Alans Headshot 300x260 - CDC Lunch n' LearnConquer the peaks of business performance with Allan Mallory‘s secrets of the trade.

The international speaker, author and performance coach, who is passionate about leadership, will be the keynote speaker at the Community Development Corp. (CDC)’s Lunch n’ Learn event on October 4.

Mallory’s desire to go higher clearly shows in his achievements over the years. Most notably, in the spring of 2008, he and his family set a world record as the first family of four to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Now he helps businesses and organizations all over North America apply the skills he has learned to succeed.

And this year, he will help local business owners seeking the same path to climb higher in the world of enterprise. This year’s Lunch n’ Learn theme is Reaching New Heights, says Carol Benedetti, CDC Community Development Coordinator. “It’s a whole day offering of guest speakers, learning experiences and networking opportunities.”

Thanks to vital support from the County of Simcoe, this year will also feature a special presentation by Alison Anderson, of SXNM SuccessionMatching Ltd. The CDC and the County, along with a number of other community partners, have joined forces to offer a new Business Transition Matching Program which will assist local buyers and sellers to not only connect, but receive on-going guidance. Anderson will be talking about the importance of succession planning, as well as how local businesses and entrepreneurs can access the program.

Benedetti says the CDC always tries to bring something new to the table. “We have Liz Scott, of Affinity Coach Consulting to talk about Google and Google Analytics. This will be of particular interest to tourism operators in our region. There will also be an opportunity for several local organizations to share their experiences in managing growth and achieving success.”

Over the years, says Benedetti, the even has grown with 200 participants attending last year. Once again this year due to generous sponsorships, the daylong event is free, including lunch and refreshments. “The response has been extremely positive. People really enjoy the opportunity to get together with other local businesses and organizations and share their stories and network and learn together.”

It’s a way for busy business owners to explore opportunities for growth and learning in a group setting. “We always hope that people leave inspired, whether the topic is marketing or business growth,” Benedetti says. “We hope they will leave energized to reach new heights with their business or organization.”

The full list of speakers and reservations are available online at
For more information, call 705-325-4903 x 103.


Source: North SImcoe Life