Deb Boelkes is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, symposium producer, and founder of Business World Rising, LLC. She developed her unique sense of leadership style rising through the ranks of a male-dominated business world starting at age twelve. During her 30-year career leading sales, global business operations and professional services organizations within Fortune 500 technology companies, including AT&T, IBM, and Arrow Electronics, Deb gained an undisputed reputation as a passionate, people-oriented leader who, together with her teams, could always be trusted to deliver WOW results.
In today’s episode of Small-Time Leaders, Deb Boelkes share with us how to build fast and meaningful relationships. She shares how to walk in a crowd with the perception of walking in like it’s your party. Switch your mindset like others are there for you and spark conversations by asking them questions about themselves. Listen to this episode for some tips and tricks on how to build that immediate connection with others.
She launched Business World Rising in 2009, originally as Business Women Rising, a leadership development firm dedicated to the advancement of high-potential business women to senior leadership roles. Deb highlights her most important leadership lessons learned in her books, The WOW Factor Workplace: How to Create a Best Place to Work Culture, published in 2019, and Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring, published in 2020. Deb is currently working on her next book, to be published in early 2021, Women on Top: What’s Keeping You from Executive Leadership? Each of Deb’s books are chock full of interviews with authentically down to earth heartfelt executives who have been there, done that.
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