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Christine Buhr

Driving Competitive Advantage

Your Canadian CEO, Christine Buhr Founder and Entrepreneur, Christine Buhr has created, scaled and exited one of Calgary's biggest entertainment hubs, Shakers Fun Centre. Her roles include chairing the Entrepreneurs Association and The International Association of Attractions and Amusement Parks. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, she learned about business early on, discovering how to lead operations and create efficiencies through technology enablement (e.g., ERP systems). After a short stint in Vancouver, she returned to Calgary to turn Shakers into the muli-milion dollar business she excited prior to the global pandemic. She has learned a lot from starting and operating a venture, and is ready to share insights on her scaling up journey so others can avoid similar pitfalls! Your Scaling Up Expert, Verne Harnish Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 16,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today. Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 200 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past four decades helping companies scaleup. He’s the author of the bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword; and wrote Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) which has been translated into 22 languages and has won eight major international book awards including the prestigious International Book Award for Best General Business book. His latest book, Scaling Up Compensation, rocketed to the #1 HR book on Amazon. Verne also chairs the annual ScaleUp Summits and serves on several boards including vice chair of The Riordan Clinic; co-founder and chair of Geoversity; and board member of the social venture Million Dollar Women. A private investor in many scaleups, Verne enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

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