the CEO Hour, Sept 19th, 2014.
Join us for an in-depth discussion on how to do effective networking in Rochester, what it takes, what to expect, and results. The panel will be weighing in on what they take away from Derek Coburn's presentation on Networking is NOT Working. This is a must-see show!
Cheryl Nelan CMIT Solutions of Monroe
Providing IT support for small to mid size businesses, including computer support services, network support, and outsourced IT to the Rochester area.
John Gaudu Wellington Steele & Associates
WS&A is an executive IT search, recruiting, outsourcing and consulting company, providing 10 years of outstanding customer service and client satisfaction.
the CEO Hour, Sept 12th, 2014.
Derek Coburn - NETWORKING IS NOT WORKING
Over the last few decades, networking has devolved into an endless series of cattle call events full of open bars and closed fists. Perfect strangers, after a long day at the office, agree to show up and bump into each other, randomly exchanging business pitches for business cards.
Needless to say, traditional networking isn't working anymore. For successful 21st century business people, large networking events and the mountains of business cards they produce have become a waste of time and valuable resources. It's time for a new, modern approach to networking.
Networking Is NOT Working was born out of author Derek Coburn's frustration with having spent thousands of fruitless hours attending traditional networking events, he offers fresh, effective, unconventional strategies for growing and nurturing a powerful network. These strategies grew his revenue by 300% in just 18 months and can have a major impact on your business.
Derek Coburn is the Founder and CEO of cadre, an un-networking community in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, which currently supports over 100 CEOs and business leaders and has hosted numerous bestselling authors and important public figures.
the CEO Hour, June 6th, 2014.
Lewis Schiff - Author of Business Brilliant - Executive Director, Inc. - Business Owners Council
With Bruce Peters and special co-host David Mammano
Ask a member of the middle class what it takes to become wealthy, and they will tell you it takes a bold new idea. Tell that to a self-made millionaire, and they will vehemently disagree. What explains the difference in mind-set between the self-made wealthy and the rest of us? It's not what you think! Lewis Schiff is the executive director of Inc. Business Owners Council, a membership organization for Inc. Magazine's top entrepreneurs and owners of closely held family businesses, and maintains a blog about behavioral entrepreneurship on Inc.com. Schiff has coauthored two books: The Influence of Affluence: The Rise of the New Rich and How They are Changing America, which charts the rise of America's growing affluent middle class through original research and analysis, and The Armchair Millionaire, which describes a wealth-creation system that leverages Nobel Prize-winning methodologies.
the CEO Hour, May 16th, 2014.
Michael Critelli, Director, "From the Rough"
As CEO of Pittney Bowes, Inc. Michael Critelli was an advocate for diversity and advancement of women in business. Though he had never worked in movies, Critelli, a former Rochesterian and 1966 graduate of Bishop Kearney High School, was determined to bring the story of coach Catana Starks, the first woman ever to coach a men's collegiate team, to the big screen. High Falls Film Festival premiered "From the Rough" - based on the true story of Catana Starks, on April 25th at the Little Theatre.
the CEO Hour, May 16th, 2014.
Maureen Berkner Boyt - Mo Moxie
Maureen Berkner Boyt is the Founder of The Moxie Exchange Movement and its girl’s leadership development program, The Go Girl Project. She is a thought partner to organizations and executives serious about women’s leadership development and learning. She holds a M.Ed. in Organizational Development, is a graduate of Corporate Coach U, authored the 5-book series, Rock Your Moxie: Power Moves for Women Leading the Way and is a life-long student of leadership, business and success. She has coached over 100 leaders, founded multiple successful businesses, lived and worked internationally, and loves taking business ideas and making them come to life. Maureen knows that every woman is capable of being an extraordinary leader and of achieving ridiculous levels of success in their lives. www.moxieexchange.com
the CEO Hour, May 9th, 2014.
So what is Inbound Marketing? Why should you care? Mary Coombs, Partner in Coombs Marketing, talks with Bruce about the value of inbound marketing to gain online leads using existing digital assets and remarkable content. Get an ROI for your marketing investment. Get leads online and meet your customers where they are!
As lifelong learners and self- professed “gadget geeks” Coombs Marketing pride itself on in-depth knowledge of all things “marketing,” old and new. In order to sustain our success, our business has evolved, strategically, to match pace with changes in marketing technology and the way the world does business in the new millennium… online. We are Coombs Marketing. This is OUR story!
the CEO Hour, May 2nd, 2014.
Chuck Richards - CEO of Core Value Software
Jessica Nava - Board Member - CEO Special Interest Group & Corporate Member Chairperson, Digital Rochester
Tom Agnello - Partner at Madison One Clearinghouse Network
Businesses need to assess and develop the true enterprise value of their companies for successful current operations, and to build a stronger foundation that will prosper during and after a future ownership transfer. Engage Rochester seeks to address the challenges faced by small family owned enterprises by building upon a successful public-private partnership between the local business associations and CoreValue, a private software company based in Vermont.
The goal of Engage Rochester is to strengthen community economic development by engaging businesses in evidenced based management tools that address key components of growth and sustainability. The vision of the Engage Rochester is to build communities where there are opportunities for good paying, reliable jobs for individuals while improving management approaches to insure that businesses successfully navigate transitions in future ownership.
the CEO Hour, April 4th, 2014.
Marissa Levin Built to SCALE: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards
Marissa is the author of "Built to SCALE: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards". The book leads business owners through her patent-pending SCALE™ Model to strategically select, compensate, associate, and leverage advisory boards for breakthrough growth.
Marissa is the Washington, DC region's small business expert on ABC's Washington Business Report where she addresses the challenges that small business owners face. She is also SmartCEO Magazine's syndicated columnist, penning a column entitled "Get on Board," which advises business owners how to strategically build advisory boards to fuel organizational growth.
She was named as a 2009, 2010, and 2011 SmartCEO Smart 100 participant by SmartCEO Magazine, which recognizes the top 100 CEOs in the region, and was named as a 2008 BRAVO Award winner, which honors the region's 25 most influential women CEOs. In 2011, she was one of the first honorees to be inducted into the SmartCEO Hall of Fame for outstanding and exemplary leadership
the CEO Hour, March 7th, 2014.
Peter Philippi - CEO, Strategex
The 80/20 Profit Enhancement
We've all have heard of or know, the 80/20 Rule (or Pareto Principle), but few of us execute it effectively. Do you apply 80/20 to your business or personal life? What would change in your business or life if you could execute 80/20 effectively? Interested to learn how? Profit growth begins with finding your business's best assets. Which products or services are truly profitable for your company? Which customers would you consider your "A" customers - those that are most valuable and reliable? When you step back and take a discriminating look at your business, what part is the 20% - the critical core - that leads to all of your profitability?
Asking these questions is the first and most substantial step in creating a smart plan for enhancing growth. Once you discover where your company's real value is, you can focus your resources there, zeroing in on your best-performing and highest potential offerings, and then travel a clearly defined path to a business performance transformation.
STRATEGEX, Inc. Strategex, Inc. is a research and consulting firm based in Chicago, dedicated to providing direction and support for sustainable, profitable and aggressive growth. Founded in early 1993, Strategex has focused on the growth of our business-to-business clients in both domestic and international markets. Peter Philippi is founder and President of Strategex, Inc., and has over 30 years of direct experience working with top-level management to drive change, profitability, and growth.
the CEO Hour, February 28th, 2014.
John Gaudu - Co-founder Wellington Steele and Associates
The competition is fierce out there if you're the candidate or the employer looking to hire. Our first guest on the CEO Hour is the executive vice president of the recruiting and outsourcing company Wellington Steele and Associates. It is one of Rochester NY's Top 100 companies. John Gaudu says Wellington mostly deals with IT hiring but no matter, it's all about creating relationships with clients. The big three questions, can they do the job, will they do the job and do they fit the culture or how well do they play with others.