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Change Management and Employee Loyalty – Replay

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year!

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Our Guest:


Dianne Durkin
Loyalty Factor

Change Management and Employee Loyalty –

President and Founder of Loyalty Factor, Dianne Durkin has over 25 years of experience in finance, direct sales, international marketing and training and development. She has held Vice President of Marketing and Presidential positions with companies like Gulf Oil, Digital Equipment Corp, Corporate Branding Partnership and ASTEA International. She has also founded and sold two companies.
Dianne has built a reputation as one who can quickly assess the core issues within a company and outline their impact on the organization and its profits, productivity and people. Dianne’s combination of executive management and entrepreneurial skills has proven very beneficial in helping major corporations and small enterprises achieve maximum results.

Dianne is described as a visionary thinker that takes vision into reality, a true leader, a rare combination of creativity and strong business sense who quickly gets to the core issues and their impact on the organization, profits, productivity and people. Because of her unique blend of skills of finance, direct sales, international marketing, training and development, she incorporates Return on Investment thinking into all her processes and recommendations thereby showing measurable results to her clients.

Her effective style at all levels of an organization energizes people to overachieve personally and professionally, while at the same time providing an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual respect.

Because of the combination of her skills, style and energy, she is continually sought after to guide companies into new markets and directions.

A graduate of Rivier College, Ms. Durkin holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics from Duquesne University. She has also completed advanced management programs at the University of Santa Clara and Babson College.

As author of The Loyalty Factor (October, 2010), she has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, The Boston Globe, among numerous other publications. She was also the subject of a cover story in Learning and Training Magazine and she appeared on National Public Radio and Bloomberg Television and Radio. Her writing has appeared in Master Salesmanship, Potentials, New Hampshire Business Review, and other business publications.

Dianne was named Distinguished Woman of the Year. She is also active in the Boston Club, Sales and Marketing Executives of Greater Boston, The Commonwealth Institutes, Boston College CEO Club, Who’s Who in America and Women in World Trade. She is fluent in French and Polish.

Employee Engagement

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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Our Guest:



Jen Shirkani

Employee Engagement –

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 Heather Bassett
Strategic HR New England

Strategic HR New England Conference Interview –

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Safety Consulting and Executive Coaching

Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Andre Souliere,

Author, Motivational Speaker, President
Souliere Safety Consulting

Safety Counseling –

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The former Chief Strategy Officer for the People Marketing division of McCann-Erickson Advertising and now serves at the Chief Experience Officer in his growing training and development practice.
Recently recognized as one of the “best keynote speakers seen or heard” alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Al Gore and Marcus Buckingham, Ryan is a leading expert on culture, leadership and the future of work. He serves as a Sr. Associate with Employer Brand International, an advisory member on the SmartBrief Workforce Council, is a certified Human Capital Strategist and professional member of the National Speakers Association.

Michael Scarpone
Career Management Associates

Professional Assessments –

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Don is responsible for leading the sales, marketing, and consulting departments at Modern Survey. Drawing on 17 years of experience in the field of employee measurement, Don’s areas of expertise include understanding of employee and customer motivations, development of effective leadership, and creating processes for gathering feedback from transitioning employees.

Among a variety of interests, Don volunteers his time to the A Better Chance Foundation. He has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 1998. Don’s undergraduate studies in Denmark and his stint as a professional basketball player in Germany have helped him understand the global challenges organizations face today. He earned his degree in History and Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University.

Outplacement & Recruiting

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Our Guest:

Ralph Dise, Jr.
Dise & Co.

Outplacement & Recruiting –

Ralph A. Dise, Jr. is founder and president of Dise &; Company, a Human Resource advisory firm with expertise in Executive Recruiting, Corporate Outplacement and Leadership Coaching. Ralph has a life-long interest in developing leaders and helping enterprises succeed.

He learned his earliest leadership lessons as a teenager attending a summer military program. Later, when he graduated from college he joined the staff of a US Senate campaign. That experience exposed him to government and political leaders of every stripe. Ralph was fortunate to interact with a broad spectrum of leadership styles. He spent several years in government and politics before pursuing a graduate degree in business management.

In 1991 Ralph started Dise &; Company as a one-person business specializing in outplacement of hard to place individuals. The firm has grown to a multi-faceted human resource consultancy helping companies find the best and brightest talent (executive search) develop and retain top performers (leadership coaching) and separate employees with dignity (corporate outplacement). Executives of for profit and not-for-profit organizations seek Ralph out as a trusted advisor, sharing with him their need to recruit top executives or address key organizational issues.

This has given him hands-on exposure to a variety of organizations from multinational manufacturers to the Cleveland Orchestra to emerging entrepreneurial ventures and major hospital systems. Under Ralph’s leadership, Dise &; Company has grown to be a learning organization where new ideas are constantly developed, considered and applied. All of the staff members contribute to the life-long learning process through a structured professional development plan.

Ralph has an MBA from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), a BA from Westminster College (Pennsylvania), and is a graduate of the COSE Strategic Planning Course. He is past president of the Northern Ohio Human Resource Planning Society and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Ralph has also served as President and Chair of Lincolnshire International, an internationally recognized human resources consulting firm providing clients with an immediate, seamless response to human capital needs around the world. Ralph actively participates in the Entrepreneurs Association at John Carroll University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of: Aexcel Corporation; the Culver Summer Schools Alumni Association; Roots of American Music and Central Hospital Services, Inc. (CHAMPS). He is also a graduate of Leadership Cleveland, class of 2003. He finds time to practice his guitar daily and plans to become a rock star by age 60.

Contact Ralph Dise at 216/752-1700 x102 or