The Whatcom County Children’s Advocacy Center, the community service operated by Brigid Collins Family Support Center, will have business coach Jim Bergquist as its keynote speaker at the annual ‘Breaking the Cycle Breakfast.’
The event will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Bergquist’s work with the Pike Place Fish Market has been the focus of the popular business advice book When Fish Fly.
The annual Breaking the Cycle Breakfast will bring together 200 attendees with business sponsors and community leaders to raise funds for the Whatcom County Children’s Advocacy Center. The child-focused center provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.
“Jim has a long history of empowering employees and businesses to increase innovation, productivity and results,” said Byron Manering, Brigid Collins Executive Director in a news release. “The cultural transformations he is famous for are exactly what we need to create a community free of abuse.”
The event will feature Whatcom County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Mac Setter, Children’s Administration Area Administrator Laurie Alexander, personal stories from parents helped by the advocacy center, and the keynote address by Bergquist, “Creating a Culture of Change.”
The Breaking the Cycle Breakfast is free to attend, with donations requested. Reservations can be made by contacting Liz Davis, Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-734-4616 x 20.