CATAPULT
Spring 2021

The #1 Small Business Conference

Virtual | April 22nd, 2021 | 10am - 5:30pm Central CDT

CATAPULT
Spring 2021

The #1 Small Business Conference

Virtual | April 22nd, 2021 | 10am - 5:30pm Central CDT

CATAPULT
Spring 2021

The #1 Small Business Conference

Virtual | April 22nd, 2021 | 10am - 5:30pm Central CDT

Ditch the stuffy keynotes & roll up your sleeves.

Countless conferences promise 10x growth, but few offer the tactical insights you can apply to see the change in your business. As an entrepreneur, your time is valuable. At Catapult, we deliver world-class training with actionable steps you can make to grow your business. This annual conference brings together members of the Cultivate community for skill-building and networking. It’s designed to arm you with the tools to actually implement change in your business.

Catapult is about action. When you attend Catapult, you can expect to:

  • Get a fresh perspective on your business from a variety of virtual breakout sessions and inspirational keynotes.
  • Meet hundreds of fellow entrepreneurs in our exclusive virtual one-on-one networking feature.
  • Attend tailored breakout sessions where you can focus on your businesses' unique challenges.
  • Leave with your plan of action to crush your goals this year.

Keynote Speakers

Tamara Ghandour

Founder, LaunchStreet  

Premier Keynote | 11:15 AM

Moving at the Speed of Innovation

An owner’s playbook to build a team of high-performing innovators, win at innovation, and gain the competitive edge in a complex, rapidly changing marketplace.

By combining 25 years of business experience, a deep understanding of the neuroscience of the innovative mind, and the psychology of change, Tamara delivers the keys to igniting, scaling, and sustaining human-centered innovation that works.


Key Takeaways:

  • Gain a deep understanding into your unique innovation strengths so you can perform at your peak and be the strong owner your employees and clients need right now
  • Discover how to build a team of high-performing, high-value innovators that apply innovative thinking to solve your sticky challenges and seize opportunities across your entire business, daily
  • Learn how to identify and overcome your company’s internal resistors to change that may be sabotaging your efforts and minimizing your results
  • Acquire the top 2 innovation tools to turn chaos and uncertainty into your business’s next path to success

Premier Keynote | 12:30 PM

Build Your Culture, Boost Your Bottomline: How Your Leadership Can Revolutionize Productivity, Remake the Workplace, and Drive Results

Great businesses have three things in common: great leaders, great products, and great workplace culture. These three things lead to satisfied customers and excellent financial outcomes. The problem today is that too many entrepreneurs have collectively taken their eye off of these three things. Instead, the intense focus on products, profits, and results can come at the expense of people, processes, and the leadership culture you started your company with. This can result in bad management, low employee productivity and morale, high turnover, and a toxic workplace environment. 

As an elite leadership and culture strategist, Anton Gunn has identified the signs of toxic workplace culture. He also has built actionable strategies for leaders to neutralize this negativity and recreate the environment that turns your management into leadership. This will lead to higher morale, deeper engagement, increased productivity, and a next-level culture that will inspire your people and teams to stay focused on the mission that will drive bigger margins.


Key Takeaways:

  •  identify the signs of stress and strain on the people and leaders in your business
  • increase the emotional commitment of team members to your mission
  • create an organizational culture of continuous caring, with leaders that are helpful and trusted by the employees
  • establish a professional development strategy to turn employees into leaders
  • develop metrics to change a toxic culture to one of harmony, empathy, and success
  • inspire a psychological safety culture that is focused on learning and improvement through accountability

Anton Gunn

CEO, 937 strategy group, llc

Liz Bohannon

CEO, SSEKO DESIGNS

PREMIER KEYNOTE | 3:15 PM

Building Purpose into the DNA of your Business

Liz Bohannon is a true “in the trenches” speaker. In addition to speaking to audiences across the globe, her “day job” is leading her team and scaling her global fashion brand, Sseko Designs. What Liz has learned over the past 10 years of starting, growing, and scaling Sseko Designs is that building purpose into the core DNA of your business and understanding how to invite every key stakeholder into that bigger mission and WHY isn’t fluffy, extra nice to have stuff. And it isn’t just an “added cost.” Today more than ever, purpose is a driver for value and growth. And if founders and owners are not making it a priority, it will never happen within an organization

Liz goes beyond the lackluster platitudes of the day. In fact, she wrote an entire book debunking empty phrases like “Find your passion!” and “Dream Big!” She instead shares the gritty, real, hard-won truths about the value of building and leading an organization with purpose and mission at its core. Along with sharing the inspirational Sseko “genesis story,” Liz will share the tools and tactics she uses every day on the front line while leading and growing her company. Under Liz's leadership, Sseko Designs maintained its laser-focus on its shared mission and purpose. It is one of the key reasons Sseko not only survived but THRIVED during 2020 when many of her retail competitors failed.


Key Takeaways:

  • Purpose is a driver for value and growth
  • You can't layer on purpose at the end of building a company. It must be built into its DNA
  • When your company is laser-focused on a shared mission and purpose, it will thrive where others fail.

The Leadership Retreat Every Business Owner Deserves

At Catapult you won't hear a stuffy keynote from a c-suite exec, you'll hear from entrepreneurs who dive deep on each topic providing key insights that guarantee you leave with a new perspective and key action items you can implement immediately.

  • Experience
  • Virtual Networking
  • Workshops
Catapult is a virtual conference focused on action and implementation.

This no-fluff conference is designed to give you practical takeaways you can put into action. Take a look below at the in-person conference of previous years.

Catapult Conference, September 2019

Ditch the stuffy keynotes & roll up your sleeves.

Countless conferences promise 10x growth, but few offer the tactical insights you can apply to see the change in your business. As an entrepreneur, your time is valuable. At Catapult, we deliver world-class training with actionable steps you can make to grow your business. This annual conference brings together members of the Cultivate community for skill-building and networking. It’s designed to arm you with the tools to actually implement change in your business.

Catapult is about action. When you attend Catapult, you can expect to:

  • Get a fresh perspective on your business from a variety of virtual breakout sessions and inspirational keynotes.
  • Meet hundreds of fellow entrepreneurs in our exclusive virtual one-on-one networking feature.
  • Attend tailored breakout sessions where you can focus on your businesses' unique challenges.
  • Leave with your plan of action to crush your goals this year.

Keynote Speakers

Tamara Ghandour

Founder, LaunchStreet  

Premier Keynote | 11:15 AM

Moving at the Speed of Innovation

An owner’s playbook to build a team of high-performing innovators, win at innovation, and gain the competitive edge in a complex, rapidly changing marketplace.

By combining 25 years of business experience, a deep understanding of the neuroscience of the innovative mind, and the psychology of change, Tamara delivers the keys to igniting, scaling, and sustaining human-centered innovation that works.


Key Takeaways:

  • Gain a deep understanding into your unique innovation strengths so you can perform at your peak and be the strong owner your employees and clients need right now
  • Discover how to build a team of high-performing, high-value innovators that apply innovative thinking to solve your sticky challenges and seize opportunities across your entire business, daily
  • Learn how to identify and overcome your company’s internal resistors to change that may be sabotaging your efforts and minimizing your results
  • Acquire the top 2 innovation tools to turn chaos and uncertainty into your business’s next path to success

Anton Gunn

CEO, 937 STRATEGY GROUP, LLC

Premier Keynote | 12:30 pM

Build Your Culture, Boost Your Bottomline: How Your Leadership Can Revolutionize Productivity, Remake the Workplace, and Drive Results

An owner’s playbook to build a team of high-performing innovators, win at innovation, and gain the competitive edge in a complex, rapidly changing marketplace.

Great businesses have three things in common: great leaders, great products, and great workplace culture. These three things lead to satisfied customers and excellent financial outcomes. The problem today is that too many entrepreneurs have collectively taken their eye off of these three things. Instead, the intense focus on products, profits, and results can come at the expense of people, processes, and the leadership culture you started your company with. This can result in bad management, low employee productivity and morale, high turnover, and a toxic workplace environment. 

As an elite leadership and culture strategist, Anton Gunn has identified the signs of toxic workplace culture. He also has built actionable strategies for leaders to neutralize this negativity and recreate the environment that turns your management into leadership. This will lead to higher morale, deeper engagement, increased productivity, and a next-level culture that will inspire your people and teams to stay focused on the mission that will drive bigger margins.


Key Takeaways:

  •  identify the signs of stress and strain on the people and leaders in your business
  • increase the emotional commitment of team members to your mission
  • create an organizational culture of continuous caring, with leaders that are helpful and trusted by the employees
  • establish a professional development strategy to turn employees into leaders
  • develop metrics to change a toxic culture to one of harmony, empathy, and success
  • inspire a psychological safety culture that is focused on learning and improvement through accountability

Liz Bohannon

CEO, SSEKO DESIGNS

Premier Keynote | 3:15 PM

Building Purpose into the DNA of your Business

Liz Bohannon is a true “in the trenches” speaker. In addition to speaking to audiences across the globe, her “day job” is leading her team and scaling her global fashion brand, Sseko Designs. What Liz has learned over the past 10 years of starting, growing, and scaling Sseko Designs is that building purpose into the core DNA of your business and understanding how to invite every key stakeholder into that bigger mission and WHY isn’t fluffy, extra nice to have stuff. And it isn’t just an “added cost.” Today more than ever, purpose is a driver for value and growth. And if founders and owners are not making it a priority, it will never happen within an organization

Liz goes beyond the lackluster platitudes of the day. In fact, she wrote an entire book debunking empty phrases like “Find your passion!” and “Dream Big!” She instead shares the gritty, real, hard-won truths about the value of building and leading an organization with purpose and mission at its core. Along with sharing the inspirational Sseko “genesis story,” Liz will share the tools and tactics she uses every day on the front line while leading and growing her company. Under Liz's leadership, Sseko Designs maintained its laser-focus on its shared mission and purpose. It is one of the key reasons Sseko not only survived but THRIVED during 2020 when many of her retail competitors failed.


Key Takeaways:

  • Purpose is a driver for value and growth
  • You can't layer on purpose at the end of building a company. It must be built into its DNA
  • When your company is laser-focused on a shared mission and purpose, it will thrive where others fail.

The Leadership Retreat Every Business Owner Deserves

At Catapult you won't hear a stuffy keynote from a c-suite exec, you'll hear from entrepreneurs who dive deep on each topic providing key insights that guarantee you leave with a new perspective and key action items you can implement immediately.

  • Experience
  • Virtual Networking
  • Workshops
Catapult is a virtual conference focused on action and implementation.

This no-fluff conference is designed to give you practical takeaways you can put into action. Take a look below at the in-person conference of previous years.

Catapult Conference, September 2019

Agenda

Thursday - April 22

All times shown in CDT

10:00am

Morning Networking
Jump in before the session begins to meet business owners in our virtual one-on-one networking feature.

11:00am

Catapult Welcome
Welcome remarks

11:15am

Premier Keynote: Moving at the Speed of Innovation
An owner’s playbook to build a team of high-performing innovators, win at innovation, and gain the competitive edge in a complex, rapidly changing marketplace.

12:15pm

Break
Take a break to meet our sponsors or make new connections at our virtual networking.

12:30pm

Premier Keynote: Build Your Culture, Boost Your Bottomline: How Your Leadership Can Revolutionize Productivity, Remake the Workplace, and Drive Results
As an elite leadership and culture strategist, Anton Gunn has identified the signs of toxic workplace culture. He also has built actionable strategies for leaders to neutralize this negativity and recreate the environment that turns your management into leadership.

1:30pm

Extended Break

Take a break to meet our sponsors or make new connections at our virtual networking.

2:00pm

Marketing Breakout Session
Tailored breakout sessions focused on giving you individualized support on your biggest business initiatives. Each session will run for 30 minutes; chose two based on your unique needs.

Breakout
How to Triple the Amount of Customers You Get Through Word of Mouth

Do you wish you had more of your ideal customers? Do you wish your customers would refer or recommend you more? Join this session to learn how to increase sales with a customized word of mouth approach for your company.



Facilitator:  Cody Muenster, Cultivate Advisor


Breakout
Social Media that Works:  How To Decide On Your Topics

Just posting doesn’t cut it unless you’re posting something relevant to you and your audience.  This session will tell you how to select your “content pillars” and provide guidance on how to write posts and blogs that will support conversion.
 
Facilitator:  Nancy Benjamin, Cultivate Advisor


Breakout
Grow Your Business Bigger, Faster, and More Profitably with These 7 Google Tactics

Want to know how to grow your revenue faster and more profitably? Learn 7 specific tactics - you can implement in your business in the next 3 months - that successful companies use to drive massive revenues, while most others struggle to get traction.


Facilitator:  Sasha Berson, VP of Solutions from Comrade


Breakout
Amplify Your Marketing Campaigns with Audio & Video

Are you using audio and video to boost brand storytelling? Learn why it’s an essential part of your marketing mix, discover where it should live online, and how to share it with your audience to maximize results.



Facilitator:  Eden Spodek, Founder & CEO of Spodek & Co.


3:05pm

Break

Take a break to meet our sponsors or make new connections at our virtual networking.

3:15pm

Premier Keynote: Making Purpose Part of the DNA for Your Organization
Today more than ever, purpose is a driver for value and growth. Liz Bohannon will share lessons learned over 10 years of Sseko Designs along with tools and tactics she uses everyday while leading and growing her company. 

4:15pm

Conference Close
Final words and reflection of learnings from the day.

4:30pm

Networking Social
Take this extra time to meet your fellow entrepreneurs in our virtual one-on-one networking feature.

5:30pm

Conference End

Thursday - April 22

All times shown in CDT


10:00am – 11:00am

Morning Networking
Jump in before the session begins to meet business owners in our virtual one-on-one networking feature.


11:00am – 11:15am

Catapult Welcome
Welcome remarks
 


11:15am – 12:15pm

Premier Keynote: Moving at the Speed of Innovation
An owner’s playbook to build a team of high-performing innovators, win at innovation, and gain the competitive edge in a complex, rapidly changing marketplace.


12:15pm – 12:30pm

Break
Take a break to meet our sponsors or make new connections at our virtual networking.


12:30pm – 1:30pm

Premier Keynote: Build Your Culture, Boost Your Bottomline: How Your Leadership Can Revolutionize Productivity, Remake the Workplace, and Drive Results
As an elite leadership and culture strategist, Anton Gunn has identified the signs of toxic workplace culture. He also has built actionable strategies for leaders to neutralize this negativity and recreate the environment that turns your management into leadership.


1:30pm -  2:00pm

Extended Break

Take a break to meet our sponsors or make new connections at our virtual networking.


2:00pm to 3:05pm

Marketing Breakout Session
Tailored breakout sessions focused on giving you individualized support on your biggest business initiatives. Each session will run for 30 minutes; chose two based on your unique needs.

Breakout
How to Triple the Amount of Customers You Get Through Word of Mouth
Do you wish you had more of your ideal customers? Do you wish your customers would refer or recommend you more? Join this session to learn how to increase sales with a customized word of mouth approach for your company.

Facilitator:  Cody Muenster, Cultivate Advisor


Breakout
Social Media that Works:  How To Decide On Your Topics
Just posting doesn’t cut it unless you’re posting something relevant to you and your audience.  This session will tell you how to select your “content pillars” and provide guidance on how to write posts and blogs that will support conversion.
 
Facilitator:  Nancy Benjamin, Cultivate Advisor


Breakout
Grow Your Business Bigger, Faster, and More Profitably with These 7 Google Tactics
Want to know how to grow your revenue faster and more profitably? Learn 7 specific tactics - you can implement in your business in the next 3 months - that successful companies use to drive massive revenues, while most others struggle to get traction.

Facilitator:  Sasha Berson, VP of Solutions from Comrade

Breakout
Amplify Your Marketing Campaigns with Audio & Video
Are you using audio and video to boost brand storytelling? Learn why it’s an essential part of your marketing mix, discover where it should live online, and how to share it with your audience to maximize results.



Facilitator:  Eden Spodek, Founder & CEO of Spodek & Co.


3:05pm - 3:15pm

Break
Take a break to meet our sponsors or make new connections at our virtual networking.


3:15pm – 4:15pm

Premier Keynote: Making Purpose Part of the DNA for Your Organization
Today more than ever, purpose is a driver for value and growth. Liz Bohannon will share lessons learned over 10 years of Sseko Designs along with tools and tactics she uses everyday while leading and growing her company. 


4:15pm – 4:30pm

Conference Close
Final words and reflection of learnings from the day.


4:30pm - 5:30pm

Networking Social
Take this extra time to meet your fellow entrepreneurs in our virtual one-on-one networking feature.


5:30pm 

Conference End


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