Hand-selected CEOs Invited to Inaugural Forbes Business Exchange Event
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — The first inaugural Forbes Growth & Leadership Exchange was held Oct. 22-25 at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. The event included hand-selected members from the Forbes Business Council (FBC), an invite-only organization for successful and respected leaders, business owners and executives. Attendees included CEOs and founders across multiple sectors including marketing, finance, software and technology from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. FBC members are selected based on the depth and diversity of experience in leadership, management, customer engagement, technology & growth.
“This was a beautiful place to stop and recharge and connect with fellow members of the Forbes Business Council. It was an honor to be selected for the inaugural event. It was so great to meet and collaborate in person,” says Angela Delmedico, CEO and founder of Elev8 Consulting Group.
The three-day event included guest presenters Charles E. Gaudet II and Stephanie Vaughn, co-founders of Predictable Profits and Forbes Business Council coaches. Gaudet is the author of “The Predictable Profits Playbook: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Dominating Any Market and Staying on Top.” Gaudet presented on predictability, scalability, and profitability in business. Vaughan is a global business coach and widely recognized for her role as the president of coaching for Business Breakthroughs International, a company owned by Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes. She shared insights on growth, leadership, and productivity strategies. Other presenters included speakers from the Wall Street Journal Tech Live conference held nearby at the Montage Laguna Beach to discuss technology and innovation.
Event activities included daily educational sessions, networking, evening fireside chats with member-led discussions, wine-tasting, spa retreat, a hike in Laguna canyon, and leisure time for the beach and golf. The Forbes Exchange was designed to help leaders interrupt the day-to-day, recharge, learn, and network with fellow executives.
“We are incredibly grateful for your involvement in the inaugural Forbes Business Council Growth & Leadership Exchange. We hope you walked away with actionable takeaways that will propel you and your business forward, alongside connections you continue beyond this week,” says Ashley Grant, Forbes Councils Signature Experiences.
Delmedico has been a Forbes Business Council member for three years and joined in the midst of the pandemic in 2020. Celebrating 11 years in business, she launched Elev8 Consulting Group in 2011 when she saw a growing need for transparency and honesty in the fast-moving marketing landscape. Passionate about educating other businesses, Elev8 helps clients cut through the noise to develop strategies for success. She also presents on entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, publicity and branding at conferences throughout the nation.
About Elev8 Consulting Group
Elev8 Consulting Group specializes in marketing, publicity, branding and business strategy development. With over 20 years of experience, Elev8 Consulting Group helps businesses, non-profits and government entities launch and implement strategic, engaging campaigns and maximize on ROI. Elev8 Consulting Group is dedicated to building brands from concept to company, every step along the way. CEO and founder Angela Delmedico is a proud member of the Forbes Business Council and has been published in numerous media outlets including Forbes, Medium, Tech.co, The Huffington Post, All Business, Recruiter.com, and Business Collective. Elev8 Consulting Group is a detail-oriented, max performance driven, veteran-owned business. Learn more at www.elev8cg.com or call 386.24.ELEV8.
About Forbes Councils
Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.
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