Burned out, stressed out and bummed out? There’s a way out. Learn how to increase your influence with Maryanne Dersch of Courageous Communication so you can get others to do what you want without feeling rejected, ineffective, or pushy. When you increase your influence, you get more done, more easily. Maryanne will guide you to better leadership of yourself and others, and help you find ease and flow, even in the crazy nonprofit world.
Maryanne Dersch specializes in helping nonprofit leaders increase their influence and be the change agents they have always wanted to be without feeling rejected, ineffective or pushy.
She has spent almost thirty years working in the nonprofit world helping organizations communicate more effectively internally and externally.
She is author of Courageous Communication: How Codependence Is Making Your Nonprofit Brand Boring and What to Do About It and founder of Up Level Your Influence leadership program. She is leading a movement to change "nonprofit" to "human investment company" to accurately reflect the contributions of the sector.
Maryanne and her husband, Jon Schmuke, have three children adopted from foster care. She’s known for her love of ultrahigh heels, extra-large Diet Cokes, and short karaoke rotations.