TV – Am I Doing This Right? ~ Kathleen Riessen

TV – Am I Doing This Right? ~ Kathleen Riessen

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December 20, 2022 by The Kathleen Riessen Show

The Kathleen Riessen Show 

Have you ever thought about your career and your life and wondered, “Am I Doing This Right?” In today’s show, Tony Thelen, Matthew Mitchell and Jeffrey Kaplan join me to discuss big questions you can ask yourself such as, “Who are you, where do you want to go, how will you get there and what can you learn along the way?” They share about their COVID-inspired just released new book where they gathered insight from hundreds of professionals. You will want to grab a copy!

Tony D. Thelen is the Chief Product Officer for John Deere Financial. His 34-year career includes a wide variety of leadership roles spanning manufacturing, sales, marketing, operations, technology, strategy, and finance. Tony is a certified executive coach from the Neuro Leader- ship Institute, a member of the International Federation of Coaching, and an affiliate of the Institute of Coaching and Co-Active Training Institute. Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University, an MBA from the University of Northern Iowa, and a postgraduate diploma in strategy and innovation from Oxford University. Tony is a National Council member of the Roaring Fork Conservancy and a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited. Tony and his wife, Sheila, have three daughters. He currently fishes and writes from his home on West Okoboji Lake in northwest Iowa.

Matthew C. Mitchell is an Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Drake University, and a founding partner of Bâton Global, a consulting firm providing strategy, innovation, leadership, and research services that transform organizations worldwide. Matthew has travelled, lived and worked in more than 75 countries and has advised companies, governments, and nonprofits throughout the world. He is a regular commentator on issues such as innovation, globalization, and firm strategy. Matthew earned degrees in physics, math and an MBA from Rollins College. He earned his PhD in International Business from the University of South Carolina—the world’s leading program in inter- national business. Matthew and his wife, Betsy, have three children and currently live in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jeffrey A. Kappen is a founding partner of Bâton Global, a research- driven advisory firm working in the areas of strategy, leadership, and inno- vation. This includes serving as an advisor and consultant to private and public sector organizations supporting them with the development and execution of their global strategies, leadership development programs, and market analysis. Concurrent to his leadership role at Bâton Global, Jeffrey is also Associate Professor of Management and International Busi- ness at Drake University. In addition to teaching in the areas of lead- ership, management, global studies, and sustainable development, he maintains an active research agenda on the formation of transnational partnerships, the influence of culture and religion on business, and diversity in organizations. Jeffrey is active in the community serving on the boards of organizations focused on financial literacy, international relations, and youth empowerment. Jeffrey holds a BA with honors in International Relations, French, and Russian from Beloit College, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, and a PhD in Management and Organization Studies from the University of Massachusetts.


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As a former Certified Public Accountant turned marketing strategist turned serial entrepreneur, Kathleen has coached and consulted with over a thousand executives and entrepreneurs. What she’s learned is that the number one strategy to grow a business and create what you want in life lies in your ability to be vulnerable and authentic and to surrender.

As the Queen of Possibility, Kathleen showcases what you can create in your world with joy and ease.

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