I Invite You to Step Up to the Plate

img-snl-business-man-batThe 2017 baseball season starts tomorrow, and I for one can’t wait. But my enthusiasm pales in comparison to the joy coming from the fantasy baseball players in my office. They have been studying hard: reading articles, watching videos, making list after list of which sleepers to target and when. They are planning, and they are educating themselves. Why? For the same reason more than 10,000 people have already registered for sessions of ExecuNet Master Class in 2017they want to do better, to be better.

What about you? Are you doing all you can to further what’s important to you? Your business and leadership skills and career prospects require constant monitoring. At the beginning of every month, I give you a look at the upcoming sessions of ExecuNet Master Class, hosted by Anthony Vlahos, ExecuNet’s CMO. Tony brings to our community some of the brightest minds in careers, business and leadership development for one hour a week of executive-level education.

Here’s a look at some of what we have scheduled in the next several weeks to help you hone your skills, step up to the plate at work, swing for the fences:

5 Powerful Choices You Must Make Now for a Strong Future

bill-jensenYou spend most days focused on your work, your team, your results. There’s little time for you and planning your future. Sound familiar?

In this ExecuNet Master Class session, internationally acclaimed change agent and simplifier Bill Jensen will examine the five personal choices that determine your relationship with the future. Bill will walk through the toughest choices you will face for a strong future, and explain how to work smarter, not harder, through each of those choices. You will leave this session knowing which choices make the most difference to your future and equipped to act with tools and checklists that will have you ready, eager, and able to build the future you desire.

Come on Get Happy: The Secret to a Better Career and Life

kathleen-nugent-lgIt’s possible to be happy even after being fired, getting overlooked for a promotion, experiencing a major setback at work, or a loss in your life. Studies have shown happiness to be one of the most powerful emotions we possess, and in this ExecuNet Master Class session, Kathy Nugent will be joining us to discuss how happiness not only can change your outlook on life, but can help you overcome the challenges of everyday life. You’ll learn what impacts happiness and how you can make a shift to be inspired and more productive. This shift will influence your success at work and in life overall… sure sounds like something that would benefit all of us!

Why and How to Buy a Franchise: An Exciting Alternative to a Corporate Career

Pete GilfillanFranchise ownership is becoming the career path of choice for executives looking to escape the corporate world and take back control of their lives.

In this session of ExecuNet Master Class, Pete Gilfillan will show you how franchising works, how to determine if it’s the right option for your unique circumstances, and how to find your ideal franchise business through a tried-and-true, seven-step selection process. It’s an avenue that many executives are pursuing to regain control of their lives and reach their goals.

How to Buy an Existing Business: An Exciting Alternative to Corporate America


A great way to free yourself from corporate America and to bypass ageism in your job search is to buy your own business. The process of buying a business through traditional channels is inefficient, but in this session of ExecuNet Master Class, you can learn to avoid business-buying roadblocks and strategies for finding the right business at the all-important great price. Aaron Paul will explain everything you need to know about buying an existing business and will share his experience helping clients find, finance and close the best possible opportunity for their situation.

Can’t make a live presentation? No problem! Simply complete your registration to receive the recorded program after the session. These valuable classes are included as a part of your membership; make sure you don’t miss them!

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is ExecuNet's president and chief economist. An Arjay Miller Scholar, Mark received his MBA from Stanford University and a BA in economics from Yale University. He joined ExecuNet in 1993, with extensive marketing and new product and business development experience, having served as president and founder of A&M Associates, an investment management firm. Mark's corporate leadership experience includes several senior marketing and financial positions with RCA Global Communications (a GE subsidiary) and American Can Company.

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