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FOR OUR GOOD

dear foggers Greetings! It was wonderful to share time with all of you in Vermont and to get to know you and your particular brilliance. We are gifting you this Storybook as a way of bringing back those few precious days in ways that will be helpful in your work and inspire new conversations. Why a Storybook? These Storybooks are the end result of about 80 years of combined thinking and training. We have spent 20 years participating in meetings like FOG and time after time, we have seen the participants leave with a desire to carry the work forward but no tools to do so.

We had an idea! A few years ago, we set out to create a product that mingles storytelling, brain science, learning theory, visual strategy, visual thinking, and cognitive psychology. We work these interrelated disciplines together to Amplify the Impact of meetings and in the words of Nancy Badore, “redintigrate.”

So, what is Redintigration? It is the process by which you bring back memory. Simply put—it is a way to capture the WHAT, SO WHAT….NOW WHAT of a meeting or experience. This Storybook is designed to bring back the ideas, thoughts, and experiences so that you can share them, teach them, ruminate on them, and use them more fully. Take some time to enjoy and use it and if you find new ways to incorporate FOG into your work, let us know. Thanks for your help in creating this living breathing document. Janine, Michelle and Amy IDEA360—The Art of Possibility

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participants Michelle Auerbach Nancy Badore Craig Cook Daryl Crocke Tom Crum Mark Epstein Christopher Fang Loren Gary Anna Gatmon, Ph.D. Rachel Goble Neil Goldberg I. Barry Goldberg Nancy Howes Tyler Kellogg Aaron Kinnart Torli Krua

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participants Doug Krug Marlene Lekoski Mark Levy Brooke Mastrorio Peter Marton Tina Meinig Amy Norton Kevin Sheehan Dawn Quesnel G. Lee Salmon Leon Segal, Ph.D. Janine Underhill Mike Yuhnke Travis Parker Greg Zlevor

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philosophy For our good The FOG gatherings are a place for a small, diverse group of people to come together in a spirit of openness, honesty, collegiality, and a sincere concern to make a positive difference in the world. We look at areas of leadership, change, and community building; we share our expertise and knowledge; we pool our thinking and energies; and we explore new ways of bringing significant and lasting change into organizations, enterprises, and communities around the world. We are a small group of people committed to making a difference. We invite people to share in this journey if: • They have an interest in our areas of passion • They are willing and able to be open and honest • They are a contributing member of the community • They respect all relationships and guidelines

We attract and blend a diverse group of people that include: • Thought leaders and consultants • Community and organizational executives • The next generation of world change agents Our goal is to be personal, significant, and meaningful. We are not here to impress. Our aim is to learn, grow, and support one another. We desire to go further with what we know, deeper in our collegial relationships, and expand our influence in places that matter. By supporting and helping each other and ourselves we can make lasting changes. We spend time during each meeting getting to know our colleagues better, discussing and learning in our areas of expertise and passion, and working on issues that matter.

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which are paramount for an open and respectful atmosphere.

FOG Guidelines Relationships, Knowledge, and Action. Building and maintaining these relationships is key. We support one another to the best of our ability. We raise and discuss all pertinent issues, even difficult ones. We do the work required to foster a community of trust, care, passion, and commitment. This is our foundation. With that foundation, we invite clients, executives, leaders, and change agents to share their challenges and opportunities so that we can practice our best thinking and knowledge in practical ways. The opportunity to participate in such an exchange is unique and sacred. This type of exchange is collaborative and bears intrinsic rewards. Unfortunately, even in today’s world, it is still too rare to find these gatherings. For some, there may be new and/or deeper professional or financial arrangements as a result of the community and meetings. There is no expectation of work or financial gain from meeting attendance, but it can happen. With this in mind, we have two important guidelines,

1. All client relationships are fully respected and maintained. If a consultant brings a client to a meeting, all participants agree and recognize that relationship. All work, if it develops, goes through the primary consultant, no questions asked. 2. All participants come to learn and grow without the pressure of being sold. This is first and foremost a community, not a marketplace. It is an exchange, not a sales opportunity. Consequently, no sales pitches allowed. Conversations yes. Pitches no. There is a difference. The quality of this community and exchange is solely determined by how we treat one another in pursuit of things that matter. Thanks for doing all that you can to take care of yourself and contribute to this community. We believe that in so caring and giving, you shall also receive. Welcome to this unique journey. Together. Š Greg Zvelor 2013

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Introduction

We are here to do three things • Meet and support each other • Learn some new things • Make a difference

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DAY ONE

What gift did you receive that impacted your life now?

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The metaphor of Akido is useful in our discussion. When we watch Akido, we see grace, effortlessness, flowing with resistance. When we are in a real conflict, what shows up is resistance, anger, and frustration. I work on changing conflict into relationship and stress into vibrancy. The stuff that gets in the way of being centered and living in the grace and flow is made up of the stresses and conflict and pressure and uncertainty and the stories we tell ourselves. Centering from a deeper level is a skill you can develop that allows you to be awake and aware of the stories we tell ourselves. That voice in your head is your crazy roommate. You need to be in charge, not the crazy roommate. Here is how to do it when you are in conflict situations:

Three principles • Acknowledge the situation • Willingness to change • Be centered, present, awake Centering has nuances you can practice every day no matter where you are.

Nuances of Center • Align the body • Let tension flow out • Breathe

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breakout sessions nancy badore

doug krug

Nancy presented us an Oral History Method she uses when she Is working with an organization in which she finds two cultures clashing.

Doug Krug said he had the one thing that would make everything work. Tough challenge but Doug is up to it.

Oral history takes advantage of the people in the room. We go back to the beginning and divide the history of the organization into chapters. For each chapter, we ask the same questions:

He explained how the mind works:

• What is the name for the chapter? • When did the chapter start? • Who were the actors? • What were they dealing with? In the end, the people who are opposed to change feel that their knowledge of the history of the organization is respected and the newbies appreciate the history more. It makes movement possible. Nancy also shared a Valentine Exercise with which you can help different functions within an organization understand how they are seen, and gain respect for each other. In this exercise, each function answers two questions about all the other functions: what they appreciate about the function and what that function could do to make it better. The other groups get to hear that their suggestions and appreciations sunk in.

• We can only pay attention to one thing at a time • That thing to which we give our attention – we will get more of that • We might as well choose our goals so the mind doesn’t choose for us Doug says, “Confusion is the highest mental state there is because clarity comes right after.” Doug led us with the idea: We have all the answers we will ever need. Be consciously aware of where we are putting our attention. Start changing the questions.

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coaching model Barry Goldberg

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brainstorming Mark Levy Mark Levy challenged us: “Let’s go for breakthroughs.” He took us through a process for brainstorming. • First we made a list of ten things we’d lost. • The second part of the exercise was to freewrite for seven minutes exploring the lost item about which we had the most energy. People found the writing hard on the hand but energizing for the mind. Mark told us that he uses this process when he is approaching a subject about which he is scared. It helps you to get out of yourself and think in a new way. Mark says, “It works 100% of the time. I know I can write for seven minutes even if I am scared shitless.” Mark threw into the mix that bad ideas are often a way to good ideas. Bad ideas have a life that can bring you good ideas.

“In quickness

there is

truth”. Ray Bradbury

The second process was one of outloud brainstorming: Get in groups of two • Person A talks for four minutes about a problem, like freewriting • Person B download what you heard and give thinking on solutions • Person A tell person B what you found valuable about what they said and what you might do differently. Now reverse it.

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sold project/young africa Rachel Goble Rachel Goble presented her current challenge with The Sold Project, her non-profit that works on preventing sex trafficking in Thailand. She has created a video that she would like to go viral in order to educate as many people as possible about their ability to contribute and change the world.

www.thesoldproject.com

Torli KRUa Torli Krua brought the group up to speed about the situation in Liberia and how his personal history is a microcosm of the problems caused by the Liberian Civil War. His group, Young Africa, is needing to expand to reach more people in Liberia and help rebuild the country.

www.torli.org www.youngafrica-liberia.blogspot.com www.youngliberia.org

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listening

listening Exercise

hat w o t k c a b t us h g u o r b g e nd Gr a g n i n e t s i ut: l o b a s i G from r O e F h t o h c to ea g n i t c e n n co the heart.

The day took a turn after intense interaction with Rachel and Torli. He asked us to partner with someone we had not met before and to write down the names of people who listened to us in the past. We brainstormed the qualities of listening that drew us out and made us feel heard. Tyler talked about his great-grandmother and others who are at the end of their life. Listening to her, he explained, was like an “explosion of flavor.� Other people brought up the elements of non-judgment, listening to acknowledge, giving perspective, being present in the moment, energy transference, and deep connection.

What if we could be those kinds of listeners for each other?

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dinner at michael’s Michael Kloeti We had a gorgeous dinner at Michael’s on the Hill. After dinner, Michael came out to talk to us about innovation and he surprised us by pointing out that farm-to-table is not innovative, rather it is exactly what his grandmother did, and what he did in Switzerland where he rode the eggs home on his bike from the farm and hoped five of them got back whole. His belief system dovetailed perfectly with the FOG goals of connection and care. He said he is here to take care of his people, and to get the food that local farmers produce to his customers. For him, it is all about loyalty and conversation— growing a business through word of mouth. His words and the taste of the maple syrup pudding ended the evening with a sweet touch.

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morning Expanding our conversations We started the morning talking about listening and expanding our conversations from the end of the day. Greg posed this challenge: Reconnect and share a new story from your list in terms of listeners, but we are going to practice the listening so that when we meet the next pair I can tell the person’s story. At the break we were charged to talk about the feelings we were having. Greg introduced the idea that every event we experience can be colored by the comments of the crazy roommate, or the story we create. That story leads us into a future performance. If we want to create a different future, we need to get clear about what happened, what the feelings are, and the story we are telling ourselves.

The more we can make distinctions, the better we can make choices that lead us to the performance we want. The brain is wired to find danger and threats. They show up in your body faster and stronger and stay longer than any positive input. So our brain is constantly working against the threat mechanism, and those feelings last a long time. Conversely, when something good happens you have to act right away because it only lasts an hour. Tom’s work is so exciting because it is a way to work on making the good stuff last for more than an hour.

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the aiki approach tom crum The Aiki approach

athlete who can go back to the place of success. If we come up with reminders that will bring you back to center, then we can get our mind operating at the highest vibrational level.

• Acknowledge • Accept/ Embrace • Breathe

Increased tension is our general tendency when we need to be strong. We do this because the opposite does not work. True power is an integrated mind body state in which energy flows unrestricted towards purpose. We have the capacity to expand and contract our energy. We usually don’t allow ourselves the choice. If you do, you will be accountable to your energy and it is a beautiful thing. Use this to flow towards what you want.

Centering is breathing into the present moment with balance and energy. When we aligned and centered, the room feels differently. • Align the body • Breathe deeply • Release tension on each exhale and work with gravity • Be present – take in the surrounding environment with all your senses Great musicians and artists have training on being inspired and taking in the world strongly through their senses. There is a strong emphasis on the head, but if you can just take it in, you will center in your own way. Being centered will allow you to increase focus, heighten awareness, produce emotional and physical stability, and not act like a jaguar is chasing you on your drive to work. You can become like a great

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immunity to change

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loren Gary Loren Gary gave us a taste of his workshop in which he addressed the question:

“Why do we have difficulty accomplishing things, even when we are passionate about them?”

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He asked: Pick a goal for yourself that your trusted elders would wish for you. Run that goal through this list to test it:

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• You believe it to be true. • It implicates you. • There is room for improvement It is significantly related to your work. • It is important – a 4 or 5 out of a 5 scale. Then, we worked with the goal, writing in simple language what we are committed to. Next, we created a list of what things are you doing or not doing that are getting in the way of your column 1 commitments. • NO explanations • No narrative of what other people are doing • Microscopically detailed description of actions and behavior.

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anna gatmon Anna began by saging the room and all the foggers as we quieted down and listened. Leon’s introduction made clear how important the bridge is between the shamanic world and the world of innovation.

The most meaningful moments are when we make things personal. The more we know about ourselves, the better we can work with the external world.

“In order to

discover new lands, one must be willing

Leon drew a very clear comparison between the innovation consultant and the shaman in all the areas of interaction from why people call on them to how they structure the interaction and the tools they use. Both are needed to make it personal. A leader is both a shaman and an innovator.

to lose site of land for a very long time.”

www.innovationship.com

Andre Gide

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personal dashboard Leon Segal We took a journey through the process of creating a personal dashboard. This was a design thinking process. Design thinking is concrete. So, given the intention setting work we have done in the last day, we designed a personal dashboard for each of us to help get us there. Leon described the cycle of inspiration and expression that is similar to breathing in and breathing out. You have to think and then do. Innovation is practical—that’s what distinguishes it from art. Innovation focuses on the user because that’s who you are making it for. And then as Steve Jobs says, great artists ship. You want to innovate and then send it off.

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The tool to use is questions: What do I want? What did I learn that will move m e forward? Keep asking qu estions.

A little more of

circle

this,

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become a leader Kevin Sheehan History of wisdom sharing from the founders to Thoreau at Walden pond to MLK. To BALO.

Sharing wisdom has deep spiritual roots. There was a new language of wisdom sharing and self sharing and innovation sharing that the founders of the country engaged in.

“The founders of the country

bet their lives

on new ideas and they changed civilization.”

Amy Edmondson from Harvard Business school said: Don’t organize companies for implementation with learning underneath. Organize companies for learning with implementation underneath.

We will create from the internal and communicate with vision and internal truth.

Sacrifice is an incredibly powerful part of leadership and innovation and being a spiritual warrior. Sacrifice means sacred fire. Simple process of wisdom creation and innovation. It’s not giving up things you love, it’s about bringing your sacred fire to them. Throw the ego on the bonfire and become selfless. Christ did it. Gurus do it. It’s a process that is reliable because we are divine presences. We really are the light body. That’s no bullshit thing. So let’s all speak the language of wisdom. There are no problems if you are working from the higher frameworks.

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SPEAKERS AND ATTENDEES Tom Crum—Founder and President, Aiki Works, Inc. Author of Journey to Center and The Magic of Conflict, Mr. Crum has developed the Magic of Conflict approach, an in-depth technology to turn conflict into opportunity and one’s life of work into a work of art. His presentations are designed to help people become more centered under conflict, more resourceful when facing challenges, and more effective under stress. For over 30 years, Mr. Crum has been a teacher of Aikido, a graceful martial art that uses energy rather than force to resolve conflicts, and he includes principles and movements from Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, and other mind-body arts in his presentations, creating an experiential event that adds excitement, color and value. Acclaimed as “more than another talking head,” Mr. Crum conducts presentations for organizations worldwide for management and employees at all levels in corporations, government and non-profit organizations. Greg Zlevor—Facilitator and host of this FOG event President, Westwood International BecomeALeader’s Chief Architect “Teach the World.” Mr. Zlevor specializes in executive development, education, facilitation, and high-performing teams. He coaches executives, doctors and specialists around the world and facilitates strategic planning sessions, executive retreats, and leadership development programs. Having a master’s degree from Boston College in spirituality, he has also completed several post-graduate training sessions in organizational development and holds several certifications for coaching models and performance technologies, such as Carlson Learning Products, Inscape/Epic, Heartmath, and Performance Management. Mr. Zlevor is an expert facilitator, coach and program designer whose work has taken him around the world. Loren Gary—Senior Vice President Content, BecomeALeader In his position at BecomeALeader, Mr. Gary helps write, edit and curate leadership blogs and online workbooks. He is also the associate director for leadership development and public affairs at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, where he designs and facilitates cocurricular programs that touch more than 500 Harvard graduate students each year. Mr. Gary has authored or coauthored more than 200 articles for two dozen publications and has also edited three books. Earlier in his career, as a senior

bios editor at Harvard Business Publishing, he grew subscriptions for the flagship newsletter, Harvard Management Update, to an all-time high, oversaw the launch of the Balanced Scorecard Report, and more than doubled the number of content modules for Harvard ManageMentor. Mr. Gary received an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and his A.B. from Dartmouth College. Torli Krua—Founder, YOUNG-Africa, Inc. & UHRI Mr. Krua, a native of Liberia, is founder and CEO of Universal Human Rights International (UHRI) YOUNG-Africa, Inc. and pastor of Ziah Mission Baptist Church in Dorchester, MA. Prior to coming to the USA, Mr. Krua studied Telecommunications at the Mano River Union Telecommunications Institute and established a successful computer services company, High Tech Applications, Inc., in Monrovia, Liberia. He also worked as Technical Support Specialist, serving the Europe, Africa and Middle East regions for the Wang Computer Company’s European Subsidiary in Brussels, Belgium. Since his arrival in America as a political refugee, Mr. Krua has been an effective advocate for refugees, organizing refugee communities from Africa and other regions to learn new skills and tackle class and racial disparities. He uses the law as an instrument for social change. Peter Marton—Chief Operating Officer, BecomeALeader Mr. Marton has successfully led companies and built value in entrepreneurial ventures for 25 years. He was a Co-Founder of Cambridge Technology Partners, Senior Vice President at Fidelity Investments, Chief Operating Officer at Zamba Solutions and President of Primix Solutions. Mr. Marton has a strong track record of achievement through his hands-on leadership style in forprofit, non-profit and social ventures. He has built businesses in segments as diverse as information systems, health care, learning & education and communications. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership at Tufts University. Leon Segal—Ph.D. CEO, Innovationship Leon Segal, Ph.D., is the CEO of Innovationship, a Silicon Valley-based agency with an international focus, dedicated to building innovation leadership capacity for individuals, teams and organizations. Dr. Segal is an innovation psychologist with over 25 years of experience in human factors, product innovation and experience design. His broad experience includes the design of future cockpits for NASA | FoG MEETING Four | Stowe, Vermont | April 25-27, 2013

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bios and heading the Tel Aviv office of IDEO, the global design and innovation firm. He has directed innovation processes and taught design thinking all over the world and specializes in the integration of the professional, environmental and personal aspects of collaborative creativity.

and she was asked to create another first for Ford, the global Executive Development Center for the top 2000 people worldwide. After leaving Ford, Dr. Badore was asked to contribute to other collaborative opportunities happening as the results of mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.

Anna Gatmon—Ph.D. Process Navigator, Innovationship Anna Gatmon, Ph.D., is a Process Navigator at Innovationship, a Silicon Valley-based agency with an international focus, dedicated to building innovation leadership capacity for individuals, teams and organizations. Dr. Gatmon is an educator specializing in Transformative Learning. With over 15 years experience in education and individual counseling, she uses her professional skills and human insight to facilitate wholistic and spiritual transformation in individuals and groups.

Christopher Fang—Worldwide Vice President, Strategic Medical Affairs, Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Synthes W. Christopher Fang, M.D. and M.B.A., brings a wealth of experience in both the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The focus of his career has been on clinical research, evidence-based medicine and medical sciences for some of the most noted companies in the industry. In his current position, Dr. Fang’s responsibilities center on medical sciences, clinical evidence strategy and product safety worldwide. In this role, Dr. Fang is appointed to a variety of strategic assignments related to new product development, reimbursement and business development. He serves as the Chair of the Clinical Research Committee, which is responsible for selection and approval of clinical programs and investigator initiated studies.

Kevin Sheehan—Founder and CEO, BecomeALeader BecomeALeader is enabling a brand new work environment based on a breakthrough model of real-time knowledge sharing and collaboration for leaders making important differences. Mr. Sheehan is author of A Leader Becomes A Leader: Inspirational Stories of Leadership for a New Generation. In 1990 he founded Hear Music—now Starbucks Hear Music—that contributed to redefining the music landscape. Mr. Sheehan has served on the Board of Directors of the Passims Cultural Center in Cambridge, MA and as the Executive Director for the Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund. Mr. Sheehan is a graduate of Yale University and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” for business planning. His work has been featured in various leading publications and on radio. Nancy Badore—Business and Leadership Strategist Dr. Nancy Lloyd Badore has been working on collaborative projects for most of her professional life. An Executive Director with Ford Motor Company, she helped to establish the first major UAW/Management joint effort to improve quality on the plant floor. Eventually working with 80 different locations worldwide, she helped union and plant managements address their historic differences and provide a new and vibrant model of leadership to their people. The quality improvements that ensued broke records and attracted scholarly and media attention for their out-of-the-box approach and results;

Doug Krug—Author, Lecturer, Guest Presenter Mr. Krug is a thought leader in creating and sustaining high-performance organizations. His third book, The Missing Piece in Leadership: How to create the future you want, was released in 2011. He has also co-authored two books, Enlightened Leadership: Getting to the HEART of Change and Leadership Made Simple. Mr. Krug’s primary role is helping top executive teams create and sustain the focus and alignment essential to successfully deal with today’s most pressing leadership challenges. He spent 15 years at Johns Hopkins University’s M.B.A. Program and teaching at CDC, FBI Academy, DEA, NASA, VA, Secret Service Academy as well as working with executive teams at GE, GM, NASDAQ, Lockheed-Martin and three Governor’s Cabinets. Rachel Goble—President, The SOLD Project, Photographer Ms. Goble is the President and Associate Producer of The SOLD Project organization and film. Her background in business and non-profit development work gave Rachel the experience and vision to fight child trafficking from the preventative angle. Her mission is to see every child given the opportunity of education and the ability to | FoG MEETING Four | Stowe, Vermont | April 25-27, 2013

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bios achieve their dreams. Ms. Goble has spoken at numerous events and universities, including the National Prayer Breakfast, about the importance of prevention of child exploitation. She graduated from Westmont College with a B.A. in Business Economics and Fuller Theological Seminary with an M.A. in CrossCultural Studies. Ms. Goble also has a passion for the intersection of justice and the arts and is the owner of Rachel Goble Photography. Amidst starting and running her various endeavors, Ms. Goble can be found wine tasting in her backyard vineyards or Pinteresting new creative projects. Tyler Kellogg—Creative Mind, Tyler DoGood Tyler takes the phrase “live-by-the-seat-of-your-pants” to a new level and is a one of a kind communicator, a philanthropist and leader. Mr. Kellogg’s life has been lived on the edge and he strives to change the world in big ways. He stepped into the spotlight three years ago when, over the course of a summer, Mr. Kellogg lived out of his car and committed random acts of kindness for individuals from all walks of life. He helped 115 strangers, asking each the question: “What is one life lesson that you’ve learned, that you wish you would have known all along?” Since then, Reader’s Digest decided that he had best road trip of 2009, the BBC took him out for “Hotcakes and Tea” and TEDx Greenville gave him a shot to speak his mind. To date, Mr. Kellogg has addressed over 50 different groups, telling them stories from the road, as well as lessons of life. Marlene Lepkoski—Head of Regulatory Quality Management, Janssen R&D within the Pharmaceutical sector of Johnson & Johnson Responsible for the strategic direction and operational capabilities of Global Regulatory Affairs with regards to compliance. Ms. Lepkoski has global oversight of regulatory processes, training, inspection readiness and business performance monitoring of more than 700 regulatory professionals around the world. A forward-thinking leader, Ms. Lepkoski has extensive experience in establishing new organizations, processes, roles and building effective and motivated teams. She is skilled in aligning diversified teams to improve productivity and meet customer needs. In addition to her ‘day job,’ Ms. Lepkoski often offers her

‘making the complex easy’ talent to others across the sector via coaching and mentoring, and generates avenues that allow people to effectively tell their story. Mark Levy—Positioning and Branding Consultant, Owner of Levy Innovation Consultants and entrepreneurial companies hire him to give their marketing materials spark and strength and to give their business an invigorating strategy shift so that their market sees them with fresh appreciation. Due in part to his efforts, his clients have raised their hourly fees by 2,000%, written business books for major publishers, like Random House and Harper, and have appeared in The NY Times and The Wall Street Journal and on ABC News and The CBS Evening News. Specialties: positioning, branding, book writing, publicity stunts. Tina Meinig—Marketing. Business Development. Leadership .Ms. Meinig works with companies to apply her marketing and business development expertise to help them grow and prosper. Her 30+ years of experience has been focused most recently in the business-to-business arena with leadership development and elearning endeavors working with companies that include PDI, Ninth House and IBM. She founded, grew and sold a successful emarketing/elearning company, called Interactive Media, that pioneered the development of interactive, technology-based marketing, sales and learning programs. Her passion is working with emerging businesses to help them thrive through smart, focused marketing and business development strategies and programs. Neil Goldberg—Leader of Business Development, Innovationship Neil Goldberg leads business development at Innovationship, a Silicon Valley-based agency with an international focus, dedicated to building innovation leadership capacity for individuals, teams and organizations. Mr. Goldberg is an entrepreneur, consultant, educator and designer. For 30 years, he has passionately studied and applied the power of design processes to addressing business challenges. He has founded several companies, including a leading Silicon Valley product design agency, a prototype work-hub concept and a digital photography platform. He has

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bios consulted on innovation and new product development strategy and has taught design methods and practice at a number of Bay Area universities. Janine Underhill—IDEA360 Graphic Facilitation Ms. Underhill provides whole brain visual learning tools to activate creative business and community strategies and engage the individual along with the entire system. Ms. Underhill designed and developed Amplify the Impact™. The process was born to meet the driving need to literally amplify the impact of meetings and conferences, leveraging the participant experience by sparking connections, capturing ideas. Focusing on the needs of leadership, Amplify the Impact™ combines real-time visual learning and organizational storytelling to give employees a way to reexperience critical information and messages and drive engagement and action. This process increases engagement, ensures action and drives amazing ROI. Michelle Auerbach—Narratologist Ms. Auerbach is an unreformed classics scholar who has translated from Sanskrit, Biblical Hebrew and Latin, as well as French, German and Italian. She has a deep appreciation for what the classics can teach us about storytelling, emotional intelligence, group dynamics and communication. Her journalism can be read in The New York Times, and her fiction, nonfiction and poetry are available in books and literary journals. Ms. Auerbach utilizes her wide range of experience to teach individuals and groups about communication and storytelling, how to use more of your brain more successfully and how to succeed in connecting emotionally by using the simple tool of language. I. Barry Goldberg—Vice President, Client Service, BecomeALeader Barry Goldberg is focused on adoption and value creation for BecomeALeader’s enterprise client base. He is also the Founder and Principal at Entelechy Partners with a global practice in executive development and culture building. Mr. Goldberg has held P/L for a division of a Fortune 400 technical services company, launched a boutique consulting firm focused on major changes in strategy and was Director, Business Development at The Naisbitt Group, working with bestselling author John Naisbitt.

Nancy Howes—Mompreneur Ms. Howes is founder and CEO of Bonyfide Productions, a startup dedicated to making health and human anatomy as fundamental a part of education as ABCs and 123s. Bonyfide develops curricula, books, games, clothing, toys, and apps based on our belief that personal physiological awareness can positively impact health and wellbeing. As a mompreneur Ms. Howes is constantly exploring creative ways to balance changing the world with a rich family life. She abandoned a successful 20-year career in high tech to return to her first love, Art, earning a BFA from California College of the Arts. Art is a passion she indulges through Bonyfide and whenever she can. Ms. Howes also holds a MEd from Cambridge College. She lives in California with her husband, two daughters (8 and 6), two dogs, four rabbits, and innumerable chickens, fish, and turtles. Dawn Quesnel—CPCC, PCC, aka Coach DQ, Career Life Balance Ms. Quesnel is bold, innovative, passionate, fun, and stands out from the crowd! Her motto is: “Life is too short! Do what you love!” Her work has been recognized by industry leaders including being named by the International Coach Federation New England “Career Coach of the Year” in June 2011. Certified as both a career and a life coach, her company Career Life Balance, specializes in working with top performers through job and career changes, help them to better negotiate raises, and promotions to accelerate their career so they can love their life with a little more balance. With Ms. Quesnel’s unique and powerful combination of skills and experience, her clients find within themselves the resources and wherewithal to take their careers and personal lives to the next level. Aaron Kinnart—Organizational Development Specialist, Fletcher Allen Health Care For over fifteen years, Mr. Kinnart has developed and implemented results-oriented approaches that improve individual and organizational performance. He has extensive leadership experience across both for-profit and non-profit sectors having worked on the ground level with socially minded non-profit organizations and as a leadership and organization development consultant. As a consultant, coach, and trainer Mr. Kinnart works collaboratively with his clients to assess needs and presenting problems, to identify and understand underlying issues, and to create goals and solutions aimed at facilitating positive change.

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bios G. Lee Salmon—Executive Coach and Principal, Learning For Living, LLC Mr. Salmon has over 35 years experience working and consulting at the executive and senior manager levels in government, private sector, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, he has over 16 years experience serving as an executive coach to executives, political leaders, and senior managers. Mr. Salmon is the author of publications on emotional and social intelligence and trends on coaching in the federal government, and is the principal contributor to a blog on GovLoop on current issues emerging at the intersection of leadership and executive coaching in government. Specialties: Developing leadership for a sustainable future, change management, and emotional and social effectiveness skills. Daryl Crockett—CEO, Validus The concept of Validus grew out of our frustration with the lack of effective project management methodology and tools tailored specifically to Data Migration and System Integration. With our proprietary Data Quality Methodology and patent-pending Wrap & Track Software, we offer clients an organized, controlled, end-to-end solution for capturing requirements and providing traceability to ensure proper implementation throughout the project -- from Design through Build, Unit Testing, Validation and Cutover – all with the end goal of improving Data Quality. Specialties: SAP International Project Management; Data Conversion; Data Cleansing; Data Verification; Data Validation; Data Migration; Merger & Acquisitions. Brooke Mastrorio—Senior Director, Clinical Affairs, Augmenix Augmenix is a start-up company focused on using hydrogels to improve outcomes in radiation oncology. Previously, Ms. Mastrorio was with DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Company, for 19 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, a Masters in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College. She has over 20 years of experience in medical devices, ranging from hip, knee and spine implants to neuro monitoring systems and implantable pain delivery systems. Ms. Mastrorio has held positions related to new product development in R&D, Clinical Program Management and Clinical Operations. She has 16 patents and 3 patents pending. In her current position, Ms. Mastrorio is responsible for overseeing a pivotal clinical trial in the area of prostate cancer. Speakers & Attendees

Sean Brady—President, Prism Decision Systems, LLC Sean Brady is president, Prism Decision Systems, LLC. We use dynamic processes and state-of-the-art systems to maximize the human potential of client groups to make and implement decisions that achieve their preferred future. Specifically, we design and build customer web and mobile apps to support organizational decision-making, and we use face-to-face or asynchronous decision support systems to accelerate strategic planning, multi-criteria, trade-off and cost-benefit analyses. Prism a certified Apple® developer. Nadia Haridi Organizational Development and Leadership Development Consultant, Facilitator and Executive Coach As a multicultural and multilingual professional, Ms. Haridi has partnered with global organizations in consulting and coaching executives and senior leaders in all areas of organization development and transformation across a variety of industries, in twenty-eight countries. Her areas of expertise include implementing strategic plans across organizations, coaching leaders and executives to lead with impact, aligning teams to perform optimally, defining a distinctive organizational culture, as well as in the assessment and selection of key leadership positions. Amy Norton—Small Business Consultant, The Creative Angle As a small business consultant, Ms. Norton has promoted events via a variety of websites and other web-based tools, and promoted businesses via social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. She has also developed and executed e-marketing programs, and written and distributed press releases. Ms. Norton has experience in analyzing the needs of small business owners and advising them on development and implementation of processes and systems. Additionally, she has assisted with other business support tasks such as bookkeeping, general administration, and logistics coordination. Travis Parker–Account Manager, Procore Technologies Travis Parker has a passion for seeing other’s visions come to fruition. Mr. Parker currently resides in Santa Barbara where he recently finished his BA in Communications Studies at Westmont College. He has been involved with multiple tech-based startups which led him to his current position with a Santa Barbara startup, Procore Technologies, which injects technology into the construction world. Mainly working as a consultant for each client, his position entails analyzing company processes to streamline the workflow of a project from start to finish. Current clients range from top 400 ENR companies such as Barr&Barr and Avalon Bay in the United States, | FoG MEETING Four | Stowe, Vermont | April 25-27, 2013

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bios to various international clients located in Australia, Costa Rica, South East Asia and other parts of the world. Since his beginnings with Procore in 2012, Mr. Parker has been heavily involved with modifying and developing new implementation strategies for oncoming clients. Mark Epstein—Consultant Mark Epstein currently serves as a consultant to the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and to a new enterprise, the Journey to Enlightenment Foundation. Mr. Epstein’s work has included leadership positions in the nonprofit, public and private sectors. Over the years,, he has been respected for skills such as strategic planning, communications and fundraising. Mr. Epstein also ran for US Congress in 1990 on an environmental platform, earning almost 42% of the vote against an incumbent. He has a BA, summa cum laude, in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from New York University School of Law. Mr. Epstein’s children Ali (18) and Dashell (14) are his joys and scuba-diving, traveling (been to all seven continents) and good friends are his passion. Mike Yuhnke—Explorer, Leader and Outdoor Enthusiast Mike Yuhnke hails from New York’s Adirondack region. His lust for adventure has kept him moving from one expedition to the next over the past five years, and his exploits have included partners from around the world. For over five years, Mr. Yuhnke has worked professionally in the outdoor industry; working with children and adults, as well as individuals with disabilities. His experiences have been vast and have included leading climbing, hiking, canoeing, and backpacking trips all over the country. From Adirondack Park in New York to paddling the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, and as far west as Yosemite National Park in California; Mr. Yuhnke has seen it all. His most recent accomplishment was planning and executing a 3600 mile, unsupported bicycle tour spanning the United States, from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean.

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The FOG Meetings are sponsored by Greg Zlevor and Westwood International. If you would like more information on the meetings and these unique gatherings please contact Donna Harper at 508-359-1900 or email her at dharper@westwoodintl.com. These meetings are intentionally small and by referral and invitation only.

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