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Ready Set Grow open for Registration
Phoenix, Arizona , December 12, 2003– CorePurpose, Inc., a management consulting, software and outsourced solutions provider, today announced that registration is open for its 2004 Ready Set Grow Lecture Series and Workshops.

Ready Set Grow, a 12 month program that will bring 12 nationally known business growth experts to the valley, starts January 20, 2004 and is held the third Tuesday morning of the month. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to these executives tell how they have improved their businesses and then participate in workshops designed to apply the same concepts to their own companies.

The program will look at a different facet of business growth strategy each month ranging from strategic execution to product design, customer focus and service, operations, sales, and globalization.

“The last few years have presented great challenges to valley businesses” shared Joan Koerber-Walker, executive director of CorePurpose. “As the market begins to turn, our businesses will need to be ready. Unfortunately as I looked around – there was no program designed to address these business needs in a structured curriculum that takes you through the growth process. I shared my concern with business leaders here in the valley and with key experts around the country – the result is the Ready Set Grow program.”

The experts coming to the valley include Ann Rhoades, president of People Ink, who was instrumental in building high performance people cultures at Southwest Airlines and Jet Blue; Greg Reid, sr. vice president of marketing and strategy at Yellow Corporation, who led customer strategy at Yellow Corporation as it moved from worst to first in its industry; and Tom Espositio, president of The Insight Group, and former IBM executive who developed the IBM Global Services business model. Other experts include leading Ph.D’s, CEO’s and senior executives who have created major impact in their organizations and industries by focusing on the concepts they will share.

The program has gained support from a number of business and community sponsors including The Business Journal, the Arizona Technology Council, AZ SNAP, The Downtown Phoenix Partnership – Copper Square, and The Business and Industry Institute at Mesa Community College.

“Developing our workforce will be one of the key factors for growth of technology business in Arizona.” said Todd Bankofier, president of the Arizona technology Council. “The Ready Set Grow program gives us the opportunity to support our members in this key area.”

The program is designed to support workforce development at multiple levels in an organization from senior leadership to the organizations key managers and next generation leaders. It is an opportunity for employees to step up and become part of the solution and an opportunity for employers to energize and endorse key team members through investing in their professional development.

“The Ready Set Grow program creates a unique opportunity for valley entrepreneurs” according to Francine Hardaway, CEO of Stealthmode Partners. “The program will expose them to ideas and strategies they can apply to their own businesses within a budget and timeline they can support. It also gives them the opportunity to learn from both the speakers and the other businesses in the program.”

Program details and information:

When, Where and How Much?

Dates: January 20 – December 21th, 2004

Forums: 3rd Tuesday of every month


7:30 – 8:00 AM – Continental Breakfast

8:00—12:00PM – Forum Session


Business and Industry Institute
Mesa Community College
145 North Centennial Way
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Costs for the Ready/Set/Grow Series

Individual participant:
$1200.00 for the 12 month program

Groups of 3 or more:
$1000.00 per person for groups of 3 or more

Each attendee will receive:

> All conference materials and resource lists
>Access to a members only web site with forum resources, on line chat, and networking information
> 12 month FREE subscription to The Phoenix Business Journal

For more details and registration – visit

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
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