The BIZNOVATOR TRANSFORM WORKSHOP is a 2.5 Day experience that is specifically designed to help your child TRANSFORM their thinking while engaging with their peer group through experiential learning. In the TRANSFORM WORKSHOP students are focused on applying learnings from the BIZNOVATOR DISCOVER WORKSHOP towards an action plan that will be shared with their peer group, parents and teachers. At the BIZNOVATOR TRANSFORM WORKSHOP students will be taught how to; identify career opportunities, tap into today’s ever changing marketplace, and immediately take action for their future success. During this leadership WORKSHOP, students will learn 3 core principles for life success:
- Effective Leadership – Today’s effective leaders apply mindfulness to their everyday lives. They are good communicators who are confident, visionary, passionate, while leading with purpose. Through leadership training activities and engagement, our students further TRANSFORM their thinking from self-centric to a collaborative driven leadership approach. These are essential skillsets in today’s global economy.
- Financial Literacy – When we look at today’s rising costs of higher education, now more than ever, our youth need to be financially savvy and take control of their financial futures. Financial knowledge and independence are foundational building blocks to their future success. For this reason BIZNOVATOR believes there are several core components of financial literacy that every student should master. They include; creating a personal budget, being a wise consumer, managing and leveraging credit, opportunity costs vs. time preference, and saving and investing for the future. There is a direct link between a successful entrepreneur and their knowledge of money.
- Social Innovation – Today’s youth must be mindful of the importance of being socially responsible. For this purpose BIZNOVATOR TRANSFORM WORKSHOP teaches young people to think beyond themselves and understand the positive impact they can have in the broader communities they serve. We teach our students to be about service before self. In fact, research shows that one of the best ways for a young person to grow is to empower themselves while empowering others. This reinforces the importance of social responsibility and enables the realization that we are all connected.
Juan P. Casimiro
Juan Pablo Casimiro discovered his passion when he began empowering and teaching youth in 1987 when HE became an educator and mentor in New York City’s Public Schools system. As Founder / CEO of BIZNOVATOR and now with 30+ years of experience as an entrepreneur, educator, coach and social innovator, Casimiro specializes in building individual and organizational strength from within.
John D. Canaday
John D. Canaday is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Americas Franchising Group (AFG) in Miami Florida, a leading provider of franchise consulting services throughout the Americas. John has over 25 years of executive experience both domestically and internationally within sales, marketing, operations, business development and finance with leaders in the franchising, technology and medical industries.
Veronica Mendieta-Canaday is the Co-Founder of Americas Franchising Group(AFG). Prior to starting AFG, she worked as a top producing Loan Consultant is Seattle, WA. She assisted more than 500 Hispanic families with the purchase of their home and helped pioneer the home ownership movement for Hispanic Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout this process she was instrumental in developing and building the bridge between this rapidly growing demographic segment.
Ruth Baez is an experienced Graphic Designer with a BA in Advertising Communication. Some of her many specialties include certifications in Business Internal Communications and Creative Problem Solving from the Creative Education Foundation, as well as a consultancy in the “Lean Startup” Entrepreneurship Methodology.
Erika Greenawalt, a Content Developer and Business Relationship Expert, has more than 10 years helping businesses grow. Adding to her experiences, Erika also holds a BA in Advertising Communications of which she regularly applies when services her clients.