Entrepreneurship inAction: The InauguralPlunge!A journey of leadership development & businessdesignEm Havens, Digital InfluenceMay 2013
Compass DirectionLeadership Strategy, Design + EducationCompass GoalEmpower social entrepreneurs in the Portland Area to grow as leaders alongsidetheir growing businesses.Why?To drive compassionate action & lasting social change in our communityHigh leverage interventionEntrepreneurs (leaders) who seek out challenges (primed for personal growth)FocusBuild the capacity/share tools/engage in a dialogue with these folks & createexperiences together so they can continue to do the incredible work they’redoing!Compass Project 3.0
Question:How can I leverage my strengths and turnthreats into opportunities?Answer:I am most comfortable with dialogue as acommunication tool.So, let’s jump into dialogue.
So, we met. And we talked shop. And expectations, wildesthopes, daring-est dreams, past, present & future strategies,biggest fears, key leverage points. We dove into the BusinessModel Canvas, explored basic financial modeling & came upwith a short term plan of action for success. Together.
What did Archie think?10“You’ve given me some excellent things to think about & Icannot wait to grow my business in a good direction.And the spreadsheeting. I can do it, I know it. I used to begood at math, Im sure its all trapped up there somewhere.You are making me feel bigger and stronger than I everthought possible.”-Archie, May 2013
So, what next?What does the pathway ofleadership look like forArchie? Will Archieovercome his fears? Will heachieve success?Stay tuned!
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