This meeting took place because Brett reached out to me via LinkedIn. I found Brett to be a passionate and energetic leader. He epitomizes the type of young leader our area needs – he grew up in our community, he attended college here, he landed a great job here, and now lives downtown. He loves Fort Wayne and what he does.
Brett has been positively influenced by leaders in his past and present. He genuinely appreciates how key leaders have helped him in his journey so far – from his high school tennis teacher to community leaders today.
Brett works with clients who are wanting to:
Brett is a young leader who is working to help our community become better. And we are better because of him! Connect with Brett!
This morning, we will take one more step toward our 2019 Women’s Event as I will be meeting with another dynamic leader/speaker. We will be announcing our speaker line-up within the next month or so. Jan Diaz is leading a team who will work hard to make this event meaningful and impacting.
We are so excited about the possibilities!
Jere and I spoke yesterday, and we are starting to talk about Season 3 as well. We have some new ideas in store. We have been blessed to have such dynamic leaders in NE Indiana. First Fridays is committed to adding value to our regional leaders!
One more thing, if you haven’t registered for our January 4 event, click on the image below. Jere reported that we are at around 70 so far (registration closes at 150).
Today was another great event at First Fridays Fort Wayne. We were honored to have Marlin Stutzman with us as he shared lessons in leadership that he’s gained over the years as a farmer, entrepreneur, business owner, statesman, and business executive.
Here are a few photos from today’s event. The video from today will be posted soon. In case you missed coming today, you can always find us on our YouTube channel at First Fridays Fort Wayne.
Marlin Stutzman was outstanding!
Another great gathering on a very cold morning.
I can personally attest that Marlin practices what he preaches.
The Trine University board member received some Indiana Wesleyan University gifts.
Bryan is a certified financial planner who has grown up here in Fort Wayne. A Bishop Dwenger grad, he was a football player who played along side of Tyler Eifert and John Goodman (go Irish!). Bryan is passionate about his business and has a heart to serve his colleagues and clients alike. He is always seeking ways to get his story out there about how he can help clients prepare for a great future. If you are needing to dust off your retirement plans or have questions about investments and the like, reach out to Bryan. Click on his name or his business’s name above to connect.
We talked a lot about sports, family, and business. I was able to introduce him to First Fridays. He is planning to attend tomorrow to meet the incredible group of folks I described to him. He will be a great “fit”. Bryan is a positive, upbeat, and engaged leader. If you meet him, welcome him!
So many of you have been sharing about how you’ve grown through First Fridays. You’ve shared about the value you receive and the great people you are meeting. Jere and I love hearing that – that is our goal for leaders here in NE Indiana.
But what happens in between First Fridays? How can you continue the experience beyond the 1 hour meeting?
I want to encourage you to not allow First Fridays to merely become an event. Put into practice what you are learning. Tell someone else about how you are growing as a leader. Go to our YouTube channel (First Fridays Fort Wayne) and re-watch/listen to a presentation. Share that presentation with someone.
As always, we appreciate your support and participation. We are passionate about leadership. You are making First Fridays a success story. Thank you!
(Click on the image above to register for the December forum.)