Lessons from the Fire: Dealing with unexpected change
We lost our house in one of the California fires. While it was a tragedy, many lessons were learned.”
Margie Blanchard has earned a reputation worldwide as a compelling motivational speaker, an accomplished management consultant and trainer, a best-selling author, and an entrepreneur. She was the co-recipient with her husband, Dr. Kenneth Blanchard, of the Entrepreneur of the Year award from Cornell University. Coauthor of The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life and Working Well: Managing for Health and High Performance, and Leading at a Higher Level, Dr. Blanchard is well-versed in a variety of topics and often speaks on leadership, balance, managing change, aging parents, and life planning. As co-founder of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, she works diligently with Ken, developing the company into one of the premier management consulting and training companies in the world. Dr. Blanchard served as president of the company from 1987–1997, leading its rapid growth and success. Margie now heads the firm’s unique Office of the Future— a think tank charged with shaping the future of both the training industry and the company. Dr. Blanchard received her bachelor and master degrees from Cornell University and her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.