as the editor in chief for Marie Claire magazine. Under her direction, Marie Claire received a National Magazine Award nomination for General Excellence in 2006 and won several Exceptional Merit in Media Awards (2003, 2004).

Seymour also served as editor in chief of YM, beauty director of Glamour, and copywriter and senior editor at Vogue. She is the author of two books: On the Edge, 100 Years of Vogue and I Wish My Parents Understood. Seymour has appeared on every major television show from Today, Good Morning America, MSNBC and Hardball to CNN. She is a LinkedIn Influencer, contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a micro-influencer with 60,000 (un-bought) followers on social media.



*This is a virtual event over the Zoom Network. Once you sign up or purchase a ticket you will be registered for the Coffee & Conversation and sent the links.

Does everyone else seem to have it made but you’re stagnating?
Does your neighbor have a perfect job? A perfect kid? A perfect marriage?
Does your competitor have thousands more Instagram followers? A thriving second act?

You’re probably doing better than you think. But you can’t see that now.

CoveyClub founder, Lesley Jane Seymour and Sanyin Siang, CEO coach, author, professor, and Executive Director of Duke University’s Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics team up to explain where the comparison trap came from, why we all fall into it (they do regularly!), and how to build your sense of self-worth by looking inward, instead of outward.

The Giveaway

Sanyin is one of the original members of the CoveyClub. Because of her belief in our work, one lucky attendee will win an hour coaching with Sanyin.

All non-members and Wing-It members can purchase tickets here. If you are already a Nest with Covey or Rule the Roost member with CoveyClub, this event is free.

8:00 pm


8:10 pm

Discussion with Sanyin Siang

8:40 pm

Q&A with Audience

9:00 pm

Discussion Ends