2018 Speakers

JOHN C. MAXWELL | Leadership expert, bestselling author, and coach

John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. In that year, John also received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations — The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP — have trained more than 6 million leaders in every nation.

 

 

 

 


CARLY FIORINA | Founder and Chairman of Unlocking Potential

Carly is a true leader and a seasoned problem-solver. She is a passionate, articulate advocate for entrepreneurship innovation, and effective leadership.  Carly started out as a secretary for a small real-estate business and eventually became the first woman ever to lead a Fortune 500 company. Carly was recruited to lead HP in 1999, during the worst technology recession in 25 years.  While there, she re-focused the company on innovation and market leadership again. Under Carly’s leadership, revenues grew, innovation tripled, growth quadrupled, and HP grew to become the 11th largest company in the U.S.

 

 


DANIEL PINK | Best-Selling Author, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others,                                                                       Drive and A Whole New Mind.

Daniel H. Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business, and behavior have been translated into 35 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 


Debra Searle, MBE |Professional Adventurer and Serial Entrepreneur   

Debra Searle is a professional adventurer and serial entrepreneur. Her expeditions have included rowing solo and unsupported across the Atlantic and sailing around Antarctica. As well as other expeditions across the globe, she has also launched four companies, is a published author, has worked as a host for the BBC and won gold medals for Great Britain at World Championship level. Debra’s spirit of adventure gained her an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen and a place on the board of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She later co-founded the Business Women’s Network Forum which meets at Buckingham Palace.

 

 


Tyler Perry, | World-renowned Filmmaker, Actor, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist

The multi-hyphenate talent has a resume that reads like the American Dream: playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, producer, best-selling author, and studio head. His work, from page to stage to screen, never fails to leverage the power of story to share Perry’s message of hope.
Perry’s unique insights on the need for leaders to adapt and stay agile are reflected in his career as an entrepreneur and artist. From his youth on the streets of New Orleans to his career among Hollywood’s heavyweights, Perry’s ability to learn and grow as a person and a creator will breathe new life into leaders everywhere.

 

 

 


 

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