New Principles of Growth and Success

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Steve CoughranIs it time for you to plan the next stage of your career and how to create growth where you are? Steve Coughran, CFO of an international billion-dollar renewal energy company and author of OUTSIZING: Strategies to Grow Your Business, Profits, and Potential recommends that it is important to create expansion and advancement wherever you are – and there’s no time to wait. In this CareerCast, Steve shares the approaches, strategies, and tough questions he uses each week to help you develop the next opportunity for your company and your career.

Aired August 16, 2019

Author, CFO of an international billion-dollar company, and management consultant, Steve Coughran has over two decades of experience driving business excellence. Known for his extensive research and writing on strategic growth and corporate financial management, Steve challenges conventional wisdom, earning the reputation of an “energetic trailblazer.” He is an expert on strategy and an acclaimed keynote speaker with over twenty years of experience driving corporate excellence.

Steve has launched and managed three cross-industry companies, gaining a deep understanding of the competitive business environment. He is passionate about spreading his knowledge of strategy and finance with others, developing and leading programs such as the Strategic Financial Leadership Academy and Growth-Driven Leadership and teaching a Strategic Financial Leadership course at the University of Denver.

Steve is a CPA, earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and studied international business across four continents. He advanced his specialization in strategy through study at the Executive Education Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Steve is married to his wife, Lalana, and has two children. When he’s not working, he enjoys running and has completed five marathons.

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Outsizing: Strategies to Grow Your Business, Profits, and Potential by Steve Coughran

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