Mary Beech, CMO of Kate Spade New York
Mary Beech, CMO of Kate Spade New York, shares how she’s overcome trials and tribulations throughout her career while juggling the tough balance of work-life commitments; how to turn negative feedback into positive momentum, how to prioritize time spent at work and at home, how to strategize for your week, how to plan your career and more…
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Fierce Honesty and Tough Decisions

Have you ever had a conversation with someone where at the end of it you think back and say to yourself “what just happened?” That is exactly how I felt after chatting with Mary Beech, CMO of Kate Spade New York.  In the most delightful, charming and exhilarating way.

If you are a busy, high-pressured executive looking to understand how to juggle it all, then you are going to want to listen to this podcast.  If you are mid-way through your career and looking for advice on how to get to the next level, you’re going to want to listen to this podcast.  More importantly, if you are human and have had a rough day with negative feedback or time management or work-life balance, you’ll be laughing and cringing through this podcast and come out feeling pretty darn enlightened at the end.

I really loved talking with Mary and hearing her amazing stories on how she’s overcome substantial work and life challenges, evolving her into the stellar wife, mother and executive that she is today.  The choices she made, the tips she shares, the actions she took will have you thinking about your path or at least be better prepared to help others with similar dilemmas.

Hang onto your hats for this one and send me a note if you think we should do a round two.  What more would you want to hear from Mary?  She’s got a whole book of tips just waiting for us to dig into.

Honorable Mentions:  Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, Walt Disney Company, Deborah Wahl, Musa Tariq, Craig Leavitt, Kristen Naiman, Diego Scotti

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