Upcoming Events

    • October 05, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
    Register

    The Art of Unfinishing

    At least 50% of business is a complete mystery; a vast unknown that unfolds in radically unexpected ways. True leadership has always been much more about stepping into this unknown than managing the known. Yet somewhere along the way, we became addicted to certainty. Data became our idol. Pretense became our reality. In this thought-provoking and soul-stirring keynote, Justin Foster challenges these conventional business norms by making the heretical claim that the secret to navigating uncertainty is Unfinishing - a philosophy that embraces never getting there, never being done. Unfinishing will challenge you to question your own assumptions and biases and embrace the mystery of the unknown.

    About our speaker:

    Driven by the belief that love is a prerequisite for leadership, Justin Foster is the co-founder of the intrinsic branding firm Root + River as well as a speaker, writer, poet and mentor. Along a journey that began on a cattle ranch in eastern Oregon, Justin has spent two decades providing unconventional and often heretical brand strategy coaching to executives and founders of every sector and industry. In his coaching, writing and speaking, Justin seeks to inspire you to go inward, embrace the mystery and show the world who you truly are. Justin lives in Austin, TX with his partner and their son and also has two grown children and a grandson. He loves deep conversations, great coffee, good bourbon and real country music. 

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • October 12, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
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    Travis County Priorities

    Judge Brown will give us the state of the county and speak to his priority initiatives, particularly around housing affordability, justice reform & mental healthcare, and economic equity.

    About our speaker:

    Andy Brown serves as the Travis County Judge. The County Judge presides over the Travis County Commissioners Court, which oversees the county’s $1.4 billion annual budget, acts as the County’s chief administrator, and is the Director of Emergency Management for the County.

    Since taking office, Judge Brown has significantly increased resources to historically underserved communities, including starting a mass COVID-19 vaccination effort prioritizing communities of color. During winter storm Uri, Judge Brown directed additional food, water, and utility support to the hardest hit areas in Travis County.

    Judge Brown focuses on investing in mental and behavioral health to help people receive care outside of the jail system, improving access to affordable housing, and increasing transparency and community participation in County business. Under Judge Brown’s leadership, the Commissioners Court voted to fund $110 million for housing for people experiencing homelessness which is anticipated to create as many as 3,000 additional housing units in Austin and Travis County through models like the Community First Village.

    Before taking office, Judge Brown helped create the Sobering Center-Austin to serve as an alternative to jail for intoxicated people, started a successful law firm, and served on local boards and commissions. He grew up in Austin and graduated from The University of Texas School of Law. Andy served as a legislative aide to former Texas Speaker of the House Pete Laney, a campaign manager for Congressman Lloyd Doggett, a law clerk for the US District Court in McAllen, finance director and senior advisor to Beto O’Rourke, and Travis County Democratic Party Chair.

    Judge Brown lives in Austin with his wife, two kids, one dog, two cats, and chickens.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • October 12, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    • UT Club 7th floor after our meeting

    Setting the Table

    ...the Transformative Power of Hospitality in Business, by Danny Myers. Plan to join fellow MBC members for lively  discussions in a relaxed atmosphere on the 7th floor.

    8:30 at the UT Club, 7th floor after our October 12th meeting.


    • October 19, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712
    Register

    The Lenses We Use

    Recognizing biases in ourselves and in the world around us.

    About our speaker:

    Soledad "Sol" Bautista was born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México where she grew up surrounded by a rich culture of art and creativity. Sol studied psychology at ITESO, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, and was a member of the University's theater company. 

    She went on to practice psychology and education in Mexico and the USA while pursuing various opportunities in film as an actor. As a proud bilingual psychologist, Sol honors diversity and multiculturalism. The training she had at ITESO included a strong emphasis on discernment and community work. She believes that most of the problems in our minds, bodies, and society begin with the psyche - understood as a set of conscious and unconscious processes to the human mind, as opposed to those that are purely organic. 

    A few years later Sol was invited to relocate to the US as an educator, where she acquired a completely different set of skills and understanding of this phenomenon while working with her bilingual students. Sol recognized how living in multiple locations has also advanced these skills. She constantly pursues life experiences that provide her with the opportunity to serve more people and their communities. 

    Sol recently moved to Waco, Tx accepting a new role at Creative Waco. Weaving her spirit of curiosity and passions together, she is launching the Air Collaborative in Waco and across Texas to bring the talents and strengths of arts, business, and community together. As part of this role, she is spearheading Creative Waco's program to re-grant National Endowment for the Arts ARPA funds to artists and arts organizations.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • October 26, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin TX 78712

    Upcoming Speakers in October and November

    Our speakers are always engaging, informative, and insightful (and often inciteful). Our members are too! Become a member and make MBC your midweek pick-me-up every week.

    By now, maybe the long hot summer's over, but we always have cool speakers:

     Dan Hunter Texas Department of Agriculture 
     Dewitt Pearl Downtown Alliance 
     Paula Pebsworth Human-animal Conflict 
     Bob Garrett Election Day Recap 


     Is there a person or organization you'd like to hear from at MBC? Send your speaker recommendations to Programs@MBCAustin.org and we'll try to set that up!


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