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June 9-10, 2018Chicago, IL


Growth strategy


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Guest Expert

Former CEO
Jeff Hoffman




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Former CEO of, Jeff Hoffman is an expert on building businesses that scale. He helps entrepreneurs discover solutions that create industry shifts.

Jeff has spent his whole career launching companies and growing them, starting companies that went from nothing to generating billions in revenue, and has scaled businesses across the globe. In this workshop, Jeff will share not only his own tools, tips, and techniques, but lessons learned from the time he has spent with some of the world’s most successful business leaders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and more. You’ll hear actual stories of how real companies used the ideas he’ll share to generate massive results. Our session is entirely dedicated to helping you launch and/or grow your idea or business into a large and profitable venture.

Among topics that we’ll address are:
  • Talent attraction, motivation, compensation, and retention
  • Brand shaping to turbo charge your brand
  • Creating “concentric circles” of marketing for your business
  • Developing true “customer personas” to focus your marketing
  • Employing the “second slide” method for exponential sales growth
  • Leadership skills
  • Idea generation and idea harvesting
  • Jeff’s own proprietary technique called “Info-Sponging”
  • How to conduct “Blue Sky Sessions” for wide open ideation and innovation

Introducing Our Guest Expert

Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, entrepreneurial thought leader and published author. He has been the founder of multiple startups, has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including, ColorJar, and more.

Jeff serves on the boards of companies in the US, Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia, supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses in more than 150 countries. He also serves on the boards of Global Entrepreneurship Week and The Unreasonable Group. He supports the White House, the US State Department, the United Nations, and foreign governments on economic growth initiatives and entrepreneurship.

He’s spoken in more than 50 countries to speak on innovation, entrepreneurship and business leadership. Jeff is a featured business expert seen on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNN International, Bloomberg News, CNBC, ABC, and NPR, and in publications including Forbes, Inc., Time, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Jeff received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the national CEO council for his contributions to the field of entrepreneurship, and he received the Champion of Entrepreneurship Award from JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Rising Tide Capital, as well as receiving the George Brown Award for International Cooperation. On the side, Jeff is a Hollywood film producer, and a producer of a Grammy-winning jazz album in 2015.

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Cross-industry Mastermind Agenda

7:30am Breakfast (optional)
8:00am Welcome
9:00am Jeff Hoffman Talk
11:00am Break
11:15am Issue Solving (Problems/Opportunities) in Small Handpicked Groups (Part 1)
12:15pm Lunch
1:00pm Issue Solving (Problems/Opportunities) in Small Handpicked Groups (Part 2)
4:00pm Break
4:30pm Lecturettes
7:30pm Dinner at a Great Restaurant
9:00pm Leadership Lessons from the Trenches
8:00am Breakfast (optional)
8:30am Open Space
11:00am Closing Ceremony
11:30am Hike (optional)
12:30pm Lunch (optional)

Mastermind Venue



2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA

Indulge in serenity and calm outside the busy city limits on a forest preserve and private lake.

With five nature trails and a sprawling health center, you can choose to bask in nature or rejuvenate at the spa, steam rooms, and saunas.


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