EO Nashville Member News – April 16

April 16, 2021

Rich Mulholland: Pivoting into a Presentation Powerhouse

April 30, 2021, 1:00pm-2:30pm, VIRTUAL

Rich Mulholland, an EO Cape Town, South Africa Member, is the founder of Missing Link, which transforms people into presentation powerhouses by teaching the art of delivering engaging presentations with conviction.  

In this highly-actionable keynote, Rich explains why presenting and selling online is an upgrade, and shares tips, tricks, and hacks on how to do it like a pro. REGISTER NOW

Arbinger Institute: 2-day Workshop 

May 12 & 13, 2021, 8:00am-5:00pm, LIVE or Virtual

This 2-day workshop on developing and implementing an outward mindset is transformational, especially for such a time as this. You will work to reveal two distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate – a self-focused inward mindset and an others-inclusive outward mindset. Arbinger has a forty-year record of successfully helping organizational change efforts by equipping people to shift to an outward mindset. 

Member Cost: $100
In-person Guest: $300
Virtual Guest: $200
($895 Value)

CLICK HERE for the In-Person Training. CLICK HERE for the VIRTUAL training.

EO Nashville: All Member Meeting

June 3, 2021, 4:00pm-8:00pm, Nissan Stadium

Register today for the EO Nashville All Member Meeting at Nissan Stadium! This event is always an annual favorite. More exciting details to come soon... REGISTER HERE

Get Involved!
Join an EO Nashville Committee

We would LOVE for as many EO members as possible to get engaged beyond just your forum and hop on a committee! HERE’S THE LINK to choose whatever sounds good to you!

Committees really are a great way to connect with other EO members, get a taste of the board and determine if you’d like to pursue a leadership role at some point. We’d really love for every forum to at least have one person either on the board or on a committee.

It takes a village to run this EO machine and we are grateful for each and every one of our committee members! Sign up today!

Upcoming EO Exchange Events

Please check out these upcoming April EO Exchange events!
These events also offer an opportunity to exchange ideas in a smaller group setting for further connectivity!

April 23, 2021

Cyber Security: Protecting Your Business

Register for this EO Exchange event led by EO Strategic Alliance Partner, Paul Steele with Martin & Zerfoss. EO member Debbie Gordon will also participate in the discussion!


April 29, 2021
Profit-Sharing Highs and Lows

Hear from those who’ve implemented a successful profit-sharing plan, including Sherry Deutschmann, whose treatment of employees is legendary, Eric Jackson, who just jumped into this mid-pandemic, and our brand new Strategic Alliance Partner CLA, a professional services firm with lots of experience on this topic.


June 11, 2021
Finding Your One Metric That Matters

Join EO Strategic Alliance Partner Compass East for a presentation on how to find the one metric that matters in your business!


Dean Wegner
Authentically American

Dean is the Founder & CEO of Authentically American, a veteran-owned, American-made premium apparel brand. They are a company that celebrates patriotism, believes in the American worker and honors our American heroes by intentionally donating 10% of profits to Veteran and First Responder charities. A West Point graduate, Dean served seven years as a helicopter pilot and Army Ranger and holds an MBA in finance from Cal State. The majority of his business career was spent in business development, marketing and strategy with Mars Inc. and Procter & Gamble. As a former Division I ice hockey player, he is highly competitive and possesses a tireless work ethic. His primary focus is on growth, team-building and creating a winning culture. Dean is happily married to his bride of 25 years and they have four children, with the youngest being adopted from Ethiopia. Dean is active in his church and has served on the board of several for-profit and non-profit companies and organizations.

What is a personal piece of advice (business advice/saying/quote) that you lean on and could pass on to others?
Find what you love and pursue your passion!

Best business book you’ve ever read?
Traction by Gino Wickman

One misstep you took in your business that you could caution others about?
Not planning properly and having sufficient financial resources to launch a business (nearly went bankrupt)

How do you de-stress after a particularly hard day?
Strong workout or play in my Men’s Beer League hockey game!

Did you come up with any creative social activities over the last year that you would like to share?
Team Event at Top Golf (it was still open for groups)

What’s something about you that would surprise everyone reading this?
I was a contestant on the Price is Right

What upcoming EO event are you most looking forward to?
My first forum meeting

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Articles & Columns

David Trainer [New Constructs] wrote about Coinbase, D.R. Horton and GameStop for Forbes. MarketWatch published columns co-authored by Trainer about if you should buy Coinbase and GameStop’s stock price.

The Tennessean published a column by JJ Rosen [Atiba] about how tech companies can compete with the do-it-yourself trend.

Awards & Recognition

The Nashville Business Journal announced its 2021 Best Places to Work. Included were:

  • Evolution Event Services [Falon Scott]
  • Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice]
  • Judith Bright [Judith Bright]
  • Trinisys [David Box]

In the News

David Trainer [New Constructs] was quoted in AP News, Barron's, Business InsiderCNN Business, CoinTelegraphDealbreaker, Forbes, Fortune, Investor Place, MarketWatch, MSN Money, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Yahoo! Finance about Coinbase and in Business Insider about WeWork. New Constructs’ insight about Coinbase was included in articles by Benzinga, Bitcoinist, Coinspeaker, CBS News, CNBC and Investing.com. Trainer appeared on Bloomberg Quicktake, CNBC, Coindesk, Fox Business, TD Ameritrade Network and Yahoo! Finance to speak about the debut of Coinbase and on Bloomberg TV to speak about big bank earnings. 

Concierge Medicine Today quoted Julie Robinson [Cypress Membership Medicine] in an article explaining what concierge medicine is. 

The Tennessean, NewsChannel 5, WKRN News 2 and WSMV News 4 featured a first look into the new Nashville SC [Christopher Redhage] stadium.

Melrose Billiard Parlor [Austin Ray] was listed as one of the five best dive bars in Nashville by Talkradio 98.3. Whiskey Riff mentioned Von Elrod’s, M.L.Rose and The Sutler Saloon for food and music in an article about everything you need to know about visiting Nashville. 

Colton Mulligan [FoxFuel Creative] is the regional vice president of Middle Tennessee for the Tennessee Business Roundtable, according to the Tennessee Tribune.

Whiskey Riff included Josephine [James Lewis] as a brunch option in an article with everything you need to know about visiting Nashville. 

The Gallatin Hotel in East Nashville, which Anchor Investments [Micah Lacher] owns and developed, was featured on NewsChannel 5 for donating more than half of its profits to organizations that help the homeless. 

The Kirkland Company [William Kirkland] represented the seller of a South Nashville apartment complex, according to the Nashville Post

The Nashville Post and Nashville Scene reported that Turnip Truck [John Dyke] is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. 

Forbes mentioned Shore Capital Partners [Michael Burcham] for recently opening a healthcare-focused Nashville office in an article about why Nashville is the health services capital of the United States. 

Bell & Associates [Darek Bell] was mentioned in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for its work on an I-24 bridge in Chattanooga. 

Strategic Alliance Partner News

Main Street Nashville reported that First Horizon Bank’s First Horizon Foundation donated nearly $150,000 to five organizations to support food distribution and fight hunger in Middle Tennessee.