The Wellington Chamber of Commerce Small Business RoundTable will present a humorous, informative and interactive session with speaker, author, corporate trainer and reinvention expert Peter Fogel, a.k.a. “the Reinvention Guy,” on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Binks Forest Golf Club.
Fogel will discuss motivation, reinventing oneself, attaining goals and coping with reality — all sprinkled with humor. Blanca Greenstein of Morris Laing Evans Brock & Kennedy, Chtd. will be the moderator. A mixer is scheduled at the beginning of the evening with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The presentation will begin at approximately 6 p.m.
Fogel’s career started in Las Vegas, Nev. Years later, this same career took him into corporate America. As a comedian in the nightclubs of Las Vegas years ago, he opened for comedy luminaries such as Jimmy “J.J.” Walker, Rita Rudner and Lewis Black. He also performed on or worked for 22 shows, including Married… With Children, Unhappily Ever After and Comic Strip Live, as well as having performed on cruise ships. Fogel acknowledges that he was living a full life; he was having fun and taking on the all the risks that came along with that type of career.
After turning 40, however, Fogel had a mid-life crisis. “I was successful, but yet, if you looked at my career it had more peaks and valleys than an EKG graph,” he said.
Fogel felt burned out from the gypsy lifestyle of a performer. It was then he decided to make a 180-degree change and reinvented himself into an advertising copywriter. Using his background as an actor and writer, Fogel discovered he had a knack for persuading people to buy products, and he thereby became an in-demand sales writer for multi-million dollar companies such as Vital Max Vitamins, Renaissance Health, Bio-Centric Health, Gold and Energy Report, and Agora Publishing.
Later, Fogel realized he wanted to help others reach true fulfillment through personal growth, change and reinvention — so he became an author. For more information on Fogel, visit his web site at www.reinventyourselfnow.com.
The cost for the session is $10. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Sept. 7 by calling (561) 792-6525 or visiting the chamber’s web site at www.wellingtonchamber.com.
For more information, contact Wellington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michela Perillo-Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above: Peter Fogel