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Why Wait To Create Equal Position, Pay And Power For All Business Women

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Are you ready to play a role in the future of women? Now you can. A great opportunity is before you.

I'm Honored To Be Awarded The First Vistage Top Performer Award

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For many years I've been affiliated with Vistage International , the world's largest executive coaching organization, giving talks and leading workshops on topics ranging from culture change to Blue Ocean Strategy.


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Is It Time To Rethink Where You Are And Where You Are Going?

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Now that we're hesitantly coming out of the pandemic, or even before that, have you found yourself asking those big questions like, Why am I here? Do I really want to be doing what I'm doing for the rest of my life? Is this all there is? Good news: Yes, there is more.


How To Thrive In Today's Crazy World? Make Change Your Friend

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I've been interviewed a lot lately!

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How Do You Smash The Myths Of Women In Business? Change Workplace Culture.

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I was recently a guest speaker on the Entrepreneur MBA podcast with Stephen Halasnik, and what we talked about was really significant.

Aren't You Ready To Write Your New Big Bold Story About You?

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Are you like our client Mary Beth who is feeling like she is out of steam? Is this really the story she wanted for her life? She is struggling to run her business, trying to raise her young son, and has none of the life she thought she could have as a successful entrepreneur. What’s missing?

Longing For The Day When We Don't Need International Women's Day

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"If the Golden Rule is to treat people as you want to be treated, the Platinum Rule is to treat people as they want to be treated. If you're truly a global citizen, you have to practice the Platinum Rule." - Denise Meagles.

Ready To Smash Some Myths About Women In Business?

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I could not be more thrilled that my new book, " Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business ," is about to be published soon. The release date is January 5th, 2021 with a virtual launch party the following day (details below). You can pre-order your copy here. Why is this book important?

No Women Coaches In The NBA? Yeah, Becky Hammon Changed That.

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Photo courtesy of Texas Monthly. "We We didn't hire Becky to make history," Popovich said. She earned it.". When Becky Hammon joined the San Antonio Spurs pro basketball team as an assistant coach in 2014—the first woman in NBA history to hold this position— Barack Obama congratulated her on Twitter.


The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

How To Get Women To Rethink The Way They Want To Invest Their Money?

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For some of us, there comes a point in our lives when we choose purpose over profit. Janine Firpo, one of the amazing women profiled in my book , " Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business ," has found a way to do both. You can get your copy here.

Time To Smash The TOTALLY INCORRECT Myth That Women Can't Manage Money

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In the 1970s I was recently out of college, married, and ready for a credit card of my own. I was a graduate student, was working, and had no children.

If Only You Can See How Powerful Women Are Leading Us Out Of The Pandemic

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Reading the recent Forbes article, “ Do Women Make Better Leaders In A Pandemic? Don’t Trust The Data……. ,” I was reminded of my Anthropology 101 professor telling us that “data does not exist.” In other words, out-of-context data points have no meaning.

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Want To Know Why Women Build Better Businesses? Culture.

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As a corporate anthropologist and culture change expert , I am fascinated by Stephanie Breedlove’s story, one of the amazing women I write about in my new book, " Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business." Get your copy here.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

For Women In Business, Now Is The Time To Achieve Your Dreams

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In my new book , " Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business ," I expose many of the myths that for centuries have held women back from achieving what they knew they could.

Want A Seat At The Table? You May Need To Start Your Own Business.

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In the latter half of the 1960s, a massive disruption was underway in the US fashion industry. Before WWII, America dominated the globe in garment manufacturing, employing over 2 million people. After the war, that all changed, from where garments were made to who designed them.

Stuck or Stalled? The Time is Right to Rethink Your Journey

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Are you a strong woman who looks at a challenge straight in the eye and gives it a wink? Maybe you are but today you are stalled or stuck, frustrated with your job, or tired of the life you have been leading. Isn’t it time for you to step back and ask yourself Why? Why am I here?


Are Outdated Myths Holding You Back? Smash Through Them!

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In 2020, there were over 400,000 women lawyers, making up almost 36% of all practicing attorneys in the US.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Fearless Women Leading Protests And Shattering Stereotypes

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Photo courtesy of EPA, via Shutterstock. Smashing another myth again!

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When Given The Chance To Lead, Women Consistently Hit It Out Of The Park

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Throughout history, men have always been heralded as great leaders. Yet society, not just in America but everywhere, has downplayed the leadership abilities of women.

Do Women Make Better Leaders In A Pandemic? Yes, By A Lot

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Women are smart. Women are capable. Women make great leaders. So why are only 4.9% of Fortune 500 CEOs and 2% of S&P 500 CEOs women ? Could it be because of the outdated, erroneous myths that surround both men and women when it comes to taking charge?

Girls Will Be Girls As They Boldly Change The World

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I am thrilled! Not only is my new book, " Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business ," published and now out in the world, it's selling like gangbusters. In just one month, it's 9th on Amazon's list of Kindle e-books on women in business.

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4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

Move Over Boys, Smart Capable Women Are Refusing To Be Held Back

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Photo courtesy of Swaay.com. It's happening! Glass ceilings are being smashed and myths debunked. By now you've probably heard the news: Kim Ng was hired by the Miami Marlins as the first-ever female General Manager of a Major League Baseball team.

What Amazing Things Happen When You Make Change Your Friend?

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Photo courtesy of The Good Men Project. Ah, change.love it or hate it, it's inevitable. It comes whether you like it or not. That's why the best approach is not to resist change and do battle with it, but to find ways to make it your friend.

It's No Accident That Some Of The Best Businesses Are Started By Women

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Have you noticed? In business, politics, medicine, law, tech, sports.pretty much everything.women today are breaking barriers and smashing glass ceilings in fields that for decades (centuries?) have been heavily dominated by men. And they're not just surviving, they're thriving.

All You Need Is Love: Best Ways To Combat Loneliness

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I was recently interviewed by The Sun in the UK for a very timely and much-needed article about how to spot that a loved one is lonely and how to help. Has a spouse, a parent, a child, a grandparent, or others whom you care about seemed withdrawn lately?

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

do women in sports know how to smash myths? you betcha

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The women’s national soccer team celebrating after winning the 2019 FIFA World Cup. In the early 1970s, two significant events had a major effect on women’s sports. First, Title IX , a clause of the 1972 Federal Education Amendments , was signed into law on June 23, 1972.

It's Time For Women To Rewrite The Stories Of Success

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It's out! My new book, " Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business ," is now published and available wherever books are sold. You can get your copy here.


Pandemic Endangers Years Of Women's Progress In The Workforce

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Are you ready for some distressing news?

Why Women Make Better Leaders, Especially In A Pandemic

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Ah, these are interesting times, aren't they? During the coronavirus pandemic, some world leaders have risen to the enormous challenge of steering their country through lockdowns, quarantines, plummeting economies, mass sickness and death, and civil unrest. They have been level-headed, resolute and inspiring. Others, sadly, have sputtered or utterly failed. And who, by and large, have occupied that first group? Women.

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's a simple, frustrating truth that you can't predict everything when it comes to recruiting for businesses. At some point in your role as a recruiter - perhaps more frequently than not - you'll need to fill a position quickly and you'll look for active recruitment strategies to do it. However, it's not efficient or cost-effective to be in the active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide for tips that can help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates for the best possible mix.

Work Remotely, Are You Kidding Me?

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These times are presenting us with a new world where most of us are working remotely or, maybe, will be doing so shortly. The pandemic crisis is here, and the best solution is to separate us all. It is an important time to have to learn new skills. And even enjoy morphing into your new daily routine. For most of us, we hate this type of crisis-induced change. behavior change culture change expert remote workforce

One Tiny, Good Deed…and Your Consulting Firm Grows Like Wildfire!

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There’s a behavior which, if you perform it daily, will transform your consulting firm, grow your business and improve your life. And it’s very, very simple: One extra act of kindness. (Or, Or, one act of extra kindness). That’s it. You’re going to enjoy a more successful consulting business.

10 Stages of Consulting Firm Growth (Where Are You Stuck?)

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To achieve the next level of success with your consulting firm, you have to know what inflection point is next on your route (or, where you want to stop and optimize). Let’s briefly walk through the common stages on your consulting firm’s growth journey. Transitions are hard.

How to Become the Trusted Advisor to Consulting Clients with Charles Green: Podcast #196

Consulting Success

Strategic consultants help the company thrive and achieve marketing goals through identifying and analyzing business processes. That’s why this expertise is in demand in every business.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!