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Former Commander of US and International Forces in Afghanistan, Best-Selling Author, & Co-Founder of the McChrystal Group

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General Stanley McChrystal is a four-star general, the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command, which oversees the most sensitive counter-terrorism units. He is widely praised for revolutionizing warfare by fusing intelligence and operations and is credited with the capture of Saddam Hussein and the location and killing al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called McChrystal “one of America’s greatest warriors.” McChrystal addresses leadership, teambuilding, and geopolitics.

Director of Research and Learning, McChrystal Group & Author of Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking like the Enemy

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Micah Zenko is the Director of Research and Learning at McChrystal Group, charged with the development and instruction of offerings designed to improve organizational performance through red teaming, strategic planning, and scenario development. Micah is the author of three books. His second book, Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, which was released in 2015, reveals the work of red teams and explains how to most effectively apply them to the modern world. Micah has also published articles in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, and Business Insider.

Commander of American & NATO Forces in Afghanistan 2016-2018

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Revered as a uniquely-skilled “warrior-diplomat,” General John Nicholson retired in September 2018 from his post as Commander of U.S. Forces – Afghanistan and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. In this role, Gen. Nicholson led a 41-nation coalition war effort. The longest serving Commander of the Afghan war, he oversaw a $46.3 billion budget and roughly 14,000 international troops. A combat-seasoned military legend, he discusses coalition building, strengthening culture through collaboration, leadership, geopolitics, and organizational success in the 21st century.

Cultural Psychologist, Author, & Distinguished University Professor

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Michele Gelfand is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gelfand uses field, experimental, computational and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture and its multilevel consequences for human groups. Her work has been cited over 20,000 times and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, and The Economist, among other outlets. Most recently, she is the author of "Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World"

Founder, Owner, & CEO of [solidcore] and Female Entrepreneur

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Anne Mahlum is a female entrepreneur and founder and CEO of boutique fitness company, [solidcore], growing it to more than 50 locations and over 100,000 clients in just a few years. Prior to [solidcore], she turned her love of running into the $6.5 million non-profit, Back on My Feet, helping those experiencing homelessness use the power of running to change their lives. Known for her business acumen and success as a women entrepreneur, Anne regularly speaks at corporate events, academic institutions, and conferences on motivational topics including leadership, being bold, finding your happiness, the business behind starting a nonprofit, and social change.

Founding Editor, Fast Company and Best-Selling Author, Mavericks at Work, Practically Radical, and Simply Brilliant

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Bill Taylor is a best-selling author, celebrated entrepreneur and groundbreaking thinker on leadership and innovation. The author of the New York Times best seller Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, Taylor’s new best seller, Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself, is based on his in-depth access to 25 organizations that are making deep-seated changes under the most trying circumstances imaginable.

Former Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy & White House Coordinator for Defense Policy

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Throughout her career in public service and at leading universities and research institutions, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall has engaged the toughest global challenges, including strengthening nuclear deterrence, stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and countering climate change. She has mobilized and led diverse teams to achieve ambitious goals and continues to tackle problems of consequence in the national security and energy spheres.
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