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  • 00:41

    Sheila Ronning: Women in the Boardroom Series- Part I

    in Business

    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Sheila Ronning. The original live interview was 5/14/15.


    Long before women on boards was a hot topic, Sheila Ronning believed in women’s ability to serve on corporate boards strongly enough to become the Founder & CEO of Women in the Boardroom. Today, as one of the nation’s top leadership and board service experts, Sheila excels at connecting influential women executives and professionals with the people and tools they need to succeed in business and the boardroom by organizing executive and board coaching sessions, seminars and webinars.


    Sheila has built a strong track record over the years. Before founding Women in the Boardroom in 2002, she garnered more than 10 years of strategic marketing, sales management, and operations leadership experience with companies that range from Fortune 500 leaders to visionary start-ups.  Today, Sheila has thousands of powerful connections nationwide, which she uses to help other women achieve their goals. When asked her secret to networking, Sheila says, “Be fearless, sincere, honest, and frank.”


    Sheila received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award from Enterprising Women magazine. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, ForbesWoman, Star Tribune, The Pioneer Press, and Chicago Sun-Times. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named Sheila in their prestigious “40 Under Forty” list for her entrepreneurial dynamism and reputation as a networking expert.


    The website is http://womenintheboardroom.com/


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  • 00:50

    Elizabeth Ghaffari-Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You: Mentorship and Women

    in Women

    Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You: Mentorship and Women by Elizabeth Ghaffari  (Women in the Boardroom Series-Part II)


    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Elizabeth Ghaffari. The original live interview was 5/15/15.


    Ms. Ghaffari's third book, Tapping the Wisdom that Surrounds You: Mentorship and Women reveals true stories by and about women mentors and mentees and their experiences from home, school, play, and work; examples from in the media, from politica, and in memoriam -- from women who are no longer with us.


    Ms. Ghaffari is president and chief executive officer at Technology Place Inc., and is the principal in charge of developing client corporate online business strategies, design of creative Web pages for large and small businesses, and development of technical consulting services for business clients in need of successful e-business strategies and enhanced electronic communications with customers and business partners.


    Champion Boards is a service of Technology Place Inc. fostering the design of great boards of directors through knowledge and information, with a special emphasis on the advancement of top level women in their pursuit of boards of director roles at major corporate and private entities.


    Her website is http://www.technology-place.com/


    To order the book click HERE


     For more information about the Executive Girlfriends' Group see: http://www.executivegirlfriendsgroup.com

  • 00:40

    Linda Popky- Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage that Matters

    in Marketing

    Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters by Linda J. Popky


    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Linda J. Popky. The original live interview was 4/24/15.


    If you're a CEO or a CMO who is tired of wasting money on me-too marketing that doesn't work, you must read this book. With all the new marketing techniques accessible to the masses, it’s becoming harder and harder to stand out from the crowd. The result is more and more messages, hitting us more often in new and more intrusive ways. For customers, it’s a lot of noise.


    Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters introduces the Dynamic Market Leverage Model, which measures marketing clout by looking at eight core marketing disciplines and five additional Momentum Factors that can help an organization focus on those key aspects of the marketing function that will provide the most significant returns on their marketing investment.


    Award-winning marketing expert Linda J. Popky, the founder and president of Leverage2Market Associates, transforms organizations through powerful marketing performance. She lives and works in Silicon Valley, where she’s been involved with many of the companies who developed and deployed the technologies that have changed the world over the last twenty-five years.


    Her website is http://www.leverage2market.com/about-us/


    To order the book click HERE


    For more information about the Executive Girlfriends' Group see: http://www.executivegirlfriendsgroup.com

  • 00:57

    Robbie Vorhaus- One Less, One More: follow your heart. be happy. change slowly.

    in Motivation

    One Less, One More: follow your heart. be happy. change slowly. by Robbie Vorhaus


    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Robbie Vorhaus. The original live interview was 4/17/15.


    A marriage in trouble, jeopardized health, and financial pressures culminated on vacation when his family asked: “Dad, are you really happy?” Realizing he was in peril of losing everything he held dear, Robbie courageously followed the advice he had given clients for decades: Follow your heart. Choose to be happy. And consciously make everything better than you found it. The result: Vorhaus closed his agency, moved his family to their small Sag Harbor home, started a leadership and crisis consultancy, and began anew.


    Now transformed, healthy, happy, and celebrating a marriage of more than 25 years, Robbie drew on his life’s work and experience to write a column for his local newspaper, The Sag Harbor Express, outlining a step-by-step plan for following your heart and being happy, which, after going viral, became the basis for his next seven years writing, One Less. One More. – Follow Your Heart. Be Happy. Change Slowly.


    Robbie is a frequent media contributor on crisis and reputation management, public opinion and current events, featured often on CNN, CNBC, ABC News, Fox News, and USA Today.


    His website is http://vorhaus.com/


    To order the book click HERE            


    For more information about the Executive Girlfriends' Group see: http://www.executivegirlfriendsgroup.com


     

  • 01:05

    Linda Hill- Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation

    in Business

    Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation by Linda Hill


    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Linda Hill. The original live interview was 4/10/15.


    At the heart of innovation is a paradox: you have to unleash the talents and passions of many people, yet you have to harness them into a work that is actually useful. Management professor Linda Hill offers three keys to overcoming this paradox and building a truly innovative organization. If you want a more innovative organization, you may need to change the way you lead.


    Great leaders of innovation don’t fit the conventional mold of “good” leadership. They’re not visionaries who set direction and inspire others to follow. Instead, they create the context in which others are both willing and able to innovate. As one leader said, “My job is to set the stage, not to perform on it.”


    This is the key insight gleaned by the authors of Collective Genius who, led by Harvard leadership scholar Linda Hill, spent a decade studying leaders of innovative firms in the US, Europe, India, and Asia, including such companies as Pixar, Google, Volkswagen, HCL Technologies, IBM, and the Sungjoo Group.


    The website is http://collectivegeniusbook.com/


    To order the book click HERE                  


    For more information about the Executive Girlfriends' Group see: http://www.executivegirlfriendsgroup.com

  • 00:48

    LaRae Quy- Mental Toughness for Women Leaders: Utilize Your Greatest Strengths

    in Business

    Mental Toughness for Women Leaders: 52 Tips To Recognize and Utilize Your Greatest Strengths by LaRae Quy


    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews LaRae Quy. The original live interview was 3/27/15.


    But mental toughness has little to do with physical strength or aggressive behavior; instead, it is understanding how to control the way your mind thinks. In Mental Toughness for Women Leaders, former FBI undercover and counterintelligence agent LaRae Quy shares how she created a strong mind by overcoming obstacles she encountered while at the FBI Academy, working in a male-dominated environment, and recruiting foreign spies to work for the U.S. Government. As an FBI agent, LaRae believes that while theory is nice, evidence is better when you are serious about looking for ways to achieve goals in life. She relies upon science-based research and real life experiences as she explains how you can clarify your goals, take practical steps to make them happen and connect with your ultimate purpose.


    Her website is http://www.laraequy.com/


    To order the book click HERE


    For more information about the Executive Girlfriends' Group see: http://www.executivegirlfriendsgroup.com

  • 00:57

    Richard Sheridan- Joy, Inc. : How We Built a Workplace People Love

    in Business

    Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan


    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Richard Sheridan. The original live interview was 3/20/15.


    CEO and Chief Storyteller, Richard Sheridan, has recently written a book called Joy, Inc. about how he created a joyful culture at Menlo Innovations. Menlo is a software design and development company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Last year, 2,197 people came from around the world to visit Menlo. They made the trek not to learn about technology, but to witness a radically different approach to workplace culture — one intentionally designed to produce joy.


    Joy, Inc. is for readers in any field who want tangible examples for a healthier, happier atmosphere at work—and the sustainable business results required for growth. Readers will come away with an inspirational blueprint for how to create a corporate culture centered on joy in their own workplace.


    Menlo has gone on to win the Alfred P. Sloan award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for eight straight years and has earned five revenue awards from Inc. magazine. Rich spends the majority of his time sharing the Menlo Way through teaching classes, leading tours, speaking at conferences and mentoring entrepreneurs in the community and sharing joy!


    His website is www.menloinnovations.com


    To order the book click HERE


    For more information about the Executive Girlfriends' Group see: http://www.executivegirlfriendsgroup.com

  • 00:36

    Ginger Rockey Johnson- Remarkability: Don't Let Your Brand Be Invisible

    in Marketing

    Remarkability #1: You're Not Invisible Don't Let Your Brand Be Either by Ginger Rockey Johnson


    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Ginger Rockey Johnson. The original live interview was 3/13/15.


    Being Remarkable and Standing Out is not hard. Just be yourself, you are the only one who can be. But what are the rules of the game? The problem isn’t that there is a lack of knowledge in the business community. It’s that there is so much knowledge and as a result they don’t know which information is accurate and effective versus just a waste of time. Tired of wasting money on what you do not understand? This is a must read for business owners who are tired of losing time & money on strategies that do not work. This is a Must-Read for anyone wanting to understand the very basics of getting noticed on the Internet.


    Ginger has 16+ years of experience in marketing and social media marketing discipline. Ginger is the Original Spice Girl of Tampa Bay, a Professional Speaker who shares effective, actionable, yet simple social media & search engine optimization marketing solutions to 2.5 million listeners on her radio show and in person so You Get Educated and Get Noticed in real life.


    Her website is spicegirloftampabay.com/


    To order the book click HERE


    For more information about the Executive Girlfriends' Group see: http://www.executivegirlfriendsgroup.com

  • 02:01

    chicke

    in Comedy

    Whats between your ears.

  • 00:31

    Dr. James Canton-Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Transforming Trends

    in Business

    Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World by Dr. James Canton


    This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Dr. James Canton. The original live interview was 2/27/15.


    Game-changing trends are coming in business, technology, workforce, economy, security, and environment. Climate change, energy demand, and population growth will redefine global risk and power. Exponential new technologies will emerge in digital money, mobile commerce, and big data. An explosive new middle class of over one billion consumers will enter the marketplace. Every nation, job, business, and person will be transformed. To thrive in this future you have to become predictive, adaptive, and agile—to become Future Smart. Dr. James Canton, a renowned global futurist and visionary business advisor, illuminates the pivotal forces and global power shifts that everyone must understand today to thrive in a rapidly changing landscape


    As a former Apple Computer executive and high tech entrepreneur, Dr. James Canton has been insightfully forecasting the key trends and technologies that have shaped our world. The Economist recognizes him as one of the leading global futurists. He has advised three White House Administrations and over 100 companies.


    Dr. Canton is CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, a leading think tank he founded in 1990 that advises business and government.


    His website is www.globalfuturist.com/


    To order the book click HERE


    For more information about the Executive Girlfriends' Group see: http://www.executivegirlfriendsgroup.com

  • 02:09

    Chicke

    in Comedy

    Whats between your ears?????