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  • Episode 340: Helio Fred Garcia on crisis management
    by Marsha Brockenwell on November 9, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Helio Fred Garcia is a writer, speaker, educator, and consultant on the topic of crisis communications and crisis management. Fred will be leading a live, interactive training session as part of the Umbrex Presents series, November 12, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST. The post Episode 340: Helio Fred Garcia on crisis management appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 339: Joe McCann on tools for healthcare market research
    by Marsha Brockenwell on October 30, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Joe McCann is the CEO and Co-Founder of Slingshot Insights, a healthcare-focused research firm with an interesting model: they allow you to interview leading experts by splitting the cost with others. Joe also runs Truth on Call, a firm that conducts custom surveys of physicians and other healthcare providers. The post Episode 339: Joe McCann on tools for healthcare market research appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 338: Mark Newsom focuses on managed care
    by Marsha Brockenwell on October 29, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Mark Newsom is the Founder of Health Evaluations, LLC, which focuses on business strategy, operations, and policy in the government health programs space. Mark brings a powerful set of experiences to his practice.  The post Episode 338: Mark Newsom focuses on managed care appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 337: Gresham Harkless Jr on building his media agency
    by Marsha Brockenwell on October 28, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Gresham Harkless Jr is the founder of Blue 16 Media, which provides website design, social media, SEO services for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners. He's also the Founder of CEO Blog Nation and a podcast host. The post Episode 337: Gresham Harkless Jr on building his media agency appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 336: Betsy Seals on the managed care industry
    by Marsha Brockenwell on October 20, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Betsy Seals is a recognized leader in the managed care industry. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Rebellis Group, where the members have decades of experience in health plan, pharmacy benefit manager, and government consulting experience. In this episode, Betsy provides an overview of the managed care universe in the U.S. The post Episode 336: Betsy Seals on the managed care industry appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 335: Dan Biederman rethinks urban environments
    by Marsha Brockenwell on October 14, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Dan Biederman was the driving force behind the redevelopment of Bryant Park in New York City and the creation of the 34th Street Partnership and Grand Central Partnership. In this episode, Dan shares stories of what it took to make the Bryan Park Redevelopment a reality. The post Episode 335: Dan Biederman rethinks urban environments appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 334: Jason Sanders, top executive recruiter, shares career tips for consultants
    by Marsha Brockenwell on October 13, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Jason Sanders is the Managing Director of Flycast, which provides experienced talent to specialty consulting practices and top global firms. The post Episode 334: Jason Sanders, top executive recruiter, shares career tips for consultants appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 333: David Goldstein demonstrates the power of Mekko Graphics
    by Marsha Brockenwell on October 12, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    David Goldstein is the founder of Mekko Graphics, a plug-in to PowerPoint that gives you charting superpowers. Mekko Graphics is a popular tool among many management consultants, particularly at Bain. In this video episode, David shows the range of charts that Mekko can create and demonstrates how to use the tool. The post Episode 333: David Goldstein demonstrates the power of Mekko Graphics appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 332: John Joseph on robotic process automation for SMBs
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 28, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    John Joseph is a Co-Founder of White Swan Automation, a firm that helps small and medium business implement robotic process automation. The post Episode 332: John Joseph on robotic process automation for SMBs appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 331: Susan Harte on how corporate site selection works
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 27, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Susan Harte has deep experience as a site selection consultant, helping companies choose where to place their next headquarters, contact center, distribution facility, or factory. In this episode, Susan shares an insider's view of the site selection process. The post Episode 331: Susan Harte on how corporate site selection works appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 330: Robert Glazer on how to build your capacity
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 26, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Robert Glazer has an incredible portfolio career: Founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a leading affiliate marketing agency, Keynote speaker, Best-selling author. In this episode we discuss Glazer's latest ways to build four areas of your capacity The post Episode 330: Robert Glazer on how to build your capacity appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 329: Jeffrey Fidelman on serving the lower mid-market on strategy and operations
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 23, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Jeffrey Fidelman started as a solo consultant in 2015. He had more demand than he could handle, so he hired a couple freelancers, and then saw more demand, and engaged more support.  Fast forward to 2020, and Fidelman & Company has 30 employees. The post Episode 329: Jeffrey Fidelman on serving the lower mid-market on strategy and operations appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 328: Jeff Wald on the end of jobs
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 22, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Jeff Wald is the Founder of Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to efficiently and compliantly organize, manage, and pay freelancers (purchased by ADP). The post Episode 328: Jeff Wald on the end of jobs appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 327: Deb Zahn teaches the craft of consulting
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 21, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Deb Zahn is an experienced healthcare management consultant who coaches professionals interested in transitioning into consulting.  On her website she has a wealth of resources to help get started with your own consulting practice. The post Episode 327: Deb Zahn teaches the craft of consulting appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 326: Laura Gariepy on getting started as a freelance writer
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 20, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Laura Gariepy left a corporate job and set up as a freelance writer. Within a year, her income as a freelance writer matched her former corporate salary. Laura continues to work as a freelance writer and also serves as a coach to other writers seeking to make the leap to freelance. The post Episode 326: Laura Gariepy on getting started as a freelance writer appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 325: Melanie Espeland on executive voice coaching
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 19, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Melanie Espeland is a McKinsey alum, independent management consultant, voice actor, and executive voice coach. In this episode, Melanie walks me through two sample voice exercises that she often uses when coaching executives - and you can follow along at home. The post Episode 325: Melanie Espeland on executive voice coaching appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 324: Daniel Vassallo on building – and monetizing – a Twitter following
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 18, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Daniel Vasallo left a great job at Amazon in February 2019 with the idea of working independently. He thought about building a product, but decided that he first ought to build an audience, so he set out to learn Twitter.  From a base of a couple hundred followers 18 months agao, @dvassallo now has over 44K followers. The post Episode 324: Daniel Vassallo on building – and monetizing – a Twitter following appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 323: Dan Daughterty explains Sounder.fm, a podcast platform focused on discovery
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 17, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Dan Daugherty is the Co-Founder and COO of Sounder.fm, a podcast platform for creators focused on growth and discovery. In this episode, Dan describes the features of Sounder.fm, including FREE HOSTING for shows with under 20K streams per month. The post Episode 323: Dan Daughterty explains Sounder.fm, a podcast platform focused on discovery appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 322: Lemon Williams on how to write quality compliance documentation
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 16, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Lemon Williams is a cyber security and operational risk management professional with extensive multi-industry experience establishing sustainable cyber security programs for the public and private sector applying leading industry processes and regulatory standards. The post Episode 322: Lemon Williams on how to write quality compliance documentation appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 321: Sarah Preisser on talent management
    by Marsha Brockenwell on September 15, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Sarah Preisser spent twenty years at Accenture, twelve of those in talent strategy roles. In 2019, Sarah founded Mindset Talent, which specializes in strengthening the organizational capacity and capabilities of business, public and non-profit organizations by igniting the power of their teams. The post Episode 321: Sarah Preisser on talent management appeared first on Umbrex.