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Life Entrepreneures
BY CHRISTOPHER GERGEN & GREGG VANOUREK

Events

Below is a listing of upcoming events related to the book, as well as a catalog of past events. For more information about these events, click here to contact the authors. To register for this web site to be notified about upcoming events (and to receive other updates and to gain access to the Life Entrepreneurs Personal Assessment and Exercises), click here.

Upcoming Events

  • 11/2/09: “Creating Great Leadership Organizations: Achieving Results with Integrity” presentation, Claremont McKenna College Athenaeum, Claremont, CA. 5:30-8:00pm. Gregg & Bob Vanourek.
  • 11/2/09: Vision & leadership workshop, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA. Gregg & Bob Vanourek.
  • 11/6/09: "Summit of Sages" conference, Minneapolis, MN. "Building out Your Vision with an Entrepreneurial Mindset" endnote presentation. Gregg Vanourek.

Past Events

  • 8/15/09: "Leading an Entrepreneurial Life" Seminar. Beaufort Student
    Leadership Retreat with Duke University. Beaufort, North Carolina. Christopher Gergen.
  • 7/31/09: "Applying the Entrepreneurial Mindset to Social Change." Echoing
    Green Training for New Fellows. Durham, NC. Christopher Gergen
  • 7/30/09: Echoing Green, Durham, NC. "New Fellows Orientation: Leading as a Life and Social Entrepreneur." Christopher Gergen (private event)
  • 7/24/09: University of Colorado at Denver, Accelerated MBA Program
    Graduation Address. Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theater, Auraria Campus. Gregg
    Vanourek. 2:00pm.
  • 7/18/09: "Leading an Entrepreneurial Life" Workshop. Social Entrepreneurs
    Network of New Orleans. New Orleans, Louisiana. Christopher Gergen.
  • 6/18/09: The Phoenix Project, Williamsburg, VA. "Scaling Social Impact" and "Examining the Lives of Social Entrepreneurs." Christopher Gergen (private event)
  • 6/15/09: DaVinci Institute: Start-Up Junkie Underground event, MadCap
    Theater, Westminster, CO. "Entrepreneurship 3.0: LIFE Entrepreneurship"
    keynote address. Gregg Vanourek. 7:00pm MST.
  • 6/13/09: Colorado Mountain College "Empowering Entrepreneurship" conference, CMC Timberline Campus, Leadville, CO. "Leading and Living with an Entrepreneurial Mindset" keynote presentation. Gregg Vanourek. 9:15am MST.
  • 6/9/09: Colorado Christian University, Denver, CO. Life Entrepreneurship
    presentation. Gregg Vanourek. 6:30pm MST. [Private event.]
  • 6/9/09: Junior Achievement Business Week conference, Johnson & Wales University, Denver, CO. "Plan Your Life, Lead Your Life, 'Entrepreneur' Your Life": presentation. Gregg Vanourek. 10:30am MST [Private event.]
  • 6/7/09: Junior Achievement Business Week conference, Johnson & Wales University, Denver, CO. "Life Entrepreneurs: Creating Your Extraordinary Life": opening keynote presentation. Gregg Vanourek. 2:00pm MST [Private event.]
  • 5/30/09: New Leaders Council Leadership Retreat, Washington, DC. "Leading as an Entrepreneur": retreat facilitation. Jamey Stowell.
  • 5/28/09: Colorado University-Boulder, CO. Life Entrepreneurship presentation
    to Austrian, Swiss, and U.S. MBA students. Gregg Vanourek. 3:00pm MST.
    [Private event.]
  • 5/11-12/09: Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA. "Leading an Entrepreneurial Life Workshop". Christopher Gergen (private event)
  • 5/7/09: Echoing Green, New Orleans, LA. "Leading as a Life and Social Entrepreneur Workshop." Christopher Gergen (private event)
  • 5/5/09: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute, Stockholm,
    Sweden. "Life Entrepreneurs" presentation. Gregg Vanourek. 1:00pm.
  • 5/5/09: Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Washington, DC. "Aligning Your Leadership Culture to Accelerate Performance Workshop". Christopher Gergen (private event)
  • 5/4/09: Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship Conference. Washington, DC. Conversation about the future of Social Entrepreneurship between David and Christopher Gergen; interactive workshop on "Leading an Entrepreneurial Life." Christopher Gergen
  • 4/27/09: MIT Enterprise Forum; LiveCast. 12:00pm EST. Christopher Gergen
  • 4/24/09: The Duke Club of New York Women's Forum, NYC. Living "Richly:" Leading a Fulfilling Life. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/23/09: Langley School, McLean, VA. Talk to graduating 8th graders and faculty members. "Leading an Entrepreneurial Life" Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/21, 4/23, & 4/25/09: Colorado Mountain College Enrichment Program, Edwards, CO. "Creating Your Extraordinary Life" workshop. Gregg Vanourek and Bob Vanourek. Evenings and Saturday morning.
  • 4/16/09: Dickinson State University, Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Dickinson, ND. "Entrepreneuring Your Life and Work: Extraordinary Living and Leading" keynote address at conference. Gregg Vanourek. 2:00-4:30pm MST.
  • 4/16/09: Killdeer High School, North Dakota. "Life Entrepreneurship" address for students. Gregg Vanourek. 8:30am MST.
  • 4/7/09:University of Denver, class presentation, Denver, CO. "Leadership and Creating a Sustainable Enterprise" Gregg & Robert Vanourek. 3:00-5:00pm MST.
  • 4/6/09: Champlain College, Burlington, VT. Presentation on leading an entrepreneurial life. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/2/09: USC Leadership Class (Warren Bennis), L.A., CA. Presentation on leading an entrepreneurial life. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/2/09: Westwood College Online Webinar on "Great Leadership in High-Performance Organizations." 6pm MST. Gregg Vanourek. [Private event.]
  • 4/1/09: Colorado State University Delta Sigma Pi & College of Business event, Fort Collins, CO. "Planning for College and Beyond: Creating a Life of Success and Significance." Gregg Vanourek. 6:00pm MST.
  • 3/1/09: Harvard University Business School and Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA. “Pitch for Change” social entrepreneurship business plan competition. Christopher Gergen as moderator.
  • 3/2/09: Gonzaga High School, Washington, DC. Talk to LEAD students - a high school entrepreneurship, leadership, and service program. Christopher Gergen.
  • 2/25/09: Elon University, Burlington, NC. Talk on “Leading the Good Life.” Christopher Gergen and wife Heather Graham. [Private event.]
  • 2/18/09: Fuqua School of Business Duke University, Durham, NC. Talk on “Life Entrepreneurship” Christopher Gergen [Private event.]
  • 2/13/09: The Langley School, McLean, VA. Workshop on “Living, Leading, and Teaching with an Entrepreneurial Mindset.” Christopher Gergen [Private event.]
  • 2/10/09: Georgetown Webinar series for alumni. “Leading an Entrepreneurial Life.” 12:30 p.m. EST.
  • 2/9/09: Johnson C. Smith University, NC. Talk on “Leading as an Entrepreneurs.” Christopher Gergen. [Private event.]
  • 2/6/09: El Pomar Foundation Leadership Summit 2009: “Leaders Wanted: Uniting to End Poverty.” Colorado Springs, CO. “Social Enterprise: Business with a Mission” panel. Gregg Vanourek. 11:30am, 2:10pm, and 3:45pm [Private event.]
  • 2/4/09: University of Denver, entrepreneurship class presentation, Denver, CO. “Life Entrepreneurship.” Gregg Vanourek. 8:00-9:50am MST.
  • 2/4/09: University of Denver, Pioneer Leadership Program class presentation, Denver, CO. “Life Entrepreneurship.” Gregg Vanourek. 8:00-9:50am MST.
  • 1/29/09: Duke University Hart Leadership Program alumni gathering, Washington, DC. Talk on “Deepening our Social Impact.” Christopher Gergen [Private event.]
  • 1/27/09: BNY Mellon event, Los Angeles, CA. “Leading an Entrepreneurial Life” talk. Christopher Gergen.
  • 1/24 - 1/25/09: New Leaders Council Leadership Retreat, Washington, DC. “Leading as an Entrepreneur”: retreat facilitation. Christopher Gergen.
  • 1/23/09: Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, Pueblo, CO. “Leading Your Life-Leading at Work: The Nexus between Personal and Professional Excellence”: keynote presentation. Gregg Vanourek. 8:00pm MST.
  • 1/3 - 1/5/09: Elon University Sophomore Student Leadership Retreat, Laurel Ridge Retreat Center, Laurel Springs, NC. “Leading an Entrepreneurial Life”: retreat facilitation, Christopher Gergen [Private event.]
  • 12/10/08: Hart Leadership Program Alumni Speaking Series. Washington, DC. Christopher Gergen. 7pm EST.
  • 12/5/08: Net Impact webinar. “Leading an Entrepreneurial Life”.
  • 11/17/08: Duke University undergraduate entrepreneurship week. Keynote address. Christopher Gergen.
  • 11/12: Colorado University-Denver, Bard Center for Entrepreneurship workshop on “Searching for Great Leadership: The Nexus Between Personal and Professional Leadership.” 5:30pm - 8:30pm MST Gregg Vanourek and Bob Vanourek.
  • 11/11, 11/13, & 11/15/08: University of Denver Enrichment Program, Denver, CO. Co-leading a set of classes/workshops on “Creating Your Extraordinary Life.” Gregg Vanourek and Bob Vanourek. Evenings and Saturday. [Requires registration.]
  • 11/11/08: Arizona Charter Schools Association annual charter school conference, Carefree, AZ. Keynote address on life entrepreneurship. 8:00am. Gregg Vanourek. [Private event.]
  • 11/7/08: Regis University Leadership Conference, Denver, CO. Workshop: “Catch Your Dreams on Fire: From Passion to Action” (10:00am). Keynote presentation: “Fire and Ice: Bridging the Clash of Cultures” (11:15am). Gregg Vanourek and Bob Vanourek. [Requires conference registration.]
  • 10/31/08: Denver IDEA Café Discussion, Denver, CO. Panera Bread, 1330 Grant St. in Denver. 2:00pm - 3:30pm. Gregg Vanourek
  • 10/21, 10/23, & 10/25/08: Colorado Mountain College Enrichment Program, Edwards, CO. Co-leading a set of classes/workshops on “Creating Your Extraordinary Life.” Gregg Vanourek and Bob Vanourek. Evenings and Saturday.
  • Fall 08: Duke International Program, Durham, NC. Speaking at class for Chinese Government officials. Christopher Gergen.
  • 10/14/08: Viewpoint School bridgeline conference call on “Life Entrepreneurship: Creating an Extraordinary Life.” 12:00pm PST Gregg Vanourek. [Private event.]
  • 9/24/08: Elon University Alumni Talk “Leading an Entrepreneurial Life.” 7pm EST McKimmon Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC [Private event.]
  • 9/24/08: Elon University Alumni Talk “Leading an Entrepreneurial Life.” 7pm EST Holiday Inn, Rosslyn, VA [Private event.]
  • 9/23/08: Westwood College Webinar on “Life Entrepreneurship: Creating an Extraordinary Life.” 6pm MST. Gregg Vanourek. [Private event.]
  • 9/19/08: University of Denver Executive MBA program, Denver, CO. Life entrepreneurship presentation to students. 1pm. MST. Gregg Vanourek. [Private event.]
  • 8/21/08: Life Entrepreneurs book-signing event, Denver, CO. Tattered Cover Book Store, 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop in Denver. 7:30pm. Gregg Vanourek.
  • 8/15/08: Beaufort student leadership retreat, Duke University. Beaufort, NC. “Leading an Entrepreneurial Life.” Christopher Gergen.
  • 8/12/08: Project Change, Duke University, NC. Talk on life entrepreneurship. Christopher Gergen.
  • 8/11/08: Nourish International National Conference, Chapel Hill, NC. Keynote address on Life Entrepreneurship. 5:30pm. Christopher Gergen.
  • 8/5/08: Yale School of Management Alumni/Colorado Yale Association event, Denver, CO. Presentation ("Extraordinary Living and Leading: Designing a Remarkable Career Path") and networking meeting. 6:30pm. Gregg Vanourek and Chris Young. Imperial Chinese Restaurant, Denver. [Private event for Colorado Yale/Yale SOM alumni.]
  • 7/30/08: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University. “The Nexus between Values-Based Leadership and Life Entrepreneurship.” Christopher Gergen. [Private event.]
  • 7/24/08: Echoing Green New Fellows Orientation, Durham, NC. Opening talk on “Leading an Entrepreneurial Life.” Christopher Gergen.
  • 7/21/08: Vail Symposium event, Vail, CO. Life entrepreneurship talk with panel of interviewees. Gregg Vanourek with Bill & Penny George. Donovan Pavilion. 6:30pm.
  • 7/17/08: Youth Venture National Summit, Washington, DC. Life entrepreneurship workshop. 10:30-12:00pm. Christopher Gergen.
  • 6/26/08: The Phoenix Project, Petersburg, VA. Workshops on Scaling Social Impact and Examining the Lives of Successful Social Entrepreneurs. Christopher Gergen.
  • 6/6/08: Colorado Mountain College, Leadville, CO. Life entrepreneurship panel at Best Practices for Teaching Entrepreneurship Conference. Gregg Vanourek. 3:45-4:45pm.
  • 5/19/08: National Institutes for Business Management, audio conference. Audio conference for business executives. Christopher Gergen.
  • 5/9/08: Colorado Mountain College, “Appreciation Day” keynote talk: “Life Entrepreneurship: Integration and Renewal.” Gregg Vanourek. Steamboat Springs, CMC Alpine Campus. [Private event.]
  • 5/5/08: Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA. Book talk on life entrepreneurship. Christopher Gergen.
  • 5/1/08: MindFarm book talk, Washington DC 6-8 p.m. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/29/08: Uppsala University, Advanced Entrepreneurship Seminar Series, Uppsala, Sweden. Life entrepreneurship talk with students. 10:15-12:00pm.
  • 4/24/08: Duke Club of Washington, DC. Alumni talk. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/24/08: Langley School, McLean, VA. Talk to graduating 8th graders and faculty members. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/21-4/22/08: Wisconsin Charter Schools Association conference, Madison, WI. Keynote speech on life entrepreneurship; plus panel on education entrepreneurship. Gregg Vanourek. 11:15-12:15pm panel; 1:00-1:45pm. keynote.
  • 4/21/08: Wisconsin Charter Schools Association conference, Madison, WI. Life Entrepreneurs book-signing event. Gregg Vanourek. 4:00-5:00pm.
  • 4/17/08: Claremont McKenna College, entrepreneurship class dinner, Claremont, CA. Entrepreneurship talk. Gregg Vanourek. 7:15pm.
  • 4/17/08: Claremont Graduate School (Drucker School of Management) Net Impact event, Claremont, CA. “Life Entrepreneurship: Creating an Extraordinary Life” talk to MBA and undergraduate students. Gregg Vanourek. Claremont Graduate University, Burkle 26, 5:00-6:30pm.
  • 4/17/08: Claremont McKenna College, Career Services Center lunch event, Claremont, CA. Life entrepreneurship talk (“Plotting an Extraordinary Career Path: Planning with Your Whole Life in Mind”) with undergraduate students. Gregg Vanourek. CMC Athenaeum, Freeburg Room, 11:30am-1:00pm.
  • 4/17/08: USC Leadership Class (Warren Bennis), L.A., CA. Presentation on leading an entrepreneurial life. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/16/08: Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA. Lecture on life entrepreneurship and social enterprise. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/16/08: BUILD, San Francisco, CA. Life entrepreneurship speech for urban youth. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/15/08: Book event, San Francisco, CA. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/12/08: National Youth Leadership Conference: National Service Learning Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Life entrepreneurship workshop. Gregg Vanourek. 8:30-10:00am.
  • 4/12/08: Duke University, Durham, NC. Book signing as part of reunion activities. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/9/08: Gonzaga High School, Washington, DC. Talk at high school entrepreneurship class. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/5/08: Teach for America Alumni Conference, Washington, DC. Moderating a panel on social entrepreneurship. Christopher Gergen.
  • 4/3/08: Vail Leadership Institute Leaders Network Series luncheon event, Denver, CO. Life entrepreneurship talk to community and business leaders. Gregg Vanourek. 11:30-1:00pm.
  • 3/26/08: Duke University book event, Durham, NC. Book talk at Fuqua Business School. Christopher Gergen.
  • 3/14/08: Book launch, Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives. Christopher Gergen & Gregg Vanourek.
  • 3/7/08: University of Denver Executive MBA program graduation event, Denver, CO. Life entrepreneurship/life transition presentation to graduating students. Gregg Vanourek and Bob Vanourek.
  • 3/3/08: JFK School of Government Harvard Forum, Cambridge, MA. Moderated panel on social enterprise. Christopher Gergen.
  • 1/15/08: Elon University student event, Elon, NC. Christopher Gergen.

To see a list of articles and book chapters written by the authors, click here.