Mike MacDonald
Mike MacDonald
Sound Financial Coaching

Cash flow management is at the heart of business resilience. In this Uplift Kitsap, Financial Coach Michael MacDonald will lead the conversation on managing current and projecting future cash flow for your business.

  • Learn cash management strategies to reduce fixed and variable expenses, such as loans, leases, rent, mortgage payments, and inventory that may have already been ordered but is not needed at this time.
  • Discuss cash flow related to generating income and employment needs: hours, layoff, re-determining tasks, and cash available for payroll.

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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 us in this new format.

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Our busy-ness is not sexy. We one up each other with stories of who is working harder, later, and with the most difficulty. And yet, being perpetually tired is not effective, attractive, or fun. We learned to live this way and it has a big price tag. It costs us in our relationships, in our health, in our peace of mind. It costs our experience of satisfaction and ease on the planet. Since there is no place you can turn in your gold stars when you die, join Alyse McConnell, PCC, at the Kitsap Business Forum to hear how to live your best life and turn your stress into success.


  • How to jump off the overwhelm cycle
  • When to embrace boundaries, presence, and energy management
  • The surefire antidote to burnout


Alyse McConnell, PCCAlyse McConnell, PCC, is an executive coach and founder of the A2 Coaching Group. Over the last 20 years, Alyse has studied human performance and success strategies. With nearly two decades of experience as a corporate manager, entrepreneur, and coach, Alyse has consulted with businesses of every size and scope. She values working with business owners and entrepreneurs with high standards for performance and results. She knows how organizations work and recognizes the systematic and human stumbling blocks that often stand in the way of top performance. Her passion is in uncovering the ways to overcome these obstacles. Using transformational coaching, Alyse moves her clients and their businesses from good to great.

Doors open at 7 a.m. for morning networking. Enjoy coffee and bagels compliments of Panera Bread. The program starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 9 a.m.

Teams are encouraged to attend together. Register Today!

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Have you ever worked with a difficult person? Of course, you have! What if you could polish the edges off your relationship with a “person like that”?

In this workshop presentation, Jim Hessler explores ways to reframe and reset our relationships with difficult people, leading to either an improved relationship or a “state of grace” about what’s possible.

Improving perceptions and experiences with difficult people can make your job more engaging and productive, and improve the cultural health of the organization for which you work.

Key Takeaways
• “Reframes” that leave you in a better position to work through issues with difficult people
• Confidence to enter these difficult relationships with more skill and positive intentions
• An approach to improve your working experience and the working experience of others around you

Your Presenter

Jim Hessler, Presenter at Kitsap Business ForumJim Hessler brings over 30 years of business management and executive leadership experience to Path Forward Leadership Development, which he founded in 2001. He’s also the co-author of Land On Your Feet, Not On Your Face: A Guide To Building Your Leadership Platform and co-host of “The Boss Show” on KOMO Newsradio AM 1000.

Doors open at 7 a.m. for morning networking. Enjoy coffee and bagels compliments of Panera Bread Silverdale. The program starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at 9:00 a.m.

Join us! Register today.

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How resilient is your organization? The very nature of rapid, unpredictable change can drain the life out of those called upon to deal with it. Organizations that perform best under pressure are those that understand how to engage and mobilize their team to see and serve beyond themselves. If you or your organization is struggling to keep your passion and get work done, this forum is for you. Explore new perspectives and bring back trench-tested tools to prevent burnout, improve resilience, and restore engagement.

Key Takeaways

  • Recognize four types of mindset that people use when they are under pressure
  • Understand three barriers to thriving under pressure
  • Strengthen this one thing to break through barriers

Your Presenter

Dan Diamond MD is passionate about equipping teams and challenging them to make a difference… especially when resources are scarce or times are tough. He is an electrifying speaker on a mission to activate people with his rock-solid experience and insight from the front lines of disasters around the globe—Hurricane Katrina, the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines. His stories are unforgettable and his insights will inspire you to live a life of significance.


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