February
Karen Wickre

Tune in to hear Karen Wickre, Former Editorial Director at Twitter (where she landed after a decade-long career at Google), discuss the importance of networking, how to do it effectively, and ultimately build your own growing network.

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April
Laura Vanderkam

Bestselling author Laura Vanderkam's 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 5 million times.  Tune in to learn about her latest book, which covers time management in an approachable and life-changing fable that will help you rethink your whole approach to time, priorities, and possibilities.

 March
Paul Napper & Anthony Rao
authors of The Power of Agency

Psychology experts Dr. Paul Napper and Dr. Anthony Rao, drawing on decades of experience and cutting-edge research, discuss the new science of AGENCY (cracking the code to take possession of your personal power). Their program shows you how to conquer obstacles, make better decisions, and create a professionally and personally more meaningful life.

June
Ken Schmidt
author of Make Some Noise

Former Director of Communications for Harley-Davidson, Ken Schmidt is widely revered as one of the business world’s most outspoken, provocative, and entertaining thought leaders. Tune in to hear from Ken as he shares actionable principles on improving your business and personal competitiveness—from his extraordinarily unexpected point of view.

May
Rob Jolles

A sought-after speaker and bestselling author, Rob Jolles teaches, entertains, and inspires audiences worldwide. Drawing on over 30 years of experience, his programs on influence and persuasion are in global demand. In showing clients and readers alike not just “how to” but also “why to,” he stirs individuals and companies to create real, lasting change.

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Paul Napper & Anthony Rao
authors of The Power of Agency

Psychology experts Dr. Paul Napper and Dr. Anthony Rao, drawing on decades of experience and cutting-edge research, discuss the new science of agency (cracking the code to take possession of your personal power). Their program shows you how to conquer obstacles, make better decisions, and create a professionally and personally more meaningful life.

Karen Wickre

Tune in to hear from Karen Wickre, Former Editorial Director at Twitter where she landed after a decade-long career at Google—discuss the importance of networking, how to do it effectively, and ultimately build your own growing network.

February
March
April
Laura Vanderkam

Bestselling author Laura Vanderkam's 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 5 million times.  Tune in to learn about her latest book, which eschews principles about time management in an approachable and life-changing fable that will help you rethink your whole approach to time, priorities, and possibilities.

May
Rob Jolles

A sought-after speaker and bestselling author, Rob Jolles teaches, entertains, and inspires audiences worldwide. Drawing on over 30 years of experience, his programs on influence and persuasion are in global demand. In showing clients and readers alike not just “how to” but also “why to,” he stirs individuals and companies to create real, lasting change.

June
Ken Schmidt
author of Make Some Noise

Former Director of Communications for Harley-Davidson, Ken Schmidt is widely revered as one of the business world’s most outspoken, provocative, and entertaining thought leaders. Tune in to hear from Ken as he shares actionable principles on improving your business and personal competitiveness—from his extraordinarily unexpected point of view.

July
Allison Shapira
author of Speak With Impact

Allison Shapira is the founder and CEO of Global Public Speaking LLC. She offers keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits around the world. Tune in to learn how to deliver well-constructed messages with confidence, poise, and authenticity, so you can sound as capable as you truly are.

January
Adela Schicker

With the New Year imminently upon us, most of us want to improve by setting new goals and resolutions—you know, the whole “New Year, New You" movement. Tune in to hear Adela Schicker, co-founder of  procrastination.com and motivational speaker, tell you why this is the worst thing you can do.

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Allison Shapira
author of Speak With Impact

Allison Shapira is the founder and CEO of Global Public Speaking LLC. She offers keynote speeches, workshops, and executive coaching for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits around the world. Tune in to learn how to deliver well-constructed messages with confidence, poise, and authenticity, so you can sound as capable as you truly are.

July
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Adela Schicker

With the New Year imminently upon us, most of us want to improve by setting new goals and resolutions—you know, the whole “New Year, New You" movement. Tune in to hear Adela Schicker, co-founder of  procrastination.com and motivational speaker, tell you why this is the worst thing you can do.

January
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August
David Marquet
author of Say Less, Lead More

Few leaders realize how easy it is to say things that inhibit creative solutions and escalate stress. In both high-pressure situations and routine scenarios, the wrong words will disempower and demoralize our colleagues. Bestselling author of Turn The Ship Around and former US Navy Captain David Marquet will explain how making small changes to our language can lead to dramatic improvements in how our teams perform.

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August
David Marquet
author of Say Less, Lead More

Few leaders realize how easy it is to say things that inhibit creative solutions and escalate stress. In both high-pressure situations and routine scenarios, the wrong words will disempower and demoralize our colleagues. Bestselling author of Turn The Ship Around and former US Navy Captain David Marquet will explain how making small changes to our language can lead to dramatic improvements in how our teams perform.

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September
Julie Zhuo

Tune in to hear from Julie Zhuo, VP of Product Design at Facebook, as she explains the truth behind good managers (which is that they are made, not born!). The Making of a Manager is a modern field guide packed with everyday examples and transformative insights.

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September
Julie Zhuo

Tune in to hear from Julie Zhuo, VP of Product Design at Facebook, as she explains the truth behind good managers (which is that they are made, not born!). The Making of a Manager is a modern field guide packed with everyday examples and transformative insights.

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October
Alexandra Watkins

Founder of naming firm Eat My Words, Alexandra Watkins is a recognized expert on brand names with buzz. She is frequently quoted in the press and has been featured in leading business publications including The Wall Street Journal, Inc., and Entrepreneur. She is a popular speaker at MBA programs and her updated edition of Hello, My Name is Awesome is available Sept 2019.

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October
Alexandra Watkins

Founder of naming firm Eat My Words, Alexandra Watkins is a recognized expert on brand names with buzz. She is frequently quoted in the press and has been featured in leading business publications including The Wall Street Journal, Inc., and Entrepreneur. She is a popular speaker at MBA programs and her updated edition of Hello, My Name is Awesome is available Sept 2019.

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November
Tien Tzuo
author of Subscribed

Tien is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Zuora, and prior to that was chief strategy officer of Salesforce.  He is the author of Subscribed and will be discussing with us more about how the "subscription economy" is the new business model.

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Tien Tzuo
author of Subscribed

Tien is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Zuora, and prior to that was chief strategy officer of Salesforce.  He is the author of Subscribed and will be discussing with us more about how the "subscription economy" is the new business model.

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November
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