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Teresa Spangler

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Latest Book

All That I Am Now That I Know

17 LIFE LESSONS for Women Entrepreneurs on Dreaming Big, Failing Big, and dusting off your ass to DO IT all over again!  Available on Amazon 

Shared comments from my readers:

“There are many books out there that may appear similar to this one, but the others end up trying to sell you a belief, a program or a subscription that requires your credit card. Not Ms Spangler. She simply shares her vast experience so that others can learn from her successes and mistakes. It's not often we women climbing the workplace behind her can have access to such wisdom. That's wisdom we can learn from and apply to our situation. The icing on the cake is that she does it with a serious dose of humor and teaches us how to laugh, even when it hurts. For this, I am grateful.” 

Mary Sandell, Former Bloomberg and Master Storyteller 

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A Precious Truth

Our Journey Through Life Can Feel Like Crawling Through A Jungle No Map!

Introduction


My name is Teresa Spangler. I'm what you would call a ‘challenge junkie’. Others have challenged me all my life. "Ain’t no woman made it yet in this business and you won't either!” they said to me. I took that challenge and beat out 240 men to become the number one saleswoman in that company. In the early '90s, Venture Capitalists simply did not fund women in technology. I accepted that challenge and went on to get funding. In another move, I joined a startup that grew from $23 million in revenue to $400 million in less than five years. I am currently a member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Before the #Metoo movement began, I was overcoming groping company founders and went on to co-developed, one of the first Linux Software driven web serving appliances. Since then, I've held executive positions at Red Hat Software and was responsible for leading revenue growth pre and post IPO. In addition, I have founded and led a number of entrepreneurial organizations through growth milestones including venture capital funding, IPOs, innovation creation and development of strategies leveraging technology.

I grew from rags to riches, making millions and then watching it all disappear. When I turned 50 years old, I realized that my life seemed like a failure because I had not dared to dream big enough. What few dreams I had left, had been little more than scrawled down wishes with no real detail or plan on how to accomplish it. Then, I re-invented myself and made my lifelong dream happen in creating a business and non-profit organization that created showcase opportunities for more than 200+ original artists and musicians over 7 years that captured the attention of New York dance communities and globally known musicians.

I have pulled from my successes and failures to provide powerful strategies and exercises that may guide you through your personal journey on the road to achieving big dreams, whether that be in love, life, in the business world, creating wealth, or merely gaining that inner peace we are all searching for.

 
 
 

A Little Bit About Me

Now That I Know

For more than 30 years, Teresa Spangler has been a driving force behind innovation and growth. Today, she wears multiple hats as a social entrepreneur, innovation expert, growth strategist, author and speaker (not to mention mother, wife, band-leader and so much more). She is especially passionate about helping CEOs understand and value the role human capital plays in innovation, and the impact that innovation has on humanity; in our ever-increasing artificial/cyber world.


Teresa shares her insights on these very topics (and more) as a member of the Forbes Technology Council.  Throughout her career, she has worked for global brands like Tom Peters Company and Red Hat Software where she held senior executive positions and was responsible for leading revenue growth pre and post IPO.  In addition, she has founded and led a number of entrepreneurial organizations through growth milestones including venture capital funding, IPOs, innovation consultancy, and technical services company. She also founded a philanthropic performing arts organization, which created showcase opportunities for more than 200+ original artists and musicians over 7 years that captured the attention of New York dance communities and globally known musicians.  


She’s is the author of the book series, Game of Life, and former columnist to a number of publications including Women’s Edge Magazine and American Express Open Forum. She holds a B.S. from Appalachian State University and Executive Leadership & Management certifications from Duke University and Harvard University.

Teresa has held many advisory board roles for startups and organizations such as Business Innovation and Growth Council, The Council for Entrepreneurial Development and The NC World Trade Association.  Teresa’s passion for the arts and music can be witnessed first-hand when she performs as a singer/songwriter and guitarist as the lead singer of The Headless Chickens.

 

I Love My Readers and Am Thankful for Their Words!

“There are many books out there that may appear similar to this one, but the others end up trying to sell you a belief, a program or a subscription that requires your credit card. Not Ms Spangler. She simply shares her vast experience so that others can learn from her successes and mistakes. It's not often we women climbing the workplace behind her can have access to such wisdom. That's wisdom we can learn from and apply to our situation. The icing on the cake is that she does it with a serious dose of humor and teaches us how to laugh, even when it hurts. For this, I am grateful.” 

Mary Sandell, Former Bloomberg and Master Storyteller 


"I enjoyed reading this book! It is chock full of good business and life lessons." Joe Colopy, Successful Serial Entrepreneur 

“Women—and men—can learn so much from Teresa Spangler. Over the last two years, I’ve worked with Teresa on technology initiatives and I find her approach refreshing:  Teresa is cutting edge without cutting people down.  She pushes our teams and yet isn’t seen as pushy.  All That I Am Now That I Know is a quick and easy read that enables all of us to get inside Teresa’s mind to see how (and why) she works the way she does.”  -Kris Downing, Vice President, Commercialization and Innovation, Center for Creative Leadership


“Your book is amazing!    I’m bringing it to Boston on my trip this weekend!” Erin F.

“I gave my son’s girlfriend your book. We are both enjoying reading.” Liz P.

 
 
 

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