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Building Culture from Employee One

November 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

| TIGER Talk

8000 Walton Parkway
New Albany, OH 43054 United States

When it comes to building a team for your startup, the name of the game is attraction and retention. Crafting and maintaining a company culture that provides a competitive advantage is critical. As an entrepreneur, you have the added benefit of building your company culture, starting with your very first employee. The Case for Culture training provides a solid business case for why startup organizations should consider culture as an essential aspect of running their business.

This training session will help you to consider how your values shape your startup’s culture and how culture can both attract and retain needed talent. Through the examination of successful and not so successful company cultures, this training challenges leaders to think about and plan for the type of culture they hope to establish. There is no company asset more important than your employees!

Speaker: Denise Kestner, President, ClearPath HR

Denise holds a Masters in Labor & Human Resources from The Ohio State University. She also holds a Masters in Vocational Counseling from the University of Florida and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from UF as well.

From a career standpoint, Denise has worked her way up from an HR Generalist (waste & recycling industry) role to a VP of HR for a healthcare company before launching out on her own in the consulting arena 11 years ago. Today, she spends her time with almost 115 companies throughout the calendar year in a variety of industries… helping them to align their most important asset (yes…. that would be their people) with what they hope to accomplish with their business. In addition to working with over 100 companies each year, she has been teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level at The Ohio State University, Ohio Dominican University and Franklin University for almost 12 years.


Event is free and includes a light lunch.

Event timeline:
11:30am – Networking & lunch
12:00pm – Program begins
1:00pm – Networking resumes

Thank you to our sponsor Mmelo Boutique Confections.


November 9
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Innovate New Albany
8000 Walton Parkway
New Albany, OH 43054 United States
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