On the latest episode of Fearless Leadership, Brendan is joined by a truly inspiring guest who has revolutionized the way we think about leadership and negotiation. Ellen Leikind, the founder of PokerDivas, has a unique approach to teaching these critical skills that draw upon the fundamental principles and strategies of poker. Ellen’s work has had a tremendous impact on organizations across a wide range of industries, from finance to healthcare. Her clients include some of the biggest names in business, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pfizer, and Chevron. Through her innovative approach, Ellen has helped countless individuals become better leaders and negotiators. In addition to her work with PokerDivas, Ellen is also the author of PokerWoman: How to Win at Love, Life, and Business using the Principles of Poker. Her book has received rave reviews and has become a must-read for anyone looking to improve their leadership and negotiation skills. Join us as we dive deep into Ellen’s unique approach to leadership and negotiation, and learn how you too can become a fearless leader. Don’t miss this incredible episode of Fearless Leadership with Brendan P. Keegan!
About Ellen Leikind: Ellen is an entrepreneur, corporate innovator, published author, and creator of PokerDivas and The B.O.L.D. System Negotiation program. Her mission: to show how the strategies of poker can be applied to winning in business and life.
A senior marketing executive who launched over a billion dollars in health and beauty products, Ellen was intrigued when poker began to rival golf as a form of corporate networking, and she saw the strong parallels among the strategies of poker, business, negotiation and life itself.
In 2006, Ellen founded PokerDivas, a company that provides live and virtual corporate teambuilding, leadership and diversity programs that empower professionals to become fearless and decisive at the conference table through the skills they acquire at the poker table even if they have never played the game before.
Ellen is the author of POKERWOMAN: How to Win at Love, Life, and Business using the Principles of Poker. She has written on gender issues in business for Parade.com and has been featured on CNBC, Forbes,com, Newsday, and Success magazine.
Ms. Leikind has worked at several Fortune 500 companies including Pfizer and L’Oreal; and was an Executive Consultant for the Direct Response infomercial industry. She has an MBA in marketing from Fordham University, a certificate from Cornell University in Diversity and Inclusion, is a native New Yorker and avid dog lover.
Ellen’s latest entrepreneurial endeavor is the B.O.L.D. System program- a blueprint on how to negotiate for yourself and WIN using the principles of poker.
Hosted By: Brendan P. Keegan