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Thursday, October 5 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster - how to #HarnessTheRide LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available


The Pioneer Collective

100 S King St #100, Seattle, WA 98104 (map)

Registration required - 30 seats available on a first-come-first seated basis



10:00 AM  Doors Open (Checking in & Networking)

10:30 AM  Doors Close (Panel & Workshop Begins)

11:40 AM  Open Q&A

12:00 PM  Event Ends

“Fighting emotions is like flailing in quicksand — it only makes things worse. Sometimes, the most proactive 'defense' is a mental nod and wink.” - Tim Ferriss, Author of Tools of Titans

Being an entrepreneur can be a wild ride. Thrilling. Nerve-racking. Invigorating. Rewarding. Stressful. All at the same time.

We’re sure you can relate to this image created by entrepreneur Derek Halpern.

(...in fact, sometimes some of us experience this roller coaster twice a day, even before it’s lunch time!)

So, what can you do to #harnesstheride and become an effective entrepreneur?

We kick off this panel with a fast-paced, deep-dive interview with Marination’s Co-Founder Roz Edison, as we explore the spirit of Everyday Aloha - the secret sauce powering this fast growing company that grew from a single food truck to a flagship of 6 signature restaurants.

Then, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and engage in experiential learning as our team of subject experts introduce and guide you through using simple daily tools that can not only effectively address your fears and doubts, AND also build self-motivation, self-accountability, and the trending “grit & resilience” leaders and investors have been talking about.


  • EQ expert, Founder of the emotional intelligence system HappyCamper™, Nicole Donnelly:
    How To Navigate The 6 Human Emotional Needs to Uplevel Your EQ
    According to Harvard Business Review, research has shown that emotional intelligence is the #1 predictor of success. And unlike IQ, which is set at birth, EQ can be increased during a person’s lifetime with proper training. Nicole will share her tool for learning how to master your emotions, up your EQ, and make your life as an entrepreneur more enjoyable.

  • Executive Coach and Psychologist for High Achievers, Dr. Perpetua Neo: 
    The Resilient Leader - How To Harness Plant Wisdom To Make Wise Decisions
    What does it take to make wise decisions? Entrepreneurship on top of information overload and economic/political shocks, how do you stay centered? Dr. Perpetua Neo will walk you through her signature system that combines ancient wisdom and modern psychology. This system has effectively help her Type A ambitious clients make wise decisions, and support them to live their lives with grace, joy and ease.

  • Neuromuscular Therapist, Leif Grunseth: 
    How The Emotional Freedom Technique Can Help You Manage Sticky Situations, Stat
    The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a psychological acupressure technique that’s so easy, you'll think it can’t work. But it does. In just three minutes EFT can clear short circuits -- emotional blocks -- and enhance your ability to change behavior patterns, overcome negative beliefs, and eliminate stress. Leif will show you how to use EFT to balance your emotions in tough business situations, create more power for problem solving, and bring more calm into your life.


At the end of the panel, the floor will be opened up to questions from the audience. This is your chance to get your burning questions about navigating the emotional roller coaster of entrepreneurship answered. Seating is limited - do reserve your spot.

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Thursday October 5, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Pioneer Collective