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VIRTUAL: Case Studies at the Intersection of Purpose, Profit & Portfolio (1 LU)

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What are the “profiles of success” for A+D business? How are purpose, profit and portfolio interconnected? Why is a good business strategy dependent on financial health?

Business strategy consultant, architect and SO|arch founder Elisabeth Sporer, AIA, LEED AP, CIC shares best practices grounded in financial health. Drawing from her extensive experience helping clients successfully navigate the various phases of their business’s life cycles – from growth and expansion to restructuring, succession planning and ownership transition – Elisabeth will present hybrid case studies showing financial blueprints to address immediate needs, such as balancing a short-term impact plan with an annual strategic plan; creating leadership strategies to keep employees engaged while managing costs and cash flow, and navigating the long-haul through a 5 to 10-year business plan.

This presentation will better equip sole proprietors, boutique studio founders, and leaders and managers at mid-size and large firms alike to be responsive in the near-term, but also, proactive, and future-facing in their pursuit of peak performance for their businesses.

About the speaker

Elisabeth Sporer, AIA LEED AP, CIC
Principal; SO|arch

Elisabeth Sporer works as a business management consultant for A+D firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a licensed architect in California and Berlin/Germany, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a certified integral coach. Her multi-faceted professional experience spans design and architecture to business strategy and business management in her native Germany and in the US for firms such as EHDD, Perkins + Will and STUDIOS, and her own firm SO|arch. She holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University in the City of New York, as well as a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture, both from TU Berlin and is an Adjunct Professor [Professional Practice] at the California College of Arts in San Francisco.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify operational tactics for immediate implementation
  • Create or refine their own blueprint for success
  • Learn how to best measure financial results
  • Establish solid connections between purpose, profit and portfolio


Aug 26 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 26 2020
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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