Know Thyself: How to Get and Stay Motivated

Get and stay motivated

The definition of self motivation is the ability to do what needs to be done, without influence from other people or situations. How do you keep motivated when we can quickly and easily be overwhelmed? Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace dive into the ways to stay self motivated, tricks to keep momentum, avoiding obstacles, and ways to maintain balance without burnout.

Andrea Olson
Host Andrea Olson

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The author of “No Disruptions: The New Future For Mid-Market Manufacturing”, Andrea Olson is inspiring and educating industrial business leaders on how to transform their outlook and approach to Marketing, Technology and Communications to operate more efficiently and increase profitability. 

Andrea’s 19-year, field-tested background provides unique, applicable approaches to creating leaner, more effective, technology-driven, customer-facing operations. A 4-time ADDY® award-winner, she began her career at a tech startup, and led the strategic marketing efforts at two global industrial manufacturers. Andrea is the CEO of Prag’madik, an Operational Strategy Consultancy, and also the Director of the Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of mid-market manufacturing in the US.

Andrea’s most recent book, “No Disruptions”, provides manufacturing leaders an easy, educational read on how to increase revenue generation through marketing, branding, and effective technology implementation. 

In addition to writing, consulting and coaching, Andrea speaks to leaders and industry organizations around the world on operational strategies to discover new sources of revenues and savings. Contact Andrea to access information on her book, workshops, keynote speeches or consulting. More information is also available on and

Host Desiree Grace
Host, Desiree Grace

Desiree Grace, Vice President, Channel Development and Operations, Utility - Eaton Corporation. Responsible for channel sales execution, programs and operations for North America in the Utility vertical, a business unit of over $300million in revenue. Setting strategic direction, managing data analytics, coaching, directing and training sales professionals in their respective assignments to succeed at managing and developing the customer base, utilizing sales resources, and driving solutions and the channels to market are all part of my role. Channels include both distribution and manufacturers rep agents. Mission critical contributions include defining channel relationships, strategic planning, target projections, capital expenditures, opportunity identification and program management in the Utility vertical.