EDC offers vision, strategy class

Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council

Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a workshop on the topic of vision mapping strategies, from 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 30 at the San Juan Island Library, cosponsored by San Juan Propane. Advance registration is required.

Business owners and entrepreneurs often wonder how they can leverage their ideas into success, and many ask themselves how they’ll even recognize that success when it’s been achieved. These queries have a common thread – how to create one’s desired concrete results from ideas and goal setting. Participants will join instructor Sharon Hooper to learn how to create strategic vision maps, a deepening and enjoyable process to explore possibilities and discover how to create the perfect blueprint for the next steps of a journey.

Instructor Sharon Hooper has been a professional certified coach since 1999. After working with the U.S. Department of Defense and directing one of the world’s largest child development centers, Sharon and her husband Richard created an independent and award-winning record label, World Disc Productions, headquartered in Friday Harbor for several years.

Hooper has provided coaching services to Johnson & Johnson executives, Mikimoto Inc., California and New York educational departments and many other individuals and groups from entrepreneurs to fire captains. Presently, Sharon lives in Friday Harbor and works with Washington Vocational Services, which provides training and employment services for developmentally disabled adults in the islands.

Details: 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Jan. 30 at the San Juan Island Library. Cost: $25 for materials and snacks; advance registration is required: www.sanjuansedc.org/vision. For info, call 378-2906, or email info@sanjuansedc.org. This workshop is not sponsored by the library. The EDC thanks San Juan Propane, San Juan County government, our ports, the Town of Friday Harbor, Heritage Bank, Islanders Bank, Island Market, and the Department of Commerce for their support.