Past Programs

Past SABER Programs

  • October 11, 2018 – Unconditional Well-being: Training Your Brain for A Peaceful and Powerful Life in a Frantic and Distracted World
    • Dave Mochel, CEO and founder of Applied Attention Coaching and Consulting

September 12, 2018 – Business Credit = Cash: So Don’t Take It Personally

  • Denny Cooper, Santa Barbara Credit Solutions

June 14, 2018 – The 2020’s – Technology in the Next Decade

  • Chris Chirgwin, Lanspeed Owner
May 10, 2018 – Yardi Systems, 5900 Employees in 40 offices. How it Happened
  • Anant Yardi, Owner
April 12, 2018 – Startups Must Conquer Failures to Succeed
  • Jeremy Bodenhamer, ShipHawk
March 8, 2018 – Conversational Agility: The Key to Breakthrough Results in Business (and in Life!)
  • Deborah Naish, Founder of Naish Partners
February 8, 2018 – An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Business
  • Jim Sterne, Board Chair, Digital Analytics Association
January 11, 2018 – Mastering the Moment: Neuroscience of Relationships and Performance
  • Dr. Relly Nadler, Psy.D., MCC, and CEO of True North Leadership
November 9, 2017 – Anticipating and Bracing for the Next Recession
  • Mark Schniepp, Ph.D., California Economic Forecast
  • Brian Johnson, General Manager, Radius Group
  • Keith Berry, Keith Berry Real Estate
  • Justin Anderson, President, AmeriFlex Financial Servi
October 12, 2017 – The Secrets of Finding & Keeping Good Employees: How to attract and Retain Talent in Santa Barbara
  • Trish Miller, Owner, Spherion, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Monterey Counties
September 14, 2017 – Commit to the Next Wave
  • Shaun Tomson, former World Class Surfer
July 13, 2017 – Run Your Business with Style, Exit Your Business with Style
  • Maeda Palius, partner, Palius, O’Kelley & Janzen
  • Jason Janzen, partner, Palius, O’Kelley & Janzen
June 8, 2017 – From College Start-up to IPO – Inogen, Inc.
  • Brenton Taylor, EVP of Engineering
  • Byron Myers, EVP of Sales & Marketing
May 11, 2017 – Yes you can! Ensuring Success for you and your business
  • Hap Ziegler, Mesa Consulting
April 13, 2017 – How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business
  • Neil Dipaola, President and CEO of Mesa Lane Partners and Founder of AutoCamp
March 9, 2017 – How to Use LinkedIn to Get More Customers
  • Masen Yaffee, founder of NDIC
February 9, 2017 – Cybersecurity 2017: Or You’ve Been Hacked and You Don’t Know It.
  • Ken May is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Information Security and Compliance Auditor, CEO, and owner of Swift Chip, a Managed IT Services provider, based in Southern California.
January 12, 2017 – Kick off 2017 by Getting and Staying In the Top of Your Productivity Triangle!
  • Sara Caputo, MA, Founder Radiant Organizing + Productivity
November 10, 2016 – Changes Ahead in 2017: Renewed Economic Vigor or Collapsing into Recession…?
  • Mark Schniepp, PhD, California Economic Forecast
  • Brian Johnson, Radius
  • Keith Berry, Keith Berry Real Estate
  • Justin Anderson, Ameriflex Financial Services
October 13, 2016 – The Exuberant Company: Keeping Passion, Purpose and People Fully Alive in your Organizagion
  • Jonathan Wygant, CEO and Founder of BigSpeak, Inc.
September 8, 2016 – Predicting Your Future Challenges Today: the Adizes Corporate Lifecycle
  • Pavel Golenchenko, Managing Director, Adizes, USA
July 13, 2016 – Online Marketing Today and Tomorrow
  • Jim Sterne, International consultant on interactive marketing and customer experience
June 9, 2016 – Navigate the Minefield of Social Media Use in the Workplace
  • Naomi Dewey, Partner, Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray
May 12, 2016 – The Success Principles
  • Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles
April 14, 2016 – Opportunity Meets Desire
  • Eric Onnen, CEO of Santa Barbara Airbus
March 10, 2016 – The Five Factors of Marketing Success
  • Lorrie Thomas Ross, M.A., The Marketing Therapist®
February 11, 2016 – Who Are You Going to Call – Knowing When It’s Time to Bring in an Outside Expert For Your Company
  • Paul Daniel, Gibraltar CFO Services, LLC
  • Michael Hamman, MBA, Founder & Principal, TouchPoint Business Solutions
  • Michael Stein, CFO Consulting, LLC
January 14, 2016 – One Degree to Success
  • Trgve Duryea, Chief Knowledge Officer of THE LEADERSHIP GROUP
November 12, 2015 – How Long Can the Current Economic Boom Continue? What You Have to Know.
  • Mark Schniepp, PhD, California Economic Forecast
  • Brian Johnson, Marcus & Millichap
  • Keith Berry, Keith Berry Real Estate
  • Justin Anderson, Ameriflex Financial Services
October 8, 2015 – Why Employee Ownership Makes so Much Sense
  • Rich Phillips, CMC Rescue
September 10, 2015 – Personalities at Work: What Makes Us Tick and What Ticks Us Off
  • Kerry McCoy, HRxpress
July 9, 20915 – Productivity Despite Distractions
  • Juli Shulem, PCP, CPC, Productivity Coach
June 11, 2015 – CSI Cyber in Santa Barbara
  • Anna Winningham, Risk Strategies
May 14, 2015 – Do Connections Really Matter?
  • Mark Sylvester, Ambassador for 805connect and CEO of introNetworks
April 9, 2015 – Tips to Grow a Small Business Into a Big Success
  • Sasha Ablitt, Owner of Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners and Launderers
March 12, 2015 – Spotlight on PR: New Ways to Toot Your Horn
  • Jennifer Goddard Combs, The Goddard Company Public Relations
  • Amber Sims Hinterplattner, All Stages Marketing
February 12, 2015 – Your Personal Productivity Process: Why Your Mind Matters Most!
  • Sara Caputo, MA and Productiving Expert, Radiant Organizing
January 12, 2015 – How Deckers grew to be the Employer of Choice in Santa Barbara and Their Strategy to Stay That Way.
  • Julie Morello, Sr. Human Resources Business Partner, Deckers Brands in the Omnichannel Division
November 13, 2014 – How the Chaos Around the World will Impact the Central Coast
  • Renee Grubb, Village Properties Realtors
  • Brian Johnson, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services
  • Mark Schniepp, Ph.D., California Economic Forecast
  • Chris Snowden, AmeriFlex Financial Services
October 9, 2014 – Crowdfunding: Gold Rush or Irreversible Trend?
  • Robin L. Eschler, Social Impact Marketing
September 11, 2014 – Critical Elements in Creating Marketing Words That Improve Sales
  • Maggie Dennison, Marketing Coach and Writer
July 10, 2014 – Relationship Selling™: Treating connections as Assets and monetizing Trust.
  • Jim Cathcart, Cathcart Institute
June 12, 2014 – Show Me The Numbers
  • Micheal O’Kelley, Palius + O’Kelley CPAs
  • Maeda Palius, Palius + O’Kelley CPAs
May 8, 2014 – Realities of Social Media for Small Business
  • Masen Yaffee, President of NDIC
April 10, 2014 – Don’t Just Survive, Thrive with the #1 Business Update of the Year.
  • Alex Craigie of the Law Offices of Alex W. Craigie
  • Trish Miller, Spherion
  • Steve Woodward, Riviera Insurance Services
March 13, 2014 – Focus Tools for Top Performance: How to SOARR
  • Dr. Relly Nadler, psychologist, Master Certified Coach and CEO of True North Leadership, Inc.
February 13, 2014 – TrueVision Computer-Guided Eye Surgery from Zero to 20/20 Vision
  • Forrest Fleming, CEO, TrueVision
January 9, 2014 – Marketing Musts for 2014: Learn How to Increase Business Visibility
  • Jennifer Goddard Combs, The Goddard Company Marketing and Public Relations
  • Lorrie Thomas Ross, M.A., The Marketing Therapist®
November 14, 2013 – Recovering Economy: What does it Mean to us?
  • Justin Anderson, AmeriFlex Financial Services
  • Stephen Hayes, Hayes Commercial Real Estate Group
  • Dan Encell, Residential Realtor
  • Mark Schniepp, California Economic Forecast
October 10, 2013 – MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
  • Gary Kravetz, Tech Coast Angels
  • Annette Jorgensen, Business First Bank
September 12, 2013 – Negotiating – Marketing – Sales
  • Lisa Gates, She Negotiates
  • Jill Feldman, Strategic Development Associates
  • David Ny, Sales Coach & Trainer
July 11, 2013 – How Social Media Affects All Aspects of Your Business
  • Amber Sims, All Stages Marketing
  • Mark Sylvester, intro Networks
  • Lynn Billing, Spherion
June 13, 2013 – The Happiness Choice: 5 Decisions that Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
  • Marilyn Tam, Founder and Executive Director, Us Foundation
    Marilyn Tam, Ph.D. is a Speaker, Author, Consultant, Board Certified Executive/Corporate/Leadership Coach, and Founder and Executive Director of Us Foundation. She was formerly the CEO of Aveda Corp., President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group; Vice President of Nike Inc. and also a successful entrepreneur who has developed and built four companies.
May 9, 2013 – Yardi Systems – A Thirty Year Perspective
  • Gordon Morrell, Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer – Yardi Systems
April 11, 2013 – Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: Strategic Planning for a Solo Proprietor or Company of 1,000
  • Trygve Duryea, Chief Knowledge Officer, The Leadership Group
March 14, 2013 – How the Mobile Revolution is changing the way we all do business- From finding customers, to engaging them, to creating evangelists!
  • Brian Coryat – Founder of Value Click (VCLK) which is now a 1.7 Billion dollar company and Founder & CEO of Local Market Launch
February 14, 2013 – What Is a Mentor and What Does It Mean to Have One?
  • Bob Vitamante, CPA, business consultant, executive coach, investor, volunteer and Chairman of the Santa Barbara Chapter of SCORE
January 10, 2013 – Hitting Your Productivity Reset Button in 2013
  • Sara Caputo of Radiant Organizing
November 8, 2012 – The Extraordinary Outlook for 2013, Post election, What you Have to Know!
  • Sponsored by Medallion Mortgage Company
October 11, 2012 – Increase Your Bottom Line by 30% in 2013, Hear from the Experts
Strategic Planning – Marketing – Case Study
  • Dave Clark, President, impulse Advanced Communications
  • Jennifer Goddard Combs, President, The Goddard Company Marketing & Public Relations
  • R.W. Ziegler, Chief Operating Officer, Mesa Consulting
September 13, 2012 – The History of the Central Coast’s Largest Waste Management / Recycler – MarBorg Industries.
  • Derek Carlson – General Manager of MarBorg Industries
July 12, 2012 – Why Cloud Computing is Changing Your World
  • Michael Crandell, CEO, RightScale
June 14, 2012 – Business & Employment Law Pitfalls That Can Raise Your Blood Pressure and Decrease Your Bottom Line
  • Jonathan Fraser Light.
May 10, 2012 – The Story and Lessons Learned
  • Lynda Weinman, Co-founder and Executive Chair of
April 12, 2012 – The Marketing Experts answer YOUR questions.
  • Lorrie Thomas Ross, CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Web Marketing Therapy, Jim Sterne, President of Target Marketing, Eric Peterson, Founder and President of Mission Web Marketing, and Kyle Ashby, Founder of Kaldera Marketing.
March 8, 2012 – How are You Using Social Media in your Hiring/Screening process?
  • Max Drucker, CEO & President and Geoff Andrews, Cheif Operating Officer of Social Intelligence, a Riv Data Corp. Company.
February 9, 2012 – A Few Good Ideas to Build On
  • Peter Jordano, CEO of Jordano
January 12, 2012- Social Media: Keeping Up With Your Clients & Competitors? What you need to know.
  • Patricia Bramhall
November 10, 2011 – Economic Recovery or Downturn on the Central Coast in 2012?
  • Dan Encell, leading residential realtor;
  • Mark Schniepp, Director/CEO the California Economic Forecast;
  • Kenneth R. Hyman, CEO, Partnervest Financial Group; and
  • Jerry Beaver of Pacifica Commercial Real Estate
September 8, 2011 – Social Media & Traditional Marketing – New Rules to Double Your Money
  • Lorrie Thomas, M.A., CEO of Web Marketing Therapy
  • Jennifer Goddard Combs, principal of The Goddard Company Public Relations
July 14, 2011 – Spherion presents – The Emerging Workforce Study” with guest speaker Sandy Mazur
  • EWS is a revolutionary way of tracking and understanding the changing attitudes of the American workforce and the resulting implications for those who employ them. Unearth significant trends and mindset changes in both U.S. workers and employers.
Thursday, June 9, 2011 – Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn ~ Benjamin Franklin
Productivity Roundtable Workshop
  • Sara Caputo of Radiant Organizing.
May 12, 2011 – Half-time Check-in on Health Care Reform, Tax Initiatives and the Overall Economy
  • Global Economics – Ken Hyman of Partnervest Financial Group
  • Healthcare – Steve Woodward of
    Riviera Insurance Services
  • Tax Initiatives – Michael O’Kelley of Palius + O’Kelley
April 14, 2011 – Tips on How to Get Your Business Financed in 2011.
  • Jeff Devine – President & CEO of American Riviera Bank,
  • Leslie Johnson, Esq. – Sr. Vice President of Marquette Commercial Finance,
  • Annette Jorgensen – Vice President of Community West Bank and
  • John Glanville – General Partner of Athenaeum Capital Partners.
March 10, 2011 – How Radically changing Your Business Model Can Create Great Success.
  • John Greathouse, General Partner at Rincon Venture Partners
February 10, 2011 – The Five Critical Online Marketing Puzzle Pieces for Sales Success.
  • Lorrie Thomas – CEO of Web Marketing Therapy.
January 13, 2011 – Calling all Entrepreneurs! Calling all Leaders! Learn how to lead and build a successful business.
  • Karl Willig, CEO of Mission Linen
November 11, 2010 – Economic Recovery on the Central Coast in 2011 Panel
  • Kenneth R. Hyman – CEO of Partnervest Financial Group,
  • Michael Martz of Hayes Commercial Real Estate,
  • Mark Schniepp – director /CEO of the California Economic Forecast and
  • Nancy Kierstyn Schreiner – attorney-partner for Nordman Cormany Hair Compton.
October 14, 2010 – Building a Success Business in Today’s Economy – Navigating the rules, the do’s and don’ts.
  • Jason Spievak, CEO of RingRevenue.
September 9, 2010 – Mastering the Art of Connections.
  • Mark Sylvester – CEO and Co-Founder of introNetworks.
July 8, 2010 – Are You and Your Employees Blogging Your Company Into Bankruptcy?
  • Attorney Karen L. Gabler of Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton.
June 10, 2010 – Innovation is Everybody’s Business.
  • Robert B. Tucker, internationally recognized innovation guru and author.
May 13, 2010 – “How Much Money Are You Losing to Fraud?
  • CPA’s Michael O’Kelley and Tony Vallejo with
  • Assistant District Attorney Joyce Dudley.
April 8, 2010 – Did You Really Want to Know this Much About Wireless?
  • Andy Seybold.
March 11, 2010 – Learn from the Experts: Secrets of Being a Successful Entrepreneur and How to Grow Your Business.
  • Jim Wolfe previous President/CEO of Balance Bar Company and
  • Dr. Klaus Schauser, Founder and Chief Strategist of AppFolio.
February 11, 2010 – Learn PR Secrets From the Experts.
  • Jennifer Goddard of the Goddard Company and
  • Lorrie Thomas of Web Marketing Therapy.
January 14, 2010 – Planning to Build Your Business in 2010.
  • George Ruszank – chairman of Santa Barbara SCORE.
November 12, 2009 – The Financial Future of Our Central Coast Panel.
  • Randy Glick of Prudential California Realty,
  • Charles Hershson – President of Fidelity mortgage Lenders, Inc.,
  • Mark Schniepp – Director/CEO of the California Economic Forecast, and
  • Rich Schuette of VIDA Wealth Partners.
October 8, 2009 – “Mining the Wealth in Our Business Relationships.
  • Trygve Duryea, Chief Knowledge Officer of The Leadership Group.
September 10, 2009 – Protect Yourself and Your Business From legal Vultures.
  • Jay Hieatt partner of Hall, Hieatt & Connely, LLP.
July 9, 2009 – Social Media Marketing for Small Business.
  • Lorrie Thomas of Web Marketing Therapy.
June 11, 2009 – The Productivity Puzzle.”
  • Sara Caputo of Radiant Organizing.
May 14, 2009 – SOS – The Secrets of Survival for Small Business in a Down Economy.
  • Paul Burri – Business Management,
  • Gary Kravetz – Employee Issues, Gene Sinser – Finance Issues,
  • Ralph Luikart – Negotiation, and
  • Jim Wolfe – Moderator.
April 9, 2009 – “How to Find Business Financing – NOW!
  • Annette Jorgensen of Community West Bank,
  • Leslie Johnson of Marquette Commercial Finance,
  • Jeff Carmody of Agility Capital, and
  • Jeff DeVine of American Riviera Bank.
March 12, 2009 – TIPS on Business Survival in the Current Tough Times
  • Michael O’Kelley, Maeda Palius and Tony Vallejo of Palius + O’Kelley.
February 12, 2009 – How to Succeed Online in 2009.
  • Jim Sterne, Marketing Consultant.
January 8, 2009 – The Sky is Not Falling – How Marketing Can Lift Your Business in a Tough Economy.
  • Lorrie Thomas – Web Marketing Therapy,
  • Jennifer Goddard – Public Relations, and
  • Jim Palam – Creative Director – Advertising and Marketing.
November 13, 2008 – What is the Predicted Impact of President-Elect Obama’s Economic Plan? How Bad Will the Economy Get? How Long Will it Last?
  • Bruce Fisher – Prudential California Real Estate,
  • Mark Schniepp – Director and CEO of the California Economic Forecast,
  • Rich Schuette – Certified Financial Planner, and
  • Sarah Wildwood – Prudential California Realty.
October 9, 2008 – Successfully Negotiate Conflict In the Workplace.
  • Gina Rae Hendrickson, mediator, negotiation coach, trainer, author and speaker specializing in mediating workplace disputes.
September 8, 2008 – Corporate Self-Defense – Through the Eyes of a Predator.
  • Tom Parker former FBI Agent


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