Coffee with a Leader

brett gaugerI had the privilege to have coffee with Brett Gauger this morning.  Brett works at Asher Agency in downtown Fort Wayne.  Brett serves as a Digital Strategist there.

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:

• Create digital marketing strategies based on their business, industry, and goals.
• Learn more about digital marketing to include written documentation, presentations, and webinars.  He can train on this!
• Implement, maintain, and report on social media and other digital marketing campaigns.
• Build meaningful relationships with a firm who will help them succeed.
• Analyze digital marketing metrics to provide a picture of ROI.

Brett is a young leader who is working to help our community become better.  And we are better because of him!  Connect with Brett!

Register Today for November’s Event

First Fridays happens again on November 2 on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne campus.  We are excited to hear from Matt Konkler as he talks about leadership, stress, and preparedness.  To register for this free event, click on the image below:

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Wayne Robison – What does Leadership have to do with it?

Wayne Robison inspired us this morning here in Fort Wayne.  Below is the video from today’s presentation.  At the beginning of the video, Jere will be seen on screen from the Indiana Wesleyan University Cincinnati campus where they kicked off their 1st First Friday. It was exciting for our 2 campuses to unite at the beginning!

If you are looking for Wayne’s slide content in perhaps a more clear format, look to the post coming very soon.

I’m grateful to John Richards for also recording this morning’s presentation.  Here is his link:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yoKMVZYLNjGQ

 

How Can My Business Succeed?

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Businesses are bombarded with warnings about failure as well as the lure of the “secrets” to success.  Do you need clarity in all of this?

 

Then the October 5 First Fridays event is for you.  Business Optimization Expert, Wayne Robison, will be our featured speaker.  Wayne has years of experience in working directly with businesses, owners, and boards of directors as he helped provide success plans with them.  He will be sharing valuable insights with us.  This will be a great event to invite a business owner friend to attend with you.

Seating is limited, so reserve your free spot today at:  October 5 First Fridays Reservation

Join us on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne, for this great event.  It all starts at 8 am, but you may arrive early to do some networking and pour yourself a cup of coffee.  Feel free to wear your own company’s name tag.  Bring business cards, and prepare to connect!

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