Clifton Taulbert

Clifton Taulbert – Sustaining Entrepreneurial Momentum

When: October 15, 2018

Where: Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden

Time: 11:30-1:30 pm

Attire: Business Casual

Clifton Taulbert – Sustaining Entrepreneurial Momentum

Taulbert’s talk in Austin will center on what’s required of entrepreneurial “started” companies to sustain the momentum that birthed such companies and set them on their trajectory to success. A company’s sustained momentum depends upon how the founder/leader Empowers, Inspires and Leads her or his team. Recognizing the value of sustaining the founding entrepreneurial momentum, Taulbert introduces seven important lessons for leaders to embrace and pass along on a daily basis:

1. Utilize your Vision/Mission Statements as Management Tools–Your Story Matters

2. Champion the Presence of RAI (Respect, Affirmation & Inclusion) in Your Company

3. Value Vulnerability as a Transforming Asset

4. Explore & Plan beyond the Current State-of-Things–Create Your Mona Lisa

5. Embrace “Inquisitiveness” as Essential for Continued Innovation

6. Be Prepared to Swim Upstream-Discover the Salmon in You

7. Share Knowledge, Field Questions, Provide Guidance–Be Prepared to Mentor

About Clifton

Global Business Consultant, Entrepreneur, International Lecturer & Pulitzer Nominee

A former Oklahoma banker is president and founder of the Freemount Corporation, a consulting company focused on human capital development, organizational effectiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship. Since founding the company, his conversations on “Entrepreneurship and Innovations” has taken him throughout the United States and abroad—the United Nations’ Innovation Conference, throughout Australia as a guest “entrepreneurship” lecturer for Charles Sturt University Business School, the Kauffman Foundation—who sponsored his entrepreneurial book, “Who Owns the Ice House” now translated into multiple languages. Taulbert recently served as the opening speaker and forum facilitator for the 2018 Fulbright Innovation Conference (Lab to Market)—122 Fulbright Scholars from 46 different countries. Taulbert has lectured and consulted at Harvard University, the Air Force Academy, the University of Mississippi, Lockheed Martin and a NATO gathering in Brussels. Taulbert, the entrepreneur, is also the President and CEO of African Bean Company, the home of ROOTS JAVA—an African-American owned national coffee brand. Additionally, his company was part of the team that brought Stairmaster Exercise System to market—when it was called “Stairs to Where?”