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Toronto | February 12th, 2019

$150

LEANING OUT: Entrepreneurship

Breakfast Workshop



Learn about launching your own entrepreneurial venture in this breakfast workshop led by Marge Watters. As Founder of KWA Partners (now Optimum Talent), a top five career management firm, she can guide you in turning your skills, knowledge, and ideas into your own business.

Key Take-Aways

  • Identify your product or service
  • Assess the market potential for your idea. What differentiates it from the competition?
  • Look at the options: contract work, consulting, starting a business, buying a business
  • Do the numbers including investment sources, revenue and profit projections and ROI
  • Understand what it takes: business development, admin and finance, project management, communications and more
  • Harness social media to promote your business
  • Hear "lessons learned" from two current entrepreneurs, Andrea Hopson and Martha Grace, founders of luxury retailer Hopson Grace


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    Tickets

    LEANING OUT: Entrepreneurship$150.00
    Prior to purchasing please review our purchase and rescheduling policy.

    Details

    Date:
    February 12, 2019
    Time:
    7:30 am - 9:30 am
    Cost:
    $150

    Venue

    Verity
    111d Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1S2 Canada
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    Phone:
    (416) 368-6006

    Additional Details

    Professional women anticipate their post-career lives with varied feelings. For some it means leaving behind an identity that has been core to their sense of worth. They feel unfocused, fearful and don’t know what to do. For others this transition is welcomed as a time of abundant possibility, a time not to retire, but “re-wire” and thrive in their post-professional “Primetime.”

    LEANING OUT helps female leaders on the cusp of a significant career transition learn how to stand on the shoulders of their professional selves to envision and purposefully plan their next phase.  

    With this innovative curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to:

    • Look back at the best of your career
    • Collect the stories of your significant accomplishments
    • Identify key skills that contribute to what’s meaningful for you
    • Identify your Strategic Advantage and where that meets a market need
    • Talk about what it’s been like for you to leave a full career behind and start afresh
    • Think creatively about possibilities for your future
    • Network with like-minded women to help you form your thoughts and plans

    MARGE WATTERS | Entrepreneur, Consultant, Coach and Author

    Marge is a coach, consultant, author and entrepreneur who has spent more than 25 years helping individuals realize their career and leadership potential. She has extensive experience both with those seeking development in their current role and with individuals in career transition. She has worked with clients from a broad spectrum of industries including high tech, health care, finance, manufacturing, retail, non-profit and more. She has helped engineers, accountants, IT specialists, lawyers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and administrators including those from the C-suite to managers working on the factory floor.

    In 1995, Marge and her partner, John Knebel, founded and led KWA Partners, now known as Optimum Talent. From start-up, the firm grew to be ranked among the top five organizations in the career management industry. Marge knows what it’s like to take a huge personal risk to start a business, manage every aspect of building it into a respected nationwide organization and sell it successfully.

    Working as a career consultant, Marge coached individuals from all levels of the organization to help them move successfully through the challenging process of career transition. As an executive coach, she helped her clients maximize their strengths and understand their development opportunities to advance their leadership potential. Among Marge’s achievements while leading KWA Partners is the authoring of It’s Your Move, a best-selling book about career transition published by HarperCollins in 2001, and now in its fourth edition.

    Marge’s early experience includes 19 years in the financial services industry including corporate finance, and investment banking. She was a Vice President of Citibank Canada, and co-founder of Penfund Management Ltd. and Permanent Commercial Corporation. The latter two companies were start-ups where Marge gained her first experiences as an entrepreneur.

    Marge holds an M.A. and a Master of Divinity degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University. She is a certified practitioner, qualified to use the Pathfinder Career System, one of the most in-depth personality inventories available in the field of assessment tools.

    Agenda

    7:30-8:00 Registration and continental breakfast
    8:00-9:00 Entrepreneurship fundamentals including market and product assessment; business plan and financial scenarios; operational and logistical realities
    9:00-9:30 Lessons learned from entrepreneurs Andrea Hopson and Martha Grace, founders of luxury retailer Hopson Grace

    Venue

    Verity
    111d Queen St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1S2 Canada
    + Google Map
    Phone:
    (416) 368-6006

    Tickets

    LEANING OUT: Entrepreneurship$150.00
    Prior to purchasing please review our purchase and rescheduling policy.