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What Does Jesus Have to Say to 21st Century Entrepreneurs?
Tuesday, Oct. 25 11:30 a.m.
Never before has the word evoked such promise. There are more aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups than ever before, and the fostering of sound entrepreneurship is now widely seen as the key factor for developing healthy, long-lasting economies. But in a culture of consumerism and materialism, are we losing the heart of what entrepreneurialism is all about? And what if the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth offer us a way forward?
More than 70 Northern Colorado professionals joined a panel of business leaders for a stimulating discussion around the question, “What do the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth have to say to 21st century entrepreneurs?”
Richard Fagerlin is the founder and president of Peak Solutions. With over 20 years of leadership and organizational development experience, he is a sought-after speaker, consultant and facilitator. Richard travels internationally helping clients intentionally create a culture of high trust and to be on purpose with developing leaders at all levels of the organization. In 2015 & 2016 Richard was named one of the top 100 thought leaders on Trust in the world.
John Gasangwa is a Rwandan entrepreneur and founder of Arise Rwanda, a community-development organization in rural western Rwanda focused on education and clean water infrastructure. He previously worked for World Vision, Opportunity International, and Kiva. John lives in Rwanda and received his MBA from Colorado State University in 2011.
As a dually engaged theologian and business advisor, Drew straddles the worlds of faith and work. Alongside his role as VP of Leadership Partners, he is a business advisor helping clients solve challenging problems at the nexus of risk, strategy, and innovation. He has more than a decade of strategy consulting and executive leadership experience across multiple industries. His career started in the food industry, where he was the Director of Strategy for a top 50 foodservice distributor, helping lead the company through its acquisition by a top five distributor. He then became CEO and led the turnaround of a produce merchandising and distribution company. After that, he was a consultant at Clareo, helping Fortune 500 clients create new growth paths. Drew has a master of divinity degree from Denver Seminary, an MBA from Texas A&M University, and a PhD in religion from the University of Birmingham (UK). He is an adjunct professor of theology at Denver Seminary and author of the forthcoming book, Transforming Enterprise. Drew is an avid traveler (having visited nearly 40 countries) and proud fifth-generation northern Coloradoan where he lives with amazing wife and three kids.