Chocolate in pretty much any form entices me and a good portion of the rest of the world. Although I do have friends that don’t like it or are allergic to it they still are intrigued by it. Ask a group of your friends what their favorite kind of chocolate delight is and you will probably get as many answers as the number of people you ask.
So what does chocolate have to do with entrepreneurs? Everything if you want to be a highly successful one.
Listen as my guest Rose Fass and I discuss The Chocolate Conversation in business and how leadership happens in the conversation. Rose will also share insights from her time as the Chief Transformation Officer at Xerox and leading others corporations through change.
Rose Fass is the founder and CEO of fassforward Consulting Group, a leading edge business transformation boutique. Rose works with executive teams from fortune 500 companies. Her work delivers thought leadership along with methodologies, and tools that enable clients to address tough challenges, solve complex business problems, execute on their strategies, and deliver bottom line results.
She has over 35 years of corporate experience in technology and consumer-based industries. During her career she has opened new businesses in the United States, been a general manager with full P&L responsibility and led major corporate transformations. As the Chief Transformation Officer at Xerox Corporation, Rose led the transition to the global industry and solutions business. She integrated acquisitions, diverse cultures and operating units to develop and execute the new enterprise strategy. Prior to starting fassforward consulting group, Rose was a corporate SVP at Gartner where she was responsible for creating the new business model, and working with the business units to execute on the global strategy.
A dynamic speaker, Rose is frequently invited to speak at private and public sector events. She has been a guest on CNBC, is quoted in several bestselling business books and is the author of the newly released book, The Chocolate Conversation: Lead Bittersweet Change, Transform your Business. She is listed in Forbes’ 2012, Top 10 Women Business Leaders of New York. Her firm has been awarded the Inc.500/5000 for three consecutive years.
Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s School of Management and completed the Advanced Executive Studies Program at Harvard Business School.