Athena Leadership and Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes

August 22, 2013
Hosted by Deanne DeMarco, MT, MA, RCC

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Martha Mertz is the author of Becoming ATHENA: Eight Principles of Enlightened Leadership and the founder of ATHENA International, a nonprofit organization that seeks to support, develop and honor women leaders, inspire them to reach their full potential and create balance in leadership worldwide. She is also a successful real estate entrepreneur as president of the firm Mayhood Mertz Investment, Inc. Martha serves as a an ambassador, traveling the globe to share the message that women bring a distinctive, transforming approach to leadership, an approach that goes beyond gender. Second Guest is Irene Stemler, RN who is an Polytrauma Clinical Nurse Educator for the VA, where she works with combat veterans returning home with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD. She is the author of Heroic Acts in Humble Shoes: America’s Nurses Tell Their Stories. This book gives voice to the millions of nurses who are providing compassionate care in the face of unprecedented challenges.

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Deanne DeMarco, MT, MA, RCC

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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