Mark you calendar for Wednesday, July 11, because there’s a free speaker series launching with a great topic. The 1001 Tech Center is hosting a talk by Kris Prochaska, a business consultant, therapist and Tedx speaker, on how companies can create a better culture.

Kris will discuss how founders can create an environment where people want to give their best. The talk will tackle what it takes “to create a culture and environment where people feel valued, engaged and want to create and innovate with you,” according to the 1001 Tech Center.

Kris Prochaska will lead a discussion on culture next Wednesday.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to know whether your culture hip and cool or is it actually meaningful, and why it matters.
  • How to prevent and recover from disengagement in the workplace.
  • How to stay competitive in the marketplace, without creating rifts in the workplace.
  • What it takes to design and nurture teams that create and innovate, and stay on the leading edge.

More about Kris:

Kris’ 20+ combined years of experience as a therapist and business consultant help her laser right to the root of an issue and provide her clients effective and practical solutions. She’s been described as an intuitive sharp-shooter who knows exactly what an individual or company needs to eliminate and do more of in order to bring them into alignment for greater purpose, productivity, & profit. Kris’ 2015 TED talk has over 100k views. The principles of her talk on ‘how to get your kids to listen & engage’ hold true in business as well. Kris is also a TEDx speaking coach and the author of Life Well Spoken: Free Your Inner Voice & Prosper.

The event is free, so come and learn more about how you can create a vibrant workplace for your team.

Speaker Series
Kris Prochaska
“Is Your Business an Innovation Incubator: How to Create an Environment Where Employees Want to Give Their Best.”
Wednesday, July 11th
The 1001 Tech Center @ 1001 SW Emkay Dr.
5 pm Happy Hour
5:30 Kris speaks + QA
7pm Wrap up
Questions? Contact [email protected]

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at or

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