Sean Kouplen: State of Oklahoma Update (OKC)
Sep
5
11:30 AM11:30

Sean Kouplen: State of Oklahoma Update (OKC)

Sean Kouplen is the CEO and Chairman of Regent Bank and has recently taken on the title of Secretary of Commerce. He has already been essential in bolstering Oklahoma's economic development and recruiting businesses to set up in Oklahoma. Kouplen will be giving an in depth update of the State of Oklahoma's economic and workforce growth.

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Scott Klososky (Tulsa)
Jul
24
11:30 AM11:30

Scott Klososky (Tulsa)

Scott Klososky:

International Speaker and Author

Succeeding Through the Digital Transformation

We live in an intriguing time of Digital Transformation.  This 50 year time in history will see the integration of humans and technology in ways that we can hardly imagine today.  As business people, we will continue to see fortunes won and lost by those who either understand the dynamics of the Transformation or who ignore them.  

Scott Klososky is an internationally known digital strategist who specializes in helping organizations grow, and stay safe,  through the market-leading application of technology. Don’t miss this chance to interact with Scott as he explains how the Transformation will continue to reshape the economy and our lives.

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Jason Rincker: Stronghold Data (Springfield)
Jun
26
11:30 AM11:30

Jason Rincker: Stronghold Data (Springfield)

As the Sales Director at Stronghold Data, Jason Rincker is always looking for the next adventure. He came to Stronghold Data with over 25 years of professional development experience, and his natural chemistry with others makes him excel at building successful business relationships. Highly proactive and positive, Jason spends his free time volunteering and networking in the community. He loves spending time with his family, playing baseball, running, and cycling. He believes in living a life full of experiences and can frequently be heard repeating “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!”

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Brian Byrnes: Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC)
Jun
13
11:30 AM11:30

Brian Byrnes: Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC)

As the Oklahoma City Thunder enter their 12th season of operation, three founding pillars for the organization continue to drive business health and stability:  strategic development to ensure business sustainability, impactful community leadership and meaningful consumer engagement across all mediums.  Brian will share insights from the front office including a report card on current business conditions.

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Kris Reynolds (Tulsa)
Apr
24
11:30 AM11:30

Kris Reynolds (Tulsa)

Speaker:
Kris Reynolds
Arrowhead Consulting

Kris is a multifaceted individual with 20+ years of experience piloting highly effective projects and process improvement initiatives. He is well versed in strategic planning, financial modeling and business development with a proven track record in leading diverse cross-functional teams with on-time and under budget completion. Kris is customer focused with a reputation for innovation, organization and delivering results.

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Speaker TBA (Springfield)
Mar
28
11:30 AM11:30

Speaker TBA (Springfield)

Speaker: "Strategic Coach" Paulette Sopoci

Title: Creating a Self-Managing Company

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Do you wish your company were more self-managing so that you could take true free time away from your business? In this presentation, Paulette Sopoci with Strategic Coach, will share with you the mindset needed to be an effective leader in a Self-Managing Company as well as key tools you can take away to implement immediately with your team. In self-managing companies, not only does the company grow when the entrepreneur is not there, it actually grows more, the more freed up the entrepreneur. This kind of entrepreneurial freedom, where your business becomes the vehicle for the achievement of all your life’s goals, is what we’re talking about. It’s freedom of time, money, relationship, and purpose: having the freedom to work only when you want, make as much money as you want, work with whomever you want, and create the kind of world you want.

Strategic Coach offers unique business coaching programs that start with a focus on growth in every area of business and life, and from that flows the freedom every entrepreneur dreams of. In our workshops, we see those dreams become reality every day — as many different dreams as there are different entrepreneurs. Join us March 28th for an inspiring and practice session to learn more about the Self-Managed Company and the latest wisdom from Strategic Coach.

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Scott Klososky (Oklahoma City)
Mar
7
11:30 AM11:30

Scott Klososky (Oklahoma City)

Scott Klososky:

International Speaker and Author

Succeeding Through the Digital Transformation

We live in an intriguing time of Digital Transformation. This 50 year time in history will see the integration of humans and technology in ways that we can hardly imagine today. As business people, we will continue to see fortunes won and lost by those who either understand the dynamics of the Transformation or who ignore them. 

Scott Klososky is an internationally known digital strategist who specializes in helping organizations grow, and stay safe, through the market-leading application of technology. Don’t miss this chance to interact with Scott as he explains how the Transformation will continue to reshape the economy and our lives.

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Dave Jewitt (Tulsa)
Jan
23
11:30 AM11:30

Dave Jewitt (Tulsa)

Dave grew up as the son of an Army chaplain and he experienced twelve moves before graduating from high school in Newport News, VA. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.S. in Industrial Management.

After college, he served on a church staff then spent six years working in campus ministry in the northeast while also working at General Electric. In 1978 Dave moved to Tulsa to shift from a focus of discipling college students to mentoring men in the community. He did that as an avocation for many years while working at American Airlines negotiating contracts and managing suppliers. He also spent two years as Department Head of Purchasing at CFS followed by five years as a consultant representing three manufacturing companies.

In 2004, at the urging of close friends, Dave founded Your One Degree, a ministry of coaching individuals in focus, purpose, and effectiveness. His 25 years in corporate life, along with many years as a business owner, as a consultant, and as a mentor of men have proven invaluable in helping men find their One Degree.

The ministry of Your One Degree has helped leaders and individuals in 35 countries and 47 states. It will soon expand further into Africa, Europe, and Latin America.

Dave is married to Janice and they have two grown sons.

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Tom McDaniel (OKC)
Dec
6
11:30 AM11:30

Tom McDaniel (OKC)

MAPS 3 is entering its homestretch with the momentum and money to finish the job. Oklahoma City's unique formula for success is the collaboration of city government, the business community, world-class consultants and contractors, and a cadre of local volunteers. It is a testament to public teamwork. As a result, the goals established almost a decade ago are now well within our sights.

On Dec. 31, collections ended on the MAPS 3, 1-cent sales tax initiative. While the final collection amount for the $777 million program will be determined soon, city officials project we will exceed that amount by approximately $28.5 million. The mayor and city council will ultimately decide how the excess collections will be spent, and in the meantime, work is either ongoing or complete on all eight projects.

Construction on the upper Scissortail Park is well underway. We broke ground in June and announced the park's name after an engaging public vote. The 70-acre park will extend from the core of downtown to the shore of the Oklahoma River. Nearby, the downtown convention center construction will begin soon as bids open this spring. Omni will build a contiguous headquarters hotel.

Rail construction for the Oklahoma City Streetcar is about 55 percent complete with a start date in late 2018. We look forward to seeing the first redbud-colored streetcar arrive this month.

The first senior health and wellness center is experiencing success with nearly 4,000 members at the one-year mark. The second center is under construction near Capitol Hill High School and will open this spring. Just recently, the city entered into a partnership with Langston University for a third center.

The Riversport Rapids whitewater rafting and kayaking center continues to challenge and excite the community with a myriad of adventure-related activities. The whitewater park enjoyed a thrilling and successful opening season.

Over at State Fair Park, the Bennett Event Center opened a year ago and has hosted events with total attendance topping 139,000. The state-of-the-art expo center has provided a much-needed, larger-than-life space for indoor events.

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Sean Kouplen (Springfield)
Nov
28
11:30 AM11:30

Sean Kouplen (Springfield)

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Multipliers vs Diminishers: How great leaders maximize their organization's effectiveness

In this presentation, Nationally Renowned Speaker and Regent Bank Chairman & CEO Sean Kouplen will discuss how multipliers help the people around them grow and maximize their effectiveness, thereby propelling their organization to achieve goals they never imagined. 

 Leveraging his expertise and teachings from Liz Wiseman, Human Resources Director for Oracle Corporation, and Joel Manby, CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment, Sean will discuss leadership lessons we can use immediately to maximize our organization’s performance.  

 Kouplen will also share specific insights and strategies Regent Bank has used to achieve 50% annual growth and many national best places to work awards over the last five years.

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Ray Hoyt (Tulsa)
Nov
28
11:30 AM11:30

Ray Hoyt (Tulsa)

Ray Hoyt is president of Tulsa Regional Tourism where he is responsible for the sales, development and programming efforts of VisitTulsa, the Tulsa Sports Commission and the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture divisions at the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Ray joined the Tulsa Regional Chamber in September of 2010 as the executive director of the Tulsa Sports Commission where he was responsible for the day-to-day leadership, growth and development of the sports commission’s relevance and advancement in the local, regional and national sports market. Shortly thereafter, Ray matriculated to senior leadership responsibilities at the Tulsa Regional Chamber when he became senior vice president of VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission. Within his first year in this expanded role, Ray led development efforts generating over $10 million in private investment for regional tourism programs.


He is currently leading the destination rebranding strategy known as, “Tulsa Inspires,” a regional marketing and branding strategy designed to positively promote Tulsa as a premier destination for visitors, investment and talent.
Ray is actively working on the implementation of Tulsa’s first tourism-based improvement district, and is convening and collaborating with community stakeholders on multiple vision projects like the USA BMX National HQ, Cox Business Center renovation, and destination development strategies for the future.


Prior to his arrival in Tulsa, Ray served as the director of national games for the National Senior Games Association, an organization he had been associated with since serving as its inaugural executive director of the Tucson Sports Commission from 1994 through1997. The Walt Disney Company, a world-renowned convention and tourism leader, recognized Ray’s success in Tucson and invited him to join the Disney’s Wide World of Sports team in 1997 leading the event management team, executing more than 200 events annually. Ray’s impact resulted in more profitable events defined by higher per-athlete spending and increased room nights sold per event.

You won't want to miss this event!

-Sean Kouplen

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Mark Tedford (Tulsa)
Oct
24
11:30 AM11:30

Mark Tedford (Tulsa)

From the time he was 16, Mark Tedford worked every summer at his family’s insurance agency. He got his bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern University and worked part-time at the agency has he earned his MBA from the University of Tulsa.

After graduation in 1994, high-profile firms tried to lure him away, but Mark’s loyalty and legacy led him to take a full-time position at Tedford Insurance. He appreciated the opportunity to work alongside his father and brother, while recognizing the pressure to prove oneself as a 2nd generation family businessman. 
Mark tends to clients personally, as well as leads the staff. He takes every opportunity to mentor other employees, sharing the same wisdom his father shared with him as he was coming up in the family business. Mark has a passion for providing superior service and giving back to the community. 

Mark Tedford is committed to finding ways to give back to the communities that have fueled the growth of his family’s business throughout the decades. Along with significant involvement in local Chambers of Commerce, Mark and Tedford Insurance support the Tulsa Christmas Parade each year and this year, they chose to support “Joy in the Cause”, a local non-profit organization that provides care, compassion, joy, and one personal act of kindness at a time. 

Mark also has a personal passion for exploring Christian Apologetics.

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Marlene Chism (Springfield)
Oct
9
11:30 AM11:30

Marlene Chism (Springfield)

No-Drama Leadership: Overcoming Dramatic Obstacles to Business Growth

Whether it’s internal conflict, lost customers, lowered productivity, turnover or impending lawsuits, every leader faces a certain amount of “drama.”  The biggest mistake is wasting time and money on temporary fixes. You must get to the root of drama to turn obstacles into opportunity. 

In this session we explore the root cause of drama and how a problem-orientation affects decision-making. You will learn how to immediately shift your focus to stay in charge of the situation instead of getting engulfed in the problem. Stop wasting time and money on ineffective solutions. The real problem is not the one that you see, and the right solution is different than you think. 

About Marlene Chism

Marlene Chism is the leading authority on stopping workplace drama. She works with executives to improve leadership effectiveness and transform workplace cultures. She is the author of three commercially published books: Stop Workplace Drama (Wiley 2011), No-Drama Leadership (Bibliomotion 2015), and Stop Drama in Your Healthcare Practice (Greenbranch 2018). 

Marlene’s areas of expertise include leadership development, strategic communication skills, and stopping workplace drama. Marlene’s message of personal responsibility, accountability, and alignment is making its way around the globe at leadership academy’s corporate retreats, association meetings and the LinkedIn/Lynda.com global learning platform. 

To learn more about Marlene, visit www.marlenechism.com

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Piyush Patel
Sep
6
11:30 AM11:30

Piyush Patel

The Executive Lunch Series is an exclusive event for business owners and executives in the Oklahoma City area. We feature speakers who offer valuable information to help your business succeed and continue to grow. Lunch is served and there is no charge to attend.

Introducing Piyush Patel.

My story is about following my life’s ambition, the frustration of seeing it unravel, and the joy of discovering that one important factor in a company’s success is something that can’t be measured on a sales spreadsheet and cannot be communicated through an employee handbook…
 

About Piyush: With over 20 years of experience, Piyush Patel is an innovator of corporate culture. He grew his company, Digital-Tutors, into a leader of online training, educating over 1.5M students globally. Piyush is an avid member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and has won numerous awards acknowledging his entrepreneurship as a trend-setter in our community.

 

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Geoff Hager (Tulsa)
Aug
22
11:30 AM11:30

Geoff Hager (Tulsa)

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Clark Wigley (Springfield)
Aug
15
11:30 AM11:30

Clark Wigley (Springfield)

The Adizes Lifecycle of Business is based on groundbreaking business research that states as organizations grow and age, they naturally evolve through ten stages known as the organization lifecycle.   Each lifecycle stage brings unique challenges.  How well or how poorly leadership address these challenges will drive the success or failure of your organization. Leading successful lifecycle transitions is not easy or obvious. 

Methods that produce success in one stage will create failure in the next.   Just like it makes no sense to parent a 2-year old the same way you parent a teenager, it does not work well to manage an organization in Go-Go the same way you manage one in Adolescence.  With the very best of intentions, executives who do not practice these principles are often mis-managing their organizations.

In this program, business leaders will:

1.    Learn the organizational lifecycle model.

2.    Assess where their organization is in its lifecycle.

3.    Develop a preliminary plan for accelerating their organization’s journey to Prime, the only stage where they will enjoy market leading customer demand, growth, profitability, and financial strength.   

The Adizes lifecycle seminar provides practical concepts, methods and tools that are need-to-know wisdom for CEOs, Presidents, Board Members, C-level Executives, and their direct reports.  There is no catch.  No sales pitch and no cost to you.  Our sponsors are passionate about small business and simply love to share what we have learned to help you be more successful.

 

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Kelly Riggs (Tulsa)
Jul
25
11:30 AM11:30

Kelly Riggs (Tulsa)

The Business LockerRoom originated in 2006 as Vmax Performance Group. In 2014, the company completely rebranded as "Business LockerRoom" concurrent with the beginning of the Business LockerRoom radio show (#BizLockerRadio).

Conceived by Kelly Riggs, the idea behind the Business LockerRoom is that sports teams and business teams are remarkably similar. Many of the principles used to create successful work teams are readily demonstrated on the playing field, the court, the diamond, and the pitch. More importantly, business consistently draws from the principles of leadership and team building successfully practiced by great sports and business coaches.

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Sean Kouplen
Jun
27
11:30 AM11:30

Sean Kouplen

Multipliers vs Diminishers: How great leaders maximize their organization's effectivene

In this presentation, Regent Bank Chairman & CEO Sean Kouplen will discuss how multipliers help the people around them grow and maximize their effectiveness, thereby propelling their organization to achieve goals they never imagined.  Kouplen will share key leadership insights and specific strategies Regent Bank has used to achieve 50% annual growth and many national awards over the last ten years.

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