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    Inspired to extend a helping hand to ambitious women working in corporate America, a veteran executive offers honest, practical, slightly irreverent advice about navigating companies that are run and populated predominately by men: how to interpret their sometimes surprising behavior, avoid common mistakes, flourish with the good guys, deal with the bad guys, and nurture a wonderful, satisfying career in a non-traditional role.

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    The Spirit of the Discreet Guide
    FIRST PRINCIPLES
    The Facts of Life
    In and Out of the Men’s Room
    Tuning In and Dropping Out
    Hold It Right There, Lady
    Skeptical Spectacles and a Critical-Thinking Cap
    YOUR SISTAS AND YOU
    Whose Girl Are You?
    Taking Care
    You’re Different, and That’s Only Mostly Bad
    Impressions and the Real Thing
    Sistas
    EARLY MANEUVERS
    School Days
    Your First Company
    The Cubette
    NAVIGATION TIPS
    Guiding Lights
    The Big C’s: Competition, Challenge, and Conflict
    DANGER—FALLING COCONUTS
    Sit Down and Shut Up
    How Do You Get Anything Done?
    He Doesn’t Think You’re Very Smart
    But Don’t Be Dumb
    TOUCHY SUBJECTS
    After Hours
    One-on-One: Danger Zones
    Sex At Work
    GUYS, GUYS, GUYS
    The Big Guy
    The Good Guys
    International Guys
    The Messed-Up Ones
    Bad Guys
    Super Bad Guys
    YOU’RE A BIG GIRL NOW
    Managing—Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Work—Why You’re Paid
    THE EXECUTIVE WOMAN’S DILEMMA
    What? I Can’t Hear You
    Courage
    Common Sense
    A Powerful Combination
    THE PRIDE OF THE LIONESS
    Power and Risk
    Leadership
    THE DIAMOND

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I offer professional development programs for individuals who want to advance in their careers, seek a promotion, find a new job, or make more of an impact at work. Workshops or individualized training programs focus on self-awareness, observation and empathy skills, video-analysis, and customized developmental exercises. Sessions can be combined with readings and tactical exercises, with a dash of humor. Length and cost of programs vary, depending on corporate or individual needs.

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Expertise: Over 20 years in corporate Finance for big pharma and biotech companies in the US, UK, and Europe, rising from financial analyst to CFO. MBA in Finance and MIS from the Kelley School of Business. BA in Linguistics and French with high distinction from Indiana University. Baccalaureate certificate in Film Studies. CELTA certification from the University of Cambridge. Author of The Discreet Guide for Executive Women, a career advice book for women, an Amazon best-seller and winner of the NIEA 2012 Business-Motivational award and You, Not I: Exceptional Presence through the Eyes of Others, published in 2014.

I am also the instructor for the Executive Presence program offered through the University of Wisconsin and NAWMBA (formerly MBA Women Int’l). This program is comprised of six 90-minute sessions and can be taught in-person or on-line. Finally, I am an advisor to CoralBridge, a consulting firm specializing in conflict mediation, and I served on the board of directors of Women Evolution, an organization dedicated to the advancement of women. I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

“I anticipated that the program would help me learn little tricks or tips; I did not anticipate that what I learned could be so important and applicable to all aspects of my life.”    ~Natalie Block, MPA/MAIS Candidate

FEATURED PROGRAM: Creating Exceptional Presence. Learn to master perceptions through behavior modification techniques used by actors and athletes. Ten 90-minute sessions,  using techniques practiced by actors and athletes to modify behavior. Skills taught and practiced: Self-analysis, Sensitivity, Interpersonal, Verbal, Style, Situational, and Performance. Based on my book: You, Not I: Exceptional Presence through the Eyes of Others. Additional materials include the Creating Exceptional Presence Handbook. Can be taught in-person or online. Additional information on the Exceptional Presence tab. This is an unusually effective program. Most of my clients have been promoted or found a new job after completing these sessions.

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    Raised on a farm in southern Indiana by an idealistic professor and a feminist homemaker, and after language and film studies in Europe, Jennifer was an unlikely candidate to graduate from a leading business school and enter corporate America. To her surprise, she excelled in her new world and spent the next twenty years building a scintillating career, rising from Financial Analyst to Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, working for big pharma and biotech companies in the US, Europe, and the UK.

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