“Why is Fawn so powerful and influential over peoples’ lives? It is her unique ability to read people inside-out, then connect and resonate with them naturally. She does not need authority or title to inspire people. It is her, as a human being and an informal leader, that inspires us to exceed our own expectations and succeed. You talk to her for one minute and you get it instantly.” Wilson Zhu, Executive Vice President, Michaels
If you take nothing else away from your encounter with Fawn Germer, you will learn that striving to outdo yourself will make almost anything possible. Fawn urges people to take risks, push themselves to their limits and believe in themselves – and have fun while doing so! I believe her new book will inspire her many readers and supporters.” Jill B. Smart, Chief Human Resources Officer – Accenture
“In these challenging economic times, all of us need to stay focused and motivated in order to succeed. Fawn gives us the nourishment we need – she hits us squarely in the eyes with practical advice and useful reminders. She urges us to leave behind any ‘woe is me’ thinking, get up, dust ourselves off and put ourselves in a position to win.” Mike Salzberg, President, Campbell Sales Company, the $3.2 billion arm of the Campbell’s Soup Company.
For many, the current downturn in our economy is a new experience. Without the proper mindset and perspective it is easy to lose hope. Finding the UP in the Downturn gives us power to persevere during the darkest times and guides us into the light of better times. This is absolutely a must read. Elizabeth Baker, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, SAP
Fawn Germer hit the target! Her poignant story-telling captivated our highly technical workforce and delivered a message that reinforced the Army leadership tenets. Whether discussing risk-taking or using the golden rule,
Fawn was loud and clear! Leadership matters and now is the perfect time to make a difference. Dr. Gerardo J. Melendez, Director, US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
“WOW. Fawn is terrific, she absolutely understands the issues. More important, she knows how to truly connect with men and women to help them understand how to capture opportunities and challenge themselves. Fawn’s realism comes across both as a speaker and author. She has lived her lessons and her honesty makes a difference.” Kathy Hannan, Managing Partner, KPMG
“Fawn Germer’s powerful points about taking initiative and overcoming obstacles are outstanding. Her down-to-earth style, personal experiences and sense of humor drive her message home.” Paulo Costa, fmr. CEO, Novartis
“Fawn has had a tremendous impact on my life. She gets right to what really matters. She touches an emotional chord that pushes us out of our comfort zones. Her real life stories help all of us to realize that our shortcomings can turn out to be our greatest gifts. She challenges us to take risks and pull ourselves to a level we never thought we dared to go.” Marie Quintana, VP, Multicultural Sales, PepsiCo
“Having seen Fawn Germer speak, I expected a lot. Finding the UP in the Downturn delivers the hope and direction we need to get moving in spite of tough times. She inspires others to take risks…To push their limits. To step out of their comfort zone… To achieve more than they might have thought possible… To be the best they can be.” Maureen McGurl, fmr. Executive Vice President. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company.
“Fawn defines the word inspirational. I have heard her speak to audiences of +350 men and women and have them laugh, cry, get fired up, and leave determined to take a risk and dare to push their limits. She can pull this off because her own story is so inspirational and she really tells it from her heart. She really grabs you! Her books truly add dimension to her speaking engagements. I have read them all and enjoyed each one more than the last!” Maria Edelson, Director of Sales Capability Development, North America, Procter & Gamble
“Fawn Germer has the uncanny ability to capture an audience at every touchpoint possible. She is smart, witty, charming, challenging, thought provoking, and engaging – all at the same time. She captures both the mind and the heart by inspiring men and women not just to go for the gold, but to get it! I know. I went for it and I got it!” Barb Hartman, fmr. Vice President, Customer Business Development, Procter and Gamble
“Fawn has the gift of finding the truth below the facts and telling it in ways that enable people to act. Because she is fearless and relentless she gets both the big picture and local action. She lives with the motto, “Never let a crisis be wasted – in the crisis is an opportunity to grab”.” Steffie Allen, Principle, The Athena Group, LLC
“Fawn Germer made our night of Hard Won Wisdom one of the most successful events ever held at the Swiss Embassy. It was a memorable night filled with fresh thought and vision, and it worked because her comfort with the audience made us so comfortable with her.” Carlos Orga, Embassy of Switzerland, Minister, Presence Switzerland
“Fawn takes the time to understand the audience and appropriately craft her message. She has a huge knowledge base to draw from and is willing to get creative when working with the group so that her delivery is spot on. Fawn is always engaging, thoughtful and inspiring.” Liz Corey, Director of Organizational Development and Training, Global Imaging Systems, fmr. Senior Talent Manager, Harris Corporation
“Fawn weaves a gripping personal tale into the leadership lesson and has everyone on the edge of their seat. She is warm, engaging, and builds lasting friendships from her associations. I highly recommend Fawn and would hire her again in a heartbeat.” Robin Rodin, Principle, The Rodin Group, fmr. Director of Leadership Development for GlaxoSmithKline
“Fawn is a speaker who stirs your soul. As you listen to her story and to the insights of the amazing people she has interviewed, you can easily internalize the message into your own life. She is easy to relate to, because she is so real.” Kara Pelecky, Senior Manager of Infrastructure Projects, Exelon
“Fawn’s gift is to connecting with others, it is this strength that she draws on to write a must read book for today’s times. If you want to thrive and not survive read Finding the UP in the Downturn.” Trudy Burgois, President, Workforce Excellence
“Fawn taught me that it is ok to take risks, even when everybody else thinks you are nuts. Break the rules, beat the odds, live your dream –that’s Fawn’s mantra and it’s infectious. She motivates through truth and wisdom— and what makes her better than the rest is that she infuses humor in her stories and is willing to show that she, too, has a vulnerable side.” Renee Warmack, Documentary Filmmaker.
“Fawn Germer is an inspiration! Fawn connects, inspires and motivates people to do the best that they can do in their own industry, field and community. If you want to read some of her jewels of wisdom – pick up one of Fawn’s books. If the opportunity is presented to listen to Fawn speak – TAKE IT!” Keri Douglas, fmr. Press Secretary, Embassy of Switzerland
“We hired Fawn as the keynote speaker for our annual meeting of healthcare market research profressionals. She was certainly one of the highlighs of the 3-day event. As soon as she was onstage, she grabbed and held the attention of our 300+ attendees. She immediately connected with the audience as she shared some of her own profressional challenges, failures and oppressive work enviornments. And then, by way of shaing the insights and learnings she’s assembled from hundreds of interviews with successful men and women, she showed us that success and advancement will always be hard — its hard for everyone– but with a passion to succeed and the courage to move the obstacle in front of us — or to go around it — we too can accomplish great things.” Liz Coyle, VP Global Business Planning & Commerical Operations at IMS Health
“Fawn is one of the smartest and most positive people I have ever met. Over the ten years I have known her she has been an amazing resource, offering perceptive insights, strategies and encouragement, all wrapped up in her unfailing good humor and dynamic style.” Nancy Rawlinson, Editor, Madison magazine
“Fawn is a wonderful author, speaker and friend who the Network of Executive Women considers one of its greatest supporters. We hired Fawn to write a book about the amazing women leaders of our industry-a real turning point for our organization- as we published it and sold over 15,000 copies! Fawn has been a key partner touring the country and facilitating panels of the women featured in the book at our various regional events… Fawn continues to be a source of inspiration, ideas and support for the Network-she embodies our ideals of diversity, inclusion, and finding one’s voice.” Alison Kenney Paul, President, Network of Executive Women