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ILLUMINATE CEO/CFO "Financial Management for CEO's" Bootcamp!
Calling all CEO's, business owners, and entrepreneurs! Are you intimidated by numbers? Are you ready to face your fear and finally become an empowered Financial Leader of your company? In 2 full-day sessions, we’ll cover everything you need to know about financial management, including strategic planning, financial accounting and reporting, profitability, cash flow management, risk management, fundraising, payroll, and how to monitor performance and stay focused on high level strategies. Learn how to staff your finance team, and how to work with your tax CPA and advisors. Create a fool-proof plan for growth. Learn how to find balance and peace away from the busy work, and become a visionary, value-generating CEO. A blend of curriculum and workshop, you’ll leave with all the financial know-how you need, your 2019 Strategic Plan and Budget in hand, a more clearly defined CEO role, and the CONFIDENCE to lead by the numbers. Come with every question you’ve ever had about finance, and come ready to work! This is a judgement-free, shame-free zone to learn and grow, and become the well-rounded, financially savvy CEO you’ve always wanted to be. It's time to stop the fear, embrace the financial side of your business, and step fully into your role as CEO! Don't keep doing what you've always done - that will only give you the same results you've always had. Invest in YOURSELF, and make 2019 your best year yet. Save the date! This workshop is held across 2 sessions. One ticket registers you for both sessions. This is the same content as my 4-part workshop, just delivered back-to-back for those of you who prefer a condensed format. Session 1: Thursday, November 29, 9AM-4PM, Westlake Village Session 2: Friday, November 30, 9AM-4PM, Westlake Village Individualized Attention These workshops are kept intentionally small to allow for personalized attention, guidance, and coaching for each participant. You will not be a number in an auditorium! Because of this limited class size, space fills up fast. Register today! Don't miss your chance to create a plan for 2019 that will transform your business, and your life. Questions? Questions on the content of this workshop, or whether this is the right fit for your needs? Please email me at [masked]. I want you to be excited about this journey and ready to work! I believe in equal access and economic development. If you are a startup or cash-tight business and need discounted or flexible payment terms for this workshop, please contact me at [masked]. I want to see you succeed. I'm looking forward to working with you! Laura Azzalina Rigali, Founder, ILLUMINATE CEO / CFO [masked] Testimonials from happy participants CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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Workshops and training for CEO's focused on FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT and ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

Hosted by Laura Azzalina Rigali, Founder, ILLUMINATE CEO / CFO

Laura is an enthusiastic finance leader with decades of experience building and leading startup and hyper growth companies. She began her career in public accounting as an auditor with Deloitte and moved into private accounting at venture-backed startups. She served in M&A and CFO roles in startups across various industries, from travel, fashion, and lifestyle to renewable energy and technology. Laura has an MBA, CPA, and also holds Series 63 and 79 securities licenses for investment banking.

Today Laura is a strategic advisor, external CFO, and coach to startups, middle market growing companies, and executives, combining her expansive finance career with her love of people to help people and companies achieve their absolute best. She serves in part-time and project-based CFO roles, and coaches entrepreneurs and CEO’s in financial empowerment - helping them step fully into their roles as financial leaders of their organizations, and embrace rather than fear finance. Her unique ability to make finance approachable, fun, and friendly for "non-finance" brains has created incredible results for her coaching and training clients.

Laura’s greatest joy is working with people to help them achieve their goals and live fulfilling, rewarding lives! She is an active member of the community, serving as an advisor to growing businesses as part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and Women's Economic Ventures, as a professor of corporate finance and strategy at California Lutheran University, and as a board member for several nonprofits. In 2018 Laura was honored to receive the Women's Business Award from Comerica Bank and the Los Angeles Lakers, for her contributions and leadership in business and entrepreneurship.

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