In 2010, Southwest Michigan First made a conscious decision to ask our team, friends, partners and everyone we came in contact with, "Are you ready to lead?" Some people answered, "Yes!" confidently. Others got wide-eyed and looked around. Most bravely offered, "I can do it. But, I need to do something to help me prepare."
Out of our careful questioning, we confirmed what we already knew: the people of Southwest Michigan are passionate about determining their future. We purposefully developed a program around leadership development. Our first event, Catalyst 2011, kindled a passion for leadership in our audience. Our attendees screamed for more. We heard you. In 2012, we doubled our attendance rate and packed even more “wow” into your day. Catalyst 2013 promises even more fire!
At Catalyst 2013, you will experience a one-of-a-kind leadership event that will:
According to Steve Pavlina, an American author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur, "The essence of leadership is mobilizing people to achieve great things." Get ready to move!