May 28, 2021 – nDemand Consulting Oscar & Kiya Frazier and Participatory Budgeting (and Agile Inventor) Luke Hohmann

May 28, 2021 – nDemand Consulting Oscar & Kiya Frazier and Participatory Budgeting (and Agile Inventor) Luke Hohmann

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Oscar & Kiya Frazier – nDemand Consulting 

A huge part of being successful in the Federal space is building
relationships and nurturing those relationships. These can lead to opportunities, recommendations and ongoing work.    

Oscar and Kiya Frazier have achieved the dream of successfully starting and running their own business, nDemand Consulting. Millions of couples take on the challenge of starting and building a business together, but working together can present stress that not every couple is prepared to handle. That stress can translate into trouble for the relationship or the business – or even both.  Oscar and Kiya strive to help couples in business develop structure and strategies that nurture the balance between business and home. Working closely together is a dream that grows from love and enthusiasm, and Oscar and Kiya have developed strategies to help themselves and others achieve that dream. They advise couple-preneurs on areas including building a stress management plan, trust and respect boundaries, optimizing your combined efforts, avoiding communication breakdowns, the art of unplugging, and letting the bedroom be a bedroom! Oscar has experience ranging from managing $30MM+ consulting portfolios, owning/operating a 12,000+ square-foot restaurant with over 150 employees with $1.4MM annual sales, to fostering efficiencies and process improvement for small, medium, and large organizations. Kiya is a charismatic leader with over 17 years of experience within both public and private sectors, focusing on global crisis management, business development, brand strategy, and communications.

Luke Hohmann – Founder and CEO at FirstRoot, Inc 

We ask, ‘Is it a J-O-B or a J-O-Y?’ Not everything is light and airy and effortless, There are times when your work is work! And there are
times when it is, ‘WOW! This was incredible.’

Luke Hohmann is a successful serial entrepreneur with two successful exits. Luke is bringing Participatory Budgeting to the masses. Participatory Budgeting is a global movement, endorsed by the UN, in which communities decide how to invest real money. Luke has been producing PB events around the world, in both the public and private sector, for more than a decade. At his last company, Conteneo, Luke invented Weave, the software platform businesses use for PB. His clients made over $3 billion in investment decisions using Weave before he  sold the company two years ago. His new company is FirstRoot, a startup devoted to teaching financial literacy and civics through Participatory Budgeting in schools. Their BHAG is to get $1K into 1M schools globally and to watch what happens when kids are in control of $1B. Luke is a highly sought after speaker has as keynoted such conferences as the Agile Alliance conference, Agile Australia, Lean-Agile Scotland, Agile New Zealand, the Austrian Innovation Forum, the CXPA and the SAFe Summit. Luke’s is the co-founder of Every Voice Engaged Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that helps citizens, governments and nonprofit organizations collaboratively solve problems that are unsolvable without civic engagement. EVEF has been a leader in the Participatory Budgeting movement, helping citizens prioritize hundreds of millions of dollars through Budget Games.