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Firmsconsulting maintains a 80% success rate at placing clients within McKinsey, BCG and Bain. This is the highest in the industry and the rate is higher if we include other firms. We achieve this rate because we only use former partners from McKinsey, BCG et al to develop our clients. This makes us unique. We never use analysts, associates, engagement managers or associate principals. We also carefully select and develop clients on their communication, image, technical and case interview sk ...
 
Brilliance at Work brings you business leadership advice for leading high-performance teams with clarity, confidence and heart. You’ll hear stories, advice and captivating interviews from executive and master public speaking coach Michelle Barry Franco based on more than 12 years supporting successful entrepreneurs, executives and thought leaders. Listeners get backstage passes to the stories and advice that helped these leaders grow remarkable careers and and award-winning businesses while ...
 
Pretty Pretty Podcast is devoted to empowering and equipping listeners to ignite a pretty extraordinary life, hosted by Courtney Love Gavin. As a Professional Certified Coach & human relations expert, Courtney Love helps ambitious, make sh*t happen humans step into the person they want to be and unlock more awareness, creativity and energy in every area of their life. With relatable stories, cutting-edge research in neuroscience and human behavior, practical inquiries and mindfulness based s ...
 
The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication. Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive pr ...
 
The purpose of the "Yes! You Can" Podcast is to give high achievers and success-driven women actionable content to propel themselves to senior leadership. Women leading within corporations, government organizations, or aspiring entrepreneurs who want to perform with authenticity, at the senior executive level, have found their community!
 
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The heart of the dream is to do what you love and the money will follow, right? There are books written on that, and it sounds amazing. But no one tells you the special "road blocks" that show up when you decide you are going to actually create a business from your passion. Kadidja Yansane has worked with hundreds of business owners who are creatin…
 
An explosive expose of Samsung, one of the biggest and most secretive companies in the world, as the Korean juggernaut battles Apple and Sony to dominate the world of technology. Seen for decades in tech circles as a fast follower rather than an innovation leader, Samsung today has grown to become a market leader in the United States and around the…
 
I see way too many leaders with voices for good who hesitate to take their stand for fear of being wrong. Here's the straight-up news: you probably will be wrong sometimes. I certainly have been wrong plenty, as I share in this episode. There is freedom in really seeing how much impact you can have with your message when you aren't afraid of being …
 
Imagine the world we could create if we all believed we could make a difference. You have been meaning to do something BIG, you have it in your mind but you think it might be just a bit crazy. It would be SO hard. But, what if you decided that this was it? 2021 is the year you are going to try. I believe that a year like 2020 is the motivation we n…
 
In the old days, this was "professional" - to keep business separate from our personal life. But the people we serve want more from us now - they want to know who we *really* are. Jude Charles is an expert at sharing that story, through video. As a documentarian for some of the most successful and passion-driven entrepreneurs in our world today, Ju…
 
Say goodbye to probability and explore the power of creating new possibilities in your life. Ready to start making the impossible, possible? Let’s talk, schedule a chat with me here https://courtneylovegavin.com/contact I’m discussing how to shift your thinking to actually move you through the process of possibility, as well as stumbling blocks to …
 
When things get uncertain or scary, we often look for ways to fix it. We turn to new courses, programs or places to learn best practices. Nothing wrong with great training or best practices, of course. They are awesome. However, they are NOT where the best answers live. In this episode, I do my best to point you to the place where your most brillia…
 
Life is a long and winding road. When you are in the arena, doing the hard jobs with your head down, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life – this is when you might go astray. If you craft a personal mission statement -- aligned to your values -- and refer to it as you create annual goals, you will remain focused on what is really important to y…
 
Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or go to their website to chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org TOPIC: Do you know a successful woman who has it all? She's professional, organized, clever, and has a great reputation. Secretly, she is struggling with a demon – maybe alcohol, food, relationships, or over-spending – to name some obvious o…
 
What do all successful people have in common? They are decisive AF. Discover how to make powerful decisions and why indulging in the IDK (I Don’t Know) parade is holding you back. From the questions you need to ask yourself to help make a skilled decision, to how to deal with doubting yourself, you’ll learn how to confidently make powerful decision…
 
As you step more fully into leadership in your industry, you’ll be asked to tell your story more often. People want to know how you got where you are today. In this episode, I share my own story of how I became a speaking coach. Sneak peek: It’s a highly unexpected outcome for my career. Then I share how to choose which details to include when tell…
 
Welcome to episode 113 of the Strategy Skills podcast. An interview with McKinsey senior partner, Aaron de Smet (Houston office). Aaron counsels leadership teams as they transform their organizations to improve performance, organizational health, speed, and agility. He is also an expert on organizational design, corporate culture, leadership develo…
 
We hope you will enjoy the "Consulting case interview (McKinsey, BCG, Bain) example: French Dairy Farm Wants to Increase Revenue" episode. This is an excerpt from TCO IV with Sizan, episode 33. This is a market share case. If we gave Sizan a case about a factory she would find it easier to increase production. But it is not as easy when it comes to…
 
Radical Responsibility means we're responsible for every single result in our lives and we can create anything that we want through our beautiful minds. Responsibility takes a willingness to look at your results and not go into shame, self-pity or blame. Get your power back by taking full frontal radical responsibility. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS EP…
 
Naketa’s story will both break your heart and fill you with hope. It’s the JOY and hope that lingers. Beautiful gems of what’s possible arise when you are willing to shatter the internal blocks built through difficult times and thus reveal your brilliance, shining there all along. This conversation reflects the heart of what Brilliance at Work is a…
 
That person who you silenced without the slighted thought about what she wanted, or why she had so much to say was YOU. She was the highest potential version of you, and she was trying to get your attention. She had so much she wanted to share with you, ideas, dreams, the vision of what could be. If only you had listened to her. This episode will c…
 
This is a short excerpt from TCO IV with Sizan, episode 31. All episodes are available to Premium members on StrategyTV site/apps and to FC Insiders on StrategyTraining site/apps. // FC BOOKS Turquoise Eyes: https://amzn.to/3bzVa6g Marketing Saves the World: https://amzn.to/2xcJqYA Succeeding as a Management Consultant: https://amzn.to/3a3atTn Free…
 
Being a leader means sometimes having difficult conversations. Whether this is your business partner, romantic partner, or someone in your family, the discomfort often means we end up avoiding the conversations altogether. Yet, using your voice and leading with your heart means having these harder conversations as well as the exciting, feel-good on…
 
Something about that sense of abyss on the other side of the camera feels so daunting… judgy even. Virtual speaking can cause more anxiety than in-person speaking for some people - not being able to see their expressions or hear their laughter and applause. And yet, being able to speak with conviction and clarity through video, webinars, livestream…
 
Today I'm giving you my most profound episode yet. Pulling back the curtain and getting candid about proclaiming who you are professionally, publicly. Listen in to learn: how to change, grow, evolve and shift your self-identity at the highest level. Why the identity we spend the most time with, that we associate with, is the identity that we will c…
 
Live in-person events are mostly canceled, but inspiration and learning are not! In this episode, I share five ways to make your online content and delivery more captivating and engaging. From tips on equipment to how to deepen your audience intimacy, you'll learn how to take your otherwise great and useful content and use it to magnetize amazing n…
 
Peter Dahlstrom, senior partner at McKinsey & Company, leads McKinsey’s client and firm communications. As the global leader for McKinsey Digital’s B2C team, he serves leading institutions in the telecommunications, high-tech, media, and fast-moving consumer-goods industries.
 
Let us introduce you to a recognized expert in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, HR/Talent, career change and growth. Victoria Pelletier is an IBM Vice President & Senior Partner, North American Talent & Transformation Leader. She is one of those rare, impactful speakers who you hear once, and remember. She brings her authenticity, her passion, an…
 
Being “everywhere” is a powerful leadership move. Yet, there are so many things that can get in the way of consistently showing up online with your message. In this conversation with Andréa Jones of Savvy Social School, we get to hear from the expert in mindful social media presence about how to show up consistently, in a way that feels good for yo…
 
Today Courtney Love Gavin is joined by the whip smart, minimalist fashionista (yes it's a thing!) and mastermind behind The Daily Whip, Erika Lyremark. Erika spent 9 years swinging around a stripper pole, went on to co-create a multi-million dollar commercial real-estate investment company, and in 2011 went full-time in her own business The Daily W…
 
Not only is Shasta Nelson a great example of an excellent thought leader, her insights around connection and friendship in business really can change your experience of life and work overall. In this episode, Shasta shares the story of how she became an expert in friendship, largely because it was a deeply important topic with very little research …
 
Listen to this thought-provoking discussion between Michael and Rob Markey, Bain and Company's partner.We talk about customer strategy, how should we define the loyalty of a customer, what generates loyalty, what steps do you take to build loyalty in a customer base. Rob Markey, a partner and director at Bain & Company and the founder of the firm’s…
 
An interview with Rob Chesnut, Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb, about his new book INTENTIONAL INTEGRITY: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution. Buy Rob's book: https://amzn.to/30twtVQ (paid link) Most companies think they have integrity… until they get boycotted, protested and skewered in the press. They’ll punish and apologize for lap…
 
Betting on yourself is the right risk, even in a crisis. The best investment you can make is IN YOU. WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN THIS EPISODE: Lies that keep you stuck and how to take back control, even when it feels like everything is in chaos. How to stop abdicating your power and success. The No.1 thing I’m telling every single one of my coaching client…
 
We are told in so many ways, from many directions, that we need to do more, learn more, add more strategies and tools to our toolkit if we want to make the biggest difference with our public speaking, leadership and work. The truth is, we actually need to do way, way less in order to make the greatest impact possible. In this episode, I share the m…
 
Kevin P. Coyne is a founder of Coyne Scientific. He is the former Director and co-leader of both McKinsey’s Worldwide Strategy Practice and CEO transitions practice, and the host of The Consulting Offer II Kevin attended the Harvard Business School after his junior year of college. He simultaneously graduated from both Rice University and Harvard i…
 
Sarah is the artist formerly known as the pitch bitch. She's worked with everyone from Madonna to Amy Porterfield as well as beloved brands like Estée Lauder, Vogue Magazine and Mercedes Benz. Listen in as Courtney Love and Sarah discuss the branding approach most people take that's a recipe for disaster, how to express yourself professionally whil…
 
In this conversation with Mia Moran you’ll hear how a stack of paper coffee cups and a moment of insight led to her writing a best-selling book and remodeling her entire business venture. So many great gems from the expert in planning & simple meals to support your most vibrant leadership. Get full show notes and more information here:http://michel…
 
Here is episode 369 from the Case Interviews & Management Consulting iTunes podcast channel, "How to manage like Amazon (with Ram Charan)." Every business wants to succeed like Amazon so we invited New York Times bestselling author & CEO Advisor Ram Charan to talk about How to Manage Like Amazon. From their high-velocity decision-making to their to…
 
We think we are independent thinkers and that we come to our conclusions cleanly and logically. But, there is so much research to support otherwise. Understanding persuasion and influence allows us to get some distance, see it for what it is, and loosen its unconscious influence on us - and also understand others better, too. In today’s episode, we…
 
One of the greatest challenges organizational leaders face is successfully leading large-scale change. And who is better to cover this topic than Bill Schaninger, Senior Partner at McKinsey and a global leader of their Organization Practice. Bill focuses on driving large-scale organizational and cultural change for clients across North America, Eur…
 
Strategy Skills iTunes channel episode with Bain senior partner Sarah Elk. - Global leader of Bain's Operating Model practice - Author of Doing Agile Right - Member of Bain's global governance committee for compensation and promotion Doing Agile Right book: https://amzn.to/3fRGNw0 (paid link) "Agile has the power to transform work--but only if it's…
 
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