Hear Cinderella Stories and how using the lessons of fairy tales have helped them successfully navigate business challenges. The guests come from a wide range of businesses and offer steps to develop a successful career. The podcasts offer anecdotes and stories that guide listeners, based on lessons of fairy tales. The podcasts have a fun tone and create memorable lessons that listeners at all levels of their career will enjoy.


  • Interview with Wells Fargo executive and NAACP Foundation vice chair Georgette _Gigi_ Dixon

    Interview with Wells Fargo executive and NAACP Foundation vice chair Georgette _Gigi_ Dixon

    27/02/2021 Duration: 47min

    Georgette “Gigi” Dixon is a 27-year financial industry veteran and the head of External Engagement at Wells Fargo. She is responsible for diverse stakeholder relationships, advocacy, and inclusion. Gigi is also Vice-Chair for the NAACP Foundation.C2CEO On Air Podcast Host Cary Broussard interviews Gigi on what motivates her dedication to diversity and to her career and community. Gigi also provides tips for success in finance and in life. A 26-year Wells Fargo veteran, Gigi Dixon has also been instrumental in helping the company take several new actions around diversity and inclusion, including working with the NAACP.In her 27 years with Wells Fargo, Gigi has served as marketing manager for Wholesale Banking, Small Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Director of Emerging (multicultural) Markets, and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Wells Fargo Foundation. U.S. Banker magazine has named her one of the Most Powerful Women to Watch.C2CEO Podcast host Cary Broussard, author of the business book From

  • How The Power of Choice and Empathy Motivates the CMO of IBM of the Americas - Maria Winans

    How The Power of Choice and Empathy Motivates the CMO of IBM of the Americas - Maria Winans

    14/01/2021 Duration: 35min

    C2CEO ON-Air host Cary Broussard talks with Maria Bartolome' Winans about her career path at IBM. Maria is Chief Marketing Officer for IBM of the Americas. We discuss Maria's move from Chile to the U.S., her 25+ years with IBM, her support of the Latin community and Work-Life Integration. Maria talks about the Power of Choice, Empathy and her belief we should all have three hobbies - 1) Stay in Shape 2) Have a Creative Outlet and finally have a hobby that makes money!

  • Preparing for Board Service and Diverse VC Investing with Finance Leader Adela Cepda

    Preparing for Board Service and Diverse VC Investing with Finance Leader Adela Cepda

    18/12/2020 Duration: 59min

    Adela Cepeda joined our podcast with C2CEO Podcast host Cary Broussard and guest co-host Artura Taylor. Adela Cepeda is a corporate and public finance consultant and chair & founder of Angeles Investors. She is one of 50 Most Powerful Latinas named by ALPFA. Adela shares her compelling Cinderella story and plainly describes her start as a U.S. immigrant wasn't easy. With hard work, perseverance, her parents' dreams, and Adela's vision for herself, she has achieved what very few women have done to secure high-level corporate board positions and a successful VC fund for Latinx start ups. Adding a unique and relevant perspective to Cary's interview with Adela is Artura Taylor. Taylor founded Taylor Distribution Group in 2009 after leaving McDonald's Corporation. Taylor Distribution holds $15 million+ in gov't and private contracts spanning life sciences, research and development, wastewater treatment, higher ed, and pharmaceuticals. C2CEO On Air (ie. Cinderella to CEO On Air) brings you the stories of wome

  • U.S. Tourism Leader Casandra Matej is Positive About Cinderella Comeback for Travel

    U.S. Tourism Leader Casandra Matej is Positive About Cinderella Comeback for Travel

    10/12/2020 Duration: 57min

    President & CEO of Visit San Antonio Casandra Matej tourism stopped in to chat with C2CEO On Air on Tuesday, Dec. 8th. Cassandra is one of only a few women leading a U.S. tourism bureau. In addition to leading San Antonio's $15.2 billion hospitality industry, Cassandra also serves on the board of the U.S. Travel Association. She is well known for generating record tourism highs in San Antonio and successfully transitioned the C&VB to a public/private partnership to become Visit San Antonio.We talk about the opportunities for women (and men) in hospitality and tourism during the pandemic. Learn how Cassandra, her team, and San Antonio citizens keep tourists connected and coming back to the city (including kayaking in the city's central tourism district). My co-host Faye Hall Jackson and I have spent years teaching, studying, and working in tourism-related fields, including Conrad Hilton School and NYU's Tisch Hospitality School, so we enjoyed catching up with Casandra and talking about the state of

  • Carnivals Christine Duffy Talks Board Service with Aimbridge Founder Dave Johnson

    Carnival's Christine Duffy Talks Board Service with Aimbridge Founder Dave Johnson

    02/12/2020 Duration: 53min

    Relationships Matter. That's the takeaway from my interview with Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy and Dave Johnson, Founder and Chair of Aimbridge Hospitality. When Dave recommended his long time industry colleague Christine Duffy to his Board, he knew his board would be looking for someone well-respected in the travel industry, who would speak her mind and contribute to the overall success of the Aimbridge organization. This is the first podcast interview Dave has given since being named Executive Chair of Aimbridge, having previously served as President and CEO. Christine and Dave share advice and a positive vision for the future of travel. Christine has an inspiring story and one that she generously shares with our audience. This interview, hosted by Cary Broussard, author of From Cinderella to CEO, will inspire you to keep the faith, never give up and have the confidence to develop a plan for your own career and life's purpose.

  • Enhancing Your Brand Platform with Books, Podcasts and Blogs

    Enhancing Your Brand Platform with Books, Podcasts and Blogs

    24/11/2020 Duration: 01h31min

    Does your 2021 brand plan include writing a book, producing a podcast, blog or vlog? Tuskeegee professor of sales and marketing Faye Jackson joins author and CEO ON-Air host Cary Broussard to interview the very accomplished book editor Debra Englander, Dallas Liftfund director and author Tarsha Polk Hearns, and Red Raven publisher @Claudia Riemer Boutote on how books, podcasts and blogs expand personal branding platforms. Joyce Y. Griggs, blogger, and founder of the United States of Healthcare weighs in with branding expertise and tips.

  • 2021 Planning: Tegra118 CEO Cheryl Nash

    2021 Planning: Tegra118 CEO Cheryl Nash

    24/11/2020 Duration: 01h28min

    When we were looking for a CEO who has successfully cracked the glass ceiling in finance, we thought of Cheryl Nash, CEO of Tegra118 (formerly Fiserv Investment Services). Cary Broussard interviews Cheryl as part of the C2CEO Learning Lab series, featuring CEOs and other highly successful leaders who share their stories and advice to ensure we all flourish going forward. Following Cary's interview with Cheryl Nash, Cary leads a panel discussion on 2021 Revenue Growth and Goal Setting with C2CEO advisors Faye Hall Jackson, a sales and marketing professor at Tuskegee University, Joyce Y. Griggs, Pharma marketing executive, Helen Bayne, hospitality business instructor with Lipscomb University and Linda Lingo, a financial coach and C.P.A.

  • Keep on Truckin Women - Ellen Voie, Founder Women In Trucking

    Keep on Truckin' Women - Ellen Voie, Founder Women In Trucking

    06/11/2020 Duration: 30min

    C2CEO Host Cary Broussard interviews Ellen Voie, founder of Women in Trucking. Ellen was the Grand Prize Winner of the Cinderella to CEO Awards. We talk about why the trucking and transportation industry is a good career option for women and how women are a positive influence.

  • Career Tips to Motivate You in the New Normal Economy

    Career Tips to Motivate You in the New Normal Economy

    13/10/2020 Duration: 31min

    C2CEO (Cinderella to CEO) founder Cary Broussard's surveyed 200 national leaders in March and April of 2020. Her research revealed that 68 % of respondents (majority of whom were working women and a family breadwinner) would be willing to change industries/careers as a result of (or in spite of) the global pandemic. Now that women and men in mid-career, late, and early career stages have been laid off or furloughed, Cary draws on her own experiences and has tapped into the C2CEO network of advisors to provide transformational career and life-changing advice to help those exploring options with a "go-to" support podcast and website for confidence building and career supercharging. This podcast interview highlights career transition tips. We learn why a $2.5 billion landscape company hired a hospitality executive to lead their landscaping sales team. Cary explores how hotel and facilities operator Bob Marshall changed industries and career focus late in his career. She interviews Bob Marshall, now SrVP of S

  • CinderellaCEO-Katherine Klimitas packs a punch

    CinderellaCEO-Katherine Klimitas packs a punch

    01/01/2020 Duration: 25min

    At two-foot-seven inches tall, Katherine Klimitas packs a punch of talent, energy and inspiration. Katherine was nominated for the 2019 Cinderella to CEO Awards for her inspirational life story.Katherine’s winning personality comes through in this interview with Cary Broussard, host of Cinderella to CEO On Air. Katherine works as a fine artist, jewelry maker and graphic designer. Rod Stewart became a high profile client of Katherine’s - engaging her to create and submit designs around the release of a new album. Katherine has a disability that has never allowed her to walk, run or move normally. She writes "I can't open a marker. I can't pour a glass of water. I often don't get the privilege of privacy. I need someone with me every second of my life. However, I learned that I could speak and that when I did, people not only listened but were also amazed. At age 30, Katherine is often mistaken for a baby because of her diminutive stature. A graduate of Loyola University, people assume that because Katherine i

  • TOP The Organic Project has been a secret way too long - Thyme Sullivan breaks the curse on the tampon taboo during this #C2CEO interview

    TOP The Organic Project has been a secret way too long - Thyme Sullivan breaks "the curse" on the tampon taboo during this #C2CEO interview

    13/12/2019 Duration: 34min

    Did you know the average American woman uses more than 12,000 tampons in her lifetime? That’s a lot of up-close-and-personal time to spend with a product! Have you ever wondered what these products are really made of? Big companies that sell traditional period products are not required by the government to disclose their full ingredient list. Formerly a global sales executive with Pepsico, Coca-Cola, Nestle and others, Thyme Sullivan believes you have a right to ask what’s in your products. Thyme is a finalist in the Cinderella to CEO Awards, nominated for her work in improving the environment. As Thyme puts it…”Tampons and pads should be free of dioxins, pesticides and toxins – period.” As the Cinderella to CEO Judges put it, Thyme’s energy and passion toward transforming the feminine hygiene product category deserves our full support. Thyme Sullivan started TOP (The Organic Project) to bring awareness to the overwhelming benefits of organic period products and how a small change can impact the world. TO

  • Mentoring Program Benefits Women and Men. Interview with SrVP Brad Frazier, Aimbridge Hospitality

    Mentoring Program Benefits Women and Men. Interview with SrVP Brad Frazier, Aimbridge Hospitality

    31/10/2019 Duration: 21min

    Brad Frazier, a mentor in the Aimbridge Hospitality WLEAD program, started as director of sales with the company15+ years ago when Aimbridge managed a handful of hotels. Today, Brad is senior vice president of sales for Aimbridge, the largest, third party hotel management company in the U.S. Brad Frazier shares valuable mentoring tips, and how the women's leadership program at Aimbridge (WLEAD) has created a successful mentoring program that benefits women and men.Frazier was corporate director of business travel sales for Omni Hotels and director of sales and sales manager for Wyndham Hotels. He is a member of the Global Business Travel Association and the Mississippi State University M Club, and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Kevin Detz, Aimbridge Hospitalitys Chief Accounting Officer, Shares Mentoring Tips

    Kevin Detz, Aimbridge Hospitality's Chief Accounting Officer, Shares Mentoring Tips

    25/10/2018 Duration: 18min

    Helping others up the Ladder of Success is a core value of Cinderella to CEO on Air. Cinderella to CEO stories are not gender-specific. This podcast interviews leaders who have navigated their way to a palace of their dreams. Today, we have Kevin Detz. He is Chief Accounting Officer at Aimbridge Hospitality. We asked Kevin to speak with us because he champions women and men in his role at Aimbridge, encouraging them to be the best they can be - while challenging them to make Aimbridge the best company it can be along the way. What does it mean to champion women? How did he decide this was important? We'll find out....

  • Gretta Brooks Chief Executive Officer and Founder, SalesBoost, LLC

    Gretta Brooks Chief Executive Officer and Founder, SalesBoost, LLC

    13/12/2017 Duration: 29min

    Gretta Brooks, founder and chief executive officer of SalesBoost, LLC, has developed a SaaS-based sales training technology solution for hotels to improve performance and increase results. A long-time techie and hotel executive with a passion for mentoring others, Gretta combined her expertise and passion to develop and obtain the provisional patent for the first voice analysis training system software for the hospitality industry.Gretta has a Cinderella story, not to mention a fairy tale name. She’s a fan of the lessons of fairy tales and talks with Cinderella CEO On Air about her company, her love of mentoring and how using your voice can unlock the keys to the castle and boost your confidence, performance, and sales.Her web-based, on-demand sales development tool, SalesBoost, provides unlimited sales scenario simulation and immediate feedback to improve sales effectiveness. The training is self-paced and designed in a micro-learning format, a learning technique that delivers role-based content in short, ea

  • Barbara Stanny | Wealth Coach, Speaker, and Author

    Barbara Stanny | Wealth Coach, Speaker, and Author

    29/09/2017 Duration: 28min

    As the daughter of the R in H&R Block tax services, Barbara Stanny grew up relying on her father, then her husband, to manage her money. But a devastating financial crisis became a personal wake-up call. Her journey to financial enlightenment is inspiring and is the basis for her best-selling books, and our interview with her on Cinderella CEO On Air. She’s done hundreds of media interviews, including Time Magazine, The View, The New York Times, Forbes, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS and more. We’re so honored to have her on our program.Barbara’s message: “When you take charge of your money, you take control of your life.” You may have read her books Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Overcoming Under Earning, Prince Charming Isn’t Coming and her most recent Sacred Success. She’s written a total of six books on the topic of financial and personal empowerment. A highly entertaining and sought-after speaker, Barbara teaches women how to map out their financial futures and shares her secrets of personal empowerment.

  • Interview with Sean Magennis, COO at YPO

    Interview with Sean Magennis, COO at YPO

    24/08/2017 Duration: 19min

    I met Sean Magennis soon after I moved back to Dallas and began consulting with Earth Day Texas. Sean is a green energy entrepreneur from South Africa (with a great accent), and founder of Gateway Green Energy Holdings, LLC. In our interview, I spoke to Sean about his role as President and Chief Operating Officer of YPO (Young Presidents Organization). YPO has more than 24,000 members, in over 130 countries.Sean and I discuss that 50 percent of the YPO senior management team is comprised of women, and the majority of CEO members are men. He says today’s C-level executives have to be better communicators. Learning how to avoid ambiguity takes a high degree of self-awareness. He provides examples of how to ask questions to avoid the triggers that cause one to over-react or act negatively. He comments on why the brilliant and former CEO of UBER stepped in it because he didn’t have a trusted dialogue with all stakeholders. Learn how to ask people how you’re being perceived to “nip” communication problems “in th

  • Jon Stein, CEO, Betterment, Inc interview

    Jon Stein, CEO, Betterment, Inc interview

    31/07/2017 Duration: 10min

    We caught up with Jon Stein, the Founder and CEO of Betterment, Inc., in his New York office this summer. Jon launched Betterment to offer average investors access to first-rate, affordable financial advice. He talks about why he's okay with his team members bringing their kids to work, why books are important to him, who he admires in the financial world. and why being a trusted fiduciary advisor is his firm's purpose first and foremost.

  • Nora Moreno: From Housekeeper to Corporate Executive

    Nora Moreno: From Housekeeper to Corporate Executive

    18/05/2017 Duration: 10min

    Nora Moreno began her career in hospitality as a housekeeper. She gives us an inside account on what it's like to start from scratch, and love the journey along the way. She came from Mexico to the United States, and found her mentors and dream job at Aimbridge Hospitality. Today, she is Vice President of Human Resources for the largest 3rd party hotel management company in the country. Nora has a great voice, a special story and concrete advice on how to move up in an organization that you love.

  • House of Cards Speaker of the House Mike Lyons

    House of Cards "Speaker of the House" Mike Lyons

    24/08/2016 Duration: 20min

    Mike Lyons, actor and longtime hospitality and travel executive, talks about the trials and tribulations of this year's U.S. Presidential election with host Cary Broussard. Mike Lyons, popular Netflix hit House of Cards actor, discusses personal branding in politics. How personal branding and politics are intertwined and how we can develop our own brands.

  • Interview with Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joes

    Interview with Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe's

    26/10/2015 Duration: 20min

    Doug Rauch is our 10th Cinderella CEO podcast interview. The former president of Trader Joe's, now the CEO of the non-profit, Conscious Capitalism, Rauch also started a project called the Daily Table to bring fresh food to the inner cities. We interviewed Doug in Chicago at the National Conference of Conscious Capitalism. He shares his story of how he started with Trader Joe's, helped grow the grocery store chain, and gives advice on how to avoid "crapitalism!" We talk about how to excel as an entrepreneur, and why listeners may want to consider becoming "intrapreneurs" as an alternative. Doug talks making capitalism as a force for good, and why "Conscious Capitalism" caught his attention.(This is a re-edit of the first interview for better audio clarity).

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