CEOs have to keep raising their game to grow the company; they need to have their thinking and strategy challenged, and yet, they have to make decisions on matters they have never before tackled. The learning curve is intense.
Once you’ve earned the title of CEO for an existing firm, or have launched your own business, having an executive coach is no longer enough. While coaches can fill in the gaps in skills, once you become a CEO, it’s likely a mentor who has had an equivalent role is necessary.
The outcomes based on a 2015 Harvard Business Review survey show mentored CEOs improve company performance, make better decisions, met stakeholder expectations and become proficient faster.
How do mentees find a mentor, and vice versa. What are the rules of engagement, and how do you match styles? Join us for our Enlightened Speaker Series on CEO to CEO mentoring as we look at ways to build better Texas CEOs.
Our speakers are mentor|mentee teams & will share their insights and experiences:
Founder, Shockwave Innovations
Gordon has seen nearly 1,000 startup pitches, given personal advice to more than 200 entrepreneurs and been involved with raising over $40M in private and venture capital. He spent the first 10 years of his career in brand name companies like IBM and Compaq and then progressively gravitated towards early stage and high growth companies. Gordon spent eight years in the videoconferencing industry, including four years as President of a company that grew to $36M and went public on the Euronext stock market.
Through his advisory practice, Shockwave Innovations, and at Capital Factory, Gordon is an active angel investor, VC, startup advisor and mentor.
CEO, 3Hills Group
Jan Ryan, as an entrepreneur and CEO, has been focused on building both early stage and expansion stage companies for 30 years, resulting in four successful acquisitions and one IPO.
As an entrepreneur specializing in predictive SaaS analytics, Jan most recently founded Social Dynamx in 2009, the industry’s first social customer care and analytics platform for scaled interactions in large enterprises. Social Dynamx attracted a host of named-brand customers, and in the Fall of 2012 was acquired by industry leader Lithium Technologies in San Francisco.
After the acquisition of Social Dynamx, Jan founded strategic consulting practice 3Hills Group, where she comes alongside companies ready to go to the next level in sales, penetrate a new market, or merge sales teams after an M&A transaction. Jan leverages extensive operational experience to tune growth strategies and optimize sales infrastructure, territory plan, size, allocation and incentive comp approach, integrating sales and marketing programs with extraordinary results and levels of efficiency.
Autumn Manning, CEO, YouEarnedIt
Autumn Manning is one of the happiest CEO’s in the world. She spends her days surrounded by a smart team and combines her background in behavioral psychology, human capital management, and building corporate culture to create the world’s best employee engagement software.
Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
The Austin Club, 110 E. 9th Street
Thank you to our 2016 Enlightened Speaker Series sponsors: