Manage Smarter 187 — Deborah Coviello: The CEO Compass — How To Get Back On Track

Deborah Coviello on the Manage Smarter Show from SalesFuel

Deborah Coviello is the Founder of Illumination Partners and the host of The Drop In CEO podcast. For more than twenty years, she has been transforming businesses from within, elevating the talents of their organizations to new performance levels. Her experience has taught her to put tremendous value on people, whom she considers as the heart of every business. When hiring a consultant, Deborah Coviello knows that the primary goal will always be a resolution to a problem.

As The Drop In CEO, Deborah provides her clients with 25+ years worth of experience and strategy in Quality and Operational Excellence roles combined with her 20 years in the Flavors and Fragrance industry, to identify, assess, and solve the issues that are preventing their business growth. Certified as Lean and Six Sigma Blackbelt in Process Improvement, she has also developed significant leadership insight that “People’’ are your greatest tool in your toolbox.

In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Deborah discuss:

  • Why your peace of mind is critical for the success of you and your organization
  • The real reason you’re feeling off track… and no, it has nothing to do with your expertise!
  • Challenging you CEO mindset and how to become a “high-​performer”
  • Silent leaders—What are they and how they offer superb leadership in different ways

"A recent study showed nearly 60% of leaders feel depleted at the end of day. This feeling is a key indicator of burnout and makes it difficult to lead and inspire others."

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Audrey Strong heads all external and internal communications for SalesFuel, including public relations — which she has directed since 2014. Prior to SalesFuel, she founded her own public relations firm and served years as an award-​winning journalist in television news. Audrey earned her degree in broadcast journalism from Ohio University.
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