Breakthrough Performance Series Launches with Executive-level Leadership Advisors Focused on Adaptive Operating Strategies

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Scott Hamilton and Angelo Ponzi of Nextworks Strategy, leadership advisors to business executives worldwide, will facilitate the first Breakthrough Performance Business Summit Series workshop Friday, Oct. 20.

The exclusive monthly Friday series is aimed at providing advanced skills for C-suite executives and business owners and managers. The Oct. 20 workshop Strategy and Vision is designed to help executives “put it all together” to maximize growth and profitability, and build in adaptability to market changes.

This October workshop will cover:

  • How to examine and read big picture and industry trends that will shape your markets, and how and why to refine and update your company vision and purpose; 
  • Building an operating strategy that allows your organization to innovate, adapt, and stay competitive in disruptive markets;
  • The five keys to creating a breakthrough strategy; and
  • How to align and prepare your leadership team for execution excellence based on your new strategy.

These are practical, relevant tips, tactics, and "next practices" that you can immediately apply to develop the strategies to transform your business and be ready for today's digitized and evolving environment and to help you prepare for your next level of growth.

About the October facilitators

Scott Hamilton
President & CEO Executive Next Practices Institute, Managing Director Nextworks Strategy

Hamilton is CEO of the Executive Next Practices Institute, a large C-suite mastermind organization and also the Managing Director of NextWORKS Strategy, a premier provider of strategy development, alignment, talent management, board effectiveness and executive performance programs for global to middle-market companies. He is a well-known thought leader & speaker in the field of “next practices” improvement of executive and workforce performance including implementation of strategic execution programs, new innovation methods, executive branding techniques, leadership team performance sessions and the pioneering use of “collective intelligence” alignment programs.

Hamilton has held key marketing, strategy, human resources and organization development executive roles for McDonald’s, Nestle USA, Bergen Brunswig, AlliedSignal, ARAMARK Distribution and DirecTV as well as founder of several businesses and top advisory practices that have coached hundreds of C-level leaders through strategic planning, change efforts, teambuilding and merger and acquisition/integration activity teams.

Angelo Ponzi
Fractional CMO and Marketing Consultant, Practice Leader, Strategy , Nextworks Strategy  & VP, Sales and Marketing, Strategic Market Intelligence

Ponzi has more than 25 years of business experience in sales, marketing, branding, strategic planning and market. His senior level expertise includes developing and directing comprehensive market/product plans, branding and communications plans and strategic business planning for a variety of business-to-business, financial, consumer, medical, package goods, general retail, restaurants and high-tech clients.  He has led both small and large teams at global, national, regional and start-up companies, as well as work with products in all stages of their lifecycle, from inception to implementation. Prior to joining Strategic Market Intelligence, a branding and market research firm, he was a senior level business/marketing consultant, Director of Sales & Marketing at PhaseOne, EVP/Director of Marketing Services and principal at Open Minds/RPA for over eight years, as well as founded and ran his own marketing agency for fourteen years and research company in the action sports industry.

Subsequent workshops:

Nov. 17 - Customer Experience and Marketing, facilitated by Pattie Grimm, CX practice leader, Nextworks Strategy

Jan. 19 - Culture and Leadership, facilitated by Rob Nielsen, CEO, All American Performance

Feb. 16 - Managing and Leveraging Technology to Your Advantage, facilitated by Juan Piacquadio, managing director, ON STRATEGY

Mar. 16 - Making the Most of Media Channels, facilitated by Jayson Duncan and Rhonda Sher, practice leaders, Nextworks Strategy


The workshops are held at the Greater Irvine Chamber, 36 Executive Park, Suite 100, 8:30 – 11 a.m. Registration and check in begins at 8 a.m.

The full series is available to Chamber members for $229, and to non-members for $259. Registration for individual workshops are $59 for Chamber members, and $79 for non-members.

For more information, contact Kaitlynn Irvine.

To register, click here.

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