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Courage is not
the absence of
fear, but rather
the judgment
that something
else is more
than fear.

- Ambrose Redmoon

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About Renee Peterson Trudeau
An active leader in the Austin business community since 1990, Renee Peterson Trudeau's background includes more than 20 years experience in career management and strategy, personal development and marketing management.

Her passion for helping others realize their career dreams has been a driving force in her life. Innovative and results-oriented, she has the unique ability to help guide clients on their personal career path. Trudeau's background as a highly successful marketing/public relations executive includes leadership positions with an international biotech corporation, a national health agency, high-profile advertising and public relations firms servicing Fortune 500 clients, and a nationally recognized state agency.Her expertise in the area of marketing communications and public relations is an added bonus that aids clients in successfully branding and positioning themselves in today's competitive marketplace.

Trudeau has helped thousands of professionals throughout Texas, the US, Canada and Europe:

  • strategically manage their careers while maximizing job satisfaction
  • learn how to develop and promote their personal brand
  • create step-by-step plans for career change and successful job searches
  • develop and launch small businesses that support their life goals and
  • experience new ways to balance work/family that energize rather than drain them.

Her clients include small business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals employed by numerous Fortune 500 and 100 companies, including: IBM, Dell Computer Corporation, State Farm Insurance, Shell Oil, Samsung, Whole Foods Market, 3M, GSD&M Advertising, AMD, MCI, Amazon.com, Accenture, AT&T, Freescale and National Instruments as well as local, state and federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Additionally, she leads career management and life balance workshops for Fortune 500 companies and organizations such as Women in Technology, EWomen Network and the Texas and PA Conferences for Women.

Her unique approach to career management has been featured in the Austin American-Statesman, Austin Business Journal, Austin Woman Magazine, The New York Times, US News and World Report, CNN online, Working Mother, Family Circle, AARP, American Way magazine and via numerous print, broadcast and online business media. She also serves as a regular career and work/life balance media expert for numerous national media outlets.

Trudeau is the recipient of the prestigious Mentor Award from the Austin Professional Chapter of the Association for Women In Communications (previous award winners include Women's History Museum founder Cathy Bonner), and she has been a finalist in the Austin Business Journal's Profiles in Power Awards for the last 5 years. As a young professional, Trudeau was selected to participate in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Leadership Arlington Program (part of the nationally recognized Leadership America Program), and she has received state and national recognition for her creative, solutions-based approach from such organizations as the Association for Women In Communications, the International Association for Business Communicators, the Phillip Crosby Quality Recognition Program and the Capital Area United Way.

Trudeau believes strongly in giving back to the community and is a regular speaker at local, state and national conferences on career management, creative career design, work/life balance and women's empowerment.

Her coaching, leadership, training and development background includes more than 13 years of coaching-specific training with The International Coaches Federation and more than 25 years training and development with organization such as The Association for Psychological Type, The Governor's Center for Management Development, The American Society for Training and Development, Leadership America, The Center for Creative Leadership and teachers including, Stephen Covey, author of "Seven Principles of Highly Effective People"; Gregg Levoy, author of "Callings: Findings and Following an Authentic Life"; Carol Orsborn, author of "Inner Excellence: Spiritual Principles to Life-Driven Business"; Joseph Bailey, author of "Slowing Down to the Speed of Life: How to Create a More Peaceful, Simpler Life from the Inside Out,” and Dr. Betty Sue Flowers, author of "Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership.”

Additionally, she has studied and attended workshops and training with life management and leadership experts Cheryl Richardson, Debbie Ford, Joan Borysenko, PhD, Byron Katie, Martha Beck, Suze Orman, Louise Hay, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Hiro Boga, Kathleen Woodward Thomas, Margaret Keys, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks and Dr. Wayne Dyer.

She is certified as a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) facilitator/trainer through the Association for Psychological Type and uses this communication/assessment tool to help individuals and work teams transform the way they communicate and work.

She is also on the Advisory Board for the Association for Women in Communications and is a member of the Austin Area Career Counselors Network and the national and Austin chapters of the International Coaches Federation. Additionally, she is an active board member with Girls Empowerment Network Austin (GenAustin) and is passionate about empowering girls and women of all ages and at all life stages.

Trudeau graduated with a double major in Journalism (Advertising/Public Relations emphasis) and English (Creative Writing emphasis) from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. She has graduate level training and education in Leadership and Organizational Development.

Trudeau is the author of the highly acclaimed The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life, co-author of Courageous Parents, Confident Kids: Letting Go So You Both Can Grow and her newest book is Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life (New World Library 2013). Thousands of women around the U.S. are reading the Guide and joining and becoming trained to lead women's self-renewal circles--called Personal Renewal Groups--through her life balance coaching firm.

She has lived in Austin since 1990 and enjoys hiking on the greenbelt, Vinyasa yoga, dancing and eating Thai food with her husband and teenage son.

For more information on hiring Renee for a workshop or presentation for your group, company or organization, click here or email workshops (at) reneetrudeau (dot) com.

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