Chris Ewing, PhD, is a leader of operations, professor, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and an executive trainer. He served in the United States Air Force in multiple leadership roles while on active duty. After transitioning from the military, he now works in Healthcare leadership.
Henry DeVries is the CEO (chief encouragement officer) of Indie Books International, a company he cofounded in 2014. He works with independent consultants who want to attract more high-paying clients by marketing with a book and speech. As a speaker, he trains business development teams and business leaders on how to sell more services by persuading with a story.
In the last ten years, he has helped ghostwrite, edit, and coauthor more than 300 business books, including his McGraw-Hill bestseller, How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett—now in five languages, including Chinese. As a result of his work, consultants and business owners get the four Bs: more bookings, more blogs, more buzz, and a path and plan to more business.
Why We Need to Become Passionate for Personal Education | The New Language of Business | Breaking Down the Silos | Learning from Experts | The Role of Spirituality in Leadership | Life: A Game We Can Win | The Power of Access
Simcha is a life celebrator, game-changer, and futurist. He co-founded the game-based entrepreneurial training company Freshbiz, which has taken over 50,000 professionals from top companies across the globe on a game-based journey to smarter, better, and faster. He is also the author of “The New Entrepreneurz: Changing the Way You Play Life”.
Coach Jim Johnson is an authority on the subject of realizing your dreams. He is most famous for his role in a high school basketball game that made national headlines. Jim has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, ESPN and dozens of other National TV and radio shows. In 2011, he released his first book: “A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons from a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy.”
Tricia Brouk boasts extensive experience in the entertainment industry, as a screen writer, choreographer and director. She hosts a podcast called The Big Talk and coaches speakers to deliver their own Big Talk. Tricia is also the executive producer and creative director of TEDxLincolnSquare.
- Tricia’s morning rituals, including email
- How to block out noise in Manhattan
- Why Tricia needed to get on Social Media and how she managed that
- How Tricia learns new skills
- The role of leaders in creating safe spaces for others
- How Tricia helps clients find their voice
- How TEDx events differ from theater productions and how TEDx has helped Tricia gain greater traction with contacts
Rabbi Hershel Lutch, MBA, is the Executive Director of MEOR, a leading Jewish education and outreach organization active on top American university campuses. He has previously held leadership positions within a number of other prominent Jewish organizations. Serving as MEOR’s chief professional, Hershel leads a dynamic staff of educators and oversees MEOR’s fiscal management, operational planning, and fundraising activities.
The need to “get your hands dirty” with your leadership
How leadership and management differ, and when to wear each hat
How leaders can also manage
Hershel’s personal hurdles and how he overcame them
Why you need to continue to invest in yourself
Leaders are only as good as their people
Why Hershel wants to meet George Washington
How Hershel’s faith guides his role