Chance Meetings is Monday, November 4th: Lead Like A Warrior - Applying Leadership Principles From The Battlefield To The Boardroom


NOVEMBER 4TH, 2019 - 5-7 pm @ The Rose (50 West Broadway)

Sometimes all you need is the right connection and a little inspiration. Well, what are you waiting for? Come find both at our free monthly networking event. You never know...

Theme: Lead Like A Warrior - Applying Leadership Principles From The Battlefield To The Boardroom

In honor of Veterans Day, Silicon Couloir’s November 4th Chance Meeting will feature a presentation by combat veteran and organizational leader, Todd Hanna. Reflecting on his service as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, his two combat tours in Iraq, and his time leading and training Marines in various environments, Todd will share how the military leadership principles and lessons he learned during his time in service apply to leading companies, organizations, and teams of all types and sizes, across all industries.

If you want to know how a warrior ethos, mindset, and principles can improve your own leadership skills, your team’s effectiveness, and your company’s performance,
this is a program you won’t want to miss!

A passionate, innovative, successful, organizational leader, Todd Hanna has extensive experience creating, leading, and improving organizations in the for-profit and non-profit environments, and is a decorated military veteran, having served two combat tours in Iraq as an officer in the Marine Corps from 2002 - 2008. Todd has led teams and organizations of all sizes and across multiple industries, including real estate, nonprofit, financial services, construction, online publishing, and consumer packaged goods. In addition to his operational leadership roles, he has served as a board member of Davos Brands (owner & developer of the highest quality, best-in-class wine and spirits brands) and as a Venture Partner at ATX Seed Ventures (an early-stage venture capital fund created by expert entrepreneurs serving emerging entrepreneurs). Todd has led and served on dozens of nonprofit boards and is a co-founder of a youth leadership & mentoring organization, Explore Austin.

Todd is the founder & Principal of Belay On Advisors, a consulting firm he created with a mission to "guide and inspire organizations to new heights". Focused on helping start-up and early-stage companies grow and scale, Todd helps organizations in four primary areas: Leadership, Strategy, Purpose, & People. Todd has been formally recognized for his leadership throughout his career, and the organizations he has led have received awards such as "Best Place To Work", "Fast 50", and awards for vision and execution. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, is a former Outward Bound Veteran Instructor, and was an “Austin Under 40” award winner. In addition to his professional pursuits, Todd is a passionate outdoor adventurer, having climbed, hiked, biked, and paddled all over the country. He lives in Jackson Hole, WY with his wife and two teenage sons.



Save the Date for the Second Annual Mixe'd Media "Art of Entrepreneurship" Holiday Party

Monday, December 2rd from 6-9 pm at the
National Museum of Wildlife Art

Silicon Couloir and The National Museum of Wildlife Art are teaming up again this year for the December Mix'd Media and our annual Holiday Party with the theme "The Art of Entrepreneurship."         

Local entrepreneurs will have interactive displays to highlight the creativity of entrepreneurship. Open to everyone, with complimentary food and drink all from 6-9 pm at the
National Museum of Wildlife Art! Music by DJ Vale.

Smitten with Mitten Backers

Congratulations to Give'r for meeting their Kickstart fundraising goal for the new Frontier Mitten in less than one hour and for raising $100,000 in three hours!

New Buddy Pegs Books are Coming!

Buddy Pegs Media is excited about launching our new Buddy Pegs Learn To Ride program in America's #1 bike town (Bentonville, AR) that they decided to produce something special to commemorate the launch. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a new holiday pre-order campaign for a limited reissue of B Is For Bicycles as...B Is For Bentonville!

Kathleen Hanson is back with all-new illustrations that paint the picture (literally) of what the amazing cycling lifestyle in Bentonville is all about.

Early in 2020 Buddy Pegs will be working on a whole new book that continues the adventures of the Buddy Pegs crew and fills in more missing pieces of our World Of Buddy Pegs podcast stories.


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