Women Mean Business Meeting
Spectacular Teammates
tricks, concepts, techniques about finding AND keeping great talent. 

- 4 key pillars for vetting talent - you're likely only doing 2 of them and maybe not very well
- copying Google's "fraternity" system - listen to the team!
- Why they leave - 5 roots of turnover and resulting key lessons for business owners (YOU!)
- napkin appraisals & benevolent severance - an easier way to fire someone
About the Speaker:

Mike Sharrow
Bradley K. Hunt, Principal, WHY Group, LLC – Brad grew up in the suburbs of Chicago but via his first job with Motorola, got to Texas as fast as he could. Motorola launched Brad’s career via roles in R&D, Manufacturing, Training and Strategic Planning. After 11 years, and with the goal to make home base Texas, he took a position as VP of Business Development & Technology for a San Antonio S-Corp conglomerate. There he was a Co-Founder and G.M. of eMavericks Consulting. eMavericks later merged with 3 other practices to form WHY Group.  Brad holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois (‘82) and a dual MBA/M.S. Management from Purdue University (‘92).  He holds multiple formal certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP®), as a Senior Professional in Human Resources with both SPHR® and SHRM-SCP, as a Master Human Capital Strategist, as an Executive Coach and as a Lean Practitioner.  With his engineering background and both corporate and small biz experience, he consults and speaks on a broad range of topics including Operational Strategies, Process Re-engineering, Corporate Visioning, Innovation, Project Management and Integrated Strategic Planning.  But his primary passion is in the arena of Organizational Development. This includes expertise in Team Building, Personal Performance, Executive Coaching, Leadership Programs, Employee/Talent Retention and other strategic areas that are poorly called “soft skills”. Brad’s clients include start-up entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 entities, state agencies, all levels of Academia, non-profits and also includes occasional projects outside the U.S. in Ecuador, Honduras and Uganda. He has consulted on a national level in Industry/Academia/Community Partnerships for the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

 

He has served on multiple boards within Academia, Nonprofits, Technology Incubators and Economic Development. He currently serves on the U.T. McDonald Observatory Board, the UTSA College of Engineering, the ATEAMS Alliance, and the Board for the Masters Leadership Program. Brad is a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer in business, government and education circles. With 4 books underway, one of these days he threatens to finish one. Brad and his wife of more than thirty years reside in San Antonio, TX while a grown son and daughter bounce around the rest of the state.


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