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Introducing the Book


Ten practices to turn a good life into a great life and reap real rewards

"A must-have for every personal library. With clairvoyance, the author builds on her own struggle toward success and couples it with research to put forth a sure-fire method for achievement available to anyone. Pursuit of Passionate Purpose charts the path to success in business or in life. It's a page-turner!"

Anne Steinbeck
Past President
Business and Professional Women


"A great process for living a life of passion while achieving your heart's desire. Full of real-life examples that will inspire you to look deep at your life, your business and your dreams, then move forward with clarity and purpose."

Larry Winget, Author
Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get A Life!

Most Requested Programs

To the Top: Lessons for Leaders from My Climb Up Kilimanjaro
Do you want to accelerate your career journey, overcome obstacles, and ensure that you reap the real rewards along the way? In this entertaining and content-filled session, Szczurek shares practical leadership lessons learned succeeding as the CIO of a $30B enterprise combined with the exciting story of getting to the top of the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro (elevation 19,341 ft). Learn practical pointers, discerned from real-world experience and extensive research, that help you and your organization produce extraordinary results, more fun, and more success!

Pursuit of Passionate Purpose: Success Strategies for a Rewarding Personal and Business Life
Organizations are asking, "How can we improve productivity, retain the best people, and generate superior financial performance?" People are asking, "How can I make a great living, have more fun while working, and make a meaningful difference?" Organizations and leaders alike seek the secrets to a successful business and life. Szczurek's answers, developed through extensive research and by overcoming personal challenges, come from finding individuals' passions, aligning them with organizational purpose, and keeping the fire burning while persistently pursuing what you and your people want. It boils down to 'Passion x Purpose = Profits.' Based on a proven formula from the Amazon best-selling book, Pursuit of Passionate Purpose (Wiley), this high-content and entertaining session helps you and your organization produce extraordinary results. Learn practical pointers for growing your business, managing people, and living life with more passion, more purpose, more profit, and more success!

Turn Innovations into Real Income: Secrets to High Growth Business Success
The best innovation in the world is worthless if it sits on the buyer's shelf unused or, worse yet, if it sits unsold collecting dust. To produce income and grow your business, your innovations must be successfully introduced and implemented into the marketplace. Szczurek shares a practical technique which has the potential to transform your business and greatly increase profitability.

Champions of Technological Change: How Organizations Successfully Market Innovation
One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is how to successfully bring new products to market. The answer revolves around building champions of change. In this participative program based on original research published in Szczurek’s groundbreaking book, Champions of Technological Change, we explore how interactions between certain key people in the organization affect overall success of the innovation. These internal and external change agents help maximize user satisfaction, diffusion, and profitability. You'll learn a practical formula for improving your top and bottom line.

Becoming a Champion of Change
Change is constant. Businesses and their leaders struggle to successfully recognize the need for and manage change. The answer revolves around taking charge and becoming a champion of change. With audience interaction, learn a process you can use to make and sustain positive changes. Szczurek shares provocative techniques for change that have applications in our business and personal lives.

Customized Presentations and Workshops
These are also available on a range of strategic planning, marketing/sales, organizational/leadership development, and entrepreneurship topics.

Partial List of Speaking Clients
American Marketing Association, Associated Consultants International, Association of Telecommunications Professionals, AT&T, Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Brown University, Business and Professional Women, Change Maker Network, City of Westminster (Colorado), Colorado Technology Association, Colorado Technology Incubator (CTEK), Community Access TV, Economics Institute, Global Crossing Conferencing, Health Financial Management Association, I Have A Dream Foundation, Institute of Management Accountants, International Association of Volunteer Administrators, Polish Chamber of Commerce (Warsaw), Regis University, Rotary International, The Saltwater Institute, Stanford University, State of Colorado, Storage Technology Corporation, University of Colorado, US Small Business Administration, Vistage, Women's Economic Summit.