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IMC SoCal Dinner/Zoom Meeting: "Is Your Business Running You?”
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5/2/2019
When: Thurs., May 2
4:30-8:30 pm
Where: **Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach LAX**
14400 Hindry Ave
Hawthorne, California  90250
United States
Contact: Tom Robinson
562-237-1629


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Special Event To Offer ‘Something for Everyone’ to
IMC SoCal Members and Guests on May 2

A special late afternoon and evening event for IMC SoCal members and guests will be filled with something for virtually everyone on Thursday, May 2. A mixer will provide networking opportunities at 4:30 p.m., and a roundtable discussion of the recent Pepperdine University study findings and the actions IMC SoCal can take based on the report will begin at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and special guest speaker Mike Abercrombie will describe how to achieve greater success with the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) at 7 p.m. The session will conclude at 8:30 p.m. The Matisse Restaurant in the Ayres Hotel, located off the 405 Freeway at Rosecrans Avenue, will be the site for the event. See articles below for more details.

Mike Abercrombie IMC SoCal Dinner Speaker May 2
Certified Entrepreneurial Operating System Implementer and
Certified Young President’s Organization Resource

Are you running your business or is your business running you?

Mike Abercrombie has been helping Southern California entrepreneurs run their businesses on EOS the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) for many years. EOS is a proven framework for managing entrepreneurial businesses. Over 5,000 companies run on EOS led by open minded, results oriented teams. EOS helps them focus on their vision, execute well on that vision and be a healthy team and organization.

An entrepreneur and business owner for over 20 years, Abercrombie has experienced the challenges of rapid growth as well as those brought on by recession and technological change. His primary focus is helping businesses implement EOS. As an EOS implementer, he combines his passion for teaching and facilitating with two decades of business-owning experience.

His business background provides context for the power and application of the EOS tools in an entrepreneurial company. Couple that with his 10 years of teaching and facilitating business executives, and he is able to help clients navigate the tough but powerful conversations needed to move their business forward. The result is an aligned vision, better execution, a healthier leadership team and organizational results.

Abercrombie offers his Discovery Lunches periodically - they're always well attended and helpful. If you want to have greater control on your business and meet other entrepreneurs doing the same thing, feel free to message him, and he will send you the details.

See Work Grow is a Los Angeles based, EOS implementation business led by Mike Abercrombie. He is also a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO Angeleno Gold), and works with members of YPO, and their forums, on the skills required to create a rewarding forum experience. Effective forums require trust, openness and authentic conversations as well as planning, commitment, and good leadership. Abercrombie focuses on helping them build a great forum, and how they can apply forum tools in their businesses, community, and family.

Roundtable To Discuss IMC SoCal Chapter Membership
and Certification Benefits Prior to May 2 Dinner

A roundtable discussion of the benefits of IMC SoCal Chapter membership and attainment of the Certified Management Consultant designation will be held as part of our special meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 at the Matisse Restaurant in the Ayres Hotel. A networking session will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Following the Pepperdine study discussion, we’ll enjoy a fine dinner by the Matisse Restaurant at 6:30 p.m., and a special presentation by Mike Abercrombie on the Entrepreneurial Operating System at 7 p.m.

The discussion will pick up on the findings of a group Pepperdine University Ed.D. candidates who prepared a report on the perceived value of IMC USA Chapter affiliation and achievement of the Certified Management Consultant designation for members of the professional organization. Several possible action items were outlined by group and warrant discussion of potential follow up actions by IMC members.

The Pepperdine team presented information examining the consulting industry, identifying best practices, and evaluating the value of certification. The Consulting Team also looked at recent IMC USA member survey results regarding insights on the IMC brand and its perceived value. Results of these surveys provide valuable data for IMC SoCal to consider.

One of the initial findings of the group is that IMC is not as widely known in the business community at large as many members would like. At the same time, business leaders seem to appreciate the value of an organization that promotes ethical behavior, professional development and networking. The value of the CMC designation tends to vary based on how individual consultants use it in their marketing efforts and what areas of the world they are practicing.

“We hope members and others interested in IMC USA’s SoCal Chapter will join in this discussion to help craft a plan of action for the future,” says Chapter President Tom Robinson.

First Course
Matisse Mix Salad

Baby Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Curly Carrots, White Balsamic Dressing

Entrée Choices
Pesto Campanelle

Sweet Peas, Baby Broccolini, Spinach, Baby Bells, Garlic Tossed in a Creamy Lemon Pesto Sauce.

Herb Seared Chicken
Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Oven Roasted Potato and Carrots, White Wine Reduction.

Dessert
Apple Tart

$40 early-bird members, $45 for early-bird non-members, $50 for all at-the-door. Registration ends April 30.

Come Join The Fun!
“Learn, Connect, Grow”
Attend IMC SoCal Dinner & Two Great Programs In Person or Via Zoom
Thursday, May 2, Ayres Hotel, Matisse Restaurant, Hawthorne, CA
4:30 PM - Networking Session
5 PM - Pepperdine Study Discussion
6 PM - Dinner
7 PM - Entrepreneurial Operating System Presentation, Mike Abercrombie