Succeeding by Failing

  • 14 Nov 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Wolferts Roost Country Club, Albany NY


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"Succeeding by Failing"  

Panel: Robert Braathe of Braathe Enterprises, Lynne Bunnell of Travel Health 101, and James McGuinness of James McGuinness and Associates


From the movie Apollo 13 we learn that for space missions “failure is not an option.” But when running your own business, failure is often unavoidable. You try new things. Some will work and some will fail. The trick is to learn from failures and adjust future actions.

Join us as our panelists – all successful entrepreneurs – discuss “Succeeding by Failing.” They’ll share the challenges they faced, detail how and why they failed and explain what they learned that helped them succeed. This promises to be a lively, insightful program.

You’ll gain the understanding that you are not alone when it comes to failing, and you’ll learn strategies for adapting and becoming even stronger as a result of failing. You’ll be encouraged to share your own stories and to ask questions about tough situations you’re facing today.

Speaker Bios:

Robert Braathe is the founder of Braathe Enterprises where he serves as a business trainer and leader of the Virtual Internship Program.  After working in management positions with Walt Disney World, Gap and Apple, Robert founded his company in October 2005 in Connecticut. He has taught courses in hospitality, management, marketing and entrepreneurship at Skidmore College, SUNY Delhi and three area community colleges.

Lynne Bunnell, RN, is chief executive officer of Travel Health 101 LLC. She has been a travel healthcare provider since the mid-1980s with extensive experience in pre-travel immunizations and counseling. She also consults with organizations regarding travel health concerns of employees who travel internationally. Before establishing Travel Health 101 in 2009, she managed International Health at a major New York City corporation for a decade. Prior to that, she developed and ran a travel clinic for a 250-provider health care organization in Madison, Wisconsin. A graduate of Wellesley College and Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, Lynne is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable educator in the area of travel health care.

James McGuinness is chairman of James McGuinness & Associates, a firm he founded and for which he previously served as president. The company is a computer consulting firm with 35 years of information systems experience integrating custom software applications into business solutions for clients throughout North America and Europe. The firm’s team of developers works to understand clients’ individual needs and then translates them into efficient, reliable, user friendly applications deployed on a variety of platforms. James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from John Carroll University in Ohio and is a graduate of the General Electric (GE) Financial Management Program. 


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