The Business of Innovation

Phoenix, Arizona, October 6, 2005 – CorePurpose, Inc, and the Project Management Institute (PMI) Phoenix Chapter today announced that noted entrepreneur and business advisor, Joan Koerber-Walker, will present on The Business of Innovation, October 20, 2005. as part of PMI’s monthly professional Development series.  Intrapreneurs/Entrepreneurs: The Business of Innovation will feature Joan Koerber-Walker, executive director and founder of CorePurpose, Inc. The Phoenix, Arizona based company specializes in helping organizations grow with innovative business and resource strategies. Ms. Koerber-Walker has spent her career taking businesses in new directions. As a corporate executive, she launched new processes and programs around the world for a rapidly growing Fortune 500 company before setting out to launch her own company – CorePurpose, Inc. – in 2002. “Whether you are an intrapreneur or entrepreneur is a matter of geography” shared Koerber-Walker. “You may be in part of of a company or launching your own – “preneurs” manage the business of innovation.” Highlights of the presentation include:  • Finding your Focus • Finding the “-preneur” inside of you • Creating a culture of innovation • Connecting the dots.  About the speaker An author, speaker and life long intrapreneur/entrepreneur, 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, Texas A&M, Parenting Arizona and on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council and the National Speakers Association- Arizona chapter. She was awarded a BA in Economics from the University of Delaware, and an MBA (2000) from Arizona State University.  Program details and information:  When, Where and How Much?  Date: October 20, 2005  Time: 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm — Social Hour and Networking 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm — Dinner 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm — Local Announcements and Presentation  Location: Doubletree Guest Suites Phoenix – Gateway Center at 320 N. 44th St. (2 blocks north of Van Buren Street on 44th Street).  Open to the public  Cost for the dinner and speaker with a reservation is $25 Cost for the dinner and speaker without a reservation is $40 Cost for the speaker only is $10.  Registration:  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.  About the Project Management Institute:  The PMI Phoenix Chapter is your local Valley of the Sun link to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the largest and most diverse international organization in the world dedicated to the profession of project management.  The Chapter was founded in 1977, as the 29th Chapter to be chartered in the United States. The Chapter has grown and evolved, until today it has approximately 2000 members, representing project management in industry, consulting, government and academia. Over one-third of our members have earned the PMP certification.  For more information, visit

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