How to Rebound from Pain to Passion with Coach Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Championship team coached by the legendary Dean Smith while playing alongside NBA stars Michael Jordan and James Worthy. He went on to a successful career in coaching. First as an assistant coach at Davidson and then at Kansas. In 1999, he was …

Insights of Commanding a Carrier Jet Squadron with Jack Curtis

Jack Curtis is a recently retired Naval Aviator and commanding officer of an EA-18G Growler squadron.  In command, he was directly responsible and accountable for more than 200 teammates and more than $500 million in aircraft and assets while deployed onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida (BA) and the US Naval …

My Advice to Tom Cruise: Never Lose Your Bearing

Many have come to Tom Cruise’s defense over his emotional outburst towards his Mission Impossible 7 crew over violating COVID-19 protocols. The defense is that the stakes are too high. In reality, Tom did more damage by introducing fear & intimidation which will now cause his key stakeholders to hunker down and withdraw. Tom had every right to make things …

Amber Hurdle Cuts to the Chase With Her Velvet Machete Brand Strategy

Amber Hurdle is the CEO of Amber Hurdle Consulting, a multi-award-winning leadership and talent optimization firm that pioneers using both science and marketing principles to strengthen customers’ brands from the inside out. She helps overcome costly business problems like ineffective recruiting, turnover, underperformance, declining morale and leadership gaps by clearly connecting her clients’ people strategy to their business strategy. Amber …

Putting People Before Process & Technology with Erika Flora

Erika Flora started her career as a Microbiologist turned Program Manager and discovered a passion for improving how organizations manage the flow of work, deliver great products and services, and better serve their customers. In 2006, she founded Beyond20, a Digital Transformation consulting and training firm based on ITIL, DevOps, Agile, Lean, and other best practice frameworks. Erika works with …

Jimi Vaughn on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Why it Matters for Leaders

Jimi Vaughn is a passionate and charismatic disrupter whose transformative approach to challenging biases creates high-performing teams and thriving organizations.   A trained professional in Human Resource Development, Jimi has over a decade of experience working for top global brands in the entertainment industry where he leads company-wide Diversity & Inclusion strategy.  He believes in the ethical responsibility of every decision-maker …

Dr. John Demartini on How to Live According to Your Highest Values

Dr. John Demartini is a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author, and global educator. He has developed a series of solutions applicable across all markets, sectors, and age groups. His education curriculum ranges from corporate empowerment programs, financial empowerment strategies, self-development programs, relationship solutions, and social transformation programs. His teachings start at the core of the issue, addressing …

Bob Glazer on the Importance of Putting Principles & Values Over Issues & Rules

Bob Glazer is the founder and CEO of global partner marketing agency, Acceleration Partners. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of BrandCycle. A serial entrepreneur, Bob has a passion for helping individuals and organizations build their capacity to elevate. Under Robert’s leadership, Acceleration Partners has become a recognized global leader in the affiliate and partner marketing industry, receiving numerous …

Greg Amundson on the Spirituality Requirement of Leadership

Greg Amundson is a graduate of Western Theological Seminary (MA Ministry and Leadership) Greg Amundson is among the Nation’s forefront authorities on self-leadership and integrated wellness practices. Greg brings an electric combination of passion, credibility and real-world experience to his lectures on Yoga, CrossFit, Warrior Spirit and God’s Love. Greg’s late father, Dr. Raymond Amundson, was a Doctor of Chiropractic, …

Natalya Cappellini on Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Natalya Cappellini is a start-up founder, real estate investor, TV personality, and owner of a full-service construction company called CURATO Design/Build. She is a licensed general contractor and was recently featured on HGTV’s series BUILD ME UP, and was previously on Animal Planet’s series ANIMAL CRIBS, both of which involve extensive and ambitious renovations on tight schedules for a variety …

Peter Kozodoy Talks About How Great Leaders Use Brutal Honesty to Succeed

Peter Kozodoy is the author of Honest to Greatness, an Inc. 5000 serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and business coach who works with organizations and their leaders to help them overcome self-limiting bullsh*t and use brutal honesty to achieve massive success. But it didn’t start that way. At 17, he was an Olympic-hopeful figure skater who was sure he would achieve his childhood dream …

Jake Wood of Team Rubicon Talks About His Latest Book “Once a Warrior”

Jake Wood is the co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization with over 125,000 volunteers. Wood had previously spent four years in the Marine Corps, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan as a scout-sniper. Since founding Team Rubicon in 2010, Jake has built the organization into one of the United States’ most celebrated non-profits. He is a sought-after …

Learning How to Lead with Ryan Hawk

Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries.  He is the author of Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader  (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020). A lifelong student of leadership, he rose to roles as a professional quarterback and VP …

John Mackey Explores the Vision, Virtues, & Mindset of Conscious Leadership

John Mackey, co-founder, and CEO of Whole Foods Market has led the natural and organic grocer to a $13 billion Fortune 500 company. With more than 370 stores and 80,000 Team Members in three countries, the company has been named by Fortune magazine as a “Best Company to Work For” for 16 consecutive years and the Number One Most Admired …