Skillshare Breakfast: Building A Killer Business Without Killing Yourself
Entrepreneurship, whether freelancing or running a small, medium or large organization, is challenging, not only mentally but often physically and emotionally, demanding that we ride the knife edge between maximum output and complete exhaustion. We want to be killing it but often times we are also killing ourselves! Every entrepreneur experiences this, yet we don’t often talk about it or even take the time to realize it is happening to us until we hit the wall, get sick or worse (see the World Economic Forum and Forbes for more).
After hitting a wall (or several) of his own, our host Drew has spent almost two years studying and practicing how to be better handle the demands of entrepreneurship (and life in general). For this Skillshare Breakfast, he will share his experiences, struggles and strategies, learned over what feels like several lifetimes of experience, for ensuring that he can be productive and a good leader without destroying himself or others using smart business strategies as well as yoga-based mindfulness strategies.
His talk will follow more of a conversational format with ample room for audience participation, so please come prepared to share your own story, whether it is something that you are struggling with today or a methodology you have uncovered for maintaining balance in your life, so that we may learn and grow together and perhaps become a resource for someone else in need.
About our presenter:
Drew Elegante is a serial intrapreneur and entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience, in the US and abroad, working across a broad set of industries including healthcare, finance, education, retail, entertainment and real estate as a software developer, manager, brewer, general contractor (construction) and more. After successfully exiting a brewery startup in 2017 he has undergone a mental and spiritual transformation, incorporating learnings from a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions, especially yoga, as well as the life experiences of others. With this new education and understanding he has begun coaching entrepreneurs with an emphasis on building strong mental and emotional health and resilience.
He holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the University of Utah (USA) and a Master’s of Business (MBA) from the University of Notre Dame (USA). A native citizen of the USA, he has lived in Alabama, Texas, Utah and currently resides in Indiana. Described as a nomad, he has traveled to every inhabited continent and all 50 of the United States. This is his first time visiting Vienna and he is very excited to have the opportunity to share what he has learned with you.
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