Say It Skillfully -- Special Guest Kris Maynard, CEO of Essential Ingredients, 100% employee-owned

February 11, 2020
Hosted by Molly Tschang

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Say It Skillfully™ helps you benefit from Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive & productive manner. In Episode 14, special guest Kris Maynard shares his journey to sell his company, Essential Ingredients, to all employees, and pursue creating a company to last 100 years. Hear about EI's purpose-driven and people-first culture. My 1st caller Justin brought up balancing your well-being & achieving high performance, and also shared his own career transition/re-branding from academic research to executive coaching (16:45). Fahad, who’s been trying to raise funding from investors asked how to gain feedback to help him improve his pitch (25:35). Sander, whose first language isn’t English asked how to skillfully jump in during meetings when people aren’t on the same page. Lastly May asked about bringing much needed mindfulness & compassion into the workplace (39:45). Join in and learn to navigate work while being true to yourself.

Say It Skillfully™

Say It Skillfully™

Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Molly Tschang's Say It Skillfully™ is a show that helps you benefit from Molly's guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. She helps everyone from CEOs to interns to recognize that we are all both part of the problem as well as the solution, and that the path to solving any problem is to say what needs to be said.

Molly is a rare breed: tough enough to advise CEOs and company boards, but empathetic enough to understand the human costs of not allowing talent to shine. She has helped dozens of management teams navigate the human after-effects of mergers and acquisitions, and her show brings her expert guidance to a wider audience.

Listen for Say It Skillfully™ every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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Molly Tschang

Molly Tschang

Molly Tschang helps her clients' organizations gain the skills to Win As One, which most other companies never even try to do. She starts at the top, guiding management to commit to each other’s success and lead as one cohesive unit.

Molly is Founder and CEO of Abella Consulting, a New York-based leadership development and business advisory consultancy that helps senior leaders cultivate the collaborative capacity to elevate individual, team and organizational performance resulting in accelerated sustained, profitable growth. She created and hosts the “Say It Skillfully™” video series on LinkedIn, making it easier for all members of an organization to say what needs to be said in a constructive and productive manner.

Prior to launching Abella, Molly held executive leadership positions at Cisco Systems and U.S. Filter, where she led the integration of over 80 acquisitions. She holds a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from UCLA. In 2017, Molly was selected from among 12,000 applicants to be a protégé of Marshall Goldsmith through his 100 Coaches initiative. In her downtime, she enjoys tennis, yoga and cooking with family and friends.

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February 2020

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