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Monthly Lunchtime Panel Discussions: Leadership During Times of Crisis

September 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

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A three-speaker panel featuring:

  • Brad Krueger, Business Management Coach and founder of Success Beyond Luck
  • Michelle Eatherton, Head of Global Partner Programs, R3
  • Cindy Barker, Community Activist and Organizer

Location/ Date & Time

Online via Zoom only:

*****Zoom link and meeting password will be sent out to registered participants*******

Date: September 22, 2020

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time


“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” — Charles Darwin, Scientist

As a leader, it is not always smooth sailing when you are leading others.  Sometimes, unexpected challenging situations can occur which forces a leader to rise to the occasion to become the pillar of strength for those who rely on their leadership to overcome uncertainty and fear. Great leaders find a myriad of creative ways to help their people navigate through the adversity and to keep them motivated during the crisis.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on many people’s lives and placed massive economic pressures on businesses, as many struggled to stay afloat during these unprecedented times. Come listen to our brilliant speakers discuss their take on resilient leadership and share insights on tactical steps to manage effectively during times of crisis, whether during this current pandemic or another unexpected crisis in the future, to help reduce the negative effects, and guide their teams and companies to persevere and move forward successfully.


  • In tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s heroism in advocating for women’s empowerment, The Koa Club would like to step up its support towards her vision of empowering women by making our Monthly Lunchtime Panel Discussions as Community events free for all women to attend (whether they are members of The Koa Club). We truly hope that by opening up these Monthly Lunchtime Panel Discussions with valuable insights from the brilliant panelists to all women inside and outside The Koa Club community, we can help make a difference, no matter how small, in shaping the lives of strong independent women. Thank you RBG, from the bottom of our hearts, for your bravery and inspiration.
  • Free for all participants (whether members or non-members of The Koa Club)

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Brad Krueger is a Business Management Coach and founder of Success Beyond Luck. Business owners hire Brad as their steady hand through crisis situations and stubborn business challenges. He is generous with the wealth of knowledge he’s accumulated from his extensive professional business and crisis management experience and from his University of Wisconsin-Madison MBA.

Michelle Eatherton, Head of Global Partner Programs at R3, leads the build out and management of partner programs for R3 globally, inclusive of ISVs, Consulting, Resellers, Marketplace, etc. Responsible for building opportunity registration, differentiation, benefits, requirements, partner marketing and other packaged offering. Prior to R3, Michelle worked at AWS where she owned the global partner organization’s budget and a multi-billion-dollar reseller program. She is a collaborative people manager with a 16+ year successful track record of fostering strong relationships and delivering results on key initiatives. Michelle is also a key member of the leadership team for the Seattle chapter of LWT, a non-profit organization focused on advancing women in leadership skills.

Cindi Barker is a community activist and organizer. She first became interested in emergency response as a member of King County Search and Rescue in the mid 1990’s. In West Seattle, she has worked on community preparedness after the Nisqually earthquake in 2001 and was a founding member of West Seattle Be Prepared, which established 7 Emergency Communication Hub locations in West Seattle. In 2008, she banded with other like minded community organizers to support each other in preparedness efforts across Seattle, and there are now over 150 Hubs in multiple neighborhoods. In 2017, she was awarded a Community Preparedness Champions Award from FEMA.  She is retired from the Boeing Company, after 34 years, and now gets to volunteer full time instead.  And maybe travel…



September 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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