What makes some companies wildly successful while others struggle to survive?
Sustaining a business in today’s competitive economy is hard, but the companies that figure it out have something in common: a purpose. Purpose is a key ingredient for a strong, sustainable, scalable organizational culture. According to research from Gallup’s Global Well-Being Index, companies driven by purpose have employees who are three times more likely to stay with the company. Purpose-driven companies also outperform the S&P 500 by ten times.
How have successful organizations pursued purpose alongside profit?
Several people joined us on Wednesday, February 14 for Ohana Leadership Essentials, Inspiring Your Team with Purpose to experience the journey of executives who found their organizations’ purpose and achieved remarkable results. Attendees connected with experts while receiving actionable strategies to discover their corporate purpose and engage with their teams.
Speakers & Panelists
Sean Lambert is the executive director and president of Youth with a Mission (YWAM) San Diego/Baja. He has traveled and ministered in more than 50 nations. He is the founder of Mission Adventures and Homes of Hope, two global networks that have mobilized more than 225,000 people in outreaches around the world. He is the author of the book THE HOMES OF HOPE STORY It Matters to This One… Sean also serves on the Board of Regents for the University of the Nations and on several other international leadership teams that serve and support the greater vision of YWAM. In 2016, Homes of Hope was featured in People magazine’s American Heroes special edition.
Wil Davis, Founder and Principal of Noble Why, LLC, has an extensive background in corporate leadership. Wil co-founded Ontario Systems, a nationwide leader in its selected markets and one of the largest software companies in Indiana. Wil serves as President of Ball State Innovation Corporation where he provides support and business strategy consultation to all BSIC innovators. In demand nationwide as a keynote speaker and seminar leader, he is also the author of Creating a Culture of Excellence: Changing the World of Work One Person at a Time. His high energy and entertaining, anecdotal style keeps audiences engaged and leaves them with inspiring concepts applicable to both their corporate and personal lives.
Kim Graham Lee, President of Indianapolis Conscious Capitalism, has over 30 years of diverse business experience, including c-level leadership of start-up and growth companies, along with account management for some of the largest corporations in the world. Most recently, Kim was handpicked to launch and grow trueU, a membership-based community of like-minded companies that are committed to growing their business by growing their people. In addition, Kim is currently serving as Interim CEO of Integrating Woman Leaders, an organization focused on helping advance women in leadership positions. Active in the community, Kim is particularly interested in helping children in poverty and mentoring other women in their careers.
Cynthia Pizarro is the President of CSpring and the Founder of Ohana Software. Cynthia is responsible for aligning CSpring’s goals and business operations with the firm’s vision and growth strategy. In addition to leading business operations, Cynthia is involved in managing key accounts, developing marketing initiatives, hiring staff, and career planning for associates. Cynthia earned a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Miami University where she majored in Marketing with a concentration in Management Information Systems. She and her husband, Peter, live in Carmel, Indiana along with their two young children and are active members of College Park Church.
During the session, our engaging speakers shared videos many have requested links to.
YWAM Home of Hope Veterans Build: A powerful story that shows the struggle of our of our honored veterans who struggled to find his humanity after servicing his country. Healing through service to the poor,
Ohana explainer video: watch this short video to see how Ohana can be that virtual place to connect and communicate with your work family – your Ohana.