Vancouver June 25, 2018


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.


Founder of The Huffington Post, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global and New York Times Bestselling Author

Leadership and Peak Performance
What You Will Learn
  • How 'leaning back' makes for wiser leaders and how ultimately, success is not just about money or position.
  • Why it's important to consider a third metric in measuring success - one which is based on well-being, health, our ability to unplug and recharge ourselves.
  • Why women must lead the charge in changing the current ethos.


Leadership Luminary, Bestselling Author and Former President of The White House Project

Diversity and Leadership
What You Will Learn
  • Why diversity and women's leadership is central to innovation and what we can do to help get more women into the highest levels.
  • How our early socialization, from our upbringing to popular culture, informs the expectations we have of ourselves, how that causes us to become overwhelmed, and how we can disrupt those expectations to redefine who we are.
  • How to meaningfully engage others to get the support you need (because your leadership journey is a team sport).


Bestselling Author and Time Management Expert

Time Management and Productivity
What You Will Learn
  • How to manage the 168 hours we all have each week to get the most out of your professional and personal life.
  • What the most successful people do before breakfast and how to take control of your life by making over your mornings.
  • Time management strategies that may make a difference between just hanging on and possibly feeling like you are "having it all."


Bestselling Author, Emotional Intelligence Expert and Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania

Emotional Intelligence and Employee Engagement
What You Will Learn
  • How leaders can create and sustain happiness even when they're under pressure.
  • What it means to be truly fulfilled and effective at work with clear, practical advice and instruction on how to get there.
  • The powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success.


Leadership Transformation Expert and Senior Vice President at Lee Hecht Harrison

Elevating Women in Leadership
What You Will Learn
  • How organizations have been missing the mark on gender diversity.
  • What development efforts are most effective in advancing women.
  • The behaviours your people leaders must exhibit to shape culture and champion inclusion.

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