BECAUZ Accelerators

A Comprehensive Approach to Change

The BECAUZ Accelerator program utilizes proprietary Processes, Tools and Systems to install transformational change in Leaders, Teams and Organization. This process accelerates change because of our proven processes, dynamic facilitation and an integrated, systemic approach.

How do we maximize our impact as a World Class IT Organization and embrace the challenges presented by global economic and IT events and trends?

Walter PuschnerVP - Worldwide Field ITMicrosoft

How can we create a leadership team to transform our firm?

Mike PongonCOOPoint B

How can we most effectively communicate our Real Estate Repositioning offering to add value for our clients?

Tony StewartVice PresidentMcKinstry

How do we maximize our impact as a World Class IT Organization and embrace the challenges presented by global economic and IT events and trends?

Walter PuschnerVP - Worldwide Field ITMicrosoft

BECAUZ tailors the programs they offer us to closely align to our business needs. Each and every interaction has its own dynamic, and they are able to adjust what they do, live in the moment, to maximize results and value. That kind of adaptability and dynamism is a core skill you don’t often find.

Walter PuschnerVice President, User ExperienceMicrosoft

BECAUZ are savvy social architects who create environments that lead to extraordinary learning and results. With your help, our 80-person extended leadership team has moved from a “command and control” focus to an “inspire and involve” culture, with alignment and ownership embedded into the leadership ecosystem.

Jacky WrightVPMicrosoft SESIT

With BECAUZ we have consistently generated breakthrough results and have been able to align our teams around transformational strategy. We have built an adaptive organization that flourishes in the midst of uncertainty and innovates to create solutions that were unimaginable just a few years ago.

B.J. MooreVice PreidentMicrosoft - Enterprise Commerce IT

How can we engage our entire organization and partners as leaders to realize our vision?

Senior Director of a field readiness group

How do we get our engineering leads and their teams to perform at even higher levels as we grow and scale our business?

Brett HelselSr. VP EngineeringIsilon Systems, Inc.

What would be possible across teams if we collaborated?

Andrew ClaphamSenior DirectorDesign & Construction

How can we drive team performance, build client relationships and generate a better bottom line?

Erika SchmidtPresident & COOFrause

How can we build a global innovation engine without adding people or additional dollars?

Tyson HartmanChief Technology OfficerAvanade

Partnering with Vendors for Tip Top Corporate Events


Partnering with Vendors for Tip Top Corporate Events
A successful corporate event is like a top-notch circus. It takes a lot of talented, agile performers, all critical to the show. Some of the most critical are the ones behind the curtain the invaluable partners who provide services and supplies beyond what BECAUZ provides.

For a straight-forward conference, I might need just a few partners such as venue staff, A/V equipment suppliers and bus drivers. For an elaborate, multi-day extravaganza, partners might include interior designers, musicians, celebrity speakers, bodyguards, and a wild assortment of prop and game suppliers.

For one event, I brought in a Formula One car to jazz things up in Seattle; for another I rented golf carts and polo sticks to hold an indoor Buggy Polo Match in Singapore. Bee hives and beekeeper suits are harder to procure in Hong Kong, but I figured it out. And it’s really hard to find enough foosball tables for 1,000 players in San Diego, but we did it.


Event vendors can make or break an event, so developing trusting, lasting relationships with suppliers is crucial. It’s essential to have trusted partners who can move on a dime, who are obsessive as I am about details, and who I can count on when the inevitable hiccups happen. I work hard to cultivate and grow vendor relationships, making sure our partnership is mutually beneficial. And I stay loyal to those relationships.

A few suggestions about working effectively and enjoyably with event vendors:

  • Don’t presume you know everything. Let your vendors be the experts in their field.
  • Be polite and respectful—always. I’m astounded by the number of event planners who are disrespectful to their vendors. I may write a book with the absurd stories I’ve heard…
  • Treat your vendors like you would like to be treated.
  • Provide clear details and instructions. When things change—and they will—immediately update all vendors. Clear, consistent, frequent communication is essential.
  • Have fun! Enjoy the partnerships and the events you put on together. Try not to take every thing too seriously.

Event management is a crazy business. Luckily it’s filled with fun, talented vendors who love what they do. One of the best parts of my job is joining all the wizards behind the curtain to put on the amazing events my clients deserve.caz-events

If you need guidance or hands-on assistance in hosting the perfect leadership conference or corporate event, please connect with BECAUZ.

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