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  • Episode 425. Chad Oakley on The Consulting Job Market
    by henrietta.poirier on June 4, 2021 at 10:25 am

      Chad Oakley is the president and CEO of Charles Eris, which is one of the top executive search firms in the United States focused on recruiting management consultants. In this Q & A episode, he shares insights and answers questions that consultants have always wanted to ask about the job market.  Key points include: The post Episode 425. Chad Oakley on The Consulting Job Market appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 424: Sarah Locher on the Future Change Management Project
    by henrietta.poirier on June 3, 2021 at 10:42 am

      Sarah Locher is a Senior at Independence High School. She currently works as a Hollister Brand Agent and was chosen as one of forty employees from a national pool of 2,880 applicants. As a high school student, she conducted an impressive project on the future of Change Management. She talks about why she started The post Episode 424: Sarah Locher on the Future Change Management Project appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 423: Kathryn Valentine on Negotiation Strategies for Women
    by henrietta.poirier on June 2, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Kathryn Valentine is a McKinsey alum, author, speaker and founder of Worthmore Negotiations, a company that focuses on creating effective, research-based negotiation strategies for women, training women to use these strategies, and supporting them during the big negotiations of their career. Learn more about Worthmore Negotiations at www.worthmorenegotiations.com or reach out to Kathryn on The post Episode 423: Kathryn Valentine on Negotiation Strategies for Women appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 422: Bill Fotsch on Open-Book Management
    by henrietta.poirier on June 1, 2021 at 10:09 am

      Bill Fotsch has a 20-year track record of improving company sales and profits in an array of industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. He has co-authored several published articles and serves on the board of several The post Episode 422: Bill Fotsch on Open-Book Management appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 421: Ben Legg on The Portfolio Career
    by henrietta.poirier on May 31, 2021 at 10:00 am

      Ben Legg helps entrepreneurs reinvent themselves and society for the better. His career has included relieving the siege of Sarajevo in 1995, McKinsey strategy consultant, turning around Coca-Cola India and the COO of Google Europe. In this episode, he discusses his latest venture The Portfolio Collective. You can learn more at https://portfolio-collective.com Key points The post Episode 421: Ben Legg on The Portfolio Career appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 420: Mary Cummins on Value-based Care
    by henrietta.poirier on May 21, 2021 at 10:04 am

      Mary Cummins has an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA with Honors in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University.  Her consulting career includes equity partnership at The Boston Consulting Group, and at Deloitte Consulting. Mary’s experience spans across traditionally siloed healthcare sectors and includes serving on the Board of the Visiting Nurse Service The post Episode 420: Mary Cummins on Value-based Care appeared first on Umbrex.

  •  Episode 419: Anders Corr on Political Risk Consulting
    by henrietta.poirier on May 20, 2021 at 10:58 am

      Dr. Anders Corr is an alum of both Harvard and Yale. He led the Social Science Research and Analysis (SSRA) group in Afghanistan, which oversaw 600 Afghan contract employees on 44 survey projects, before founding Corr Analytics and the Journal of Political Risk in 2013. He is an author and a political risk consultant The post  Episode 419: Anders Corr on Political Risk Consulting appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 418: Robert Hardy on Niche Marketing
    by henrietta.poirier on May 19, 2021 at 10:10 am

      Robert Hardy is a filmmaker and marketer who has recently started an online coaching platform to help creatively inclined individuals promote their work. On today’s episode, he explains how his program works, why quality trumps quantity, and how to find your niche. Key points include: 01:38: Why most marketing advice is wrong 06:27: The The post Episode 418: Robert Hardy on Niche Marketing appeared first on Umbrex.

  •  Episode 417: Alex Bartholomaus on Objective and Key Results (OKRs) in Sales
    by henrietta.poirier on May 18, 2021 at 10:31 am

      Alex P. Bartholomaus is President and CEO of People Stretch Solutions, a Washington DC-based management consulting firm specializing in revenue growth consulting and scaling organizations. He is a published author and professional speaker on the topic of OKRs, Sales Effectiveness, Elite Business Performance and Emotional Intelligence. On this episode, Alex talks about his company The post  Episode 417: Alex Bartholomaus on Objective and Key Results (OKRs) in Sales appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 416: Jonas Altman on Creative Coaching
    by henrietta.poirier on May 17, 2021 at 10:12 am

      Jonas Altman is a speaker, writer, and entrepreneur who creates transformational learning experiences to elevate and grow leaders around the world. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and he has recently published the book, Shapers: Reinvent the way you work and change the future. On this episode, Jonas talks about his The post Episode 416: Jonas Altman on Creative Coaching appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 415: Susan Hamilton Meier on Creating the Work-space Studio
    by henrietta.poirier on May 16, 2021 at 10:26 am

      Susan Meier is a brand strategist and a Harvard-trained artist. She applies a creative mindset to the craft of strategy to develop a brand strategy and has worked with the world’s most beloved brands, from Pepsi to Lipton, M&Ms to Doritos. Her art is in private collections of Saatchi & Saatchi, the New York The post Episode 415: Susan Hamilton Meier on Creating the Work-space Studio appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 414: Tineke Keesmaat on the Hybrid Businesses Playbook
    by henrietta.poirier on May 15, 2021 at 10:18 am

      Tineke Keesmaat has over 15 years of consulting experience with McKinsey & Company, Accenture and as the founder, and CEO of TILTCO Inc. She has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University with a subspecialty in Entrepreneurship and a B.A with Honours in Psychology from Queen’s University. In this The post Episode 414: Tineke Keesmaat on the Hybrid Businesses Playbook appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 413: Amanda Wright on Take the Leap
    by henrietta.poirier on May 14, 2021 at 10:11 am

      Amanda Wright has a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology. She is an experienced management consultant who provides business advisory services to her clients.  Today, she talks about her program to help women from professional services firms make the leap to independent consulting. Key points include: The post Episode 413: Amanda Wright on Take the Leap appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 412: Nadine Sinclair on Mental Health in the Workplace
    by henrietta.poirier on May 13, 2021 at 10:49 am

      Nadine Sinclair has a doctorate in molecular biology, she was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey, and is now an independent consultant and advises companies on how to improve conditions for mental health for their employees. Today she talks about mental health in the workplace. Key points include: 03:39: The cost of poor mental health The post Episode 412: Nadine Sinclair on Mental Health in the Workplace appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 411: David A. Fields on Fishing Lines
    by henrietta.poirier on May 12, 2021 at 10:37 am

      David A.Fields is a consulting firm expert and author. He has helped hundreds of boutique and solo consulting firms grow, increase margins, and create lucrative, lifestyle-friendly businesses. This episode is taken from a session that David A. Fields led for the Umbrex and Veritux communities on how to craft your fishing line. Key points The post Episode 411: David A. Fields on Fishing Lines appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 410: Amanda Setili and Group Discussion on In-person Events 
    by henrietta.poirier on May 3, 2021 at 10:27 am

      Amanda  Setili is president of the strategy consulting firm Setili & Associates, author of two books of strategy and growth, she is a McKinsey alum and an Umbrex member. On this episode, she shares expert tips on setting up a successful virtual event. Key points include: 06:50: First steps in connecting 13:28: Pre-event preparation The post Episode 410: Amanda Setili and Group Discussion on In-person Events  appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 409: Nina Froriep on Video Marketing
    by henrietta.poirier on May 2, 2021 at 11:24 pm

      Nina Froriep is a video producer and visual storyteller. Her company enables business coaches to grow their business with consistent and easy-to-implement video marketing, and today she shares her expertise on video content marketing for business. Key points include: 15:32: Finding a professional video editor 17:28: Tips of doing a video series 22:28: The The post Episode 409: Nina Froriep on Video Marketing appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 408:  Amol Sarva on Being a Serial Entrepreneur
    by henrietta.poirier on April 29, 2021 at 10:10 am

      Amol Sarva is a backer, advisor, and mentor at 50+ companies; he has co-founded several startups, including Virgin Mobile USA, Peek, Halo Neuroscience, Knotable, Knotel, and he has developed and taught the course “Venturing to Change the World” at Columbia University. In this episode, he talks about content creation and communication with his network The post Episode 408:  Amol Sarva on Being a Serial Entrepreneur appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 407: Shelli Baltman and Fiona Stevenson on Pandemic Burnout
    by henrietta.poirier on April 28, 2021 at 10:56 am

      The Idea Suite is a boutique agency that unlocks the creative potential of people and businesses through innovation, and on this episode of Unleashed, Shelli Baltman and Fiona Stevenson discuss how their innovation agency helps big companies deal with the challenge of pandemic burnout. Key points include: 03:51: What we mean by burnout 08:49: The post Episode 407: Shelli Baltman and Fiona Stevenson on Pandemic Burnout appeared first on Umbrex.

  • Episode 406: Zach Schrag on History
    by henrietta.poirier on April 27, 2021 at 10:29 am

      Professor Zachary Schrag is a historian of the twentieth-century United States and a professor of history at George Mason University. His specialities are: history of technology, policy history, transportation history, urban history, and oral history. On this episode, we discuss what history means and his book, the Princeton guide to historical research. Key points The post Episode 406: Zach Schrag on History appeared first on Umbrex.