2018 LF/LB Chamber
Business Success Workshop Series...
Innovation | Collaboration | Evolution
Want to take your business to the next level and chart a course for success in 2018? Join us!
This four-week workshop series, especially d
esigned for the LF/LB Chamber, will bring together influencers and thought leaders for a series of workshops designed to change the way we look at our business models into the future – refining our practice and goals, cultivating and retaining clients and customers, sharpening our skills, and establishing a strategic mindset geared for success.
The series will be led by Justin Walker, entrepreneur, nonprofit leader and Executive Director of Bunker Labs at Chicago’s 1871. Joined by recognized sales coach Joe Micallef of Grow UP Sales, the workshops will offer
a full and engaging agenda, valuable tools and resources, and the synergy of working side-by-side with other proactive business leaders.
Among the topics to be covered: latest trends in business innovation with a focus on the customer/client
– ways to harness and apply best practices in selling, business development and growth
– the value of partnerships and collaborations
– developing a strategic mindset to drive success –
and much more.
Monday nights, February 5, 12, 26 & March 5 (no class Feb. 19)
Workshop 6-8 pm (5:30-6 Networking with light food and beverages)
LifeWorking Coworking, 717 N. Forest Ave, Lake Forest
WEEK ONE: Rethinking your business plan and strategy and developing a mindset for success.
WEEK TWO: Understanding your customer’s buying process and how to move to “yes”
WEEK THREE: They said yes – now what? Enhancing the customer experience.
WEEK FOUR: Retaining customers – transaction follow up, uncovering additional needs, and maintaining loyalty
Justin Walker is a Naval Special Warfare veteran, entrepreneur and non-profit leader, whose 12 years of extensive Naval Special Operations management, curriculum development and strategic planning skills have led to successful civilian programs. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Bunker Labs, a Chicago-based business incubator and nationally-recognized not for profit organization in 17 cities, built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans as leaders in innovation. He is also the CEO of Halo Group, an initiative that brings a Special Forces mindset to executive coaching, team development, accountability and leadership geared to both companies and individuals. Justin is familiar to the LF/LB Chamber having been the guest speaker for a very popular luncheon presentation, entitled, “Mindset, Leadership and Inspiring Success: taking Navy SEAL &
SWCC training to the front line of business”, where he shared how the training and mindset development of elite warriors translates to success in business and how experts are recognizing that this shift in an individual or organizational approach can be transformative.
Joe Micallef is an award winning, international sales strategist and coach with over 25 years business and sales leadership experience. He has been recognized throughout his career for his strategic, charismatic and innovative approach to achieving exceptional results. He has held senior management positions in the USA, Canada and in Australia, where he served as Director at Australia’s leading global investment bank for over 15 years. He consistently demonstrated exceptional results by developing pragmatic sales strategies and applying effective coaching practices that elevated the sales skills and performance of his teams. His innovative approach to driving business growth gained industry-wide attention. After a successful corporate career developing and empowering sales professionals to maximize their potential, Joe now helps businesses across Chicago and Sydney to achieve similar results, receiving a 2016 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from Chicago’s Daily Herald Business Ledger for “Outstanding Services to Entrepreneurs”.