ARIZONA GOOD BUSINESS with Sentari Minor with Gen Next and George Grombacher with Money Alignment Academy

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On this episode of Arizona Good Business Radio, we sit down with Sentari Minor of Gen Next and George Grombacher of Money Alignment Academy to discuss how community and local leaders are essential to addressing challenges in society and the internal wellness of individuals around them.

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Gen Next is an invitation-only organization of successful individuals dedicated to learning about and becoming engaged with the most pressing challenges facing future generations. With the collective influence of its national community of Members, Gen Next aims to ensure anyone can achieve success by expanding the opportunities that await them.

Sentari M. Minor is a social impact advocate and passionate relationship builder. As Regional Director of Gen Next, Mr. Minor oversees the development and engagement of accomplished and purposeful local leaders to ultimately drive generational change.

Prior to Gen Next, he worked to steward effective philanthropists and strengthen social enterprises at the venture philanthropy firm, Social Venture Partners Arizona. A Phoenix native, Mr. Minor continued his education in the Midwest and is an alumnus of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where he studied English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. He is also a member of Class IV of the American Express Leadership Academy through the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Nonprofit Innovation.

With an extensive background in high-touch stakeholder engagement, fundraising, public relations, and strategic planning, Mr. Minor serves on the board of directors for a diverse set of nonprofits. Passionate about strengthening the social sector, Mr. Minor speaks nationally on governance, leadership, and the concepts of venture philanthropy, nonprofit capacity building, and social entrepreneurship. When he’s not busy changing the world, he enjoys fitness, reading, and spending time with his loved ones.

Connect with Sentari on LinkedIn and Instagram.


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Money Alignment Academy helps great organizations achieve what they’ve always wanted: successful employees. Combining online modules with an interactive community, the Academy serves as a simple and easy-to-use employee engagement tool to address financial literacy and overall wellness. 

“Do Your Part By Doing Your Best.” A 20 year finance industry veteran, podcaster, writer and sought-after speaker, George Grombacher is working to help people lead happier and more contented lives.

He spent 10 years with a Fortune 100 company as an advisor as well as in leadership positions where he impacted thousands of lives and developed training curriculums. He then founded a financial firm and upon recognizing the need for a different kind of financial literacy program, George launched Money Alignment Academy. It’s his desire to help people become the best possible versions of themselves.

“Financial Peace of Mind Allows Us To More Fully Pursue Our Passions.” If a passion of yours is money, investing and following the markets, great! For the rest of us, George wants to help people gain control and have an understanding of their finances so they are free to focus their time and attention on the things that bring them joy.

Connect with George on LinkedInFacebookTwitter and Instagram.


ABOUT YOUR HOST

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Thomas Barr is the Executive Director for Local First Arizona, the largest coalition of local businesses in North America. He advocates for a strong local business community that contributes to building vibrancy, equity, and prosperity across the state. A proud Arizona native and graduate of Arizona State University,Thomas leads the business coalition of Local First Arizona by advocating for the economic and cultural benefits provided by building strong local economies.

Thomas steers the strategic direction of LFA’s major programs and initiatives as well as the engagement of over 3000 businesses across Arizona. As Executive Director, Thomas guides a team of statewide senior directors overseeing the execution of LFA’s communication strategy, major initiatives and key partnerships, as well as the collaboration of over 30 staff implementing work in entrepreneurship programs, small business advocacy, local food initiatives, sustainability, urban development and community building. He frequently speaks to groups locally and nationally, presenting the impact of Local First Arizona and the importance of local economy work in building prosperity.

Outside of Local First Arizona, Thomas has participated in volunteering his time to many causes and organizations throughout the Valley including Young Nonprofit Professionals – Phoenix, Equality Arizona, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Heritage Square Foundation and Phoenix Legal Action Network. Additionally, Thomas is a 2018 Phoenix Magazine 40 Under 40 honoree, alumni of Arizona Leading for Change, and current participant in Valley Leadership Institute’s 40th cohort.

Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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