2nd Half Planning for Growth thru Covid-19

Posted by: Yvonne Luker - Global Chamber on Saturday, June 27, 2020

This week we held a globinar discussing "2H2020 Planning for Growth thru Covid-19" to encourage members to think outside the box, into new techniques, new markets and new opportunities to grow and succeed.

The subtitle: Business Strategies - Utilizing Partnerships for Growth Post Covid19

Watch HERE.

The topics covered included:

  • Being able to pivot to add value in your approach to business development
  • The future for in person networking
  • Adapting and thriving through partnerships

Our global landscape is full of rapid changes, and opportunities are starting and changing right before our eyes. It's important to navigate the global business world safely and effectively, and we connect you with trusted and active business leaders everywhere.

During this session, members were able to speak with these experts on growth in preparation for their own planning sessions for the 2nd half. What can you do to improve your sales efforts, improve productivity and find new opportunities in existing and new regions and segments? What are things to be thinking about and acting upon now?

Some interesting, valuable and fun tidbits along the way...

  • "To be interesting, be interested."
  • You are able to do sales in these times, but here's what you need to do to differently.
  • Reduce your self-limiting beliefs to overcome the little voices in your head.
  • Cold calling is more difficult than ever. Trusted, warm intros are more valuable than ever.
  • Focus on the investment angle vs. being a cost... what is the ROI of your solution?
  • Some of the hot markets... PPEs, healthcare overall, cannabis, food and beverage, digital technology, technology overall


00:00 – Multi-Metro Globinar begins

  • Charles Bernard - Founder and CEO of Criteria for Success, Inc
  • Andrew Howlett – Manager of Partnerships at Cambridge Global Payments
  • Adam Hall – CEO at AM Hall Consulting

00:30 – Q&A Session

01:00 - End

Speaker Bios

Charles Bernard - Founder and CEO of Criteria for Success, Inc. Charles is an accomplished speaker that has trained thousands of CEOs, Sales Managers, and Salespeople on the art of business relationships, growing revenue, and overcoming challenges. 

With over 20 years of experience in direct sales, sales management, recruiting, and training, Charles is a subject-matter expert with a knack for troubleshooting. 

He was born in Madrid, Spain and was educated in Surrey, England. Currently, Charles resides in New York City where he is authoring his debut book, “Enabling Buying in a World of Selling".

Andrew Howlett – Manager of Partnerships at Cambridge Global Payments. 
Andrew has worked in the global payments industry since 2008, starting out in London before relocating to New York a year later. For the past 11 years he has sold foreign exchange solutions and risk management products to hundreds of companies all across the US, covering almost every industry that has a need to make or receive payments internationally. Starting this year, he has helped launch a structured partnership division for Cambridge Global Payments, a Fleetcor Technologies company. Cambridge has typically relied on a direct sales model, but is driving a focus on channel partnerships to better position their solutions and services to drive new business across new markets. Andrew joined the Global Chamber towards the end of 2019 and has rolled out the network to his colleagues across Cambridge’s international offices. He’s desperately trying to improve his golf handicap, and is a NY Giants fan, for better or worse.

Adam Hall – CEO at AM Hall Consulting. Adam is the Founder and CEO of AM Hall Consulting. Based in NYC, AM Hall Consulting works with both big businesses and nonprofit companies to promote and drive shared value – the importance of driving business while encouraging social good. Adam has worked with organizations such as Charles Schwab, NASCAR, Bank of America, MLS, Philadelphia Union, and more to support them with event production and strategies that enable further growth, awareness, and fundraising for nonprofit causes. AM Hall Consulting combines the power of events, strategic development, and direct outreach to ultimately raise more money to deepen the social and business impact. Before setting up his own business in NYC, Adam worked predominantly in the nonprofit space, working in areas like Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, India, Pakistan, Israel, Palestine, and more. Adam’s passion for seeing how businesses and nonprofits support each other's development and infrastructure led him on a journey to the United States, where he then set up AM Hall Consulting. Adam has an EMBA from Temple University in Philadelphia and is an avid Tottenham Hotspurs fan and a passionate and regular golfer.


Moderator: Susan Gitenstein Assadi - Executive Director of Global Chamber. Susan co-founded GAPR in 1992, a PR firm with an emphasis on expert and thought leadership campaigns. She is a highly respected national media strategist who helps her clients to be promoted to the national media, weaving in compelling stories that resonate with top media outlets. Her campaigns catalyze her clients into leaders of their respective fields. Susan also has over four decades representing non-profits, leading public companies and subject matter experts. Her firm’s campaigns are fresh, creative, tech savvy, and innovative, a cocktail that engenders powerful results. She co-founded Safed House, a non-profit, that provides a welcoming place for refugees and recent immigrants to share their stories.


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