Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge

Gustaaf Vocking, CEO of Power2Improve and Nathalie Soeteman, Chief Happiness and Engagement Officer join Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Gustaaf works with business professionals and organizations, helping them to grow by coaching, training and consulting. Nathalie is a Positive Change Agent, as well as a highly regarded Intuitive and Positive Psychology Coach.

On the show, Gustaaf and Nathalie discuss their work with executives, the leadership characteristics for success and the challenges that women face in their professional roles. They also share information about the launch of their Wonderful Woman Week virtual event to help women around the globe experience more in their careers and feel a great sense of fulfillment in their lives.

A little more about Gustaaf Vocking and Nathalie Soeteman...Gustaaf is dedicated to helping and inspiring people and organizations to be the best they can be sustainably, from strategy to execution. He bases his actions on a broad experience, solid academic education and an entrepreneurial predisposition. With 25 years of professional hands on experience in IT, he is able to get the most out of state of the art technologies, software and platforms.

Nathalie is a consultant, coach and trainer of managers and their teams, helping them to achieve sustainable, people-centric, relationship-minded business that matches their personal core values.  She is also a regular blogger and keynote speaker on the topics of Social Business, Social Collaboration and Social Leadership.

You can connect with Gustaaf on LinkedIn and Facebook. You can connect with Nathalie on LinkedIn and Facebook.
 
A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 
 
Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.
 

 

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Audrey Taylor Gonzalez, an accomplished author, and, at 76 years of age, is launching her new book, South of Everything, a powerful parable about the changing South after World War II joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide.
 
On the show, Audrey discusses her experiences; from her travels and volunteerism to her poetry and writing, and the inspiration behind her life's work. She shares her thoughts on what it is like to work with prison inmates, as an ordained minister, and how she was selected by the governor of Tennessee as a Commissioner on TCCY (Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth).  Audrey imparts advice on living your life to the fullest and you can overcome the disappointments you may face..
 
A little more about Audrey Taylor Gonzalez...Audrey has been a journalist, TV host, art gallery owner, racehorse breeder, mountain climber, world traveler, breast cancer survivor, and the first woman to be ordained to holy orders in the Southern Cone of South America in Uruguay.
 
You can learn more about Audrey on her website and connect with Audrey on Instagram and Facebook.
 
A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 
 
Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.
 
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Melissa Izbicki, an award winning independent film producer with over seven narrative short films under her belt and Annie Truex an actress join Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Melissa is currently working on her first feature film, The Big Day. Annie is one of the actresses starring in the new film. Annie moved to LA in 2012 to pursue her acting career.

On the show, Melissa and Annie share their experiences on the set, discuss what it’s like to be a women in the film industry and examine the challenges they face. They also openly discuss their advice to other professionals tackling tough obstacles in highly competitive industries, and the high and low points in their careers.

A little more about Melissa Izbicki and Annie Truex …  Melissa Izbicki is a graduate of Chapman University’s film production program. Notable awards/nominations include a 2010 Chapman University Cecil Award Nominee for Cinematography (The Exit), Official Selection in the Academy-Accredited 2010 LA Shorts Festival (Double Negative), NexTV’s Web Series/Short Film Competition (Double Negative), and Winner of the 2008 LA Comedy Shorts Screenplay Competition (Danny Caldwell Goes to Hell).

Annie Truex graduated Chapman University in 2012. Truex graduated from the two-year Meisner training program at the Joanne Brown/DW Brown School for the Dramatic Arts and her recent credits include AT&T HolidayPalm Springs TramwayRobins Brothers and Spokeo Reunite.

You can learn more about this movie on the website and connect with Melissa on LinkedIn. You can learn more about Annie on her website and connect with her on LinkedIn.
 
A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 
 
Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.
 
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Dorie Clark, a marketing and branding strategist and professional speaker who has worked with well known brands including Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, DHL, Fidelity and Yale University joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. She is also the author of a new book called Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.

On the show, Dorie discusses how to reinvent yourself by creating a niche and through her own journey shares how to stand out by finding your breakthrough idea. Doris also offers advice on building a framework and a following, spreading your ideas beyond your immediate network to a larger growing community.

A little more about Dorie Clark Dorie is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneurand the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, and she is also is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (published by Harvard Business Review Press, 2013)

Learn more about Dorie on her website and connect with her on LinkedIn.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.
 

 

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Aliza Licht, the SVP of Global Communications at Donna Karan International and DKNY PR GIRL, the company’s award-winning social media personality joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Aliza is also the author of a new book called, Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job.  Kill It in Your Career.  Rock Social Media.

On the show, Aliza discusses how to find your career niche. She uses her own personal journey to impart advice, transitioning her career from premed and plastic surgery to becoming a well-known fashion maven. She also shares her thoughts on people and politics in the office, the importance of social media and tips on how to break into any profession with or without experience.

A little more about Aliza Licht  Aliza was listed as #30 in The New York Daily News “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in New York,” she is a an inaugural TEDx Times Square speaker and she has been profiled by The New York Times in “PR Girl Revealed as PR Executive.” Aliza was also recently featured on the cover of The New York Times style section in an article, “Who Will Be America’s Next Top Mentor?"

You can learn more about Aliza on her website 

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com

 

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Terri Lundberg, the Founder and Managing Director of Hometown Tourist, where travelers can go to get recommendations on restaurants and great places around the world to visit joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Terri is also  a travel blogger at Black Chick on Tour. Terri resides in Saudi Arabia, Seattle, and San Diego, but Seattle is the place she calls home.

On the show, Terri discusses her shift from a career at Boeing as a staff analyst assembling data to becoming an entrepreneur and making travel her life. She shares what it's like to live in different parts of the world including Saudi Arabia and living abroad. Terri openly discusses the challenges of building a start up business and the benefits of making her travel addiction a full-time career.

A little more about Terri Lundberg Terry has visited over 26 countries and 100 cities. She's traveled the world connecting with the locals to learn their favorite restaurants, great places for an early morning stroll, and the tourist spots that are really worth visiting. Wanting to share this knowledge with other travel enthusiasts, Terri launched Hometown Tourist so that visitors could browse the website and get recommendations from longtime residents in different regions who know everything from the best food and the hottest local bands to the places you can spend a quiet evening.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre Breakenridge is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 

Connect with Deirdre by following@dbreakenridgeon Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.
 
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Patrice Tanaka, who has co-founded several award winning PR/Marketing agencies  and reclaimed her life at age 50, when she took up ballroom dancing, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Patrice's book, Becoming Ginger Rogers: How Ballroom Dancing Made Me a Happier Woman, Better Partner and  Smarter CEO, tells this story, sharing how Patrice found her way to purpose and unimaginable joy!

On the show, Patrice discusses how to take the first steps to reclaim your life by rethinking your purpose and discovering what truly gives you joy. She focuses on the importance of being fully present in mind, body and soul and the difference between her life today as a CEO vs. years past. Patrice also offers listeners her top tips on how unimaginable joy not only changes your life but also helps to make the world a better place.

A little more about Patrice Tanaka …Patrice is the Chief Joy Maker at Joyful Planet, LLC. Her mission at Joyful Planet is to help others unleash their joy and express it through their work. Patrice’s vision is 7+ billion joy-generating people because that is how she believes together we can create a healthy and sustainable planet.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre Breakenridge is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge 

 

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Charlene Li, the founder and CEO of Altimeter Group a leading analyst firm, which helps companies understand and act on technology disruption joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Charlene is also the author of several best selling books including Groundswell, Open Leadership and her latest book The Engaged Leader, which helps executives to embrace a digital transformation.

On the show, Charlene discusses the importance of leaders being digitally connected with their customers, and also setting an example within their organizations by engaging on social media. Charlene also shares her thoughts on how business professionals can overcome challenges and offers her advice on what to do when the going gets tough!
A little more about Charlene Li … Charlene is a thought leader on social and emerging technologies, with a specific focus on social technologies, Web 2.0, and interactive media, and marketing. At Altimeter, Charlene helps leaders to thrive with disruption, especially the new technologies that impact their strategies and organizations. Prior to Altimeter she was a Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. Charlene is frequently quoted by leading media channels such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, and The Associated Press. She has also appeared on 60 Minutes.
You can learn more about Charlene on her website
 
A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 
 
Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DeirdreBreakenridge
 
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Dr. Frida Polli, an award-winning neuroscientist and the co-founder of pymetrics, a New York City tech start-up joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Pymetrics uses cognitive neuroscience to create analytics-informed decision-making and performance enhancement software to help people find their optimal career path. The business is a hybrid between LinkedIn and OkayCupid, which uses interactive games to match personal traits to best career choices.

On the show, Frida shares how certain inherent traits can guide your career decision and how technology can help us to uncover cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Their use of games makes the process more fun and engaging vs. the more traditional forms of testing, used in the past. Frida also discusses how she left neuroscience in the lab to touch more lives outside of academia, finding her optimal fit as an entrepreneur.

A little more about Dr. Frida Polli … As a neuroscientist, she has won numerous awards including the 2010 Life Sciences Track in MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Competition and she was among the top 1% of postdoctoral fellows at MIT winning the NIH National Research Service Award and the HST Catalyst Award. Frida has also been instrumentally involved in the MIT neuroimaging studies and she has led the MIT arm of first international industry collaboration to develop treatment biomarkers for depression.

You can connect with Dr. Polli on LinkedIn

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre Breakenridge is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students. 

You can connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter, and you can also find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DeirdreBreakenridge

 

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Jenny Mojo, the founder of Paper Dolls, which is a dedicated network of female entrepreneurs committed to embracing and enhancing the way professional women work, individually and together joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide.

On the show, Jenny discusses how women together can go farther and the many lessons she’s learned from the women around her, both professionally and personally. She also shares how she tackled challenges early on in her career and offers her best advice for other entrepreneurs who are hungry to learn and grow, but may not have a lot of resources readily available to them.

A little more about Jenny Mojo … Jenny is a 20+ year multi-discipline marketing leader with a passion for creating emotional consumer connections and experiences. She is successful at establishing the vision & strategy necessary for driving marketing innovation, converting insights and delivering audience. She has worked directly or in partnership with some of the world’s leading brands including Microsoft, Disney, Samsung, Pepsi, Farmers Insurance, XBOX, Major League Baseball and CBS delivering award winning digital, retail, product launch and experiential marketing programs.

A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre Breakenridge is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.

 

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