01 Jun June 1, 2018 – Superpower Culture Dr. Oleg Konovalov, Personal Branding Jodi-Tatiana Charles and Starting a Non-Profit Eliza Factor
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Dr. Oleg Konovalov – Author of Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business, Organisational Anatomy (Towards the Twenty-First Century Organization), and Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust
Oleg Konovalov is a management consultant with extensive experience in international business. Operating businesses in the UK, Scandinavia, and Russia has given him a superior understanding of how business works across different cultures and has made him adept at dealing with challenges common and uncommon alike. He is constantly analyzing the market, looking for tiny ripples of a new concept that he can capture or a niche that he can fill. His goal is to share this knowledge and skill with others, wanting readers and clients to be confident in their capabilities, willing and able to get to the next level through improving their understanding and engaging their creativity. Oleg regularly speaks at international conferences and executive master-classes on issues related to organizational performance, effective external relationships, problem-solving, corporate culture, and diagnosing organizational diseases. He consults clients internationally, including private companies and governmental organizations. Oleg earned his doctoral degree from the Durham University Business School and his MBA from the Open University Business School. He is interested in enhancing performance and has pioneered research on organisations’ typology and identified relevant properties, effective structures and roles of external organisational relationships, synergy of functions and organisational metabolism. His concepts have been praised in numerous business media, including Forbes, Small Business Trends, and StartUs Magazine. Oleg is the author of three business books, “Organisational Anatomy,” “Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust,” and the newest “Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business .”
Jodi-Tatiana Charles – Leadership Coach & Personal Development Expert
Jodi-Tatiana Charles wears two hats, as “Brandographer ™” and Founder of La Capoise Galerie, a branding, and marketing firm dedicated to educating entrepreneurs, nonprofits and small-business professionals on the importance of growing their personal brands. In her role as the Director of Small and Diverse Business Engagement, she serves as the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s primary point of contact for small and diverse businesses looking to grow their presence in the Greater Boston region. At the Chamber, more than fifty percent of their members are small businesses, and she works to convene, engage and advocate for those members. Via La Capoise Galerie, Charles served as the Media & Community Outreach Coordinator for MassChallenge, where she was responsible for creating and executing marketing, branding and media initiatives and activities. She also served as the Program Director and Marketing Consultant for the Massachusetts Conference for Women and was the Deputy Press Secretary for Governor Mitt Romney. Charles has also produced the award-winning NECN program Newsnight hosted by the late Chet Curtis and Jim Braude, and demonstrated her leadership as WXKS Associate Producer for the legendary radio program “The Matty in the Morning Show,” where she was nominated for “Producer of the Year.”
Eliza Factor – Author of Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son
Eliza Factor is the author of the acclaimed novels “The Mercury Fountain” and “Love Maps.” Eliza and her husband have three children, the eldest of whom is multiply disabled. She is the founder and President of the Board of Extreme Kids & Crew, a non-profit community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts, music and play in Brooklyn. Eliza was named New Yorker of the Week by NY1 in 2012 for creating the city’s first drop in sensory play-space for children with disabilities. She enjoys meeting other writers and readers, lovers of trees, people who live beyond language, and those who cartwheel down corporate corridors when no one is looking.