Business Coaching

Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 9am

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Guest:

Kurk Lalemand

Kurk Lalemand
Owner
Next Level Business Coaching

Kurk Lalemand is a Licensed Professional Business Coach and a highly experienced business owner. As a executive board member of the Professional Business Coaches Alliance out of Syracuse New York, he is connected to an international group of business coaches who collaborate on coaching tools, standards and continuous professional training.

With over thirty years as a business owner, Kurk opened his first business in 1972. He started his second company in 1977 and successfully exited twenty-five years later. Instead of retiring, Kurk decided to open NEXT Level Business Coaching and use his experience to help other Maine business owners manage and grow their companies.

In the past six years Kurk has worked with over one hundred and sixty business owners in a wide variety of industries including; construction, contracting and sub-contracting, professional services, manufacturing, IT sales and service, financial services, health and beauty, and automotive repair.

NEXT Level Business Coaching serves family owned businesses, companies that have been going strong for a number of years that now face significant changes such as growth, ownership transfer, shake-up, or marketing and sales challenges. NLBC also works with “technicians”, owners who have come up through the ranks and may know more about their product/service than they do about running their businesses.

Business coaching starts with a full business assessment and three to six hours of interviews with the owner. The projects which are tackled are designed and selected by the business owner with input from the coach. This could include work on; Exit & Strategic Planning, Business Systems, Employee Roles and Responsibilities, Day-to-day Management, Marketing, Prospecting and Sales, Profit Planning/Money Management, Leadership/ownership Skill Development, Hiring/training/firing, or and special projects requested by the owner or key staff.

From his time in the military as a Vietnamese linguist and martial arts instructor, to his marriage and family, to his struggles and triumphs as a business owner, Kurk has been continually growing into the trusted advisor he is today.

Arts, Tickets and Maine

Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 9am

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Guests:
Kate Anker

Kate Anker
Running with Scissors

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Running With Scissors, owned by Kate Anker,;artist studios & community is a diverse artist studio collective thriving in the industrial and eclectic East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, ME.  A dedicated work space, it serves over 50 artists working in various mediums sharing equipment, space, community, ideas, support and tools. This collective brings the resources and community together for artists to reach their independent creative goals. It is also the home of The Bayside Clay Center, a branch of RWS dedicated to clay with 11 resident members and 12 associate members. www.rwsartstudios.com

Please help Maine’s art community by making a donation to their Kickstarter campaign.  All donations are appreciated.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1767218433/an-invitation-to-run-with-scissors

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Dan McCarthy
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George Smith

George Smith
Author, Travel Writer, Show Host

‘A Life Lived Outdoors’

georgesmithmaine@gmail.com 

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George A. Smith of Mount Vernon has done a lot of things in his life, from writing comprehensive plans for rural Maine towns to managing statewide referendum campaigns. He served as executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine for 18 years, growing the membership from 4,000 to 14,000 and making it one of the state’s most influential organization. George left SAM three years ago to write full-time. He writes an outdoor news blog posted on his website and the website of the Bangor Daily News, a weekly editorial column published in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a monthly column for The Maine Sportsman magazine, and special columns for the newsletters of various Maine organizations.

This year Islandport Press in Yarmouth published A Life Lived Outdoors, a book of George’s favorite columns about home, camp, family, faith, travel, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.