Lessons In Resilience & Redemption with Karim Abouelnaga

April 15, 2024
Hosted by David Chavez

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In this episode of the Strategy Sherpa Show, we feature Karim Abouelnaga, the visionary behind PRACTICE Benefit Corp., who shares his journey from growing up in NYC's challenging public schools to becoming a celebrated education reformer. Karim discusses the pivotal moment when he chose not to rebuild PRACTICE's board—a decision that led to a near bankruptcy and a series of transformative challenges for the organization. He opens up about taking accountability, drastically restructuring the company, and the lessons learned from these experiences. Through his story, listeners will explore the intersection of social entrepreneurship, educational reform, and the resilience required to enact meaningful change. This episode offers a deep dive into overcoming adversity, the significance of strategic leadership, and the impact of second chances in the realm of urban education.

The Strategy Sherpa Show

Mondays at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Welcome to The Strategy Sherpa Show, a series of organic discussions between host David Chavez and a variety of notable business leaders centered around their most significant failures, and how they handled those challenges, so listeners can learn from these teachable moments and apply the lessons to their organizations. The conversations focus on improving businesses by discussing strategy, execution discipline, improving cash flow in an organization, and getting employees in the right seats doing the right things.

David Chavez

Imagine this: a boy who was nearly arrested at 12 years old and was homeless at 15 years old was determined to create a different life for himself. He started his first business at 16 years old and enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 19. By age 35, he had started and scaled multiple businesses, owned one of the largest CPA firms in Las Vegas, and was selected as one of the most distinguished business leaders in Nevada. He has since worked with hundreds of other CEOs and companies to help them achieve the results they are looking for. This is the story of David Chavez, Founder and CEO of Assured Strategy, a business strategy coaching firm. David is passionate about helping other business leaders build and implement solutions that work. Through the failures and successes he’s experienced first-hand as an entrepreneur, David has developed systems and processes that achieve results. Since 2009, Assured Strategy has led over 250 companies to the summit to experience organizational success, alignment, and profitable growth.

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