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Life Entrepreneures
BY CHRISTOPHER GERGEN & GREGG VANOUREK

Workshops, Retreats, Webinars, & Coaching
WHAT FUTURE DO YOU WANT TO HAVE?

Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek are founding partners of New Mountain Ventures, a national leadership development company that offers dynamic workshops, retreats, webinars, and coaching on life entrepreneurship, leadership development, and organizational excellence (including culture- and team-building).

Our programs address both personal and professional leadership—and the nexus between them. Here you can learn more about our service offerings and client engagements

Service Offerings Examples
WORKSHOPS & RETREATS
  • Programs offered: 1) "Life Entrepreneurship: Inspiring Personal & Professional Excellence"; 2) "Entrepreneurial Leadership Development: Facilitating Organizational Excellence"
  • Available in 2- or 3-day retreats as well as in half- or one-day workshops
  • Addresses: personal leadership foundation; opportunity recognition; vision; goals & strategy; support network; action plan; renewal; and more
  • Follow-up executive and life coaching also available (see below)
WEBINARS
  • Online workshops in which participants call in to a conference line and follow along via their computer
  • Programs offered: 1) "Leading an Entrepreneurial Life" package (4 sessions); 2) "Entrepreneurial Leadership Development: Facilitating Organizational Excellence" package (4 sessions); 3) "Introduction to Life Entrepreneurship" overview session (single session)
COACHING
  • Individual coaching on life entrepreneurship, leadership development, and organizational excellence (including culture- and team-building)
  • Available in packages of three, five, or ten sessions
CONSULTING
  • Strategic capacity-building
  • Organizational reviews (customized developmental review leading to a set of recommendations, paired with workshops and coaching). Includes: stakeholder surveys and interviews; gathering of key performance metrics; individual leader reviews; and more.
SPEAKING
  • Keynote addresses, speeches, presentations, breakout sessions, workshops, brown-bag lunches
WRITING
  • Columns, articles, blogs, book chapters, and book(s)

Clients

We work with a diverse array of clients, including: higher education institutions (colleges, universities, community colleges, and graduate schools); companies; non-profit organizations; foundations; schools/school systems; and individuals. See below for examples of our client engagements.

Clients Examples
HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
  • Undergraduate and graduate student leadership and/or life entrepreneurship retreats (addressing college-, career-, and life-planning as well as leadership development; includes dynamic activities and fosters interpersonal engagement)
  • Career development workshops and webinars (addressing college-, career-, and life-planning)
  • Alumni workshops and webinars (addressing life entrepreneurship and career- and life-planning focused on career/job transitions)
  • Follow-up coaching and/or presentations
COMPANIES
  • Workshops, retreats, and webinars for emerging leaders on: 1) "Life Entrepreneurship: Inspiring Personal & Professional Excellence"; 2) "Entrepreneurial Leadership Development: Facilitating Organizational Excellence"
  • Strategic capacity-building and organizational reviews
  • Stand-alone or follow-up coaching and/or presentations (including brown-bag lunches for staff)
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
  • Workshops, retreats, and webinars for emerging leaders on: 1) "Life Entrepreneurship: Inspiring Personal & Professional Excellence"; 2) "Entrepreneurial Leadership Development: Facilitating Organizational Excellence"
  • Strategic capacity-building and organizational reviews
  • Stand-alone or follow-up coaching and/or presentations (including brown-bag lunches for staff)
FOUNDATIONS
  • Workshops, retreats, and webinars for emerging leaders on: 1) "Life Entrepreneurship: Inspiring Personal & Professional Excellence"; 2) "Entrepreneurial Leadership Development: Inspiring Organizational Excellence"
  • Workshops, retreats, and webinars on life entrepreneurship for scholarship students
  • Strategic capacity-building and organizational reviews for grantee organizations
  • Stand-alone or follow-up coaching and/or presentations (including brown-bag lunches for staff)
SCHOOLS & SCHOOL SYSTEMS
  • Student leadership and/or life entrepreneurship retreats (addressing college-, career-, and life-planning as well as leadership development; includes dynamic activities and fosters interpersonal engagement)
  • Entrepreneurial leadership and life entrepreneurship programming, curriculum, and teacher training
  • Alumni workshops and webinars (addressing life entrepreneurship and career- and life-planning focused on career/job transitions)
  • Stand-alone or follow-up coaching and/or presentations for faculty and school leadership

Benefits

INDIVIDUALS ORGANIZATIONS
Strong personal foundation Increased engagement and motivation
Increased drive and motivation Organizational alignment
Greater sense of direction Talent attraction, development, and retention
Increased sense of ownership Team cohesiveness
Expanded opportunity recognition Shared ownership and leadership
Clear articulation of personal and professional vision Expanded opportunity recognition
Prioritized goals and strategies Sharpened vision-, goal-, and strategy-setting
Personal and professional renewal Enhanced creativity and innovation
Opportunity to connect with like-minded people Culture of authenticity, integrity, and trust
Opportunity for personal and professional transformation Opportunities for performance acceleration and organizational transformation