Connect and Collaborate - June 15, 2017 - Paul Bergman

June 15, 2017

June 15 – Paul Bergman – Denver Export Assistance

Paul Bergman, Director of the United States Commercial Service - Denver Export Assistance Center, introduces us to key players in Denver who help make exporting easy and profitable for businesses of all sizes. Dr. Larry Bell, Director Office of International Education at the University of Colorado-Boulder, as well as Mary Motsenbocker, President of Denver-based International Tourism Marketing, Inc. Both clients recently were recipients of the 2017 President’s “E” Award for exporting, and both individuals were in D.C. May 22 to receive the recognition on their organization’s behalf. Derek Gianino, Director, International Policy at U.S. Chamber of Commerce also joins us to discuss ongoing internationalization of businesses and organizations within Colorado, as well as topics such as the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Connect and Collaborate - June 14, 2017 - Matt Phillips

June 14, 2017

June 14 – Matt Phillips – Pro Athlete Advantage

Matt Phillips of Pro Athlete Advantage focuses the discipline of athletic competition to show business leaders and entrepreneurs how to use Mental Toughness to break through the mental roadblocks that naturally arise in our daily grind and hold us back from realizing our potential. Matt tells us how he got started, and why he chose to take athlete mentality and apply it to a business model.

Connect and Collaborate - June 13, 2017 - Paul Kullman

June 13, 2017

June 13 – Paul Kullman – Business Beyond Borders

Paul Kullman is the founder and owner of Business Beyond Borders, an international business consulting company that assists U.S. firms to strategically enter and expand in overseas markets. This week Paul brings in his expertise on Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the programs of the International Business Circle. Paul's guest is Benjamin Yablon of Atlas Law Group. Benjamin has a legal background in Blockchain as well as Digital Currency.

Connect and Collaborate - June 12, 2017 - Pat Maley

June 12, 2017

June 12 – Pat Maley – Vistage

Vistage is a CEO Peer Group for business executives. Pat Maley, Vistage Chair, introduces us to CEO Peer Group members, chairs and speakers. Pat brings us Jason Sartor from Brown & Brown Insurance to discuss upcoming changes in the commercial insurance market and how the Trump administration is viewed by commercial insurers. Donald Myers, CEO Coach and Chair for Vistage International, will introduce us to Dianna Kunz, President of Volunteers of America, Colorado focusing on how VOA has partnered with Colorado Companies to give back to the community while creating team building opportunities for their employees

Connect and Collaborate - June 9, 2017 - Kristen Muzzy

June 9, 2017

June 9 – Kristen Muzzy – Leading2Lean

Kristen Muzzy, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Leading2Lean, is an advocate for promoting manufacturing in Colorado and nationwide. Kristen brings us her guest, Stacey Bibik from Focused on Machining. Stacey has a small business background that allows her to contribute to the success of manufacturing professionals in her community.

Connect and Collaborate - June 8, 2017 - Edgar Johansson

June 9, 2017

June 8 – Edgar Johansson – Aerospace Advocate

Edgar Johansson, COBRT Aerospace Advocate, joins us to discuss progress in Colorado’s aerospace industry. Edgar’s guests include Barry Hamilton, Red Canyon Engineering & Software discusses the impact of small business in the aerospace field. Amal Chandran, from the LASP INSPIR Program focuses on academia. We round out the show with a talk on economic development with Kevin R. Doran, Executive Director of Accelerate Colorado.

Connect and Collaborate - June 7, 2017 - Wendy Brors

June 7, 2017

June 7 – Wendy Brors – Colorado Workforce Development

We’re checking in with the Colorado Workforce Development and Wendy Brors with a focus on postsecondary workforce readiness. Misti Ruthven, Executive Director Innovation and Pathways at Colorado Department of Education.

Connect and Collaborate - June 6, 2017 - Tom Bugnitz

June 6, 2017

June 6 – Tom Bugnitz – Manufacturer’s Edge

Tom Bugnitz, CEO of Manufacturer’s Edge, joins us to talk about the importance of Cybersecurity and how it impacts all of us. He’ll talk with Patricia Toth, Cybersecurity Program Manager with NIST and Bart Taylor, Publisher of Company Week.

Connect and Collaborate - June 5, 2017 - Doug Krug

June 5, 2017

June 5 – Doug Krug & Christine Kahane – Institute for Unlearning

Doug Krug calls himself a Resultant, with the Institute for UnLearning, where the focus is on helping leaders implement change without resistance. He will discuss some examples of clients who have both struggled with change, and found a path to make change with as little pain as possible.

Doug introduces us to his hero, Gail Williams from NASA. NASA was named as the best place to work in the federal government in 2016, and one of the key factors was the leadership program, Gail was the creator and designer of that leadership program.

Connect and Collaborate - June 2, 2017 - Peter Moore

June 2, 2017

June 2 – Peter Moore – VITAL for Colorado

Peter Moore, President and CEO of VITAL for Colorado joins us to discuss the importance of energy production in our state. Peter’s guest this week is Dr. Ken Carlson from Colorado State University and Director of the Center for Energy Water Sustainability.