Valuable Lessons from an Entrepreneur's Executive Coach
Why You Owe it to Yourself to Consider an Entrepreneurial Life
Dennis Rebelo, President of University Business Consultants, a leadership and business development consultancy will be engaging students in a discussion fueled by his current work with entrepreneur's – creating a personal success narrative fuels entrepreneurial activity even for unsuspecting entrepreneurs. From his beginning as a physics/optics guy to purchasing his first bike shop at 18 years of age, to creating a regional chain of wireless retail stores to coaching MIT graduates and the dreamy regional business owner weekly via his entrepreneurial coaching sessions, the notion of "living an entrepreneurial life" is baked in his brain, is part of his DNA.
Working intimately with entrepreneurs on a national and regional level Dennis has created well aligned or engaged entrepreneurs by assisting in their reflection and narrative of their story. Their success narrative or personal narrative is a function of their skills (what you bring to the table), character (or style), and concerns (the why you do the things that you do).
Dennis says, "A student entrepreneur often has a rich sense of skills via developing an expertise (cognitive science, optics, biology, etc), but has not unpacked any reasoning or "concerns" part of self, yet character, or style. Once activated this part of self is akin to introducing turbocharger, thrusting the identity forward with clarity and purpose fueling studies. Making money, or monetizing one's passion, quite frankly, becomes the next step."
Dennis's session will have (2) parts: personal identity reflection and business development strategies.
1. Dennis will shed light onto "how to ignite the dormant entrepreneur" or already fired up one in ways pure or consistent with personal identity. Focusing on skills, character, and concerns.
2. Dennis will offer up "8 proven ways to convert business ideas into development and action"-yes, as an undergraduate or graduate student!
As he says, "In a topsy-turvey world of being a student, we tend to comprehend wanting something bigger than ourselves, yet we struggle in articulating how such a vision of takes shapes." So, reserve the time, and be prepared to be reflective, interact, and even possible convert some of Dennis' concepts into your personal plan!
Dennis' style is dynamic showing clear desire and passion to support entrepreneurs at all levels coupled with a keen understanding of the human state.
"Dennis is a consummate executive coach in possession of a unique combination Academic Knowledge, Tactical Thought Process, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Engaging Interpersonal Skills. With wisdom beyond his years, and always-thoughtful prose, Dennis is effective in inspiring and facilitating betterment of anyone committed to self-improvement. I highly recommend Dennis to any individual or team looking to remove obstacles to their success." January 13, 2008
Randy Sequeira, President, Integrated Automotive Services
"Dennis truly "gets" his clients--he's insightful, incredibly knowledgeable, a brilliant thinker, a superb strategist, a great networker, high integrity, and always makes me laugh. He offers superb advice at the strategic level, thinks creatively and then helps with all the little details--whether it's recommending an easy technology to implement a solution or suggesting just the right person or resource to solve a problem. Before meeting Dennis, I'd been thinking about a new and exciting project for months. With Dennis' help I finally got it off the ground, within days of discussing it. He lights a fire under me and then provides all the support I need to help me implement my vision." January 5, 2008
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
"Dennis brings an energetic, thought-provoking depth of discussion to any environment. An astute student of people and process, Dennis has expanded the thinking of hundreds of professionals at our conference. On a personal level, Dennis' energy, passion, brains and integrity create a uniquely fun challenge for those of us who know him. He helps those around him move to their next level!" January 4, 2008
Joel Shuflin, Publisher, Dealer Communications
"The foundation of a successful businesses, regardless of industry, is built on strong leadership and process. Dennis understands the intricacies of both of these qualities and has a unique and captivating way of influencing and teaching others to make them a priority in their world. If a leader can be defined as someone who has the ability to convert a vision into a reality; Dennis is a leader. I highly recommend him." January 3, 2008
Jamie Adams, Director of Business Operations - ReachLocal Auto, ReachLocal