With 25 years as an entrepreneurial CEO, followed by 10 years as an entrepreneurial coach, I have a lot of experience and insights to share with future entrepreneurs - and I mean real-world entrepreneurship - at least my version. How do I propose doing this? My book, StreetSmart Entrepreneuring (SSE), highlights the key lessons from my operating and coaching career. It also provides a rich source of material for seminars and workshops. When I taught entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School during 1999 through 2001, I found that my perspective worked best for:
Graduate students, either business or engineering
MIT’s executive education participants
Working entrepreneurs coping with uncertainty and new challenges.
I have effectively coached a number of entrepreneurial CEOs in a wide-range of businesses. In addition, I’ve presented entrepreneurial lectures at a number of leading universities throughout the United States.
I am offering my help to universities and non-profits at no cost – I will charge a consulting fee to tailor my message to private companies. To minimize my travel expenses, I’ll focus on the speaking engagements in the southeast during winter and spring and the northeast during the summer and fall.
I see a range of possible speaking formats. Clearly, I could lead an interactive seminar, from one to four hours in length, around an entrepreneurial overview or, highly focused on a few critical topics. Even more exciting would be a one or two day workshop combining presentation, interactive Q&A and individual conferences with entrepreneurs or student projects. I’d prefer to spend a longer timeframe to leverage my travel time and expense.
Please contact me for further information or to explore ways I can contribute to your entrepreneurial initiatives.