How to handle boards of directors and
board meetings is a challenge many CEO’s
face and one that Alex has helped many leaders
navigate. Alex helps CEO’s deal with sensitive
issues at board meetings, keeping competing
interests in perspective, and aligning boards
with company missions. This photo recently
appeared in a feature article on managing and
rebuilding boards for the national magazine
Chronicle of Philanthropy. .more
Motivating and communicating can make or break the organization...more
$300M in early-stage venture funding means a lot of traction...more
The Only Thing You have to Sell is Yourself...more
Time is the most precious asset you own...more
In the spirit of holiday buzz and excitement, I have several personal and
professional announcements. First of all, what an extraordinary year it
has been for this young consultancy! Our business has grown 300% over last
year. The many successes include
- Go-To-Market strategies for two high-technology products
- Customer Satisfaction Surveys resulting in Sales and Marketing increases
- Organizational Assessments resulting in Operating Cost Reductions
- Investment capital of about $200 million raised for our early-stage
- Business and Operating Plan Analyses, plus many other sales and
On the training front, Way Cool! Presentations is crossing the Pacific!
Thanks to instructor Valerie Deal's decision to return to her homeland,
this fantastic presentation skills program has expanded to Australia.
Those of you who have never met Valerie have missed a tremendous
experience. I am happy for Australia, but sad to see her leave Texas.
Instructor Bob Josh is ready to step into her shoes and is raring to go.
On a more personal note, with the "numerical" Millennium here, it perhaps
is an appropriate time for carefully considered change. Twenty years ago
when I divorced, I seriously considered changing my name. I kept the name
you've known me by, in large part, for the care and benefit of my young
son. Today, I am proud to say my "young" son is a hale, hearty, healthy
young man, and the need to keep that name no longer exists. Addressing a
long unmet desire, I am pleased to announce, at a time when all is well
and peaceful in my life, I have selected another favorite combination of
family names as my own. My son, my wonderful husband, close friends and
family have all given my new name of "Alex Ramsey" a warm welcome.
I expect to have two books published in 2001 as well as a tape series on
road show presentations. I will keep you apprised of these new products.
In anticipation of these very public events, please note the name of
LodeStar Communications is now LodeStar Universal, reflecting the
company's growth and diversity.
Although the names may be changing, the underlying intent of this business
remains the same, to create value with our clients every step of the way.
Business is fantastic, and to keep it that way, your referrals and
recommendations are of vital importance. If you or anyone you know needs
assistance with sales and marketing strategies, executive coaching,
presentation, organizational development or other consulting services,
please think of LodeStar Universal. And please consider Alex Ramsey as the
keynote speaker at your next association or corporate meeting.
Peace and prosperity,
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