Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe’s….Serious, Caring and Fun to Talk to…

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Doug Rauch is our 10th Cinderella CEO podcast interview. Soft spoken, and really smart, the former president of Trader Joe’s, and current CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Doug Rauch has also started a project called the Daily Table to bring fresh food to the inner cities. Doug talks about how he fell into the grocery biz, and how to avoid “crapitalism!” We talk about how to excel as an entrepreneur, and why listeners may want to consider becoming “intrapreneurs” as an alternative. Doug discusses capitalism, how it can be a force for good, and why “Conscious Capitalism” caught his attention. (This is a re-edit of the first interview for better audio clarity). Listen to “Interview with Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe's” on Spreaker.

Doug Levy, Conscious Capitalism

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Co-Chair of the International Conscious Capitalism Board, Doug Levy, author of Can’t Buy Me Like, and founder of the 20-year old digital agency, MePlusYou, has found time to form a new start up called Tap Goods. I interviewed him a few weeks ago. He recommends reading these books, The Lean Start Up, Holacracy and of course Conscious Capitalism.

Hey FCC. Do you have the right to rule on Internet Net Neutrality? Seven years ago, no…

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Please read what the FCC opinion on net neutrality looked like in 2010 when I wrote this blog. Actress Justine Bateman, Justin Bateman’s sister inspired me to write this blog when I was acting CEO of the Women’s Alliance for Media in D.C. Justine has been a fierce advocate on keeping the Internet open for the masses. I feel very powerless right now in this discussion in 2017. If you have ideas on what the FCC should do, please make your voice heard. It does appear that the FCC may have a clue…when it comes to keeping the Internet open for the masses in the U.S. – It seems that the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Hollywood, big Internet companies (Google, Verizon), the Wireless industry and public rights advocates are divided on how to preserve and, […]

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.

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 Match.com. 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 […]