Natalie Forest, Ph.D., America’s Leading Expert in Personal Performance. Speaker, Consultant, Trainer, Mentor & Best-selling Author

Today, host Ed Cohen welcomes author, Executive Consultant and Life Coach, Natalie Forest to the broadcast studio.

Natalie’s information:
CEO, International Executive Consultant, Transformational Business and Life Coach, Corporate Leadership and Teamwork Trainer, Keynote Speaker & International Best Selling Author, and Mentor.

Natalie, America’s Leading Expert in Personal Performance, is Founder of Success Revolutions and Revolutionize Your Potential, a series of educational trainings for individuals and corporations across the globe. Natalie engages leaders, corporate teams, and entrepreneurs to identify consistencies for their success. Her engaging methods and techniques address Human Capital, Leadership, Diversity, and Change Management in business and personal situations leading to increases productivity, teamwork, retention, resulting in higher profitability, authentic fulfillment, and less stress.

On a personal, transformational journey, Natalie assists you in re-connecting with YOU and understanding your Purpose, embracing your Potential, and achieving your Dreams. Through the unique process “The Hidden Power of Patterns” she has enabled thousands of people to create their mission in life and create the life they desire.

Natalie is a sought after speaker and trainer and has participated in numerous conferences, events, TV and radio shows across the nation. Natalie’s keynotes, “Collaborative Individualism” and “The Hidden Power of Patterns”, have facilitated numerous breakthroughs.

Do you have any questions Dr. Natalie can assist you with? Just schedule a COMPLIMENTARY, revolutionary breakthrough session:

Natalie’s passion for positive progress in the world is self-evident in her leading role as Executive Director for The Women Of Global Change, a premier social impact organization working on positive change across the globe for years.

Since November 2017, she is the proud recipient of the 2016 President Barack Obama Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hampton Dowling, MBA PMP Managing Partner

Hampton Dowling, MBA PMP Managing Partner is Ed’s special guest for this very timely, fascinating interview!

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Chairman, Committee on International Trade, Commonwealth of Virginia

1. Trade agreements being negotiated: Summary
2. Implications: workforce strategy towards talent mobility?
3. Significant challenges
4. The recent New York AMAZON situation

As Chairman, Committee of International Trade for Virginia, I'm pleased to further distribute this announcement of accomplishment describing further advancement of Virginia as the international commerce gateway to the USA. Cargo from Asia reaches not only Virginia but the heartland of America through the expanded Panama Canal and Ports of Virginia faster than via ports on the US west coast. Virginia ports benefit advantageous geography, modern infrastructure, efficient intermodal transport; centers of gravity for tech development and right-to-work business climates.

As the Ports of Virginia continue to expand and modernize, the Commonwealth and the Nation can attribute more trade-related economic growth to wise investments in scope and scale of Virginia’s vast maritime and intermodal potential. I’s great to advance more trade from and through Virginia.

Amazon site-search and New York politics:
An example of how and why politics should be thoroughly scrubbed in advance from influencing business negotiations – and tempered in post-negotiation activity. Partisan politics always convey negative implications to both parties in an agreement. In this case, Amazon's investment in pursuit of a new HQ as part of their long-term business strategy is now a lost sunk cost of great magnitude. Amazon will recover. The competitive field of options is already seeking active negotiations. New York, however, will suffer for decades given the scope, scale and value of opportunity costs distributed across a majority of market verticals affecting both public and private sector revenues. Ancillary opportunity costs are incalculable.

Why, oh why, would a politician purposely and with great bravado seek to scuttle a brokered agreement so widely endorsed by voters and constituents? Deals have been closed as a result of the Amazon-NY agreement. Who will cover those losses? No one. Negotiations are the lifeblood of how the world turns. NY's commitment was rewarded. Now, so much of New York’s cache is lost because of unchecked political interference -from the same home team! In business, losses like this can take a company to bankruptcy. Hopefully negotiating lessons learned for
both government and industry.

Elizabeth Lions: Author / Speaker / Leadership Development / Eternal Optimist and Dealmaker

About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth is a three time author and the President of Lionsology.

..She is a leadership career coach, radio show host and eternal optimist.

..Her main focus is to be the good news and inspire all walks of corporate America.

..She featured in a number of media outlets including CBS Money Watch, TexasCEO, DaleCarnegie

Elizabeth has been chosen to teach leadership classes in the US, Dubai and the Middle East.  When she’s not writing or coaching the Who’s Who of Corporate America she can be found on the back of her husband’s Harley Davidson or in the yoga studio twisting for hours on end.

If you think you fall short in the confidence department, don’t worry. Many of us do. Hear Us Roar is a women’s leadership book which is perfect for new or seasoned leaders.  Google Books

Hear Us Roar will show you:

  1. How to be respected as a female leader
  2. How to navigate office politics
  3. How to gain influential power instead of manipulating
  4. How to gain mastery over your emotions at work
  5. How to work with another woman you don’t like
  6. Uncover the reasons why you aren’t promoted
  7. Understand the real reasons why men get ahead at work
  8.  And most importantly, how to support another woman at work and why that is critical to your success.

Where is the economy/jobs headed for 2019?

1) how to be prepared for the recession

2) how to look for opportunities like advancement – now

3) work strategies for 2019, knowing the market will change

Delivering difficult feedback with grace is one of the hardest things a female leader can do, and is the most necessaryit’s never my content that gets me in trouble, it’s always my delivery.

This is brilliant: We mistake our truth for THE truth.   It’s never the truth; it’s always our perception about what we think happened. The mind creates its own reasoning and we believe it thinking we have the truth, but it’s only the narrow confines of our own minds. It’s a mistake to walk into any corrective conversation thinking you have all the facts if you didn’t ask any questions prior.

Rachel Smets, Speaker, author & dedicated to help you become the inspired person you want to be.

Rachel Smets is Ed’s very special guest on today’s Global Radio Talk Show episode!
Rachel Smets, Speaker, author & dedicated to help you become the inspired person you want to be.
Create an amazing experience abroad.
Meet people, taste new food, find your way around, settle in and feel at home in a new country.
? Are you still dreaming about it and not DOING?
Here’s a free email course to help you getting started. You’ll receive checklists and sheets to create your personalized plan.

? Did you make the decision to move? Congrats!
Here’s a free video course to help you settle in, meet people, feel happy and familiar fast!

Who is Rachel?
◾️Expat Coach
◾️ Inter-Cultural trainer
◾️ International Speaker (WEF, ALL, TEDx)
◾️ Bestselling Author of ‘Living Abroad Successfully: What, Where, When, How” &
‘Awaken Your Confidence: 15 share their Journey to success’
◾️ Lecturer International Business
◾️ Multi-linguist,
◾️ Career Coach

Entrepreneur and driven in everything I do.

◾️ As a trainer in cultural diversity and integration, I help people to understand their surroundings and build their confidence level to achieve their dreams and goal and become the person they want to be

◾️ Living/working abroad for 15+ years has broadened my mind, my understanding in cultures, interactions, and enhanced my flexibility towards people and places.
Speaking 6 languages serve greatly when connecting Internationally.

◾️ As a speaker, I help people in reaching their goals and dreams in life to become the person they want to be.

◾️As a teacher, I provide language sessions to students globally, as well as international business courses

***Life changes, and so can you!***

❓Let me know how I can help you.


Michael A Piker, Vice President Total Rewards & Labor Relations, Philip Morris International 

Michael Piker is Ed’s special guest today. This is a fascinating interview featuring a gentleman who has been a world traveler his whole life and made the decision to join Philip Morris because of the big changes PMI is planning and working to achieve!

We are transforming ourselves to build a #smokefree future. Find out how:  A once in a lifetime–transformation at Philip Morris International (PMI).  A transformation that will impact not only the organization but also the shape of our industry. We’re dedicated to doing something very dramatic – to replacing cigarettes with smoke-free products, to create a smoke-free future. It’s the biggest shift in our history.  And it’s the right one for our consumers, our company, our shareholders, and society.

Global Human Resources (HR) leader.  Co-author of the report Talent Mobility Good Practices – Collaboration at the Core of Driving Economic Growth which was produced in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and presented at the World Economic Forum.

Corporate HR experience spanning Naspers, Lenovo, Syngenta, Alcoa, Cisco.

Consulting HR experience spanning Mercer, Buck Consultants (acquired by Xerox), ORC Worldwide (acquired by Mercer).

Global HR expertise encompassing: Mergers & Acquisitions, Workforce Analytics, Total Rewards, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Talent Mobility, Organisation Design, Learning & Development, HR Operations, HR Business Partner, People Technology, Transformation Catalyst.

Lived and worked in nine countries (China, Singapore, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, U.K., Netherlands, U.S.A)

Authored numerous articles and spoken extensively on Global HR topics.

Former Board Member of Worldwide ERC® and Vice Chair – Talent Community.

Graduated with a BA degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and a specialty in Asian Studies from Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. Attended the Institute of Management Development (IMD) HR Program in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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