Why Empathy is Your Business Edge with Maria Ross
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Has anyone ever told you that you can't show compassion and empathy AND be successful in business? Brand Strategist and author Maria Ross is here to set the record straight on cash flow, creativity, and compassion. 

Meet Maria Ross

Maria Ross is the founder of Red Slice, a consultancy that advises entrepreneurs, startups, and fast-growth businesses on how to build an irresistible brand story and authentically connect with customers. She is a keynote speaker who regularly speaks to audiences on marketing and building an engaging brand story that drives growth and impact. She is the author of The Empathy Edge, Branding Basics for Small Business and The Juicy Guide Series for Entrepreneurs.

Maria started her career as a management consultant with Accenture and went on to build marketing and brand strategies for multiple companies, including Discovery Communications, Monster.com, BusinessObjects (now SAP) and many other startups and technology leaders, before starting her own business. As a brand strategist, she has worked with brands such as Microsoft, Dropbox, Alteryx, and GSK, as well as many smaller leaders in niche industries. Maria has been featured in and written for numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur.com, Huffington Post and Forbes.com

Maria understands the power of empathy at both a brand and personal level: in 2008, six months after launching her business, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm that almost killed her. Her humorous and heartfelt memoir about surviving this health crisis, Rebooting My Brain, has received worldwide praise.

Maria lives with her husband, young son, and precocious black lab mutt in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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