218: Maryann Karinch: Cancer helped save my relationship

//218: Maryann Karinch: Cancer helped save my relationship

218: Maryann Karinch: Cancer helped save my relationship

Maryann Karinch Show Notes Page

Maryann Karinch had a mountain climbing experience that was beautiful and satisfying. Not a real mountain climbing experience, but a figurative one. Along with her partner Jim they fought a common enemy in Maryann’s cancer. It was life and relationship saving experience.

Maryann was born and raised in a place called Karinchville—no kidding. Her dad’s older brother bought cheap land during World War II and built a town on it. It grew, house by house, in the post-war years.

Her Dad was a Marine and mom was a nurse. At 94, her mom is still alive and telling Maryann what to do. Little brother was also a Marine and he is back in Karinchville making sure Mom has enough groceries.

Her neighborhood was filled with boys—her best friends growing up—so the concept of this being a “man’s world” sounded like a place where she felt comfortable. Combined with dad telling her that she could be anything but a pro football player, she didn’t see a glass ceiling. She saw an elevator. That set her up for successful ventures into professional theater, corporate marketing, business consulting, and ultimately a focus on the interpersonal skills that business people need to thrive. She writes about them and teaches them.

After earning a master’s degree in theater arts, she managed a professional theater and did some independent producing. Writing kept grabbing her attention, however, so she published a series of articles about her personal adventures, including having surgery under hypnosis instead of anesthesia and getting certified for open-water SCUBA diving. Hi-tech companies, including Apple, then snagged her to write marketing copy, press releases, white papers and other things they hoped would be provocative. From there, it was a short hop to writing full-time—mostly about human behavior. When her literary agent had a baby, that meant it was time to add a new dimension to the career and she became an agent herself. That was 15 years ago.

Maryann’s most current release is titled Control the Conversation: How to Charm, Deflect and defend Your Position.

Her current home is Estes Park, Colorado. She has four gorgeous cats and a partner named Jim McCormick, who is one of her favorite co-authors as well as a business consultant and holder of a dozen world records in skydiving.

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Maryann Karinch had a mountain climbing experience that was beautiful and satisfying. Not a real mountain climbing experience, but a figurative one. Along with her partner Jim they fought a common enemy in Maryann’s cancer. It was life and relationship saving experience.

Advice for others

All people of all types have something to share.

Holding her back from being an even better leader

I don’t feel held back. What is holding me back is time.

Best Leadership Advice

Servant leadership. Pay attention to other people.

Secret to Success

I’m happy.

Best tools in business or life

I take big risks. I’m not afraid of big risks.

Recommended Reading

Control the Conversation: How to Charm, Deflect and Defend Your Position

Business Lessons from the Edge: Learn How Extreme Athletes Use Intelligent Risk Taking to Succeed in Business

Contacting Maryann Karinch

Website: http://karinch.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/maryannkarinch

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

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