BBC Friday 18 December 2015 – “Creating 2016” w/ Alyse McConnell

Join us this Blustery December BBC Friday for our annual Looking Forward, Looking Back — with special guest Alyse McConnell, BBC Founding Regular & Board Member Emeritus.

Alyse On LinkedIn“Want to move into 2016 with clarity, power, and ease? Imagine if you set yourself up for a year full of wins, satisfaction, and success!” 

A2LogoExecutive Coach Alyse McConnell will walk us through celebrating what worked and gleaning the lessons from what didn’t in 2015. Considering lessons learned over the past year can help lay the foundation for the creation of a 2016 worth celebrating a year from now.

Entrepreneurial agility and creativity with corporate rigor and systems knowledge is just part of what makes Alyse a great coach and strategy consultant. Besides being a small business entrepreneur, Alyse’s broad career experience includes: Human Resources & Training Director with a leading book company in Dayton, OH; Change Management Consultant for Accenture; Global Scheduling Project Manager for Avenade Inc. Alyse is a communications graduate of Wright State University, Dayton, and a graduate of the ICF-certified Accomplishment Coaching training program. 

W O R K  –  J O Y  –  I M A G I N E

Looking Back Looking Forward Presentation PDF

Be here, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all business wise!

So invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space…and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC@OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Is., Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45  “Creating 2016” w/ Alyse McConnell
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC


ThinkClubThinkClubThink Club Resources From November 13 BBC Meeting: BBC_What_If.pdf handout. And 3 recommended books: The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality, by Ruth M J. Byrne (2007); Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things, by Madeleine L. Van Hecke (2007); The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know, by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman (2014).


BBC Regulars Upcoming News & Events!

WASHsoapsMAVERICKS Holiday Gift Fair: Shop Local This Holiday! Two more Sundays left: 12/13, & 12/20, 10:00-3:00. With some of your favorite local artists and vendors @ Mavericks Baseball Club Indoor Training Center, 7671 NE Day Rd. W., B.I. Contact Mary Coupland for more info: 206-321-8016 / [email protected] /

ChamberLogo2014Chamber After-Hours, Thursday 17 December 5:30-7:30, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art hosts the annual Holiday After Hours at 550 Winslow Way E in the Island Gateway complex. Networking with wine, beer, food. Public welcome.
Sign Up Now For New Year’s Eve on Bainbridge Island! Join the Bainbridge Chamber and LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends for a great evening of dancing and celebrating the New Year. The party will be held on Thursday, December 31 at Treehouse Cafe in Lynwood Center from9:00 pm until 12:30 am.


NOTE – The handout with lots of great links from the business emergency preparedness presentation by Colleen Kragen is available here: Business Disaster Recovery Plan.

SoniaHawaiiSMSonia Lien, founding BBC Regular (and coauthor with Dave Kragen, From Alone To Aloha) — updates onCaringBridge. Please keep her in your thoughts & prayers. Sonia continues to live at home, Hostmark Apts. (Contact Dave for address or more info [email protected].)

BBC on Facebook: Alice David kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination: friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue. We remember you Alice! (

REMINDER – For BBC Regular Members: We’re building our Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for a single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, make your business/contact info available for the BBC community and website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info:

ToastmastersLogo-ColorSpecial thanks to our friends at Toastmasters Bainbridge. Two clubs on the Island: The Noon Edition and The Evening Edition

BBC Related Links
Chamber Of Commerce &
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network
Kitsap SCORE
Toastmasters – Noon Edition
Toastmasters – Evening Edition
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN)
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
inside bainbridge
Kitsap County Emergency Management
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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.