05 May May 5, 2023 – FranklinCovey’s Curtis Bateman and Publishing Co. Owner Morgan MacDonald
Curtis Bateman – Vice-President of FranklinCovey and one of the Authors of Change: How to Turn Uncertainty Into Opportunity
Leaders like to proclaim a change and then go back to whatever they were
working on. That leaves their people floundering, trying to figure out
what in the world. Leaders need to move from monologue to dialogue
where they stay engaged with the change.
Curtis Bateman is FranklinCovey’s vice president of international direct offices. With over twenty-five years of experience in the training industry, Curtis is an internationally recognized presenter, content developer, change consultant, business leader, and coach. His passion for enabling organizations “at change” resulted in the co-creation of transformative, industry-leading solutions, including Change Element, Leaders@Change, Managing Millennials, Millennials@Work, and the Change Practitioner. Formerly the president and CEO at Red Tree Leadership, Curtis managed the world-class brand Who Moved My Cheese? and created a practical approach to help individuals and leaders succeed in an ever-complex world of change in the workplace. Curtis joined FranklinCovey as a senior change consultant and co-practice leader. In 2016, Curtis became managing director of the U.K. and Ireland, in 2018 was asked to assume additional management responsibilities in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, and in 2019 took on additional responsibility for China, Japan, and Australia. Franklin Covey is the world leader in helping organizations achieve results that require collective behavior change. They have built a Change Model that demystifies the uncertainty of change and creates the opportunity to realize greater results, personal growth, and even innovation. With over 25 years experience in the training industry, Curtis Bateman is an internationally recognized presenter, content developer, change consultant, business, leader, and coach. His passion for enabling organizations “at change” was established early on, resulting in him co-creating a number of transformative, industry-leading solutions, such as Change Element, Leaders@Change, Managing Millennials, Millennials@Work, and the Change Practitioner. Curtis’s career has taken him all over the world, engaging in high-impact work with global accounts such as Disney, Etisalat in UAE, and Bloomberg, to today overseeing the success of Franklin Covey’s entire international division. This experience across continents is invaluable to his ability to connect with individuals, informing a thoughtful, intentional, and inclusive approach to deliver that empowers others to bring their best, whatever their geography or industry.
Morgan Gist MacDonald – Founder of Paper Raven Books and Author of Start Writing Your Book Today: A step-by-step plan to write your nonfiction book, from first draft to finished manuscript
Publishing a book is just a process, we documented that process, and
took some clients through as Guinea pigs. We did a handful in 2015
and now we do between 50 and 60 books a year.
Morgan Gist MacDonald, the founder of Paper Raven Books and the author of Start Writing Your Book Today: A step-by-step plan to write your nonfiction book, from first draft to finished manuscript, empowers her clients by guiding them through the writing and publishing process from start to finish. Morgan began her career in academia, as a Sociologist, but soon found the entrepreneurial pull to take her skills as a researcher, writer, teacher, and leader into building a publishing company, from the ground up. With more than 15 years of experience in writing, editing, and publishing books, Morgan leads the Paper Raven Books team in developing the best practices for publishing successfully in the modern, digital age. Morgan draws from her personal experience in academia during her doctoral studies in sociology as she was helping others with the writing process of their thesis, articles and other academic publications. Having gained deep insights into the writing process, she wrote her own book – which in turn helped dozens of her clients to embrace their creative visions, harness their messages, and shape it all into an impactful book to grow their businesses and careers as published authors.
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