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Barbara is the CEO of ROI Communication, an award-winning communications consulting firm focused on helping large organizations succeed in times of change.

Prior to this, she was the Director of Employee Communications at Quantum and Director of Communications at Simply Interactive. Previously, Barbara worked as a London-based television producer for ABC News, where she covered the revolutions in Eastern Europe and the 1991 Gulf War for ABC's PrimeTime Live and World News Tonight. Earlier, she produced national radio programs for ABC.

Barbara holds a B.A. in Journalism and Communications from Humboldt State University.

Barbara considers her greatest accomplishment to be the ongoing nurturing of her own family, which includes her husband and two daughters. Her greatest passion is to help families grow stronger. Barbara believes that families, in all sizes and forms, are the foundation of society; therefore, strengthening families will strengthen the world.

Lesli is Senior Vice President of Client Experience at ROI Communication. She works closely with business professionals to design large-scale change initiatives that strengthen an organization's culture and improve business performance.

Prior to this, Lesli was the Director of Internal Communications and Organizational Development at Maxtor, Director of Talent Development at Quantum and Manager of Aetna's Training and Development Field Services team. She has designed and facilitated workshops for managers and employees around the globe, helping them to achieve high performance.

Lesli earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco. She is past president of the Mt. Diablo Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.

Lesli's greatest joy is her family, which includes her husband, three children, and a close extended family. She sees the family as the launching pad for each person's potential. If every family could learn how to propel each family member's bundle of gifts, energy and passion towards good, our world would be a happier place.

The Family ROI Experience: A Step-By-Step Guide to Realizing Your Best Family

Authored by Barbara Fagan-Smith, Lesli Gee

Is your family as strong and successful as it can be? Are you living the life you've dreamed of?

The Family ROI Experience is an award-winning step-by-step guide devoted to helping all families discover their own power to realize their dreams, whatever they may be. This unique approach applies proven business principles to revitalize, focus and strengthen families.

As a family, you'll use an engaging Family ROI journey map to create a shared vision of your life, make exciting plans for the future, strengthen your communications, discover ways to improve your day-to-day lives, and have fun together! The journey includes activities for the whole family, practical family-tested ideas, and real-life stories from people who have completed the Family ROI Experience.

Regardless of the size, structure, culture or faith of your family, the Family ROI Experience will take you on a fun and rewarding adventure, enabling your family to achieve amazing returns on your investment of time, energy and love.

Co-authors Barbara Fagan-Smith and Lesli Gee are communication and change management professionals who work with Fortune 500 leaders, helping them to articulate vision and direction, build strategic plans, improve communications, shape corporate culture, and streamline processes.

As mothers and wives, they've discovered that many of their strategies apply just as successfully to family life, so they use them in their own homes as well.

This led to the creation of Family ROI, an organization designed to strengthen families. At Family ROI weekend retreats, Barbara and Lesli teach families how to use strategic planning tools, culture building practices, and communication strategies to realize their best family and bring their dreams to fruition.

In 2005, Barbara and Lesli conducted the first Family ROI weekend retreat in California. In 2007, the New Zealand Families Commission adopted the program and, today, it is being taught to families across that country by Te Puna Whaiora -Children's Health Camps - The New Zealand Foundation for Child and Family Health and Development. Over the course of their experiences in both California and New Zealand, Barbara and Lesli have learned that the Family ROI Experience works for families from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds around the world.

Publication Date:
1456320165 / 9781456320164
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.25" x 8.25"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Family & Relationships / General

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