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If you are CEO of an emerging company that knows marketing will “put you on the map” and drive critical early growth, but you’re not quite ready for a full-time executive partner, Heidi can help you establish the foundation, plans and activities to set you on the right path to success and expansion.
If you’re CMO of any size company that has more “can’t fail” priority initiatives than you have team members, time, or sanity to address, Heidi will be the like-minded professional that cares about your success as much as you do, and quietly help you deliver on the results your CEO is counting on.
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… to stop the madness and inspire the right results
Marketers sure have a lot to deal with. WAY more than ever. Not only do they have to be be as left-brained as Einstein and as right-brained as Picasso, they need to keep up with the swiftly-shifting marketing tactics and media, serve as change agent for their company, tirelessly “engage” fickle and demanding customers, be a technologist tracking all the latest trends, and, oh yeah, deliver more leads and customers than the company has ever seen before. Makes you wonder if the “M” in CMO stands for “masochist”!
Heidi has their back. There is a lot of marketing-tactic support and education available, but marketers, marketing teams, and their CMOs can turn to Heidi to get the support they need to focus and deliver on what matters: their goals, their results, their careers, and their lives. This is what Heidi called Marketing Moksha.
Heidi designs customized programs for teams or individual marketers to:
While circling the globe, Heidi has helped fast-moving and game-changing companies, as well as their marketers, be the most they can be.
During her 25+ year career, she has held executive marketing positions for leading high-tech companies such as Polycom, Interwoven, and Autonomy; hyper-growth SaaS trailblazers like GlobalEnglish and Cloudwords; and now future-shaping learning and innovation leader, Singularity University. Heidi also served previously as an international business consultant specializing in China, and worked with the world's most renowned business and political leaders in her 7 years at Business Week magazine (ask her to tell you her Henry Kissinger story!).
Born in New York City, Heidi's career has allowed her to call many lands her home: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany, and Singapore. But wherever she is, Heidi's most at home leading change, repositioning companies, building legendary teams, reaching lofty goals, delivering results, and "pushing the envelope" on creativity and innovation. At the same time, she is often referred to as "the voice of reason" and someone even said she put the 'zen' in Lorenzen! This is a highly revered and rare fusion in today's fast and frenzied business environment, amidst a digital revolution in marketing.
Heidi is known for her ability to see the deeper potential in companies, products and people, then point her passion, creativity and strategic thinking toward creating the absolute highest value from them. She is dedicated to helping companies reach their goals and potential in ways they may not have otherwise discovered, and to helping marketers stay productive, sane and happy in what is perhaps on of the most challenging career paths today!
Heidi holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Middlebury College (where she also learned to speak Mandarin Chinese, which she's fluent in), and an MBA in International Management from New York University's Stern School of Business (which included a semester at the Chinese University of Hong Kong). She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and heads up marketing at Singularity University, while teaching a capstone Business Strategy class at San Francisco State University on the side.
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