Our April/May Spotlight features Bill Poston, one of Boerne’s successful business leaders.
From practicing his Korean pleasantries before giving a keynote address on the future of innovation in Seoul, South Korea to challenging his wife and four children to a rousing game of scrabble while on vacation in Telluride, Bill Poston takes the conviction of being all things to all people to a new level.
Bill Poston is the founding and managing partner of Kalypso, a global professional services firm focused exclusively on helping organizations deliver on the promise of innovation. Known for his innovation expertise, Bill’s mission is to help leaders fully harness innovation to drive sustainable growth across their organization. His work with CEOs and executives in many different industries provides him with a unique perspective to share with audiences around the world.
While this task seems all consuming in itself, Bill’s quest to help leaders capitalize on their full potential only begins with corporate executives. As a dedicated alumna of his undergraduate alma mater, Texas State University, Bill also believes in the potential of young leaders. He is the founder and President of the Stelos Alliance, a non-profit organization benefiting college-level student leaders. The Stelos Alliance seeks to make the cost of college tuition manageable in order for students to be able to serve in the capacity of both student and leader simultaneously.
“Our vision is to make the Stelos Alliance a platform for not only student leaders across Texas, but across the nation,” Poston said. “Our goal is to make sure that no student leader has to sacrifice their willingness to lead because of financial constraints.”
Stelos Alliance proudly leads the efforts to raise money for annual scholarships that benefit college students in the state of Texas. Stelos currently awards 10 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 a year to Texas State University students with the goal of increasing the amount of each to $15,000, a full year’s tuition. Stelos is working to expand its scholarship programs to universities statewide with the goal of offering $100,000 annually by the year 2012. Stelos is unique among non-profits in that it provides a 100% donor efficiency guarantee.
Always searching for other ways to serve, Bill is a member of the Texas State University Development Foundation Board of Directors. He also serves the University on the Academic Excellence committee and as Chairman of the Student Foundation Alumni Advisory Board. He was recognized for his service to his alma mater as a recent recipient of the University’s Alumni Star Award.
Poston’s latest quest is to share his knowledge and vast experience in innovation and leadership through public speaking endeavors. When he is not traveling from coast to coast to meet with Kalypso clients, he continues to accumulate frequent flyer miles from this new venture as a professional speaker. Bill’s speaking experience spans the globe from Korea to the Texas hill country and is based on a wide array of his expertise ranging from innovation to principled leadership practices. As a Boerne local, Bill is one to keep in mind for your future business events!
Bill Poston redefines a “Jack of All Trades.” He leads the innovation industry while igniting a trail for young leaders to create a path as bright as his through Stelos Alliance. He is a man who understands the importance of networking, yet never leaves an old friend behind. Poston is a man to know, a friend to have, a philanthropist that acts, a speaker who teaches, and a leader to follow.