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The Business Edge is a briefing series for business owners and organizational leaders highlighting cutting edge business strategies and techniques for businesses to be resilient and competitive in the domestic and global business environments.

2018-2019 Business Edge Briefing Series

The most current knowledge in a variety of business leadership-related topics, with an emphasis on real-world experience and success, covering areas such as leading change, fostering resilience, achieving innovation, resetting your business model to fit the new economic times, inspiring creativity, motivating teams to increase productivity, organizational transformation, improving the triple bottom line, managing talent and staying ahead of the competition.  

Hosted by the Institute for Leadership (ILS) of the Barowsky School of Business and in partnership with the North Bay Leadership Council.

Program Schedule
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. – Registration | Breakfast | Networking
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Program


 

Kara Goldin Built a Company to Last – Her hint: Start with a Healthy Purpose!

How hint Disrupted a Tough and Competitive Industry to Build a Highly Successful Consumer-Focused Business

Kara Goldin was addicted to diet soda and, to be healthier, she started drinking water to which she added fruit to make it tastier. Her friends loved her concoction, spurring her to create hint, which disrupted the soda industry. Today, hint is a $100 million company with over 100 employees.

To find out how Goldin became a successful entrepreneur, industry disruptor and one of the few founders who remains head of the company she founded 14 years ago, join us for this exciting breakfast briefing.

Hint’s sales have grown by 70% in the past year, with Goldin introducing new flavors, boxed water for kids and healthy sunscreens. Goldin is passionate about her business and her purpose to make America healthier.

Don’t miss learning about how she built her business against the odds and her advice for other entrepreneurs!

Keynote: Kara Goldin, CEO & Founder of Hint Water

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Location: Creekside Room, Dominican Campus

Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Program: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

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Sponsored by: Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council
Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Economic ForumMarin Small Business Development Center


 

 

Do Your Business Conversations Get the Results You Want?

If not, here’s new strategies that produce the right results!

If you’ve ever been frustrated by people not keeping their word, or with staff seeming to lack motivation, you’re not alone.  Vicki Suiter, of Suiter Business Builders, has taught hundreds of business owners and managers how to inspire and motivate teams to produce consistent results ─ without pain and strain. The management system she teaches will help you realize positive, consistent results – from employees to upper management, subcontractors and clients.

In this interactive presentation, Vicki Suiter provides the strategies that have transformed ordinary managers into great leaders.  In this session, you learn:

  • The real reason people don’t keep their agreements and what you can do about it
  • What it takes to motivate others to take effective action and produce consistent results
  • An easy to use strategy for managing agreements with your team that fosters follow through
  • What it takes to build a culture where feedback is NOT confrontational

Vicki Suiter doesn’t just give participants tips and techniques; she provides the thinking and practices that help build great leaders, managers and teams.

Keynote: Vicki Suiter, Suiter Business Builders

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Location: Creekside Room, Dominican Campus

Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Program: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

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Sponsored by: Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council
Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Economic ForumMarin Small Business Development Center


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