Author: Finola Annibella

February Meeting – The Leader’s Secret Weapon in a Future of Uncertainty

February Meeting – The Leader’s Secret Weapon in a Future of Uncertainty

In 2022 and beyond, leaders are faced with the growing dilemma of how to “go with the flow” in an ever-changing market. With staffing, technology, and innovation challenges looming, it feels impossible. Join Gail and Bruce for an energizing and experiential presentation on how leaders can and should think, speak, and behave differently to find success in the future of business. Their “Secret Weapon” has been proven to create high-performing teams, increase emotional intelligence, cultivate mind-blowing innovation, and help leaders navigate the rough currents of the market.

Gail Montgomery, CEO and Co-Founder of ExperienceYes

Gail is an unapologetic optimist and idealist who believes in the power of putting people first. She is Co-Founder and CEO of ExperienceYes, a women-owned, NOT boring consulting business that teaches companies how to embrace and practice “The Improv Mindset.”

With a unique background in Human Resources, Change Management, and Training, Gail believes in “smashing” the box, loving the deep-end and ensuring fun comes first. She has worked in Corporate Human Resources as a recruiter for a Fortune 50 Global insurance company, as an Executive Director for a Non-profit Arts organization, and as a Director for several SAAS tech start-ups developing Change Management and Training and Onboarding programs. Her data-supported and proven approach helps businesses get to solutions faster, leaders and teams to work more efficiently and effectively together, and positively strengthens culture. Unique and impactful, Gail’s human-centric strategies produce increased trust, belonging and productivity.

Bruce Montgomery, President and Co-Founder of ExperienceYes

He has broad business leadership experience, ranging from leading the IT organization for one of the country’s largest non-profit theatres, to driving value through strong relationships as the leader of Key Accounts for a sports and entertainment analytics company (delighting top-tier clients such as: NHL, NFL, NASCAR, and The Shubert Organization). Prior experience includes over 15 years in IT and Management consulting, where he focused on driving adoption through structured change management and training & development. 

A “creativist” at heart, Bruce is passionate about business-driven creativity and innovation, focusing on improving outcomes by through experiential and immersive engagements. He places great importance on partnering with organizations to help develop healthy cultures that lead to measurable success.

January Meeting – Panel Discussion

Please join us for a panel discussion of expert DAB members as we discuss how you can refocus and get clear in your business in 2022. Many businesses are experiencing excellent post-COVID demand and sales but are struggling with key operational issues such as higher input costs, labor shortages, and raising prices while remaining competitive. We’ll discuss how you can get clear on your ideal projects and ideal clients, focus on the culture on you want to build to attract and retain employees, and deal with your operational challenges.

Our panelists will be:
– Anthony Lambatos, CEO of Footers Catering
– Dean Isaacs, Founder & CEO of Vantage Group

Eric Walters, Managing Partner of Summit Hill Wealth Management will facilitate. We invite DAB members to share their questions or issues for the panel ahead of time. Please email Eric Walters at ewalters@summithillwealth.com with your questions.

December Toys-for-Tots Meeting … MIKE’S LAST HOORAH AS DAB PREZ & HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA … Guests Welcome!

Our Prez is pulling out all of the stops for his last official breakfast meeting as the DAB President.

Rumor has it Sean Plumb and the Honey Badger’s will be performing live some of your favorite holiday tunes as well as some classic rock…ssssshhh, not sure, but this may happen.

There will be skits, costumes, other musical adventures, inspirational speeches and possibly a visit from the fat man up north. This is one you don’t want to miss.

Bring a guest or two, bring your significant other, heck…just pick a random stranger and bring them.

This is also our annual toy drive for Toys-for-Tots. Please bring a new, UNWRAPPED toy to be donated to a child in need this holiday season.

October Monthly Meeting: “The Power of Alignment in Charitable Giving” … Guests Welcome!

Al Mueller, Excellence in Giving

Many families and companies want to make a difference in the world but have trouble knowing where to start or feel indifferent about their giving.  Please join Al as he shares lessons from twenty years of experience advising high-net worth families, companies, and non-profit corporations on how to align their charitable work with their money.  He’ll discuss how two ultra-high net worth parents raised kids that understood the true meaning of wealth and service to others and how a corporation changed their giving program to increase employee satisfaction and morale.  Al will also share how a non-profit board changed from scarcity thinking to abundance mentality and received a seven figure gift.

Al Mueller, President of Excellence in Giving, has 20 years of experience serving some of the most generous families in America.  Excellence in Giving helps families align their values, passions, and priorities with their wealth.  Those families gave almost $90 million to 981 high impact nonprofits in 2020.  Since inception in 2002, Excellence in Giving clients have given almost $500 million to local, national and international organizations.          

September Monthly Meeting: Estate Planning Attorney … Guests Welcome!

September Monthly Meeting: Estate Planning Attorney … Guests Welcome!

Mom Always Loved You BestJoin estate planning attorney, David Cook, JD, LLM, as he explores family relationships when death, possessions and money matters are involved.  David explores the human side of family affairs when death, dying and money matters are involved. Legal documents have little value without understanding the dynamics of families in times of change.

In this interactive and humorous presentation you will walk away with:

  • Why it is as important to get your personal affairs in order as your possessions.
  • Why documents are not a replacement for conversation and honesty.
  • How to create strong family ties, and avoid conflict, during and after your life.
  • The five great family truths.

David Cook has practiced law for over 30 years and has worked with thousands of clients. In his presentation David will share with you the wisdom he has gathered over his many years of helping families create a closer bond during the most challenging of times.