Category Archives: Strategic Alliances

Tevis Trower: Moving Beyond Buzzwords to Transform Culture

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It is easy to include buzzwords like authenticity and inclusion in our company values statement. It is much harder to actually foster an environment where people feel comfortable being themselves at work. So, what can leaders do to manifest these principles in the corporate culture? How do we move beyond proclamations to align policy with practice?

Tevis Trower is the founder and CEO of Balance Integration,

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Laura Brandao: Making the Most of Every Opportunity

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How do you turn a part-time job in a call center into a career? How do you grow your business when everyone else is downsizing? How do you become a C-suite leader in an industry dominated by men? Laura Brandao contends that the answer lies in making the most of every opportunity.

Brandao is the President of American Financial Resources, a wholesale firm that serves thousands of mortgage professionals and customers nationwide with their residential financing needs.

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Brianna Sylver: Cultivating Your Spirituality in Business

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Brianna Sylver was facing a challenging time in her business. Seismic shifts in the industries she served translated to a shrinking client base. She was exhausted and unhappy with the way she was showing up as a businesswoman, wife and mother. That’s when she found a new mentorship group that helped her tap into her spirituality—and cultivate it purposefully in her business. She found her center as an individual, and over time, she found the center of her business as well.

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Marie Swift: Attracting Business as a Thought Leader in Your Field

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The most effective way to attract business is through relationship or credibility marketing. Establish yourself as a thought leader in your field, and the clients will come to you! So, how do you step into the spotlight and position yourself as a credible expert in your little corner of the universe?

Marie Swift is the President and CEO of Impact Communications, a full-service PR and marketing communications firm that serves independent financial advisors and allied institutions.

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Priscilla McKinney: Start with WHY to Build the Business (and Life!) You Want

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If it’s not important to do right now… Is it really important to do? It is easy for entrepreneurs and business leaders to get caught up in the busyness of our own design, letting a stack of What If projects grow until they consume us. But we don’t have to get caught up in the ‘burden of the backburner.’ We can stop, take stock, and build the life we want based on a clear purpose.

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