February 2024 Member Spotlight
Matt Nagy, Schooley Mitchell
Matt Nagy, Schooley Mitchell
“Giving Denver Kids a Hand Up, Not a Handout”
The Lonnie Porter Leadership Academy was founded in 1996 by Lonnie “Coach” Porter. In 2006, Chauncey Billups partnered with Coach Porter and the program was renamed the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy (“PBLA”). PBLA helps youth from at-risk communities who have demonstrated academic and leadership potential to successfully graduate from high school and pursue higher education. Students enroll in a three-week summer program during the summer before their fourth grade year and continue to attend the academy every summer through their junior year of high school. Upon completion of the program, graduates who qualify for admission to Regis University are eligible to receive a scholarship to Regis University that covers tuition and fees. Please join us to learn more about PBLA and how we are inspiring Denver’s young leaders.
Jennifer Clark is a former Denver Public School teacher who found her passion for educating young people was greater than the confines of a standard curriculum. As a result, she started teaching at PBLA in 2015 and then became the Assistant Director of PBLA in 2017. Jennifer’s contributions to PBLA have included recruiting students, assembling and leading a diverse faculty, developing a relevant curriculum that focused on overcoming barriers faced by the students, as well as establishing authentic relationships with the students that both support them while they navigate the world we live and while they hone their leadership skills for the future.
Linda Montgomery, ActivateWork
Darren Kanthal, The Kanthal Group
Our very own Dean Isaacs will tackle the complex topic of AI.
Happy New Year!
Candice Kingston will speak on helping you identify impostor moments to be able to find ways to get over roadblocks.
How to Beat Burnout and Love Your Life Again
Stress and burnout in the workplace are at all-time record highs. Overall rates of burnout in the U.S. are believed to be as high as two-thirds of all full-time workers. Chances are, either you, your colleagues or your clients are in burnout. And that can be bad news. If left unaddressed, stress and burnout can derail your momentum and hijack your dreams. In this value-packed program, you’ll learn how to recognize the signs and often surprising causes of stress and burnout, as well as some surprisingly simple, life-changing tools to help leave stress and burnout in the dust.
Catherine Peters is a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, International Award-Winning Speaker and Author on the subjects of stress and burnout. After a successful career creating multiple businesses and traveling the world, Cat faced burnout on an epic level. A breast cancer diagnosis changed the trajectory of her life and led her to discover the keys to managing stress and healing burnout. Now she uses her expertise to help burnt crispy professionals beat stress, heal burnout, crush their goals and love their lives. Cat lives in Denver, Colorado with her amazing husband, two wayward mutts and a cat that drools. When she’s not creating amazing results for her clients, you can find her beating back the pet hair that threatens to overtake her home and her sanity.
Aleah Horstman, The Executive Guide
Hello members! The Member Engagement Committee is planning our November breakfast meeting and I have been told that we can expect a fun-filled, interactive meeting. Keep your guest invites on pause until our December meeting … this meeting is about YOU. Oh, and we are doing our Toy Drive at this meeting, so please bring a toy. More details on that are included in this event post. See you all then!
Forrest Dombrow, Solve Sales