Austin Business Community – If the content is of interest or could assist you, please join us at one of our morning speaker sessions.

 

business speakerAll meeting dates listed are for Vistage Business Owner Group CE4943, speakers in the morning with executive (members only) sessions in the afternoon.

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July Meeting:

Mark Parrott, “Mega Trends and the Next Economy”
7/19/17 @ 8am (2.5 hour workshop)

River Place Country Club

During this interactive presentation, Mark Parrott will answer the question: “Is this the beginning of the long march back or are we in the eye of the storm?” Mark will speak to each member and guest about why we got into the situation we are in and what has to happen in order to get us out it. Most importantly what to invest in, in the next economy and what is the future of taxation. In other words: how to survive and thrive in these most challenging times.

Speaker Biography
Mark Parrott is a 25-year veteran of the financial services. After spending his formative years at Merrill Lynch, Mark moved on to lead Creative Retirement Planning, and has been doing so for the last 17 years. During that time, Mark has been nominated to the Financial Advisor Hall of Fame (for which he received more than 150 letters of recommendation) and has co-hosted the “Money Talks” radio show. He has earned a certificate in Investment Decisions in Behavioral Finance from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mark has earned a Certificate in Mergers and Acquisitions from DePaul University.

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August Meeting:

Sharon Parker, “Shadowmatch Method for Team Analysis”
8/16/17 @ 8am (2.5  hour workshop)

River Place Country Club

Utilizing information completed in the Shadowmatch Worksheet prior to the session, Sharon will provide unique ways of understanding and analyzing team performance.  Key topics covered are:

  • How the collective actions and behaviors of individuals impact team performance;
  • A method for measuring what high performers do differently from low performers;
  • An understanding of how teams will react in given situations and environments; and
  • Team ‘tension’ points and the impact on conflict among team members.

The session is highly interactive and informative, presenting the Shadowmatch model of building, managing and developing teams.

Value to Members and Guests
Each member will receive a highly accurate and detailed ‘map’ of their habits and their preferences towards behaving in specific ways. This information will raise his or her level of self-awareness and give new context for understanding individual and team performance.

Speaker Biography
Sharon Parker is the owner and founder of ShadowmatchUSA and has been helping organizations advance to the next stage of development for over 20 years. Drawing on her background as an entrepreneur—and real-world experience serving on senior management leadership teams—Sharon works with CEOs and Presidents to analyze their onboarding process, team behaviors, coaching leaders, and define the way forward.  Sharon has a Masters Degree in Organization Development from John F. Kennedy University. Learn more at: https://shadowmatchusa.com

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October Meeting:

Merrick Rosenberg, “DISC Workshop”
10/18/17 @ 8am (3 hour workshop)

Merrick Rosenberg shares his vast wisdom of the DISC styles through stories, humor and insight. Your Vistage members will learn about the most interesting topic of all…themselves. Drawn from his book, Taking Flight!, Merrick’s approach reimagines the DISC model by linking the styles to eagles, parrots, doves and owls. The birds breathe new life into the DISC model by making it easier to learn, remember and apply the styles for maximum impact. Through interactive discussions and exercises, Vistage members will learn that they are likely to get better results by treating people the way they like to be treated. This session applies to anyone who has a personality or works with someone who does.

Value to Members and Guests
Participants will be able to apply DISC skills immediately in any professional or social setting they encounter, accelerating their effectiveness in communication and bringing out their highest potential. Specifically, learners will: Gain the ability to quickly and accurately read people’s styles in any setting Discover how the Golden Rule can do more harm that goo

Speaker Biography
Merrick Rosenberg has been conducting training programs based on the DISC styles for more than 20 years. He has taught DISC to more than 20,000 people at more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States and around the world. He is the coauthor of Taking Flight: Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships…Your Life, which is now available in eight languages.

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November Meeting:

Speaker TBD
11/15/17

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January 17, 2018 Speaker:

Don Schmincke

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February 21, 2018 Speaker:

Dan Barnett

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Vistage Executive Summit April 10, 2018:

AT&T Conference Center

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Please contact Ed with any questions about the 2017 Speaker Series.