Chicago June 24, 2019


Below you'll find the biographies for each of our speakers, along with what you'll learn at their talk. You can find out when each speaker takes the stage on our agenda page.


Decorated Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Officer and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Teamwork, Discipline and Ownership
What You Will Learn
  • Battle-tested concepts of combat leadership that directly correlate to all leadership situations on and off the battlefield.
  • Tried, tested, and proven combat leadership principles and strategies learned on the front lines of the war on terror.
  • The mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat.


World's Leading Talent and Performance Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author

Talent Development and Culture
What You Will Learn
  • Discover the tools you need to build an agile, dynamic workplace that appeals to the modern workforce.
  • Explore the 4 levers that leaders use to create a high-performing culture.
  • Why all HR talent data is bad data - and learn the secret to producing good data instead.


Internationally Acclaimed Creativity and Innovation Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author

Creativity and Innovation
What You Will Learn
  • The myths about innovation that hold many organizations back and the core practices that drive organizations forward.
  • How all leaders and their organizations have deep creative resources to draw from.
  • The three core roles of leaders in creating and sustaining a culture of innovation.


Organizational Psychologist, Researcher and New York Times Bestselling Author

Self-Awareness and Performance
What You Will Learn
  • What self-awareness really is, an understanding of your own self-awareness as a leader and how it helps leaders succeed.
  • How leaders who cultivate self-awareness bust through barriers to change, make smarter decisions, and lead more profitable companies.
  • What self-aware leaders do differently, and a few battle-tested tools to improve leadership skills and work performance.


Internationally Recognized Leadership Adviser and New York Times Bestselling Author

Engagement and Accountability
What You Will Learn
  • How to fully embrace a culture of effective leadership and set clear expectations for all leaders.
  • How to build relationships across the organization to foster collaboration and innovation.
  • How to make leadership accountability a critical business issue and how to confront mediocre leadership.

You can find a complete list of our past speakers on our main site.