Positive Disruption with Beth Fisher

April 13, 2020 00:31:00
Positive Disruption with Beth Fisher
Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast
Positive Disruption with Beth Fisher
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Show Notes

I don't know about you, but when I sat down and thought about the idea of disruption in the context of our current COVID-19 nationwide shutdown, I just had to laugh. I mean, if this isn't disruption, what is!?!?!?

But that's not the kind of disruption I'm talking about here.

On Friday I sat down with my friend, Beth Fisher. She's currently Vice President of Advancement at Mel Trotter Ministries in Grand Rapids, MI.  Beth is a highly sought after speaker, life coach, and marketing and sales leader. She's also author of the recently released book, Remorseless: Learning to Lose Labels, Expectations, and Assumptions Without Losing Yourself

Beth is an expert at leading change management initiatives in large organizations, and is currently using that experience to help reshape the processes and infrastructure to help Mel Trotter Ministries become more efficient and effective at delivering on mission. 

Beth helped us tackle big questions like:

I hope this episode brings value to your work and helps you lead your team and your organization's change initiatives more effectively!

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