Seventeen years ago when Marsha Petrie Sue met her husband, Al, aka the consummate outdoorsman, she had never camped or been active in the outdoors. When they decided to wed, they also made a pact to stay open to each other’s passions. She has come a long way and is very involved in many activities and associations involving his interests – and he has attended symphony performances and even the theater. With yet another book on how to deal with difficult situations that toxic people dole out to workplace victims, Marsha is in demand all over the country as a top-notch speaker – one of 600 certified professional speakers. When she’s at home in Scottsdale, Ariz., she stays active in outdoor organizations — raising funds and lending sweat equity to various projects.
I am president of Communicating Results, Inc. – a global speaking and publishing business. I’ve been dubbed the “Muhammad Ali” of personal development, leadership, communications and managing change. I like people to think of my presentations as charm school with live ammunition. In my presentations, I dare people to take personal responsibility for their choices, success and life. Whether dealing with employee relationships, increasing productivity or pumping up sales, there are guiding principles that bring energy and fun to any meeting or event.
My latest book, published by John Wiley-New York, is called The Reactor Factor: How to Handle Difficult Work Situations Without Going Nuclear, and is scheduled for release on October 26, 2009. My last book, Toxic People: Decontaminating Difficult People at Work Without Using Weapons or Duct Tape, is a #1 best seller and has been translated into Russian, Romanian, French and Czech. I also authored the award winning CEO of YOU: Leading YOURSELF to Success.
I like to hike, fish, hunt and do photography. Al and I also work on conservation projects to help migration of animals – The Big Horn Sheep Foundation, Arizona Elk Society, The Antelope Foundation, Arizona Wildlife Foundation and more.
I’m also on the board of The Women’s Outdoor Media Association, a newly established organization that promotes communicating about women in the outdoors. For more information about Marsha Petrie Sue, see http://www.marshapetriesue.com/