Racine at 9:00 AM

The Secret Sauce of Entrepreneurship


Date & Time
Thu, Nov 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Branch at 1501
1501 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Join entrepreneurs Marie Watkins of Polaris Talent and Kristina Watanabe of Wings of Fire Consutling as they open a dialogue on the skills of entrepreneurship that no one talks about - the soft skills!

You may have all your ducks in a row with your business plan. You have a website. Your business cards are on fleek! But how do you manage your personal life? What about friends - you had those once right? Is sleeping something you wish you could dream about if you ever got sleep? How do you even talk about your business to your loved ones? Are you finding the need to set boundaries between the personal and professional?

Come enjoy a coffee and a pastry as we have a very candid conversation about your life as and entrepreneur. Build that tool box that will support you on those days when you need them most!

Marie Watkins has over 20 years of talent acquisition in the tech industry and is CEO and founder of Polaris Talent since 2001. In the last 10 years she has hired talent for iPhone apps, Bing, Xbox/Kinect, Verizon's CloudSwitch team, space and avionics companies, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, healthcare IT, automotive companies, and much more. She has served as a mentor on several incubator programs such as gener8tor and Lanch Box's Accelerator through Gateway Technical College.

Kristina Watanabe is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, a Certified Wellness Practitioner, ACSM certified in personal training, and a Master Instructor for the Consumer Wellness Advocate and the Professional Coaches Advocate. Through her own personal journey, Kristina has gained an understanding of what is needed to achieve personal and professional Wellness by creating fun ways to crush goals. Her focus is to empower others through empathy and education, sprinkled with humor to become their best self! She is the fiery founder of Wings of Fire Consulting, a wellness consulting firm that creates 100% mobile Wellness experiences for businesses in SE WI and NE IL.
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About Racine
World-famous for O&H Kringle and Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, Racine is located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River between Kenosha and Milwaukee. The fifth-largest city in Wisconsin, Racine was rated "the most affordable place to live in the world" by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey in January 2017 and ranked #4 on a list of the best places for women to start a business by NerdWallet. We have a long history of manufacturing and innovation and over the last 100 years major companies have called Racine home including: J.I Case, S.C. Johnson, Dremel, Twin Disc, Modine, InSinkErator, Hamilton Beach, Western Publishing, and Horlickā€™s Malted Milk. Racine County is the future home of Foxconn and we are very excited to see the change and innovation that will bring and our emerging startup and entrepreneurial scene is ready to welcome it.
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