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Join Phimation Strategy and SPARK for Rising Leaders

Recently, Phimation Strategy executive coach Dave Haviland and team piloted a podcast with Ann Arbor SPARK called SPARK.grow and a new pilot program for mentoring startup founders and tech professionals called Rising Leaders. Now, even if you’re not part of the first cohort, you can join the Rising Leaders program for a panel on leadership and career advice in Ann Arbor.

Rising Leaders will meet at Circ Bar November 15th from 12:30-4:30 pm, and it’s only $20 to attend if you’re not part of the Rising Leaders program.

Can’t attend? Cronicle is a media sponsor of the event and will be covering several of the panelists’ speeches on Cronicle for you.

Here’s the info on the event as it’s shaping up. If you see us there, please say hi:

UX Ignite MI, UX Ignite 2019, Cirq Bar, user experience
A Cronicle photo from a UX event at Circ Bar, just when we were launching this spring. See you at Circ.

Rising Leaders at Circ

Join 3 CxOs, 1 talent expert, and 30+ other rising leaders to share career advice and leadership lessons. Preview our Advice from the C-Suite panelists in these youtube videos:

Molly McFarland talks about how to become an entrepreneur 

Alon Yaffe talks about how how to make priorites “as easy as pie”

Danny Ellis talks about authentic success – how tounderpromise and overdeliver in today’s tech world.

When:  Friday, November 15th @ 12:30-4:30p 

Where: The Circ Bar Downtown Ann Arbor (next to Blind Pig on First)


  • Lunch and mingling
  • Advice from the C Suite
    • Molly McFarland – CRO, AdAdapted                          
    • Alon Yaffe – VP Product Management, Barracuda   
    • Danny Ellis – CEO, SkySpecs                                 
  • Owning your career path
    • Jasmine Burns, Head of People, Censys
  • Lessons from peers
    • Marina Fedner – Duo Security
    • Justin Goeglein – New Eagle
    • Dawn White – Integrated Design
    • Chris Bach – Kumanu
  • Lots of time to connect and talk

This event is free for all Rising Leader Program participants. $20 for others. Please RSVP by sending an email to Amy Cottrell at Phimation for more information and to register.

November 1, 2019

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laurakcowan Laura K. Cowan is a tech editor and journalist whose work has focused on promoting sustainability initiatives for automotive, green tech, and conscious living media outlets. A deep study of narrative journalism, storytelling and sustainable technology allows Ms. Cowan to draw out the meaningful stories of best practices from diverse professionals in an exploration of the culture and trends in emerging industries. She is currently Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Midwest tech news blog Cronicle Press. Ms. Cowan’s writing and speaking have appeared with Automobile Quarterly, Writer Unboxed, Inhabitat, CNBC, The Ann Arbor Observer, and The National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

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