Featured Speakers

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018

“Creating a “Yes, And” Culture”

Applying the improvisational comedy concept of “Yes, And”, Galen Emanuele has a unique ability to transform the way people interact and show-up with everyone in their life and business. His captivating presentation helps strengthen communication, heighten leadership, and drive a team culture of high-level performance and engagement.

GALEN EMANUELE
International Speaker

International speaker Galen Emanuele is an expert in human behavior having worked with Fortune 500 management teams and organizations to create a radical shift in how people interact and communicate in business. He is also a world-class improviser, having performed and taught improv for over 12 years including touring with improv legend Ryan Stiles, and the cast from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

Website: shiftyes.com

Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corporation

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018

“LEAN STARTUP IS NOT JUST FOR STARTUPS”

If you ask many startup founders, the idea they started with is not the business they ended up running. Along the way, they had to try, fail, pivot, try again, fail again, and pivot again. Each time, they were testing an idea, learning from the experiment, and applying that learning to the next step. Aaron Montgomery will take you through his own journey as an entrepreneur and extract the tools and techniques he used to build a successful business.

AARON MONTGOMERY
Co-founder & COO, CarLotz, Adjunct Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Aaron Montgomery is a co-founder and COO at CarLotz, an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a frequent speaker on topics relating to simplifying complexity, lean startup, innovation and entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Detroit, Mich., Aaron began selling cars at 17-years old before graduating with a B.A. in economics and MBA from Harvard University.

Sponsored by CGA Educational Foundation

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018

“Creating Cultures of Leadership”

We often evaluate leadership over periods of time: a fiscal quarter, a year, even an entire career. Drew Dudley argues that the most impactful leaders and the most successful organizations focus on “everyday leadership” and ensure that it’s fostered, acknowledged, and rewarded. This means creating more of what Drew calls “lollipop moments”: Moments of powerful impact and growth that can transform every level of an organization.

DREW DUDLEY
Founder & Chief Catalyst, Day One Leadership

Recognized as one of the most dynamic keynote speakers in the world, Drew has spoken to over 250,000 people on 5 continents, been featured on The Huffington Post, Radio America, Forbes.com, and TED.com, where his “TED talk” has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time”. Time and Business Insider magazines have all included his talk on their lists of “speeches that will make you a better leader”.

Website: drewdudly.com

Sponsored by Bimbo Bakeries USA