Spring 2022 Lectures

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Class Intro | Jan. 12
Mark Seastrand
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How To Truly Live And Not Just Exist | Jan. 18
Clint Pulver
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6 Boundaries for Life Work Harmony | Jan. 25
Trina Limpert
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Pivots And Grit | Feb. 1
Amelia Wilcox
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The Startup Journey | Feb. 8
Marcella Hill
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Finding Passion In A Non-Passionate Business! | Feb. 15
Terry H. Buckner
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How To Build Unbreakable Operational Systems | Feb. 22
Diane Acevedo
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Our Best-Learned Lessons About Working With Employees And Each Other | Mar. 1
Lindsey & Charlie Estes
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Branding A New Business | Mar. 15
Levi Lindsay
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Blue Sky Mindset, Unlimited Possibilities | Mar. 22
Cydni Tetro
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How Utah Businesses Are Revolutionizing Entertainment And Hollywood With AI | Mar. 29
Ricky Ray Butler
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Starting from a tiny bedroom to selling in over 3,000 retailer stores internationally - The story of consistent effort and learning from mistakes | Apr. 5
Natalia Riboldi
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From Job To Founder | Apr. 12
Bryan Christiansen
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Embracing Ambiguity: My Path As A Social Entrepreneur | Apr. 19
Melissa Sevy
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Positive Impact of Businesses | Apr. 27
Brian Fruit

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Mark Seastrand
Former Director

My job is to help you start your own business. If you're a student, faculty member, staff or alumni with a business idea then come and visit with me. Don't just think about it, do it! Be your own boss!

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Clint Pulver
Founder | Green Man Group

Clint Pulver has spent his professional career traveling the world helping organizations diminish turnover and create customer loyalty that lasts. As the leading authority on Employee Retention, he has worked with thousands of individuals at all levels of various organizations. Launching in April 2021 is Clint’s new book, “I Love It Here” - based on years of his research as The Undercover Millennial®.Clint has been on America’s Got Talent and in movies with actors like Jack Black and Jon Heder. He also won an Emmy-Award in 2020 for his storytelling and film directing. He loves flying helicopters in his spare time, and also enjoys long walks to the fridge.

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Trina Limpert
Founder | RizeNext & Tech Moms

Trina Limpert is the CEO & Founder of RizeNext Corporation, a business strategy and education consulting company assisting organizations to successfully execute equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Trina is a passionate leader and her company offers a unique blend of experience in driving engagement and operational execution to meet diversity & inclusion objectives. Her prior corporate technology career spans across multiple industries and businesses at Novell, eBay and lastly at Oracle as the Senior Director of CX Consulting. In her prior role as President of Women in IT at eBay she lead an organization of 1500 members across 17 countries. In 2020 Trina co-founded Tech-Moms.org an organization that educates and assists women re-entering or transi-tioning their careers into the technology industry.

Trina is a lifelong learner and higher education advocate. She attended Weber State University receiving an associate degree in Computer Science, bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, an Executive MBA at the University of Utah, and certificate in Driving Corporate Strategy from Harvard University.

Trina currently serves on the Women’s Success Center Board of Advisors at Utah Valley University, Board of Advisors for Weber State University School of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology, and on the National Advisory Committee at Weber State Uni-versity, and the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors.

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Amelia Wilcox
Founder & CEO | Nivati

Amelia Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Nivati, a leader in corporate massage and mental health services since 2010. Nivatiis a high-growth B2B company whose platform provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and positive employee experiences to improve wellbeing, boost morale, and increase engagement.Amelia has exponentially grown her company from a solo living-room service business to an international technology brand.

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Marcella Hill
Owner | Love Woolies

Marcella Hill Owner of Love Woolies and creator of the Award Winning toy The Peek-a-Boo Bag, has a passion to build brands with purpose and personality.

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Terry H. Buckner 
CEO | The Buckner Company

Terry H. Buckner is the President and CEO of Buckner- one the West’s largest and fastest growing insurance brokerages.

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Diane Acevedo
SVP of Operations and Customer Experience| Gabb Wireless

Diane Acevedo, Senior Vice President of Operations & Customer Experience for Gabb Wireless, is passionate about elevating and supporting the underrepresented community, and mentoring those that are "hungry" for growth.

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Lindsey & Charlie Estes
Owner/Managing Partner|President/CEO || Parasol Group

From meager means to serial entrepreneur. Charlie grew up in a home that had him collecting cans on the side of the road to put food on the table for dinner. Today Charlie and Lindsey run a series of companies in Manufacturing and shipping around the world.

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Levi Lindsay
VP of Content | Co-Founder || Kizik | mind

Levi is a Dad of two beautiful girls, Rosie and Gigi and has a wife that is way too good looking for him. He is the VP of Content at Kizik, co-founder of mind. an organization dedicated to helping end the stigma around mental health. And a creative consultant for Creatably.

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Cydni Tetro
CEO |Founder || Brandless | Women's Tech Council

Cydni Tetro is CEO of Brandless, an innovator of experience, a growth leader, technologist, STEM advocate, author, and speaker.

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Jake maughan
Chief Influencer Officer | BEN Group

 

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Natalia Riboldi
Founder & Creative Director | Nat + Noor

Natalia has a degree from BYU Hawaii in the fine arts with an emphasis in oil painting. While at BYUH she also took many entrepreneurship classes. After graduating, she went on to teach several art classes at the Sundance Mountain resort in Utah. She also taught yoga for BYU Provo for 4 years. She started a catering business with her mom, catering for weddings, business events and also making wedding cakes. She has a strong interest in art and design. She loves business and likes to think of business as another creative medium. She has spent time living in Italy and Australia. Her travels have also greatly influenced her outlook on design, business and culture.

Currently Natalia is the owner and founder of Nat + Noor, a jewelry and accessory brand dedicated to both beauty and functionality. Nat + Noor sells to independent retail shops internationally. Currently their product is carried in over 3,000 stores. They also sell direct to consumers. Natalia operated the business with a small team and the help of her fulfillment center.

Nat + Noor is looking into expanding into bigger box retail stores as well as brand partnerships. Nat + Noor was started at the end of 2019 and has been able to grow quickly.

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Bryan Christiansen
Founder | Limble

I am a self taught full stack developer, marketing turned entrepreneur. After several failed attempts at building a company I started Limble CMMS back in 2015.

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Melissa Sevy
Founder & CEO | Ethik

Melissa is a serial social entrepreneur who is passionate about creating economic stability within the global artisan sector through building bridges with conscious companies.

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Brian Fruit
Founder | Lizard Skins

Entrepreneur with a passion for businesses providing the best products to athletes and enthusiasts in multiple sports.

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