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Seth Kahan’s Sept 6 Workshop Supports Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind's “Light the Way 5K” and More

Innovative Leadership and Executive Strategy Consultant, Seth Kahan, will conduct a workshop fundraiser for independent consultants on September 6 in Washington, DC on how to create breakthroughs in business success. 100% of profits will go the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind's "Light the Way 5K" to help the blind or visually impaired achieve independence. Additional workshop fundraisers are in the works to continue support of CLB’s mission.

Bethesda, MD, August 10, 2011 --( Seth Kahan will lead a one-day workshop on “Breakthrough Business Leadership” for independent consultants, entrepreneurs, and small business owners on Tuesday, September 6 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Top of The Hill Conference Center in Washington, DC. 100% of profits will go to Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s Light the Way 5K Fun Run & Walk.

An integral part of the workshop will be a special one-hour presentation delivered by athlete, Charlie Plaskon. Plaskon is 67 years old and legally blind. Since 2003, he has completed 8 half Ironman events, 6 full Ironman events, including the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. He has 6 Olympic distance triathlons to his credit including the ITU World Championship representing the United States as part of Team USA in Laussane, Switzerland. He has been featured in two Ironman documentaries carried nationally on NBC and the Outdoor Life Network.

Space and catering for the workshop has been generously donated by Josh Carin, proprietor of Gepetto Catering, in support of the Light the Way 5K. Carin, a well-respected presence in the Washington, DC area, runs Gepetto Catering, long admired for their reliability, innovation, and quality.

Kahan, a change leadership expert, bestselling author and CLB advisory board member, is proud to support CLB’s valuable programs and services with this workshop offering. Topics covered will include:

- The Four Biggest Obstacles to Success and What To Do About Each
- How to Apply Our Experience with Charlie to Breaking Through Our Own Limitations
- Radically Expanding Your Network of Clients: 12 Techniques for Swift, Widespread Growth
- The Three Major Growth Strategies for Independent Firms
- Creating Dramatic New Value for Existing Clients
- Expanding Your Services While Narrowing Your Scope for Brand Intensity
- Moving Out, Covering a Broader Region for Greater Impact

“I invite every leader, consultant, and entrepreneur to attend this event," says Kahan. "This will be an exceptional experience – hard to put in words. Charlie is a star and his story will take you to a new level of performance. His advice is practical, clear, focused, intent. His presence is affirming and down-to-earth. It is an honor to build a workshop like this with Charlie as the crown jewel. Make plans to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

To learn more about the workshop and to register, visit

Unable to attend the workshop? Join Team Seth Kahan to walk together or donate in support of CLB. Any contribution will help, and all donations are tax deductible:

Kahan will continue to support CLB’s mission with upcoming workshop fundraisers. Stay tuned for additional opportunity notices.

About Seth Kahan
Kahan has worked with more than 60 CEOs and agency heads in both the private and public sectors. He has been designated a Thought Leader and Exemplar in Change Leadership and is the bestselling author of "Getting Change Right." He is also the author of Fast Company‘s blog, "Leading Change" ( and a regular contributor to the Washington Post column “On Success” (

About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Light the Way 5K Walk/Run
Light the Way 5K is an annual family-friendly, non-competitive 5K walk/run fundraiser hosted by Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. Proceeds from the event are used to benefit programs for people who are blind or visually impaired throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

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