BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Local First Arizona Founder Kimber Lanning with Giving Coach and Rainmaker Andrew Kolikoff
Local First Arizona Foundation is a statewide organization focused on building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable Arizona economy. They do this by creating innovative programs that enable every Arizonan the chance to build a healthy and prosperous life for themselves and their families.
Kimber Lanning is an entrepreneur, business leader and community development specialist who works to cultivate strong, self-reliant communities and inspire a higher quality of life for people across Arizona. Lanning is the founder and executive director of Local First Arizona Foundation, a statewide organization focused on creating a diverse and inclusive Arizona economy. LFAF is leading the nation in implementing systems and policies to ensure a level playing field for entrepreneurial endeavors and communities of all sizes. LFAF programs include increasing healthy local food production and access, growing entrepreneurial development in underserved communities, and expanding rural community development – each of which plays a part in building sustainable and resilient local economies.
Lanning is also the founder of Local First Arizona, the largest advocacy organization for independently owned businesses in North America. Lanning has received national numerous awards for her diverse work and extensive leadership and speaks regularly around the country. Her work in promoting adaptive reuse in Phoenix’s urban core was recognized by the American Planning Association, who presented Lanning with the Distinguished Citizen Planner Award in 2013. She has also been named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona” (Arizona Business Magazine, 2011), was the recipient of the Athena Award by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in 2013, and was named Citizen Leader of the Year from the International Economic Development Council.
Kolikoff & Company is a leadership coaching and giving mentoring firm with highl y specialized programs designed to make you a better business developer, rain maker, leader and human being.
Andrew Kolikoff is a former chief science officer, 3-time successful business own er (once landing him on the front page of USA Today), author, adjunct professor, coach and consultant now helping lead the charge in one of Arizona’s fastest growing tech companies. Andrew has mentored and changed the lives of over 500 business owners and professionals.
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In 2014, Jon Deiter was working on the leadership team of a company which began implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®). Jon experienced first-hand the value and power of EOS and its simple tools to establish a clear vision, gain traction toward that vision, and grow a healthy team.
He also came to realize his true motivation and passion ….. to help many more companies achieve great things through implementing EOS! He was trained as a Professional EOS Implementer and since 2015 has been working with organizations to help them implement EOS. He offers his implementation/coaching services through his company, Jon Deiter Solutions, LLC.
EOS is a people-centric management system that embodies successful, proven ways of working with people and a team. In addition to company growth and achieving the life you desire, implementing EOS has positive impacts to employees, culture and team health.
Jon has worked for over 30 years in leadership/management positions in privately held and family owned entrepreneurial businesses as well as smaller divisions of public companies. He earned an MBA in Finance from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois and he has worked as a licensed CPA with Accreditation in Business Valuation and Certified Global Management Accountant. He has held positions in a variety of industries as Tax Advisor, Consultant, Controller, Vice President, CFO, and President.
His leadership career in manufacturing, distribution and service businesses, along with experience as both a user and implementer of EOS, give Jon a unique perspective to pursue his passion of helping business owners and leadership teams achieve all they want from their business.
Jon is active in the Conscious Capitalism movement and is a founding member and Treasurer of the Arizona Chapter of Conscious Capitalism. Jon lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife Julie, having moved to Arizona from Chicago suburbs in 2003.