KPMG MANAGING PARTNER AND THE GPS GAL
September 5, 2013
Hosted by Deanne DeMarco, MT, MA, RCC
Heather Paquette is the Managing Partner for KPMG in Michigan where she is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of KPMGs Detroit and Grand Rapids offices. Heather has more than 22 years of financial audit, information technology and business process experience, focusing on risk and control. She is a ATHENA Award Recipient, and has been recognized by the Glass Hammer as a Rising Star, by the Illinois CPA Society as a Women to Watch and Working Mother of the Year for Working Mother Magazine. Karen Jacobsen is the VOICE in over 100 million GPS units, as well as on cruise ships and elevators. When Karen Jacobsen walks on stage, there is no question she is in the drivers seat. The GPS Girl, speaking voice is in over 100 million GPS units giving drivers directions worldwide. She has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, in The New York Times, NY Daily News, Glamour magazine and was named one of People Magazines Most Intriguing People.
Today’s Inspiring Women
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Inspiring Women. You’ve heard of some: Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, and Meg Whitman. But there are many inspiring women who are not as well known; women who have touched our lives forever. Now you can find out who these female business and entrepreneurial rising stars are. During each episode you will be introduced to extraordinary women who may have come from a background similar to your own. You’ll discover, how they overcame challenges and the lessons they learned to become successful in their fields. Not only will you hear success stories, you’ll be presented with professional insights, tools, tips and strategies you can use to achieve your own personal success. And you can join the discussion, to get the most of this special opportunity. So, become inspired — and mentored with professional insights and tools. It’s where dreams meet information and inspiration.
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.