Navigating the Great Pause - Preparing for the Big Reboot: Self-Care for Yourself and Your Team

07may12:00 pm1:00 pmNavigating the Great Pause - Preparing for the Big Reboot: Self-Care for Yourself and Your Team

Event Details


This is the fifth panel discussion in the “Navigating the Great Pause” series co-hosted by the Entrepreneurship Center and NC Growth every Thursday throughout April and May at noon. These events are designed to help our stakeholders and community make it through the COVID-19 pandemic and come out stronger on the other side.

During the “Preparing for the Big Reboot: Self-Care for Yourself and Your Team” session, business owners and operators will hear from a panel of CEOs and founders about how to lead authentically, build strength for change resiliency, and create meaning and purpose for yourself and your organizations. We believe that you can’t lead a team to where you haven’t yet traveled. We will also explore self-care for yourself and your teams and why that is so important during this time.

We will send you a survey before the session so you can let us know the questions you would like the panelists to address. Please email with any questions.


Aaron Houghton is a serial entrepreneur now focused on giving back to entrepreneurial community by sharing what he’s learned about mental health and performance under pressure. Through hundreds of hours interviewing entrepreneurs and other high performers, he’s put together a simple system that founders are using to track and improve their health and performance as they build their businesses and change the world.

Bill Spruill is the co-founder and CEO of Raleigh’s Global Data Consortium (GDC). With more than 20 years of experience in Enterprise Data Management, Bill has had broad experience with the challenges facing high growth technology companies. His superpower is in channel management. He has built and executed more than 50 alliance deals generating more than $80MM in revenues during his career.

Paul Krause is an entrepreneurial leader who aligns technology innovations with organizational strengths to enhance customer experience, boost employee engagement and grow revenues. He has worked closely with leaders at some of the world’s most admired organizations and agile growth businesses: Pfizer, Accenture, Starbucks, Zipcar, Beeline, Dartmouth College, and the University of North Carolina.

Scott Brown (moderator) is addicted to seeing people and organizations get better day after day. He feeds his addiction through his company, Stone House Consulting, advising leaders on the strategy and tactics necessary to build the culture they need to thrive and coaching people to rise to their potential. Scott serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Entrepreneurship Center.

Susan Acker-Walsh is the co-founder and managing partner for CREO, Inc. Susan has a record of scaling companies organically and through strategic acquisitions while delivering exemplary customer service and support in the health, drug development and technology industries. She leverages her skills to build multi-functional teams, develop impactful leaders, communicate with internal and external stakeholders as well as deliver compelling leadership and board presentations.

NOTE: A Zoom link and survey to solicit your questions will be sent out in advance of this session



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