Say It Skillfully® OUR VOICES – Joanne Chan, world-class Duckies
March 2, 2021
Hosted by Molly Tschang
Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you to benefit from Molly Tschang’s expert guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive & productive manner. In Episode 69, 10th feature of OUR VOICES, Molly’s childhood friend and CEO of world-class branding agency Turner Duckworth, Joanne Chan, recounts growing up in upstate NY, the lone Asian until high school...wanting to fit in, even attending Hebrew school! Supportive parents had high expectations, but were clear: do what you love. Her art gallery dream job meant living in debt and compelled a career change. Thanks to an amazing mentor’s advice, Joanne joined Turner Duckworth as employee #2, working her way to CEO and building a culture for creativity to thrive. She shares her focus on sustaining culture as Publicis acquired them and credits her husband for being lead parent—enabling her career and their daughter’s growth. Joanne shares a profound early-in-career learning moment and urges “stand together, be our best selves and keep marching forward.” Molly’s thought for the week: Your relationship—with yourself and others—makes or breaks your success. Listen in as Joanne inspires us to “do what makes us happy,” to know no boundaries, and to commit to taking action so that all can be safe, seen and heard, and our true and best selves.
Say It Skillfully®
Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Molly Tschang's Say It Skillfully® is a show that helps you benefit from Molly's guidance on the best possible ways to speak your mind at work in a positive and productive manner. She helps everyone from CEOs to interns to recognize that we are all both part of the problem as well as the solution, and that the path to solving any problem is to say what needs to be said.
Molly is a rare breed: tough enough to advise CEOs and company boards, but empathetic enough to understand the human costs of not allowing talent to shine. She has helped dozens of management teams navigate the human after-effects of mergers and acquisitions, and her show brings her expert guidance to a wider audience.
Say It Skillfully® every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Molly Tschang helps her clients' organizations gain the skills to Win As One, which most other companies never even try to do. She starts at the top, guiding management to commit to each other’s success and lead as one cohesive unit.
Molly is Founder and CEO of Abella Consulting, a New York-based leadership development and business advisory consultancy that helps senior leaders cultivate the collaborative capacity to elevate individual, team and organizational performance resulting in accelerated sustained, profitable growth. She created and hosts the “Say It Skillfully®” video series on LinkedIn, making it easier for all members of an organization to say what needs to be said in a constructive and productive manner.
Prior to launching Abella, Molly held executive leadership positions at Cisco Systems and U.S. Filter, where she led the integration of over 80 acquisitions. She holds a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from UCLA. In 2017, Molly was selected from among 12,000 applicants to be a protégé of Marshall Goldsmith through his 100 Coaches initiative. In her downtime, she enjoys tennis, yoga and cooking with family and friends.