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Paul Kearney has over 20 years experience working in the technology industry in various roles. Currently, Paul leads the technology team at FlowEnergy, a small startup located in Woodinville, WA.

Ordinary organizations achieve ordinary results. These teams fall short of their true potential.

How can leaders create organizations that empowers and motivates individuals to achieve their fullest potential? I believe that the key ingredients for a culture of excellence include vision, freedom and responsibility.

Employees thrive and reach their best potential when they are given clear goals, the freedom to decide how best to achieve their objectives and the accountability for hitting those goals. There are many benefits to a thriving culture: team morale increases, productivity of the organization grows, recruiting talent becomes easier, and everyone feels invested in the overall success of the company.

During this talk, I will outline key components to building a culture of excellence. We will look at organizations that embody these principles and the results. Finally, we will explore how we can create an environment of excellence in our personal lives.

Key points

• Why is culture so important?
• It starts with leadership
• The key ingredients:Vision, Freedom and Responsibility
• Consistency and follow-through
• Defending your culture
• What results can we expect?
• Examples of great cultures

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Join us on April 5, 2013 for a deep,inside look at mobile computing with guest Sam Jarawan from Microsoft. 

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What is the value of cloud computing for your business? Where do you begin? 

Kevin McCuistion will be joining us at our March 1, 2013 breakfast in Bellevue, WA.

For more details on our venue:

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“Getting past NO: How to win with innovation, ideas & opportunity”
(Our next event on Friday February 1, 2013)

Spanning three decades, Glenn’s passion for innovation has taken him from creating a multi-million dollar enterprise by the age 32 to raising funds for one of the largest non-profit organizations (World Vision), established to serve the poorest of communities. Glenn combines creative business acumen with deep humanitarian compassion to improve the lives of the people with whom he works.

Expansion is Glenn’s Middle Name

Beginning in 1982, Glenn opened two dozen major markets as a Vice President for Credit Card Systems (Citibank). Then in 1986, Glenn started his own venture with two employees creating a credit card technology firm (National Bankcard Association) with IP patents and over a hundred employees in San Diego, California. Moving to Seattle in 1997, Glenn expanded a small home-based ecommerce website (Coolerguys) into a national brand exceeding $1 million in monthly sales volume through an innovative cross branding deal with Marvel Comics.

Glenn’s Current Activities

Over the last ten years, Glenn has been Executive Director for a number of non-profit organizations. Today, Glenn does business consulting, serves on a number of boards and is CEO of ISOEL. Married with four children and four grandchildren, Glenn is currently finishing a PhD in Leadership at Gonzaga University.

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Jon Hauck: "From Elevator Repairman to Financial Super Snoop."

As with the words of Maximus in the film, The Gladiator, "You WILL be entertained." 

Jon has an uncanny ability to draw you into the story of his life and have you rolling on the floor laughing at the same time.

View Jon's video here:

Tomorrow morning meeting at The Harbor Point Club on the top floor of the +Symetra building in downtown Bellevue. 

Speaker: Dr. Jon Hauck

Topic: “From elevator repairman to Financial Super Snoop: How to keep trying, even against the odds.”

Time: 7 a.m.

If you'd like to join us, email us at

Part 2 of our Entrepreneur Series.

More info at

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Did you know we're starting a new 6-part discussion group based on the Hearts, Smarts, Guts and Luck book on January 8, 2013.

Check it out! 

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Register Today for Part 2 of our series on Entrepreneurship featuring Dr. Jon Hauck of CPRS on Friday January 4, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. on the top floor of the +Symetra building in Bellevue, WA.

He'll be speaking on, "From elevator repairman to Financial
Super Snoop: How to keep trying, even against the odds."

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An updated bio on our featured speaker for this Friday morning. Be sure to get in on this 3-month series of Entrepreneurship.

Register today at

Deadline is tonight at 11:59 p.m.

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We have a new 'guest' on the list for our December 7th meeting with Kent Johnson...

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