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Online Learning: 8 modules
Duration: 6 months
Completion Time: 2–3 weeks per module
SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Program Format
Subject Matter Expert-led CurriculumYou’ll complete eight core modules that include educational training videos, assessments to measure your retention, and supplemental worksheets to help you implement learnings.
CEO Mastermind Group DiscussionsYour learning is enhanced with peer-led, small-group sessions designed to provide in-group mentoring, Growth Plan collaboration, and accountability partnerships that help you achieve your goals much faster.
Cohort Coaching SessionsReceive hands-on coaching and 1:1 mentoring on your Growth Plan with these in-person group meetings. Cohort Coaching Sessions will include case study presentations, Q&A, laser coaching workshops, and CEO Group breakout sessions
Judy Dang founded Avid At Work to empower entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into action. Clients affectionately call her a Time Ninja. Instead of starting 57 ideas and never finishing them, clients learn to cut through the noise and focus on priorities that drive business forward. She breaks down large fuzzy projects into snackable easy bites, so that clients actually get to the finish line. Judy brings over 18 years of project management expertise from serving universities, entrepreneurs, and professional services firms. She’s appeared in Forbes and Wired magazines. Judy is the inventor of the Goal Getter Formula, a five-step process for getting clear on top priorities and the action steps to achieving them with ease and confidence. “Perfect Enough”, Judy's book for Asian-American women on breaking free of perfectionism, will be published by New Degree Press in September 2022.
Dr. Kim Davis
Dr. Kim Davis, Founder, and Principal of Top Performance Leadership Group, LLC, is an Educational Leadership graduate in Transformational Leadership from Concordia University-Portland. Her research in Organization Development explored how practitioners of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) determine impact. She has identified a pivotal point in motivation to change. She termed the Paradigm Fulcrum ©, an emergent concept she continues to develop by integrating Transformative Emotional Intelligence (TEI) with the strengths-based AI change model for coaching and training excellence in education, business, healthcare, and personal development. Dr. Davis is a successful speaker, entrepreneur, and business consultant who served as a business leader for major corporations and is a published curriculum author. Currently, Dr. Davis serves as a public-school district administrator and adjunct instructor in a teacher development program while speaking, publishing, coaching, and consulting business and educational organizations. She is further credentialed as a certified Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator, a certified Transformative Emotional Intelligence (TEI) coach, and a Mental Health First Aid Trainer. Dr. Davis is currently pursuing her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credentials, which she plans to focus on Organizational Behavior Management/Performance Management.
Aaron as a certified instructor, systems analyst, and technology manager offers business training, staffing services, and efficient technologies that help clients grow and succeed. Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the tradeshow, computer training/software, and audio/video industries. Skilled in Marketing Management, Sales, Event Management, Market Research, and Fundraising. Strong business development professional with a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Leo is passionate about helping small business owners GROW, PROFIT, and SCALE business to seven figures and beyond. He has done it often, and looks forward to helping others scale and increase sales. Leo has 20+ years as a company President, CEO, and CFO. He is a “serial entrepreneur” and Founder and CEO of Greenland Advisory, a boutique accounting and advisory firm serving clients across the U.S. With a perfect blend of accounting solutions and advisory, Greenland incorporates technology and know-how to accelerate growth and profit so businesses can SCALE UP and CASH OUT! He continues to be an author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and business coach.
Kevin has been principal of K.Duncan & Company, a CPA and consulting firm specializing in accounting systems, indirect rate development, cost proposals, Federal Acquisition Regulations compliance, and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) interface services to government contractors, since 1994. He specializes in supporting small business growth, including those sanctioned by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program. He has prepared and submitted hundreds of cost proposals for clients.
Dr. Christine Healy
Dr. Chris Healy, Ph.D., has 30+ years of professional experience in banking, healthcare, printing, trucking, sales, retail, manufacturing, foodservice sales, and academia. She currently is an Assistant Professor for Management at the College of Business at Utah Tech University, and she owns Healyum HR. Chris has consulted for educators, first responders, military, municipalities, and private-sector employers. Her HR practitioner experience includes Assistant Director for HR at Southern Utah University, Vice President for HR at Performance Foodservice, HR Director at Sysco, a Human Resource Business Partner for Wells Enterprises, and various HR roles for McLane Co.
Chris’ education includes a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, an M.A. in HR management, and a B.S. in business, plus certifications in HR, the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist ® Program, Achieve Global, DDI, Birkman, PI assessments, Social Style Index, and Lominger competencies.
Chris has taught undergraduate and graduate students for 15+ years as an adjunct, in leadership, HR, change, benefits, compensation, and HR certification. She has served on many Boards, including at the Utah State Workforce Investment Board, United Way Dixie, Color Country HR Associates, Texas Workforce Solutions of Central TX, Temple Chamber, Temple High School Wildcat Workforce Board, ESGR, and the Dixie Tech Business Advisory board.
Towan Isom is Founder, President, and CEO of Isom Global Strategies (IGS), an award-winning strategic marketing, branding, digital advertising, and public relations firm in Washington, D.C. Since starting IGS in her basement in1998 Towan has generated over $22 million in annual revenue. She specializes in executive leadership in project implementation and management with primary expertise in marketing and communications, branding, and creative services.
IGS marketing and branding clients have included Nike, Comcast Xfinity, GlaxoSmithKline, the U.S. Marine Corps and Army, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and many other Fortune 500 companies and government agencies with a combined revenue in the billions. Towan is frequently invited to speak at events about marketing and branding (90 events thus far), and authored several papers on the subject, and others.
Anita Nielsen is the best-selling author of “Beat the Bots” and President of LDK Advisory Services. Using 20+ years of knowledge and trench experience in sales, leadership, and entrepreneurship, Anita helps business leaders develop high-performance sales cultures and sales teams that deliver unprecedented growth.Her proprietary Psyched2Sell Master Class teaches sellers to recognize the psychology, and logical and emotional drivers of buyers’ decisions so they create value propositions to win prospects’ hearts and minds, and close deals.Anita is committed to elevating women in sales, and serves on Boards for The National Association for Women Sales Professionals, and The Institute for Excellence in Sales, Women in Sales Leadership Forum. Plus, Anita helps grow future business leaders through her work as a Sales Coach for entrepreneurial sales students at the Harvard Business School. Anita has also been named one of Salesforce.com’s “29 game-changing sales Influencers to follow in 2022.”
Corbitt Chandler is an entrepreneur, elite digital marketer, consultant, and mentor. He recently was recognized as one of Birmingham’s (Alabama) top CEOs by the Birmingham Business Journal at its annual CEO Awards. He has founded multiple startups both bootstrapped and capital funded. He founded his first business, Apex Current, in his garage, after 15 years in corporate America. He drove Apex Current to a seven-figure annual revenue. Apex Current has been featured in national press publications for ranking 7th on DesignRush's list of the Top-10 U.S. ROI-Driven digital ad agencies.
Tani Lopez is a Social Media Consultant, Coach, and CEO and Founder of the consultancy firm TANIcollective. She has supported digital strategy for Fortune 500 companies for 9+ years, including L’ORÉAL, Nobu, Dunkin’, and Nike. Today, she supports small and medium-sized businesses worldwide on how to navigate social media for business growth through social media management, consulting, coaching, and lectures. She also worked with the U.S. Commerce Department Minority Business Development Agency Export Assistance Center in Houston.
Jessica Bull is an attorney, mentor, and founder of the J. Bull Consulting Firm, a virtual trademark and business law firm. She specializes in collaborating with businesses, entrepreneurs, and creatives to ensure a strong legal foundation for their business and brand. Jessica is an active community participant and volunteer. She is committed to educating others by providing resources and hosting business events to share information, inspiration, and access. Jessica believes business and law are part of her legacy and purpose. She is passionate about empowering her community to take creative control in their businesses, art, and content.
Senen Garcia has been an entrepreneur from an early age. Prior to receiving his undergraduate degree in business administration, Senen was sole owner of two businesses, including a tax practice, and an accounting consultancy for small and large companies. His concentration on entrepreneurship and international business fueled his desire to pursue life as an entrepreneur.While managing his tax practice, Senen earned graduate and Juris Doctorate degrees, and then opened his law practice to complement his accounting and tax services. Senen’s law practice is thriving, assisting clients with corporate, tax, real estate, and property insurance matters. Senen is a certified SCORE counselor advising small businesses on various topics to help propel them to the next level. Plus, he has assisted the Miami Bayside Foundation educate its small business clients on legal and compliance matters.
Dr. Justin Hiebert
All leaders face the same problem: limitations. Some experience this through limiting beliefs, while others face limitations in experience, staff, proper accountability, or an access to capital. By focusing on the four M’s of business: Mindset, Management, Marketing, and Money, Justin helps business owners identify their limitation and overcome it. His clients learn to think like a business owner, instead of an employee; develop and lead people well; reach their target audience; and build longterm wealth. Justin serves his clients by helping them live inspired and passionate lives that enables business owners, entrepreneurs, and world-changes of all types to leave a legacy of influence and impact on the world. He lives in Bakersfield, California with his five favorite people in the world: his wife Elise and four spectacular kids. An avid reader and outdoor lover he is always up for the next adventure life has for him.