Escape the Alligator Pit of too many demands and frustrations!
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"International Dimensions of Strong Corporate Cultures" - Friday, April 1, 2016, Austin, TX

"International Dimensions of Strong Corporate Cultures" - Friday, April 1, 2016, Austin, TX

"International Dimensions of Strong Corporate Cultures" - Friday, April 1, 2016, Austin, TX

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Warm regards,
Carrie​  Vanston
The Alligator Wrangler

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    Why CEOs Get Stuck in the Alligator Pit
    Many CEOs find themselves feeling like they are stuck in the proverbial alligator pit of stress and drained energy. It’s not surprising because countless responsibilities, personalities, and expectations are snapping at them constantly. So what's stopping them from getting out of the pit, staying out of it, and moving on to be the energized, effective, and fulfilled leaders they want to be?
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    Wonderful Video Message on Considering Others' Troubles, Not Just Our Own
    "Get Service" -- Wonderful video message on considering others' troubles, not just your own.
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    18 May, 2019
    The Ultimate Quesiton - Do You Validate? World Champion Speech by Lance Miller
    I had the pleasue of attending a wonderful talk by professional speaker and speaking coach Lance Miller and learned about Lance’s inspiring Toastmaster International 2005 winning speech, “The Ultimate Question." The amazing talk focuses on the importance of taking the time to validating yourself and others.
  4. Carrie Vanston #4 Top Read Article TX CEO Magazine 2015
    10 Mar, 2016
    Carrie's Culture Article Places #4 of "Top Ten Most Read Articles of 2015" - TX CEO Magazine
    I believe my article “Five Keys to an Engaged and Innovative Culture“ placing #4 on "Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2015" at Texas CEO Magazine points to the growing importance of organizations connecting around shared purpose with a clear eye to future. Companies that care about and encourage employees and stakeholders to be part of future path have happier customers and bigger profit and impoact.
  5. Roy Spence with Carrie Vanston at Presentation
    01 Feb, 2016
    Takeaways From Roy Spence of The Purpose Institute & GSD&M Presentation
    I had the pleaure of hearing the funny and very inspiring Roy Spence, Co-Founder and Chairman of GSD&M, a leading marketing communications and advertising company  speak about his experiences in creating a fantastic culture at GSD&M. Roy is also Co-Founder and CEO of The Purpose Institute and author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business is Driven by Purpose.  Here are my favorite takeaways: Roy’s mentor and