Wisconsin Pinnacle Leadership Council – Inaugural Events

The five Wisconsin-based Pinnacle Business Guides hosted our inaugural Pinnacle Leadership Council events in Milwaukee and Appleton on February 10th and 11th, respectively. The focus of these events is all about our clients’ road to business operating tools mastery, creating meaningful connections and sharing experience. We look forward to upcoming events continuing the education and growth of our clients!

EQ Podcast – It’s 60% of Work Performance!

Thank you Ixonia Bank for hosting this webcast on the important topic of EQ in the workplace…especially now and especially today of all days! EQ is THE game changer in performance and one of the few things we can develop throughout our life.

WWBIC Entrepreneurial Series 2021

Looking forward to leading this #entrepreneurship series with #WWBIC. This organization means BUSINESS for women in #Wisconsin. I’m proud to be part of the fall course lineup, sharing tools and best practices for running a strong, healthy business from the start.

WWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation that’s been “Putting Dreams to Work” since 1987.

WWBIC opens the doors of opportunity by providing targeted individuals who are interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses with access to critical resources such as responsible financial products and quality business and financial education. They focus on individuals who face barriers in accessing traditional financing or resources in pursuit of their dreams and economic well-being … in particular women, people of color, veterans and low-income individuals. Every day they work hard to achieve their social goal of improving the economic well-being of individuals by advancing inclusive entrepreneurship and facilitating self-sufficiency strategies.

Click here for more information for the first of seven programs being offered: https://lnkd.in/eEVq6qyw

inVantage – Women in Business Mastermind Group

Announcing our launch of the inVantage Women in Business Mastermind Groups in SE Wisconsin.

These carefully selected mastermind groups are designed for women leaders looking to level-up, expand skills, develop richer abilities and learn new tools to run better stronger businesses.

We also know that learning in a cohort environment with other growth-minded leaders results in accelerated development. Our focus is on whole-person learning, a new concept in the world of adult learning. That means we recognize that you develop on many levels – personal, professional, intellectual, and EQ – as a leader, so we incorporate each into all we facilitate and teach.

Each mastermind group is limited to 10 participants who will be exposed to new concepts that are immediately applicable, and learned, within a confidential environment designed to solve real business challenges.

For more information contact us at krenz@invantageteam.com or sgriffiths@invantageteam. Our groups fill fast! Let’s climb!

Podcast with Elevated Talent – Accountability

Enjoyed our work together in this podacst withTracy Schereck of Elevated Talent Consulting. 

We know thatLeadership is a process in which an individual influences the behavior and attitudes of other people. Unfortunately, not all influence is positive. So, is there a way to ensure the leaders within our organization are setting up our employees with the right tools to succeed? In this episode, Traci and I discuss the art and science behind running a business and how to build accountability to achieve results.

Vistage Chair Free Virtual Event: Business Operating Systems

Join Kelly Renz, CEO of inVantage, Vistage Member, Certified Pinnacle Business Guide®  for a free Vistage Chair educational session about the changes in the business operating system landscape. 

There is no secret that running a strong business requires scalable organizational systems run by leadership teams that work in harmony, with transparency, accountability, and focus.  As a Vistage Chair, you guide your members on these premises to make their climb. 

Vistage group members are talking about the hot topic – business operating systems – and there are a lot of questions they want answers to.  So, how do you help them with a topic this important to their business?  You learn about them from a Vistage Trusted Advisor.

As a trained business coach in multiple business operating systems, Kelly will share the differences in systems and why there has been disruption in this market.  This educational session will provide an overview of the trends, practices, and options available to your members. 

Virtual Session Via Zoom

Date: August 23rd, 9:00 – 10:00 am CT

Please RSVP by August 19th to krenz@invantageteam.com

Wisconsin Launches Pinnacle Business Guides Practices

Experienced business coaches Rick Appleby, Kelly Renz, Jim Palzewicz, Todd Hanson, and Matthias Bollmus introduce new business operating platform and tools in Wisconsin

Top Wisconsin business coaches and entrepreneurs announce their organizations are now the exclusive state providers of the Pinnacle Business Guides© platform for business operations, growth and development, five of only 100 globally.

The Pinnacle Business Guides© organization was born to disrupt the way businesses view and select an operating system.  Pinnacle has evolved the model of a “one size fits all” operating system to create a journey for each client to reach their business summit – the Pinnacle.  This journey provides a structure and tools for leadership teams to continue to make their climb by learning the best business tools offered in the market.  Pinnacle also provides a technology platform to manage key performance information and data. 

“I’ve been an entrepreneur for a long time and know that every business will hit a ceiling at some point –more than likely multiple times.  Whether it is people challenges, growth is stymied, or something else creating a limitation, leaders who seek guidance from experienced business coaches simply go further AND faster together.” said Kelly Renz, CEO and founder of inVantage. “I have been in my client’s shoes and chose to become a Pinnacle Business Guide because I knew there is not a one-sized-fits-all solution to running a great business.  I wanted to bring the best business tools and executive education to my clients. Pinnacle delivers on it all.”

Jim Palzewicz, Partner at Strategic Business Center added, “I’m always learning and growing, and love how business operating systems mature and evolve.  After working with many of them, I chose to become a Pinnacle Business Guide.  I can now meet my clients wherever they are in their journey and teach them the best tools they need to reach their BHAG.”

“I have had the good fortune of coaching and working with some extraordinarily talented leadership teams during my career” said Rick Appleby, Founder of Strategic Planning Solutions. “I am always seeking the best tools available to help them reach their highest potential. Joining Pinnacle Business Guides has enabled me to take this approach to another level entirely, and I am gratified to join an exceptional organization dedicated to helping our clients achieve their highest goals.”

Todd Hanson, Founder of Catalyst Performance Group stated, “I’ve advocated for years now that executives embrace a strategic and systematic way in which to run their business. Doing so helps them turn their vision into reality. The Pinnacle tool set leapfrogs previous platforms and being a part of the Pinnacle Guide Community allows me the opportunity to leverage literally hundreds of years of experience to meet every leadership team issue head on. This is home.”

Matthias Bollmus, founder of Heja Consulting, adds that, “In my 20 plus years in executive and director level positions I have experienced first-hand what it is like to be stuck; nobody is perfect or knows everything. My clients are humble enough to admit that they need some help, and that is when the magic happens. Adding the Pinnacle tools to my toolbelt has been a great decision for me and my clients.”

Rick, Jim, Kelly, Todd and Matthias each own coaching and development businesses, but enjoy the incredible community of Pinnacle Business Guides who operate like colleagues and foster collaboration for their work.

About Pinnacle Business Guides©

PINNACLE© is an evolution. We’ve packed up some of the finest business tools on the planet—all curated from hundreds of time-tested books, proven systems and concepts—then custom designed for your unique climb—all to help you gain the highest impact in the shortest amount of time. At PINNACLE© we’ve hiked in your boots. We’ve been climbing some serious business mountains for over 30 years. We’ve also spent the past decade in classrooms learning, and teaching leadership teams how to implement growth. It’s not an easy journey, but in the end the view is incredible. Let’s climb!

inVantage’s Kelly Renz, now also a Pinnacle Business Guide

What exciting news for inVantage!  

I am pleased to share I’m now one of only 100 Certified Pinnacle Business Guides® around the globe. 

The Pinnacle Business Guides organization is comprised of a select group of business advisors and coaches, born to disrupt the way businesses view and select an operating system.  Pinnacle has evolved the model of a “one size fits all” operating system to create a journey for each client to reach their business summit – the Pinnacle. 

This journey provides an operating foundation and then builds upon it so leadership teams continue to make their climb up their unique mountain by learning the best business tools offered in the market.  We know them all and have selected only the top to incorporate into our work, along with proprietary tools we’ve developed as well. 

Pinnacle also provides a technology platform to manage key performance information and data so teams remain connected and on the same page.  This is an operating approach no one outgrows – it evolves with an organization and its leadership team. 

I couldn’t be more excited to for my clients as they start their Pinnacle journey with me!  

inVantage Lightblub Series – EmPower HR

Welcome to the inVantage Lightbulb Series. This video series highlights the connection of the Entrepreneurial Operating System® and how I, as Professional EOS Implementer®, partner with other organizations to help clients solve real business challenges.

Many EOS® run organizations find themselves needing additoinal HR support, whethther it is a fullly outsourced need, fractional/part time assistance or payrol and benefits services, having the right HR partner is a key part of scaling a business.  In this short YouTube segment featuring Jen Guzman, we highlight EmPower HR.  This organization creates customized HR management solutions for their clients. They offer a full range of integrated HR solutions that gives clients and their employees access to great benefits and a knowledgeable and responsive staff that is just as dedicated to your business as your own team. 

EmPower HR was a provider to an organization that also ran on EOS® when I was CHRO.  It was the right services at just the right time in our business growth.

inVantage Lightbulb Series – Sarah Gibson, Vistage® Chair, Madison, WI

Welcome to the inVantage Lightbulb Series. This partner video features Vistage® Chair, Sarah Gibson, based in Madison, WI, demonstrating the power of peer groups.  Whether you are a CEO or a C-suite leader, studies show that Vistage® relationships help grow companies faster.  

The relationship between EOS Implementers® and Vistage® groups is common and complimentary.  You’ve heard the phrase, “it takes a village” before, and the same goes for building strong, healthy businesses.  I am an active Vistage® Trusted Advisor, Vistage® Speaker, and have been a member of a CEO group in the past, so I can first hand share the value of having what I called my “extra board of directors” in my group.  Vistage is where I learned about EOS®, which was a game-changer for my own business!

EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, is a holistic business management approach that combines timeless, proven business principles with a set of simple, practical, real-world tools to help entrepreneurs get more of what they want from their business.  Building on that foundation and having an outside set of executives to provide additinal guidance, coaching and ongoing growth are the cornerstones of Vistage®.

In this short YouTube segment, Sarah and I will discuss insights about her role as Chair and the benefits her three Vistage groups experience, and how EOS® provides synergy for companies to grow and thrive.