A morning of story-telling, tears, passion and purpose… and a new business crush.
With some caffeine to get me going, I was out the door early on Thursday. Along with many other marketing professionals from around Chicago, I headed downtown to the Gene Siskel Film Center for the AMA Chicago Chapter “Think to Thrive: From Inspiration to Innovation” event. Sitting amongst the audience prior to the event starting, Andy Stefanovich casually chatted it up with the woman sitting next to him. He asked her what she did and she asked him in return. “Oh, I’m just hear to talk to you all today”. Well, talk he did – a lot… and quite fast at that! But it was much more than words that came from Andy. With every story he tells, you can sense the passion in his delivery, hear the authentic emotion in his voice and see the real tears produced by talking about the things that mean the world to him (his wife, his children, his dad, his dear friends, kids books, inspiration… and his passion, which is passion!). Inspirational might be an understatement. Continue reading →