Laurie McGraw is speaking with Inspiring Woman May Busch, a sought after executive coach, speaker, advisor, and author. May was just one more incredibly smart, talented, hardworking financial analyst at Morgan Stanley when at age 23 she found she had a special strength – reading the room and performing some tai chi moves to change the energy. Being a student of the environment meant May understood how to navigate not just the org chart, but the informal powerchart. And for women to succeed, May tells women to be in the READY position – be READY to return anything that comes as you. Her teaching, coaching, writings will help you be READY.
May’s passion is helping people succeed in their career and life – to be better, do more, and make the difference they are meant to make. May’s book, ACCELERATE: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage, helps identify, understand and master the hidden skills needed to get – and stay – ahead.
Previously, May enjoyed a 24-year career at Morgan Stanley spanning two continents and nine different business roles across Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Firm Management. She was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Europe where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Firm’s business strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She chaired the firm’s European Diversity Council and was a member of Morgan Stanley’s European Management Committee as well as a Board Member of the Firm’s FSA-regulated UK broker dealer.
May is also Senior Advisor and Executive in Residence in the Office of the President, and Professor of Practice at W.P. Carey School of Business, at Arizona State University. She lectures on leadership, and works on interdisciplinary initiatives across the university with an emphasis on leadership, entrepreneurship and enhancing the engagement between business and academia. She chairs The Idea Enterprise, a program for bringing experienced business leaders to ASU to help turn its best ideas into forces for change in the world. ASU is the largest US public research university, and pioneer of the New American University model for higher education.