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Advisor: Sean McColl

Last name: McColl
First name: Sean
Company: Next Level, USA
Title: VP, Mid Atlantic Region
Email: sean@nextlevel-usa.com
Seat: Business Coach / Facilitator
Phone: 202.489.8175
Address: 2900 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.
State: District of Columbia
Zip code: 20007
Website: nextlevel-usa.com
Alternate Website: Gunilla Girardo
Region: SoMA

Sean McColl has a wide range of experience in the training and development of people. From recruiting through the hiring, managing and coaching stages, he has been involved in the development of people and leading them as they progressed through their careers. Because a successful organization is built through inspiring, empowering and leading the people who will ultimately shape it, it is first necessary to be personally successful so that people want to follow you. Having successfully built and run a business as an owner, Sean understands the importance of leadership and knows the skills that a leader must possess and demonstrate.

Sean has insight and perspective garnered through both a corporate and entrepreneurial background. As co-owner of a marketing and promotions company, he led the sales and marketing efforts for the company which grew fourfold in 7 years and ultimately resulted in the successful sale of the company. Prior to that, Sean held several sales and marketing roles with AT&T, including assignments at AT&T’s global headquarters.

Sean’s approach to professional and personal development has been influenced by a diversity of experiences both within and outside of the business world. Creating and delivering corporate training and managing the professional development of people, as well as many years of volunteering with underprivileged children, have allowed him to study the ways people develop at different stages of their lives. Tutoring grade school youths and helping high school students apply to college and prepare for the life style change that accompanies it, honed his appreciation for the importance of helping people establish the right habits as building blocks for self improvement. It also firmly ingrained in him the value of working one-on-one with a mentor and what can be accomplished through such a relationship.

A firm believer in a work/life balance, Sean has applied the lessons of Next Level’s holistic approach to his own career and to his roles as husband and father. Drawing from his personal experiences, he works with Next Level clients to help them grow both as leaders and people as they work towards achieving their individual goals.

Sean holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government from American University in Washington, DC, and a Master of Science Degree in Management from the University of Maryland, Graduate School of Management and Technology. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the Washington Networking Group, and is a former member of the Board of Directors and past Vice-President of CPPA, an association for the promotional products industry.

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November 7, 2013
Profiles in Growth:
Closing the Business Value Gap

Edwin Miller, CEO and Founder, 9Lenses
Edwin is a growth and turnaround thought leader whose proven skills in leadership, motivation, and business model assessment have had tremendous results in companies around the world. He founded 9Lenses to help executives find and resolve gaps in any aspect of their business. Recently named a “Top 12 CEO to Watch” by the Washington Business Journal, he is renowned for high-energy presentations that motivate executive audiences toward transforming their organizations. 

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Closing the Business Value Gap
November 7, 2013
7:30 am - 9:30 am
DeVry University
The Becker Room (6th Fl.)
4550 Montgomery Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
November 13, 2013
Profiles in Growth:
Closing the Personal Value Gap

For the best personal outcome, owners must identify and bridge the gap between corporate value when they first contemplate an exit and value when the actual transaction takes place—not to mention after the sale. The time to dig a well is before you get thirsty, but in the midst of transferring the company’s ownership, personal planning often gets delayed or lost—a dangerous omission. The panel will examine case studies and share the real-world experiences of business owners and their heirs in the post-sale years.

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Closing the Personal Value Gap
November 13, 2013
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Teqcorner Entrepreneur Center
1616 Anderson Rd.
McLean, VA 22102

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