Professional sports coach Tom Hanson lets us in on the secrets of top-performing athletes also help reach optimal performance at work.
Tom Hanson, Ph.D. CEO of Heads-Up Performance, Inc., Tom is a certified professional coach with 17 years experience coaching, speaking and training. He’s worked with the Rangers, Yankees, and numerous other professional teams. He has a doctorate in sport psychology from the University of Virginia and uses his expertise in human performance to evoke excellence in professional athletes, CEOs and other corporate performers. Formerly a tenured professor at Skidmore College (NY), Hanson co-authored the book “Heads-up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time,” “Who Will do What By When” and more.
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Backstories Studio Principal Ted Frank shows how to apply Hollywood tools to create and give great presentations.
Ted Frank is the principal and story strategist for Backstories Studio, with clients like Netflix, ESPN, and Twitter. He is the author of Get to the Heart, a book on how to apply movie style storytelling to presentations.
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Law Partner Andrew Sherman talks about the crisis of disengagement at work, along with approaches to beat apathy and disconnection in the workplace.
Andrew Sherman is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, an adjunct professor at both the University of Maryland and Georgetown University, and a prolific author with nearly 30 books to his name. He has also served as an advisor to Fortune 500 companies, and has been featured on CNN, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and many others.
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Machines are quickly taking over many of our everyday tasks, but Bhoopathi Rapolu shares how to survive and why you might still find your dream job.
Bhoopathi is an international speaker, blogger and bestselling author of The Race for Work. He helps working professionals find their career fulfilment by exploiting the fast growing disruptive technologies. Visit www.bhoopathi.com for more details and additional resources.
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Lee Caraher returns to talk about why it’s unrealistic to expect employees to stay for long stretches and the mutual benefits by “boomeranging.”
Lee is the founder and CEO of a highly sought after communications firm known for producing great results with its innovative approach to traditional, digital and experiential programs. She has a long history of leading high-performing, multi-generational teams that enjoy working together. Lee is a champion for creating a positive workplace culture that fully supports its talent, even when they choose to move on. She takes the long view to support employees building their own personal brands that balance loyalties to themselves and their employers. Lee believes that companies able to inspire lifetime loyalty from employees — currently or formerly employed — are the companies that are best suited to thrive. She has long recognized that people will leave employers and understands the real problems this causes for companies.
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Shannon Clark shares the story of her rise to exceptional expertise in human factor studies, sharing lessons learned for improving product and career concepts along the way.
Shannon Clark is the CEO of UserWise Consulting, working to promote self-sufficient usability engineering programs in companies and the development of safe, usable, and effective medical devices. Prior to starting her own company, she worked as a human factors engineer at Intuitive Surgical and Abbott Medical Optics.
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Dr. Ray Hull discusses how you can develop your skills in public speaking to make more memorable presentations – and we go “meta” comparing speaking rates - Ray/Pete/Walter Cronkite/TED Talkers/YOU – how we stack up?
Ray H. Hull, PhD is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders/Neuroscience, College of Health Professions at Wichita State University. He is CEO/President of Communication Solutions, Inc. He has authored 14 books on the art of communication and disorders of communication, over 600 presentations on communication-the art of at conferences in the U.S., Europe, Canada and South America, and over 70 professional articles, with numerous national awards for his professional service including the Public Health Service Award for service on behalf of persons with communicative disorders, Fellowship of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Distinguished Scholar at both the University of Colorado and Wichita State University, Who’s Who Among America’s Educators, The Red River Award, Winnipeg, Man., and many others.
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Mark Babbitt serves up a double portion of insight on the topics of working with interns and working your personal brand.
Mark Babbitt is a career and leadership mentor, and the CEO and founder of YouTern, a community for young talents looking for internships, mentorships, and actionable advice. He is also the President of Switch & Shift, a consultancy firm looking to bring leaders to the Social Media age. He has written for the likes of the Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review. He has published two books, The Ultimate Guide to Internships and A World Gone Social.
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Ben Bratt identifies critical elements of great teams to help get strategic view on how to build your team’s strengths and confront your team’s weaknesses.
Bennett Bratt’s passion is engaging teams and transforming people-related systems. In his current role as the Principal and Founder of The Team Effectiveness Project, Ben's quest is to unlock the true power of teams, leaders, and communities. His Team Elements™ approach helps teams de-mystify their team experience and take positive ownership for their current situation and path forward in truly inclusive way.
Over 20+ years, Ben gained global experience and broad leadership expertise at T-Mobile, Sun Microsystems, Ford Motor Company, and Silicon Valley start-up company Model E. He earned graduate degrees in Political Science from Tulane University and in Counseling from Michigan State University.
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Infosys Senior Partner Jeff Kavanaugh talks about key skills and differentiators of winning professionals.
Jeff Kavanaugh is a Senior Partner at Infosys, one of the world’s largest consulting firms with over $10bn a year in revenue and a market cap in the 11-figures. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and writes at JeffKavanaugh.net.
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Matt Bodnar shares tools and mental models to be high-leverage as possible through better decision-making.
Matt Bodnar has been named to Forbes “30 Under 30”, called a “Rising Restaurateur Star” by the National Restaurant Association, and a “Strategy Pro” by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. He’s a partner at early stage investment firm Fresh Hospitality. Bodnar joined Fresh in 2011 after several years at Goldman Sachs. He sourced and lead the firm’s investment in I Love Juice Bar, vertical farming startup Square Roots, Vui’s Kitchen, Grilled Cheeserie, and several more deals. Bodnar is a board member and works closely with a number of portfolio companies including Tazikis, I Love Juice Bar, Martins BBQ, Octane Coffee, and Fresh Technology. Bodnar is also the co-founder of Fresh Capital, which focuses on commercial real estate investing and development. He also hosts The Science of Success Podcast, which has received nearly a million downloads.
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Psychologist and executive coach Dr. Melanie Greenberg shows how to make the most of the stress work brings to the table.
Dr. Melanie Greenberg is a practicing psychologist and executive coach in Marin county, CA and an expert on managing stress, health, and relationships using proven techniques from neuroscience, mindfulness, positive psychology, health psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. With more than 20 years of experience as a professor, author, researcher, clinician, and coach, Melanie has delivered talks and workshops to national and international audiences, businesses, nonprofits, and professional organizations like The American Psychological Association. She writes the Mindful Self-Express blog for Psychology Today which has more than 8 million page views. A popular media expert, she has been featured on CNN, Forbes, BBC radio, ABC News, Yahoo and Lifehacker, as well as in Self, Redbook, Women's Health, Men's Health, Fitness Magazine, Women's Day, Cosmopolitan and the Huffington Post. She has also been featured on radio shows and numerous podcasts. With almost 50,000 followers, Melanie was named one of the 30 Most Prominent Psychologists to follow on Twitter.
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AdoptTogether founder Hank Fortener provides tools to celebrate your team members and create a workplace conducive to reaching optimal performance.
AdoptTogether founder Hank Fortener understands both the harsh realities and sweet victories that are part of the adoption process. After seeing 36 foster kids move in and out of his parent’s home in Waynesville, Ohio, Hank saw the transformational power of adoption when his parents gave forever homes to eight kids from five different countries.
AdoptTogether is a non-profit, crowdfunding platform that bridges the gap between families who want to adopt and the children who need loving homes.
Hank is also a popular speaker who shares his leadership lessons learned along the path of creating AdoptTogether with clients such as Sony and Cardinal Health.
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Paul Zak illuminates how the brain chemical oxytocin relates to how we can develop a higher trust, lower-stress work culture.
Paul J. Zak, PhD, is founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology, and Management at Claremont Graduate University. He was part of the team of scientists that first made the connection between oxytocin and trust – his TED talk on the topic has received more than 1.4 million views. Paul is the author of the new book Trust Factor: The Science Of Creating High-Performance Companies. Also the author of The Moral Molecule, he has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CNN, Fox Business, Dr. Phil, and Good Morning America. He lives in Claremont, CA.
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