1. Cindy Lewis - CFO of Coho Partners, Ltd: Accountability and the Three C’s of Influence Dr. Laura Sicola 36:04

The financial space doesn’t seem like a natural place for vulnerability, but today’s guest shares that honesty and openness while communicating with her team is the key to successful relationships and strong workplace culture. On this episode, Laura and Cindy explore the nuances of data-driven storytelling and how Cindy navigates the varying levels of financial understanding of the team members and stakeholders she engages with throughout her career.


Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation:

  • What it means to be a long-invested communicator
  • The negative impact of uptalk
  • How to set up productive goal-setting conversations with peers
  • The difference between an executive vs. a leader
  • How to ensure people take you seriously


During the 24-Hour Challenge, Laura invites you to find an accountability partner and create a goal with an end date after discussing Cindy has been positively impacted by peer support.


About Cindy:


Cindy Lewis is CFO at Coho Partners, Ltd., a $10B investment management firm whose goal is to generate a pattern of returns that offers protection in down markets and competitive returns in up markets.


You can connect with Cindy in the following ways:

Website: www.cohopartners.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindytlewis/



To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C’s of influence.


You can connect with Laura in the following ways:


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola

LinkedIn Business Page: 


Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions

@Laura Sicola 


Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions

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Laura Sicola Leadership Communication & Influence Expert, Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to transform executives into confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and turn their vision into their legacy. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians, business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world.

Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has nearly 7 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17. She has also spoken to thousands at conferences such as the Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference and the PA Conference for Women.

Laura received her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught from 2001-2013.