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EO Portland 2018 Chapter Retreat: Diverse Perspectives

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Brasada Ranch

16986 SW Brasada Ranch Road

Powell Butte, OR 97753

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What is Chapter Retreat?

Featuring transformative takeaways from leading entrepreneurs and innovators, feasting amongst friends, top-notch entertainment, and so much more. You don’t want to miss the exceptional learning and out-of-this-world sunsets!

Accommodations and most meals are included in your reservation; we handle booking for you! Accommodations include one suite room or luxury cabin room for every member and their significant other. We're also able to accommodate families with kids on a limited basis, so register now!

Learn more about Brasada Ranch here, named the Best Resort in the Pacific Northwest by Condé Nast Traveler.




This Year's Theme Is Diverse Perspectives

Our 2018 retreat will feature:

  • Incredible learning opportunities (read about them below!)

  • A poker tournament for the competitive spirit

  • A wealth of nature-based activities—from hikes to horseback riding

  • Craft spirits and amazing group meals

  • Bonfire-filled nights with music, a private dance party, and more!

You don’t want to miss this.




All EO Portland Members and Strategic Partners register for free; significant others’ registration is $375.


Bringing Kids

Kids of all ages are welcome at the Chapter Retreat, September 16-18, at no additional registration cost. Below you'll see our outlined agenda for the Retreat. It's important to note that we can only guarantee professional childcare services in the evenings, and that there will be a small additional charge for childcare.

The Learning sessions on Monday morning are for adults, but kids are welcome during meals and free time/adventures.

If your children need an extra room, the flat cost of an extra room at Brasada will be passed to you.

Questions about bringing your family? Write our Chapter Administrator, Tyler McCabe, at tyler@eoportland.org.





The Retreat Schedule

Sunday, September 16
11:00 a.m. — Registration Opens, Pool Open (Cabins Not Guaranteed Ready Till 4pm)
4:30 p.m. — Opening Reception & Happy Hour
6:00 p.m. — Dinner
8:00 p.m. — Poker Tournament Night*

Monday, September 17
7:00 a.m. — Yoga
7:30 a.m. — Breakfast
9:00 a.m. — Panel: What Does Diverse Perspectives Mean? [Adults Only]
10:00 a.m. — Keynote: Kristin Luck on Reinventing with an Entrepreneurial Mindset [Adults Only]
11:30 a.m. — Panel: Overcoming Adversity [Adults Only]
12:30 p.m. — Boxed Lunch + Picnic Options
Afternoon — Free Time + Adventure Options: Golf, Spa, Pool Time, Hiking, Adventures in Bend
6:00 p.m. — Dinner
8:00 p.m. — Dance Party with Hit Machine*

Tuesday, September 18
7:30 a.m. — Breakfast
9:00 a.m. — Closing Reception

*Professional childcare offered during this evening
Note: this schedule is subject to small changes. Everyone will receive a printed schedule when they arrive.





Learning Sessions

Reinventing With an Entrepreneurial Mindset — Kristin Luck

Somewhere along the way, you may have become convinced that stasis is safer than movement. Consistency feels comfortable; volatility is frightening. But in this ever-changing world, we are constantly forced to reinvent ourselves and, in some cases, our businesses. And this reinvention process by its very nature requires an entrepreneurial mindset. Constant reinvention requires:

  • Driving long-term vision
  • Creating opportunities for growth
  • Fostering new ecosystems

Kristin Luck’s career progression from analyst to research entrepreneur to SaaS entrepreneur and now, growth strategist and advisor serves as the basis for her reinvention framework of Vision, Value Definition, Market Test, Brand It, Land It. It begins with how to think about and focus in on your vision for what you’re building in your business and takes you through the critical phases of clarifying and marketing the value you create; while focusing on work that is meaningful and meets your financial and lifestyle goals.

Whether you’re in growth mode, considering a pivot or an exit or are on the verge of an entire life and career reboot, Kristin will share field-tested strategies for mastering your next big move.

Kristin Luck is a serial entrepreneur turned advisor and growth strategist. She most recently served as a partner and President/CMO of Decipher until its acquisition in 2014 and currently works as a growth strategy consultant, specializing in nontraditional sales and marketing strategies, for early and mid-stage companies preparing for global expansion, funding or acquisition. Kristin is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 sales and marketing experts to follow on social media.


Overcoming Adversity: Panel Discussion

It’s no secret that starting a business from the ground up comes with an abundance of challenges. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), there’s a 50% chance your business will fail in the first five years. Founders must face and overcome challenges in financing, risk mitigation, market entry, to name only a few. Or in the case of our panelists, FDA challenges, hiring and management mishaps and even jail time. Our panelists have faced these challenges head on and boldly moved past them. In this panel discussion, we’ll discuss strategies and support systems for dealing with adverse situations as well as when to push through versus when to pivot.

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