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Using Your Survival Experiences as a Consultant Featuring Jennifer Fondrevay
Episode 9314th May 2021 • Going Solo • Smashing the Plateau
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Jennifer Fondrevay is the Founder and Chief Humanity Officer of Day1 Ready™, a consultancy that advises forward thinking business leaders, owners and C-Suite executives on the people challenges of business transitions, particularly Mergers & Acquisitions.

We discuss:

  • The people challenges of Mergers & Acquisitions [03:29]
  • A premortem: getting all senior leaders on the same page [07:50]
  • Taking into account the future that employees envision for themselves [09:48]
  • The stages that employees go through during a merger [12:05]
  • How to let go of past achievements and pivot how you can contribute to the future [15:30]
  • The part about Mergers & Acquisitions no one’s talking about [18:04]
  • If you’re passion about it, that can make you a force for good [20:58]
  • Drilling down on a niche [22:51]
  • Why you need to be a good consultant [24:27]

As a Fortune 500 C-Suite “survivor” of three separate multibillion-dollar acquisitions, Jennifer authored the satirical survivor’s handbook, “NOW WHAT? A Survivor’s Guide for Thriving Through Mergers & Acquisitions”, which became a #1 new release in six categories on Amazon when launched.

She shares her expertise as a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Inc., Forbes and Thrive Global.

Learn more about Jennifer at and LinkedIn.

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