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What is Truventure?

Truventure unites lifestyle entrepreneurs so they can pursue their life’s passion. 

Truventure is a movement aimed at equipping "lifestyle entrepreneurs" with the ability to do what they want to do,where they want to do it. Through weekend retreats, participants gather valuable tools, insights and practical next steps to empower their entrepreneurial journey. The program also features speakers with practical hands-on experience in creating a blended life where business and personal passions no longer compete, but compliment each other. Group facilitators will also be on hand to help "trekkers" envision, plan and implement their journey.

Leveraging our unique Strategic Cairn process, we help lifestyle entrepreneurs capture their dreams and build strategies to bring them to life. 

We connect to educate, inform and inspire each other to life more fully!

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Angela Owen

Angela Owen, owner of TBL Leadership Partners, has years of experience in the business world with international corporations and SMEs as well. She is passionate about living a life of purpose, meaning and success. Drawing upon her personal experience, knowledge and expertise, Angela delivers practical yet dynamic leadership development to audiences around the world.

Before returning home to Transylvania County to start TBL Leadership Partners, Angela worked for Procter & Gamble for 14 years where she held a variety of positions in manufacturing operations, business leadership, and human resources.  With a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, Angela has excellent problem solving and business skills.  A dedicated wife, mother and daughter, Angela loves hiking the mountains of WNC and feels most successful when helping others discover their own success.

“I came back home and discovered the world, including the world in my own backyard.” – Angela Owen

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Gordon Murray

Gordon Murray is a native of Brevard, as well as a graduate of both Brevard High and Brevard College where he excelled in Track and Cross Country. He attended Appalachian State University and received a degree in Commercial Recreation Management. For over 20 years, his career has been in Sales, Marketing and Management. When not working, he participates in many forms of outdoor recreation and is past president of the Transylvania Community Arts Council Board.  With a passion to help others lead healthy and happy lives, Gordon is a Certified Crossfit Endurance Trainer, and coaches High School soccer, track and vollleyball.   Having finished five triathlons and over a dozen marathons, Gordon is a committed and accomplished athlete and trainer.   A dedicated husband, father and son, Gordon loves spending time with his family. 

“Go out in the world and do good things that make you and other people happy!” – Gordon Murray

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Phil Davis

With over twenty-five years of company naming and branding expertise, Tungsten Branding founder, Phil Davis is a marketing and advertising veteran, having personally named over 200 companies, products and services worldwide. For seventeen years, Phil ran a full service advertising firm in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, before starting Tungsten Branding in 2003. As a branding expert, Phil has been quoted in, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and Newsday, as well as regional and industry-specific publications. In addition to leading the creative team, Phil is a frequent keynote speaker and blog contributor on the subject of brilliant branding.  Phil is a kickboxing instructor extraordinaire and a devoted husband, father, and son. 

“Our true identity consists of more than the roles we play and the labels we wear. Discovering who we really are is life’s most rewarding journey.” —Phillip Davis