"Ultimately, we want to help communities and local job growth by helping companies become and stay competitive."
– Juan Gonzalez, Co-founder and CFO at the Gazelles Growth Institute
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
Leading online executive education company Gazelles Growth Institute has just announced an innovative partnership with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce that will allow chamber members to purchase its All-Inclusive Corporate Membership Program at a 10 percent discounted price. The program provides online training from the nation's top experts in business management and growth strategies supported by coaching.
“Professional development keeps businesses current, opens up new opportunities, supports innovation and increases efficiency in the workplace,” states Phyllis Snodgrass, Chief Operating Officer at The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. “Through our partnership with the Growth Institute, we are proud to bring quality online training and development experiences to our members.”
Gazelles Growth Institute also plans to expand its offer to chambers of commerce across the U.S., as well as in Canada and Australia.
“This collaboration will help local chambers generate a new revenue stream and enhance the value of their membership,” states Juan Gonzalez, Co-founder and CFO at the Gazelles Growth Institute.
“Ultimately, we want to help communities and local job growth by helping companies become and stay competitive,” he continues. “This fast-paced economy has made it absolutely essential for executives and entrepreneurs to continue learning tangible new strategies that will enhance business growth. Local economies desperately need innovative thinkers and leaders in order to continue growing and strengthening – This partnership underscores that need.”
The All-Inclusive Corporate Membership Program features a powerful combination of 30+ e-courses in key business subjects, an organizational health checkup, as well as personalized consulting developed from cutting-edge thought leaders such as Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Pat Lencioni, Chet Holmes, Geoff Smart, and Brad Feld.
Courses are structured in a hybrid-educational approach consisting of theory, practice and guided implementation by certified coaches in an easy-to-implement format. Video instruction from respected authors, researchers and experts is offered online along with support from certified coaches to assure practice and guided implementation of the principles of the instruction.
GGI's faculty help companies find real-world business solutions, utilizing professional research to create relevant content to address business challenges. Gazelle Growth Institute's online seminars focus on crucial subjects such as sales, growth strategies, start-ups, change management, customer loyalty, execution, human resources, innovation, management, marketing, negotiation, organizational management, and pricing strategies.
For companies who are unsure of where to begin, the All-Inclusive Corporate Membership Program includes an organizational health check-up, a diagnostic tool that assesses levels of performance throughout the organization and provides accurate measurements on performance. With these metrics as benchmarks, teams can move forward in working together and learning together to improve results.
For chamber of commerce members, up to 20 employees from the same company can have unlimited access to 30+ seminars for an annual fee of $2,700 (valued at $3,000), and up to 200 employees from the same company can have unlimited access to seminars for $4,500 (valued at $5,000). On average, clients pay less than $200 per employee annually. Gazelles Growth Institute is also adding a new seminar every month, with the objective of reaching 50 courses by the end of the year. Members will have access to these new courses as they are created.
Compared to fees charged by universities or in-house consultants, the Gazelles Growth Institute offers a practical, cost-effective alternative for strengthening an organization through learning.
To learn more about Gazelles Growth Institute's partnership with the chamber or the All-Inclusive Corporate Membership Program, please email: juan(at)growthinstitute(dot)com or call 1-800-975-5108 option 1.
About Gazelles Growth Institute
Gazelles Growth Institute (GGI) is an online, executive education company serving a community of lifelong learners in more than 15 countries worldwide. It was founded by Verne Harnish and Daniel Marcos to offer effective, accessible training that strengthens a company's ability to outlearn its competitors and gain an advantage in the marketplace. Gazelles Growth Institute assists C-level executives in adopting business strategies to grow their companies faster. The business principles from acclaimed, thought leaders are taught through a hybrid-learning process that incorporates theory, practice and guided implementation. Certified coaches assist companies in customizing and applying the business principles to the priorities and daily activities of their particular company.
Quite simply, Gazelles Growth Institute makes it easier for busy executives to learn and apply new techniques and methodologies that will positively impact their business.
About the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
The Austin Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,400+ business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. Its mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its members.
Investing in the Austin community through Chamber membership supports a program of work that includes economic development, education and talent development, public policy, transportation and infrastructure, technology, as well as business attraction, retention, and expansion.
The Austin Chamber builds its program of work around the three core principles an investment in membership brings: business connection, community impact and economic prosperity.
Juan Gonzalez, CFO & Co-Founder at the Gazelles Growth Institute
As a consultant, International Business Coach and entrepreneur, Juan brings over fifteen years of international executive experience to the Growth Institute. He successfully spearheaded financial initiatives at MAS Capital, Miplan.com, ADC Austin, Blast Energy and Neoris/CEMEX, just to name a few. Time and time again he has proven his ability to improve operations, impact business growth and maximize cash flow through financial management, cost controls, internal controls and efficiency improvements. Juan holds an MBA from Texas A&M, an engineering degree from Monterrey TEC, and studied at Harvard University. He thrives on financial strategy, investing, learning and soccer.
Daniel Marcos, Co-founder and CEO at the Gazelles Growth Institute
Selected as one of the “30 in their 30´s” by Expansion Magazine (when he was just 29!), Daniel is an entrepreneur, business coach and blogger with an outstanding record of success. He is the founder, coach and international speaker at Inflection, a management coaching company that helps executives and entrepreneurs achieve their goals and grow their companies faster. He co-founded Creditos123, LLC, a leading online lending exchange that serves the Hispanic community in the USA. Marcos created Finanzas Web, the first financial website focused on Mexican financial markets. Fondo.com, an angel fund specializing in internet related businesses, is also his brainchild. Earlier in his career, Daniel was a broker at Lloyd’s of London and later served as Financial Attaché to the Consulate General of Mexico in Hong Kong. Currently, Daniel is the blogger of CapitalEmprendedor.com, sites dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their business. Daniel is a graduate of EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants,” and its continuation, “Gathering of The Titans.” He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from I.T.E.S.M. (Monterrey Tech) and an M.B.A. (cum laude) from Babson College at Wellesley, MA.
Verne Harnish, Co-Founder and Principal at the Gazelles Growth Institute
Named by FORTUNE Small Business magazine as one of the "Top 10 Minds in Small Business," entrepreneur, author and FORTUNE magazine columnist, Verne Harnish, is a highly sought management consultant, specializing in leadership, strategic planning and business growth. His book, "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm" has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Verne is also the founder of EO, the Entrepreneurs Organization (http://www.eonetwork.org/), and the CEO of Gazelles Inc.