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Get Your Forms

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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You don’t want to write in your book?  You can’t write on a kindle or ebook?  Not a problem.  You can go to the website: www.leadershipinwonderland.com and download and print the fillable forms.  While there, you can read the blog posts written before publishing, learn about the authors, discover the “Leadership…” related workshops, and watch the video interview.

Wait, are you perhaps lost?  Please allow me to backtrack.  SGES founder, Susan Goldberg, and a colleague,  Rebecca Lacy of Pinnacle Management Group, self-published a refreshingly fun view of becoming a better leader, titled “Leadership in Wonderland”.  The kindle version  is available and was recently updated.  The hard copy will be available in mid to late November 2016.  The book fills today’s need of a written work on leadership that is welcoming, accessible to all, and offers no prescription of what to think; instead the reader would be entertained by the short book and invited to participate and respond to the questions within the workbook so they can see how they personally process information, judge and act.  In our social times, this naturally leads to meaningful conversations with others, to gather their feedback, about topics included in the book, such as: building relationships with potential allies, navigating conflict, understanding others agendas, inspiring communication between different departments, etc.

The book grew out of an executive search consultant and a training coach’s experiences with senior executives who were never taught how to lead others and didn’t know what they didn’t know.  There was no one around to impart wisdom to the new leaders, therefore they were stuck.  A book that would help them get unstuck and that didn’t produce fear or anxiety because it was disguised as a storybook and seen to be fun and unorthodox, was just the thing they could use.

You can read all about it on the new website, www.leadershipinwonderland.com which just launched, and you can read the first chapter there as well.  You want the whole thing?  You can purchase it at Amazon http://amzn.to/2eK24vV

We also welcome you to reach the two authors at leadershipinwonderland@gmail.com

Grab some tea or coffee and sit with Alice and her book.  Alice Liddell, of Alice in Wonderland fame, is looking forward to having adventures with you.

Living a Childhood Dream

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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Have you ever had a dream as a child that you wanted to fulfill so much that it stayed with you as you got older? Perhaps you wanted to produce a film, act on Broadway, curate an art exhibit?  Or maybe you wanted to be responsible for saving a life, setting an athletic world record, or creating something that enhances a number of people’s lives?  They’re all wonderful.

I’m Susan Goldberg .  I’ve always wanted to be an author.  I even had a pen name chosen.  Years passed,  my life became more practical.  I had two careers, the current one kept me very busy and fulfilled and I felt good about all the companies and individuals I have helped  in my business, but I wasn’t an author.  Time went by.  I wondered if I would ever see a glimpse of that dream become a reality.  It only had to be one book.

July 18, 2016 the kindle version of my book was released (the paperback will launch in early Fall).  And, what made it even better is that I had a co-author, Rebecca Lacy, who helped make it happen.  In fact, because she rekindled that spark and challenged me that we could do this, that we did.  We worked together seamlessly, with one voice, and with much joy.

“Leadership in Wonderland”,  available on Amazon Kindle is a work of fiction with a workbook attached.  The book was written for young professionals, first time entrepreneurs, creatives and other non-traditional leaders to discover or reinforce your leadership strengths and be alerted to the things you were never taught but it was assumed you knew .   It involves self-evaluation, problem solving and coming to terms with preconceived notions and biases you may not be aware that you hold.  But the book is also for the dreamer who lives in all of us.   Perhaps not a coincidence that the main character in “Leadership in Wonderland”, Alice, drawn from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” was also a dreamer.  Hmmmm.

Got a dream?  It will never go away until you make it real.  Come on, take that first step.

The Necessity of Reinvention

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

industry  Change is a way of life.  Reinvention is necessary to stay relevant, current and valuable.  No advertised brand uses the same ad campaign year after year.  No product stays the same without upgrades, new ingredients, new features even if they are not mentioned in marketing.  No business stays the same.  Many of you may have seen content changes to reflect our rebranding within our social media, the Susan Goldberg Executive Search facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Susan-Goldberg-Executive-Search-Consulting-/ or Susan Goldberg’s linkedin account page https://www.linkedin.com/in/susangoldbergconsult .  Those changes have now hit our website www.susangoldbergsearch.com .  Who is Susan Goldberg Executive Search or SGES?  What do we do?  What is our specialty?  Who do we work with?  Why are we different?  The rebranding is all under one roof in our website. Simply and cleanly. Our core values are the same, but our focus has narrowed and we’ve added an additional service due to what we were experiencing within our client industries, retention strategy/ keeping your people.  We hope you like the site.  Let us know.

SGES in the WSJ

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Is retained executive search consulting all about simply filling an executive level position?  No.  If it were any internal staffing professional could make a transaction and fill a position.   Retained executive search is built upon relationships, advising, accumulating and sharing knowledge. It’s not about transactions.  A good search consultant will be a strong advocate, marketer and advisor to their clients and to the candidates.  Besides all that, most good search consultant’s nature is all about the desire to be at the forefront of making deals happen in the bigger picture of business: beyond placing the right executive for a client, other contributions may include referring contacts to create direct business relationships and business sources for leads;  advising on hiring, building an organization or team; or, negotiating a new contract for a new or continuing position.   An update on the retained executive search industry was written by Julie Bennett and published within the Marketplace section of Wednesday, October 2nd’s Wall Street Journal.   Susan of SGES was interviewed for that article.  It included additional thoughts about the industry from Susan, the President of the AESC (the industry’s association) Peter Felix, and a couple of other search consultants.  You can read it at:  https://members.aesc.org/eweb/Dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=SearchWireArticle&wps_key=f42f0d8f-0e23-42f4-9188-3fb16e3c8d2d

Static No More

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Earlier in the year, the company website for SGES was revamped.  It has undergone additional changes today.  The homepage now includes a photo stream of Susan Goldberg, the founder and principal, shot during the course of a Wednesday.  The stream replaces a static image of her similar to the one in the “who” section of the site, www.susangoldbergsearch.com . We worked with both our graphic designer, Cristian Fleming, of The Public Society team (www.thepublicsociety.com), and the package deal of Jade Dressler, from Plant Agency (www.plantagency.com) and Alvaro (Al) Montagna, from Small Earth VC (www.smallearthvc.com). 

Cristian and Susan worked on the idea for the photo streaming while she was formulating the updated branding for the firm.  Then, Al captured the core energy of the Susan Goldberg Executive Search brand in the candid photo shots of Susan while she was working.  Susan wanted the photographs to “show me functioning naturally during the progression of a day”.  The objective was to catch her at varied times, doing and thinking different things.  “I work with people who are multi-dimensional real people, who are not just resumes.  I want people viewing the site to understand I am a real person too, not a posed image of a person”.  We welcome your feedback to let us know if we accomplished our goal.  Thanks to Cristian, Jade and Al for their patience and joint efforts.

“Why” SGES Website Revamped

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

SGES reworked, reworded, and repositioned the company website, www.susangoldbergsearch.comwww.sgesconsulting.com),   to be consistent with all marketing and sales.  The homepage, our purpose, who, news, sges retained search, Hiring 101 pages: all have been updated.   There will be other changes in the next few months including the giving back page, and a couple of graphics/visuals.  It become important for us at SGES to have a more unique brand that better reflects who we are and would attract like minds to the way we conduct our business and what we stand for as a company: an alternative approach to leadership, a direct honest style, a personal touch,  embracing the idea of giving back,  environmentally friendly,  and open-minded.   It’s also a reminder that our business is all about putting people first  (not transactions, procedures, technology or accounting).  

Special thanks to Simon Sinek for his speech and book, “Start with Why” which was the catalyst for the motivation behind the enhanced marketing efforts.

SGES offers Mini-Sessions at Pace University’s Career Coaching Event

Friday, October 29th, 2010

On Monday, November 1st, 2010, SGES will be participating in this fall’s career coaching clinic, at Pace University in downtown Manhattan.  The event will be hosted and sponsored by Pace University’s Career Services specifically Dr. Barry Miller and Ms. Stephanie Elson. There will be two sessions, one for bachelor degree recipients and one for MBA degree recipients.  The clinic is free and available to recent graduates and alumni.  The brevity of the sessions allows for one or two questions per graduate and questions are those which can be responded to within a short timeframe.  Questions in the past have included: how to respond to specific interview questions, how to rework a resume, how to conduct a job search in many industries at once,  how to increase the odds of a successful job search, and is it realistic to pursue a particular industry given a person’s specific work experience and level of contacts.  For additional information, contact Pace Career Services via email at bmiller@pace.edu, selson@pace.edu  or Susan Goldberg at coaching@susangoldbergsearch.com.  Information can also be found on Facebook and Linkedin Groups, Pace-Lubin MBA Alumni.   We look forward to seeing you there.

SGES Co-hosting Networking Event and Career Coaching Workshop, “Trying It on For Size” on June 16, 2010 in NYC

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

SGES is organizing a networking event and workshop for professional women who are considering making a career or job change.  The event will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 5:00 PM until 8:30PM, at the luxurious Carlisle Collection showroom, 16 East 52nd Street, 16th Floor. June 16 Trying it on for Size.  The evening will consist of networking and hors d’oeuvres, a half hour devoted to “Attracting Success with a Fresh Approach to Your Business Style” presentation by Leena Gurevich of The Carlisle Collection, an hour devoted to classes focused on “Discovering and Repositioning Your Skills for a New Market” presented by Susan Goldberg of SGES, and an hour devoted to “Communicating Your Value to Others; The Art of Pitching Yourself Clearly, Concisely and With Confidence” presented by Jackie Kellso of Pointmaker Communications. There will be breaks in between the sessions.  Each attendee will receive feedback and pointers.  The cost for the evening’s event is $45 per person.  Attendance is limited to ensure a manageable class size.  RSVP by June 9, please email coaching@susangoldbergsearch.com.