2018 Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas

 

March 1, 2018 | The Watergate Hotel

On March 1, 2018, Leading Authorities, Inc hosted a day-long event featuring some of the hottest keynote speakers on the circuit today. Our 2019 Inspire Day of Ideas event was designed to give meeting professionals and other key event stakeholders a unique opportunity to preview great speakers on a wide array of topics all in one place, all in one exciting day.

BEN SAUNDERS: ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE

World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer and Repeat TED Speaker, Ben Saunders, delivered a compelling presentation about 'Achieving The Impossible'. Filled with detailed accounts about his treacherous unassisted journey across the North and South Pole, Saunders' enthralling stories gave the audience a new perspective into overcoming seemingly impossible feats.

Stating that “No one else is an authority on your potential,” he unraveled the mysterious roots of perseverance and shared insight about the traits we all posses that can allow us to tap into our deepest store of tenacity.

To learn more about Ben, visit his speaker profile page!

SARAH ROBB O’HAGAN: GET OUT OF LINE: STEP UP, STAND OUT, AND SUCCEED

Former Marketing Director of Nike, Sarah Robb O'Hagan knows the ins-and-outs of making a significant positive impact within an organization. Having held several executive positions at huge brands and companies, Sarah is an expert at innovating outdated business routines and transforming them into fresh performance improving practices.

At Inspire 2019, Sarah gave the audience an exclusive look into her latest book, "Extreme You: Step Up, Stand Out, Kick Ass, Repeat". Through inspiring stories about her humble beginnings as a marketing associate with the Virgin Group, Sarah outlined the importance of discovering your most competitive playing, and how that has helped her to make brands like Flywheel so successful.

To learn more about Sarah, visit her speaker profile page!

CRYSTAL WASHINGTON: THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

From daily Instagram Stories, to hourly Facebook status posts, social media has become an integral part in the life of the everyday American. Technology Marketing Strategist & Futurist, Crystal Washington uncovered the keys to remaining innovative in the era of social media.

With consistent advances in technology happening everyday, it's important that companies are using social media to leverage future trends for recruitment, employee /client engagement, and brand differentiation. In her thorough presentation, Crystal defined the most important social media trends and strategies that's set to catapult businesses in the future.

To learn more about Crystal Washington, visit her speaker profile page!

NEIL JACOBSTEIN: THE FUTURE OF EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGY

Charlotte Pearce, the 26-year-old founder of Inkpact, a technology platform that helps businesses deliver hand-written notes to clients and customers at scale, Pearce believes putting people at the center of business is the best way to build the kind of lasting relationships that create strong businesses.
 

Neil Jacobstein sparsed out major negative and positive predictions for the future of exponential technology.


Learn more about Neil Jacobstein's conceptualizations and futuristic ideologies, by visiting his speaker profile.

COL. NICOLE MALACHOWSKI: HARNESSING HEADWINDS OF CHANGE

Combat Veteran and Fighter Squadron Commander Nicole Malachowski shared her personal journey of becoming the first woman to fly in the Air Force Thunderbirds and her experiences of facing overwhelming challenges and overcoming adversity throughout her career, all while being an unwitting trailblazer in aviation, leadership, social awareness, and healthcare.

She captivated the audience with her candor, authenticity, humility, and humor, challenging them to think differently about the headwinds of change they face, organizationally and personally. Drawing on her extraordinary Air Force career, she offered lessons on leadership, creating a high-performance culture, dealing with change, and harnessing the opportunities that come with the inevitable challenges we face.
 

Learn more about Nicole, by visiting her speaker profile page.

KAL: DAGGERS DRAWN

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter John Ondrasik is often better known as his stage name, “Five For Fighting.” John talked to our audience about the inspiration for his greatest hits like “100 Years” and “Superman,” plus his advice for getting out of a rut.

John is an incredible storyteller who weaves life lessons in between turns at the piano. You could hear a pin drop in the room as he serenaded our audience of meeting planners with songs they all sang along to.

We may have ugly-cried during this presentation but it was a poignant reminder to innovate and recreate at every juncture. Click here to learn more about John's tips for innovation!

JON STEINBERG: CAN A DRONE SAVE MY LIFE?

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter John Ondrasik is often better known as his stage name, “Five For Fighting.” John talked to our audience about the inspiration for his greatest hits like “100 Years” and “Superman,” plus his advice for getting out of a rut.

John is an incredible storyteller who weaves life lessons in between turns at the piano. You could hear a pin drop in the room as he serenaded our audience of meeting planners with songs they all sang along to.

We may have ugly-cried during this presentation but it was a poignant reminder to innovate and recreate at every juncture. Click here to learn more about John's tips for innovation

MATT “GRIFF” GRIFFIN: BE A BETTER HUMAN

Co-Founder and CEO of Combat Flip Flops, Matthew Griffin, explained why running a purpose-driven business is “harder and takes longer” but is ultimately worth it because of the people they attract and the amount of good they are able to do. He strongly believes that, “The older you get the more you’re obligated to help the world.”

Griff left the audience feeling inspired and determined to chart their own course, focus their goals, tackle big challenges, and try to become a better human.

To learn more about Matthew, visit his speaker profile page!

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