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Setting Goals, Creating Engagement: Lessons from High Performing ESOP Companies
(Concurrent Sessions 9)
CC Thursday, April 11 :: 9:30–10:45
We will illustrate how applying a focused habit of goal setting, committing to intentional investments in your employees' business and financial literacy combined with instilling a unique mindset promoting accountability and a tolerance of failure will lead to a highly engaged organization.
Shawn and his wife, Julie, founded Pro Food Systems in 1998 and have grown it organically with the help of many fantastic people. In January of 2017, they sold 100% of their company to their employees. Shawn still serves as CEO of the company, and he is excited to see all of his fellow employee-owners continue to grow the company. Shawn also invests in other private companies when he sees an opportunity to use his knowledge to help others become more successful.
GRITT Business Consulting
Patrick's 30-year career includes senior management positions with two Global Fortune 100 companies. Patrick co-owned a medical business that he helped grow from $1 million in revenue to over $12 million in revenue in four years. As a senior leader, he has served both large companies and small. He has worked with companies such as McKesson, SRC, Novartis, and New Belgium. He has been a successful business coach for the past 10 years, helping companies see the benefits of open-book management and employee engagement best practices.