Austin Downtown Business Owners

…walk to a “Visual Planning” Work at 823 Congress Avenue – 2nd Floor conference Room – Room 215


Bill Hawfield flies in from Southern California for a morning workshop introducing storyboarding techniques pioneered by Walt Disney. This Visual Planning Workshop is a thinking process that clarifies how we think, expands creativity and insures a wide scope of possible solutions to complex business problems. Key discussion topics include: strategic thinking, brain storming, Six Thinking Hats and much much more.

Value to members and guests: This process yields significant dividends in team building, facilitation skills development, thinking through problems, priorities, schedules and goals.

Bill is a CEO turned consultant. After running companies for General Mills he started his own company, Penguin’s Frozen Yogurt, eventually sold his company to a giant and lived to tell about it.


This is a FREE workshop for Downtown Austin business owners, Presidents and CEOs wanting to become better leaders, making better decisions. We will start at 830am and expect Bill to start around 845am. You should be back in your office by 11:30am.


Vistage International is the world’s leading executive membership organization. Locally, Vistage flies in 6 to 8 speakers a month to assist their Austin members in moving from good to great leaders. This is one chairs’ approach in giving back to the Austin Business Community. If you are viewing this, please forward to someone you care deeply about that could benefit by being in a advisory peer group with 200 plus years of successful leadership. Our core values are Trust, Caring, Challenge and Growth.

Please RSVP to:

Ed Stillman: Mobile/text 512.422.6232

(Seating is limited)

Published by edstillman

I grew up in Carlsbad, north San Diego County, lost my dad as a teenager, went into the USAF for four years and hired on with 3M in 1969. Received my AA from Santa Barbara City College, BA and Masters from Redlands University and after 33 plus years, I retired from 3M in 2002. As I look back on my life, I have been creating myself and developing my skill sets to be a business coach and a Vistage Chair. I am president of SEOT, a "personal improvement" consulting firm spending most of my time working with Central Texas executives running small to medium size for-profit companies who are focusing on improving their profitability greater than their competition. My area of interest is assisting senior executives in creating a better balance between business commitments and personal relationships. I also facilatate three leadership labs each consisting of a dozen owners, presidents and CEOs. We meet monthly both in a group setting as well as in a 1-to-1 coaching session. Our focus is to sharpen each others' skills in becoming better leaders, making better decisions and taking ourselves and companies to that next level. Who are we? My members are experienced top executives who recognize that they don’t have all the answers and who actively seek the company of successful peers—both to give and receive insights and ideas. My members mine the 200 plus years of chief executive experience that comes together in our monthly meetings and members are eager to offer their own experience and insights in the process. As a group, we spend our time exploring topics members can't discuss anywhere else. My members have many other places where they can engage in idle, "cocktail party" chatter. Our mission is to provide the setting for discussing the "undiscussable." Where or who can you go to for confidential, honest feedback to assist you in minimizing your personal "Worry List"?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.