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Corporate Cure- How to Build a High Engagement, High Performance Company

Tuesday, May 19 2015 8:30AM to 12:00PM

John Qwens, Kyle O'Brien, Sherre DeMao
NC Music Factory 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd Charlotte, North Carolina 28206

"Corporate Cure: How to Build a High Engagement, High Performance Company"

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Location: NC Music Factory

1000 NC Music Factory Blvd

Charlotte, North Carolina 28206

Parking: Plenty of free parking

Time: 8:30 am to Noon


What does it take to build a high-performance company with a highly impassioned and engaged workforce that rocks sales and transforms an industry? Join John Owens, serial entrepreneur and author of his newly released book, Corporate Cure, and Kyle O'Brien, EVP of the Chobani Yogurt brand, the man behind the yogurt-maker's $0 to $1 billion dollar sales in five years, to learn best practices you can incorporate into your business.

Based on real-world examples and validated research shared in John's book, you will learn:

· The difference between a Constructive and Destructive Culture
· Why a SOAR Analysis works better than SWOT Analysis
· How Mover & Shaker Leadership causes confusion and disengagement
· Four Corporate Cultures, the Three that matter, & the One for next level endurance
· How Engagement is critical to High-Performance and Enduring Value in a company
· Different Team Dynamics for a culture that works for your company
· Levels of Engagement towards Empowering Performance
· Insight to your company culture – on track or off track

Kyle, who endorsed Corporate Cure, stated "A Communal corporate culture was a big part of our secret to growing Chobani sales from zero to a billions dollars in five years. John's tips and insights on how to build your culture, sustain it, and make it one that can endure challenges, are why Corporate Cure is a book every executive should be reading." Kyle will share the Chobani story of how corporate culture was a secret ingredient to the company’s meteoric sales and its ability to transform an industry category.

Moderated by Sherre' DeMao, CEO of SLD Unlimited Biz Growth Inc. and GreenCastle Publishing, this interactive, hands-on program will help you understand how corporate culture has a tangible impact on your company’s bottom line.


ABOUT JOHN OWENS: John Owens is a serial entrepreneur who has seen his companies grow, fail, and grow even stronger. As CEO of the Ameritrust companies, he was put to the ultimate test amidst three financial industry meltdowns since 1998 – enjoying Inc 500 accolades to near devastation. Yet, his Ameritrust brand was able to survive and prevail while other financial service and mortgage companies were imploding at every turn. Owens’ success inspired others who wanted to know his secrets, resulting in his newly released book, Corporate Cure: How to Build a High-Engagement, High-Performance Company That Will Last. Growth in demand and preference of John's Showcase Baseball Academy, co-founded in 2010, is a shining example of what can happen when corporate culture is a strategic initiative and the underlying basis of competitive advantage. Passionate about entrepreneurial enterprise success and growth, John juggles his high energy with CEO roles with Ameritrust, Showcase Baseball Academy, Owens Management Group and AutoCure Inc.



ABOUT KYLE O'BRIEN: With Chobani before the first cup of perfect yogurt rolled off the assembly line, Kyle O'Brien is currently EVP of Sales and executive advisor to Chobani Foundation's Food Innovation Incubator Program. Kyle has been involved in all aspects of the business' development and its family of brands. With over 20 years of foodservice, retail, business and operations experience, he was instrumental in spearheading Chobani's launch. His vision to make Chobani available to mass consumers led him to successfully secure national and global distribution. His energy is tangible throughout the company with his passion and ability to motivate others being instrumental in defining and fostering the tight-knit, familiar culture which ignited passion throughout the company to become a consumer product phenomenon. He is currently working on his book, Rewind, Fast Forward, which is targeted for release in 2016.





8:30 am to 9:00 am   Registration and Networking

9:00 am to Noon       Corporate Cure Program

Program Cost: BIG Members free

                             Guests $50 in advance, $60 at the door

                              Students $20

Registration:  RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Dress Attire: Business casual