In Defense of Adversity - Turning Challenges Into Success

August 2, 2018
Hosted by Kathy Fairbanks

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Episode Description

In the book, In Defense of Adversity, released October 25, 2017, by Richter Publishing, Steve Gavatorta describes how adversity, failure, change, and conflict can be catalysts for positive change – opportunities to evolve into who we were born to be. In today’s chaotic environment it’s easy to become risk-averse, frustrated, and afraid. In Defense of Adversity teaches us skills to handle adversity, leveraging it into chances for growth. In this show, we'll address this problem head-on, bridging the gap between what we’re naturally inclined to do in the face of adversity and what we should do for the best outcomes in today’s high tech, fast-paced, rapidly changing world. Like beauty, adversity is in the eye of the beholder; how you perceive and respond to adversity determines your life’s journey. Tune in to develop your roadmap for navigating adversity and building a foundation that helps you not just survive adversity, but thrive from it.

The Compassionate Samurai Business Hour

The Compassionate Samurai Business Hour

Thursday at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Success and integrity are not mutually exclusive, which is the foundation for The Compassionate Samurai Business Hour. Blending a warrior-like mindset with character traits of compassion in order to produce extraordinary results is key. Business often produces two types of leaders. The first are those who are nice, good-hearted, and compassionate, but can’t make much happen. The other type can make everything happen, they are creators, go-getters, and the aggressive producers in society. However, they’re often self-centered, greedy and unethical. Both the show host and guests share stories and tools for overcoming obstacles and provide wise short cuts for producing key sustainable results in business. You will discover unique roadmaps for producing a large amount of sustainable change in a short period of time. You will take lifelong learning to a whole new level where the important questions are asked and only you hold the answer to just how high you’re committed to climb.

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Kathy Fairbanks

Kathy Fairbanks

Kathy Fairbanks is a Strategic Business Warrior with a SHARP Compassionate Edge. Always articulate and entertaining, The Compassionate Samurai Business Hour has been addicting legions of listeners since its launch with Voice America in 2015. Kathy infuses her program with a twenty-year career in the financial service industry as an award-winning sales producer with CitiGroup and General Electric. She connects those strategic business skill sets with the ten traits of the Compassionate Samurai developed by Klemmer and Associates Leadership Seminars. Campaigning for their mission statement of creating bold, ethical leaders who are committed to a world that works for everyone with no one left out is always top of mind. Each show guest provides cutting-edge wisdom and invites you to digest the life-long learning tools discussed and to put these brand new tools into immediate action. Prior to entering the financial services arena, Kathy attended Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and received a B.S. in transportation and public utilities management. She is honored to serve on the Advisory Board at Pathways for Veterans in support of veterans and their families to create full and abundant lives, post military service. Kathy and her husband of 28 years live in Marin County California and are the blessed parents of two young adults who are both recent Klemmer Leadership graduates.

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