Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter turned speaker and strategist on connective behavior and quotability, TED presenter on Opportunity Makers (over 2 million views) and TEDx speaker on Redefining Your Life Around Mutuality. She’s an advisor to Gloopt, and TEDxMarin, co-founder of nine PACs, and a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown. She writes for Forbes, The Huffington Post and her blog, Moving From Me to We. Her books include Mutuality Matters, Mutuality Matters More, Moving From Me to We, Resolving Conflict Sooner, and Getting What You Want. @kareanderson  View Author's Articles »


Mark Babbitt is a speaker, author and blogger who serves as CEO and Founder of YouTern, a social community for college students, recent graduates and young professionals that Mashable calls a "Top 5 Online Community for Starting Your Career." He is also President of Switch and Shift and CMO and co-founder of ForwardHeroes.org. Mark is the father of five and a grandfather; he and the woman who tolerates him (barely) call Seattle, Washington home.  View Author's Articles »


Chip R. Bell is a renowned keynote speaker and the author of several national best-selling books including Take Their Breath Away, Managing Knock Your Socks off Service, Managers as Mentors, The 9½ Principles of Innovative Service, and Sprinkles: Creating Awesome Experiences Through Innovative Service. His newest book is: Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service That Sparkles.. Global Gurus ranked him both in 2014 and 2015 as the #1 keynote speaking in the world on customer service. His has appeared live on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business, ABC, Bloomberg TV, NPR and his work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Money Magazine, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CEO Magazine, Fast Company and Businessweek. He can be reached at www.chipbell.com.  View Author's Articles »

John Bellceoafterlife@gmail.com

John Bell is the author of Do Less Better. The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World. A retired consumer packaged goods CEO and global strategy consultant to some of the world's most respected blue-chip organizations, his periodic musings on strategy, leadership, and branding appear in various journals including Fortune and Forbes. John has served as a director of several private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. He can be reached at his blog http://www.ceoafterlife.com/  View Author's Articles »


Meghan M. Biro is a globally recognized HR + technology analyst, brand strategist, author, speaker and social media champion. She is founder of TalentCulture and hosts #WorkTrends a popular Twitter Chat and podcast every Wednesday. Her storied career spans across recruiting, HR technology and brand management for hundreds of companies, from startups to global brands like Microsoft, IBM and Google. She has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows and has been a featured speaker at global HR and technology conferences. Meghan co-authored The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Revolution of Leadership One Person at a Time. Meghan regularly serves on advisory boards and committees for leading HR and technology brands.  View Author's Articles »


Dean is a recognized expert in persuasive communication. He is the founder and president of The Latimer Group, an executive coaching and training firm that that specializes in creating powerful communication skills for its clients. He is the author of two books: Move the World: Persuade Your Audience, Change Minds and Achieve Your Goals and Sharing the Sandbox: Building and Leading World-Class Teams in the 21st Century. Dean served as Chairman for the US Olympic Sailing Program from 2005 through 2012, and as Olympic Team Leader at the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London. He trained for the 2000 US Olympic Team and finished second at the US Trials. He has won seven national championships and five international championships. Dean lives in Connecticut with his family.  View Author's Articles »


Margy Bresslour is the Founder of Moving Messages, a company dedicated to encouraging the expression of appreciation. Moving Messages works with organizations to create a positive and productive culture where employees feel valued and are fully engaged, and where customers and clients love doing business. Margy offers consultation, coaching, and mentoring that develop individuals who thrive, cohesive teams that enjoy working together, and organizations that get rave reviews and improved outcomes.  View Author's Articles »


A masterful agent of change, for over 25 years Rebel has inspired, coached and empowered over 250 global organizations to ultimate performance and profitable market advantage. Rebel blends the power of neurosciences with her deep business expertise to guide executive and corporate clients to unleash their ultimate performance potential. She has been featured in First Business TV, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Insider and Business Week. Her best selling business book, Defy Gravity, is any leaders’ guide to breakout growth. Rebel’s Rebelations blog is read by thousands weekly. She is a an NSA and a Vistage International speaker, acting as a keynote speaker and leading workshops globally. She also was named one of the Top 100 Women in Computing. Besides speaking and writing, Rebel has vast consulting experience in shifting corporate perspectives to create breakout strategy, positioning for advantage and profitable growth. She works with US and European venture firms to successfully fund and launch companies. She also ran a consulting practice in Paris for two years, bringing European firms to the United States. Rebel is also the founder and director of the Unstoppable U Foundation, a non-profit program committed to guiding kids to know that they are born to be Unstoppable.  View Author's Articles »


Dr. Dewett is an author, professional speaker, recovering management professor, and Harley Davidson nut. His job is to build better leaders and teams. He is the author of The Little Black Book of Leadership. His unique brand of energetic leadership knowledge has resulted in quotes in the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, CNN, Investors Business Daily, USA Today, and hundreds of other outlets. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young, he has since spoken to and advised thousands of professionals around the world. Get to know Todd by visiting his home online at drdewett.com, his popular courses at Lynda.com, and his TEDx talk on YouTube.  View Author's Articles »

Kristof De WulfKristof.dewulf@insites-consulting.com

Kristof De Wulf is co-founder and CEO of InSites Consulting, a global consumer insight & collaboration agency that is listed as the 3rd most innovative one of the world (GRIT 2016), has been cheered by the industry with more than 25 international awards, and works for more than one third of the world’s most valuable brands. With offices in New York, London, Sydney, Düsseldorf, Rotterdam, Ghent and Timisoara, he inspires more than 175 team members around their company purpose to “empower people to shape the future of brands”. Kristof started his career as an academic marketing researcher at one of Europe’s finest business schools (Vlerick Business School), later obtained a PhD in Applied Economic Sciences from Ghent University, and rejoined the business school as Associate Marketing Professor, Partner, and Member of the Board. He is co-author of the award-winning book ‘The Consumer Consulting Board’, published +15 articles in peer-reviewed and A-rated journals such as Journal of Marketing, and is a sought-after speaker on topics like collaboration, customer experience and consumer centricity (most recently at TEDx Ghent). Kristof is external member of the IKEA Business & Consumer Intelligence Council, member of the Advisory Boards of Bank Van Breda and international incubator and accelerator B-Sprouts, and member of the Belgian EFFIE Awards jury. Being included in ‘The Ultimate List of Social CEOs on Twitter’, you can help him to get a few places closer to Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson by following him on @kristofdewulf.  View Author's Articles »


Josh Allan Dykstra is a recognized thought leader on the future of work and company culture design. His articles and ideas have been featured by Fast Company, Forbes, Business Insider, MSN.com, and Under30CEO. He is a co-founder of The Work Revolution, a movement + campaign that advocates for life-giving work environments and a co-founder of Strengths Doctors, a consulting firm that helps leaders and entrepreneurs design energizing places to work. Josh's eclectic background includes projects with organizations like Apple, Sony, Genentech, HTC, Starbucks, UCLA and Viacom/CBS as well as startups, nonprofits, and universities. He holds an MBA in Executive Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his new book, Igniting the Invisible Tribe: Designing An Organization That Doesn’t Suck, is available on Amazon.com. Connect with him online at http://joshallan.com.  View Author's Articles »


S. Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant who is the founder and CEO of The Purposeful Culture Group. After a 15-year executive career leading high performing teams, Chris began his consulting company in 1990. He has also served as a senior consultant with The Ken Blanchard Companies since 1995. Chris is one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers and was a featured presenter at SXSW 2015. Chris is the author of the Amazon best-seller The Culture Engine, the bestseller Leading At A Higher Level with Ken Blanchard, and five other books. Chris' blog, podcasts, research, and videos can be found at Driving Results Through Culture. Thousands of followers enjoy his daily quotes on organizational culture, servant leadership, and workplace inspiration on Twitter at @scedmonds.  View Author's Articles »


Having a passion for inspiring people to believe in themselves and become everything they are capable of becoming, Mark is charged with transforming Luck Companies into a global Values Based Leadership (VBL) organization. In his role as Chief Leadership Officer, he serves as a thought leader for the ongoing development of the VBL ideology and model, and is responsible for the integration of VBL within Luck Companies. Mark’s work also extends beyond Luck Companies’ doors and includes sharing the VBL model through mentoring, speaking, teaching, and coaching with organizations of all sizes, across all industries and all geographies. As a result of his work to take Luck Companies’ message global, Mark was recently selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the 100 Top Great Leadership Speakers. He is also a two-time recipient of Trust Across America’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business for 2014 and 2015. Additional honors include being named as a Switch and Shift Top 75 Human Business Champion and member of their League of Extraordinary Thinkers. For Mark, his own leadership journey continues as he truly believes that long before he can activate the extraordinary potential in others, he must first work on himself and live his life in such a way that he is an example for others to follow.  View Author's Articles »


Matthew T. Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at GeneralLeadership.com, as well as his personal blog at AdvancedVectors.com. He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.  View Author's Articles »


Dara Goldberg, President of Mindsets, Inc., works with individual professionals and teams of all types to ensure they perform and achieve to their maximum potential. She describes her human-centered approach as lying squarely at the intersection of neuroscience and social psychology, and attributes her specialized focus on people’s (and teams’) mindsets – frames of mind, thought patters, the lens’ through which we interpret and experience the world - to empirical and science-backed evidence that it is our mindsets that drive our behaviors; our attitudes; how we manage our ego; our choices; the value we place and sense of meaning we derive from relationships and from giving to others; the values we establish and hold sacred; and more. Ms. Goldberg’s clients span multiple industries and range from large, long-established corporations, to start-ups. Her services include custom-tailored workshops; small-group intensives for teams (ask her about her Team-Brain development work); individually designed speaking engagements; and writing blog posts, articles, e-books and more (under her own name, or under her client’s). She is a frequent contributor to Switch & Shift, Forbes, HuffPost and Ellevate Network. Drop her a line.  View Author's Articles »

Arnaud Hennevillearnaud@challengera.com

Arnaud Henneville, MBA is a co-founder and CEO at challengera.com. Arnaud is a regular corporate speaker on the topics of Strategy Execution, Behavioral Change, Employee Engagement and, Gamification in the Workplace. Arnaud also guest-lectures at the University of Leicester, School of Management (UK). challengera.com, is a communication software for companies that need custom-made solutions. Each platform contains a set of different modules that can be changed according to the customer’s initial and ongoing needs. Why? Because one size does not fit all. Our clients include GE, Peugeot-Citroën, Absolut, Atlas Copco, UPM and so many more. For more information, challengera.com  View Author's Articles »

David Houledavid@davidhoule.com

Houle has won a number of awards. He won two Emmys, the prestigious George Foster Peabody award and the Heartland award for “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream”. He was also nominated for an Academy Award. Houle is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines and in the world today. In the last three years he has delivered keynotes on six continents and twelve countries. He is often called “the CEOs’ Futurist” having spoken to or advised 2,000+ CEOs and business owners in the past four years. In February 2010 he also became a featured contributor to Oprah.com and his column can be found at www.oprah.com/davidhoule. His eight-year old blog http://davidhoule.com/evolutionshift-blog, with the tag line “A Future Look at Today” is one of the world’s most respected futurist blogs. In 2013 he launched www.futurewow.com a curated visual look into the future.  View Author's Articles »


Bill Jensen makes it easier to do great work. He helps companies and teams double their productivity and pursue their passions. Bill has spent the past 25 years studying how work gets done. (Much of what he’s found horrifies him.) Bill is an internationally-acclaimed thought leader who is known for extremely useful content, with a passion for making it easier for everyone to work smarter, not harder. His first book, Simplicity, was the Number 5 Leadership/ Management book on Amazon in 2000. His eighth book, Future Strong, is available on Amazon. Bill is CEO of The Jensen Group. Among his clients are Bank of America, Merck, Pfizer, GE, L’Oréal Italia, Genentech, NASA, The World Bank, BBC, Philips Lighting, the US Navy SEALS, the government of Ontario, Singapore Institute of Management, Guangzhou China Development District, and the Swedish Post Office. Bill’s personal life fantasy is to bicycle around the globe via breweries.  View Author's Articles »


Patti Johnson is the CEO of PeopleResults and the author of the recently released Make Waves: Be the One to Start Change at Work and in Life. She and her team advise clients such as PepsiCo, Microsoft, 7-Eleven, Accenture, Frito-Lay, McKesson and many others on creating positive change in their leaders and organizations. Previously, Johnson was a Senior Executive at Accenture and held numerous global leadership positions, including Global Leader for talent and careers and Chief People Officer for one of the largest divisions. Patti is an instructor on Leading Change for SMU Executive Education and an instructor for the Bush Institute Women’s initiative, a selective program that includes women from around the world. She has been featured as an expert in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, MONEY Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Entrepreneur, Working Mother, and many more. She was selected as an ongoing expert contributor for SUCCESS Magazine.  View Author's Articles »


Alan is an internationally renowned strategy and change advisor and an author of two books on speeding up change. Alan's work is widely influenced by the theory and application of Solution Focus, an approach that enables real attitudinal and behavioral change within organizations. He asks better questions to help teams build on strengths, clarify goals, and start taking action. Building on his credentials as a marketing communications client-service and general manager for a multi-national advertising business, Alan established his busy consulting practice, the Glasgow Group. Since its creation in 1994, The Glasgow Group has served a broad range of sectors in North America and Europe including financial services, technology, telco, advertising, government, education and not for profit. Alan is a peer-reviewed member of SFCT and his work is featured in a variety of books and journals. His book, ‘Fry the Monkeys. Create a Solution,’ has been widely acclaimed. He teaches executives at the business school of York University (Schulich/SEEC), in Toronto.  View Author's Articles »


Tim Kuppler is the co-founder of CultureUniversity.com, co-editor of ConstructiveCulture.com, and Director of Culture and Organization Development for Human Synergistics, a 40+ year pioneer in the workplace culture field with the mission of Changing the World—One Organization at a Time®. Human Synergistics is also the home of the most widely-used and thoroughly-researched organizational culture survey in the world. Tim co-authored the 2014 book Build the Culture Advantage, Deliver Sustainable Performance with Clarity and Speed. He previously managed substantial workplace culture transformations as an industry executive with best practices featured as part of the 2012 book Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations and was President and Senior Consultant at Denison Consulting.  View Author's Articles »


Jay believes real leaders are Activist Leaders. They are magnets for value, seeing people and conditions in a constant state of becoming. Only exceeding performance goals is now longer enough. Activist Leaders are called to inspire transformational change in people, purpose and profit. Jay operates as an executive coach and develops sales teams. He been President/COO of a leading Advertising Network and has personally worked with over 10,000 people worldwide as a Monk and Meditation Retreat Master. Jay focuses on 3 dimensions of improvement acceleration: organizational structure, systems and processes; how key people effectively adapt behavior to accomplish their objectives, & perception management.  View Author's Articles »


Mark Lukens is a Founding Partner of Method3, a global management consulting firm. He has 20 plus years of C-Level experience across multiple sectors including healthcare, education, government, and people and potential (aka HR). In addition, Mark currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Behavioral Health Service North, a large behavioral health services provider in New York. He also actively serves on the faculty of the State University of New York (SUNY) and teaches in the School of Business and Economics; Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship and the Department of Management, International Business and Information Systems. Mark holds an MBA and is highly recognized in the technology and healthcare space with credentials including MCSE and Paramedic. Most of Mark’s writing involves theoretical considerations and practical application, academics, change leadership, and other topics at the intersection of business, society, and humanity. Mark resides in New York with his wife Lynn, two children, and two Labradors. The greatest pursuit; “To be more in the Service of Others.”  View Author's Articles »

Carleen MacKaycarleenmackay@sbcglobal.net

1. Mid and Late Career Workforce Expert 2. Emergent Workforce Expert; particular emphasis on alternative career strategies 3. Author/Co-author 4 books (Return of the Boomers, Boom or Bust, Live Smart after 50, Plan “B” for Boomers and multiple products. 4. National Keynoter 5. Product & Service Developer for Organizational Clients 6. Coach Career and Talent Management Professionals in all Sectors of the Economy Carleen is particularly interested in helping to develop products and services for team members who are still active in building their businesses. Major clients/advisory boards include Career Partners International, the talent management company with the largest global footprint (over 200 offices in 26 countries); the San Diego Workforce Partnership, a non-profit that runs multiple One-Stops in San Diego County, The Intergenerational Center at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii; The Life Planning Network, a national network for professionals in the “over” 50 life space; The San Diego Mature Workforce Coalition.  View Author's Articles »


My life path has always been about teaching and communication. My twenty years as an educator and my passionate pursuit of literacy and learning, gave me the healthy dose of courage and skills that have led me through a wonderful variety of experiences, including classroom and University teaching, instructional coaching, research, writing, publishing, corporate training, and starting my own business.  View Author's Articles »


Scott Mautz is an award winning inspirational key note speaker, course instructor, consultant, and 20+ year executive at Procter & Gamble (where he currently runs a 3 billion dollar business). He is also author of Make it Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning, a book named to the “Best of 2015” list by Soundview Business Books. In Make It Matter, Scott shows that the key to winning back the disengaged (and keeping the engaged, engaged) is to foster meaning at work, that is, give work a greater sense of personal significance, and thus, make work matter. Scott has been a passionate student and practitioner of creating fully energized, fulfilling work environments rich with meaning that ultimately lead to sustained elevated performance and that transform organizational health & satisfaction scores along the way. In seminars and course instruction, and via his book, he has deployed dozens of time-tested and proven practical tools to help managers craft such a meaning-rich ecosystem. Scott was born in New York and has an undergraduate degree from Binghamton University (1991) and an MBA from Indiana University (1994). He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and daughter.  View Author's Articles »


CEO of Clarus Works, Susan Mazza works with leaders and their teams to create exceptional performance, relationships and work environments. She has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders by Trust Across America/Trust Around the World in 2013/2015 and has also been named a 50 Top Thought Leader in Leadership and a Top 100 Conference Speaker in Inc. Susan is the author and founder of the highly acclaimed blog, Random Acts of Leadership™, named a top 50 leadership blog and one of the top 100 most socially shared Leadership blogs in the world. She has also co-authored two books, The Character-Based Leader and Energize Your Leadership. Her soon to be released Leading In Action System™ offers a refreshingly simple yet potent method to developing the leadership mindset and skills essential to effectively and authentically leading to make a difference where you work and live. For more information visit www.RandomActsofLeadership.com.  View Author's Articles »


Since founding McDargh Communications & The Resiliency Group Eileen McDargh has helped organizations and individuals transform the life of their business and the business of their life through conversations that matter and connections that count. Her programs are content rich, interactive, provocative and playful—even downright hilarious. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. She is the author of five books, including Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truths for Life's Complexities ,a Benjamin Franklin Gold Award winner. A training film based on this book was awarded the Silver Telly, the highest award for commercial productions. Her latest book was written to help everyone who is stretched too thin by competing demands My Get Up & Go Got Up & Went. As a business author and commentator, she’s appeared on network news, on radio programs and in business journals and in major metropolitan newspapers.  View Author's Articles »


I build communities, not networks, through building individual relationships that create movements. Purveyor of Purpose at Be The Change Revolutions | Social Council for #NoKidHungry | Co-Founder of CreatingIs.com  View Author's Articles »


Jon Mertz is a vice president of marketing at Corepoint Health. He was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business by Trust Across America in 2014 and 2015 and highlighted as a “Leader to Watch” in 2015 by the American Management Association. Jon recently published “Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders.” Jon’s background consists of an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and working for companies like Deloitte, IBM, and BMC Software. Outside of his professional life, Jon brings together a community to inspire Millennial leaders and close the leadership gap between two generations.  View Author's Articles »


John is a widely recognized expert in culture, strategy & individual and organizational change. The senior-curator for GeneralLeadership.com, he is an accomplished unconventional leader and proven status quo buster who has successfully led several multi-billion dollar transformation efforts. His award-winning work has been featured in a wide variety of articles and journals, including the Harvard Business Review. In addition to serving our nation as an active duty General Officer in the United States Air Force, John enjoys helping people learn to walk differently in the world so they can become the best version of themselves possible. He is blessed to be married to the most patient person on the planet and together, they have two amazing sons. You are encouraged to learn more about John at his website, www.MediocreMe.com  View Author's Articles »


Deborah Mills-Scofield is a partner at Glengary LLC, an early stage venture capital firm in Cleveland, OH, and an innovation and strategy consultant. Her patent from AT&T Bell Labs was one of the highest-revenue generating patents ever for AT&T & Lucent.  View Author's Articles »


Change Leader | Speaker | Writer Co-founder and CEO of Switch and Shift. Passionately explores the space where business & humanity intersect. Promoter of workplace optimism. Believes work can be a source of joy. Top ranked leadership blogger by Huffington Post. The Optimistic Workplace (AMACOM) out 2015  View Author's Articles »


Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™, inspires leaders and teams in large & mid-size corporations to the heights of service and performance. Her special focus for 25+ years in keynotes, workshops, and consulting has been turning interaction obstacles into supreme business success. Kate's latest DVD -- Customer Service USA: Regional Differences That Make a Difference -- shows you how to truly connect w/ customers for increased sales and loyalty. She is writing a very special book about dealing with Type A Driver personalities from her years of personal and professional experience. Kate started and runs a very active online people skills community and invites you to join the Twitter #peopleskills chat every Sunday 10am EST/3pm GMT. Kate has a B.S. in Mathematics and a Masters in Org. Psychology. Kate is energetic, inspiring, smart, and just wild enough to bring about change that works! Kate's latest DVD -- Customer Service USA: Regional Differences That Make a Difference -- shows you how to have your customer's back! Kate invites you to join the people skills chat on Twitter (#peopleskills) every Sunday 10am ET/3pm GMT and click on the icons above to connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, and LinkedIn. Kate has a B.S. in Mathematics and a Masters in Org. Psychology.  View Author's Articles »

Jamie Notterjnotter@workxo.com

Jamie is a founding partner at WorkXO where he helps leaders create stronger cultures and upgrade their workplaces, based on a deeper understanding of their organizational genetic code. He brings 25 years of experience in conflict resolution, generational differences, leadership, and culture change to the consulting firm he started with Maddie Grant and Charlie Judy in 2016. Author of two books (When Millennials Take Over, and Humanize), Jamie has a Master’s in conflict resolution from George Mason and a certificate in OD from Georgetown, where he serves as adjunct faculty.  View Author's Articles »


Achim Nowak is the author of Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within (Allworth/2013) and Power Speaking. An international authority on leadership presence, Achim coaches entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 executives around the globe. He has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, NPR, and on 60 Minutes. Achim is based in Miami. www.influens.com  View Author's Articles »


David Penglase is one of Australia’s leading corporate educators, specialising on the impact of intentional trust on all aspects of our business and personal success. David is one of Australia’s most sought after professional conference speakers, delivering engaging, entertaining and inspiring keynotes and masterclasses to large conference audiences locally and internationally across a wide range of industries, and has been inducted into the Australian professional speakers’ Hall of Fame. He is a prolific researcher and writer, and his latest book, Intentionomics practically outlines the science behind the impact of our intentions on living happy, flourishing and prosperous lives. David has degrees in business and human resource development. He has an MBA and a Master degree in Professional Ethics. He is currently completing a Master Degree in Applied Positive Psychology.  View Author's Articles »


Stan Phelps is the founder of 9 INCH marketing, a consultancy that helps brands obtain customers that are four times as valuable as ordinary customers through the Goldfish Rule. He works with senior leaders to focus on meaningful differentiation to win the hearts of both employees and customers. Driven by client objectives and inspired by bold vision, Stan creates custom keynotes, workshops, and programs that are memorable and on brand, inspiring businesses to become talk-able by design.  View Author's Articles »


William Powell is The Leadership Advisor, a public speaker and Organization Development consultant determined to make human flourishing the 21st century metric for success. For over 15 years he has successfully worked with leaders from around the globe to develop and sustain healthy business performance by focusing on helping the humans - that make it all possible - to flourish first...the organization will flourish as a result of this.  View Author's Articles »


Dr. Janice Presser is CEO of The Gabriel Institute. She is a behavioral scientist and the architect of Teamability®, the new technology that measures how people will perform in teams. Dr. Presser has been engaged in research and development of talent science and team analytics for over 25 years. A recognized thought leader in qualitative assessment and human infrastructure management methods, Dr. Presser has served on SHRM’s Human Capital Assessment/Metrics Special Expertise Panel and Taskforce on Workforce Planning. She is also a part of the Constellation Orbits group. Founded by R. ‘Ray’ Wang, Constellation Research is a guiding light in the fields of innovative and disruptive technology. Its stated goal is to help clients realize the Art of the Possible. She is the author of six books, most recently @DrJanice: Thoughts and Tweets on Leadership, Teamwork & Teamability®. Her forthcoming book, due in 2014, will explore the theoretical and physical foundations of teaming, and their profound impact on the structure, development, and leadership of teams.  View Author's Articles »


Roy Saunderson has spent most of his career showing people how to give others “real recognition”. He really is the Get Recognition Right® Guy. He is an author, consultant and speaker to organizations around the world from North America, Europe, Middle East and India. He serves as the Chief Learning Officer of Rideau’s Recognition Management Institute and has personally worked with Boeing, Credit Suisse, Disney, Intel, Johnson and Johnson, and the Canadian Federal Government leaders in getting recognition right. And the best recognition for Roy to get right is being a happy family man and being married to his lovely wife, Irene, for over 35 years and enjoying their five children and 11 grandchildren.  View Author's Articles »


Ruth spent 25 years in the music industry. In that time she created a $10 mil distribution company where everyone was a contributing partner in the business. After selling that business she became a business coach, speaker, trainer and enthusiast for working with successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who are tired of task and employee management are ready to lead the work revolution. Schwartz chronicles her success in the book, The Key to the Golden Handcuff’s – Stop Being a Slave to Your Business. Tthe book gives entrepreneurs and executives a recipe to create a transparent, open-book company of their own design. Ruth is a member of Toastmasters, the National Speakers’ Association, The International Coach Federation and The Experts Association.  View Author's Articles »


Passionate believer in people, systems thinking and conscious business. Curious explorer of ideas and connections. Recovering corporate executive helping leaders align and engage their employees… awakening organizational excellence.  View Author's Articles »


Kona Shen is the founder of GOALS Haiti, a non-profit organization that uses soccer, community service and education to empower young leaders in rural Haiti. She is currently earning a master’s degree in International Policy at Stanford University.  View Author's Articles »

Jacob Shriarjacob@officevibe.com

I currently serve as the Growth Manager at Officevibe. I'm passionate about web and mobile. I love online marketing, and I have Google and Hubspot certifications to show for it. I believe that good marketing comes effortlessly through honesty, transparency, and a solid product. I'm passionate about startups and culture. It's something that I read and talk about a lot. I also believe that you should never stop learning.  View Author's Articles »


Frank is an award-winning author. He has written five books and over 300 articles. Frank was recently named one of “America's Top 100 Thought Leaders” and nominated as one of “America’s Most Influential Small Business Experts.” Frank has served on several boards and has consulted to some of the largest and most respected companies in the world. Additionally, FrankSonnenbergOnline was named among the “Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs.” Frank’s new book, Follow Your Conscience, was released November 2014. © 2014 Frank Sonnenberg. All rights reserved.  View Author's Articles »


Jesse Lyn Stoner is author of several business books including the international bestseller Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision, which has been translated into 21 languages. She is currently the executive director of the Berrett-Koehler Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the next generation of leaders. As a consultant, Jesse has worked with leaders in hundreds of organizations using collaborative processes to engage the entire workforce in creating their desired future. Her clients range from Fortune 500's to non-profits worldwide, including Honda, Marriott, Edelman Public Relations, Skanska, SAP and YPO to name a few. Jesse has been published is many magazines, including the Harvard Business Review, and weekly leadership blog is widely read. Follow her on Twitter @JesseLynStoner and find her on Facebook.  View Author's Articles »


Chris R. Stricklin is a combat-proven leader, mentor and coach integrating the fields of dynamic followership, negotiations, leadership, positive change, public relations, public speaking and complex organizational change. His unique experience as a U.S.A.F. Thunderbird coupled with Pentagon-level management of critical Air Force resources valued at $840B, multiple N.A.T.O. assignments, White House and DARPA fellowships, and command-experience in the United States Air Force allow his unique synthesis of speaking, following, leading, management, negotiations, continuous improvement and positive change. Chris is also a Certified Manager with degrees in Economics, Financial Planning, Strategic Studies and Operational Art and Science. He authored a negotiation primer which was subsequently published and adopted as required Air Force Pentagon new action officer orientation. He and his wife, Terri, have 4 children.  View Author's Articles »


Executive Coach, women's leadership advocate & founder of InPowerCoaching.com, Dana cracks the code on personal power to help women and men forge their leadership identity & mindset. Follow her at www.InPowerWomen.com, www.InPowerCoaching.com, www.Danatheus.com, and @DanaTheus on Twitter  View Author's Articles »


Dr. Ellen Weber, is recognized globally for brain-compatible tools that build personal and organizational wellbeing. She gets game-changing results with large and small groups who look to people as capital and expect profit to result. Dr. Weber contributed to ASTD’s annual Leadership Manuel and addresses global leadership summits where the Mita Leadership approach helps to shape a new kind of leader. She also develops secondary and college whole-brain learning tools that transform lectures into award winning brain based tasks. Director of Innovative Change at the Mita International Brain Center. Weber also teaches leadership renewal at The Bittner School of Business. Her well respected workplace improvement program includes ground-breaking brainpowered tone tools to lead innovation and renewal. Her MBA Leadership course, Lead Innovation with the Brain in Mind currently impacts both online and real time leader development.  View Author's Articles »

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