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4th Annual South Sound Small Business Summit
May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm$35
WHAT IS THE EVENT?: Created in 2016, The South Sound Small Business Summit’s purpose is to support the South Puget Sound’s (South King, Pierce and Thurston County) businesses through an educational event that inspires and connects the community.
WHY DOES THIS EVENT EXIST?: We believe that the local business community needs a place to learn from other business owner’s success and failures, marketing techniques and other ways to grow and expand your business. We do this to give back, not to make a profit, so that everyone can succeed in business.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs looking to make the most of their business, employees and profitability. Businesses with large or small revenue should attend; the topics help all businesses regardless of size.
This event participates during the national celebration of the contribution of small businesses and entrepreneurs, National Small Business Week. The South Puget Sound region takes great pride in being the home to over 52,008 small and new startup businesses.
All profits will benefit The Alliance of Women Owned Businesss.
See last year’s speaker videos and detailed summit information at: http://www.southsoundbusinesssummit.com
Each year the topics are chosen by the previous years attendees. We are pleased to announce our three 2019 Summit Speakers based on your requests!
KEYNOTE: HOW TO INFLUENCE THE CONVERSATION
“WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THE ROOM?
By Margo Myers, Margo Myers Communications
What kind of impression do you make on others? What do you want to be known for? In this eye-opening workshop or keynote, audience members will:
Learn how to pro-actively communicate their strengths and values with every move they make.
Discover how to harness the power of a personal brand and how to let others know what they do best.
Get inspired to build ‘brand equity’ to propel their path up the career ladder, starting today.
Who is Margo Myers?
Executive and Career Transition Coach Margo Myers coaches high achievers who are frustrated with the speed of their career advancement, and are ready to do what
it takes to get promoted and take their place as leaders making big impact.
From managers and directors aiming for the C-suite, and executives who’ve reached the corner office and need a trusted advisor and sounding board, her clients rediscover their mojo, move up the career ladder after being stuck for too long, or discover an entirely new path to bring about more joy, fulfillment, and career and life
She brings an empathetic presence and active listening skills to client sessions to inspire actions that lead to big results. Her zone of genius includes communication and presentation skills, executive presence, and media training.
After investing more than 20 years as an award-winning TV news anchor at KOMO TV and KIRO TV in Seattle, Margo earned mastery in asking powerful questions to zero in on the most relevant answers to tell a compelling story. Now she asks powerful questions of her coaching clients to help them express their biggest dreams, uncover what’s holding them back, and create plans so they land their dream jobs, earn their next promotions, and make more money.
Margo’s natural curiosity has prompted her to jump out of an airplane, cover the downfall of General Manuel Noriega in Panama with US Army troops, fly with the Blue Angels, and learn how to scuba dive. Now she uses her curiosity to help clients uncover personal roadblocks, play to their strengths and identify strategies to get them promoted.
FAILURE AS A NECESSARY MEANS TO SUCCESS
By Travis Daigle, Character Development Coach
Work is a very logical process. There’s a task that needs completion and someone gives time and energy to complete that task. The question is: Are they passionate about what they do?
Many people say that chasing your passion is foolish. Our brains are hard-wired to pursue pleasure, avoid pain, and conserve energy. However, chasing your passion is often painful and requires massive amounts of time/energy for what can seem to be little pay off. Our biology is diametrically opposed to the difficulty of this process and our culture sees failure as something to be avoided like the plague. To even know what we are passionate about can involve a series of painful failures… let alone trying to monetize that passion. The irony of life is that it is these low moments that reveal our greatest strengths, if we choose humility and reflection… If we understand failure as a necessary means to success.
Who is Travis Daigle?
Travis Daigle teaches Character Development. His philosophy is anchored in personal experiences that include overcoming childhood obesity, paying off $60K of debt, studying/working as an Electrical Engineer, and becoming a Special Forces Medic and Combat Veteran.
Life has taught Travis that pain, difficulty, and challenge are inevitable components of the human existence. The person we become in the midst of these things, is a choice. He makes it his mission to help as many people as possible choose positive personal growth as an outcome from the challenges of life.
BUILDING A HEALTHY TEAM CULTURE THROUGH HEROIC HOSPITALITY
By Bryan Reynolds, Owner Anthem Coffee and Wine Bar
Building a healthy team culture within your business or organization doesn’t happen by accident. It happens daily, and it’s driven by clear mission, and intentional investments in the people around you. In Bryan’s talk, he’ll walk you through the process he has undergone in building a healthy team culture within ANTHEM Coffee. He’ll unpack the early years and leadership failures he’s experienced, and guide you towards practical changes, that you can make in your business or organization today, that will promote and inspire a healthy team culture of your own.
Who is Bryan Reynolds?
Bryan is a highly relational and energetic guy. He’s a team builder, visionary leader and has a great ability for brand design and team culture creation.
Over the last 12 years, Bryan and his family have built 3 businesses (Anthem Coffee & Tea with 6 locations, Elements Frozen Yogurt, and Caramels Inc.) in the South Puget Sound area of Washington State. They continue to reach new customers everyday by providing Heroic Hospitality.
Bryan is also a business success coach. Nothing gets him out of bed faster than getting the opportunity to help unlock full potential in other people. He’s an out of the box thinker and he loves exercising creativity in problem solving in order to reach as many people as possible through his businesses!
To recharge, Bryan loves to play golf and discover new craft beer. Bryan is married to his junior high sweetheart Alicia and they have 3 boys, Jaxon (12), Asher (9), and Chapman (7).
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors
Paul T Long- Trusted Business Lender for the South Sound
Thurston County Chamber
Tacoma Chamber of Commerce
Auburn Chamber of Commerce
Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber of Commerce
Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Yelm Chamber of Commerce
Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce
Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce
Evergreen Business Capital
Copy Wrights Printing
South Sound SCORE
South Sound Magazine
South Sound Business Magazine
Anthem Coffee & Wine Bar
Once Upon a Time Photography
Tech Masters Computer Services
Maestro Strategic Solutions
Elevated Image Productions