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May Busch faced a wide range of challenges during her 24-year career in investment banking. From hiring the wrong people to be being shifted out of jobs and passed over for promotions, she experienced just about every pitfall, setback and misfortune the corporate world can dish out. However, those mistakes empowered May to learn what it takes to succeed in a changing workplace, achieving her goal of becoming a Managing Director and, ultimately, Morgan Stanley's Chief Operating Officer for Europe. Now, she is using the hard lessons she learned to help other achievers take ownership of their careers and enjoy a faster, smoother climb to success. Through her international consulting practice based in the U.K., May Busch & Associates Ltd, May works with senior management of corporations and professional services firms on organizational strategy, leadership development, and client effectiveness. She offers workshops, keynotes, consulting and executive coaching to high-potential and high-performance leaders and their teams, focusing on bringing her insights and experiences to help them advance their organizations and to promote greater thought leadership, diversity and entrepreneurial spirit in the workplace. May also serves as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the President and Professor of Practice at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and has lectured at Imperial College Business School, Cass Business School, Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and Harvard University's Office of Career Services. She holds a BA magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of The Meyler Campbell Business Coach Programme. She is married and has three children. Accelerate is her first book.


"May Busch brings decades of leadership development experience and a passion for learning-based success to her book Accelerate. Highly energetic in its approach and desired outcomes for leaders, Accelerate gives readers a high-powered battery charge for future change and success." -- Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University "This book IS for you. The path, action plans, and experiential breadth apply wherever you might be in your work, your career, and, most importantly, your life." -- Craig Weatherup, former CEO of Pepsi-Cola "Accelerate is a must-read for any professional looking to achieve career mastery. May provides real-life examples and 9 principles--with action plans--to avoid the mistakes, emulate the steps to her success, and accelerate your career." -- Leonard Kim, Inc. magazine columnist, brand strategist, and managing partner at Influence Tree "Insightful, practical, and full of valuable advice, May Busch's Accelerate is a contemporary guide for achieving career success today with essential steps and tools for managing your people, your business, and your self." -- Herminia Ibarra, The Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning, INSEAD, and author of Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader "Whether your career approach needs just a few tiny pivots or a complete overhaul, Accelerate will show you how to bridge the gap between your potential and your achievements. Inspiring and practical at the same time!" -- Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times- bestselling author of Triggers, MOJO, and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

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