True GRIT: Persevering through adversity

Scott Petinga

Social & Learning Event | Thurs. May 24, 2018 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Rhinegeist

Do You Have GRIT?

GRIT - Guts, Resilience, Initiative and Tenacity – is what distinguishes successful entrepreneurs from the merely ambitious. And GRIT oozes out of our next featured speaker, Scott Petinga.

The author of “No One Ever Drowned in Sweat,” Scott has risen through a myriad of failures, rejections, divorce and even cancer to accomplish greatness. Scott will share about the “GRIT” of his journey – from developing 15 businesses that impact society to KO’ing cancer.

Join us at Rhinegeist, May 24, to:

  • Hear Scott share his “famous failures,” “the art of not giving up” and how all entrepreneurs can “jump start to self-start.”
  • Discover GRIT’s “Action Mindset Profiles” and their place in your company’s culture and mission.
  • Connect with your team outside of the workplace and return inspired with actionable, performance-enhancing knowledge.

*Free copy of Scott Petinga's book "No One Ever Drowned in Sweat" with registration.


Discover Your Action Mindset Profile

Are you a Ninja in your workplace? Or are you wired like a Dreamer? Register for our May 24 event to explore your "Action Mindset"  16 profiles that capture how you approach life – a critical first step to realizing your entrepreneurial dreams.

Take the Assessment Now

Life is full of resistance seeking to sink your dreams. Your Action Mindset could be a key to start your journey, gain momentum, clear hurdles and stick with the task until you reach your destination.

The Run Down

  • Hear Scott share his “famous failures,” “the art of not giving up” and “jump start to self start”
  • Discover “Action Mindset Profiles” and their place in your team’s culture and mission
  • Socialize with Goering Center members and guests, enjoying tasty hors d’oeuvres and (alcoholic) beverages
  • Discuss with your team the many ideas you learned about GRIT and persevering through adversity.

Click here to register for True GRIT at Rhinegeist.

Past Social & Learning Events have included business leaders such as Jane Grote Abell (Donatos), Jake Rouse (Braxton Brewery) and Wendy Lea (Cintrifuse).


Scott Petinga and his 3 daughters

Meet Scott Petinga

Scott Petinga has risen through such oppositions as failure, rejection, divorce and even cancer to accomplish impressive and respectable goals and now has this insatiable drive, this compulsion to create change. To be change. Everything he pursues must have meaning and purpose beyond the norm.

Petinga is currently the Chief Troublemaker of The Scott Petinga Group where he is a pioneer in the development of businesses that make a lasting impact on society. After serving in the military and in roles as varied as Vice President of Segmentation Management at Santander Bank and Adjunct Professor at several regional colleges, Petinga put his brilliant marketing skills to work. He served in several senior executive roles at advertising agencies, including Accountability Director at Carmichael Lynch and Strategic Planning Director at RMG Connect – JWT, before leaving Madison Avenue in 2007 to launch his flagship company, the data-driven communications agency AKQURACY. Founded on the strength of a single client relationship, Petinga grew the company into a multi-million-dollar marketing endeavor.

Petinga is also extremely passionate about serving the community: he is the founder of several foundations, including the TH!NK DIFFERENT Foundation and the Fairy Foundation.


Anything Else I Should Know?

When: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
What: Panel discussion in a casual and social environment. Appetizers and refreshments provided.
Attire: Business casual.
Location:  Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Who should come: Goering Center Core Members, Associate Members, Corporate Partners and anyone interested in the subject matter. Open to the public.
Cost: Members: $59; Non-members: $119.

Thank you to our featured sponsors:

Dinsmore & Shohl, Huntington and Mellott & Mellott