Journey from Housekeeper to Corporate Executive: An Interview with Nora Moreno

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Interview with Nora Moreno – From Housekeeper to Corporate Executive Looking for a place to work after moving to Texas from Mexico, Nora Moreno heard about a job opening in a nearby hotel. She stood in line with other applicants, and interviewed for a housekeeping position. Nora ended up landing her first job in the U.S. and very happy to be working. What she didn’t expect was to fall in love with housekeeping. Nora Moreno, now Vice President of Human Resources for Aimbridge Hospitality Corporation, to this day when she travels, inspects every room with an eye for detail and love for hospitality. I hope you’ll learn as much as I after listening to Nora’s fascinating journey. She has a lot to say about the commitment and joys of hospitality. Learn more about Aimbridge at […]

Crazy Campaigning Provides Opportunities to UnLearn from Presidential Candidates

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In a wildly unpredictable election year, Michael Lyons, character actor in the Netflix series “House of Cards” and I (Cary Broussard), are launching a joint speaking tour to draw parallels between the race for the White House and what we can learn (or unlearn) from the candidates behaviors, branding and game plans. As a former U.S. Senate staffer and communications executive, I knew we couldn’t keep our mouths shut any longer….that we couldn’t let this campaign kick our butts and leave us depleted. So…. we are taking our non-partisan, entertaining opinions and brand lessons “on the road.” With an ever-increasing number of candidate “aha” moments to emulate or avoid, we are leveraging our public speaking experience, and experiences working with all sorts of people and media (yes, media are people too) to dissect candidates’ brand […]

Interview with the Former President of Trader Joe's, Now CEO of Conscious Capitalism: Doug Rauch

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Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, now the CEO of the non-profit, Conscious Capitalism, sat down with Cinderella CEO On Air in Chicago to record a fascinating interview. Rauch, still a grocery guru, who cares deeply about the power of good that business brings to the table, recently started a new retail concept called the Daily Table. Busy leading the National Conscious Capitalism movement, he shares his story of how he started with Trader Joe’s, and how he helped grow the grocery store chain. He gives advice on how to avoid “crapitalism,” how to excel as an entrepreneur, and why listeners may want to consider becoming intrapreneurs within a company. And of course, he talks about Conscious Capitalism and how practicing its tenets are key to a company’s success, and ideally making capitalism […]

Lisa McLeod's Advice: Successful Selling Has a Noble Purpose

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Do you have something valuable to sell? Lisa Earle McLeod, says that top performers want to improve their customers’ lives. Her sales leadership lessons are based on the notion of “noble sales.” Lisa shares Cinderella to CEO advice with listeners: 1. Don’t feel sleazy if you’re selling something you believe in that can help someone. Customers have free will to pick and choose. 2. It’s your job to present your products, services, and yourself in the very best way. 3. Even Thomas Jefferson was in sales. He and others behind the Declaration of Independence had to convince their “constituents” that they had a very valuable idea. So how’d they do it? Listen to CinderellaCEO’s interview with Lisa McLeod and learn how to improve your customers’ lives.

Interview with Brian Robertson, Holacracy founder

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With all the talk in the press about companies adopting Holacracy, Cary Broussard explores why this unconventional practice is attracting some very successful companies and the Millennials who work for them. In her interview with Brian Robertson, founder and author of Holacracy:The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World, we hear what it actually looks like to work within the Holacracy system and if it “works.” Brian Robertson is a seasoned entrepreneur and organization builder. Very likable and approachable, Brian calls himself a recovering CEO – a job he now helps free others from with Holacracy. Cary met Brian at the National Conference for Conscious Capitalism this year and Brian generously gave his time for an interview during the conference. The official Holacracy book comes out June 2, 2015. Online Holacracy webinars, introductory workshops […]

CinderellaCEO-Candice Quarles, CEO of 9 Happy People Lifestyle Brands

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I love happy people, and who doesn’t? Well, how would you like 9 Happy People? And there are more…Meet Candice Quarles, CEO of 9HappyPeople Lifestyle brands. Candice is a brilliant civic leader and new mom, and spent time talking with us on CinderellaCEO On Air about how her entrepreneurial venture is improving communities. Formerly an executive with Deloitte Big Four Accounting firm, and the Urban League of Dallas, she has her Masters in Human Resources (pssst….she’s really smart!). All this has prepared her for her most important job yet. Each purchase from 9HappyPeople brand helps create jobs in local, under-served communities like East and South Dallas. 9HappyPeople has modern, trendy designs that share positive messages, and every piece is high quality, made with the finest materials. When you buy 9HappyPeople, you are helping to combat […]

CinderellaCEO-Lisa Haude CEO

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So delighted to meet and interview Lisa A. Haude, president and owner of Paradigm Design Group! You will love her story. Young mom and dedicated entrepreneur, Lisa works with most of the major hotel brands throughout the world to create one-of-a-kind designs for them. Prior to starting her own firm, Lisa was affiliated with Deborah Lloyd Forest Associates, Bristol Hotels & Resorts, and Mitchell Carlson Stone, Inc. A graduate of Baylor University, she’s also served on the editorial advisory board of NEWH Magazine, as well as various consultative roles for leading hospitality resources. Lisa works with her husband – her business partner! (I love this as I too work with my husband). Between work and family life, the Haude’s enjoy relaxing at home or traveling all over the world. Cinderella CEO on Air is a […]

10 Reasons Millennials Get Out of Bed for Work

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Getting to know Millennials is a priority for most, whether you’re in business, academics or parenting – just to name a few professions. I’ve been pleasantly surprised and challenged by this generation that represents a group of 80 million, according to the 2/24/2015 NPR story “The New Boom,” responsible for $1 trillion in spending a year. Like NPR, our company also conducts focus groups with Millennials, but we call them Millennial Advisory Councils. Our reason for starting the councils in Dallas and New York was to help companies hire Millennials. I am rooting for this generation and all they want to accomplish, especially my friend Song. We convinced Song to let us capture her thoughts on video below. According to our Millennial Advisory Circle… Top 10 Reasons a Millennial Gets out of Bed in the […]

Cinderella CEO-Lisbeth R. McNabb

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Lisbeth McNabb is the CEO and founder of DigiWorksCorp, the digital data science company, SaaS, software as a service, for retail and brand clients, and former CFO and Strategy Officer for Honored in 2013 as a Digital Director 50 in Financial Times Agenda Magazine, and among the Top 25 Women In Business with American City Business Journals in 2011 and Top 25 Women in Technology in 2014, McNabb is is known for scaling high growth innovation across sales and business development, operations, finance and business intelligence. Having worked with companies such as PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, American Airlines, AT&T and Sodexo, she is also former CEO and founder of the professional women’s digital platform, w2wlink. Lisbeth received her B.S. at University of Nebraska and M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, and recognized as […]