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In the business community it is sometime hard to identify and pinpoint an emerging leader or entrepreneur. And as a young person coming into your career, it can be difficult to know your direction and accept the opportunities and successes coming your way. So, we put together a panel of three emerging leaders in our community to talk about their career trajectory and how they felt winning the Kitsap 20 Under 40 Award.

Leadership Kitsap’s 20 Under 40 Awards Program seeks to identify and celebrate exceptional business leaders under the age of 40 who are dynamic trailblazers in the Kitsap community. We want to share their stories and celebrate their successes, bringing these individuals together to grow into a powerful network of young leaders who can then leverage that network to make even more great contributions to our region’s economy and civic dialog.

Take Away’s

  • The power of building a career and community network
  • How to overcome imposter syndrome and step into your success
  • Getting noticed and standing out

PANELISTS

Matthew Augspurger, Wealth Advisor with Nepsis, Inc. (2020)

Matthew opened Augspurger Financial Group from scratch in 2008. Then in 2011, he became an Advisor within Nepsis, Inc, utilizing their unique portfolio management to better serve his clients. What distinguishes his approach to advising is the belief in “conscious capitalism”- that in order to succeed you must use business as a force of good. As a result, Nepsis, Inc gives their clients transparency in their investment portfolio to ensure the companies they invest in align with their values. In addition to being a Wealth Advisor, Matthew regularly volunteers with several local nonprofits, is a member of the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce, and is a frequent speaker at local seminars, providing guidance for successful families and local business owners.

Jana Goyenechea, Co-founder and Director of Aftercare, Scarlet Road (2022)

Jana co-founded Scarlet Road as a result of seeing those who were oppressed and marginalized through sexual exploitation and trafficking, consistently being overlooked and unserved in Kitsap County. What began as a 5K run to create awareness, evolved into a robust non-profit serving local victims leaving the commercial sex industry and sex trafficking and supporting their transition. Through holistic care, Scarlet Road offers the hope of freedom to those who have been sexually exploited and opens the doors to healing, meeting survivors where they are; be it on the street, in their workplace, or incarcerated. Jana leads a team of case managers and students, facilitates classes to survivors and community members, plans community-building and peer opportunities, interacts with various task forces and groups, and oversees program budget and organizational structure, health, and direction. She is a mentor and a servant leader who compassionately walks alongside others to help them work through barriers and embrace a vibrant life of freedom.

Anthony Jones, Associate Attorney, Perkins Coie LLP (2021)

Anthony is an enrolled member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, attorney, and Coast Salish artist. He bears the ancestral name k̕wqéynx̣ən. He was North Kitsap High School’s first Native American valedictorian in 2004 and graduated from MIT in 2008 and Washington University, St. Louis, School of Law in 2011. After eight years as a tribal attorney for the Tulalip Tribes, he now practices intellectual property law at Perkins Coie and is the Northwest Indian Bar Association President. By example and through organizational service, Anthony seeks to make the legal profession a more welcoming place for Native American people and other people of color. Anthony serves on the Board of the environmental nonprofit EarthCorps, developing leaders to strengthen community and restore the health of our environment. He carries forward the traditions of his tribal community through song, language, and craft. His works of art can be found on the Washington State Ferry M/V Chimacum, as well as in the Burke Museum collection at the University of Washington. “In all my efforts as a lawyer, as an artist, as a father, I have found that success is possible by following the teachings of my family and culture.”

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Organizational performance doesn’t start with your teammates; it begins with you!

Leadership is personal. It’s an inside-out process that flows from individuals, ripples through teams, and cascades throughout the organization to become part of the culture.

After coaching leaders and teams for over 18 years to transform company culture, Shannon Bruce, Professional Certified Coach, reveals common themes and recurring patterns that not only hinder organizational results but also negatively impact the well-being of employees from the C-Suite to the frontline. Regardless of company size or industry, consistent unhealthy habits and negative behaviors minimize the impact of leadership and marginalize business results.

On a mission to end suffering in the workplace, along with a deep desire to “go into companies to create communities,” Shannon has integrated her years of insight to thoroughly engage you with a thought-provoking message that you won’t want to miss. She will share perspectives and practical information that will challenge, empower, and activate you as a leader. You’ll takeaway 7 key strategies that will help you optimize your personal leadership and well-being to maximize organizational health and performance.

Meet Your Presenter

Shannon Bruce, CPCC, PCC

Shannon Bruce, CPCC, PCC is a passionate Professional Certified Coach whose work inspires transformational change in her clients and their companies. With more than two decades of experience in management and executive leadership, Shannon is a powerful listener, able to challenge the status quo.

Her coaching and facilitation clients rave about her ability to motivate them to always drive toward excellence. As CEO of StoryBridge, Inc. she acts as a catalyst for Conscious Culture Change, creating communities within organizations and building cohesive, high performing teams. Clients say she has helped them achieve accelerated trust, improved relationships, as well as bottom-line business results.

Shannon’s resume reveals a richness of experience that helps her quickly engage in any industry. She was a CPA with Ernst & Young, an executive with two wholesale distribution companies, and an entrepreneur who has launched multiple business start-ups. Her client list includes: healthcare, construction, banking, architecture, libraries, escrow and title insurance, and city ports—corporate, nonprofits, and government. She is currently serving Executive Leaders at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility through CACI, Inc.

While attending Kitsap Business Forum is free, advance registration is required. PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for morning networking. The program starts promptly at 8 a.m.

Note: Kitsap Business Forum will follow federal guidance along with state and local regulations for indoor gatherings.

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According to Patrick Lencioni, author and founder of The Table Group, everyone has natural talents and gifts when it comes to work. As it turns out, there are six different types of gifts that are required of any group of people trying to get something done. In this Uplift Kitsap, Kristal will share how she used this assessment tool with her team and the transformations that have occurred as a result.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The six types of working genius defined
  • Differences between working genius, competency, and frustrations
  • How to utilize your assessment with your team, work group, or family
  • The power of working to your strengths and knowing your team’s strengths and weaknesses.

Take the assessment for deeper understanding, but not required: Home | The 6 Types of Working Genius

YOUR PRESENTER

Kristal Thomas

Kristal Thomas, owner and CEO of the Bremerton Express Employment Professionals office, has been a part of this community for 13 years. Kristal came from a background in sales and leadership and has been a professional facilitator for her company Intoxicating Intellect since 2009 teaching communication and personal effectiveness.

Thomas says, “Because we are members of this community, working always to be a trusted HR resource for small and medium sized businesses, we have a vested interest in our city and want to help the people and businesses of Kitsap County thrive and grow together.”

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Created by the Kitsap Business Forum, Uplift Kitsap is a free interactive online series fostering strong and resilient business leaders.

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We are living in unprecedented times and the leaders that can connect authentically will make a way forward.

PRESENTER

Brandon Cameron

Brandon Cameron has been a pastor and leader for 25 years. During that time, he has shared 15 years in Kitsap County at newlife church. Brandon is passionate about start-ups, our community, and working with other leaders to reach their full potential. Brandon says, “I believe there is something electric about working on a team with talented people to solve a problem or break new ground.”

He has been married for 24 years and has three children.

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Created by the Kitsap Business Forum, Uplift Kitsap is a free interactive online series fostering strong and resilient business leaders.

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The Global Leadership Summit Replay is your two-day infusion of  fresh  ideas,  actionable  concepts,  leadership  principles  and heartfelt  inspiration—attend online or in-person hosted at the New Life Training and Events Center in Silverdale.

Ticket Price with Priority Referral Code: $129 ( an $80 savings!)
Priority Referral Code: LEAD2020

Additional Discounts for Students, Faculty, and Military

  • Online access to the entirety of The Global Leadership Summit 2020 program, including all 16 full-length faculty talks, artistic elements and musical entertainment, as well as host commentary and announcements between sessions.
  • Entry to your local host site experience. If you are able to attend an in-person broadcast at a participating host site near you, your ticket purchase includes entry where this option is available.
  • Access to a 7-day video-on-demand period provided to each individual registrant to rewatch the available talks you may have missed.
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A recent IBM poll of fifteen hundred CEOs identified creativity as the top “leadership competency” of the future. Creativity and innovation are the “secret sauce” for success and now more than ever are crucial to re-imagine the future and pioneer what’s next for our businesses.

But, big questions like How do I become more innovative? How do I attract and empower innovative people? How can I come up with cutting-edge ideas while managing the status-quo? leave us feeling disoriented in the uncertainty of our current landscape.

In this Uplift Kitsap, we will consider how 4 Keystone Habits can drastically reframe how we think, operate, and boost our bottom line.

This session is for any leader looking to

  • sharpen their company’s competitive edge
  • develop the skills to turn ideas into impact
  • strengthen their team’s innovative dexterity
  • attract and empower top innovative talent
  • manage and lead teams to creative brilliance

MEET YOUR PRESENTER

Bryan Lindgren Surf Instructor for the Creative Waves, Bryan Lindgren teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday innovation. He is an author, speaker, and creative lead at newlife, helping people uncover and fully unleash their own creativity and innovation.

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Uplift Kitsap is an interactive online series fostering strong and resilient business leaders.

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Anyone else feel like life is a little unpredictable right now? How is anyone supposed to lead in such uncertain and anxious times? As a society, we are standing on the edge of uncharted territory. Our world needs leaders who are able to not only navigate uncertainty but lead courageously into places we have never been before. Let’s talk about what it takes to be an adaptive leader – a leader who faces anxious times with a spirit of adventure – and who discovers a surprising world along the way.

Jenni Waldron

Jenni Waldron, a writer, speaker, and communications leader at newlife. She is a mom to two kids (8 and 10) and has been married to her husband, Richard, for 13 years. Having been a photography business owner, a graphic designer, and now a pastor, Jenni has navigated many seasons of leadership in various capacities. She is currently studying for her Master of Divinity degree at George Fox University.

Join us for this encouraging Uplift Kitsap!

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Uplift Kitsap is an interactive online series fostering strong and resilient business leaders.

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After winding down our operations, it is time to restart our engines as lockdown rules are gradually relaxed. This hands-on session will bring to life the key leadership challenges and tensions we need to master to reopen and reinvent.
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Difficult conversations often arise when we make assumptions before we even talk to the other person. This can lead to frustration, avoidance, intimidation, toxicity in relationships, and so much more. In this session, Shannon Bruce, Certified Conversational Intelligence® Coach, will take the insight from our May 19 session on Mastering Fear using the Conversational Dashboard and show how our assumptions impact our ability to relate to others while diminishing our capabilities to work well together. Using the Ladder of Conclusion tool, you will learn how to check your assumptions and elevate the quality of your conversations, decreasing stress and improving your relationships with yourself and others.

 

Shannon Bruce
Shannon Bruce, CPCC, PCC
CEO & Chief Inspiration Officer, Executive & Team Coach
Story Bridge

Shannon Bruce, CPCC, PCC is a passionate Professional Certified Coach whose work inspires transformational change in her clients and their companies. With more than two decades of experience in management and executive leadership, Shannon is a powerful listener, able to challenge the status quo.

Her coaching and facilitation clients rave about her ability to motivate them to always drive toward excellence. As CEO of StoryBridge, Inc. she acts as a catalyst for Conscious Culture Change, creating communities within organizations and building cohesive, high performing teams. Clients say she has helped them achieve accelerated trust, improved relationships, as well as bottom-line business results.

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Created by the Kitsap Business Forum, Uplift Kitsap fosters strong and resilient business leaders.

In response to our recent survey on supporting business through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many told us they would like Kitsap Business Forum to offer some form of online session. To that end, Uplift Kitsap was born. Participants will engage in relevant topics while having opportunities to meet, chat, and share with others. We hope you’ll join in online.

 

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