In Our Spotlight
World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, NY Times Bestselling Author, Founder of Project Athena Foundation, 3x Guinness World Record Distance Paddler, Proud Owner of 2 Metal Hips and Full Time San Diego Firefighter, Robyn knows about creating Human Synergy—or as Robyn puts it, “that magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.
Vernā Myers is a diversity consultant and self-described “recovering lawyer” with a degree from Harvard Law. She leads the Vernā Myers Consulting Group, an organization that has helped break down barriers of race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation in thousand-member workplaces.
Myers encourages us to recognize our own biases in order to actively combat them, emphasizing a “low guilt, high responsibility” philosophy. In her work she points to her own inner biases, because, as she says, “People relax when they know the diversity lady has her own issues.”
John Sileo is America’s most frequently booked identity theft speaker. His keynotes draw on his critically-acclaimed, award-winning Book, Stolen Lives: Identity Theft Prevention Made Simple and his experiences as a two-time victim of identity theft. His keynote will inspire your audience to protect valuable company information as if it were their own.
Kenneth W. Gronbach is a gifted keynote speaker and nationally recognized author, expert and futurist in the field of Demography and Generational Marketing. He makes the science of shifting demography come alive with real life examples which make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate and economy. With nearly three decades experience in retail advertising and marketing, Ken saw the direct results of shifting demographics in his clients’ profits. Eventually, his passion for the subject changed the direction of his career, to the benefit of readers of his books and attendees of his keynotes and other presentations.
Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, Inc., a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator. With over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Dr. Kraft’s experience and vision in many ways epitomizes the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that is shaping not only the future of healthcare, but also the future of wellness, prevention, and biopharma.
Jim Craig is an Olympic Gold Medalist and was the goalie for the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey team. He has been called the backbone of a team that accomplished one of the most extraordinary and memorable sports victories of all time. He went on to play professionally and transitioned to tremendous and ongoing success in the business world. Jim is in demand from coast to coast and internationally as a motivational speaker, spokesperson, marketing and sales strategist, and master storyteller.
Josh Linkner – who started his career as a jazz guitarist – has been the founder and CEO of four tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also a deeply experienced business leader, venture capitalist, top-rated keynote speaker, and author of two New York Times bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.
Christopher Surdak, JD
Mr. Surdak has held similar roles with other leading companies such as Accenture, Siemens, Dell and Citibank. Mr. Surdak began his career with Lockheed Martin Astrospace, where he was a spacecraft systems engineer and rocket scientist.
Exclusive Speaker: Lowell Catlett
Dr. Lowell Catlett is a Regent’s Professor/Dean and Chief Administrative Officer at New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. An exciting futurist, his knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way we will live and work is addressed in his varied and upbeat presentations. Dr. Catlett works on behalf of corporate and association audiences internationally, presenting his take on trends in healthcare, agriculture, the environment, education and more. His talks always address the current state of the economy, and what’s in store for businesses down the road.
Dr. Lowell Catlett is exclusively represented by Convention Connection.
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“I was lucky enough to talk with and hear Dr. Catlett speak at the 2014 Home Depot Provider Partnership meeting this past week. What a pleasure listening to his wisdom! Just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration.”
HVAC/Water Heater Escalations Supervisor
Home Depot Customer Care