867 South Broadway #140, Lexington, KY 40504 Mon - Fri 7AM–2:30PM, Sat - Sun 8AM-3PM 859-955-0DV8 (0388)

Soulfull Enterprise Workshop

Create a

Life-Changing Business

June 11 – June 12, 2019 | Lexington, KY


What if you could change someone’s life, generate multiple bottom lines AND leave a lasting personal legacy all by attending one event that taught you the why, what, and how of integrating social impact strategies into your organization? How valuable would that be to you? No matter if you are a for-profit business, non-profit or social enterprise, this event is for you!

JOIN US June 11–12, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky

This life-changing, fully immersive leadership event is based on the model at DV8 Kitchen in Lexington, Kentucky.  DV8 Kitchen is a social enterprise restaurant and bakery focused on hiring and training people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in order to give them a second chance. By striving to be 20% better than other competing dining establishments and teaching life-changing skills, DV8 helps their employees continue their recovery success at work and in life. Any business or organization can benefit by including social impact into culture. Attend this workshop to learn how DV8 does it, the positive effect on the employees and the community, and how to build an organization with second chance employees.

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Your Experience includes:

  • A “behind the scenes” look at DV8 Kitchen and Bakery to see how to build a business with a social impact
  • Learning strategies & tactics on how to employ people who may not have a reputation of successful employment
  • Learning strategies & tactics on how to provide a 20% better experience for your customers
  • Seeing an example of how to grow your community impact
  • Learning how to motivate and enlist a community in your goal/vision
  • Learning valuable leadership skills on how to communicate, lead, and mentor using an integrated culture-building plan
  • Hearing from second chance employees about their experiences and how DV8 is making a difference in their lives
  • Understanding how to introduce social purpose in your business or organization
  • Learning how to fully maximize your career and your legacy
  • Working with other socially-conscious business people on your ideas

Your tuition includes:

  • Access to the day-and-a-half event in Lexington, KY
  • Hotel room at the Hilton / Hyatt in Lexington Downtown
  • Lunch on Day 1
  • Dinner on Day 1
  • Breakfast on Day 2
  • Lunch on Day 2
  • Materials to support you in your life changing business
  • Membership to the Ambassador Club (ongoing mentorship with Rob Perez, founder of DV8 Kitchen, via Facebook group, email group, webinars, etc.)
  • Access to the Online Portal for ongoing training

Your Agenda Includes:

June 11 (Day 1)

12 p.m.                           Arrive at Hilton Hotel in Lexington
12:30 p.m.                     Lunch
1:00 p.m                       Workshops
6:00 p.m.                       Dinner with DV8 Staff
7:15 p.m.                        Evening Program

June 12 (Day 2)

8:00 a.m.                     Breakfast
9:00 a.m.                     Morning Workshop
Noon                             Lunch
12:30 p.m.                   Afternoon Workshop
3:00 p.m.                     Workshop concludes / Depart

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Why this Event?

We want to introduce you to the life-change stories at DV8 so second chances begin happening everywhere.

This event allows you to experience those stories first-hand in the most efficient format.  This immersive training experience was designed to show you how to use your operation (or organization) to generate multiple bottom lines through second-chance employment.

Who Would Benefit from this Event?

Any for-profit business, non-profit or social enterprise interested in any social cause can benefit by hearing the Dv8 Kitchen story.  If you have an existing business or are in the process of creating a new one, learn from DV8’s mistakes & success, explore their strategy and tactics for operational excellence, integrating social impact and discuss the importance of including “a Higher Purpose” into your workday.

What We Know

At DV8 Kitchen, we have experienced the power of second chances. Hiring those in the early stages of drug and alcohol addiction recovery who are ready to make a change in their life has proven to help people “deviate” from a life of addiction to a life of recovery.

Without employment opportunities, those with a history of addiction often don’t have the skills, tools, or hope to successfully recover from addiction and will continue the harmful cycle. At DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation Inc, we employ people with a past that includes addiction (and usually incarceration) and give them the tools and experience needed to equip them for gainful employment.

These tools include customer service, culinary skills, baking, and life skills to help them succeed on their road to recovery. Additionally, the DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation Inc. is on a mission to inspire, encourage, teach, and mentor other business leaders on how they can hire second chance employees in their community.


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