Ellen Leikind took a hiatus from the Fortune 500 and rediscovered poker, a game she had learned as a teenager. The more she played, the more she saw how poker and business mirrored one another. Poker encourages initiative and assertiveness and rewards calculated risk-taking. It is also an exceptionally good way to learn to read non-verbal cues.
The psychological aspect of poker is as important as the technicalities of the game. In many ways, you play the people as much as you play the cards. Ms. Leikind saw how women were being excluded from this new networking activity and wanted to give them a way to get into the game. Poker had become the new golf and for women to be in the game, they had to be at the poker tables as a player, not just an observer. This lead to the formation of PokerDivas.com.
The more she played poker, the more she saw the similarities between the card game and the larger ‘game’ of business and personal fulfillment. That inspired her to write her first book POKERWOMAN - How to Win at Love, Life and Business using the Principles of Poker which was just released from Liebert Publishing and is available on amazon.
Join Amy and Jen and Ellen in this entertaining and informative radio program, learn about the similarities of business and poker, and how poker can help you in the life's goals. Ellen has also written for Woman Poker Player Magazine.
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