Success Matters: #43 February 2013
“Are you ready to create enthusiasm and excitement in your work?”

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Gerrie Dresser,
The Executive / Personal Brand Coach for High Achieving Leaders and Pivotal Leadership Teams . . .

Coaching you to articulate your unique value, stand out IN a crowd, and create sustainable career success!

Conversations and strategies about how to stand out IN a crowd and create sustainable success while making a difference through high impact contributions.

A Message from Gerrie


Are you a fan of watching the Oscar’s with all the fanfare, glamour, and high fashion of Hollywood?

I love hearing the pre-Oscar interviews and learning about the creative journey each member of the team plays in delivering a powerful message to the world. This year, many of the films tell a story about courage, bravery, and leadership in all areas of life.

For example, Lincoln illustrates the wide reaching impact of one man. On one political talk show, experts at the roundtable referenced the film’s value as taking us back to a time when one man’s moral courage and fierce determination to succeed were instrumental in uniting the country and bringing about massive change across the country.

In the corporate business world today, this type of thought leadership is needed to shift the mindset of leaders AND employees. Rather than waiting for the economy to improve, realize that we each hold the keys to our own success.

According to the Conference Board (CB), “engaged employees, those who are fully involved and passionate about work, find their jobs interesting and thus are more likely to be innovative and take the calculated risks and initiatives that drive efficiency toward economic growth.”

Sounds great, right? For more insights, read my Feature Article below, “Are you ready to create enthusiasm and excitement in your work?”

To your unique success,


Gerrie Dresser
Executive l Personal Brand Coach
Who helps high achieving leaders
Accelerate GROWTH through Leadership

Features:  What's Included ...

Speaking Events

We are booking speaking engagements for 2013 in the next few months, and I’m looking forward to meeting with many of the professional organizations where I’ve spoken before, including Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group, Network of Women in Computer Technology, and Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.

  • March 12: “Art & Science of Leading High Performance Teams . . . Elevate Your Leadership, Accelerate Performance, Deliver Higher Business Results”

Network of Women in Computer Technology, 32nd Annual Conference* “Green Today, Here Tomorrow”
Location: PECO/Exelon, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Date/Time: Saturday, March 16: 8:30am – 5:00pm


*The 32nd Annual NWCT Conference opens with the keynote address by Eloise Young, CIO of Philadelphia Gas Works. Since 2007, she has worked towards moving PGW to a green organization.

The closing session features,
Todd Cohen, President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA). He was brought back by popular demand and will challenge you to re-new, re-think, and re-energize!

  • May 17, SAVE THE DATE! “Ignite Your Impact”, a Full Day LIVE Retreat

Gerrie Dresser, Unique Impact CEO/Founder
Retreat Facilitator
Location: Radnor Corporate Center, Radnor, PA
Date/Time: Friday, May 17: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Register: More details coming soon!

To learn more about Gerrie’s speaking and make a referral to your organization, click on link:

Phone: 610-429-0359

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Unique Impact … watch for upcoming announcement!

We’re in the process of revamping our website and brand focus to Unique Impact.

This evolution began with a shift in my mindset and what I’ve heard from you and other leaders who I’ve met during my speaking engagements.

I realized that your unique genius is just the start of the
bigger contribution that you’re making in the world. The real value is when each client / each leader applies their unique genius to make a bigger impact in the world, engaging with their teams and organizations to be more innovative through an engaged and integrated team effort.

So, our brand will be changing from
UniqueGenius™ to UniqueImpact™ with an anticipated launch in 1Q13.

  • Our newsletter will change from Success Matters to Impact Matters to reflect the key differentiator to making a difference in the world . . . taking ACTION in the work that you do for greater impact.

As you will see in my new website, my passion is to help you connect with your purpose and experience more meaning in your life. As a result, you will enjoy your work more and naturally make a much bigger impact in the world.

Unique Impact
. . . the distinctive contribution you make, resulting in a positive ripple effect in the world


I value your input, and look forward to your feedback about our new direction.

Feature Article:
“Are you ready to create enthusiasm
and excitement in your work?”

The Corporate Board (CB) Research Group conducted a survey to measure job satisfaction, and the results were disappointing. “Only 45% of Americans report being satisfied with their work – the lowest level recorded by the CB in the past 20 years.”

The Economist Intelligence Unit research firm published survey results that indicated 84% of top executives believe “disengaged employees are one of the three biggest threats facing their business”. That’s alarming!

Although the reality of fierce competition exists in today’s market, the success of a company is directly correlated with employee morale.

Leaders are in a pivotal position to impact not only the bottom line, product development, and company performance. You, as leaders, are given the opportunity to make an impact that is wide reaching – to your people and all the people whose lives they touch, your organization, and ultimately the company.

Most importantly, you also experience a benefit – a sense of pride in what you contribute and the difference you make in someone else’s life. The surprising outcome is that your people become more engaged with increased enthusiasm about what they contribute.

Take a minute to reflect on this question:

  • Do you find yourself focused so intently on getting the product out, getting the service out, making the numbers, making the deadline, that you forget to take care of your most precious asset — your people?”

A change always starts with one person, YOU.


  • What will you do today to make a more positive impact on your people and your organization?
  • What will you do today to create more excitement and enthusiasm in your own life and career?

It would be so much easier if you could just click a switch (like in the Hollywood films) to magically feel more excited and enthusiastic, wouldn’t it!

Here are a few easy steps that are the formula for success:

  • Be clear about what you WANT, specifically the future you want to create.
  • Next, be clear about the benefit to everyone in your organization and the company.
  • Then, build a sense of camaraderie, inclusiveness, and team. Acknowledge each person’s unique contribution to the team’s overall mission and objectives.

Keep in touch … let me know the results when you add more excitement and enthusiasm in your work!

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Unique Impact Coaching


Coaching is a confidential partnership between you, the Client, and your Coach to help you achieve your next level of success faster and with greater focus and clarity. Some of the benefits include . . .

  • Positions you as a more influential leader
  • Earn the respect and trust of other leaders across all functional areas
  • Other leaders easily recognize what's different, relevant and unique about you
  • Create loyal ‘brand advocates’ who endorse you
  • Helps you forge collaborative partnerships across the organization
  • You are sought out to lead high visibility, highly leveraged and credible projects

Gerrie Dresser is an ICF credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and practical, innovative executive l personal brand coach and thought leader.

If you’re ready to step into a bigger game for your work / life, contact Gerrie for a complimentary Unique Impact Strategic Consultation at

For more information about Gerrie:

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