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In business environments how leaders think is as important as what they do and employers are seeking talent who can foster innovation. However, the entrepreneurial mindset isn't always the right fit for an organization's culture. We'll explore what the entrepreneurial mindset is and how to support those brought into the organization to think and act this way.
OD practitioners are working alongside individuals and organizations that recognize the struggle for talent in today's post-pandemic world. As we work to coach and create environments that support innovative and creative solutions, we will discuss the prevailing thoughts from MIT, Babson, and other practitioners and learn how cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset can become a competitive advantage.
About the Facilitator
Christy Maxfield, MBA is the owner and President of Purpose First Advisors, a business consulting firm that helps clients identify and prioritize business strategies and tactics, make mission-critical business decisions, and adopt fundamental business practices designed to achieve revenue and profitability goals. She brings a decade of business coaching, as well as her own experience as a business owner and nonprofit fundraising professional, to collaborative relationships with founders and leaders who are laser focused on building successful organizations that deliver tremendous value for clients, employees, and the communities in which they operate. Her specialties include market validation, financial modeling, business operations, marketing and sales alignment, business planning and competitive differentiation.
Christy co-created and co-hosted the Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast for four years creating more than 200 episodes elevating and celebrating entrepreneurs, particularly women and entrepreneurs of color. She was the inaugural Treasurer of the Forward Through Ferguson Board of Directors. Christy earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University and her Bachelor’s in political science from Montclair State University.
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