Authenticity and Persistence Leads to Success

March 28, 2013
Hosted by Deanne DeMarco, MT, MA, RCC

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Episode Description

Our first guest is Christine J. Quinn, Ph.D., provost of National-Louis University. She is an energetic education executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She believes in engaging and empowering people so they can unleash their true potential, learn, grow, and see opportunity. Whether you seek to motivate individuals or an entire organization, Christine has experience in making visions reality. The message she has for women is to be authentic and you'll find success. Dr. Quinn will challenge you to leverage your authentic self to maximize your leadership potential. She will share her success story, including the obstacles that she overcame to be a leader. When life takes a dramatic turn, what is the healthiest way to respond? At age 29, Renee Bondi was engaged to be married, had a beautiful singing voice, a thriving career as a vocalist and a music teacher. One night a bizarre accident shattered her spine and left her quadriplegic. Her life changed forever. Renee lost not only all use of her hands and legs, but also her singing voice - she could barely speak above a whisper. Although there were many dark days, Renee continued to persevere. Renee will share the valuable tools that helped her heart and mind remain intact when faced with the reality of living the rest of her life as a quadriplegic, permanently confined to a wheelchair. Against all odds, Renee’s voice was miraculously restored. Renee harnessed her talents to inspire and give hope to others. Today, she is one of the top- selling independent Contemporary Christian Artists. Renee has augmented her gifts to include a dynamic speaking ability that grabs her audiences. Whether performing a powerful concert or sharing her profound and victorious story that includes paralysis and a life confined to a wheelchair, those who hear Renee are uplifted and mesmerized by her angelic voice, music and messages.

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Deanne DeMarco, MT, MA, RCC

Deanne is diverse in careers from scientist, college instructor, management trainer, Fortune 500 Manager, author to entrepreneur. She is a much sought after speaker and business coach who blends the spirit of change, life-long learning, and adaptability.

For more than 20 years Deanne has worked with managers and individuals to help break through personal and career roadblocks with her innovative strategies. She offers her abilities as a leader, certified business coach, and educator to corporations and organizations globally. Deanne demonstrates the adaptive thinking necessary for change in our present-day world.

Deanne is an example of her own advice, adaptability, and self-leadership. She knows first-hand what it takes to climb the corporate ladder and the challenges women face in career advancement.

She teaches workshops in leadership, management, communication, public speaking, the changing workforce, and conflict intervention.

Deanne is the author of four books, and her business articles have been published in over 300 trade magazines and professional journals. She has won numerous public speaking awards and Deanne's management coaching program won national recognition from Training Magazine's Top 100. Additionally she was on the three-member team that first discovered the cancer link to second hand smoke.

Deanne is known for her high energy speaking style and use of personal stories coupled with strategies that work.

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