15 Mar March 15, 2022 – Super Agent Marc Guss and Board Effectiveness Helle Bank Jorgensen
Marc Guss – Founding Partner of ACM Talent and Author of Instincts of a Talent Agent: Entrepreneurial Takeaways from an Industry Insider
Find a niche within the company as an entrepreneur within the company.
You don’t have to have your own company to be an entrepreneur.
Marc Guss is founding partner of ACM Talent (acmtalent.com) and a top global social media influencer in his field. As vice president for over a decade at William Morse, Marc represented A-list celebrity and iconic voiceover talent. He is a Syracuse University College of Law graduate and a board member of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS). His informative book, Instincts of a Talent Agent, shows how to conquer the entertainment industry using an entrepreneur’s specific skill set. The author shares deeply personal experiences from the trenches with names like Lauren Bacall, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Christopher Reeve, Quentin Tarantino, Whoopi Goldberg, J.J. Abrams, Dr. Phil, and others, what he learned, and how to apply those principles. Marc shares the fundamentals of being an entrepreneur and starting your own business.
Helle Bank Jorgensen – Founder and CEO of Competent Boards and Author of Stewards of the Future: A Guide for Competent Boards
Your board is there to provide insight, foresight, and in reality, oversight.
They are there to ask questions to help you, not to slow you down.
Helle Bank Jorgensen is an internationally recognized expert on sustainable business practices, with a 30-year record of turning environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks into innovative and profitable business opportunities. She works with many global Fortune 500 board members and executives, as well as smaller companies and investors. Helle is the founder and chief executive of Competent Boards, which offers online climate and ESG programs that draw on the experience of over 100 renowned board members, executives and investors. Hundreds of directors and senior executives have enrolled in these programs to mitigate the risks and seize the opportunities presented by ESG, especially climate change. She is an expert advisor to the World Economic Forum and The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project. Hella has served as the Chair of the European Sustainability Reporting Association (ESRA), the Global Compact Network Canada, Datamaran, and as a member of the Sustainability Advisory Panel of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Sustainability Policy Group of the Institute of European Accountants (FEE). She trained as a business lawyer and state-authorized public accountant in Denmark, and holds a master’s degree in business administration and auditing. She is a former PwC audit and advisory partner in Denmark and the US, leading the firm’s sustainability and climate practices. Helle has pioneered corporate reporting of ESG as part of the widening recognition that environmental, social, and governance issues are a crucial contributor to any organization’s success—or failure. She created the world’s first “green account” based on lifecycle assessment, and the first integrated annual report that combines ESG with financial performance. She has worked on natural capital accounting for the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank. In 2020 she was awarded the Global Impact Award and named one of “5 people in ESG to look out for.” She is a regular keynote speaker and author of many thought-leading articles.