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Episode Three: Kathleen Wood

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  • Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE

    President and CEO, Association Forum

    Michelle Mason is the President and CEO of Association Forum. Association Forum is the “association of associations” in Chicago. Founded in 1916, it has nearly 4,000 members. Prior to Association Forum, Michelle served as a managing director at the American Society for Quality (ASQ). In this role, she concentrated on business development, membership, component relations, innovation, advocacy, social responsibility, and process improvement efforts. Prior to she was Vice President of Strategic and Future Focused Research at the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE).

  • Kathleen Wood

    Kathleen Wood—renowned business growth strategist, trailblazer, keynote speaker and entrepreneur whisperer shares her real-life insights and proven formulas for success.

    Kathleen’s presentations center on the need to narrow priorities and align teams. With practical tools that participants can apply immediately within their organizations and real-life examples drawn from her experience as a sought-after business consultant, she expertly guides you through the process of fostering unstoppable, competitive teams poised to charge ahead.

    On stage, she is perpetually upbeat and humorous, a dynamic presence with just the right amount of tough-love in her messaging. She captivates audiences with her confidence and with her firsthand understanding of how businesses operate and what it takes to create and maintain powerful, lasting brands. Listeners take away unique and valuable insights on leadership, organizational growth and teambuilding—and strategies for conquering their toughest business challenges.