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Ask Kirk Anything: Learn from Kirk Dando, mentor and coach to over 6,000 growth-hungry executives

For the past 20 years, Kirk has been obsessed with what makes businesses growth-ready & successful. Come ready to tap into the real-world leadership knowledge Kirk has gained working alongside some of the world’s greatest & fastest growing companies .

Ask Kirk Anything: Learn from Kirk Dando, mentor and coach to over 6,000 growth-hungry executives
Monday, November 9, 2015

Join Wharton alumni for a unique opportunity to meet Kirk Dando, founder and CEO of Dando, a leading executive consulting firm. If you've have a leadership or growth question, Kirk has probably seen it. At this event, you’ll have the chance to ask the tough questions you’ve always wondered, but been afraid to ask:
  • "What do I do if I have the wrong person in a key position?"
  • “What are some of the warning signs I should be looking out for?”
  • "What are some of the characteristics of the best leaders you have met?"
  • "What are the toughest leadership decisions you have helped with? What did you recommend?"
  • “How have other CEO’s dealt with the balance of growing a business and growing a family?”
  • “What can I do to make it not so lonely at the top?”
Come prepared to ask Kirk the tough questions - literally, ask him anything. The talk may not be traditional, but you will be guaranteed to walk away with answers to the questions you've always been wondering but afraid to ask. Instead of telling you what he thinks you want to hear, he wants you to drive the discussion.

Kirk will share the biggest lesson he's learned in leadership, but then open up the rest of the talk to your unanswered questions. To make sure we tackle your question, you can send in your question ahead of time to: questions@dandoadvisors.com

Business leaders find a “friend in the foxhole” with Kirk. He helped scale and sell a billion-dollar company. For more than 20 years, he has worked with more than 6,000 executives. These include eight Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year and several “Best CEO” winners.

His bestselling book, “Predictive Leadership: Avoiding the 12 Most Common Mistakes that Derail Growth-Hungry Companies,” is an executive field guide that helps execs predict and prepare for the issues growth and success brings. It helps eradicate fears and doubts that make it “lonely at the top.” Kirk has a stunning track record of causing breakthrough growth for companies that face problems stemming from their own success.

As seen on Fox Business and Bloomberg Television, audiences relate to his real-world stories and his high-energy, no-nonsense style as he demonstrates how leaders can predict problems before they show up in the results.

Kirk combines the raw emotion felt by leaders with the real-world action needed to achieve and sustain success. Forget complicated theories and bogus acronyms; Kirk gets to the heart of the matter to help leaders create real change in the lives of their employees, shareholders and themselves.

Register Online
Monday, November 9, 2015
Time:  5:00pm Networking; 6:00pm Talk
Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Cost: $35 for WCNC members. Non-member alumni and other guests: $50 per person. No charge for Wharton Club Gold Ticket Members (but remember as always to register via the above 'Register Online' link). Registration closes on Thursday, November 5th at 8:00pm.
New membership is available at http://www.whartonclub.com/memsub.html.

About the Presenter:

Kirk Dando, CEO/Founder Dando Advisors, Author, Speaker, Coach
Kirk Dando, CEO of Dando Advisors, is a highly sought-after and well-respected leadership and growth expert whom executive clients call “The Company Whisperer.” He is a former COO/CFO of a company he helped grow to $1 billion in annual sales. Kirk has worked with more than 6,000 executives – including eight Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year and several “Best CEO” winners – overcome common business pitfalls that growth and success cause so they could unlock explosive growth.

Hosted by:

Julie Allegro

FYRFLY Venture Partners, WG04
Founder and General Partner

Shauna Barker
Treasurer and Executive Committee Member
Food & Wine Committee
For questions, please email us at whartonclub@gmail.com

Wines sponsored by:

The Wharton Club of Northern California
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