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Alex Pascal

Founder & CEO at CoachLogix

Alex Pascal

Founder & CEO at CoachLogix

Mr. Pascal serves as CEO of CoachLogix – a leading coaching management Software as a Service platform. Prior to this role he served as Product Marketing Manager for Coaching & Assessments at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

He is also an adjunct executive coach at CCL.  As a coach, he has worked with hundreds of executives from leading organizations and government agencies including: Samsung, Mercedes-Benz, Activision Blizzard, Roche, the Federal Reserve Bank, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

He holds a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of San Diego, a masters of science degree in Consulting Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and is currently completing his PhD dissertation. His doctoral research focuses on the relationship between a coaching style of management and employee engagement.

He is a member of the Society of Consulting Psychology and has published articles in a number of publications including Talent Management Magazine.

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Amy Abel

Managing Director of Human Capital at The Conference Board

Amy Abel

Managing Director of Human Capital at The Conference Board

Amy Lui Abel is Managing Director of Human Capital at The Conference Board and leads research efforts focusing on leadership development, human capital analytics, organizational learning, labor markets, strategic workforce planning, talent management, diversity and inclusion, executive coaching, human resources, and employee engagement.

In addition to published research, related products and services at The Conference Board include peer learning networks, conferences, webcasts, and other executive events.

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Amy Brann

Leading Authority in Neuroscience & Coaching

Amy Brann

Leading Authority in Neuroscience & Coaching

Amy passionately delivers the message that you and your organization have a huge amount of potential that can be better accessed if you understand how to work with your brain optimally.

Leaving UCL medical school to Coach clients around the world gave Amy great insight into how to get the best from people wherever they are starting from. Transitioning from Coaching into corporate work Amy founded Synaptic Potential which works with organizations strengthening their strategy, culture and performance.

The team works globally sharing reliably simple applications of neuroscience that lead to game-changing insights and results. Having partnered with Bangor University’s Behavior Change Centre the training gained additional credibility from the input of thorough researchers.

She is the author of ‘Make Your Brain Work’ & ‘Neuroscience for Coaches’ & ‘Engaged: The neuroscience behind creating productive people in successful organizations’. Amy is normally found delivering a keynote somewhere around the world, with her head in a book or enjoying adventures with her daughter and husband.

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Andreas Bernhardt

Executive Development Advisor & Lead Coach at ESMT Berlin

Andreas Bernhardt

Executive Development Advisor & Lead Coach at ESMT Berlin

Andreas is a leadership coach, educator, speaker, and independent consultant with over 20 years of leadership development experience, and has delivered many international leadership development programs. He focuses on high-stakes coaching, is co-editor of Tricky Coaching: Difficult Cases in Leadership Coaching, and has presented at various top leadership and academic conferences.

He is Executive Development Advisor & Lead Coach at ESMT Berlin, the international business school founded by 25 leading global companies – like Allianz, BMW, Daimler, Lufthansa, Siemens, SAP, McKinsey, etc. – which ranks in the Top 10 globally for executive education. As founding member of ESMT’s Center for Leadership Development Research he manages ESMT’s executive coach pool, co-designed the legendary ESMT/KDVI Coaching Colloquium, and the 2016 IOC/ESMT Leadership Forum in collaboration with the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.

Andreas is also an executive coach with INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre, is passionate about helping C-suite leaders with their transitions, and enjoys coaching Start-up CEOs and their teams, as well as agile leadership teams in high risk environments.

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Andy Molinsky

Award Winning Business Author

Andy Molinsky

Award Winning Business Author

Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology.  Andy received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University.

Andy’s work helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones when doing important, but challenging, tasks in work and life. He is a columnist for Inc. Magazine and also writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today and LinkedIn, where he was awarded as a Top Voice in 2016.

His first book, Global Dexterity received the Axiom Award for Best Business Book in International Business & Globalization and has been used widely in organizations around the world. His new book Reach was published with Penguin Random House in January 2017.  He teaches, consults, and lectures widely to university and corporate audiences.

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Arthur Carmazzi

World's Top 10 Ranked Leadership Professional

Arthur Carmazzi

World's Top 10 Ranked Leadership Professional

Bestselling Author

Founder of the Directive Communication Psychology

Arthur Carmazzi is ranked as one of the Global Top 10 most influential thought leaders in leadership and in organizational culture by Global Gurus. As a bestselling author and founder of the Directive Communication Psychology, Arthur’s ideas and methodologies have influenced the training and leadership development industry through his unique “anti-model” psychological approaches to leadership and corporate culture transformation.

His innovative tools, assessments, and techniques have made a substantial impact on effective behaviour modification. He is a renowned for his Culture Revolution process to sustainably alter organizational culture and organizational engagement and productivity in 80 days. Together with the 317 licensed Directive Communication Psychology trainers in 17 different countries, Arthur and his team have made a global impact in improving people lives through their organizations.

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Bob Dunham

Founder of the Institute for Generative Leadership (IGL)

Bob Dunham

Founder of the Institute for Generative Leadership (IGL)

Bob Dunham is founder of the Institute for Generative Leadership (IGL) and has trained hundreds of graduates in the three-year Coaching Excellence in Organizations (CEO) program. IGL partners with Newfield Network - the leading school of ontological coaching - and also offers the discipline of Generative Leadership and management in the Generative Leadership Program™ (GLP). Bob’s experience as a corporate executive and deep study of human action informs over thirty years of coaching, consulting, research and development of action and result-based practices for effective coaching of leadership, management, and teamwork. Bob works to establish leadership, management, and coaching in organizations as mature professions. Bob clarifies the human foundations of leadership and coaching in the Generative Leadership framework.

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Bob Kulhan

Business Improv® Founder & CEO

Bob Kulhan

Business Improv® Founder & CEO

Author

Improvisational Actor

Bob Kulhan is President, CEO, and Founder of Business Improv, an innovative consultancy that specializes in experiential learning and serves an international roster of blue-chip firms. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. A performer with over 20 years of stage credits, he has trained with a long list of legendary talents, including Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. His work has been featured by such outlets as CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Slate, and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Getting to “Yes And…”: The Art of Business Improv.

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Brian Underhill

Founder and CEO at CoachSource LLC

Brian Underhill

Founder and CEO at CoachSource LLC

Dr. Brian Underhill is the co-author of Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders (Berrett Koehler: 2007).  He is the Founder and CEO of CoachSource, the world’s largest executive coaching firm, with over 1,100 coaches in 53 countries.

Brian previously spent 10 years managing executive coaching operations for Marshall Goldsmith.  Some of his clients include Dell, Microsoft, Wal-Mart and the State of California.  He holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and is an internationally sought-after speaker.  Brian lives in Silicon Valley where he is an avid soccer and racquetball player, worship leader, as well as dad to active 13 and 16 year olds.

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Cameron Herold

World-Wide Bestselling Business Author

Cameron Herold

World-Wide Bestselling Business Author

Founder of COO Alliance

He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. Cameron’s built a dynamic consultancy – his current clients include a ‘Big 4’ wireless carrier and a monarchy. What do his clients say they most like about him? He isn’t a theory guy – they like that Cameron speaks only from experience. He earned his reputation as the business growth guru by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less.

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Carol Kauffman

Founder Institute of Coaching, Harvard Faculty

Carol Kauffman

Founder Institute of Coaching, Harvard Faculty

President at Coaching Psychology LLC

Dr. Kauffman is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. In 2008 she received a $2,000,000 in order to launch the Institute of Coaching an international educational resource. She has also co-launched the annual Harvard Coaching Conference, Institute of Coaching Leadership Forum and has presented at and chaired numerous leadership and academic conferences.

Her publications range from Harvard Business Review to numerous leadership and coaching articles in public and academic venues. She founded the first major coaching journal she has been featured regularly in magazines and television.

Carol has extensive coaching experience with over 40,000 hours of client contact. She works with multi-national organizations either in the C-Suite or in tandem with large-scale leadership development programs. In addition to coaching, her Leader as Coach training program won the inaugural mentorship award at Harvard Medical School.

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Cathy Salit

Critically Acclaimed Author & Speaker

Cathy Salit

Critically Acclaimed Author & Speaker

Cathy Salit is an author, speaker, CEO, executive coach, actress, singer, and comic improv performer. She began her career as an upstart and risk-taker at age 13, when she dropped out of eighth grade and started an alternative school in an abandoned storefront in New York City. Since then, Cathy has dedicated her life to creating educational environments that challenge the status quo and offer innovative learning experiences.

Cathy co-founded Performance of a Lifetime, a consulting firm that helps leaders, teams, and organizations to grow their businesses by focusing on the human side of strategy. She is the author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work, and her work and thought leadership have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Wired, CEO World Magazine, and on podcasts, radio and videos all over the world

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Dan Goleman

World-Wide Best Selling Author of 'Emotional Intelligence'

Dan Goleman

World-Wide Best Selling Author of 'Emotional Intelligence'

Internationally Recognized Coach

Daniel Goleman, best known for his worldwide bestseller Emotional Intelligence, is most recently co-author of Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body. A frequent speaker to businesses of all kinds and sizes, Goleman has worked with leaders around the globe, examining the way social and emotional competencies impact the bottom-line. Goleman’s articles in the Harvard Business Review are among the most frequented requested re-prints of all time: his article there, “The Focused Leader” won the 2013 HBR McKinsey Award for best article of the year. Goleman has been ranked among the 25 most influential business leaders by several business publications including TIME and The Wall Street Journal. Apart from his writing on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis

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David Clutterbuck

Leading Authority In Developmental Coaching & Mentoring

David Clutterbuck

Leading Authority In Developmental Coaching & Mentoring

Practice Lead, David Clutterbuck Partnership

David Clutterbuck is one of the early pioneers of developmental coaching and mentoring and co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. Author of more than 65 books, including the first evidence based titles on coaching culture and team coaching, he is visiting professor at three business schools and part-time faculty at Ashridge. He leads a global network of specialist mentoring and coaching consultants, Coaching and Mentoring International

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David Peterson

Director, Executive Coaching & Leadership at Google

David Peterson

Director, Executive Coaching & Leadership at Google

As Google’s head of Executive Coaching and Leadership, David coaches senior leaders, manages Google’s network of external and internal coaches, and supports leadership, learning, and executive development initiatives at Google.

David has published dozens of articles and chapters on coaching, is co-author of Development FIRST: Strategies for Self-Development and Leader as Coach, with over a million copies in print, and co-editor of the Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring. He earned his PhD in Counseling and Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

Vikki Brock’s history of coaching (2008, 2012) names David as one of the primary influencers in the field, both for his early influence on the emergence of executive coaching and for continuing to shape the field as someone "on the cutting edge of the profession, doing and saying surprising and thought-provoking things.”

David lives in San Francisco with his wife, Alexis Shoemate, and two adorable Tibetan Terriers named Pinot and Cab.

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DeAnne Aussem

US Leadership Coaching Center of Excellence Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

DeAnne Aussem

US Leadership Coaching Center of Excellence Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

DeAnne Aussem is the founding Director of the U.S. Leadership Coaching Center of Excellence at PwC. As one of the world’s largest professional services firms, PwC attracts the best and brightest talent from diverse backgrounds and DeAnne’s role is to bring world-class coaching to these emerging leaders.

As a leadership development expert and executive coach, DeAnne draws upon more than 21 years of professional services experience across the U.S. and globally. DeAnne is a dynamic and innovative business leader offering deep expertise in Diversity & Inclusion, Human Capital and Global Development, which enables her to be a trusted advisor and source of strategic insight on today’s difficult leadership challenges.

Recognized as an authentic, credible voice of insight, DeAnne has led the creation and execution of unique people experiences that have been delivered to thousands of leaders around the world. As a sought after keynote speaker for PwC’s premier global and domestic programs, DeAnne engages a variety of audiences on topics related to: leading with purpose, managing complexity and change, and aligning your work with the values that matter.

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Dolores Bernardo

Leadership and Team Development Lead, Silicon Valley

Dolores Bernardo

Leadership and Team Development Lead, Silicon Valley

Dolores Bernardo is a leadership and team coach and consultant based in Silicon Valley. She has 20 years of experience as a talent development leader, diversity and inclusion advocate, and management consultant.

Most recently she focused on leadership development at Airbnb where she leads the Coaching For Growth program that teaches coaching skills to leaders. She was previously the Head of Global Manager Development at Google, and was a consultant at Accenture.

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Dorie Clark

Author of #1 Leadership Book & Recognised Branding Expert

Dorie Clark

Author of #1 Leadership Book & Recognised Branding Expert

Keynote Speaker

Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine, one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year by Forbes, and was a Washington Post bestseller. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.”

She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank. She is also the producer of a Grammy winning jazz album.

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Dr. David Drake

Global Thought Leader On Narrative Coaching

Dr. David Drake

Global Thought Leader On Narrative Coaching

Dr. David Drake founded the field of narrative coaching and runs the Center for Narrative Coaching & Design in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has designed and delivered change and coaching projects in over 70 organizations. He is a master coach and has taught coaching to over 10,000 leaders, managers and professionals in sixteen countries.  David earned his PhD in Human & Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University in California. He is the author of over 50 publications and he serves on the Senior Advisory Board for Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. He is the lead editor of The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching (2008, Jossey-Bass), author of Narrative Coaching: Bringing New Stories to Life (CNC Press, 2015), and co-editor of SAGE Handbook of Coaching (Sage, 2016). He is a Fellow and Thought Leader for the Institute of Coaching affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Dr. Deborah Rozman

President and CEO of HeartMath Inc

Dr. Deborah Rozman

President and CEO of HeartMath Inc

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of HeartMath Inc. She is also a psychologist, educator, and author. HeartMath develops scientifically-validated training and certification programs in building coherence and resilience, for coaches, mentors and workshop trainers and health professionals. HeartMath also developed the award winning emWave and the Inner Balance coherence feedback technology to facilitate emotional self-regulation and internal energy management to improve well-being and optimize heart-brain synchronization for higher performance, better decision-making and leadership.

Deborah co-authored with HeartMath founder Doc Childre the Transforming book series, published by New Harbinger. The series includes four titles, including Transforming Stress, Transforming Anger, Transforming Anxiety and Transforming Depression. She also co-authored Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart.

Deborah is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and is on the Advisory Board of the Palo Alto based Transformative Technology Lab.

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Jan Muhlfeit

Global Strategist, Coach and Author

Jan Muhlfeit

Global Strategist, Coach and Author

Jan is global strategist, coach and mentor. His personal mission: “I help individuals, organizations and countries around the world to unlock their human potential”.  Jan has proven record in building successful teams and organizations in his almost 22 years long career in Microsoft, where he served in different executive positions. In his last role (2007-2014) he was as Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation. Based on his global experience he created a rather unique methodology to find personal uniqueness for individuals and teams, personal vision, and how to implement vision through individual uniqueness. Jan is teaching his course globally both in private and public sector.  Jan is author of the book Positive leader, which was published by Pearson in Financial Times Series  2016.

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Janet Harvey

CEO inviteCHANGE, ICF Global Past President

Janet Harvey

CEO inviteCHANGE, ICF Global Past President

Janet M. Harvey, ICF Master Certified Coach, Certified Mentor Coach, Accredited Coaching Supervisor, ICF Global Past President and ICF Foundation Board President, has 30 years of experience as both a corporate and entrepreneurial business executive. An early adopter for creating a coach-centered workplace, Janet has worked with global organizations and teams of leaders within to establish a generative, resilient and high performance culture through a coaching approach to leading and managing success.

Janet Harvey brings her executive and entrepreneurial experience as CEO for inviteCHANGE, leaders in sustainable excellence through a signature transformative coaching and learning process for people, processes and systems. Clients and audiences around the globe speak of Janet as bold, curious, provocative, challenging, yet respectful and compassionate in her leadership roles.

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Jeff Hull

Director of Education and Business Development at the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Faculty

Jeff Hull

Director of Education and Business Development at the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Faculty

Executive Coach

Critically Acclaimed Author

Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D. BCC is CEO of Leadershift, Inc. a leadership development consultancy based in New York City.  He is a highly sought after speaker, organizational psychologist/consultant and executive coach.  Dr. Hull is a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Director of Education and Business Development at the Institute of Coaching (Mclean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate), and a Professor of Leadership at New York University.  An accomplished writer/researcher, executive coach and Leadership development professional since 1995, Dr. Hull has published articles in Harvard Business Review, Coaching World and other leading business publications. He has worked with a globally diverse portfolio of organizations in the US, Asia, and Europe as a senior leader, coach and consultant.

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Jeremy Stover

Head of Executive Coaching, LinkedIn

Jeremy Stover

Head of Executive Coaching, LinkedIn

Jeremy heads Executive Coaching, Assessments, and coaching skill development at LinkedIn.  Jeremy works to enable the transformative impact of coaching and growth to occur at scale, supporting leaders to become more effective, more intentional, and better at bringing out the best in their team and organization and creating a culture of coaching and learning at LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, served as an executive coach at a number of organizations from Fortune 100 companies to start ups and is on the faculty at Coaches Training Institute where he has a CPCC certification and a PCC designation from the ICF.

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John Leary-Joyce

President, Academy of Executive Coaching

John Leary-Joyce

President, Academy of Executive Coaching

John has been practicing Gestalt for 40 years culminating in writing a definitive book Fertile Void, Gestalt Coaching at Work. He was a psychotherapist, Masters level psychotherapy trainer, supervisor for 20 years and MD of the Gestalt Centre London for 12 years . By integrating his clinical and business experience he went on to create a very innovative and experiential Gestalt training service for consultants, trainers and team leaders.

As founder in 2000 and now President of the Academy of Executive Coaching, he created an organisation dedicated to training executive coaches to develop their unique style of coaching and personal coaching model. While John’s Gestalt influence permeates the fabric and work of the AoEC they integrate other psychological approaches. His portfolio career blends business leadership, team & individual coaching, supervising, training & presenting. He has a zest and passion for life aligned with his Gestalt principles expressed primarily through his work, grandchildren and dancing tango.

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John Mattone

World's #1 Authority on Intelligent Leadership & Best-Selling Author

John Mattone

World's #1 Authority on Intelligent Leadership & Best-Selling Author

World's #2 Ranked Executive Coach


John Mattone is the world's #1 authority on Intelligent Leadership and the creator of the Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching Process and Certification (ICF accredited). He was recently recognized as the world's #2 ranked executive coach by the research organization, Globalgurus. John is the former executive coach to the late Steve Jobs and the former legendary CEO of PepsiCo, Roger Enrico. John Mattone is now one of the most in-demand C-level coaches in the world.

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Josh Rogers

Executive Coaching Practice Leader

Josh Rogers

Executive Coaching Practice Leader

Josh is the enterprise executive coaching practice leader for Walmart Stores, Inc. where he is responsible for global coaching infrastructure and strategy, cadre management, and internal coach development. As practice lead, Josh has the opportunity to work with Walmart’s best and brightest leaders to enable impactful and pragmatic developmental solutions that drive business results.

In addition, Josh serves as an internal executive coach and works with leaders from across the business to maximize their leadership effectiveness and prepare them for future roles. He is passionate about developing servant leaders that communicate with impact and lead to their fullest potential.

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Joshua Spodek

Bestselling Leadership Author

Joshua Spodek

Bestselling Leadership Author

Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Joshua Spodek, bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of SpodekAcademy.com. He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, INSEAD, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Laureate. He helped build a satellite for NASA, co-founded and led several ventures, and holds six patents.

He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire's Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC, Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the NY Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees daily for six years.

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Judith E. Glaser

World’s leading authority on Conversational Intelligence®, WE-centric Leadership, and Neuro-Innovation

Judith E. Glaser

World’s leading authority on Conversational Intelligence®, WE-centric Leadership, and Neuro-Innovation

Chairman, The CreatingWE Institute

Judith E. Glaser is founder and CEO of Benchmark Communications, Inc. and Chairman of The Creating WE Institute with over twenty-five years of business experience working with CEOs and their teams in a ‘world of moving targets.’ She is an Organizational Anthropologist, and consults to Fortune 500 Companies. Her transformational approaches using neuroscience and anthropology enable leaders to raise their Conversational Intelligence® and profitability and growth while building healthy thriving organizations. Judith is the author of seven books, and four best sellers.

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Krishna Kumar

President at International Association of Coaching

Krishna Kumar

President at International Association of Coaching

A pioneer in the sphere of Leadership and Executive Coaching in India, Krishna Kumar is also presently the global President and a Member on the Governing Board of the International Association of Coaching (IAC).

The firm belief that coaching is enlightening, transformational, at times magical, almost always healing and possessing the power to build a healthier and harmonious society has carried him through a diverse and continuing learning journey over three decades where he has donned the hats of a senior corporate executive, an entrepreneur, a master tennis coaching professional, a B-school professor, independent Board member and as a Leadership and Executive Coach.

The Founder Director of the Intrad School of Executive Coaching (ISEC) his clientele includes senior executives and managers in global firms like Oracle, CISCO, TESCO, Boeing, Infosys, WIPRO, Robert Bosch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Legal & General (UK), Decathlon (France) and many others.

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Linda Naiman

Expert in Design Thinking, Arts-based Learning, Creativity & Innovation

Linda Naiman

Expert in Design Thinking, Arts-based Learning, Creativity & Innovation

Founder of Creativity at Work

Linda Naiman is founder of Creativity at Work, an innovation consultancy specializing in arts-based learning and design thinking approaches to building creativity, leadership and innovation capabilities in organizations. Linda brings a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and development based on her background as an artist and designer. She helps leaders and their teams develop the mindsets, skill sets and tool sets required to navigate ambiguity and complexity, take conceptual risks and improve their innovation outcomes.

Organizations that have sought out Linda for her expertise include American Express, BASF, Intel, RBC, HSBC, and GE. Linda is co-author of Orchestrating Collaboration at Work and a columnist at Inc.com.  She is based in Vancouver BC and her mission is to make life and work a work of art. For details visit CreativityatWork.com

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Lisa Ann Edwards

World Leading Expert in Coaching with ROI

Lisa Ann Edwards

World Leading Expert in Coaching with ROI

Executive Coach

Lisa Ann Edwards is a leading expert in measuring the success and impact of coaching. She is the Founder of Bloom Coaching Institute, an organization that helps coaches, coaching program managers and coaching organizations advance coaching results through tools, research, training and consultation utilizing Coaching with ROI. Lisa's own coaching work has demonstrated as much as a 251% return-on-investment and has been shown to lift employee engagement nearly 20%.

Lisa has been a guest speaker for more than 60 universities and professional associations on the topic of Coaching ROI such as WBECS, Columbia University, The Conference Board and International Coach Federation Global Conference.

As head of Talent Management for Corbis, a Bill Gates' privately owned global media company, Lisa was responsible for designing and implementing effective talent development solutions to feed the talent pipeline.

Lisa is a frequent contributing author to trade publications and has authored or contributed to nine books.

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Liz Wiseman

President of the Wiseman Group & Bestselling Author

Liz Wiseman

President of the Wiseman Group & Bestselling Author

Executive Advisor

Speaker

Liz Wiseman is a researcher, executive advisor, and speaker who teaches leaders around the world.  She is the author of three best-selling books:  Rookie Smarts:  Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, Multipliers:  How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and The Multiplier Effect:  Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools.

Liz is a former executive from Oracle Corporation.  She writes regularly for Harvard Business Review and Fortune and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc. and Time Magazines.  Liz has been listed on the biennial Thinkers50 ranking for 2013 and 2015, and named as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world.

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Marcia Reynolds

#1 Female Coach In The World, Global Gurus

Marcia Reynolds

#1 Female Coach In The World, Global Gurus

Global Director at ICF

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is fascinated by the brain, especially what triggers feelings of connection and possibility. She draws on her research to help coaches and leaders have more powerful conversations. She has worked in 35 countries, reaching over 100 thousand people worldwide.

Dr. Reynolds was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and has returned to the board as a Global Director this year. She is the training director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute at Virginia Tech, and on faculty for coaching schools in Russia and China.

Interviews and excerpts from Marcia’s books Outsmart Your Brain, Wander Woman, and The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs have appeared in many places including Fast Company, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

Her doctorate is in Organization Psychology. Her passion is to change the world, one conversation at a time.

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Marita Fridjhon

CEO and Co-Founder CRR Global

Marita Fridjhon

CEO and Co-Founder CRR Global

Marita is the co-creatrix of the Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI) and Systems Inspired Leadership models used globally to train leaders and employees to create coaching cultures. CEO and Co-Founder of CRR Global, their flagship ICF accredited ORSC program is now delivered in 18 countries with students and practitioners in more that 30 countries.

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Mark Thompson

New York Times Bestselling Author & Executive Coach

Mark Thompson

New York Times Bestselling Author & Executive Coach

Mark Thompson is a highly sought after CEO coach, VC and NYTimes bestselling author. Forbes called Mark one of America’s Top Venture Investors with the ‘Midas Touch’, and the American Management Association ranked him one of the “World’s Top Executive Coaches”.  He is a founding member of the World Bank President’s Leadership Advisory Council and bestselling author of Success Built to Last: Creating a Life That Matters; Now Build a Great Business; and Admired, 21 Ways to Double Your Value. An advisor to Virgin, Apple, American Express, and Pinterest.com, he was Charles ‘Chuck' Schwab’s former Chief of Staff and Chief Customer Experience Officer, and the Executive Producer of Schwab.com. He was a founding board member of Esurance, now an Allstate company, and Interwoven, now an HP company, and the Frances Hesselbein (Peter Drucker) Institute. He holds an MBA and MS from Stanford University.

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Marshall Goldsmith

#1 Leadership Thinker & NYT Bestselling Author

Marshall Goldsmith

#1 Leadership Thinker & NYT Bestselling Author

Executive Coach

Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. His two other New York Times bestsellers are MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There - the Harold Longman Award winner for Business Book of the Year. In February 2016, Amazon.com recognized the ‘100 Best Leadership & Success Books’ in their To Read in Your Lifetime series. The list included classics and newer books - management and self-help books. Both Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There were recognized as being in the top 100 books ever written in their field. Marshall is only one of two authors with two books on the list.

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Senior Partner of Box of Crayons

Michael Bungay Stanier

Senior Partner of Box of Crayons

Keynote Speaker

Author

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps people and organizations all over the world do less Good Work and more Great Work. Box of Crayons is best known for its coaching programs that give busy managers the tools to coach in 10 minutes or less.

Michael left Australia 25 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where his only significant achievement was falling in love with a Canadian... which is why he now lives in Toronto, having spent time in London and Boston.

He has written a number of books. His latest, The Coaching Habit, has been praised as one of the few business books that actually makes people laugh out loud.

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Michael K. Simpson

Globally Renowned Managing Director & Executive Coach

Michael K. Simpson

Globally Renowned Managing Director & Executive Coach

For over 30 years, Michael K. Simpson is an internationally sought after executive coach, leadership consultant, and keynote speaker. He is the author or co-author of seven leadership development and coaching books.

His practical, real-world business experience is in teaching, advising, and coaching many of the world’s top business leaders and teams. He has coached and consulted with leaders in over 35 countries in leadership development, strategic planning, goal execution, building high performance-based teams, and high trust organizational cultures.

His clients include: General Electric, Marriott, Hilton,  PepsiCo, Frito Lay, Xerox, IBM, Hewlett Packard, ExxonMobil, Petronas, Atlanta Falcons NFL, Orlando Magic NBA, Eli Lilly, Baxter Healthcare, John Deere, Nike, TE Connectivity, Department of Defense, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, United Nations, NATO, NASA, to name a few.

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Mo Gawdat

Chief Business Officer for Google [X]

Mo Gawdat

Chief Business Officer for Google [X]

Mo Gawdat is a remarkable thinker and the Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google’s futuristic “dream factory.” Applying his superior skills of logic and problem solving to the issue of happiness, he proposes an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness. Then he solves for happy.

In 2001 Mo Gawdat realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would: examining all the provable facts and scrupulously applying logic. Eventually, his countless hours of research and science proved successful, and he discovered the equation for permanent happiness.

Thirteen years later, Mo’s algorithm would be put to the ultimate test. After the sudden death of his son, Ali, Mo and his family turned to his equation—and it saved them from despair. In dealing with the horrible loss, Mo found his mission: he would pull off the type of “moonshot” goal that he and his colleagues were always aiming for—he would share his equation with the world and help as many people as possible become happier.

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Pam Boney

Innovator in Psychological Assessments

Pam Boney

Innovator in Psychological Assessments

Founder & CEO Tilt365, Inc

Pam Boney, Founder & CEO Tilt365, Inc. ICF Professional Certified Coach; ICF Approved Mentor Coach; MA in I/O Psychology & Counseling, Researcher and technology futurist in the Character Science field of positive psychology; Past ACC Examiner for ICF, Master Certified Tilt365 Coach, Past ICF Conference Speaker and Workshop leader.

Pam founded a technology startup serving the coaching profession as the only suite of assessments that measures behavior change from coaching on a scientifically validated framework and web application called Tilt365. Approved training provider for ICF.

Business experience: 23+ years as a senior leader at Embassy Suites and Hilton + 16 years as a coach and the last 6 as an entrepreneur, taking Tilt365 to a 7 figure business. Author of book True Tilt, an uncommon quest, a story that applies Character Science through story.

Pam is an innovator in the psychological assessments space and shares innovative ideas as a regular writer for Choice Magazine.

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Peter Hawkins

World Leading Consultant, Writer and Researcher in Leadership

Peter Hawkins

World Leading Consultant, Writer and Researcher in Leadership

Chairman at Renewal Associates

Peter Hawkins is Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School, Chairman of Renewal Associates and founder and emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group and Chairman of Metaco South Africa.  He is a leading consultant, coach, writer and researcher in leadership and leadership development and an international thought leader in executive teams, and Systemic Team Coaching.

He has just led a major global research project on Tomorrow’s Leadership and the Necessary Revolution in Today’s Leadership Development for Henley Business School and finished writing the third edition of Leadership Team Coaching to be published in June 2017 by Kogan Page.  He delivers inspirational  Key-note talks to leaders and coaches all over the world.

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Philippe Rosinski

World Authority In Executive Coaching, Team Coaching, And Global Leadership Development

Philippe Rosinski

World Authority In Executive Coaching, Team Coaching, And Global Leadership Development

Prof. Philippe Rosinski, MCC is a world authority in executive coaching, team coaching, and global leadership development. He is the first European to have been designated Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. Philippe is the author of the seminal bestseller Coaching Across Cultures and is widely regarded as the pioneer of intercultural coaching having first systematically integrated the cultural perspective into coaching.

He has broken new ground with global coaching and with an integrated coaching supervision approach, which both leverage multiple perspectives for greater creativity, impact and meaning. His latest book Global Coaching has been described as “having moved the art and science of coaching to a new level”. A Master of Science from Stanford University, Philippe is principal of Rosinski & Company and a professor at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business in Tokyo. Philippe recently received the “Global Training & Development Leadership Award” at the World HRD Congress 2017

 

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Phillip Sandahl

Internationally Recognized Coach, Trainer, and Author

Phillip Sandahl

Internationally Recognized Coach, Trainer, and Author

Co-Founder of Team Coaching International

Co-Founder of Team Coaching International (TCI), Phil Sandahl is an internationally recognized coach, trainer, and author. He has worked with teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Phil has presented at conferences in Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Australia, and the U.S.

Phil has trained more than 1,500 team coaches from more than 45 countries. The TCI certification program leads to the designation: Certified Team Performance Coach™ (CTPC). The training includes online, blended learning and an in-person Master Class.

The training also certifies coaches in the Team Diagnostic™ suite of team and team leader assessment tools. The TCI methodology and tools have been used with thousands of teams worldwide and the team assessment is in 22 languages.

Phil is also co-author of the leading textbook on coaching: Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Live, with more than 120,000 copies in print and in 10 languages

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Prakash Raman

Senior Consultant Executive Development at LinkedIn

Prakash Raman

Senior Consultant Executive Development at LinkedIn

Prakash is a leader in Executive Development at LinkedIn. In this role, Prakash takes philosophy and brings it to reality. He teaches practical tools that leaders can use daily to achieve and live according to the things that matter to them most. He coaches, facilitates, and runs workshops focused on leadership, values, mindfulness, and teamwork to improve performance.

Prakash’s background enables him to take a practical and actionable approach to developing leaders. Combining his experience as a former Division I athlete and top tennis player in the United States with his professional experience on the front lines of a global business, Prakash has successfully worked through key organizational challenges, and helped leaders create and sustain high performance.

Prakash received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, and his BA in Economics from Rice University.

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Renée Mauborgne

INSEAD Distinguished Fellow and Professor of Strategy and Management

Renée Mauborgne

INSEAD Distinguished Fellow and Professor of Strategy and Management

Renée Mauborgne is a Professor of Strategy at INSEAD and Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. She, along with her coauthor W. Chan Kim, are the authors of the international bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy, which is recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written. Blue Ocean Strategy is a bestseller across five continents, and is published in a record-breaking 44 languages.  Mauborgne is ranked as one of the top 3 management gurus in the world in the Thinkers50 list and has received numerous awards from across the globe. She is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the co-founder of the Blue Ocean Global Network.  To learn more, visit www.blueoceanshift.com

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Richard Barrett

Chairman and Founder at Barrett Values Centre

Richard Barrett

Chairman and Founder at Barrett Values Centre

Richard Barrett is an author, speaker and social commentator on the evolution of human values in business and society. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Barrett Values Centre and an internationally recognized thought leader on values, culture, leadership and soul consciousness.

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Robert Kegan

Professor of Adult Learning at Harvard University

Robert Kegan

Professor of Adult Learning at Harvard University

Robert Kegan, is the William and Miriam Meehan Research Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. The recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, his forty years of research and writing on adult development have contributed to the recognition that ongoing psychological development is at once possible and necessary to meet the demands of modern life. Judging from the books, dissertations, syllabi, and blogs that draw on his work, Kegan has had an influence on a wide range of intellectual disciplines and professions, including psychology, education, theology, literary criticism, leadership studies, executive coaching, psychotherapy, management, medicine, law, political science, and public service. At Harvard alone, his work is read in courses at the Schools of Education, Business, Government, and Medicine. His seminal books, The Evolving Self and In Over Our Heads, have been published in several languages throughout the world.

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Sally Helgeson

Author, Speaker & Leadership Consultant

Sally Helgeson

Author, Speaker & Leadership Consultant

Sally Helgesen is an author and consultant who delivers leadership programs for organizations and associations around the world. She is presently collaborating with Marshall Goldsmith on a new book about behaviors that get in the way of successful women.

Her other books include The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers and benefit their organizations, and The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as "the classic work” on women’s leadership styles and continuously in print for 27 years. The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time.

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Scott Eblin

Leadership Expert & Best-selling Author

Scott Eblin

Leadership Expert & Best-selling Author

Scott Eblin is president of The Eblin Group, a leadership development firm committed to helping clients lead at their best and live at their best. As a leadership expert, global speaker, best-selling author, and executive coach, Scott works with some of the best-known companies and organizations in the world. Scott works with leaders across all stages of their careers to learn how to lead and live at their best in a constantly changing world. He does this by confronting head-on the reality of today’s 24/7 environment and helping clients create repeatable actions that lead to positive outcomes. He advocates simple, practical and immediately applicable steps that help leaders consistently be at their best – not just in their professional lives, but also at home and in their communities.

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Trudy Pelletier

Communication Specialist for Business Families

Trudy Pelletier

Communication Specialist for Business Families

Trudy is a:

  • FAMILY ENTERPRISE ADVISOR™
  • Certified Executive Coach
  • Member of, and serves on the board of Family Enterprise Exchange
  • Member of, and facilitator for Alberta Business Family Institute
  • Member of Purposeful Planning Institute
  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Expert
  • Trained facilitator in Fierce Conversations®
  • Author of Take a Walk on the Inside
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Wendy Palmer

Founder at Leadership Embodiment

Wendy Palmer

Founder at Leadership Embodiment

Wendy Palmer is the founder of Leadership Embodiment, a process that uses principles from the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido and mindfulness to offer simple tools and practices to increase leadership capacity and respond to stress and pressure with greater confidence and integrity. Wendy holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido and has practiced mindfulness for over 40 years.

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Whitney Johnson

Critically-Acclaimed Author & Speaker

Whitney Johnson

Critically-Acclaimed Author & Speaker

Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codified in the critically-acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work. She developed her proprietary framework and diagnostics after having co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. This framework is complemented by a deep understanding of how executives create and destroy value, having spent nearly a decade as an Institutional Investor-ranked equity analyst on Wall Street.

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