Calendar

Apr
5
Wed
Boost Denver: 30 Seconds of Brave: What TO do & NOT to do at any networking event; host: Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance; presenter: Penny Brenden of The Connecting Experts @ Thrive Workplace - Ballpark
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

30 Seconds of Brave: What TO do & NOT to do at any networking event by Penny Brenden of The Connecting Experts

Woo Hoo… Are you afraid of networking?

Do you go to so many events but never get anything out of them? Well you are not alone. Most entrepreneurs feel the same way.
Find out the top 6 things TO do and NOT to do when your at a networking that will help you get more connections and stop wasting time and effort.

You’ll Learn:

– Walk away with a 30 second promotional
– 3 things TO do at a networking event
– 3 things NOT to do at a networking event

About Penny Brenden:

Penny Brenden is known in Denver as the Networking Queen. Penny’s gift is to connect business owners together, developing their ability to share their business with a crystal clear vision and message so that they capture the right audience instead of wasting time, money and effort on the wrong ones.

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Boost Denver, founded and hosted by Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance, has been a Denver tradition for 6 years. Boost Denver is a FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOP in the heart of Denver. Participants say our education, from rotating speakers, is distinctive among endless area opportunities. Too many of these opportunities are just veiled sales pitches. Boost Denver offers actionable education every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to a small group of business owners and business professionals. Our members consistently report that their expectations were exceeded in the quality of insights and their new ability to immediately improve their businesses. This is the Boost Denver difference!

If you are a passionate business owner, we hope you’ll RSVP for and attend. Learn more and see our upcoming workshops at BoostDenver.com

Apr
19
Wed
Boost Denver: 10 Things to Attract Millennials; host: Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance; presenter: Anastasia Button of Anastasia’s Consulting, LLC @ Thrive Workplace - Ballpark
Apr 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

10 Things to Attract Millennials by Anastasia Button of Anastasia’s Consulting, LLC

Struggling to attract, sell or even work with Millennials? Learn the 10 things you need to attract Millennials to you because, in 2025 Millennials are projected to take up 76% of the workforce! Today Millennials make up 50% of the population. This is your market NOW and to be sustainable and profitable, as an entrepreneur and leader, you need to know how to attract the highest spending market to you!

Come learn some simple ways how you can implement these 10 essentials into your daily business life without having to feel overwhelmed or lost in the #MillennialWorld.

You’ll Learn:

– How to lead a generation to you
– How to inspire and motivate Millennials
– How to be seen as the leader in your industry
– What it takes to survive in the #MillennialMarket
– What you can pivot to leverage success

About Anastasia Button:

As a Millennial herself, Anastasia Button knows all about the stresses of a volatile global economy and uncertain job market that Millennials face. After graduating from college, she barely used her Bachelor’s degree in history and tried out multiple occupations. Deciding to take her life into her own hands, Anastasia began researching and implementing a process that works for Millennials and employers alike.

Today, Anastasia is the author of the published book, #NewJobNewLife: The Millennial’s Take-Charge Plan For Success, she is an in-demand business consultant for attracting and leading Millennials, international speaker, and holds a 100% success rate as a Millennial career coach.

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Boost Denver, founded and hosted by Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance, has been a Denver tradition for 6 years. Boost Denver is a FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOP in the heart of Denver. Participants say our education, from rotating speakers, is distinctive among endless area opportunities. Too many of these opportunities are just veiled sales pitches. Boost Denver offers actionable education every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to a small group of business owners and business professionals. Our members consistently report that their expectations were exceeded in the quality of insights and their new ability to immediately improve their businesses. This is the Boost Denver difference!

If you are a passionate business owner, we hope you’ll RSVP for and attend. Learn more and see our upcoming workshops at BoostDenver.com.

May
3
Wed
Boost Denver: Giftedness: Access to a Business and Life you Love!; host: Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance; presenter: Nate Ishe Lappegaard of The Kite + Dart Group @ Thrive Workplace - Ballpark
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Giftedness: Access to a Business and Life you Love! by Nate Ishe Lappegaard of The Kite + Dart Group

This presentation exposes the common choices we as entrepreneurs make that block us from having the lives and businesses we love. Our common sense approach will give you quick access to the changes you can make to transform your business and life. Packed with chances to participate, we are committed that all participants leave with huge value and new actions to take in their lives.

You’ll Learn:

– Insight into your giftedness
– A place to come from when choosing what actions to take
– A new way to look at Time Management
– An understanding of ideal client characteristics
– New actions to produce transformation in your life and business

About Nate Ishe Lappegaard:

With close to 20 years of retail sales, management, training and coaching experience, Nate Ishe Lappegaard has been in the transformational conversation for many years. A dynamic coach and speaker, Nate is committed to the transformation of how entrepreneurs and businesses view themselves and their role in their communities. He currently serves as co-owner of the Kite + Dart Group, a cutting-edge business coaching and training company that utilizes an integral approach to produce life-changing results.

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Boost Denver, founded and hosted by Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance, has been a Denver tradition for 6 years. Boost Denver is a FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOP in the heart of Denver. Participants say our education, from rotating speakers, is distinctive among endless area opportunities. Too many of these opportunities are just veiled sales pitches. Boost Denver offers actionable education every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to a small group of business owners and business professionals. Our members consistently report that their expectations were exceeded in the quality of insights and their new ability to immediately improve their businesses. This is the Boost Denver difference!

If you are a passionate business owner, we hope you’ll RSVP for and attend. Learn more and see our upcoming workshops at BoostDenver.com.

May
17
Wed
Boost Denver: Conscious Hiring; host: Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance; presenter: Magi Graziano of Keen Alignment @ Thrive Workplace - Ballpark
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Conscious Hiring by Magi Graziano of Keen Alignment

Would you like to transform the way you hire and manage your people, and optimize the human potential
in your workforce? You can maximize your HR effectiveness and make a positive impact on your work
community through Conscious Hiring® and Development.

Position yourself as a leader in 21st century Talent rEvolution and Workforce Optimization. Conscious
Hiring® is the key to employee engagement, retention and optimization in the workplace.
What You Can Expect as a Corporate Executive & Business Leader: As a busy executive, you know the
success of your company depends on the people who comprise it. Since your company’s greatest asset is
also your biggest investment, you know optimizing the human potential in your workforce is critical to the
overall success of the business.

Our Conscious Hiring® and Development program ensures the right people are hired for the right reasons
for the right role by:

Identifying what you need before you start recruiting
Providing a specific vetting process to find what you need
Building relationships during the vetting process
Utilizing information garnered in the vetting process to create an engaging on-boarding process.
We train your HR and recruiting team in a keen employee selection process that is easy to implement and
nets powerful results. Consequently, your company will gain more control over the hiring process and
attract, in less time, qualified candidates who are aligned to your company’s values and a natural fit for the
position. With the high cost of recruiting, insidious costs of a mis-hire, and potential for turnover, Conscious
Hiring® and Development gives you control over the hiring process to directly impact profitability,
workforce effectiveness and return on people investment.

You’ll Learn:

– Maximize your effectiveness and positively impact your work community.
– In this program, you’ll learn how to impact your company’s organizational effectiveness by ensuring the people you bring on board are ideal for the job and for your company.
– New hires will be philosophically aligned with your company’s culture. They’ll possess the right attitudes and beliefs about themselves and the position for which they are applying. You’ll ensure they are highly-qualified, dedicated to their role, and that they get results.
– Conscious Hiring® and Development leverages your ability to act as consultant inside your organization while fostering systemic corporate growth and transformation.
– You’ll learn and champion a lean recruiting model to increase your company’s efficiency in the hiring process.

About Magi Graziano:

Magi Graziano, CEO of KeenAlignment, is a leading talent management expert, keynote speaker, and author of The Wealth of Talent with over 20 year of real-world, hands-on experience in hiring strategy and talent development. She brings neuroscience to hiring, learning and development, and employee engagement. A pioneer in her field, she has developed a talent strategy system that gives business leaders the actionable steps they need to align their corporate strategy with their people strategy and thereby maximize employee effectiveness and engagement and develop high-performing teams who consistently elevate the customer experience.

A Certified Co-Active Executive Coach, Certified Employee Retention Specialist and Trainer, and an Organizational Development and Talent Architect, Magi has been a guest speaker at conferences and seminars where she’s captivated audiences with her presentations on Conscious Hiring, Leadership Effectiveness, and Workforce Optimization.

Talent Strategy Architect – partner with executives of growing organizations to facilitate, deliver and roll out talent transformation programs.

Executive Coach – Certified Co-Active Coach a resource for the emergence and embodiment of authentic leadership among executives within growing enterprises, facilitating leadership team workshops and strategy sessions, training leaders on optimizing the talent in themselves and in the people in their workforce.

Learning and Development – solution architect and program management for holistic corporate educational training. Program delivery of talent transformation, training technology, curriculum development and launch of learning modules for high potential, emerging managers and outward facing employees.

Unlock the Wealth of Talent in your organization
Our company’s mission is to empower leaders to foster workplaces where everyone has the opportunity to deliver extraordinary results. We partner with business leaders to build people centric, conscious minded organizations and give them the easy to use tools and resources that enable them to deliver on their mission through optimizing their human capital. We focus on transforming people in the places that they work through:

• Conscious Hiring Implementation • Conscious People Development
• People Strategy Consulting
• Manager & Emerging Leader Training
• Professional Leadership & Executive Coaching • Leadership Retreats & Strategy Sessions

The “wisdom” age is here and we enable you to bring wisdom and knowledge to all your people processes.

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Boost Denver, founded and hosted by Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance, has been a Denver tradition for 6 years. Boost Denver is a FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOP in the heart of Denver. Participants say our education, from rotating speakers, is distinctive among endless area opportunities. Too many of these opportunities are just veiled sales pitches. Boost Denver offers actionable education every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to a small group of business owners and business professionals. Our members consistently report that their expectations were exceeded in the quality of insights and their new ability to immediately improve their businesses. This is the Boost Denver difference!

If you are a passionate business owner, we hope you’ll RSVP for and attend. Learn more and see our upcoming workshops at BoostDenver.com.

Jun
7
Wed
Boost Denver: 3 Big Branding Mistakes Destroying Your Profits & How To Fix It Now!; host: Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance; presenter: Emilie Downs of Imago Visual @ Thrive Workplace - Ballpark
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

3 Big Branding Mistakes Destroying Your Profits & How To Fix It Now! by Emilie Downs of Imago Visual

I’ve had well meaning entrepreneurs tell me, “As soon as my business is on it’s feet, I will have time for branding.” Little do they know their brand is being created every day—with or without them. Everyone has a brand, even if you haven’t been purposeful in creating one.

Wondering if your brand reputation has gotten away from you?

Having trouble looking different from your competitors?

Frustrated by missed opportunities and lack of revenue?

Take time now to understand how a strong brand can impact you and your business in a big way!

You’ll Learn:

– Brand on purpose, not by default
– Find your niche and serve your ideal client
– Maintain consistency in marketing your brand
– Have FUN with your business

About Emilie Downs:

Emilie Downs, owner of Imago Visual, is a ‘brand doctor’. She utilizes a process of probing questions that reveal the ‘why’ behind the business, allowing companies to clarify their brand and message. This process develops a brand in a strategic way, rather than relying on random or faddish marketing activities to grow a business. Her clients are able to move beyond business categories to tell their story, resulting in clarity for their business, employees and customers. She loves the “Ah-ha!” moment that occurs when owners discover their individual truths.

Emilie is passionate about creativity as a highly effective way to problem-solve and innovate in the workplace. She breaks through the myth that only some people are creative. Emilie spent the early part of her career as a designer and art director. It was during this time she discovered business owners often have trouble conveying their unique message, leading her to form Imago Visual in 2008. She is an award-winning author and her designs have been featured in HOW and Print design journals. She is sought after as a speaker and authority on branding and creativity.

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Boost Denver, founded and hosted by Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance, has been a Denver tradition for 6 years. Boost Denver is a FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOP in the heart of Denver. Participants say our education, from rotating speakers, is distinctive among endless area opportunities. Too many of these opportunities are just veiled sales pitches. Boost Denver offers actionable education every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to a small group of business owners and business professionals. Our members consistently report that their expectations were exceeded in the quality of insights and their new ability to immediately improve their businesses. This is the Boost Denver difference!

If you are a passionate business owner, we hope you’ll RSVP for and attend. Learn more and see our upcoming workshops at BoostDenver.com.

Jun
21
Wed
Boost Denver: How to Publish a Book and Quadruple Your Business NOW; host: Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance; presenter: Laura Pence Atencio of Social Savvy Geek @ Thrive Workplace - Ballpark
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

How to Publish a Book and Quadruple Your Business NOW by Laura Pence Atencio of Social Savvy Geek

Are you a business owner, consultant, or coach who makes money selling services, consulting, or programs? How would you like to make a name for yourself and skyrocket your sales? What would it take to quadruple your business within 90 days?

You’ll Learn:

– How to position yourself as an author.
– How publishing a book can open doors for you.
– How much easier it is to be a published author than ever before…
– The marketing strategies that make a book your most valuable asset.
– How to find the resources that you need to get started right away.

About Laura Pence Atencio:

Laura Pence Atencio is motivated and committed to helping entrepreneurial speakers and authors build thriving businesses. She works with her clients to create online marketing systems that elevate their success.
Laura is a leading authority on online marketing and business growth and the Founder of Social Savvy Geek. Her clients call her “The Geek Liaison” because as a marketing strategist she uses her Social Savvy Success System to help entrepreneurs turn their passion into expert status and profitable through multiple income streams. She is a national speaker, trainer, and author.
Laura’s knowledge in the areas of business growth and online marketing have been recognized during recent interviews on several web TV shows, podcasts, and radio including the Experience Pros Radio Show.
Known for her directness, desire to see business owners excel, and ability to communicate complicated concepts simply combined with an engaging manner and infectious smile, Laura is a highly sought after speaker.

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Boost Denver, founded and hosted by Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance, has been a Denver tradition for 6 years. Boost Denver is a FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOP in the heart of Denver. Participants say our education, from rotating speakers, is distinctive among endless area opportunities. Too many of these opportunities are just veiled sales pitches. Boost Denver offers actionable education every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to a small group of business owners and business professionals. Our members consistently report that their expectations were exceeded in the quality of insights and their new ability to immediately improve their businesses. This is the Boost Denver difference!

If you are a passionate business owner, we hope you’ll RSVP for and attend. Learn more and see our upcoming workshops at BoostDenver.com.

Jun
22
Thu
The Beyond Business Breakthrough An Annual Retreat for Women @ THE WYNDHAM GRANBY, CO
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day

This educational and intimate retreat is geared towards women who are starting or in the beginning or planning stages of building their own businesses, and is designed to provide them with the support, tools, and network to assist them at every stage of their journey.

Have you been dreaming about starting your own business? Or have you already started and are looking for additional support and guidance? Whether your business is art, design, sales, dance, fitness, fashion, marketing, PR, coaching, retail, non-profit, law, writing, teaching, food, hospitality, or anything and everything in between, this retreat is for you!

Looking for those wanting to attend or sponsor.

Jul
5
Wed
Boost Denver: Visions to Do Good: The Personal Philanthropy of Benjamin Franklin; host: Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance; presenter: Russ Kyncl of Strategic Exit LLC @ Thrive Workplace - Ballpark
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Visions to Do Good: The Personal Philanthropy of Benjamin Franklin by Russ Kyncl of Strategic Exit LLC

Ben Franklin has been called the First American. We’ve all heard about the kite, but few have heard about his philanthropy. Come hear the amazing story that extends from his childhood in Boston to the hundreds of young people who benefit from his charitable planning today. Specifics include the philanthropy of thanks, mentorship, community, volunteering and estate planning. Come prepared to be inspired to take practical action to increase your own usefulness to others.

You’ll Learn:

– A really cool story from American History
– Your next step to increase your own impact
– The importance of vision in having an impact

About Russ Kyncl:

Russ entered the financial services industry April Fools Day 1984. Russ especially enjoys helping his clients plan for their own future, their families, and their personal philanthropy in the community.
He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where a great professor taught him to love the personal story of history.

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Boost Denver, founded and hosted by Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance, has been a Denver tradition for 6 years. Boost Denver is a FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOP in the heart of Denver. Participants say our education, from rotating speakers, is distinctive among endless area opportunities. Too many of these opportunities are just veiled sales pitches. Boost Denver offers actionable education every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to a small group of business owners and business professionals. Our members consistently report that their expectations were exceeded in the quality of insights and their new ability to immediately improve their businesses. This is the Boost Denver difference!

If you are a passionate business owner, we hope you’ll RSVP for and attend. Learn more and see our upcoming workshops at BoostDenver.com.

Jul
19
Wed
Boost Denver: Schmooze, Share and Search on LinkedIn; host: Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance; presenter: Joyce Feustel of Boomers’ Social Media Tutor @ Thrive Workplace - Ballpark
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Schmooze, Share and Search on LinkedIn by Joyce Feustel of Boomers’ Social Media Tutor

Does using LinkedIn mystify you? Get some practical tips on easy ways to use this powerful social media site. Find out how to effectively stay in touch with your LinkedIn connections, build your professional credibility through the articles and updates you share, and identify potential clients and referral partners through LinkedIn’s searching tools.

You’ll Learn:

– How to publish articles on LinkedIn
– How to share articles/updates of others on LinkedIn
– How to use the recent activity feature of LinkedIn
– How to personalize your communications with others on LinkedIn
– How to use LinkedIn’s search options

About Joyce Feustel:

Joyce Feustel founded Boomers’ Social Media Tutor in 2010, and has been active on LinkedIn since December of 2008. Through her tutoring and training business, Joyce has helped a wide range of business owners to become more effective and productive in their use of social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Prior to going full-time with her company in 2013, she worked as a sales professional for 17 years. She has lived in Lakewood CO for just over 20 years.She is originally from Wisconsin and has degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in education and business.

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Boost Denver, founded and hosted by Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance, has been a Denver tradition for 6 years. Boost Denver is a FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOP in the heart of Denver. Participants say our education, from rotating speakers, is distinctive among endless area opportunities. Too many of these opportunities are just veiled sales pitches. Boost Denver offers actionable education every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to a small group of business owners and business professionals. Our members consistently report that their expectations were exceeded in the quality of insights and their new ability to immediately improve their businesses. This is the Boost Denver difference!

If you are a passionate business owner, we hope you’ll RSVP for and attend. Learn more and see our upcoming workshops at BoostDenver.com.

Aug
2
Wed
Boost Denver: Communicating with Confidence in Business; host: Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance; presenter: Chrysta Bairre of Live Love Work @ Thrive Workplace - Ballpark
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Communicating with Confidence in Business by Chrysta Bairre of Live Love Work

How you communicate in business affects your earning potential, opportunities for growth, and your self-respect. Learn how to communicate with confidence in business to make more money, get more opportunities, and feel great about the work you do!

You’ll Learn:

– When to say no in business situations
– Why and how to saying no builds credibility
– 4 words that undermine confidence and what to say instead

About Chrysta Bairre:

Chrysta Bairre is a career coach with over 80% success rate helping her clients get the job offer, the promotion, and get a raise.

With over 20 years in business management and HR, Chrysta uses her knowledge of business, leadership, and human development to help people do work they love and get paid well to do it.

Chrysta has spoken at multiple Ignite events across Colorado, presented to the Association for Talent Development, Colorado State University, and many other local businesses and community organizations.

Chrysta has served on the Board of Directors for the Northern Colorado Human Resources Association, and has served multiple executive positions within Toastmasters International.

Chrysta is a 2015 recipient of the Top 20 Classy Career Girls from classycareergirl.com, and a 2016 participant of Larimer County Women of the Year program.

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Boost Denver, founded and hosted by Dru Shockley, Call To Action Alliance, has been a Denver tradition for 6 years. Boost Denver is a FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOP in the heart of Denver. Participants say our education, from rotating speakers, is distinctive among endless area opportunities. Too many of these opportunities are just veiled sales pitches. Boost Denver offers actionable education every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to a small group of business owners and business professionals. Our members consistently report that their expectations were exceeded in the quality of insights and their new ability to immediately improve their businesses. This is the Boost Denver difference!

If you are a passionate business owner, we hope you’ll RSVP for and attend. Learn more and see our upcoming workshops at BoostDenver.com.