Cinderella CEO on Air is a career podcast based on the international book, From Cinderella to CEO. Cary Broussard, author of the book and host of the show interviews CEOs and executives about their Cinderella "Comeback" Stories and how they've successfully navigated career and life challenges.Our inspirational interviews offer advice and stories that motivate listeners to pursue their own career possibilities. The C2CEO community centers around research conducted with successful leaders who have worked to transform themselves, their communities, and organizations for the better. We have fun with our podcasts and share memorable lessons that listeners at all career levels will enjoy.
Ep. 44. Coaching is not just for football, baseball and soccer players!
Susan Epstein has created 3 highly successful coaching businesses since leaving her psychotherapy practice in 2003. ✔Parent Coaching- achieved 6 figures in less than a year ✔Health Coaching -achieved 6 figures in under 6 months ✔Business Coaching - achieved multi-six figures in 10 months Mastermind Groups, Group Coaching, Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Interpersonal Skills, Coaching, Public Speaking, Psychotherapy, Workshop Facilitation, Leadership Development, T
There's a lot of hype out there about having a successful coaching business. It takes time, practice, skills and compassion. Susan helped Cary Broussard and others grow successful executive coaching businesses.
Ep. 43 DEI Advisors CEO David Kong Demonstrates Why Nice CEOs Finish First
David Kong is well-respected as the longest running CEO of any major hotel company - and Cary Broussard wanted to find out why he is also one of the most liked people in the hotel business. She found out why. David balances ambition, hard work and kindness while helping others find success. His podcast DEI Advisors can be found at DEIAdvisors.org.
David Kong is Founder and Principal of DEI Advisors, an Arizona non-profit organization dedicated to empowering personal success. He has served as Chairman of the American Hotel Lodging Association and was appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Advisory Board for three years.
He retired as President and CEO of BWH Hotel Group (comprised of Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Sure Stay Hotels and WorldHotels) at the end of 2021.He has the reputation of genuinely caring for people and the art of hospitality. As a result, he has received numerous awards and accolades, including:
Lifetime Achievement Awards from Business Travel News, International Hotel Investment Forum and UJA Federation in 2022.Recipient of the inaugural Arne Sorenson Social Impact Award in 2022.Innovator of the Year award from Hotel Interactive and Innovation Award from Guest Lab (Italy).·In 2021, Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) presented him with the WINiT Best Mentor/Male Coach award.
David Kong provides background on how he excelled in the hospitality industry and offers advice how others can too -At a young age, David moved to the United States from Hong Kong with his parents. He began his career as a busboy in Hawaii and then went on to work for Hyatt, Omni, Hilton, KPMG and then recruited by Best Western, where he eventually worked his way up to CEO. His story is fascinating and yes, he's one of the nicest, smartest people you'll ever have the good fortune to hear on a podcast!
Ep. 42 Lisa Welch Beats to the Heart of Hospitality
Cary Broussard and Dr. Faye Hall Jackson team up to interview VisitDallas culture guru Lisa Chase Welch purpose is to inspire teams to create a sustainable culture that is inclusive, positive, respectful and FUN!
Lisa's passion is "the people business" and everything that supports the hospitality industry, her local community and educating future leaders.
Born in Guatemala, raised as an Army Brat and having lived throughout the US and abroad, Lisa fell in LOVE with hospitality working in restaurants and hotels and graduated from the University of Houston, Conrad N. Hilton College. She has been a Director of People for large brands, including Hyatt, Starwood and Omni hotels as well as boutique lifestyle brands, Virgin Hotels, The Joule, Makeready and Hotel ZaZa.
Most recently the head of Culture and People for Visit Dallas, we learn why every experience Lisa has is based on developing long lasting friendships. Her mission is to provide internal guests (employees) with the BEST experience possible so that they can create memorable moments for every guest.
Ep. 41 Women's History Maker - Dr. Lalia Rach, First NYU Dean of Hospitality
Dr. Lalia Rach, who has served as dean at several top hospitality and tourism programs. Ever the entrepreneur, Dr. Rach provides a glimpse into her new book, Managing the Book On You - Rewriting Your Leadership Story. Dr. Rach is now at Associate Luxury Hotels International as Executive Managing Director, is a classic story teller who will keep your attention with her honest and engaging perspective and advice. Enjoy!
At New York University, Dr. Rach "Lalia" created one of the world’s most innovative graduate and undergraduate programs in the business of hospitality, sports, and tourism. In her eighteen-year tenure there, she was responsible for creating the first graduate concentration in hospitality revenue management and for increasing the stature and attendance at the industry’s premier conference (NYU Hospitality Investment and Development Conference) where for more than a decade she opened the event by interviewing CEO’s from the global hotel industry.
Cary Broussard worked together with Lalia Rach as an adjunct professor at NYU Hotel School and whilie Cary was head of the Women On Their Way program at Wyndham Hotels where she and Lalia and others at Wyndham launched the first business travelers survey, where more women were interviewed than men.
Ep. 40 How Mastermind Connecting Can Be the Wind Beneath Your Career Wings
Podcast host Cary Broussard talks with Tuskegee University executive and professor Dr Faye Hall Jackson about the benefits of joining a Mastermind Group, Executive Coaching - and voting!
Ep. 39 Actor, writer, activist and creative magic maker Eugene Pidgeon believes in miracles
The fascinating actor, writer and entrepreneur Eugene Pidgeon talks with podcast host Cary Broussard about his journey into acting and his movie project Eugene Can Fly. Never defined simply by his abilities or his stature - Eugene has one of the most inspiring life stories to share with all of us - He advocates "wherever I am - that's where I'm supposed to be." Eugene, like Cary, believes in magic. Eugene adds: "When someone asks if you believe in miracles, we should all say 'no' - I RELY on miracles!"
Here's a great interview with Eugene Pidgeon in the Chicago Reader
We encourage you to listen to this interview and have as much fun as we did listing to Eugene's fabulous stories and background. Reach out to friends, family and colleagues you haven't spoken with in a while and tell them you miss them and take a listen to what courage, love and wit sounds like in the words and life of Eugene Pidgeon.
Eugene Pigeon was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and currently lives in Ventura, California.
He is an actor, known for Inhabited (2003), Games of Survival (1989) and The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012) among other roles.