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Thursday, October 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Accidental Entrepreneur

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Many companies and careers start by accident. Competing family and career demands dictate the need to have flexibility but you still needs to use your skills. This happens many ways: founders start work on a project that turns into a larger enterprise. Volunteer work turns into vocational work, and ad-hoc advice turns into a career change.

Come Talk with 4 local business people who have made that shift, and a career coach that works specifically with entrepreneurs.



Speakers
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Joanna Black

CEO and Founder, SheWorks Collective & Curating Simplicity
Joanna Black’s mantra 'The Power of Purpose. The Will of Women. The Gift of Giving.' is changing how companies work and how people live. | | For more than 20 years, Joanna has been a leader in social responsibility, sustainability, wellness and women’s empowerment. She has consulted for some of the... Read More →
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Jan Eric Claesson

Alternative Career Coach, The Entrepreneur's Source
Husband, father, executive business advisor, board member, writer, presenter, athlete and mentor. I have lived and worked in three countries, speak several languages, worked at Fortune 500 companies, medium sized public and private companies, and started four companies.  My experience includes a dozen years as CEO and two decades as board... Read More →
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Stephanie Smith

Co-Founder & COO, Career Muse
Stephanie lives by the motto “life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” Co-founder and COO of Career Muse, Stephanie has dedicated nearly a decade of her life to helping others achieve career happiness. | | As a coach, recruiter, and career brand builder... Read More →
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Keita Williams

Founder and Chief Strategist, Success Bully
Keita H. Williams is the  Founder and Chief Strategist of Success Bully, is an elite accountability practice for visionaries who need strategic support(a professional butt-kicking) to create momentum in their personal and professional lives. We develop bespoke 90 Day Sprints to develop clarity and habits to achieve your audacious goal. | | At the end of 2016, Keita dusted off her vision board and woefully looked at the goals that she had set for herself late in 2015. It was an eye-opening experience. Most areas remained unchanged and in some cases, there was backward momentum. She found that this was also a recurring theme among her circle of influence. | What could have been done differently? The answers were crystal clear -- an actionable plan and some good old-fashioned accountability. From there, Success Bully was born. This rapidly growing practice includes three focus areas 1:1 services, workshops/seminars and content including the Success Bully Podcast that features tips and intimate interviews with female founders and leaders. | Keita is a recovering Tech PR hound and integrated marketer who has conceptualized and executed communications strategies across consumer tech brands of various sizes and stages. From mobile phones, tablets, laptops, apps and digital entertainment, she has launched and told stories for all manner of gadgetry. | Keita is a proud Wildcat who holds a B.S. from Northwestern University in Communication Studies... Read More →
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Samantha Woogerd

COO, MTM Robotics
Samantha is Chief Operations Officer and Co-owner of MTM Robotics, a technology company dedicated to the engineering, manufacturing, and implementation of automated assembly and control systems for the aerospace industry. For 6 years she has focused her efforts on building business, operational, organizational, and manufacturing infrastructure for this dynamic and innovative company... Read More →