Karen Otazo

Karen Otazo

Dr. Karen Otazo has been a global executive coach and mentor for executives in transnational companies worldwide for more than 25 years. Her second book, The Truth About Being a Leader (2007), was recognized as one of the Top Five Best Business Books for 2007 by Strategy and Business.

Dr. Otazo’s experience makes her uniquely equipped to work with executives connecting cultures in global corporations, national subsidiaries, international ventures and strategic alliances.

She sits on the boards of Vital Voices Global Partnership, Citizens for Affordable Energy and Best Partners. Karen is a fellow of SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning, an international learning community dedicated to sustainable business.


Sheryl Spanier

Sheryl Spanier

Sheryl Spanier is a thought leader, media contributor and master practitioner of Executive Career Management who is sought out to coach and advise international leaders and their teams. After working as a consultant and market leader for four premier career management companies, she started her own firm in 2004. With more than 25 years in the field, Spanier combines empathy and pragmatism to coach clients in maximizing the interpersonal side of their business strategies and to lead individual and organizational change.

She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a founding member of the Association for Career Professionals International and is certified as a Fellow by the Institute for Career Certification International.



Staying Power: Executive Fit and Flex

Staying Power: Executive Fit and Flex by Sheryl Spanier and Karen Otazo

Book Description:
High-flyers can no longer count on being able to cruise above the corporate turbulence. Great skills, charisma and a strong track record alone won't garner and guarantee career stability.

If you are concerned about staying professionally afloat, are in a holding pattern, or seek to soar above the fray, Staying Power will strengthen your abilities and make you ready for anything!

Packed with practical ideas and tools you can use right now, this handy guide will help you set your sights on exploring and expanding your organizational fit, and then learn how to flex for the changes going on around you.

Staying Power shows how you can fight off fear and build your inner reserves. Best of all, you'll maneuver through management turbulence with calm and confidence.

Product Details:
Published: March 2009
ISBN: 1442172428

Staying Power: Executive Fit and Flex by Sheryl Spanier and Karen Otazo Staying Power: Executive Fit and Flex by Sheryl Spanier and Karen Otazo


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Staying Power goes beyond the current economic storm. This is a timely and also timeless guide for leaders who want to support their organizations and themselves in turbulent circumstances. You can read it in an afternoon and apply the ideas immediately. Its optimistic theme and tools truly have "staying power."

Robert Lee, PhD
Founder, Lee Hecht Harrison
Former President, Center for Creative Leadership
New York, NY

“With decades of experience in high-level executive coaching, Spanier and Otazo have finessed the best strategies to meet the needs of today’s uncertainty & shifts in the marketplace.”

Marcia Greenleaf, Ph.D.
Assist. Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY

“Staying Power is an excellent executive-level desktop checklist and reminder to pay attention to how you drive results while maintaining equanimity, presence and resilience.”

Dr. Joel Levy
Chief Executive Officer,YAI/National Institute for People With Disabilities
New York, NY

"This book offers clear, crisp, practical guidance. You just have to take the time to ‘tune in’ to what is happening around you. One often needs to be reminded of common sense advice provided.”

Jill Dodwell-Groves
Director of Consulting Services,Talent International Development Limited
Central, Hong Kong

“Spanier and Otazo show how cultural awareness, firm faith and self-reflection make the difference. They highlight how authentic and inspiring connections with colleagues and communities speed adaptation in the face of crisis and uncertainty. Keep the book in your survival kit for added staying power.”

Julia Rowntree
Co-Director Clayground Collective Limited
London, UK