OTS 062: Humanity in Business – Jennifer J. Fondrevay

062 graphic Humanity in Business - Jennifer Fondrevay

Today’s guest is a speaker and advisor who helps companies tap into the human side of business. Over the course of her expansive career, she has experienced her fair share of disruption and corporate upheaval. Surviving all manner of corporate restructuring, reorganization, and multi-billion dollar acquisitions, she has seen firsthand how growth objectives suffer because people strategies fall short of expectations. That’s why she’s made it her mission to help companies cultivate the human point of view in today’s data-driven era.

An internationally skilled C-suite marketing executive, she has over 25 years of experience working in global advertising, marketing, and corporate communications for a variety of industry-leading companies such as Kraft, Unilever, Nokia, Cadbury, Coors, Gerber’s, and NAVTEQ.

She is currently writing the book, Now What? A survivor’s guide for navigating and thriving through acquisition, which will help companies and their workforces flourish through mergers and acquisitions.

Please join me in welcoming Jennifer J. Fondrevay

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In this episode we explore:

  • how she defines leadership “The most impressive leaders have a sense of humility.”
  • benefits of building trust in your team and getting positive peer feedback: “I really enjoy working with you, I do my best work when working with you.”
  • her “philosophy of pay it forward and give. Always look for how you can give to others.”
  • how writing a book is only the first step if you want to have a true impact on the world.
  • the benefits of being inclusive when networking and strategies for connecting at events – “The onus is on you. You can always get something out of a conference. If you go at it with the right mindset.”

What were the key takeaways you plan to put into practice this week and benefit from for years to come? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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