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Dawn and Jennifer welcome Gail Blanke to the show today. Gail is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Lifedesigns, LLC, a company whose vision is to empower men and women worldwide to live truly exceptional lives. A bestselling author, Ms. Blanke' s newest book, Throw Out Fifty Things - Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life, was published March 20th, 2009, by Grand Central Publishing and has been featured on The Today Show, CNN International and CBS Sunday Morning. The book recently won the prestigious Books-for-a-Better-Life award from the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
A renowned executive coach and presentation skills trainer, Ms. Blanke has advised CEO's, presidential candidates, college presidents and even a jazz musician. A recent presidential candidate recently remarked, you’ve enabled me to find qualities in myself I didn't know I had and express myself with power, grace and persuasion. What a difference you've made If I' d met you 10 years earlier, I'd be President by now. Ms. Blanke was called in by FOX News to critique George W. Bush’s second inaugural address.
In 2003, Ms. Blanke was named president of the New York Women in Communications Foundation which provides college and graduate school scholarships for deserving young women, and was among the first wave of women to be inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers.
Ms. Blanke is a graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia and majored in acting at Yale University Graduate School of Drama. She’s related to both William Jennings and Gypsy Rose Lee. She and husband, F. James Cusick, a writer, and their two daughters, Kate and Abigail live in New York City."
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