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Mary Crafts has been part of the best events in Utah for over 35 years. She is the largest off-premise caterer in Utah, catering for names like Oprah Winfrey, George W. Bush, and Sir Elton John. She's a 16X Best of State winner! Now there's an opportunity to give back and to share with others her hard-won life lessons and success, bringing you her life experiences as only she can to help you craft a meaningful life!

Apr 11, 2024

In this episode of "Crafting a Meaningful Life," Mary is joined by guest Laurie Barkman, author of the "Business Transition Handbook." They discuss the transitions women and men go through in the workplace and how to navigate them successfully. Laurie emphasizes the importance of identifying your strengths and passions and creating a plan for your career and personal life. She also shares insights on business transitions and the need for proper planning. Tune in for valuable advice on finding your best self and preparing for future success.


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 Laurie Barkman, The Business Transition Sherpa®, is the former CEO of a $100 million revenue company that was sold to a Fortune 50. As a Business Transition and M&A Intermediary, Laurie advises owners how to create more valuable businesses and find the right buyer when it’s time to let go. Her expertise in business transition, succession, entrepreneurship, value growth, and M&A has been spotlighted in various media like Newsweek, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, WTAE/abc, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and more. She is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University, and Amazon best-selling author of "The Business Transition Handbook: How to Avoid Succession Pitfalls and Create Valuable Exit Options." She hosts the award-winning Succession Stories Podcast, rated in the top 2.5% of shows globally. Laurie graduated from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. She holds a professional designation from The Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors.