Join us for Flourishment april

An event hosted by ALIGN.

Tuesday, April 23rd

12:00-2:00pm

Leaf Institute, 1278 Pendleton St., Greenville

*Your $20 ticket includes catered lunch


 

What is Flourishment?

Have you heard of Napa Valley? You may know them for their great wine, but for a long time what they produced was so second-tier that they sold it by the gallon. It wasn’t until vineyard owners started getting together regularly and sharing what they knew that the region began to produce world class wine. They started sharing, and then they started flourishing.

It’s the same in the business world of Upstate, SC. Many of us care deeply about building organizations that help employees, customers, and our community flourish. Many are already doing that in our own corners. However, as we looked around, we didn’t see anywhere we could get together as leaders and share what we’ve learned about growing our businesses and people. How to flourish.

So . . . what is flourishing anyway?

It's possible to run a business and care only about money. Flourishing means thriving, and businesses who prioritize flourishing know that the right kind of money comes from designing healthy environments, helping people grow, and creating valuable relationships. It’s not just business as usual. It’s business for good.



 

That’s why we started Flourishment.

Flourishment is a monthly event where business leaders get together to share ideas, learn, and grow. It’s especially powerful for leadership teams, and a way for them to get outside the day-to-day operations of the business, meet other leaders doing incredible things in the community, and work out new ways to help their organization flourish.

Every month, we share and discuss great resources from Patrick Lencioni, Tim Keller, and the Ritz-Carlton, among many others. 

However, we also collaborate on the exciting work of making powerful ideas practical, exploring how shalom might shape very specific parts of our business, such as pricing, what we measure, and how we run performance reviews. 

If you’re a business leader who cares about human flourishing, and who sees it as a key part of business success, Flourishment is for you. 

Flourishment is NOT:

  • a networking event, or a place where you’ll “get pitched” to buy something by sales people or real estate agents.

  • a “Lunch & Learn” where we sit back and hear a great speech and then return to our businesses as usual.

  • just for CEOs. There are already great organizations for CEOs—just not for entire leadership teams.

  • for everyone. It is invite-only.

Flourishment IS:

  • for leaders and their leadership teams who are building something and leading people.

  • for people who care about the idea of flourishing and growth.

  • a “Lunch & Do.” There is always a significant amount of time to workshop what you are learning, so you can begin applying it to your organization. We learn by doing. We grow by doing. Let’s do.

  • a time to meet other amazing doers you might not otherwise meet—because they are busy doing!

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We had a great time in February!

An incredible group of leaders gathered to meet and hear about the Ritz Carlton way of creating customers for life. The feedback we received was that the most exciting part was the collaborative/interactive part of the session, with actionable takeaways.

 

Dr. Will Gray sharing about insights from the Ritz Carlton’s leadership summit, at Flourishment February. Every month there is a drawing for a bottle of wine from Napa Valley.

Dr. Will Gray sharing about insights from the Ritz Carlton’s leadership summit, at Flourishment February. Every month there is a drawing for a bottle of wine from Napa Valley.

March’S WORKSHOP was “how to build a better community through business”

Chris moved to Nepal, and what he learned about entrepreneurship rocked his world.

Based in Greenville at the time, ALIGN’s co-founder Chris Cloud was a business person who was convinced that business—not just nonprofits—could be a platform for good in the world. He just didn’t know how.

It wasn’t until he moved to Nepal and began working with some of his heroes—entrepreneurs who were changing people’s lives and their communities in tangible ways—that he began to realize the potential business holds as a platform for good.

He enjoyed sharing his realization that any company can change its community for better, and without just giving out money to charity.

We had time to discuss what we heard with fellow business leaders, and everyone walked away with One Thing they committed to doing or practicing in the coming month.


 

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