Voices of the Region: Coaching for Business Excellence


Join us as we learn from the best voices in the region and inspire a greater St. Louis in our Voices of the Region speaker series.

In “Coaching for Business Excellence,” our panel of former C-suite coaches discuss strategy, sales, and best practices for employees to achieve their full potential.


Event Details

Date: November 13, 2020

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Location: One Metropolitan Square, Suite 1300, St. Louis, MO 63102


Our Speakers

Joe Adorjan, Chairman, Adven Capital Partners

Mr. J. Joe Adorjan is chairman of Adven Capital Partners LLC and F.W. Corporation. Previously he served as a partner of Stonington Partners, a private equity firm. From 1995-2000, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Borg-Warner Security Corporation, a provider of global security services with revenues of $1.3 billion.

Prior to joining Borg-Warner Security Corporation, he was president of Emerson Electric Company, where he was responsible for the successful integration of the Fisher Controls Company into Emerson’s existing process control companies, creating Fisher-Rosemont, the world’s leader in process control and instrumentation.

He served as chairman and chief executive officer of ESCO Electronics Corporation from 1990 to 1992. ESCO Electronics was formed as an independent NYSE corporation in 1990 through the spin-off of Emerson’s government and defense business.

From 1968 to 1990, he held a variety of management and executive positions with Emerson Electric Company. In 1978 he was appointed senior vice president of Corporate Development, responsible for Emerson’s planning, acquisition, and technology development activities. He was promoted to executive vice president in 1983, responsible for Emerson’s finance, international, planning, acquisition, and technology functions. In 1988, he was appointed vice chairman of the company.

He has served on a broad variety of both private and public companies and has been actively engaged in both business and civic affairs. He received a B.S. degree in 1963 and a M.S.C. degree in 1967 from Saint Louis University.

John Dubinsky, President & CEO, Westmoreland Associates LLC

Dr. Chris Sloan, Senior Vice President Performance Consulting, Psychological Associates

Dr. Christopher Sloan is an organizational psychologist with over 25 years of experience helping clients select and develop leaders who can execute business strategy and propel their organizations into the future. With expertise in executive assessment; high-potential identification and development; succession planning; and executive coaching, Chris brings both technical expertise and a practical business perspective to each engagement. His base of consulting experience spans multiple industries, as well as organizations in the non-profit sector.

Prior to joining Psychological Associates, Chris led Sloan Consulting Group, where he partnered with clients to address leadership bench strength through assessment and development initiatives. Earlier in his career, he played a senior role with a global human resources consultancy, where he served as a member of the firm’s leadership development practice and co-led a regional consulting team. Prior to that, Chris oversaw the development and application of talent assessment tools within the insurance and financial services industries.

Chris earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Georgia. He is a licensed psychologist and a member of the Division of Industrial/Organizational Psychology of the American Psychological Association.www.business-alchemist.com



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