Catherine McGuinness and Bob Litschi

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Contact me for: Executive and board-level search as well as business advisory services.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Catherine graduated with a BA in English Literature from Fordham College. Building a career in executive recruiting from London to New York and ultimately Austin, TX, her work experience spans global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles and F50 company Dell Inc. Catherine’s New York City roots coupled with her corporate human resources background offer a unique perspective through which to view the decisions that drive executive hires and fires, captured succinctly in the satire, Emperors' Clothes. She remains active in executive recruiting through her boutique executive search firm, Preod Corporation.

Bob Litschi is a senior business leader with a balance of financial and general manager leadership positions over a 35-year career. For close to 13 years, Bob led teams providing interim and permanent solutions in the Office of the CFO and CIO for corporate clients of Tatum, the largest executive services firm in the country. Bob played a major role in the national growth of Tatum through senior management leadership and board representation. For example, as the leader of the Texas market, Bob successfully integrated the largest Tatum acquisition, resulting in a strong team of CFOs and financial consultants statewide. During this same time, Bob consulted with many public, private and private-equity funded companies about business models and capital formation strategies.

Prior to Tatum, Bob was General Manager, EVP of International Sales and CFO over a 15-year span with an oilfield services company. Bob was responsible for selling this company to a strategic buyer for $100 million.

Bob’s early career included several years with a Big Four public accounting firm, increasingly responsible financial leadership roles with various companies and ultimately responsibility as a public company CFO.

Catherine's Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/cathy-mcguinness/5/474/28a
Catherine's Email: cmcguinness@preod.com

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Job Search With a Recruiter

Get your resume noticed by an agency recruiter
Be successful in your job search - use a recruitment agency
Impactful, distinct and concise cover letters get job interviews
Work with the job recruiter from interview to salary negotiation
Working with a job recruitment agency can help you find a new job
Expert advice on working with a recruiter to help you find a job
Be professional when responding to a cold call from a job recruiter
Using a recruiter can help you achieve the next level in your career
Do not lose a vital contact when turning down a job from a recruiter
Find a recruiting firm that will meet your job search needs

Managing Your Career as an Employee

Receiving a bad performance review
How to ask for a promotion
Know how to manage up
Succeed in your first 30 days at the new job
How to overcome job and career burnout and be excited about work
Survive the office holiday party and protect your career
Dealing with a bad boss
Help for adults in the workforce thinking about going back to college
Control your anger and other negative emotions in the workplace
Deal with the office bully to create a positive work environment
To confront the office bully effectively be diplomatic at work
Learn to job hop successfully to help you reach your career goals
Make the most of a performance evaluation to help you succeed at work
Take charge of your career and achieve your full potential
Self motivation is the path to career success
Leave your job on good terms when you quit or resign
Expert advice for creating a professional image in the workplace
Expert advice for giving a bad performance review to a good employee
Make the most of an internship to get the full-time job you want
Keep your job and get ahead by staying relevant to your company
Advice for job hopping to higher salary and more responsibility
Perform a once-a-year career check-in to help reassess your goals
Manage your professional development for career success
How to be confident and successful in making sales cold calls
How salespeople can overcome the fear and rejection of cold calling
Build your professional brand to be successful in the workplace
Women: Stand out and be successful in the tech field and business
How to say no to your boss without the risk of losing your job
How to successfully apply for a new job in your current company
Follow these rules of behavior and etiquette at the office party
What to do immediately after you are laid off from your job
React to workplace bullies with knowledge, confidence and control
A career coach helps you search for and land the perfect job
Career advice to help enhance your skill set and success

Career Success as a Manager

Become a successful first-time manager
How to manage millennials
How to succeed in your transition from peer to new manager
Expert advice for a manager on how to terminate or fire an employee
Succeed in creating and managing a productive remote workforce
Manage the budget and cut expenses while maintaining employee morale
Manage organizational stress to improve morale and productivity
Managers who practice self awareness make excellent leaders
Advice for managers on managing and motivating Gen Y employees
Promoted to a management position? Don’t be one of those bosses
Expert advice on building a positive corporate culture
Great managers provide constructive and valuable employee feedback
Advice when you are promoted to manager of your previous co-workers
Why top performers get axed and prevent it from happening to you

Finding a New Job

How to survive looking for a new job
Negotiate your job offer and get what you want
Keep Your Job Search Alive over the Holidays
Seeking and winning your first job after college
How to succeed at networking for a new job
How to succeed in an interview
Creating a resume that will get noticed
Use your degree to get the perfect job in the career field you want
Prepare a financial plan in advance of being laid off
How to succeed in a phone screen or phone interview for a new job
Use LinkedIn in your job search and build professional network
Attract recruiters and new job opportunities with LinkedIn
While in college get the internship that will land your dream job
Do not be afraid to cold call the company where you want to work
Applying for an overseas job requires preparation and diligence
Get ready for the job market, so that you can land your dream job
Boost your resume and job search with an authentic video resume
Succeed in a job interview with confidence and authenticity
Gain an advantage in your job search with an online portfolio
Evaluate your first job offer to make sure it’s the best opportunity
Be professional in a phone interview to win the job
Military veterans: create the perfect cover letter for civilian jobs
Military veterans: create a professional resume for civilian jobs
College grads: prepare a great resume even with little work experience
Expert advice on how to best prepare for the interview
Advice on changing careers and finding a more satisfying job
Advice to help those over 50 in their job search
What to say in the job interview to the employer to get hired
Men should dress professionally for their job interview
Advice for finding a job when nothing else is working
Advice for transitioning from power mom to workplace maven
How to find and land the perfect job that is right for you
How to choose the best work-from-home business opportunity for you
Use your network to successfully find and land your next job

Self-Guided Improvement

Use the law of attraction to help you attract good things in life
In life be happy and thankful to help reduce worry and anxiety
Convince yourself that change is possible and it is what you want
Spiritual healing is a great way to find happiness and prosperity
Experience joy in your life by focusing on similarity and happiness
Increase motivation by setting realistic and achievable goals
Achieve sustainable results by setting goals with a clear focus
Forgiveness is the key to transforming life and finding happiness
Smiling helps boost your mood, increase happiness and lower stress
Get the happiness you deserve and need with this advice
Start your New Year's resolutions early to help achieve your goals
Find success by living with a purpose: You can achieve your goals
Change your mindset and change your life
Achieve happiness by living more mindfully through meditation
How to be happy and single on Valentine’s Day
Learn to cope and embrace a chronic illness diagnosis
Don't let difficult and oppressive people undermine your happiness
Advice for dealing with a setback and getting back to your goals
How a life coach can help you achieve your goals
Hiring a personal coach can help you take control of your life
Finding happiness and feeling loved: How to become a better you
Mindfulness: A way to resolve stress, anxiety, and free your joy
Mind your manners: proper etiquette at a formal dinner table
It is time for you to start living a happy and liberated life

Immigration Law

Applying for a US Green Card based on marriage to US citizen?
Applying for US citizenship?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) document checklist
Lista de comprobación de documentos Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA)
DREAMers sample cover letter for DACA applications
Steps DREAMers should take to apply for DACA
Pasos que los DREAMers deben seguir para la solicitud de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA)
How to successfully obtain an Extraordinary Ability Green Card
Choosing the right immigration attorney for your case is critical
Canadian and Mexican professionals can work in US with a TN visa
Work with your employer in getting an H-1B work visa approved
Eligible immigrants can have their deportation process terminated
Advice on how to prepare and pass the US Citizenship Interview
Provisional unlawful presence waiver can reunite immigrant relatives
How to apply for the provisional unlawful presence waiver
Applying for Green Card or US citizenship with a criminal record
Expert advice on securing green cards for professors and scientists
Use an experienced attorney to claim asylum in the United States
How to replace a lost, stolen, or expired US green card

Starting a Business

Successfully starting your business takes preparation and persistence
Successfully start a home business with this expert advice
Create a successful and impactful brand for your new business venture
How to turn around a business that is not succeeding
Advice for small business owners on successfully starting a business
How to decide on key man insurance and protect your business
How to start turning a failing small business into a successful one
Business growth depends on positive and memorable customer experiences
Grow your business while keeping operation costs under control
How to make sure your small business is a huge success
Businesses need to create a global mindset to be successful overseas
Balance work and life while running a successful small business
Set clear goals for your small business to be successful
Leasing commercial office space for a business requires planning
How to be prepared when starting a business and you are over 50
Location, location, location: Ensure the success of your business
You can successfully leave retirement and launch a start-up
Advice for going into and starting a business with your family
You must be creative and functional when branding a new business

Human Resources

How to choose voluntary insurance benefits for your employees
Implement an effective job training program so your employees thrive
Retain a recruiting firm to help you hire the right C-level executive
Expert advice for businesses to get more done with fewer employees
Avoid critical HR mistakes as a small business owner
Advice on creating a workplace appearance and dress code policy
Partner with a recruiting firm to find and hire the best employees
How to increase employee participation in your 401(k) plan
Advice on workplace drug policies in states where marijuana is legal
How to hire the best employees for your small business
How to decrease HR costs and increase benefits utilization
Understand the ACA "large employer" mandate for employee health care
How to reduce employee turnover and increase morale and productivity
Advice for improving your employee’s communication skills
When to use criminal records in background checks when hiring
Secrets to finding the perfect speaker for your conference or event
How to use social media to attract and hire the best job candidates
Help your employees save and prepare financially for retirement
Ensure your worker's compensation policies are up to date
How to avoid claims of discrimination when hiring employees
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