Business Coach Chuck Warshaver Realana Founder Portland Reed RenzlerMedia CEO Skyler Irvine and Elaine CEO Vivienne Gellert
What is the huge, ambitious goal that you’re aiming for. If you can’t define it, you can’t measure it. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. But what is “it?” What are the specific, measurable, and controllable activities that you’re tracking daily, that you’re plastering on scoreboards all over the office, that every employee knows they’re accountable for? If you can’t answer that question, your business isn’t going anywhere. So CEOs must start with the basics. If you need help finding your killer metrics, Coach Chuck can help!
Chuck Warshaver is an accomplished Executive, Entrepreneur, Coach and Board Member with more than 35 years of success in manufacturing industries, as well as nonprofits. Leveraging extensive experience with starting, selling, and buying companies, Chuck is a valuable asset for organizations seeking guidance on rapid growth, identifying markets, and maintaining cash flow.
His broad areas of experience include branding, marketing, succession planning, process improvement, quality assurance, safety, production bonuses, e-commerce, trademarking, and organizational development.
Throughout his career, Chuck has held leadership positions with Englander Sleep Products; World Sleep Products, and Serta Northeast. Currently, he serves as an Industry Consultant for Expert Institute, GLG and Zintro, is a Corporate Director for Global Financial and Leasing, while also serving as an Advisory Board Member and Coach for Everyday Investments Realty, Strand Resorts, Elaine CaraNav, Realana and Jeffco Fibers Inc.
Chuck has a proven history of building and managing customer-centric manufacturing and distribution businesses, and is committed to developing the next generation of leaders and organizations. Entrepreneurial experience spans the development and design of multiple unique product lines and product patents, including a successfully negotiated sale of his company’s QVC private label brand and the sale of his company World Sleep Products.
He has served as a Council Member for Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Member of Young Presidents’ Organization. He has served for several organizations in the Nonprofit sector, including as Executive Director of Playworks; Board Director for Anti-Defamation League; Mentor for New Pathways for Youth, SCORE and EO; and the Development Committee for Special Olympics.
Realana is a business intelligence company formed in response to a provision in the recent tax bill. The Realana team saw an urgent need to facilitate true Community development and created a tool to measure the social impact of investments made in rural communities across the nation. Her company is not only a first mover, but it is poised to shape how communities are built for social impact across the nation, a national imperative called America 2.0.
One of Portland Reed’s life’s objectives is to help redefine a business’s role in society as stated by B LAB the creator of the B Corporation, “A historic global culture shift is underway to harness the power of business to help address society’s greatest challenges. [Portland’s] goal is to accelerate this culture shift [to] make it meaningful and lasting. [Her] vision is that one day all companies will compete to be not just best in the world but also best for the world, and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity…”
In her quest to redefine business’s role in society, Portland obtained a law degree from the University of Illinois, did a stint at the Chicago Board of Trade, formed a company on Wall Street, led a merger/aquisition at a tax/consulting firm and was a broker for an investment management firm. Those experiences were just stepping stones that culminated in the development of a first-ever business intelligence tool that will change the way we build communities across America to get folks back on their feet that have been left out of the 21st-century economy.
Portland believes her most important work, however, is promoting the belief that an entrepreneur can pursue doing good and making a profit! Consequently, she co-founded the B Local Mid Atlantic Steering Committee – a community of B Corporations from DC, Maryland and Virginia helping businesses act on their purpose to achieve socio-economic and environmental impact. Her accomplishments include 2017/2018 B Corp® Best for the World Honoree – recognized for creating a company that is best for the world long term!
RenzlerMedia helps people capitalize on the digital world and social trends to achieve their business goals. They produce and manage podcasts, videos and social media content for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Their office and production studio is conveniently located in midtown Phoenix.
Skyler Irvine is a serial entrepreneur, investor, author, and the founder and CEO of RenzlerMedia.
Skyler has a unique passion for building businesses and brands by capitalizing on the digital world and social trends.
Skyler is also the host of Arizona’s #1 Business & Branding Podcast The SKYLER IRVINE Show available wherever you listen to podcasts.
Hospital emergency rooms are a revolving door for those experiencing homelessness. Two commonly reported non-financial health barriers for homeless individuals include not knowing where to go to seek care and experiencing too much confusion, hassle, or waiting to obtain it. As a result, the homeless become more likely to place a lower priority on obtaining health care due to the large proportion of their time spent on meeting basic survival needs. This is where Elaine fills the gap.
Over the past year, Elaine has designed a system and protocol that efficiently and effectively aligns transportation and navigation services with healthcare delivery to the homeless and underserved. Through a team of navigators, and drivers, Elaine provides assistive services, focusing on: follow up care appointments, prescription fills and refills, and connection to behavioral health and housing services.
Through a passion of health innovation and identifying gaps within the healthcare delivery system, Vivienne Gellert is devoted to building strategic solutions around unfilled gaps to promote health equity and implementation of effective and practical solutions. Vivienne’s focus is directed towards vulnerable populations, specifically individuals of low socio-economic background and those experiencing homelessness.
Vivienne currently serves as the CEO for Elaine, Arizona’s first health navigation and transportation system for the homeless and underserved. The system launched in January of 2019 with the support, and partnerships of local hospital systems, health and human service organizations, and Valley Toyota dealerships. In 2014, Vivienne started her undergraduate studies as a pre-med student at Arizona State University. In 2016, during her sophomore year in college, she founded a 501c3 non-profit, BakPak, that was led and run by undergraduate pre-med and nursing students.
During her time as founder and President of BakPak, she observed that vulnerable individuals lacked accessibility and the ability to connect to healthcare services – two of the greatest barriers being transportation and health navigation. Through health navigation and transportation services, Elaine works to improve health outcomes, referral and access to needed resources, and decrease overutilization of 911 and Hospital services by those experiencing homelessness. Vivienne is responsible for the vision, strategy, and fundraising efforts for Elaine as it expands statewide.
Connect with Vivienne on LinkedIn.