Be Your Better Self in the Boardroom and at Home

October 11, 2012
Hosted by Chris Efessiou

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What are the best practices that are needed in business and at home? Amazingly, they are interchangeable. Being a parent is being a leader. You must be present, able to focus and have self-awareness at home and in business. A leader needs to delegate, while being careful not to micromanage or over-discipline. Learning the art of dialogue with your children, partner, or clients is essential in having a happy, healthy home or productive successful business. Laurel Colless, businesswoman, Ambassador’s wife, mother of three girls, and leader in eco-awareness, has founded Green Dachshund Productions, through which she’s authored three books in The Carbon Busters Eco-Adventure Series. Actor Sam Waterston’s recording of her book Singing Dolphins is soon to be launched. Laurel’s mission is to educate, entertain and move children and their caregivers to restore a balanced friendship with planet Earth. Join us Thursday, Oct. 11th at 3PM PT/6PM ET to listen and join the discussion.

Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

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Straight Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood will be a light-hearted show discussing serious issues aimed to encourage, inspire, teach and support parents in applying their business skills to the business of parenting and personal relationships. It will also discuss the use and usefulness of proper parenting skills as training to entering or re-entering the workforce. Chris along with his guests will share unique principles, how-to’s, ideas, methods, expertise, humor and personal experiences to best serve the needs of the listeners. You will have an opportunity to suggest topics that you want us to discuss and as a result our show will always be relevant to you.

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Chris Efessiou

Chris Efessiou

Chris Efessiou is an entrepreneur, business leader, international speaker, mentor, professor, father, and author of the highly acclaimed book “CDO: Chief Daddy Officer.”

In the past 20 years Chris Efessiou has founded, co-founded, developed, and managed multiple successful enterprises—all the while being a committed and present single parent.

Widely known for his business acumen, empowering management style, and out of the box thinking, Chris is committed to inspiring and guiding working parents to attain success at work and at home.

Through a variety of activities, including speaking, coaching, consulting and his book, he clearly defines the fundamentals of solid leadership critical in both arenas, and provides tools, tips and advice on how to transfer business skills to the business of parenthood and personal relationships.

A sought after mentor and teacher, Chris is a visiting professor and guest lecturer at numerous academic institutions, including George Mason University’s School of Management, and Northeastern University.

A business leader and advocate, Chris serves as member of the Management Committee of the Small Business Council of the United States Chamber of Commerce, is an advisor to corporate and academic boards, and a director on academic and charitable organization boards. He is a sought after keynote speaker on topics related to Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Using Business Skills for Personal Relationships.

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