Do you drive change OR does it drive you?

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2006 – CorePurpose CEO & Founder Joan Koerber-Walker to speak at Women’s Leadership Event, September 28, 2006 at Barnes and Noble, Scottsdale.  Change – Do you drive it or does it drive YOU?  “No matter where you are in your life or in your organization you have a choice – you can take the wheel OR sit in the back seat and be taken along. When you choose to lead, there are some key strategies that put YOU in the driver’s seat” shares CorePurpose founder and CEO, Joan Koerber-Walker.

On September28, 2006, Koerber-Walker and six other women leaders will share their personal experiences while leading in times of change. This free, community event is hosted by Barnes and Noble and will be held at the Barnes & Noble located at 90th & Shea in Scottsdale, Arizona from 7PM to 9PM.

The seven member Women’s Leadership panel includes:  Joan Eleanor Gustafson – Award winning international speaker and author; former 3M Corporate Marketing international leader  Dawn Lake – Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Reserves; combat veteran, Global War on Terrorism, Afghanistan  Dr. Joyce Mills – Author of six books, keynote speaker, consultant, founder and executive director of the StoryPlay® Center;  Joan Koerber-Walker – Community leader and nationally-recognized entrepreneur and innovator; Barbara McDuffie Kahler – Executive coach and former IBM executive;  Karen Carter – Nationally-recognized motivational speaker and top producer in the insurance field; Raleigh Pinskey – Best-selling author of 101 Ways to Promote Yourself and founder of Strategic Alliances World Wide

About Joan Koerber-Walker 

An author, speaker and life long ‘preneur, Joan Koerber-Walker is passionate about finding innovative ways to help companies grow. CorePurpose, the company she founded in 2002 was recognized in 2003 by the Arizona Technology Council as one of the most innovative new companies in Arizona. In 2004, Ms. Koerber-Walker was named one of the top women entrepreneur’s in the country as a national finalist for the Stevie™ – considered the “Oscar” for Women Entrepreneurs. In addition to her activities as CEO of CorePurpose, she serves on advisory boards at Arizona State University, Parenting Arizona and on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council , the National Speakers Association- Arizona chapter, and as Chairman of the Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation. She was awarded a BA in Economics from the University of Delaware, and an MBA (2000) from Arizona State University.

About CorePurpose, Inc.

Headquartered in Arizona, CorePurpose, Inc., is a consulting and solutions company specializing in focusing companies for greater success through high impact activities that link directly to results.Together with members of the CoreAllianceSM, CorePurpose, Inc. works with companies and organizations to align internal resources to their areas focus while offering resources for mentoring, implementation and outsourcing in non-core areas or areas where additional support is required including: HR, Sales and Marketing, Operations, IT, and Finance. For more information about CorePurpose, Inc., and to view the listing and experience of CoreAlliance Members visit:  CONTACT: CorePurpose, Inc. Joan Koerber-Walker, 480/921-3933   CorePurpose® is a registered service mark of CorePurpose, Inc.  ###

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