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ECC partnership event - networking and collabooration
Date January 9, 2018 9:00 AM

Navigating a New Labyrinth

9 to 11 a.m.

The details

Change is good-right? Then why is it so scary?

It's catalyst for growth and transformation and sometimes it happens at your own hand-more often than not, it's due to circumstances you do not directly control. Navigating unchartered territory takes a lot of guts and know how. There are plenty turns, dead-ends and roundabouts; full of emotional highs and lows. It is uncomfortable and confusing to say the least and can leave you questioning your own value.

You are not alone. More professionals than ever are forging new life and career paths. Whether you are a transitioning Veteran, a tenured business professional or are young and aspiring ready to enter the workforce…change is a powerful conduit for your personal and professional growth.

Please join us as we share ideas and best practices to provide guidance and support to help you Navigate A New Labyrinth. Moderator, Dorothy Patrick is the Principal of Patrick Advisory Services. After more than two decades in corporate leadership roles Dorothy made the decision to pursue her entrepreneurial dream and ventured out on her own. Intrinsically motivated, Dorothy will tell you, "Having the ability every day to make a positive and meaningful impact in the lives of the people I touch is what has always inspired me. It is my calling."

Patrick Advisory Services partners with successful, motivated professionals to conquer the demands of leadership and organizational success. Dorothy is passionate about supporting Veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life and she commits her time to a variety of local Veteran support organizations.

As program manager for the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program at Hillsborough Community College, Rosie Lee works with Operation Startup to further serve the needs of the program and Veterans seeking business startup advice. She acts as the administrative arm of the organization creating the processes necessary to keep all the plates spinning. Rosie is a serial entrepreneur with experience in the food truck space, real estate arena and web development services, among others. She has strong connections to the military community as daughter, wife and mother of servicemen. Her motto is: No one can do everything but everyone can do something.

Pete Blum is a US Marine Veteran and an advocate for bringing Veteran talent and leadership to the business community by helping Veterans make that connection. He is the CIO of Solvability and an Associate Instructor with FourBlock. He is the host of the Veteran Connections podcast where he interviews Veteran business owners to share their story and knowledge with transitioning Veterans and the business community. He also volunteers monthly as an instructor for the Project Transition USA LinkedIn Workshop on MAcDill AFB.

US Army Retired and CEO of Luminary Global, Valerie is most proud of her relationship with Hillsborough Community College and Hillsborough County in their support to the military Veteran community through their program Operation Startup. Operation Startup is a business actuator providing the Veteran start-up community with access to mentoring, educational programs, co-working space, early stage business accelerator, events, and myriad networking opportunities. These services help mitigate factors that contribute to business failure, while increasing the likelihood of successful start-ups.


This event is free.


For more information email Rosie Lee or call (813) 609-8803.

Hosted by: Operation Start-Up (OPSU)

Event Details


Entrepreneur Collaborative Center

2101 E. Palm Ave.

(Parking at 2109 E. 11th Ave.)

Tampa Florida, 33605


January 9, 2018 | 9:00 AM


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