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Programming is targeted at ages 21-40 but everyone is welcome to attend. UWGB has a Corporate Membership and encourages your participation.

From Bagels to the Board Room Lunch n’ Learn

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From Bagels to the Board Room Lunch n’ Learn    
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The Woods Golf Club/Blitz Sports Bar
530 Erie Rd, Green Bay, WI  54311
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Buffet of chef’s choice of two soups (one vegetarian), turkey sandwich, hot roast beef sandwich, build your own garden salad, vegetarian pasta salad, fresh fruit salad, assorted dessert bars, coffee and milk.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.orgonline
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
From Bagels to the Board Room: A Baker’s Dozen of TipsAt just 23 years old, Ann Seidl opened the first fresh bagel shop north of Milwaukee with friend, Sue Hougard. SueAnn’s Bagels became a seven-location bagel/coffee business. Throughout her time managing her chain of stores and then moving onto the corporate world at BayCare Clinic, Ann has gathered a few tips she would have liked to have known at 23.Ann has mastered owning a small business, managed teams of all shapes and sizes and worked in a variety of industries – all while balancing a family with a demanding career. Ann will share her “baker’s dozen” of tips that she has learned – and how you can apply these tips to a successful and evolving career.
About the Speaker
Ann Seidl
Director of Marketing/Public Relations
BayCare ClinicAnn Seidl is the director of marketing and public relations for BayCare Clinic. Ann is a Luxemburg native and a UW- Green Bay alumna. In 2005, Ann joined BayCare Clinic and in 2006, she sold SueAnn’s Bagels, a seven-location bagel/coffee business that she co-founded 17 years prior.At BayCare Clinic, she provides strategic planning and brand management for advertising, promotions, public relations and overall communications. Ann is building regional awareness of the clinic’s stellar medical reputation and advanced capabilities. She directs the BayCare Clinic Foundation and Government Relations Board, along with serving on the Foundation’s board. Throughout her career, Ann has served and volunteered for several community boards.

CURRENT – Leading Through Change Workshop

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When: Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Ramada Plaza Hotel
2750 Ramada Way
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $49 Members of Current
$64 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: To be determined.
Register: rsvp@titletown.orgregister online There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event. 4 hours of CE credit is available for attending this workshop.
Event Overview
Leading through Change Workshop
If things didn’t change, there’d be no butterflies. People need to adapt to overlapping changes in their workplace and personal lives. While a solid strategy and project plan for change can help us avoid disaster, the key to successful change is engagement. Leaders who master the discipline of change management rise to the top of company and community as dependable, positive influencers. Acquire skills you need to understand the best communication practices that will ease resistance to change.
Be prepared for change by understanding:

  • How to share a common language during the change process
  • How to introduce and implement commonly used Change Process Models
  • How to provide information about common obstacles that arise from change

How to discuss and identify tools to help leaders advance in how they lead change

About the Speaker
Tina M. Schuelke
Executive Director Change Management | Communications Center, LLC

After more than 20 years in corporate America, desire for change led Tina to harvest her experience to help small- to medium-sized businesses. She realized her efforts could be spent helping small businesses see great results versus contributing to a few large corporations.

Committed to improving the lives of others in her community, Tina graduated from the Leadership Oshkosh program in 2008 and received her Change Management certification and license in 2012. Nurturing her entrepreneurial spirit, Tina founded Change Management and Communications Center, LLC in 2013.

She offers business and change management support to the New North region of Wisconsin and beyond. Her work with organizations has revealed a greater likelihood to save time and money and improves the quality of life at work. Tina helps manage the human side of change by implementing programs that align employee development and productivity with company goals, ultimately motivating and directing change effectively.

Festival Foods – A Foundation for Success

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Festival Foods – A Foundation for Success    
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The Marq
3177 French Rd
De Pere, WI  54115
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Pecan and parmesan crusted chicken breast served with cheesy Yukon smashed potatoes, whole green beans and carrots, dinner rolls, coffee and milk. Substitute vegan pasta primavera upon request.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Festival Foods – A Foundation for SuccessMark Skogen, CEO and president of Festival Foods, will share how execution, service, servant leadership and embracing change built the strong foundation for success at his company and why he feels passionate about carrying on the traditions. Mark will share real stories about the satisfaction gained from enriching lives and how failure can actually make you stronger.This event will also be co-hosted with Pulse, the young professionals program of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry
About the Speaker
Mark Skogen
President and CEO
Festival Foods
Mark Skogen is the third generation of Skogen grocers. Mark’s grandfather, Paul Skogen, opened his first grocery store in Onalaska, Wis., in 1946. Dave Skogen, Mark’s father, grew the small chain of IGA stores in the ‘70s and ‘80s and then introduced the family business to the large-grocery format of Festival Foods in 1990. Mark joined the company full-time after graduating from Viterbo University in 1992 and became president and CEO in 2000.Under Mark’s leadership, Skogen’s Festival Foods operates 19 stores across the state in the communities of Green Bay, Bellevue, De Pere, Suamico, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kenosha, Fort Atkinson, Appleton (2), Neenah, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Marshfield, Eau Claire, La Crosse (2), Holmen and Onalaska. The company has announced plans for stores in the Mount Pleasant and Madison markets as well.Mark attributes their continued success to the 5,000 associates whom are all committed to the company’s Boomerang Theory which guides everyday business decisions by answering the question, “Will it bring the customer back?”In addition to leading Festival Foods, Mark serves on several boards of directors, including Green Bay Packers, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay.  He resides in De Pere and has two beautiful daughters, Sydney and Kennedy.

 

CURRENT – 8th Annual Leaders Luncheon!

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When: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Program
12:30 p.m. Guest Speaker
1:15 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Rock Garden Conference Center
1951 Bond St.
Green Bay, WI  54303
 Fee: $20 Members and Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Chicken Princess: A sautéed chicken breast topped with a creamy Monterey jack sauce and asparagus. Includes chef’s choice vegetable and starch, garden salad, dinner rolls, coffee and iced tea.  Dessert provided by Titletown Brewing Co
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.

Event Overview
Current’s 8th Annual Leaders Luncheon
Current’s annual Leaders Luncheon brings together community leaders and young professionals in a celebration of programming accomplishments from the past year. Invited community leaders are placed at each table to allow an opportunity for young professionals to meet and interact with those who have significantly more leadership experience. Additionally, leaders are provided an opportunity to learn about the needs of area young professionals while Current discusses important issues and program initiatives related to our mission.Click here to view a list of confirmed leaders for this year’s event. Note this list will be continually updated as additional leaders confirm their attendance.

Luncheon Program

  • Opening Remarks
  • YP Week Call to Action
  • Recognition of Outgoing Chairs and Officers
  • Presentation of Spirit of Current
  • Guest Speaker

Closing Remarks

Guest Speaker
Craig Culver
CEO and Co-founder
Culver’s Frozen Custard and ButterBurgers®Craig along with his wife, Lea, and his parents, George and Ruth Culver, took a vision and created a niche-market restaurant that features burgers and frozen custard.  By wearing several hats, he has built his career through a commitment to doing what’s right for his guests, team members, franchisees and his family.

The Culver family has been in the restaurant business for more than 50 years. Craig worked at the family restaurants during his college breaks. On July 18, 1984, Craig and his family opened the first Culver’s in Sauk City, Wis. In 1987, the franchising arm, Culver Franchising System, Inc. was established. The first successful franchise was opened in Baraboo, Wis. (1990) Today, there are more than 500 Culver’s restaurants in 22 states. As CEO, Craig is actively involved with the business as a coach, cheerleader and mentor to all franchisees and their teams.

Craig takes an active role in a variety of organizations. He is a member of the National & Wisconsin Restaurant Associations. He is also a board member of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Foundation, the Bank of Prairie du Sac and Kwik Trip. He recently chaired two fund-raising efforts – one for the Wisconsin Historical Society’s $77 million “Forward Campaign” and the other for the Wisconsin Professional Golfers’ Association to further the game of golf for juniors.

CURRENT – Reinvent Yourself!

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Reinvent Yourself Lunch n’ Learn presented by Carol Van Vreede    
Event Basics
When: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Titletown Brewing Co.
Tap Room
320 N Broadway
Green Bay, WI  54303
Be one of the first to experience Titletown’s new tap room!
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: To be determined.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Reinvent Yourself Lunch n’ Learn Destination – NEW YOU – Journey EssentialsIt’s time to take charge of your life! If you want to see a change for the better, you must take control. Be decisive and responsible. You control your own happiness, your own destiny. Empower yourself to live the life you deserve.Your professional career and personal life will take many shapes throughout your lifetime. During her career, Carol Van Vreede has become an expert on assessing the change evolution that’s required to be successful during times of transition. To reinvent yourself is no longer an option but a necessity to guarantee long-term success in today’s fast-paced environment.Learn how to not just adopt, but thrive through this change and better prepare yourself; learn about Destination – NEW YOU – Journey Essentials.
About the Speaker
Carol Van Vreede Founder and CEO Skyline Exhibit ResourceCarol Van Vreede is founder and CEO of Skyline Exhibit Resource, a full-service trade show and design company.Housed in a new 40,000 square-foot, state-of the-art facility in De Pere, Skyline designs and manufactures exhibits, kiosks, vehicle wraps, custom wallpaper, indoor/outdoor signs, posters, banners and floor graphics. Skyline is regularly featured at trade shows, museums, retail stores, corporate lobbies and outdoor events.  Founded in 1992, Skyline Exhibit Resource has assisted more than 6,000 Wisconsin companies with their branding efforts.

CURRENT – Leadership Workshop

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Strengths-Based Leadership Workshop   
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The District Event Center at Best Western
788 Armed Forces Dr.
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $49 Members of Current
$64 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 All-Inclusive Events Package - Learn More
Menu: On the Farm Breakfast Buffet: scrambled eggs, choice of ham, bacon, sausage, home fried potatoes, seasonal fruit, cereal and muffins. Chilled juices, coffee, tea and milk.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
4 hours of CE credit is available for attending this workshop.
Event Overview
Strengths-Based Leadership
Best-selling authors, TED Talk stars and strengths-based leaders Tom Rath and Marcus Buckingham have brought the strengths-based message to business that researchers have known for years: investing in strengths, understanding others’ needs and surrounding yourself with the right people (those who want to maximize their best skills, AKA strengths) are essential keys to leadership effectiveness.Attend this workshop if you want to:

  • Identify and understand your strengths to be most effective at work and home;
  • Build strong and diverse teams; and
  • Lead to your full potential.

Your ROI?

  • Leverage your natural talents;
  • Align your strengths with the right projects; and
  • Get results that positively affect work culture, innovation and productivity, and ultimately the bottom line.
About the Speaker
Laurie Crawford
Life Coach
Laurie Crawford CoachingLaurie Crawford was raised in Manitowoc and Two Rivers, WI. Her career began in Virginia working for two associations; the Boone & Crockett Club and the National Spa & Pool Institute followed by a position with Contel Federal Systems, an information technology government contractor. After eight years she returned to Wisconsin where she worked full-time at Point Beach Nuclear Plant and attended college full-time.Shortly after, Laurie started working for Manitowoc County as a program assistant at the UW-Extension office. She graduated from Silver Lake College in 2000 with a degree in human resource management and in 2002 with a master’s degree in management and organizational behavior. After five years, Laurie was promoted to director of the UW-Extension department.

Her activism and professional drive were recognized with a scholarship to the UW-Madison LaFollette School of Public Affairs Women’s Leadership program. Following this experience, Laurie became active with Wisconsin Women in Government – the organization that sponsors the leadership program.

Laurie most recently served as executive director of the United Way of Manitowoc County for four and one-half years.

Laurie enjoys traveling, learning, reading, relaxing and spending time with friends and family, especially her two adult daughters, now 27 and 25, her three adult stepchildren and four granddaughters, ages 2 to 6.

Laurie has emerged as a life coach, seasoned with extensive education and professional experience. As a life coach, Laurie helps clients develop solutions and strategies to achieve positive results in areas where they feel stuck, whether in their personal or professional lives.

CURRENT – Lunch n’ Learn

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Balancing Resources and Priorities presented by Mike Devereux    
Event Basics
When: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay
2040 Airport Dr
Green Bay, WI  54313
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: To be determined.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Balancing Resources and Priorities
One of the challenges of leadership is allocating resources amongst competing ideas and projects.  In this presentation, Mike Devereux, president and CEO of Nature’s Way Brands, will describe the strategic planning process that takes place at Nature’s Way. This includes how they evaluate their business strategy over multiple horizons, short term/medium term/long term, in order to build a growing and sustaining business over the long term. Mike will share his experiences with this process including the tough decisions that can sometimes be controversial when balancing the dilutive impact of investments on short-term performance.
About the Speaker
Mike Devereux
President and CEO
Nature’s Way BrandsMike Devereux is the CEO of Nature’s Way Brands, a company formed in 2009 after the acquisition by Nature’s Way of Enzymatic Therapy, a manufacturer of dietary supplements founded in Green Bay in the 1980s.

Mike joined Enzymatic Therapy in 2001 as the CFO and became COO in 2006.  After the business was sold in 2009 to Nature’s Way, Mike led the integration of the combined businesses and became CEO in 2011.

Nature’s Way Group is a manufacturer and marketer of a full line of dietary supplements available in retail locations throughout the USA, including health food stores, retailers, and mass market and club channel chains.  In addition, they market a line of supplements to the health care practitioner channel under the brand name of Integrative. The company is also well known in Canada and is beginning an exciting strategy to market the product line in key markets throughout the world.

During Mike’s 30+-year business career, he has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility including with companies such as Ernst & Young, Beatrice Foods, Mallinckrodt and Hershey Foods. His 11+ years in the food supplement industry is certainly the place he most fondly now calls home. Mike grew up in Chicago and received his accounting degree and master’s of business administration in international business from DePaul University.

 

CURRENT – Kickball Classic

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Current Kickball Classic presented by Prevea Health and Wellness
Event Basics
When: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
10 a.m. Round 1
11 a.m. Round 2
12 p.m. Round 3
1 p.m. Round 4
2 p.m. Consolation Games
3 p.m. Championship Games
4 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Riverview Park in Allouez
901 Broadview Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54301Map this location!
Fee: $200 Team Fee / $20 Individual Fee
FREE: Spectators are encouraged to attend! Concessions and off-field entertainment will be provided.
Contact: (920) 593-3408
bjohnson@titletown.org
Register www.titletown.org/kickball
Rain or shine. No refunds. Sorry, no carry-ins.
Registration deadline for teams is Thursday, Aug. 14.
Event Overview
The tournament will be hosted on all five diamonds at Riverview Park in Allouez. Off-field entertainment will be provided to make this a fun and enjoyable day for players and spectators alike. Concessions will be available. Sorry, no carry-ins.  A team registration fee of $200 is required for each team. This event will occur rain or shine. No refunds. Each team will play three games. Please note this is not a double elimination tournament, rather, a margin of victory tournament. Teams with the greatest margin of victory from their first two games will proceed to a championship game. Other teams will be paired in consolation games. See tournament rules for complete details.This is a co-ed tournament. A team shall be composed of 10 players, minimum of five women if playing 10 players and four women if playing eight players.

New! Don’t have a full team but want to play? Individual participants can email our free agent coordinator Mark Nicholas. $20/individual to participate.

Over $1,000 in estimated prize value in certificates and merchandise!

Additional details and requirements will be sent to registered team captains including:

  • Team registration form requiring team name and co-ed roster of 10 players. Rosters must be submitted no later than Thursday, Aug. 14.
  • All registered players must be 18 years of age to participate and submit a completed liability waiver. Waivers are due at the time rosters are submitted.
  • Individual registrants will receive a complimentary “Current Kickball Classic” T-shirt. Shirt sizes must be submitted with the team roster.
  • Tournament rules.

Visit www.titletown.org/kickball for additional information including tournament rules.

CURRENT – Dancing with Elephants

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Dancing with Elephants presented by Michael Kiley    
Event Basics
When: Thursday, July 24, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Bemis Conference Center
100 Grant St
De Pere, WI  54115
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Soup du jour, composed salad, chicken Genovese, pesto linguine primavera, garbanzo beans and peppers, garlic breadsticks, Italian potato bake and dessert of the day.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Dancing with Elephants
From start up to elephant trainer: one Midwestern company’s dance with Wall Street and K Street to improve the lives of 72M working Americans – (and 11M Brits to boot).  Join us as Michael Kiley, CEO of PAi (Current’s reigning Next Generation Best Place to Work), brings you along his journey from a being a small startup firm in rural Wisconsin to becoming the back office for Wall Street goliaths like American Funds and Bank of America Merrill Lynch and shaping retirement policies that impact the lives of millions, not just in the United States, but also in the UK. Michael will step through some of the struggles he’s faced along the way and provide helpful guidance for overcoming some of the unique challenges that young professionals face in the emerging global economy.
About the Speaker
Michael Kiley
President and CEO
PAiRecognized as a visionary in the retirement field, Kiley has nearly 30 years of experience creating simple, affordable and effective retirement solutions that also educate and inform workers on the importance of owning their retirement readiness. He is dedicated to helping ensure every American has access to a dignified retirement.

Since founding PAi, Kiley has focused his efforts on serving the unique retirement needs of small- and medium-sized businesses by collaborating with partners in government, industry and technology. Kiley is an active member of a number of influential industry associations, including the National Institute on Retirement Security, the Council of Independent 401(k) Recordkeepers (CIKR), the Women’s Institute For a Secure Retirement Advisory Committee (WISER) and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA).

Kiley recently served as an expert panelist for the American Savings Education Council (ASEC) and was a guest speaker at the Plan Sponsor Council of America Annual Conference. He also served as an industry expert discussing the retirement needs of “Main Street USA” at the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) annual national conference. Kiley has provided testimony on the Successful Retirement Readiness Communication for Various Population Segments before the United States Department of Labor Advisor Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefits Plans. He is also the founder of two nationwide efforts designed to help provide a dignified retirement for all: iOmechallenge.org and protectmyretirement.org.

CURRENT Workshop @ UWGB!

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On the Brink of Greatest Workshop    
Event Basics
When: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion
Where: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Kress Events Center
2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, WI  54311
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Fee: $49 Members of Current
$64 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Continental breakfast and refreshments.
Register: (920) 437-8704rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
4 hours of CE credit is available for attending this workshop.
Event Overview
On the Brink of GreatestYou are already very good at what you do. What if there is another level for you, and you are not there yet? This is a place that takes your very good to great and then goes deeper before you go higher. This place is called Greatest! Sounds enchanting and unreal, but in fact it is not. Greatest is the place where maturity, security, confidence and peace dwell. A common daily occurrence is an acute awareness of your greatest asset: time, coupled with new joy and marketplace growth. You are invited to step in to Greatest.This workshop environment fosters fresh exchange of leadership thought. “Like a well-tuned athlete, you already know how to run the race. But to be a world class athlete (a Leader, a World Changer) it’s the little things that count. Functioning with this awareness is essential. Moving in this with fluency is our aim to greatest.” – Joe Simon

What You Will Learn (& Why You Should Attend)

  • Increase your achievement balance: How to win on and off the field
  • Establish and exceed some personal best records (PBRs) before the end of the day
  • Discover the art of Influence, Momentum and Relationships
  • Become an ultimate world changer via the cause within you
  • Be able to answer the question, “What’s Your ROI?”

Who Should Attend

  • Those who attended the “Leading Yourself Well First” workshop in September 2013 – this is your next step in your personal leadership journey
  • Leaders of all shapes and sizes: Experienced ones, prospective ones, aspiring ones

This workshop is led by experienced Marketplace Missionary & Life Coach Joe Simon, author of Great2Greatest Life Coaching.

About the Speaker
Joe Simon
Marketplace Missionary/Life Coach
Great2GreatestA graduate of Brown College and the American College, Joe Simon’s professional background is in both broadcast media and financial services. These experiences helped create his keen perspective on people, communications and the rich qualities found in solid success and winning on and off the field. From the experiences he had with writing and leading his life coaching program, Great2Greatest, he sold his financial services practice in fall 2012 to devote his full attention to life coaching and speaking to professionals on Wall Street and Main Street USA about personal greatest.

Joe is an accomplished Iron Man triathlete and marathon runner. His favorite charity is myTEAM TRIUMPH which couples athletes with disabled adults. The 3- or 4-person teams push and pull the person with disabilities throughout events such as marathons, triathlons and bicycle races. Joe is most proud of his marriage to Sally since 1984 and his 3 adult sons.