New Reinvention Podcast Recorded at Canvas
The Valuation of Your Commitment.
Activist Tonia Sina Campanella talks about co-founding a company that is leading one of the most significant changes to the entertainment industry in decades, and about becoming an advocate for rare disease research – all while fighting for her own life.
Private Dining at Canvas
As we observe the US Administration’s decision to withdraw support for Kurdish allies, opening the way for a Turkish military incursion, we’re reminded of the opening image we share in any talk we give on negotiation…
Ace & Scott Double-Billing
What happens when we combine the most grounded place to hold meaningful meetings and some of the best neighborhood restauranteurs? We get great meetings with “full bellies”…
Ace and Scott will join a great roster of speaker this Thursday at the annual Richmond SHRM Strategic Leadership Summit...
We’re often asked what it’s like to work here.. Here’s the bullet point version:
Paths over Facts
We’re currently approaching Texan business associations with regard to a potential partnership with a client launching a new, disruptive product to the state. Texas, as the behemoth of land and economy it is, represents the diversity we’re looking for to disrupt this industry. If you hear from us, we’ll be looking to know what the main priorities of your members are, and how we might provide education or sponsorship resources to help.
"But we had the better offering... We had the better product... Our price was more competitive... Our team is stronger... We were objectively better. We laid out all the facts in our pitch. How did we lose?"
They didn't hear you.
Strategy as a Negotiation
Great conversation this week with a competitor firm that delivers the same outcomes as ourselves, but through entirely different methodology.
There are various ways to map a "customer journey" in a marketplace. Whether a B2C consumer or a B2B client.
Rebelle Community Comes to Canvas
One of the most over-used and misinterpreted words in the English - whether British, American, Indian, Canadian, Australian form of the language - is the word "Strategy". Consultants tie themselves in knots over defining it and justifying the high bills of their time and their research. Corporate leaders spend vast amounts of time holding meetings about it. "Strategy" isn't it's own discipline. And "strategy-making" isn't an activity, it's really a synonym for what's really going on - a negotiation over scarce resources.
Strategy describes how an organization will achieve ends (goals) through the allocation of the means (resources) available to it.
Jana's Books SHRM Certified
Gone are the days of working in a single career for 30 years and retiring with a pension. Knowing this, it is still taboo to make a major pivot in career or life. Luckily, taboo topics are never off limits for us.
Join the Rebelle Community at The Market by Canvas for some 'real talk" with women who have made pivots in their careers and their lives and have absolutely NO SHAME in moving on.
Slay over Breakfast
Dr. Tiffany Jana’s first two books, Overcoming Bias and Erasing Institutional Bias, now qualify readers for 3 SHRM Continuing Education Credits…
Reading for Ambiguous Times
Catch Katherine Wintsch on the Today Show this Thursday morning, Sept 5th, during Hoda and Jenna’s show. Katherine will be featured on the Momversations segment with Hoda and Maria Shriver to chat about Slay Like a Mother.
New Homemakers Workshop Kickoff at Canvas
We were asked recently, after one of our talks on negotiation, whether a negotiation program at an eminent business school was worth the investment. While we're never going to argue against investing in education, as pre-work we pointed them to some great reading. We're frequently asked to recommend authors. For these times when we need resolutions to many conflicted issues, here's a quick rundown of homework reading.
Innovation Series: IIAV, VA CPAs, & VBA
Canvas is thrilled to be the Host Sponsor for the first stop of the New Homemakers National Tour on September 6th, 2019. Erin Helland and Lee Pera of the New Homemakers will take on 16 cities in 4 weeks in their self-built, converted camper van as they travel to help women better navigate the home improvement and renovation process. First stop: Canvas.
LaunchPad brings Boys & Girls Club to Canvas
Next week at Canvas: Innovation, Disruption, and the Future of our Industries. Independent Insurance Agents of VA are partnering with VA Society of CPA’s and the VA Bankers Association for a day of conversation and learning.
Scott Elmquist and IofC USA host exhibit for Gun Violence
What does it take for a seemingly unmotivated high school student to pursue a project to completion? Teachers and parents often speak disdain of teens who abandon ideas, school work, or tasks given to them and it's easy to then say: kids are just irresponsible.
This summer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond along with Journey Learning Labs, piloted a program called “LaunchPad” to test the assumption that teens are just irresponsible.
Book Launch at Canvas
I AM HERE, a communal space of expression on gun violence opens June 28-30th at Canvas. The exhibit will feature intimate portraits spanning over two decades in Richmond by Scott Elmquist and a sound installation by Allan Charles Chipman, of Initiatives of Change, USA.
Our friends over at Rebelle are hosting a book launch for one of their members at Canvas on July 16th. To become a community member and purchase a ticket, click this link.