Featured Event - October 2014
Unlock the 3 Gates of Growing your Business: Profits, Process and People
Presenters: Karen Harrison, Bank of America
Mindy Bortness, Communication Works, Inc.
Marc Larochelle, Productive Computing, Inc.
Date: Wed., October 15, 2014
Registration & Networking: 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Networking: 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Location: Council for Supplier Diversity
10679 Westview Parkway
San Diego, CA 92126
*Event location is right above O's American Kitchen
Registration will close at 5:00 pm on October 13.
In a 9 year national research project with over 700 CEOs, James Fischer recognized that companies grow in complexity and that complexity level is created by the people! As companies grow, they navigate through an imaginary line that moves between chaos and equilibrium. Every issue, circumstance or experience within a growing enterprise can be understood or communicated through one or more of the Three Gates of Focus — The People Gate, the Profit/Revenue Gate and the Process Gate. The use of the Three Gates allow for a common language to address a problem, find a solution or innovate a new way of looking at a challenge.
In this session, you’ll:
- Identify the top 5 barriers to your organizational growth
- Learn about the Profit/Revenue Gate — all issues and concerns that center on and affect the revenue generation and profitability of the company. You predict growth by maximizing and anticipating capacity issues.
- Learn about the Process Gate — all issues and concerns that center on the processes and procedures of a company. You transform complexity into clarity through systems.
- Learn about the People Gate — all issues and concerns that center on and affect the people of a company. You build competency and innovation through the conscious development of people.
Meet Our Panelists
Senior Vice President
Small Business Banking Manager, San Diego Market
As Senior Vice President, Small Business Banking Manager at Bank of America, Karen Harrison is responsible for serving the needs of priority small business clients and the business community in San Diego, Imperial and South Riverside counties. Bank of America supports small business owners by serving as a trusted financial advisor to help increase cash flow, reduce expenses and improve operational efficiency through a suite of products and services designed specifically to help small businesses succeed. A 30-year banking veteran, Karen has held senior executive management positions at leading financial institutions prior to joining Bank of America. An honors graduate, Karen holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BA from Cal State University, Fresno.
Communication Works, Inc.
Mindy Bortness leads Communication Works, Inc., a total Talent Management service provider specializing in assessments, recruitment, engagement and development. Clients call her the “Turnover Doctor" because the proven, predictive, patented system she uses ensures clients hire right and that their top talent is retained through job-focused development plans. Mindy delivers dozens of workshops each year in the areas of Organizational Stages of Growth, Communication Skills, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and more. Mindy is certified as a Professional Behavioral Analyst, Professional Motivators Analyst and TriMetrixHD Analyst through TTI Success Insights. She has earned the President’s Award for Community Service from 2005 - 2014 from TTI.
Productive Computing, Inc.
Marc Larochelle - Founder, President and CEO of Productive Computing, Inc. started in the world of IT in 1991 where his first system was to create a database to manage the details and logistics for the entire NAMM trade show which included 75,000 in attendance and over 1,000 exhibitors. Marc then founded Productive Computing in 1996 with the goal to “Create Efficiency Through Automation” by helping clients create streamlined processes and professional systems to mange workflow and data. Today Productive Computing and their team of 15 deliver this efficiency by way of their flagship product called the “Core4CRM”. Core4CRM manages contacts, opportunities, orders, invoices, documents, tasks, calendaring and management dashboards delivered via the desktop, iPad and web. Productive Computing has a wide variety of long-term clients both large and small including the Del Mar race track (Group Sales ticketing/accounting/sales), Disney Motion Pictures and Television, American Funds, and several major universities as well as local schools.
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