In today’s special episode of Smashing The Plateau, we’re talking to three illustrious guest speakers from NAWBO NYC’s upcoming Small Business Bootcamp. Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, communication expert and speaker Robyn Hatcher, and entrepreneurial powerhouse Maurice Bretzfield explore the importance of finding outer accountability, the parallels between business and creativity, the real power of mentorship, and much more.
For tickets to NAWBO NYC’s Small Business Bootcamp Powering Your Growth on February 24th, visit here.
- Why there is no one magic answer
- How problem solving is just like mountain climbing
- Surrounding yourself with people who will give you the hard truth
- Creating personas
- Why the past is the key to your future
- Exposing yourself to new ideas
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before and The Happiness Project. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide in more than thirty languages. On her popular, award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Fast Company named Gretchen to its list of Most Creative People in Business. She’s been interviewed by Oprah, eaten dinner with Daniel Kahneman, and walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama. She started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. Learn more about Gretchen at LinkedIn, Twitter and gretchenrubin.com.
Robyn Hatcher is a communication expert, author and professional speaker. Her 15 plus years in the entertainment field as a professional actress and film and TV writer plus her experience as a certified Neural Linguistic Programming practitioner, give her a powerful combination of fun, creative tools and solid scientific research. Robyn has transformed the careers of thousands of business leaders through corporate programs, private coaching, and interactive presentations. Fortune 50-500 companies and brands such as Allstate, Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, AXA, and UBS are a few notables on Robyn’s rich list of clientele. Her first book, Standing Ovation Presentations contains a unique communication-style system called ActorTypes, and was named on Forbes.com as one of 2015’s Top 100 Coaching Books. Learn more about Robyn at LinkedIn, Twitter and robynhatcher.com
Maurice Bretzfield joined SCORE in October 2014 after a 40+ years business career in apparel design, manufacturing, importing and distribution. Making a career switch in 1995, Maurice now has over twenty years of Internet Marketing experience including Website Architecture, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social Media Marketing (SMM) and E-Commerce. A serial entrepreneur, Maurice has acquired deep knowledge of Business Management, Financial Planning and Management, Information Architecture and all forms of Internet, Marketing and is a frequent speaker on the topic of Digital Marketing. Learn more about Maurice at LinkedIn, Twitter and newyorkcity.score.org.