Category Archives: Connectors

Karen Hough: Corporate Training with an Improv Twist

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We’ve all sat through that mind-numbing professional development seminar, the one where a presenter clicks through an uninspiring PowerPoint presentation while you daydream about being absolutely anywhere else. Karen Hough is on a mission to transform that experience, combining the principles of improvisation with neuroscience and psychology to bring fun and meaning to corporate training.

Hough is the founder and CEO of ImprovEdge, an award-winning business training company that is changing the way we learn,

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Christine Kloser: Transformational Authorship

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The vast majority of us have talked about writing a book. Problem is, the vast majority of us never make time to sit down and get the words on the page. Christine Kloser got immersed in publishing when her husband decided to write a book involving interviews with Major League Baseball players. She pored over Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual, learning the nuts and bolts of putting a book together to assist her husband in becoming a published author.

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Nicola Grace: Monetize Your Mission

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In a perfect world, we love the work we do. We find a career that affords us the opportunity to succeed, to be happy, to make a significant social impact. Today’s guest argues that this kind of serendipity is possible for every one of us, and the secret lies in clarifying your purpose and designing a business model in alignment with that purpose.

Nicola Grace, the Mission Mentor, is an award-winning strategist and bestselling author.

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Linda Swindling, JD, CSP: How to Ask Outrageously!

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Chances are you’ve been there, watching someone else get the promotion or the study abroad opportunity or the picture with Jay Leno that you really wanted, but didn’t have the courage to ask. Perhaps you don’t want to be seen as greedy or aggressive… But the truth is that making the big ask builds relationships and establishes trust. Today’s guest is ready to help you ‘get your ask in gear’ and make those outrageous requests.

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Kathleen McQuiggan: Investing in Women. Literally!

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It is easy to say that gender diversity is important to you, that investing in women is crucial. Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund allows you to put your money where your mouth is, so to speak, and apply gender lens investing to make money and make an impact.

Kathleen McQuiggan is Senior Vice President of Global Women’s Strategies for Pax World Management LLC and Managing Director of Pax Ellevate Management LLC.

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