Leadership Collective

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Name: Leadership Collective
Date: November 3, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

As an executive leader do you ever wonder, “What should I be doing differently today, to better prepare my organization for tomorrow?”

The speed of change to our markets, workforce, and technologies are more profound now than any other time in history – and it’s not slowing down.  It is easier than ever to get consumed reacting fighting fires and miss the opportunity to intentionally guide where our organizations are going.

I invite you to join me and other leaders as we take one-day out from our hectic schedules working in our business, to intentionally work on our business. 

Through a one-day series of focused mini-workshops, Bill Fournet will help you tackle fail-proofing your strategy, multiplying the productivity of your workforce, and learning techniques to improve the quality of your personal life so you don’t just survive, but thrive, during challenging times. 

You will do hands-on planning within your sphere of responsibility focused on three key areas - your strategy, your team, and yourself.   Gain new insights, new techniques, and new action plans to unlock your organization’s potential.


  • Templates and plans created in the session, to jumpstart your strategy for 2022
  • The keys to respond well to any challenge (no matter how new, big, or unexpected)
  • Knowing your talent better to create a reliable team that produces consistent results
  • Increased leadership capacity through PowerPlays™ you can apply today 
  • Dedicated time spent working on your business to walk away with key improvement opportunities

Bill Fournet is the Founder and CEO of The Persimmon Group, the award-winning management consulting firm he founded in 2004. Bill loves to solve complex problems for organizations of all sizes, and remains hands-on at Persimmon, consulting clients of all sizes and in many verticals. A sought-after speaker on Generational Diversity, Leadership and Project Management, Bill believes “we are in the midst of a great transformation.” From technology to generational issues, Bill analyzes workforce trends to help you understand the future of work and how to stay ahead in times of uncertainty.

Bill’s experience in managing high-performance teams has directly influenced the unique business philosophy and atmosphere that has created one of the leading small businesses today.

The Persimmon Group was awarded the Blue Ribbon by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its success as one of the leading small businesses in America in multiple years. The Persimmon Group was also named multiple years to the Inc. 500/5000 list for the U.S. Fastest Growing Companies. The Persimmon Group has received the Families and Work Institute’s 2013 Effective and Flexible Workplace Award, and also received the 2016 Arrowhead Award for the Oklahoma Professional Business of the Year.

Bill earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University. He has been honored as the Small Business Person of the Year by Tulsa’s Metro Chamber of Commerce and is a two-time honoree for “Most Admired CEO” in Oklahoma.

Bill currently serves as a Member, Board of Directors at Boy Scouts of America, Indian Nations. He and his wife, Christy, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have three sons.

Kathy Taylor is the interim dean of the Collins College of Business. An accomplished leader, business executive and corporate attorney, Taylor has a record of transformational change and leadership in both the public and private sectors. She is also a tireless advocate for education and entrepreneurship, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.

In addition to Taylor's service as Oklahoma's Secretary of Commerce and Mayor of Tulsa, she has served on several corporate boards, including Sonic Corp, Bank of Oklahoma, National Car Rental and Dollar Car Rental, as well as on various boards for professional and non profit organizations.  Taylor is currently active on the boards of the Tulsa Public Facilities Authority, 36oN, a basecamp for entrepreneurs, StitchCrew, a business accelerator, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, and VEST a network for expanding the pipeline of women in positions of influence.  

Taylor earned a BA and a JD from the University of Oklahoma.  She was the inaugural recipient of hte Order of the Owl, the highest honor bestowed by the OU College of Law.  Taylor was a resident fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School Institute of Politics and holds honorary doctoral degrees from The University of Tulsa and Old Dominion University.

Thank you to our sponsors!

NSU Broken Arrow Campus
3100 New Orleans St, Broken Arrow, OK 74014
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November 3, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm
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