At one time or another we’ve all had a bad boss – whether it’s through bullying and intimidation, unfair feedback or unrealistic workloads. Their behaviour sets the tone for what’s acceptable at work and can cause major issues for productivity, staff turnover and wellbeing, especially in turbulent times we’re experiencing. In a tough or toxic…Read More
The coronavirus pandemic came from out of the blue and infected hundreds of thousands around the globe, causing more than 1.3 million deaths to date. It also shuttered businesses, affecting 3.3 billion jobs. COVID ambushed the lives of people globally. Whether affected by the pandemic or some other unforeseen and monumental setback, we have to find a way to move beyond anger, guilt, emptiness or pain. We must adopt a mindset that it’s not only possible to overcome adversity, but it’s imperative. Adopting an overcome mindset will compel us to learn acceptance, choose action over inaction and triumph over adversity.Read More
Brent Magnussen is a best selling American author, professional speaker, and a former U.S Army Combat Engineer. An adventure seeker, and self-proclaimed human test subject for peak social, mental, and physical development, in 2020 Brent released his much-anticipated book, ROGER UP.Read More
Murder, Rape, and Abuse is just the start of Nelson’s story. Nelson’s mom had him when she was 15 years old. When she was pregnant her father shot two police officers. His mom testified at his grandfather’s murder trial that the reason that his grandfather shot the police officer was because he had raped her, and she was now pregnant with Nelson. Nelson Tressler is the Founder and CEO of
IGotSmarter, a program created to support and motivate people to achieve their goals. For the past 25 years, goal achievement and personal development have been Nelson’s passion; but his true obsession was awakened several years ago as he began the development of IGotSmarter. The principles, philosophies, and accountability intricately built into every aspect of the App have not happened by chance. It is a program comprised of a lifetime of study and determination to succeed not only financially and professionally, but in every area of life.
Michelle Auerbach is in the business of saving lives and increasing bravery. When things fall apart, Michelle is the world builder and a community maker who uses all her geeky skills to transform what we’ve got to work with into a more just and loving place where more people get taken care of better. She holds an MFA in prose writing from Naropa University and is completing her PhD in Transformational Leadership with her dissertation on story as a technology for trauma aware change for individuals, organizations, and communities.
Michelle solves problems and creates change through story across diverse contexts. She works with businesses on change management, leadership, and creativity through story. She works with communities on creating social good, connection and working across difference through story. She coaches and teaches individuals through workshops, trainings, and one-on-one explorations. She writes for the New York Times, The London Guardian, and is the author of three books: Resilience: the Life Saving Skill of Story, Alice Modern, and The third Kind of Horse.Read More
Stephanie has been coaching attorneys and other professionals for the past decade – helping them navigate the profession, build their reputations, and develop their careers. Having been a prosecutor, judicial staff attorney, solo practitioner, magistrate, and law firm associate, Stephanie understands the dynamics at play in each environment. She has been successful in different settings and has been elected by her peers to serve the profession and the community at high levels.Read More
Jon Macaskill is a retired Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He was born in SouthAfrica and moved with his parents and 4 siblings to the US when he was 7. He grew up in Ruston, Louisiana where he was an avidtrack and cross country runner. After graduating high school, he served briefly…Read More
Frank Agin is the founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections, where he works to empower entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals around the country to become more successful through networking. In addition, he is a “sought after” speaker and consultant to companies and organizations on topics related to professional networking and business relationship development. He’s written numerous articles on professional networking and is the author of several books, some of which include, Foundational Networking: Building Know, Like and Trust to Create a Lifetime of Extraordinary Success … The Champion: Finding the Most Valuable Person In Your Network … Chase Greatness: Life Lessons Revealed Through Sports. He is also the host of the weekly Networking Rx podcast, which provides insights and advice for becoming more successful through networking as well as the host of the daily micro podcast Networking Rx Minute, which provides short messages of inspiration and recommended action.Read More
Michael is President of Colburn Associates; a professional services firm whose mission is “To assist organizations implement healthy change and learning that will help them achieve and sustain improvement in total performance.” He has been a change agent for more than 30 years, working with a broad range of clients in the private and public sectors. Michael has developed and implemented services to support leadership, process improvement and organizational development. These services include Strategic Execution, Performance Advancement, Workforce Development, Systems Improvement and Leadership Development.Read More
Ms. Metcalf – Founder and CEO, of the Innovative Leadership Institute is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends. She helps leaders elevate the quality of their leadership and transform their organizations to create sustainable impact and results. She captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books that are used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture with innovative leadership techniques. She is a Fellow with the International Leadership Association.Read More