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Business Networking Roundtable #22 - Hosted by Michael Gidlewski, Achievement Unlimited, Inc.
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Members Only - $15

When: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Great Valley Corporate Center
5 Great Valley Parkway-Suite 210
Malvern, Pennsylvania  19355
United States
Presenter: Michael Gidlewski
Contact: Maureen Waddington
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Hosted  by

Michael Gidlewski


Achievement Unlimited, Inc




Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

9:30 am - 12:00 pm 




      Great Valley Corporate Center

5 Great Valley Parkway-Suite 210

Malvern, PA 19355-1425





Participants will be principals, owners, partners or representatives of a BEACON Member business. There is no limit to the size of the Member business. While many BEACON Members are in job transition, Business Networking Roundtable events may be attended ONLY by Members who either have a recognized (registered) business entity or work for one.




Your Story

As a participant, you will share “the story of your business” – strategy, target clients, business development techniques, etc.

As a participant, you get the opportunity to develop 12 new “Brand Ambassadors” - each with a clear understanding of the value proposition of your business.



Michael’s Story

As the Host, Michael Gidlewski will introduce all the participants to the challenge he faces in developing his consulting practice.

After 25 years in the wholesale sporting goods distribution business, I wanted the freedom to do what I want, when I want it and for whom I wanted. That led me to buy a franchise opportunity with Success Motivation Institute and Leadership Management International.

Our mission is to develop leaders and organizations to maximize their full potential. Backed by over 50 years of global experience, we offer a number of products and services supported by a proven system that can make a measurable impact on both individual and company performance, as well as the profitability of your business. Our products are accessible in more than 25 languages, and   over 80 countries.

Leadership is an integral part of a thriving society. Most employees are not engaged in business and most employees leave the business because of their direct manager. Engagement and accountability are critical success factors in any business so how do we tie it all together? We have a tool box of structured programs, assessments and platforms to drive results, engagement and accountability.   



Challenge Questions

Considering this environment, Michael will ask each participant to offer their ideas, insights and wisdom relative to his Challenge Questions:


“How can I get my messaging clear and concise so prospects know exactly how I can help them grow their company and engage their employees?”


“How can I create a simple visual or map so prospects can get a quick glance into what we do and how we can help them grow?”




OVERVIEW of the Achievement Unlimited Process

(in Michael’s own words)


We are Growth Catalysts working with business owners’ and high performance teams to accelerate growth so they can focus on “What Really Matters Most” in business and life.


Our unique operating system for lifetime growth and achievement leads to sustainable results and clarity by mastering success attitudes and behaviors. We help them get out of the insanity loop, successfully navigate change; unlock the potential of their human capital, develop their people into future leaders, and increase productivity to build a results based culture with less struggle.


Our Organizational Development Process™ is unique in its ability to utilize proven assessments, planning tools, Total Leader® development process – into one consistent and sustainable implementation model for continuous improvement. Our process provides a universal and common language that increases interdependence, teamwork, productivity and engagement. We work with small groups to accelerate a shift in thinking and action.


Our Ideal Client has sales of $10 million to $500 million, 25 to 500 employees, privately held, profitable, and in a growth mode making the transition from entrepreneurship to more professional management. The “mind set” of the CEO is that they are lifelong learners, open to new ideas, have an ongoing personal development program, have a positive belief in the potential of human capital, and look at people as an asset rather than an expense. We want people who are up to big things and who are committed to making them happen.


We use Ultimate Business Productivity Platform that frees you to pursue your vision and integrate Real-Time Data that ties your strategy directly into Projects and Metrics for Teams & Individuals so you can hold Meetings and collaborate in Live Chat to achieve them. 


We've taken the 4 best practices in modern management:


•    Cascading Company Strategy

•    Metrics that Matter  

•    Meetings with Impact

•    Collaboration in Context


and developed a workplace productivity platform that brings them all together.





Business Networking Roundtable (BNR) event is a Member business-focused event designed to enable Members to share information about their business with other Members and for participants to learn about other Member businesses in a focused and moderated setting.  The Business Networking Roundtable events are for Members who are in business and who wish to do business with other BEACON Member businesses.


The purpose of the meeting is business networking and designed to be a better way to learn more in-depth knowledge about other Member’s businesses with whom participants may want to engage, collaborate and or recommend to their business network.


Instead of the usual 30 second “elevator pitch” participants will be given 3 minutes to answer the following questions which will help others understand their business and what it is that they are looking for:

1.     What is your business?

2.     What makes you different?

3.     Who is your ideal client?

4.     What is a good referral for you?


Participants will also be able to participate in a 20-minute discussion of a business challenge or topic of the Host’s choosing.  Best practices, suggestions, experiences will be shared.

Participants will be principals, owners, partners or representatives of a BEACON Member business. There is no limit to the size of the Member business. While many BEACON Members are in transition and considering starting their own business, Business Networking Roundtable events may be attended ONLY by Members who have a recognized (registered) business entity. Participants will:


Register for a specific Business Networking Roundtable event through the Beacon website.

  • Agree to the meeting guidelines and strictly adhere to them.
  • Come to the meeting prepared to answer the 4 questions below for their Business.
  • Act in good faith to support other Participants by providing assistance with contacts and or referrals as appropriate.
  • Be members of the BNR Group that is maintained on the Causeway site.




·         Be on time and stay through the end.

  • Follow the directions of the Facilitator and stay within the time allotted.
  • Extend professional courtesy to others by refraining from using phones, working on computers (other than taking notes) or texting during the meeting.
  • Every effort should be made to avoid distracting other Participants during the meeting.
  • Act ethically and in good faith with information and content of discussions that may take place during the meeting. Agree not to share information disclosed with Participants competitors.
  • Follow up on commitments made to others during the meeting.