Breakfast Workshop Hosted by McLane Middleton and Chris Yonker

January 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
One Hundred Club
100 Market Street
$15 Members - $20 Non-Members
Member Services

Why Some Advisory Boards and Leadership Teams Make Bad Decisions:

How to Navigate Critical Decision Making in 2020 and beyond. A workshop for leaders of  companies 5 million in yearly revenue.
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Hosted by McLane MiddletonChris Yonker, and Justin Van Epps

This session is designed for leaders of companies 5MIL+.

As we enter an election year, headwinds created from the world economy, and a market that is bound to shift, CEOs are feeling uncertain with the changes that lie ahead. Critical decision making has a direct correlation to success. Yet, how do you navigate decisions?

Effective decisions lead to better outcomes. Yet bad decisions can lead to getting yourself caught in quicksand you cannot get out of.

Join us for this exclusive Workshop where we will listen to a panel of business owners and advisors where you will learn:

  • The five cognitive biases that basically sabotage and lead to some of the worst business disasters from New Coke to the Popeyes chicken sandwich shortage
  • How to create an advisory team that provides perspective and insight leading to better decisions
  • Common traps that business owners and leadership teams make when navigating
  • The biggest mistakes business owners make when selecting an advisory board
  • How to weigh the advice given and when to advocate and when to go the other way

This session will include some working discussion and Q and A with the panel.  For this reason we are capping attendance so that all attendees can benefit from the event. In addition we are ticketing the event to assure folks that want to attend have a seat.

THIS IS NOT A SALES SEMINAR. You will walk away with real actionable information you can take back to your team and leverage immediately.

Meet the panel:

Anthony Delyani- Director, Corporate Department
Tony is a director in McLane Middleton’s Corporate Department.  His practice focuses on all aspects of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, entity selection and formation, liquidations, financing, taxation, intellectual property, transition planning, and equity-based compensation planning.  Tony is based out of the firm’s Portsmouth office and can be reached at (603) 334-6935 or

Justin Van Epps- Business Strategist and Management Consultant
Justin Van Epps has over twenty-five years of experience leading change and driving growth through innovation across industries and organizations at different points on the growth curve including small start-ups, mid-market firms, multinational Fortune 500 corporations, federal government agencies and not-for-profits. An entrepreneurial leader with a holistic understanding of business: his functional experience includes Sales, Marketing, IT, Customer Service, Operations, HR and Finance.

Jeff Foy- COO & Agency Principal at Foy Insurance Group, Inc
Jeff Foy has been a licensed insurance agent for over 30 years. Has has served as the President of Professional Insurance Agents of NH and the Legislative Chair of the Independent Ins. Agents of NH among many other national and regional advisory boards. He is currently the COO and Agency Principal of Foy Insurance with 11 offices in ME, NH, and MA.

Kenneth Peterson- Founder & CFO, Next Level Now, Inc.
Ken Peterson is an entrepreneur and experienced Chief Financial Officer. He founded Next Level Now in 2002 and has helped many technology companies succeed from start-ups, re-orgs to mergers and acquisitions. He is known for his bold yet practical approach to business finance, challenging clients to make tough decisions for the good of their organizations. He has seen firsthand, the good, the bad and the ugly. Ken, is a natural leader and is passionate about helping businesses succeed.

Chris Yonker – Consultant, Vision Alchemist, and Speaker
As a lifelong student of human potential, CHRIS YONKER embraces a uniquely collaborative and experiential approach to professional and personal development that encompasses the principles of leadership, advanced sales training, martial arts, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). He works with senior executives, entrepreneurs and celebrities. Chris is gifted in helping people define their improvement initiatives and set realistic goals for executing them, and shows his clients how to align their natural abilities with their core values to create extraordinary outcomes, in business and in life.

Questions on this event? Please email Erin McNulty at or call at 603-778-1168