Get Up to Speed Fast: Sink or Swim

February 12, 2014
Hosted by Marcia Zidle

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The program features Julie Faling, President and CEO of Health Care Financial Services (HCFS). experience, specializing in Revenue Cycle Solutions for Hospitals and Health Systems. Julie’s husband, Rick, was CEO of HCFS and died last year after a long fight. Julie, as a housewife and mother of two, was thrust into the executive seat, elected by the board of directors to continue the company mission of adding value to hospitals and focusing on patients. Her story is remarkable journey in learning the business side of HCFS as well as using her strengths to bring the company employees into closer alignment. She models the new executive skills of being able to bridge the hard business process with cooperation and engagement of employees. While the company stalled while her husband was sick, it is now facing new challenges of “hockey stick” growth and dealing with improving processes and hiring employees to adjust. Listen to her story and how David Torrance, her executive coach, has helped her deal with present and future challenges.

The Business Edge

The Business Edge

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Your entrepreneurial vision has taken hold. Your business is growing. It's everything you hoped for and more. Or is it? With growth come bigger headaches: more hiring, more capital, more customers to satisfy, more employees to deal with, more plates to juggle and more demands on your time. Whether you realize it or not, you are experiencing Growing Pains!

On The Business Edge, with host Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, you will hear how to make the leap from running a stressful business that is always putting out fires to leading a successful company that operates like a finely tuned management machine. You will meet savvy, street smart entrepreneurs and business leaders who’ll share their stories of success and even missteps as well as practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by growing companies.

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Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, works with entrepreneurial ventures and small to medium size companies to build and leverage their leadership foundation to move from Start-Up to Scale-Up to Successful Enterprise. In other words, she helps them take the growing pains out of growth.

Coming from a unique entrepreneurial and corporate background, she’s both street smart and strategic as she guides CEO’s and their management teams to focus on the right priorities - the right talent - the right alignment - the right performance to get the right results that will satisfy their investors, customers and other stakeholders.

With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience, she brings an expertise in executive and team leadership; employee engagement and performance; personal and organization change; emotional and social intelligence. Her clients range from privately owned businesses to mid-market professional firms to divisions of global companies in the following industries: healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, high-tech, hospitality as well as governments and nonprofit agencies.

Marcia's "claim to fame" is as a global citizen, living as an expatriate with her family in Scandinavia and Australia. In fact, one of her children is an "Aussie.” She’s traveled in over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Far East and South Pacific.

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