BREAKOUT SESSIONS HOSTS

We brought together a group of people that will inspire and motivate you at Pinnacle Focus. We hope you get to meet them and learn from them. 

Kevin Carr

Co-Founder at Movement as Medicine

Kevin has already amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sports performance and personal training while working at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (http://www.bodybyboyle.com/) in Woburn, Massachusetts. Working with everyone from US Olympians looking for a competitive edge to the Average Joe or looking to shed some pounds and get healthier he has helped countless clients move better and live healthier lives.

In addition to receiving a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a License in Massage Therapy from Cortiva Institute- Watertown, he is also credited with the completion of numerous continuing education certifications including FMS, SFMA, NKT Level 1 and 2, FRC, FAPP, Pn1, and PRI.

Danielle Gottessman

Wellness & Self-Care Coach

Danielle is a Certified Wellness & Self-Care Coach. Her vast background in journalism led her to a career at WGBH and PBS International and ultimately inspired her through personal experience to understand that balance was best achieved by making time to kindle the creative and personal fires we tend to let smolder amidst the demands of career and parenthood. Her path evolved to inspire service as a Wellness Coach.

She is a writer by training and trade but started teaching Pilates in 2000 on the side. She went on to certify as a health coach when she found herself offering lifestyle and nutritional guidance to clients as a passion in these areas grew simultaneously. When diagnosed with a gluten allergy in 2008, the doors of nutrition opened wider, so to speak, and she stepped in to understand what it meant to achieve health amidst a tricky world of allergens, pesticides, and chemicals.

Glenn Frank

Glenn has over 20 years of experience in investment consulting and financial planning and was recognized in Worth Magazine’s rankings as one of the country’s top Wealth Advisors for 10 consecutive years. Prior to joining Lexington Wealth Management, Glenn served as Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist for Calibre Advisory Services Inc. (RIA, wholly owned Wachovia subsidiary – a Wells Fargo company). He provided consultative wealth management services for high net worth families and was a member of Wachovia’s family office investment committee in 2005.

Before his work at Calibre Advisory, Glenn was one of three partners at Tanager Financial Services, where he played an integral role in growing the firm to $2 billion in assets under management while serving on the firm’s investment committee.

Wealth Advisor

Nancy Cantor

Nancy is a business development coach since 1994, offers private and group coaching for business owners, corporate executives and their teams. She specializes in Teamwork, Communication, and Leadership. For more information, www.cantorconsulting.com.

Nancy founded the Dream Factory Community, a membership organization for women solo-entrepreneurs. They are trained to become Chief Dream Officers who have a vision, a plan, accountability and a community of support so they can live their personal and professional dreams. For more information, www.dreamfactorycommunity.com.

Founder of the DreamFactory & Business Coach

Jim Rosen

Jim works with entrepreneurs to improve performance and foster well-being.

Jim's approach is informed by decades of experience in both the technology and the contemplative worlds. As an entrepreneur who co-founded two successful technology firms, he has extensive hands-on experience building companies. Having practiced, studied, and taught mindfulness and meditation for decades, he has learned how rich this nexus of work and mindfulness is. His approach draws on modern neuroscience, practical skills development, and the wisdom of mindfulness to support your professional and personal growth.

Entrepreneur & Meditation Coach

THE SESSIONS

Learn what our experts will be teaching. Sign up for the sessions you might find beneficial to you!

Nancy Cantor

Scaling Up

“Scaling up” will offer an insight into some of the most common challenges that entrepreneurs face but commonly ignored. Nancy will shed light into how to implement your teams and motivate your employees to get your company to the next level of firm. Nancy has led dozens of firms through the tough growing pains where some companies get stuck and loose vision. This workshop style session will provide you with tools and resources that you will be able to implement the next morning with your team. 

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Meet your speakers. 

They will inspire you

Keynote Speaker

Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold is a professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world.  A gifted but hard-working athlete, Alex “No Big Deal” Honnold is known as much for his humble, self-effacing attitude as he is for the dizzyingly tall cliffs he has climbed without a rope.  Honnold has been profiled by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, featured on the cover of National Geographic, appeared in international television commercials and starred in numerous adventure films including the Emmy-nominated “Alone on the Wall” and this year's Oscar winning documentary "Free Solo".

Business 

Wellness

Climbing 101

Advanced Climbing

Movie Screening

Keynote

Nancy Cantor

Topping Out

“Topping Out” is a session for all of those entrepreneurs entering those tough stages in a business where the owners are preparing for the next step in the life of a firm. Preparing your own team for that next level is not an easy step but a necessary for any succesful business to grow. Nancy will lead this workshop where all attendees will get a chance to discuss those tough conversations about how to take the next big steps in a company and take actionable items with you. If you are planning to sell, merge, maybe even just redirect your vision, this workshop is for you.

Jim Rosen

Meditation for Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneur’s life can feel like riding a roller-coaster while drinking from a fire hose. The practice of meditation is taking your seat on this roller coaster with courage and an open heart. Then, throughout your life, meditative awareness shows you how to regain your balance when you lose it. Jim Rosen will lead you through a simple meditation practice designed for busy entrepreneurs as well as an exercise to help you bring this into daily life.

Glenn Frank

Time, Money & Joy

Time and money are in limited supply. Our desire to be happy has no limit. If the goal is to maximize family happiness, how do you reconcile Time Money & Joy (TM&J) on a day-to-day basis and when life’s crossroads surface? Understanding the basis of informed decisions (how much money you need), knowing "Your Number" and the root origin of your priorities is a critical component of this workshop.

Through self-awareness exercises, we will begin the discovery process of what truly brings you joy and how to “create” more time for these “flow” activities. The end result will be greater HPD (happiness per dollar) and greater HPH (happiness per hour). Going forward, you will make better decisions through the TM&J lens! Alex Honnold’s main “flow” is climbing, what is yours?

Kevin Carr

Move Well, Live Well

Movement As Medicine: Prescribing The Worlds Strongest Medicine. The personal trainer is the new primary health care practitioner. Clients will spend infinitely more time with their personal trainer than they do their Doctor, positioning the trainer to have a unique advantage in helping them manage their health. While much of the medical industry is focuses on "sick care," we need to be focused on health care. In this lecture I'll help teach you how to prescribe the self world's strongest medicine, exercise.

Danielle Gottesman

Nutrition for Success

Danielle will discuss the importance of a nutrition while leading a growing business. She will dig deeper into what effects your eating habits can have in your focus and ability to succeed at your goals. Attendees will get a chance to hear from some of the most common myths about food and how much certain food types can influence the way we think, act, react and motivate.

BKB Staff

Intro to Climbing

Coaching in a small-group setting, during which you’ll meet new climbers and receive expert advice on how to make tweaks and important corrections to your climbing technique.

BKB Staff

Agile Thinking (Bouldering)

In this workshop we will borrow from agile thinking processes to create a holistic framework that will allow you to better evaluate and train for climbing objectives. We will use preset boulder problems as our objectives in this workshop. Participants will gain:

  • An expanded awareness of the holistic training needs required for specific objectives
  • A basic template to:
    • Evaluate objectives
    • Preform self assessments
    • Design holistic training regime

Recommended for V3 climbers and above.

BKB Staff

Learn the Ropes

Learn the Ropes is a great beginner introduction for climbers looking to gain basic knowledge and skills. The class teaches each student how to fit a harness, tie basic knots, manage risk associated with climbing, and manage the ropes for another climber while they climb. You’ll leave with all the mandatory knowledge to be able to use the top ropes here at BKBS.

BKB Staff

Advance Climbing Technique

Discover new ways to build you skills on our 35 and 50 foot walls. Our expert instructors will guide you through techniques for sequencing a climb, fighting fatigue, and developing a more natural flow for your climbing style. Recommended for intermediate to experienced climbers.

BKB Staff

Kilter Climbing

The best of climbing and tech together. Learn the basic principles of our kilter board and unlock its secrets for better climbing. Light up your training, literally, by discovering what this fun and flexible tool can offer to your regular regimen. Recommended for intermediate to advanced climbers. Intro to Climbing is a must!

Comedy Studio at Bow Market

Free Solo Screening

Snag a seat at one of two complimentary screenings of the Oscar-winning documentary chronicling Alex Honnold's extraordinary ascent of El Capitan.

BKB Staff & Alex Honnold

Free Solo Boulder Problem with Alex

Find out what it takes to climb the Freerider Boulder Problem from Alex Honnold's legendary ascent of El Capitan. Try your hand at a recreation of the problem and get professional tips from Alex himself! Experienced climbers only.

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