Tapping into industry peers is vital to ongoing learning and success. This has never been more true than it is today. Often, in difficult times, we withdraw inward to determine the best path for success. While introspection is no doubt important, so is the power of shared knowledge and collaboration.

With PIER, you'll have the ability to tap into a trusted group of peers each month for dialogue, problem solving and conversation. There's no better way to refresh your ideas, energy and spirit.

PIER is a six-month engagement that offers collaboration, accountability, and knowledge sharing among agency principals.

Virtual meetings are held each month with a group of 10 peers from non-competing agencies.


Meetings will be topically driven and highly interactive with discussion, polling, whiteboarding and more.


Independent projects will be assigned to share and develop with the group.

Participants will be expected to attend 5 out of the 6 meetings.

PIER Facilitators

Laurie Mikes


Laurie's Bio

Zack Pawlosky

CEO, Pawlosky Ventures

Zack's Bio

Typical PIER Program

TopicIndependent Project

Month 1

Maintaining and growing your client relationshipsCreate an agency scorecard
Month 2

Generating new revenue

A client listening exercise
Month 3
Adapting operations for the future
Building a self-sustaining team
Month 4
Resetting financial goals and expectationsA series of financial exercises
Month 5
Building a supportive and progressive culture
Culture for the new way of working
Month 6
Planning for the year aheadCreating a "best you can be" vision