Business Insights Series
About the Business Insights Series
The Business Insights Series (BIS) is presented by the School of Business. Speakers address topics of interest and concern to business leaders in the Southern California region. The distinguished speaker series is held quarterly showcasing experts in their fields. This program provides strategic insights for growing businesses and developing high-performing leaders, contributing to one’s professional and personal growth while contributing to the economic vitality of the region.
The BIS provides
- Timely insights from leading business and academic experts
- Best business practices
- Continuing education for professional development and your personal leadership capabilities
- Specifically designed for business owners, and senior executives and emerging leaders of growing enterprises
“I want to thank you for leading and hosting the Business Insight Series this morning. It is a great opportunity for me to receive some good insight on business topics written by the business leaders of our day. In addition, it is an opportunity for me to minster to my team that I work with and bring them to a Christian event that they may not otherwise attend. The topics are relevant to our lives as businessmen and in a Christian setting, expose some to the gospel that may not have come on their own. I just want to send a quick note of appreciation and let you know that I look forward to participating in future events. Thank you” Mark, VP
For more information regarding the Business Insights Series, to suggest speakers or topics or become a sponsor, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stephen Christensen at 949-214-3198.
How to Understand & Mitigate the Unintended Consequences of Your Business Decisions
Speaker: Richard Franzi
Author, Radio Host, Entrepreneur, Speaker
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Networking and breakfast: 7:00 a.m.
Speaker: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Concordia University Irvine
Grimm Hall North, 3rd Floor Conference Center
1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612
$25 per person
CUI Alumni $15 each
Group of 4: $80
Table of 8: $250
Sponsorship VIP Table 7: $500
Breakfast Sponsor: $1,000 (2 tables)
Reservations required by 5 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018
Questions: email@example.com | 949-214-3488
Richard Franzi is the Founder and CEO of Critical Mass for Business, a premium social/peer learning firm for executives who lead firms with annual revenue between $5 million and $50 million. He is a business partner with Renaissance Executive Forums, a leading international advisory board firm founded in 1994 and currently chairs CEO Peer Groups' throughout Los Angeles and and Orange County, CA. Richard's work and research have been featured in national media: Forbes.com, INC.com, CNBC.com, American Express OPEN Forum, and various talk shows, as well as Southern California publications: Orange County Business Journal, Orange County Register, and OC Metro Minute. His business talk show, Critical Mass Radio Show, has showcased over 1,200 interviews and is available on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Sticher and various podcasting platforms.
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"Make Big Happen: How to Live, Work, and Give Big"
Speaker: Mark Moses
Friday, January 12, 2018
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Author of the international bestselling book, Make Big Happen: How to Live, Work and Give Big.
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"The Secret to Top Level Performance in Business and Life"
Speaker: Dr. Betty Uribe
Friday, October 27 2017
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Dr. Uribe shared her own leadership journey and how she discovered that leaders with clear and sound values were the most effective in their profession and their lives.
The Power of Emotional Connection in Leadership
Speaker: Lola Gershfeld, PsyD.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Board Dynamics Specialist, Founder, and CEO of Level Five Executive, Newport Beach (Orange County, CA). Author of TRUSTMAKERS and Effective Board Dynamics Guide for CEOs and Directors. Everyone wants to be a more effective leader – becoming one starts with emotional connection. Understanding emotion allows you to increase trust, collaboration, and results.
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Speaker: Cliff Michael
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Speaker: Dr. Derek B. Lidow
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"7 Practices of a Godly Business Leader"
Speaker: Rick Boxx, President and Founder of Integrity Resources Center
August 23, 2012
In the fast-paced, secular business world, many Christians leave their faith at the door. Businessman, author, radio personality, and speaker, Rick Boxx, had some Biblical insights to share.
Special thanks to our sponsors
For more information contact Stephen Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 214-3198.