Sunday, September 25, 2016

Agenda for Tuesday, 27 September 2016


0700-0730:  Introductions and Networking Assistance.

Tells us what's new for you lately, especially any networking needs.  We can help with referrals, advice, contacts, and other assistance.

0730-0800:  Speaker

Chris Natzke will speak on "The Keys to Creating a Life of Purpose by Discovering Your Inner Champion."  For more information on Mr. Natzke, visit

Thanks to Kurt Schlaefer (USAFA '70) for arranging to have Chris speak with us this week.

Chris Natzke's Bio:
For over four decades, Chris Natzke has been a dedicated student and teacher of the martial arts, achieving the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt/Master Instructor, ranking him in the top 1% of all martial artists in the world.   Also an accomplished national competitor, Chris won the United States National Taekwondo Championships in 1999.  In 1995, he left a very successful career in corporate sales to create his martial arts organization, the Colorado Alliance of Martial Arts (CAMA).  Since that time, the lives of thousands of students (both children and adults) and their families have been positively impacted through his teachings, with over 600 students reaching junior and advanced ranks of Black Belt.
Now Chris is taking his impactful message beyond the walls of the martial arts school and out into the world.  Businesses and organizational leaders are positively impacted by his message highlighting his “7 Qualities of Black Belt Leadership”.  These qualities represent his journey over four decades in martial arts, personal development, motivation and leadership.  In addition to his work with companies and organizations, Chris has also impacted thousands both in the Denver area and nationally through his “Kindness Counts” program.  Through his programs, school-age children are taught bully-proofing verbal self-defense skills as well as the benefits of non-violent conflict resolution.  As a result, over 250,000 documented random acts of kindness have been generated in the Denver community since 2005.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.  He is also the author of the newly published book, Black Belt Leadership: 7 Keys to Creating a Life of Purpose by Discovering Your Inner Champion.

Chris Natzke’s principles of success and leadership have transformed the lives of literally thousands of students, business professionals and organizational leaders. His message of inspiration, empowerment and belief in one’s self, leaves audiences moved and inspired to take decisive action in creating the lives and careers of their dreams while making a positive, profound and lasting impact in their world.


27 September (this week):  Chris Natzke - see above.

4 October:  TBD/Open.
If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for an upcoming Tuesday, just let me know at

Remember -- you could be the speaker yourself.  If you have an interesting topic, or a problem you'd like to put to the group, or maybe you gained new insight from a business book or a conference... We'd love to hear about it.

3.  REMINDER - Changes at the Marriott:

At our meeting location (Marriott - DTC), the new coffee shop where we meet is located in the middle section of the hotel, just to the south of the new main entrance. 

Parking is no longer available across the street at Garcia's, but you can now park for free in the Marriott's main lots in front of the hotel.


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The hotel will be on your left. Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). There are no dues or fees.  Our schedule, roster, and other information are posted at  Sign up (free) to receive communication via our blog and email, by following the instructions on the home page. 

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