Education Session

Leading Change for Any Size Business – Boot Camp Part 1
Thursday, June 15, 2017 08:00AM - 09:15AM

They say, “the more things change, the more things stay the same.” And it’s true. According to Gallup research, more than 70% of change initiatives fail — but they don’t have to. As you fight to evolve in this rapidly changing market you’ll need to implement change initiatives, and this intensive two-part boot camp will help you.

Every business, regardless of size, passes through the same lifecycle stages. Join us, as we walk through each stage, uncovering the inherent challenges and opportunities they bring. Gain exposure to successful programs created by other business leaders who have facilitated the organizational changes and company-wide buy-in that is needed to survive each transition. At the end of this session, you will be able to:
  • Identify the lifecycle stages every company faces
  • Explain the challenges facing companies within your stage
  • Identify the change needed in your organization
  • Identify why most company’s change initiatives fail



Steve Firestone
Mr. Steve Firestone has more than 35 years of “C-suite” experience leading revenue and profitability initiatives on behalf of corporate clients and former employers.

Mr. Firestone serves as the President at Select Security, one of the fastest growing security companies in the country. Under his leadership, Select Security launched several enterprise-wide software solutions, infrastructure upgrades, reorganization of the corporate structure, and a transformation of the company’s culture, while continuing to achieve rapid expansion and organic growth. Mr. Firestone also led initiatives including the formation of Select Security’s core values and focus on being a Compelling Place to Work, Shop, and Invest.

Previously, Mr. Firestone led the development of the strategic and business plans for several technology startups as the founder of his own consultancy, The Firestone Group. Mr. Firestone also led the corporate consulting practice for Wasserman Media Group, served as the senior marketing executive at Office Depot, and was CMO and EVP of Sales at the security services startup subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Security completed 38 acquisitions in 18 months and became the fourth largest security dealer during that period.

Mr. Firestone serves on several industry association Boards of Directors and has been active in community and philanthropic organizations.

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