Leaders all talk about the importance of motivating those around them, and of keeping others as pumped and committed about what they do, as is he or she. Yet, one obvious question is rarely addressed… who motivates the motivator? How does a leader motivate him/herself? How can a leader stay motivated, day after day?
Susan Cramm, President Valuedance and Former CIO, Taco Bell Corporation
Susan Cramm is an executive coach and president of Valuedance®, an executive coaching and leadership development firm. She is a recognized expert in her field due to her passions and gifts for developing others, as well as her keen, practi... More View all posts
Susan Cramm is an executive coach and president of Valuedance®, an executive coaching and leadership development firm. She is a recognized expert in her field due to her passions and gifts for developing others, as well as her keen, practical insights derived from extensive research and years of coaching and serving in executive level positions. Over the past 14 years, Susan has coached executives from a number of Fortune 500 clients, including Toyota, Sony, and Whole Foods Markets, and her clients describe her as "insightful", "motivational", "practical", "tough", "committed", and "invaluable". She is a frequent speaker, a blogger for the Harvard Business Review, and author of the Harvard Business Press book, “8 Things We Hate about I.T.: How to Move Beyond the Frustrations to form a New Partnership with I.T.” Cramm is the former CFO and executive vice president at Chevy's Mexican Restaurants, where she led the finance, business strategy, restaurant development, franchising, legal, and information technology functions. Prior to Chevy's, Cramm worked with the Taco Bell Corporation and held the positions of CIO and vice president of the Information Technology Group and Senior Director of Financial and Strategic Planning. Less View all posts
William R. Patterson, Business Motivational Speaker, The Baron Solution Group
William R. Patterson is CEO of The Baron Solution Group, a Top 100 MBE®. He was named a 2011 “Top 20 Business Icon” by Exceptional People Magazine and 2010 “Entrepreneur of the Year” by African-American Lifestyle Magazine. William ... More View all posts
William R. Patterson is CEO of The Baron Solution Group, a Top 100 MBE®. He was named a 2011 “Top 20 Business Icon” by Exceptional People Magazine and 2010 “Entrepreneur of the Year” by African-American Lifestyle Magazine. William is ranked as one of the top business motivational speakers in the country by Ranking.com. He is a four-time award-winning lecturer and international best-selling author who uses his trademark approach, THE BARON SOLUTION™, to coach, train, and motivate business owners, executives, sales professionals, and investors. He has shared the stage with billionaires, presidential candidates, and Fortune 100 CEOs. William is an internationally recognized business and executive coach who has created over 150 products and has been a featured guest on over 500 television and radio programs. He delivers solutions to millions worldwide — from individual investors and small business owners to corporate boards and CEOs. William's breakthrough book, "The Baron Son" has been translated around the world and featured in the Forbes Book Club and Black Enterprise Magazine. William is also Executive Producer of PCOS Challenge – a national award-winning cable television series to help women with a health condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). For more information, visit Less View all posts