Sep 2, 2020 • 42M

Meet The"Queen Of The Pivot" and Learn How To Manage Diverse Top-Performers When You're Trying To Accomplish Big, Meaningful Goals As A Group

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Facilitating a successful “Meeting of the Minds” means getting top-performers from diverse backgrounds, all of whom have unique goals and perspectives, to sit at the same table and work towards collective decisions.

My friend Constance Dierickx is the perfect person to learn from on pivoting, high stakes negotiations and facilitations, and so much more!

Constance Dierickx is an author, speaker, and contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes who advises boards and senior execs when the stakes are high, crises are looming, and decisions must be made ASAP.

During our interview, we discussed How to Create The Conditions To Optimize Your Success, how she became “Queen of the Pivot” (something we could all learn from right now navigating the pandemic), how to increase self-awareness regarding how you work, and why it’s dangerous to marinate in the sauce (that story starts at 15:54).

Constance advise boards and senior executives when the stakes are high and in crisis.

As an expert in mergers and acquisitions, her clients include small private companies and global public corporations.

She also contribute to Harvard Business Review and Forbes and is the author of High-Stakes Leadership: Leading through crisis with courage, judgment, and fortitude

…and co-author of The Merger Mindset: How to get it right in the high-stakes world of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Her M&A clients succeed 400% more often than the average.

In CEO succession, her clients retain over 95% of the internal executive talent who were contenders for the top job, but not selected.

And that’s only the beginning of her long list of personal and professional accomplishments!

Due to the sensitive nature of her work, many of her clients cannot be named.

However, of the companies she’s able to boast about, she’s worked with: AAA, AT&T, Belk, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Chubb, Cox Enterprises, DIRECTV, IBM, Johnson Controls, Joy Global, NextGear Capital, Olive Garden, Schnabel Engineering, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Westinghouse.

Check out our interview above by clicking the embedded video or listening to the audio only at the top of this post!



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-Jared Kleinert

Jared Kleinert is the founder of Meeting of the Minds (, as well as a TED speaker, 2x award-winning author, and USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial".

Meeting of the Minds curates "super-connectors" and subject matter experts as invite-only attendees to 3 day summits in places like Napa Valley, Bermuda, and elsewhere, as well as “deep dives” such as this Marketing and Biz Dev strategy & implementation workshop. Members of the MOTM network include CEOs of 7, 8, and 9-figure businesses, creators of globally-recognized brands and social movements, New York Times bestselling authors, founders of pre-IPO tech unicorns, c-suite execs from Fortune 500 companies, and others.

Jared's career began at 15 years old when he started his first company, and took off at 16 while working as the first intern, and then one of the first 10 employees, for an enterprise SaaS company called 15Five, which today has raised over $40M and has almost 2000 forward-thinking companies as monthly recurring clients.

Later, Jared would become a delegate to President Obama's 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia, write multiple books including the "#1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015", and speak at TED@IBM the day before he turned 20. 

As a highly-sought after keynote speaker and consultant, Jared’s clients range from organizations like Facebook, Samsung, Bacardi, Estee Lauder, IBM, Cornell, Berkeley, AdAge, and the National Speakers Association. His insights on entrepreneurship, networking, marketing, and business development have been featured in Forbes, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, NPR, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Fox Business and more.

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