EO Vancouver Presents Allison Mooney – Pressing The Right Buttons


Adam Baechler and Allison Mooney

Adam Baechler and Allison Mooney


On April 9th, 2013 my colleague Bryan Garcia from Ubertor.com and I attended an EO Vancouver event entitled to Pressing the Right Buttons presented by Allison Mooney. Allison is an award winning speaker and the author of Pressing The Right Buttons.

It was a full house at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. As we eagerly awaited the start of the talk.



After a nice light breakfast (Thanks EO) we got started.



Alllison gave a presentation that was both entertaining and funny but informative using anecdotes from her own life .

Her talk explained the importance of understanding and respecting each others differences is the key developing high performing teams. This allows us to push the right buttons so to speak to motivate individual and our team as a whole.

First thing we did was self identify ourselves as 1 of 4 personality types. I self identified as a  peaceful personality. This type by no means defines my entire personality but it is the one I most identified with.

This personality type is the happy go lucky type of person and it means that I have a tendency to be the diplomat and I try to build cohesiveness in teams. Peaceful personalities are also know for being easy to get along with and listening well.

Unfortunately, we are also know as procrastinators which can annoy most of the other personality types Allison described.

My key take aways from the talk were:

  • Great teams are made from a mix of all personality types.
  • Treat people how they want to be treated to get their best performance.
  • Be aware of my personal personality quirks and how they can affect the motivation of others on my team.

Do you have any leadership tip to help motivate and recharge the people around you?

Recap: Crocodile in the Yangtze Asia Premier

Screen shot 2013-04-11 at 10.49.02 PMLast night we hosted the Asia premier of the film Crocodile in the Yangtze in Manila, Philippines.  We flew the director, Porter Erisman in for the event to speak to the group and do a question and answer session after the screening.  It was a fantastic night!

The Crocodile in the Yangtze is a fantastic film that looks at the rise of China’s first Internet entrepreneur and former English teacher, Jack Ma, as he battles US giant eBay on the way to building China’s first global Internet company, Alibaba Group.

A big thanks to Amazon Web Services and EO Philippines for sponsoring the event along with us to make it happen.

*More photos here

Screen shot 2013-04-11 at 10.24.42 PMPorter Erisman (left) taking questions after the screening

Screen shot 2013-04-11 at 10.23.49 PMPorter Erisman and Mig33 CEO Steven Goh