Special Guest Speaker
Ja Marr Brown

Keynote Speaker, Author and Business Coach

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Ja Marr is known as a sales, management and leadership guru who speaks from experience rather than theory. During his 19-year career in this arena, he achieved every sales award possible including Salesperson of the Year and Sales Manager of the Year. He wrote the groundbreaking book “What’s Your Sales Story?” and founded The Kaizen Way, LLC that specializes in teaching individuals and organizations how to reach their potential with a “less equals more” approach.

Special Guest Speaker
Mary Barnett

Mobile, Social and Digital Marketing Strategist

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Mary Barnett is the owner of a certified woman-owned small business called Another Brilliant Idea, Inc. (ABI). ABI has been a boutique marketing firm since 1988, with expertise in various marketing channels that have created brilliant results for their corporate, government and retail clientele. Since in 2007, her focus has been offering targeted mobile technology solutions, branded as Brilliant Mobile Solutions.

Mimi Donaldson

Special Guest Speaker
Mimi Donaldson

Speech Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Author

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Be Pitch Perfect Any Time

Mimi Donaldson holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Iowa, and a Masters Degree in Education from Columbia University. She has served as a staff Human Resources Specialist with Walt Disney Company, Northrop Aircraft, and Rockwell International. Mimi has been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government and has been the “pitch coach” on ABC’s American Inventor - coaching the contestants to success thru persuading judges and viewers.

Wanda Allen

Special Guest Speaker
Wanda Allen

Follow Up Sales Strategist & Professional Speaker

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 7:10 to 8:45 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

If follow up is a hard arduous "to do", then the Follow Up Sales Strategies Presentation is perfect for you. You'll learn that follow up is merely a matter of having effective habits and good systems in place. There's a lot of depth to it and understanding that will help put you in the ease of getting this all important work done on a daily basis.

Special Guest Speaker
Eugene E. Valdez, MBA

Founder / President of The CEO Teachers

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 AM
Venue: Giovanni's Italian Restaurant - Kearny Mesa
Address: 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123

Gene Valdez founded The CEO Teachers in 2016 when he left commercial banking to pursue coaching/consulting full time. During his 39 year business career he formed and operated another coaching/consulting business called The Claremont Advisory Company which focused on entrepreneurial coaching and financial management consulting. For the majority of his business career he was a senior commercial banking executive for several major business banks in Southern California including Bank of California, Wells Fargo and Citizens Business Bank.

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We meet every Thursday afternoon for lunch at 1:00pm. During the meeting, one or more of our members give a presentation about their business. That's how we learn to best market each others services to our own clients and friends.

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Once per quarter we hold a social event in the evening to gather with friends and guests and enjoy conversation, a drink, appetizers and sometimes live music! This social venue affords us the opportunity to grow our relationships and promotes stronger camaraderie in the group.

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