Heather Paquette a veteran of the United States Air Force is now Managing Partner for KPMG’s Michigan Office, and Karen Jacobsen is the “VOICE” of over 100 million GPS units, she literally tells you where to go, are featured on next Thursday’s episode of Deanne DeMarco’s entertaining, informative and inspiring program, “Today’s Inspiring Women.”
Both women are guests on Thursday, September 5, 2013, during Deanne DeMarco’s
Today, Heather Paquette is the Managing Partner for KPMG in Michigan where she’s responsible for the strategic direction and growth of KPMG’s Detroit and Grand Rapid’s offices and in making KPMG a great place to build a career. Heather has more than 22 years of financial audit, information technology and business process experience, focusing on risk and control.
Heather is also a veteran of the United States Air Force and prior to joining KPMG, served in the United Kingdom and then in Southern Regional Operation Center for NATO in Naples, Italy.
Heather is a 2012 national ATHENA Award Recipient. Heather has been recognized by the Glass Hammer as a 2009 Rising Star, by the Illinois CPA Society as a 2009 Women to Watch and by KPMG as their 2010 Working Mother of the Year for Working Mother Magazine.
Deanne DeMarco asks Heather about the challenges she faced as a US Air Force Veteran and gets her advice on how her military experience supported her current career and what advice she has for women just starting out in a career.
Deanne DeMarco’s second guest, Karen Jacobsen is the “VOICE” in over 100 million GPS units, as well as on cruise ships and elevators. When Karen Jacobsen walks on stage, there is no question she is in the driver’s seat. The GPS Girl, Karen Jacobsen’s speaking voice is in over 100 million GPS units giving drivers directions worldwide. She has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, in The New York Times, NY Daily News, Glamour magazine and was named one of People Magazine s Most Intriguing People. She speaks and sings to groups who want to inspire the best in their people, and create a road map for their future. She s that voice that guides you when you are lost and reassures you when you are wondering if you are headed in the right direction. You could say she specializes in telling people where to go.
Deanne DeMarco, who has 20 successful years as a business coach, professional speaker and management trainer , said, “Each week on the show I interview extraordinary and inspiring women who may not yet be household names but are business and entrepreneurial rising stars or have solid, practical advice for my audience. Heather’s personal achievements are truly inspirational and her principles for success can be applied to any business. Karen taps into a subject that affects so many women. So if you need to “recalculate”
Deanne DeMarco herself has used her innovative strategies—drawn from successful experiences as a scientist, college instructor, management trainer, Fortune 500 manager, author and entrepreneur—
“Today’s Inspiring Women” airs Thursdays at noon Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Radio. www.voiceamerica.com/
About The Host:
Deanne DeMarco’s career has revolved around helping people break through boundaries and career roadblocks. She has a strong business background with expertise in medicine, education and utilities. As a medical scientist she was on the original three-member team that first discovered the cancer link to second-hand smoke. As a corporate trainer her management coaching program won national recognition from Training Magazine’s Top 100. Deanne conducts fun, interactive workshops and seminars and is a keynote speaker at business and association meetings around the world. For more information:
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