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Theresa Szczurek
Boulder, CO
Theresa M. Szczurek, Ph.D., an award-winning global C-level executive, former State CIO, corporate director, and technology entrepreneur of three firms, helps organizations and leaders turn innovation into action, income, and extraordinary results.
Interests: Helping organizations and leaders produce extraordinary results, manage information technology as CIO, CEO, and/or corporate director, stimulate customer delight, deliver using the Pursuit of Passionate Purpose formula. Also, I enjoy hiking, biking, Girl Scouts, dancing, laughing, and being a Mom to my daughter Annie.
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Remember, whether you're climbing a mountain such as Mt. Kilimanjaro or striving to perform in other aspects of your personal or business life, the journey is a pursuit of passionate purpose. Use the Persistence Strategy, one of the six success strategies in the Pursuit of Passionate Purpose formula, which states, "Mindfully persevere with focused determination toward the goals using a divide-and-conquer approach..." Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2024 at Radish Sprouts
I was going to the top of Africa to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. My post set the stage and highlighted two leadership lessons: (1) Clarify Your PURPOSE and (2) establish a PLAN. Here's more of the story and other leadership lessons learned from getting To The Top as well as serving as State Chief Information Officer and being a serial technology entrepreneur. How will you apply them to your life? Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2024 at Radish Sprouts
Whether you're climbing a mountain or striving to perform in other aspects of your personal or #business life, consider it a #pursuitofpassionatepurpose. The #lessonslearned in reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro align with those I used as #cio of the State of Colorado and founder of three #technology #startups . Read on and ask me to share this exciting story at your next meeting or conference. #speaking #adventure #persistence #leadershipdevelopment Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2024 at Radish Sprouts
As we begin and journey through this New Year, consider your WHY. What is your and your firm's core purpose? Purpose is the fundamental reason for being. Purpose improves business and life performance. Both organizations and individuals have a "why they exist." Prepare, ask why, ask how, get clear, and commit to your purpose! Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2024 at Radish Sprouts
Change is inevitable. How to manage it? Use Kurt Lewin's change management model. Recognize there is a field of forces holding the situation in its current state. Unfreeze the situation, make change happen by realigning the forces, and then refreeze. The result can be fast and smooth change leading to a stable outcome. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2023 at Radish Sprouts
Let's work together to turn dreadful meetings into joyful experiences. If a meeting is needed, follow the practical pointers to clarify purpose, optimize cadence, record, evaluate, and more. Steve Jobs would agree. The results are better meetings, greater productivity, and more fun! Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2023 at Radish Sprouts
Now is the time to recap progress and plan for what's next. Here are pointers on how to do this. Also, contact Theresa Szczurek, organization and executive coach, and let me help you. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2023 at Radish Sprouts
Accessibility matters. Over 1 billion people in the world live with disability. You should care because of the large negative impact on people and the economy and because it's now the law. Use these tips: get educated, seek medical help, cope, provide support, and take action. Consider how to expand from voice-only to 'voice with visuals' communications such as with Radish System's ChoiceView. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2022 at Radish Sprouts
When things are not working (or even when they are), stop, be present, breathe, and surrender. Appreciate, adjust, and perhaps move on. It may be time to try something completely different! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2022 at Radish Sprouts
Use four practical pointers from the book Pursuit of Passionate Purpose to find the courage to continue, even in the worst of times. Never give up. It is the pursuit of passionate purpose, as well as its attainment, and relationships along the way that bring the real rewards in life. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2022 at Radish Sprouts
The winds of change and uncertainty are blowing, constantly. Uncertainty causes stress. Use these proven coping mechanisms including: know and nurture yourself, allow, connect, be selective, reflect on past successes, and pursue your purpose. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2022 at Radish Sprouts
Anger and resentment can over take your personal and professional life. Set yourself free through forgiveness. Here's how: become aware, set the intention to forgive, reframe the situation, pursue forgiveness by taking care of yourself, surround yourself with proper people, and let go. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2021 at Radish Sprouts
Technology can both encourage and discourage work-life balance. Be aware. Know how important it is to take action. Set the intention to be on top of it. Encourage children, at the proper age, to pursue STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) careers so they can be part of the solution. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2021 at Radish Sprouts
These CIOs, from around the country in many business categories, have been honored through the National CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards. They are inspiring and they challenge all of us to step up and lead well in our organizations. What leadership practices can help you succeed? Think about the experience, goals, gratitude, learning, mentorship, opportunities, passion, people, values, and vision that can make you and your team winners. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2021 at Radish Sprouts
Cybercrime is a big and growing risk. To protect yourself and your business, consider people, processes, and technology. Address the core principles of risk, legal, expertise, framework, and exposure. Make sure you have the right expertise to provide oversight. Take action now to protect, defend, and deflect. Here's practical pointers about cybersecurity. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2021 at Radish Sprouts
Good leadership and good science both matter during troubled times. It is a pursuit of passionate purpose. Dr. Rachel Herlihy and Dr. Michelle Barron, leading medical doctors helping us fight the pandemic, are the Business and Professional Women of Colorado women of the year. They share their wisdom and help us know what to do. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at Radish Sprouts
There is a need to focus in order to achieve the vision of American as the global innovation leader. Five focus areas to build back better technology in government include: drive a culture of Innovative Government, collaborate at the federal, state, and local areas on cybersecurity and IT Transformation, replenish talent, focus on technologies of the future now, and be the entrepreneur. Let's play and have fun with technology. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Radish Sprouts
Dan King, one of the fastest masters runners in the U.S., pursues his passionate purpose! What is his success formula? Find your passion. Align it with a meaningful purpose. Then pursue it persistently with a plan. Keep at it and make a difference! Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2021 at Radish Sprouts
Using the four-phase Pursuit of Passionate Purpose framework, we'll examine how to nurture Innovation as a Strategy. Here are six practical Innovation pointers that align passion with a meaningful purpose, then pursue it persistently, and assess progress along the way Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at Radish Sprouts
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Nov 11, 2020
How do you want to be remembered? Tandean Rustandy, an inspiring rags-to-riches entrepreneur, is known for setting his own higher standard of contributing to others. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at Radish Sprouts
Consider taking on a passionate purpose to help the environment. One way is to reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, and minimize your trash. Here';s four steps to success. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at Radish Sprouts
Colorado has had and will continue to have good venture exits – we need to learn from the entrepreneurial women and men making them happen. Here are three pointers shared at the Rockies Venture Club, 2013 Colorado Capital Conference from Jared Polis, Joe Zell of Grotech, Kevin Reddy of Noodles & Company, and Good April. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Radish Sprouts
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Mar 15, 2010
Remember what Oprah Winfrey said, "Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity." We can prepare and open our eyes to opportunities!
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2010 on THINK LIKE A BILLIONAIRE at Radish Sprouts