Aligning Strategy for Results
Thomas Epperson

Virtual Think Tank Series

Session 1: Aligning Strategy for Results

Thursday, October 8, 2020 • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT)

Today more than ever before, organizations are operating in a highly complex environment where the pace of change is constant and accelerating, which makes formulating a consistent strategy very challenging and executing that strategy even more difficult. The key is creating alignment. Many organizations invest a lot of money in strategic plans. They painstakingly develop strategies that makes sense for their markets, industries and customers. But what they don’t consider is the alignment required inside their own organizations to execute on those strategies. Everything from performance management to who you hire and fire to leadership development — all of those things and the processes that underpin them can either support what you’re trying to do strategically or undermine it. During this interactive session, Dr. Epperson and Luck Companies Chief Growth Officer, John Pullen, will share how aligned organizations gets things done faster, with less effort, and with better results, and are more agile and responsive to changing business conditions – and how your organization can align its strategy for results.

See additional sessions in this series:

Session 2: Leadership and Influence
October 21, 2020 •  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (EDT)

Session 3: Leadership, Culture and Values
November 6, 2020 •  12:15 PM – 1:45 PM (EDT)


Dr. Thomas Epperson
InnerWill Leadership Institute

Tom is the President of InnerWill Leadership Institute and has over twenty years of experience as a leadership coach, facilitator, and speaker, and has worked with over 225 clients to help transform leaders and their organizations. Tom is a certified business coach and has a Doctorate in Leadership from The George Washington University. Tom is currently an adjunct instructor in Virginia Commonwealth Universities’ Executive MBA Program.

Tom is a highly engaging and passionate speaker—he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his presentations and breaks down difficult concepts into real world examples.  His goal is to provide audiences with practical skills to lead more effectively at work, at home, and in their communities. He does not take himself too seriously, and believes that we learn best when we are laughing and having a good time.  Instead of downloading information, Tom engages audiences in conversations and brings value based on a strong foundation of experience, education and passion.

John Pullen
Chief Growth Officer
Luck Companies

Chief Growth Officer, Luck Companies (Luck Companies is the oldest and largest family held and family run aggregate business in the country and ranks in the top three most engaged places to work in the US)

In his role as Chief Growth Officer and a member of Luck Companies Strategic Leadership Team, John is responsible for balancing the portfolio of the enterprise to deliver best in class financial results, as well as identifying global trends that have relevancy to the future growth of the business.

John joined the company in 1993 in the Real Estate Division. Prior to serving in his current position, he was Vice President of Real Estate, Vice President of Strategic Development responsible for leading the business strategy development for the corporation, and President of Luck Stone.  Before joining Luck Companies, John served as Vice President of the InnsLand Group, a real estate development consulting company, and oversaw the development of significant commercial and residential projects in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

John holds a B.S. and MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was recently appointed by the governor to serve as a Commissioner of the Virginia Port Authority, which fosters and stimulates commerce through the ports of the Commonwealth. He serves on the boards of the VCU Rice Center and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.

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