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Jack Gates
Works at Sales Lab
Attended University of Maryland, College Park
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  • Explosive Growth, Abundant Cash Flow
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Open Source Leadership
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Jack says technology is how we do things – not the things we do them with...those are just the tools. He develops new technology (the how) to get spectacular results for his clients using the latest tools (the things). In addition to working with clients to increase sales and improve operations, his assignments include strategic planning, acquisition assessment, fundraising strategy, executive mentoring, and general manager of a county club. 

Jack’s experience as a CEO, Director, and Chairman includes the disposal of 3 organizations and leading 2 organizations that were the target for acquisition – mergers and acquisitions up close and personal. He initiated the establishment of an industry association and served on the FCC Post 9/11 Emergency Communications Task Force. 

He blogs frequently about the evolutionary changes in business, leadership, and better communications. 

Jack founded the Leadership Breakfast of Maryland, meeting monthly since 2008; led the National Captioning Institute – a $22 M organization – as President & CEO; had senior executive roles with Union Memorial Hospital, Towers Perrin, Watson-Wyatt, and PRC in entertainment, health care, & human resource consulting firms; and has hands-on experience in operations, human resources, finance, client development, designing benefit programs, and marketing/sales. 

He was awarded a BS from The Smith School – University of Maryland and an MBA – Finance from Southeastern University.


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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    BS - Smith School of Business
  • Southeastern University
    MBA - Finance
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Sales Lab Washington DC Metro Area

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Words And Actions Make Leaders Great
Greatness
is a perception by others. What makes a leader great is more than
achieving the mission, goal, or results – greatness is also about
how he or she got us there. It's a complex set of factors not
adequately described by a couple of words – but we ca...
Greatness is a perception by others. What makes a leader great is more than achieving the mission, goal, or results – greatness is also about how he or she got us there. It's a complex set of factors not adequately described ...
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HOCHA Foundation is a young, vibrant and innovative non-profit organization providing charitable and educational services connecting young and elder generations through storytelling, mentoring and sharing significant life experiences. Our purpose? Simply put, we harness the power of reminiscing through the process of doing a life review to enlighten, empower, and enhance the quality of life for the elder adult, while exposing the youth to the gifts and legacy of the older generation. HOCHA Foundation was founded and shaped by the following principles:

Social engagement is essential for life and enhancing human existence.
Older adults have wisdom through life experiences, but are often ignored and neglected.
Our youth have great potential, but are often isolated and in need of mentoring.
Our elderly and young adults, particularly women, are marginalized in our society.
Reminiscing about life increases quality of life  for the elder adult and promotes social engagement.

HOCHA is committed to serving the aging community by creating an enthusiastic network of volunteers dedicated to honoring the lives of the older adult and engaging with them to share experiences and life stories in an environment that is conducive to sharing, understanding and growing. HOCHA bridges the gap between the elderly and youth by connecting them through an ongoing exchange of knowledge, skills and life experiences. Capturing the stories in audio, on video, in written form will create a lasting legacy. This process is a catalyst for healing and strengthening communities nationwide.HOCHA is, at its very core, about potential and experience.

 How does potential and experience come together to enrich the lives of the two largest segments of our population? Think about it: two people at the opposite ends of the age spectrum come together to exchange stories, hopes, dreams, fears and anxieties as a gift to one another. Young people can be empowered to project their futures through these conversations, and the elderly can reminisce about their own lives, and what they would tell their young self, if given a chance. This interchange is a powerful connection that can spark a change in the way our retirees are treated and the way our youth and others in society view aging. The gift of listening and sharing almost always results in kinship, increased quality of life, trust, hope, support, and…. lots of fun for all involved.

​HOCHA’s cadres of energetic, passionate and dedicated volunteers facilitate this reminiscing activity, along with social networking – connecting the elderly with like-minded individuals or those who have similar backgrounds. In return, volunteers get opportunities to collect information that can be used for their educational purposes, add to their professional experience, and acquire listening and helping skills for their future careers. Volunteers can also help create memory books and recordings of interviews with the elderly, for future reference and the interest of their loved ones. With HOCHA, we strive to empower each of our volunteers by the exposure they get from reminiscing with a wise and experience community - our retirees. We foresee that this interaction will give them a realistic perspective of life, thus igniting their interest to give back to the community and come up with innovative improvements for the betterment of all. 

​Pablo Picasso once said, “It takes a long time to become young.” Inevitably, we’ll all age physically, but in our hearts we can remain young, joyful and full of purpose… such is the essence of HOCHA. 

HOCHA Foundation, Inc. was founded on June, 2014. 
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Good leaders surround themselves with people who tell the truth; great leaders always tell themselves the truth, no matter how painful.
As the story goes, when asked by his father about who chopped down the cherry tree, George Washington said “I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little hatchet.” While this actually did not happen, throughout his life, Washi...
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An old Welsh carpenter once told me, "It's OK to talk to yersel'. Just don't tell you any lies."
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Like WaWa and others, the computer is replacing counter help at restaurants. Not a future trend - a 'happening now'.

Panera Bread is going to start using kiosks to...
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Selling your company? Does the company culture support the sale – or create a barrier for you to overcome?
At the Emerging Markets Forum put on by the Smith School of the University of Maryland (my alma mater) many eye-opening points were raised about confusion and uncertainty of both parties in doing business together. I came ...
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The internet is disruptive and yields a better result – here’s a story of two logo projects illustrating the new meme.
OK, it is clear to me now – the internet is not a passing novelty, it is a creation tool of considerable versatility and depth, and fosters creativity at every turn. IaaT – the Internet as a Tool is here to stay. Back in t...
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This is a great piece about what is happening with more and more frequency, innovation that creates disruption and significant change.
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Want to launch a project, begin by writing down what you have and what you want -  insights to follow!
An effective way to begin planning almost anything is to list what you have and create a separate list of what you want – once you see this information side by side, breakthroughs can result. Have-Want works for simple pr...
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Going where we have not gone before – as Boomer-owned American small and medium businesses change ownership over the next 15 years.
We are embarking on the greatest business revolution in 4 generations. It affects the whole economy. The biggest change in ownership since WWII  is starting now and will continue through the next 15 years. More than one half ...
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Selling a business is similar to selling a car – before looking for a buyer, you must wash and wax the car, use tire black and chrome polish to make it sparkle, and put high-test gas in the tank so it purrs when running. This brings top dollar.
There are a multitude of first things that need to be done when you take over in an organization as the new person – especially if you are at the top of the org chart. When I was elected president of the board of a country...
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Interesting and inspiring viewpoint - 6 steps that make sense
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